Conservation/Wildlife

Conservation Coordinator, Ontario Region

Organization: Nature Conservancy of Canada

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Guelph (preferred) or London, Ontario ON

Posting Date: Apr 23, 2014

Deadline: May 12, 2014

Website: http://www.natureconservancy.ca

Organization Description:
Job Description:

Reports to:        Conservation Science Manager
Grade Level:      3

Overview
The Conservation Coordinator, Ontario Region, supports the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s actions to conserve biodiversity in Ontario by providing expertise and support on conservation science and stewardship, and builds capacity by coordinating field data and protocols, intern and volunteer training and support, and research partnerships.

Key Responsibilities:
Conservation Planning and Information (25%)
•    Provide guidance to subregions on NCC’s standardized methods and templates in the development of Natural Area Conservation Plans (NACPs) and NACP annual progress reports.
•    Use NCC’s Land Information System (LIS) to identify priorities, trends, opportunities for coordination and capacity needs.
•    Provide support to subregions on standardized field data collection and field data entry in LIS to ensure accurate queries and reports.
•    Support data collection, analysis and report writing for regional conservation planning and biodiversity assessment projects.
•    Support subregions in the preparation of Conservation Project Assessments, Conservation Project Summaries and Property Management Plans as required.
•    Assist in preparing quarterly and annual reports on biodiversity and threats on NCC properties and natural areas.

Land, Water and Species Management (35%)
•    Provide guidance on NCC’s standards and support the coordination and sharing of stewardship techniques, protocols, monitoring, management and reporting.
•    Evaluate and report on NCC’s conservation success, monitor success of current stewardship practises and identify innovative approaches and tools to land stewardship.
•    Support emerging province-wide initiatives on invasive species management, climate change adaptation and freshwater conservation.
•    Support subregions in undertaking field inventories, monitoring and implementation of conservation actions as required.
•    Assist subregional stewardship staff in the selection and engagement of stewardship contractors and suppliers and provide guidance on regional administrative procedures.
•    Operate as Ontario Region’s Field Occupational Health and Safety Officer.
•    Build capacity in stewardship staff, interns, and others involved in NCC science and stewardship field work by organizing annual staff training in areas of health and safety (i.e., first aid, CPR, WHMIS), field techniques, training opportunities, conferences, monthly stewardship conference calls, volunteer management and risk assessment and research and develop related resources.
•    Coordinate the research of key regional stewardship issues.

Academic and Expert Partnerships (15%)
•    Work with sub-regional conservation staff to maintain NCC’s list of priority research projects.
•    Work with academic partners to link researchers with priority projects.
•    Provide regular reports on academic and research partnerships.
•    Support  engagement of expert volunteers (e.g. consultants, naturalists) in assisting with baseline inventories of NCC properties.

Conservation Volunteers and Interns (20%)
•    Coordinate implementation of  Ontario’s Conservation Volunteers Program.
•    Coordinate the development, design and scheduling of volunteer activities (e.g. monitoring protocols, restoration techniques) that effectively complete priority actions as outlined in NCC property management plans, balanced with the needs and abilities of volunteers.
•    Work with subregional stewardship staff to ensure appropriate training and safety procedures are in place prior to the commencement of any volunteer work on NCC properties.
•    Work closely with NCC staff to ensure a professional and well organized volunteer experience.
•    Develop procedures, best practices and training materials to support sub-regions in recruitment of effective local stewards for NCC properties.
•    Coordinate the recruitment, hiring and training of interns, manage region-wide aspects of training, lead reporting of intern program results, and integrate with the national intern program.
•    Support sub-regional staff on implementing and expanding the Conservation Volunteer (CV) program.
•    Prepare reports on Ontario’s Conservation Volunteer program in coordination with the sub-regional staff and development team. Manage the financial aspects of the CV program and integrate with the national volunteer program.

Fundraising and Special Projects (5%)
•    Support the development of funding proposals and presentations.
•    Perform other duties as assigned by the Conservation Science Manager and Director of Conservation.

