Conservation/Wildlife

Biodiversity Planner

Organization: Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Edmonton, Alberta

Posting Date: Sep 09, 2014

Deadline: Sep 17, 2014

Website: http://www.jobs.alberta.ca

Organization Description:
Job Description:

Biodiversity Planner

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Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, Edmonton. Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD) are the proud stewards of air, land, water, and biodiversity aiming to lead the achievement of desired environmental outcomes and sustainable development of natural resources for Albertans. For more information about the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development please visit our website at: http://esrd.alberta.ca/                 

In this role you will be responsible for developing and supporting implementation of biodiversity & ecosystem management strategies and actions for Land-use Framework Regional Plans. You will be expected to develop biodiversity-related material for regional plan profiles, provide recommendations & input to plan components, develop biodiversity and conservation related policy shifts, & provide critical information summaries & briefings to decision makers. Particular focus of this position will be on biodiversity management frameworks, integration of Aboriginal interests, and biodiversity/conservation offset approaches.

This position is expected to develop & maintain effective relationships to support the Regional Planning Leads in transitioning regional plans to implementation through ensuring the biodiversity management intent of regional plans is reflected in procedures, plans & processes. Verbal & written communication skills are critical in translating complex technical information to senior decision makers & stakeholders.

ABOUT YOUR COMPETENCIES:

SYSTEMS THINKING abilities to understand the department's business plan and division's strategies, and operate strategically with the goal of influencing policy/guidelines and increase scientific knowledge, leading to informed resource management. The successful incumbent must have the ability to maintain a broad perspective in addressing economic, social & environmental issues in a balanced manner.

CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING AND JUDGEMENT to assess option and implications and to find new ways to inform decision making to achieve Land-use Framework goals and organizational goals and objectives.

DRIVE FOR RESULTS to work with others to achieve objectives and deliver plans with in mandated timelines. This position is a critical resource in coordinating multidisciplinary input to the review & development of biodiversity and ecosystem management strategies, and must effectively handle conflict or issues in a productive manner.

BUILDING COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENTS to promote collaboration and commitment, encourage broad thinking on projects, work together to eliminate barriers to progress, and facilitate open and respectful conflict resolution. This position is a key resource in ensuring integration across ESRD and working with other Ministries and agencies.

ABOUT YOUR WORK ENVIRONMENT:

This role, you will primarily be working in an office setting located in downtown Edmonton. You will have regular and on-going contact with other members of the team as well as with other divisions within Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, representatives from other Ministries and external multi-stakeholder groups. Travel is required to various locations in Alberta.

Salary: $2,662.98 - $3,439.43 bi-weekly ($69,503 - $89,769 per annum) Closing Date: September 17, 2014. Job ID #1026183.

Qualifications: A degree in natural resource management or a related field (ie. resource and/or environmental management, land use planning, environmental science, biological sciences) plus a minimum of four (4) years of progressively responsible related experience in natural resource management focused on biodiversity is required. Experience with land planning is considered an asset. A valid class 5 driver license is required. Equivalencies will be considered.

This competition may used to fill current and future vacancies within the Government of Alberta.

BENEFITS:

Comprehensive and competitive benefits plan: http://www.chr.alberta.ca/Employees/DocList134.cfm

Pension plan: http://www.pspp.ca/members/publications/PSPP_Member_Handbook.pdf

Health Spending Account:

http://www.chr.alberta.ca/Practitioners/?file=benefits/healthspendingacct/overview&cf=2         

Online applications are preferred. Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter; resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition.

If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID, to; Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, Human Resources, 4th Floor, Petroleum Plaza, South Tower, 9915-108 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5K 2G8. Fax: (780) 427-2513.

It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) - http://eae.alberta.ca/labour-and-immigration/overview-of-immigration/int... It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.            

To learn more about the requirements of the job, click here:

https://www.jobs.alberta.ca/pprofile/pp1026183.htm   

If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Melissa Kuzyk at: ESRD.HRS@gov.ab.ca. We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

Although this competition is closing on September 17, 2014, please continue to check jobs.alberta.ca for all career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.

www.jobs.alberta.ca

 

Qualifications:

Qualifications: A degree in natural resource management or a related field (ie. resource and/or environmental management, land use planning, environmental science, biological sciences) plus a minimum of four (4) years of progressively responsible related experience in natural resource management focused on biodiversity is required. Experience with land planning is considered an asset. A valid class 5 driver license is required. Equivalencies will be considered.

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Campaign Director

Organization: rare Charitable Research Reserve

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Cambridge, Ontario ON

Posting Date: Sep 03, 2014

Deadline: Sep 19, 2014

Website: http://www.raresites.org

Organization Description:

Founded in 2001, the rare Charitable Research Reserve is a 900+acre land reserve situated at the confluence of the Grand and Speed Rivers. The Reserve is not only a beautiful and culturally significant landscape, but includes trees more than 240 years old and provides an diversity of habitats that supports rich biodiversity. This pristine landscape is home to an incredible array of flora and fauna, some of which are ranked significant regionally, provincially, nationally, even globally.

Job Description:

Responsible for ensuring the successful preservation and restoration of a unique 900+ acre site in one of the fastest growing areas of the country, the rare Charitable Research Reserve is an urban land trust situated in the Waterloo Region of South-Western Ontario.  Its conservation lands provide a natural laboratory for scientific study and research, and related educational programming. 

Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), and part of the management team, you will work collegially with all program advisors and staff to interpretrareand its needs to the broader community in order to build support – both political and financial – for its mission and programs. Equally importantly, you will help the organization to understand the expectations and needs of donors and volunteers. As such, the Campaign Director is a key participant in strategic and business planning for the organization. 

This position is the leader of the fundraising team involving the direct report of an experienced senior fundraiser (Annual Funds and Special Projects Manager), junior fundraising staff (Development and Communications Officer), and other fundraising and communications consultants and volunteers, and is charged with the short- and long-term planning, development, delivery and evaluation of a comprehensive integrated overall fundraising and communications plan for the organization, involving all sectors (major capital campaign with its associated operating funds), that will see the charity’s major capital campaign, A Natural Investment, completed and ending with a solid annual base of funding to support operations in perpetuity. 

A Natural Investment is rare’s major capital campaign. Thanks to gifts from thousands of people and community organizations, we have raised over $12 million, and our plan is that at the end of the campaign rare will have paid for the lands preserving 900+ acres for the public and future generations, restored many acres, established its priority research program and developed both environmental education and community offerings in its unique Chain of Learning model, renovated some of its historic buildings, built trails, established many partnerships and secured an endowment. 

This position is responsible for revitalizing the campaign, reassessing the goals and developing a comprehensive program that will give all stakeholders opportunities for involvement. 

Responsibilities and Deliverables include but are not limited to: 

  • Reassess campaign goals and projects and develop an overall campaign plan to meet current and future needs, including an endowment;
  • Supervise and direct strategy of the work of the Annual Fund & Special Projects Manager and Development and Communication Officer
  • Overall development and management of the campaign office and its administration including maintenance of files, prospect lists, grants calendar, budget, campaign progress;
  • Develop and implement an effective Communication and Community Relations Plan to maximize awareness ofrare’svalue to the community, including the much broader community world-wide to meet short- and long-term goals of the organization and its funding needs; this includes oversight of the plan for the production of the newsletter, press releases, website development and other communication vehicles, including social media
  • Together with key staff, develop a realistic annual budget and fundraising strategy for reaching the set goals;
  • Provide timely management and governance information to the ED;
  • Supervise the work of the Development and Communications Officer and work closely with those in finance and records to provide key management tools;
  • Establish and maintain a network of development volunteers willing to solicit others for major contributions, including provision of support for the Campaign & Community Cabinet;
  • Establish, engage and maintain a network of International Ambassadors that promote the charity’s work and vision to broad audiences;
  • Create the largest possible base of individual, corporate, government, community organizations and foundation donors for the organization’s short- and long-term success;
  • Be responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of all policies and procedures that affect the charity’s fundraising, including recognition and code of conduct;
  • Lead the development and execution of special events;
  • Sectors and activities within the campaign of direct responsibility and of primary focus include, but are not limited to: Major Gifts, Government, Corporate, Foundations, Service Clubs, Planned Giving, Media Relations;
  • Recruit, train and support fundraising volunteers as well as supporting individual staff in writing of grants and making fundraising asks in their program areas; assigns grants and also takes the lead in writing certain grants in collaboration with staff
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward relations with prospective and current donors within all sectors, building the donor base and determining the appropriate method of solicitation – carrying out calls as needed; often this will involve participation in special events and key program activities, as well as supporting the ED in developing relationships with politicians;
  • Create an atmosphere where donor relations flourish through effective recognition and stewardship. 