Qualifications:

Skills and Aptitudes:
•    Honours degree in a field integral to conservation or equivalent with a minimum of two years related experience.
•    Knowledge of the principles of applied conservation biology, conservation planning and management.
•    Knowledge of Ontario’s ecosystems, vegetation communities and species.
•    Familiar with NatureServe Centre and other sources of biodiversity information.
•    Familiar with current invasive species threats and control mechanisms, and aquatic ecology is an asset.
•    Must have excellent organization and communication skills.
•    Demonstrated ability to work independently with great attention to detail and ability to design and manage multiple complex projects.
•    Must have the ability to solve problems using the available resource and use creativity in producing output products.
•    Ability to interact positively with a wide range of people, including scientists, government officials, landowners and NCC staff, donors, and volunteers.
•    Knowledge of field safety training and procedures and volunteer management.
•    Ability and willingness to travel as needed.

Apply To:

If you have a keen interest in nature and conservation and are interested in joining our team, please forward your resumé and cover letter, indicating Conservation Coordinator, Ontario Region in the subject line, by May 12, 2014, to the Nature Conservancy of Canada, via e-mail: careers@natureconservancy.ca.

We thank everyone who applies for their interest in the Nature Conservancy of Canada, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Springbank Gardens Intern

Organization: rare Charitable Research Reserve

Job Type: Contract/Project/Temporary

Location: Cambridge, Ontario ON

Posting Date: Apr 23, 2014

Deadline: May 02, 2014

Website: http://www.raresites.org

Organization Description:

Responsible for ensuring the successful preservation and restoration of a unique 900+ acre site in one of the fastest growing urban areas of the country, rare Charitable Research Reserve is an organization situated in the Region of Waterloo of southwestern Ontario. Our primary goal is to successfully conserve the natural area and improve the ecological integrity of our landscapes. To do that, we need to be a part of a community that values and connects with nature. Our efforts to educate and provide hands-on opportunities to interact with nature have resulted in our Chain of Learning. This initiative connects our research, restoration and education activities in order to ensure maximum sharing of ideas and knowledge between all involved – from visiting school children to the wide array of leading professionals on our advisory committees, including senior scientists and some of the best minds in a wide range of disciplines.

Job Description:

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic student with an agricultural or horticultural or environmental background, and with some hands on gardening/farming life experience. Reporting to the Property, Facilities, and Gardens Coordinator and working closely with the Educators in a team environment with all program advisors, staff and volunteers, the Springbank Gardens Intern has the responsibility for the assistance of an effective and safe operation of all of rare’s Gardens, a position that acknowledges the role of the community in all the garden areas of the property. Further, rare’s gardens give prominence to native plants and sustainable practices, including organics. An attractive, well-organized and welcoming atmosphere is important to morale and success in gaining and keeping volunteers.

The school-based and youth environmental education program at rare is called Every Child Outdoors; a name which signifies our belief that all children deserve a chance to be active in nature. By working with school and community groups, more than 2,300 children and youth to our property in 2013 alone for hands-on environmental learning opportunities tailored to fit with school curriculum. Not only do these opportunities build critical thinking and scientific inquiry skills, they help young people form a bond with the natural world, encouraging them to be better custodians of the landscape. The Springbank Gardens Intern will also work with the Educators and the students in the education garden plots at rare.

The Springbank Gardens Intern will work with the Property, Facilities, and Gardens Coordinator as well as the Land Steward and other staff in education, research, and community relations to plan, design, and implement various gardens and landscaping on the property. The Intern must also possess the skills necessary to manage groups of volunteers of varying ages in order to complete gardening related tasks as well as successfully lead and coordinate garden programs for schools, community organizations, and families as part of rare’s education programs.

Specific Responsibilities include, but are not limited to

  • Planning, developing, and coordinating public involvement in the Community Gardens, including the supervision and management of volunteers along with the development of promotional campaigns, brochures, news articles, and signage
  • Assisting with plant propagation in the hoop house
  • General maintenance of organic gardens, including pest management, weeding, mulching, watering, etc.
  • Assisting with garden layout and plantings
  • Assisting with the organization and delivery of public workshops on a range of gardening topics
  • Assisting with general lawn/garden care and property maintenance at various rare buildings
  • Assisting with any construction or building maintenance projects that may arise on the property
  • Staying abreast of safety and accepted practices and ensuring compliance by everyone involved
  • Assisting with the organization and maintenance of tools, machinery, and farm vehicles.
  • Being available on both weekday and weekend hours as the position requires schedule flexibility
Qualifications:

This job opportunity is subject to government funding approval.   The successful candidate must be available with an approximate start date on May 12th, 2014 for a period of six (6) weeks.

Government Funding Qualifications Require All Applicants To Be 

  • Between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
  • Registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act5
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations

For specific qualification details, please visit: http://www.youth.gc.ca/eng/topics/jobs/csj.shtml

This position is intended to provide valuable work related experience to a returning to school student, and will be funded by a governmental grant.

All applications must be received by 4:00pm on Friday, May 2nd, 2014.

Required Qualifications 

  • Completing university degree or college undergraduate degree or diploma in a related field
  • Field work experience
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions
  • Physically fit, able to lift heavy weights, carry equipment, and mechanically inclined
  • Some supervisory/training experience and a demonstrated ability for team work
  • You must have a valid G class driver’s license with a clean driver’s abstract
  • Ability to operate a standard geared vehicle 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to operate a small farm tractor 
Apply To:

All interested candidates should submit by email, a cover letter, telephone number, resume and three references to the attention of rare’s Property, Facilities, and Gardens Coordinator, Dan Radoslav: daniel.radoslav@raresites.org

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Natural Heritage Assistant

Organization: rare Charitable Research Reserve

Job Type: Contract/Project/Temporary

Location: Cambridge, Ontario ON

Posting Date: Apr 23, 2014

Deadline: May 02, 2014

Website: http://www.raresites.org

Organization Description:

Responsible for ensuring the successful preservation and restoration of a unique 900+ acre site in one of the fastest growing urban areas of the country, rare Charitable Research Reserve is an organization situated in the Region of Waterloo of southwestern Ontario. Our primary goal is to successfully conserve the natural area and improve the ecological integrity of our landscapes. To do that, we need to be a part of a community that values and connects with nature. Our efforts to educate and provide hands-on opportunities to interact with nature have resulted in our Chain of Learning. This initiative connects our research, restoration and education activities in order to ensure maximum sharing of ideas and knowledge between all involved – from visiting school children to the wide array of leading professionals on our advisory committees, including senior scientists and some of the best minds in a wide range of disciplines.

Job Description:

We have an exciting opportunity to gain hands-on leadership experience in a variety of restoration based work including: trail and property maintenance, in-stream and wetland restoration, tree and shrub planting, invasive species management, mapping, and other duties as assigned.

Specific Responsibilities include, but are not limited to

  • Leading and participating in restoration based activities with school and corporate groups including invasive species management, tree planting, in-stream/wetland restoration, shoreline cleanup, etc.
  • Coordinating and communicating with a group of 10-15 volunteers to ensure regular maintenance of trails, documenting of trail conditions and completed tree work, and assessment of damage following storm events
  • Assisting the Land Steward in organizing and delivering on 2-4 ‘trail blitzes’ (2 in the summer, 2 in the fall) to profile the trail users of rare
  • Assisting the Land Steward develop a mulching, watering, and weeding plan for 2013 and 2014 restoration sites to ensure survival of plants
  • Reporting on reserve security issues and addressing problem areas to deter inappropriate use
  • Assisting staff in support for fundraising including grant applications and events
  • Supporting the Eastern Bluebird Monitoring Program as needed including making repairs to boxes, and/or assisting the monitors with recording observations
  • Coordinating 1-2 Red Leaf Canada interns working on a 6 week time frame, 20 hours/week to expose them to all areas of the Land Stewardship Department
  • Attending staff meetings and reporting on ongoing activities
  • Some planning and report writing to develop action plans in conjunction with the Land Steward
  • Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends to accommodate restoration groups and public educational programming
Qualifications:

This job opportunity is subject to government funding approval.   The successful candidate must be available with an approximate start date on June 16th, 2014 for a period of six (6) weeks.

Government Funding Qualifications Require All Applicants To Be 

  • Between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
  • Registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act5
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations

For specific qualification details, please visit: http://www.youth.gc.ca/eng/topics/jobs/csj.shtml

This position is intended to provide valuable work related experience to a returning to school student, and will be funded by a governmental grant.