Key Competencies: 

  • Understanding of fundraising and communications strategies, issues and techniques and ability to keep up with changes in this area;
  • Ability to plan and direct and set realistic goals;
  • Ability to motivate and keep a team moving toward its goals;
  • Ability to manage and supervise others
  • Ability to provide high-level analysis and management information in a timely manner;
  • Ability to evaluate success of various fundraising efforts (e.g. direct mail campaigns)
  • Ability to articulate all aspects of the organization’s programs and mission, to assist with training and leading other staff on these topics and to develop plans accordingly;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines in an appropriate manner;
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills;
  • Good record-keeping abilities to ensure an organizational history of donor relations;
  • Understanding of financial reports and reporting toward goals; and,
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and to handle emergencies in a capable manner. 

 The rare Charitable Research Reserve strives for: 

  • Plans executed in compliance with approved plans and budgets;
  • A healthy, positive and effective workplace in an environment that fosters creativity, flexibility, efficiency and abundance;
  • A workplace that provides staff, volunteers, and others with an invitation to contribute torarein a meaningful way by developing new ideas and turning them into viable projects
  • Excellence (in our communications, program delivery, environmental management, etc.) 

Applications including a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references should be emailed in ONE file (.pdf) and will be accepted until Friday, September 19th at 5:00 pm. Please address applications to:

Stephanie Sobek-Swant
Executive Director
rare Charitable Research Reserve
1679 Blair Road, Cambridge ON N3H 4R8
stephanie.sobek-swant@raresites.org

Visit rare on the web at www.raresites.org for additional information on the organization.

Qualifications:
  • 5+ years of senior-level fundraising;
  • Ability to lead and motivate a team and those with high levels of expertise;
  • Capital Campaign fundraising and management experience;
  • Proven and demonstrable success in major gift fundraising;
  • Direct experience in successful outreach and communications, special events;
  • Professionalism, confidence, ability to network effectively; and,
  • Creative, high-level thinker who can be flexible and a problem-solver. 

To demonstrate expertise in the areas above, the successful candidate will show evidence of an established network and the ability to work with senior volunteers and to maintain relationships.

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Manager, Watershed Engineering Services

Organization: Conservation Halton

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Burlington, Ontario ON

Posting Date: Sep 02, 2014

Deadline: Sep 30, 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:

The Manager, Watershed Engineering Services is responsible to the Director, Watershed Management Services. The Manager, Watershed Engineering Services is responsible for the Flood Forecasting, Warning and Flood Control Programs, the Coastal Program, the Capital Management Programs, which includes the safe operation and maintenance of CH water control infrastructure, as well as the Water Resources Engineering Program, which includes the administration of the floodplain mapping program and engineering review associated with riverine and Great Lakes systems to support Conservation Halton’s Regulation (Ontario Regulation 162/06) and land use planning programs.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible and accountable for management of Watershed Engineering Services, the development and administration of an annual business plan and budget for the Watershed Engineering Services, as a component of the overall divisional budget
  • Preparation of reports and recommendations for approval by Conservation Halton’s Board of Directors
  • Responsible and accountable for the design and implementation of the following divisional services:
    • Water resources engineering program, involving development and updating of floodplain mapping, the technical input and review of permit applications under Section 28 of theConservation Authorities Actas well as land use development applications submitted under various pieces of provincial and federal legislation for matters such as storm water management, riverine and Great Lakes hazards associated with flooding and erosion, hydrologic impacts to wetlands, other hazardous lands, and erosion and sediment controls.
    • Flood forecasting and warning system
    • Construction, operation and maintenance of water control structures
    • Coastal management
  • Preparation and presentation of technical information and reports to the CH Board of Directors and attend, if requested, Authority meetings to respond to questions applicable to the Watershed Engineering Services Group
  • Responsible and accountable for the recruitment, selection, supervision, coaching, training and development of engineering staff
  • Participate in corporate and inter-agency projects and studies as directed by the Director, Watershed Management Services
  • Liaison with other divisions, external agencies and the public at large to ensure communication, information sharing and excellence in customer service
  • ·Serve as back up to the Director of Watershed Management Services as directed
    • Perform duties and ensure assigned employees & volunteers work in accordance with Conservation Halton's Safety policy and procedures and with theOccupational Health and Safety Actand its regulations
    • Perform other duties as required to contribute to the team effort and achieve the objectives of the department and Conservation Halton, as directed by the Director, Watershed Management Services
Qualifications:
  • The Manager, Watershed Engineering Services will possess in water resources engineering, civil engineering or a related degree and be designated as a Professional Engineer, P.Eng., licensed in the Province of Ontario
  • A minimum of 5 years management experience in a related field is required. Extensive management experience in the environmental arena is absolutely required
  • Demonstrated expertise in hydrology, hydraulics and geomorphology, which includes working knowledge of various hydraulic and hydrologic modelling systems
  • Demonstrated understanding of geotechnical and coastal engineering as well as hydrogeology.
  • Working knowledge of the Conservation Authorities Act and other related provincial and federal legislation
  • Proficient in managing complex projects, large budgets, meeting commitments, developing innovative solutions and achieving results
  • Strong communication skills with the demonstrated ability to present clearly, promote understanding through effective verbal, written and listening skills, facilitate change and build consensus
  • Proven track record of aligning staff with strategic goals through team building, coaching and effective communication
  • Solid understanding of the negotiation, conflict resolution and performance management processes
  • Ability to design policies and procedures which result in consistent application of legislation and agreements
  • Capitalize on revenue generation opportunities
  • Ability to develop, foster and sustain effective partnerships with federal, provincial and municipal partners and to communicate effectively with a broad range of stakeholders
  • Ability to build, foster and sustain a positive public image
  • Possess strong computer skills:  Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook as well as Geographical Information Systems (GIS) products and databases
  • Ability to make effective use of information and operations technology