All applications must be received by 4:00pm on Friday, May 2nd, 2014.

Required Qualifications 

  • Completing university degree or college undergraduate degree or diploma in Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology, Geography, Forestry, or a related field
  • Field work experience
  • Experience with native planting, invasive management, wetland restoration or related experience
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions
  • Physically fit, able to lift heavy weights, carry equipment, and mechanically inclined
  • Some supervisory/training experience and a demonstrated ability for team work
  • A solid understanding of the flora and fauna of Southern Ontario would be an asset
  • You must have a license and access to your own vehicle 
Apply To:

All interested candidates should submit by email, a cover letter, telephone number, resume and three references to the attention of rare’s Land Steward, Shawna Craig: shawna.craig@raresites.org

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Conservation Outreach Coordinator

Organization: Sunshine Coast Conservation Association

Job Type: Seasonal

Location: Sechelt, British Columbia

Posting Date: Apr 17, 2014

Deadline: Apr 30, 2014

Website: http://www.thescca.ca

Organization Description:

The Sunshine Coast Conservation Association is a volunteer association representing over thirty local conservation and community groups, plus individual members dedicated to protecting the natural biodiversity of the Sunshine Coast region for the present and future benefit of humanity and all life.  

Specifically, the SCCA carries out the following activities:

1. Conducts research to inventory and describe our remaining natural areas with the goal of identifying land and waters important for the preservation of biodiversity.

2. Works to retain such lands and waters in a natural state and make them available for public enjoyment where possible.

3. Raises public environmental and conservation awareness by sponsoring educational programs and workshops and by supporting low impact recreation.

We publish a bi-annual newsletter and various environmental research & information publications, host regular fundraising and celebration events, and present speaker and workshop series on issues of relevance to Sunshine Coast residents.
For more information, visit our website:  www.thescca.ca.

Job Description:

DO YOU LOVE NATURE AND WANT MEANINGFUL SUMMER EMPLOYMENT?

The Sunshine Coast Conservation Association is seeking an outgoing,

hard-working student intern as our CONSERVATION OUTREACH COORDINATOR.

Responsibilities include: 

The student will work with our program manager and the SCCA Board members to:

i)        engage community members in the conservation of biodiversity on the Sunshine Coast by assisting with presenting workshops and public presentations on local biodiversity and environmental issues, staffing outreach booths at local events, distributing educational materials, and contributing articles to our e-news and seasonal newsletters;

ii)      assist in building the capacity of the Sunshine Coast Conservation Association by contributing to fundraising efforts, updating our membership and volunteer database, surveying our members and the general public on conservation understanding and priorities, and attending relevant local meetings to report back to the SCCA;

iii)    assist in expanding and deepening our role as community resource by increasing our social media exposure, digitizing educational materials and documents for our website & archives, and possibly assisting with website development and updating.

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Compensation & Term: 

This job placement is made possible by the Canada Summer Jobs program of the Government of Canada.  The work term is 14 weeks (flexible start and end time) between May 12th and August 29th for approximately 35 hours per week at $11.00 / hr.

Qualifications:

Eligibility:

       Applicants must:

Ø  Have been registered as a full-time student in 2013/2014, and intend to return to school full-time in the 2014/2015 academic year.

Ø  be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or have official refugee protection status, and be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Ø  be between 15 to 30 years of age.

 Qualifications:

  • Knowledgeable about local biodiversity, conservation and environmental issues.
  • Experience working with the public in an educational and outreach capacity.
  • Demonstrated time management and organization skills, and proven ability to prioritize tasks, and to work independently as well as with a team.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, including experience writing and presenting clear, concise reports & articles, and engaging press releases.
  • Conversant in general computer skills including updating social media and website (knowledge of Joomla is an asset), using MS Office, etc.
  • Access to reliable transportation and a willingness to travel throughout Lower Sunshine Coast.  Access to a computer, internet and telephone, and able to respond to communications in a timely manner.
  • Experience with fundraising and graphic design an asset.
Apply To:

How to Apply:

The application deadline is April 30th, 2014.  Please send a cover letter and resume, including names, email addresses and phone numbers of 3 references by email to:  office@thescca.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Executive Director

Organization: Alberta Trappers Association

Job Type: Contract/Project/Temporary

Location: Westlock

Posting Date: Apr 15, 2014

Deadline: May 31, 2014

Website: http://www.albertatrappers.com

Organization Description:
Job Description:

The Alberta Trappers Association is seeking an Executive Director to oversee central head office and business operations in Westlock, Alberta. Provide executive assistance and strategic planning to Board of Directors, Membership Locals and General Membership.

Manage and oversee government delegated  programs and assist in implementation of regulatory objectives by working with designated government representatives.

Oversee retail store and fur depot business operations. Expand role of ATA within trapping community. Raise profile of organization through corporate membership strategy and liaise with government and other organizations in conservation community. Continue to expand role in scientific/academic community through joint project initiatives.

There will be an initial negotiated contract based on training and experience with performance markers and equivalent bonus structure.

Qualifications:

Critical assets include strong organizational, communication and management skills. Post secondary/graduate degree in environmental business economics, busness administration and marketing  or equivelant experience in pubic or private sector operations with wildlife background.

Strong social skills with the ability to work effectively with a broad spectrum of individuals and organizations.

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Canada Summer Jobs Position at Living Oceans Society

Organization: Living Oceans Society

Job Type: Seasonal

Location: Sointula

Posting Date: Apr 14, 2014

Deadline: May 02, 2014

Website: http://livingoceans.org/

Organization Description:

Living Oceans Society is a non-profit research and public education organization, committed to conserving marine biological diversity to ensure a healthy oceans and healthy coastal communities.  We have an office in Sointula, a fishing community on the Central Coast of BC, and an office in Vancovuer.  To learn more about Living Oceans Society visit us at www.livingoceans.org

Job Description:

Living Oceans Society, through the Canada Summer Jobs Program, is seeking an individual who is passionate about the ocean, interested in marine conservation, and is knowledgeable about Living Oceans Society’s programs to work in our Sointula office this summer.

This is a temporary full-time summer position, (14 weeks, 40 hours/week, starting no sooner than May 13th), reporting to the Clear the Coast program coordinator.  Clear the Coast is Living Oceans’ campaign aimed at raising awareness of the threat to the marine environment from marine debris, communicating solutions, and coordinating volunteers around beach clean-ups on Northern Vancouver Island. 

The successful applicant will assist with our Clear the Coast program, conduct public outreach work, and participate fully in the summer activities of Living Oceans.

Qualifications:
  • Ability to work well individually and as a team member
  • Good communication and organizational skills
  • Self-motivation and ability to work independently and with little supervision
  • Creativity and writing skills
  • Photography and web sills will be considered an asset
  • A valid driver’s license will be considered an asset

Responsibilities Include

  • Field work (includes deploying and monitoring debris collection bags at alternating sites)
  • Coordinating beach clean-up events, including youth events
  • Sorting debris by plastic types, recording debris data
  • Uploading new Clear the Coast reports to online map
  • Social Media and other Clear the Coast outreach
  • Assisting with tabling at local events                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
    Apply To:

    Send your Cover Letter and Resume to:

    Living Oceans Society

    By email: wsoltau@livingoceans.org

    Or by fax: 250 973 6581

     

    MUST BE ELIGIBLE FOR EMPLOYMENT IN CANADA – Applicants from outside Canada please indicate your eligibility options in your cover letter (i.e. NAFTA work visa, skilled worker visa, etc.).

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    Education Director

    Organization: Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society Southern Alberta Chapter

    Job Type: Full-time

    Location: Calgary and some travel in Alberta AB

    Posting Date: Apr 10, 2014

    Deadline: Apr 30, 2014

    Website: http://www.cpaws-southernalberta.org/

    Organization Description:
    Job Description:

    Do you have a passion for wilderness and education? Do you enjoy working with a diversity of age groups from youth to adults? Are you looking for an opportunity to combine your leadership and teaching skills to run an award winning education program?

    The Southern Alberta Chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is seeking a highly motivated, well organized, resourceful, and creative Education Director to join our team in Calgary, Alberta.

    The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society is Canada’s voice for the protection of parks and wilderness. In addition to our conservation work, the Southern Alberta Chapter (CPAWS SAB) is also a leader in the field of environmental education. Through our education programs, we seek to create a community of knowledgeable, empowered citizens who engage in stewardship and positive environmental action to conserve ecosystems, wilderness and protected areas. Since 1997, we have delivered over 95,000 action-oriented environmental programs to schools, teachers and adult audiences in Alberta.

    The Education Director position will report directly to the Executive Director and be responsible for:

    • Development and delivery our award-winning school education programs
    • Coordination and management of the education department, including program bookings, scheduling, tracking payment, and directing the hiking program (training and management of our hiking guides)
    • Maintaining agreements and permits, updating and implementing our emergency response plan and in charge of all waivers and liability concerns associated with the program
    • Program marketing and promotion
    • Fund development: maintaining existing grants, researching new opportunities, writing grants, all reporting and assisting in budget planning for the department
    • Evaluations and database management for the education program
    • Revising and updating education programs accordingly to AB curriculum, conservation issues and new scientific data
    • Maintaining and coordinating all education program equipment materials and files
    • Managing volunteers and or education personnel involved in the program
    • Building and growing relationships/partnerships with the education community and looking for new opportunities for the education department
    • Creating an annual work plan
    • Working with the Executive Director to ensure the education department is in line with the overall CPAWS organization strategy at the chapter and national level

    The successful candidate will be a highly organized and efficient individual with strong communication, teaching and writing skills who can lead the education department and seize opportunities to build and grow the department.

    Qualifications:

    Position Requirements:

    • At least 3 years of experience in the field of education or environmental education
    • Familiarity with the Alberta curriculum
    • Experience in education program development and delivery
    • Excellent public speaking skills and teaching abilities
    • Strong leadership and management experience
    • Excellent writing and organizational skills
    • Fund development experience
    • Dynamic and passionate personality, excellent people skills
    • Strategic thinker and initiative
    • Awareness of southern Alberta ecosystems and biodiversity and about CPAWS conservation campaigns
    • Strong organizational skills, initiative and ability to be self-motivated
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle, appropriate liability insurance and criminal record check at time of hiring
    • Ability to travel within Alberta for education programming if required
    • Wilderness First Aid is an asset but NOT required
    Apply To:

    Application deadline: Wednesday April 30

    Please send all resumes and cover letters to amsyslak@cpaws.org.

    We regret that we will not receive phone calls regarding this position but encourage applicants to visit our website at cpaws-southernalberta.org. Only selected individuals will be contacted for interviews.

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    Conservation Manager/Executive Director

    Organization: CPAWS Northern Alberta

    Job Type: Full-time

    Location: Edmonton, Alberta AB

    Posting Date: Apr 08, 2014

    Deadline: Apr 25, 2014

    Website: http://www.cpawsnab.org

    Organization Description:

    About the Organization

    CPAWS NAB is a well-established, conservation group that engages with governments, industry, and the Canadian public, and is the pre-eminent voice for protecting wilderness and biodiversity in the northern two-thirds of Alberta. The ED will work collaboratively with the Board, staff, key volunteers, the CPAWS national network, and other key stakeholders to achieve our conservation goals. For more information on our chapter visit: www.cpawsnab.org.

    About Edmonton

    If you are passionate about wilderness, then Edmonton is the city for you! The city boasts the longest connected urban parkland in North America, offering up over 97 km of trails for biking, hiking, skiing and running. Elk Island National Park is less than an hour away, and weekend trips to the Rocky Mountain parks are a must. Edmonton has fantastic restaurants that focus on fresh, local ingredients, and it also boasts a vibrant music scene. The CPAWS-NAB office is centrally located in the heart of the downtown with great links to transit, and steps away from Alberta’s political hub to keep you in the center of conservation action.

    Job Description:

    Exceptional Opportunity to Lead an Alberta Conservation Organization - CPAWS Northern Alberta

    The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Northern Alberta chapter (CPAWS NAB) is seeking a dynamic, results-oriented individual to provide strategic leadership to the chapter. This position reports directly to the chapter’s Board of Directors and has a strong conservation focus in its daily work. The chapter is exploring two different operational models for this position. Only one of the two positions will be hired based on the qualifications of the ‘best fit’ candidate.

    1. Full-time Conservation Manager

    Candidate has a minimum of 3-4 years of progressively responsible experience, a strong conservation background, proven leadership and communication skills, some experience with strategic planning and fund development, and the potential to grow into an Executive Director role over time. In this model, the Board will work with the Conservation Manager to develop targeted skill-gaps.  Applicant’s related work experience should not be limited to summer/co-op term positions.

    2.  Part-time Executive Director (3-4 days/week)

    Candidate has 5-7 plus years of leadership experience, a strong conservation and strategic planning background, and proven experience with fund development, stakeholder and media relations, and the non-profit sector (management-oriented preferred).

    Position Focus Areas

    The Board will work with the right candidate to shape the position to the candidate’s strengths in relation to the organization’s gaps and a manageable workload. The final job description, position expectations, and operational model will be determined once the position is filled in consultation with the best candidate. CPAWS NAB is small chapter with limited administrative and staff support requirements for the leadership position. Potential areas of accountability are:

    • Providing vision and strategic leadership to achieve CPAWS NAB’s conservation goals.
    • Ensuring that CPAWS NAB is an influential voice on conservation and parks in Northern Alberta.
    • Representing the organization in multi-stakeholder discussions and to the public, government, and other stakeholders as needed. 
    •  Working within existing organizational structures and financial frameworks to guide day-to-day operations.
    • Supervising and leading the organization’s small contract staff and working with the Board to ensure volunteers remain engaged in key support roles and Board-lead committees.
    • Supporting the chapter’s fund development and outreach efforts (led by the Board’s Fund Development and Outreach/Special Events committees)
    • Fostering strong relationships within the CPAWS Pan-Canadian Network particularly with the Southern Alberta Chapter and the National office.

    Position and Remuneration Details

    The salary will reflect the candidate’s experience and length of work-week while being competitive with other small non-profits in the Edmonton region. CPAWS offers a comprehensive benefit package. A flexible work-week will be considered however a strong presence in the chapter’s downtown Edmonton office is required.

    Qualifications:

    Desired skill-sets for both operational models:

    The Board recognizes the level and depth of experience with the targeted skill sets will differ between the two operational models under consideration.

    • University degree in a conservation or environmental planning related field or equivalent related work experience.
    • Knowledge and experience working with environmental issues, in particular those regarding conservation, the boreal forest, and parks.
    • A demonstrated passion for wilderness and conservation.
    • Leadership experience, including experience working with and leading teams.
    • An understanding of the public policy and political process in Alberta and Canada.
    • Strategic planning experience and a capacity to understand and respect the often contrasting needs of the various stakeholders.
    • Successful history of working with stakeholders/partner organizations and building networks.
    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
    • Assets include experience with GIS, media relations, and working with First Nations.

     

    Apply To:

    Please submit your resume with cover letter in one PDF file via email to:

    Your cover letter should address which operational model you are applying under and include your salary expectations. The deadline is April 25, 2014. Interviews will be scheduled for the following week with a target start-date for the position of mid-May.

    CPAWS Northern Alberta thanks all applicants for their interest; only those invited for an interview will be contacted.

     

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    Financial Services Assistant

    Organization: Conservation Halton

    Job Type: Part-time

    Location: Burlington, Ontario ON

    Posting Date: Apr 07, 2014

    Deadline: Apr 27, 2014

    Website: http://www.conservationhalton.ca

    Organization Description:

    Conservation Halton is a community based environmental agency that works in partnership with watershed municipalities and the Province of Ontario to protect the natural environment.  We also manage a number of parks for education and recreation including Glen Eden Ski & Snowboard Centre, Crawford Lake, Mountsberg Conservation Area, Rattlesnake Point, Mount Nemo, and Hilton Falls. 

    Job Description:

    This position will provide general support to the Financial Services group, including backup coverage for Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable Coordinators in their absence.

    • Point of sale debit/credit terminals documentation
    • Bank deposit preparation and monthly bank reconciliation
    • Tangible Capital Asset documentation for accounting software (Microsoft Great Plains) database maintenance
    • Coordination of documentation for year-end financial statements and audit
    • Excel spreadsheet preparation and updating
    • Purchasing Policy updates and maintenance
    • Daily sales summary reconciliations
    • Revenue entry in accounting software
    • Customer invoice processing, monthly customer statement processing, and collection of past due accounts
    • Development of policies/procedures, accounting software standard operating procedures in Finance/Accounts Receivable manual
    • Provide support to Park Staff for coin float management as needed
    • Mail Opening and distribution as required
    • Vendor invoice processing that are paid by cheques or Electronic Funds Transfer  
    • Support with organizing and maintaining all filing systems, updating and maintaining the vendor/customer data base in accounting software
    • Assist with other finance duties as required
    Qualifications:
    • Finance background with a focus in Accounting or Finance or an accounting designation program
    • Strong computer skills, particularly in Excel
    • Exceptional communication and organization skills
    • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment with a willingness to learn
    • Attention to detail and a strong analytical background

     A satisfactory Criminal record check is required

    Compensation

    • Starting at $16 per hour (based on a 20 hour work week)

    Benefits

    • Staff identification pass which entitles you to free entry to all of our conservation areas, free skiing and snowboarding, and discounts on goods, services, cafeteria food, events with a participation fee, equipment rentals and tubing!
    • Flexibility in the scheduling of hours worked, such as alternative work schedules including flexible start/end time and days per week.
    Apply To:

    Interested?  Apply online bySunday April 27th, 2014 at 11:59pmto:  

     E-mail: hr@hrca.on.ca (include job title in subject line)

    We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

     Please no phone calls

    Check out our website at www.conservationhalton.ca  for a complete list of paid and volunteer opportunities!

    Conservation Halton is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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    Wildlife Rehabilitation Technician

    Organization: Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation

    Job Type: Full-time

    Location: Calgary, Alberta AB

    Posting Date: Apr 07, 2014

    Deadline: Apr 30, 2014

    Website: http://www.aiwc.ca

    Organization Description:

    Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation (AIWC) is a registered charity founded in 1993. Biologists, veterinarians, wildlife rehabilitators, and over one hundred volunteers make up our amazing organization.

    We rescue, rehabilitate, and release injured and orphaned wildlife species that are native to Alberta. We also deliver education programs to school groups, corporations, and community groups. In addition, we provide humane solutions to wildlife and human conflicts as an alternative to traditional pest control.

    AIWC is ABVMA accredited. Veterinary services, including surgeries and radiographs, are provided on site.

    For more information, please go to our website.

    Job Description:

    Wildlife Care and Hospital Duties

    - Care of patients including exams, treatments, husbandry, diagnostics, euthanasia, routine lab tests, etc.

    - Arrange animal rescues, transport and releases.

    - Answer and direct phone calls from the public and volunteers.

    - Housekeeping duties including laundry, dishes, floor cleaning, etc.

    - Manage and supervise volunteers, interns, and students.

    - Prepare and monitor education animal enrichment and health.

    - Assist with facility and enclosure construction and maintenance.

    Volunteer Management

    -Assist with volunteer recruitment including interviews, orientation and training.

    - Assist in the delivery of ongoing volunteer development.

    - Conduct and maintain volunteer performance reviews.

    - Assist with planning and delivery of volunteer events.

    General Management

    - Liase with partners such as post-secondary institutions, ASRD, and various municipalities.

    - Assist with public relations via Open Houses, tours, press, published article, etc.

    - Represent AIWC through professional presentations.

    Fundraising

    - Participate in fundraising intitiatives as deemed appropriate by the Director of Wildlife; such as to include grant writing, public speaking, and special event participation. 

    Qualifications:

    - A degree in biology, Animal Health Technology, or equivalent.

    - A minimum of 2 years full time experience working in wildlife rehabilitation.

    - Completion of IWRC's Basic Rehabiitation Course 1 AB.

    -Other certifications from NWRA and/or IWRC a definate asset.

    - Knowledge of Alberta wildlife and natural history.

    - Valid drivers licence with a good driving record.

    - Computer skills including Word and Excel.

    Apply To:

    Email resume to Dianne Wittner, Director of Wildlife Care & Operations at:

    di.wittner@aiwc.ca

    Please do not contact AIWC by phone.

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