Compensation

  • Salary range for 2014 is $85,791.00 to $107,240.00 (based on a 40 hour work week)

Benefits

  • Full benefit package, including health, dental, vision care, life and disability insurance and membership in the OMERS Pension Plan
  • 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!
Apply To:

Interested?  Send your résumé by Tuesday, September 30th at 11:59pm to:  

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!

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Stewardship Coordinator

Organization: The Riverwood Conservancy

Job Type: Part-time

Location: Mississauga, Ontario ON

Posting Date: Aug 25, 2014

Deadline: Sep 17, 2014

Website: http://www.TheRiverwoodConservancy.org

Organization Description:
Job Description:

The Riverwood Conservancy is seeking a Stewardship Coordinator to join our team.

In this four days per week position, the Stewardship Coordinator (SC) leads The Riverwood Conservancy (TRC) Stewardship Program. The SC develops an annual stewardship plan with the objectives to revitalize, protect and improve the ecology of Riverwood, a 150-acre urban green space in central Mississauga along the Credit River.

The SC is an experienced leader, analytical, innovative and able to establish new programs that support the stewardship plan.

The SC identifies stewardship activities and events that support the stewardship plan, including invasive species management, wildlife habitat revitalization, trail maintenance, erosion control, creek and pond resources, public education and other improvements. The SC engages volunteers from the public, organized groups and schools to perform these activities and coordinates all events to achieve program goals. 

The SC works with the Development Officer and Executive Director on funding applications and reports to help sustain the Stewardship Program.

The SC (a) trains and supervises volunteer stewardship leaders for program support, (b) supervises the summer Stewardship Assistant to lead secondary studentsand other youth to perform stewardship activities, and (c) with other senior staff, oversees university student interns to perform field research that supports the stewardship management plan. 

The SC supervises the Native Plant Propagation Program, and works with this program’s volunteer coordinator to engage other volunteers to establish a bank of native plants for ecological restoration.

The SC is an integral member of the Stewardship Committee.  The SC provides leadership and works with volunteers representing our partners, the City of Mississauga, Credit Valley Conservation and University of Toronto Mississauga who help guide the Stewardship Program and ensure activities align with approved City and CVC natural areas plans.

The SC evaluates and monitors all stewardship activities to ensure goals of the stewardship plan are met.

The SC assists TRC’selementary and secondary school teachers to integrate stewardship elements into their lesson plans.

The SC contributes to TRC’scomprehensive Stewardship Management Plan for Riverwood.


Position responsibilities
• evaluate Riverwood natural heritage areas for restorative stewardship activities as per the Stewardship Management Plan to which you will contribute;
• lead the Stewardship Committee and plan, identify, communicate and coordinate stewardship priorities with members from the City and CVC, ensuring alignment with their goals and strategic plans for Riverwood; liaise regularly with the City, CVC and UTM;

• support the Development Officer and Executive Director on funding applications and reports;

• coordinate stewardship activities and develop project and event work-plans;engage corporate, service and school groups to carry out these work-plans;

• lead and establish innovative programs that support the stewardship plan
• train volunteer stewardship leaders to support activities; supervise the summer student to perform  stewardship activities; guide university student interns to perform relevant natural areas field research;
• supervise volunteers and help guide the Native Plant Propagation Program;
• lead and implement the invasive species management plan;
• monitor, evaluate and tabulate components of the Stewardship Program including plantings and areas in which invasive species management was carried out;
• maintain all field equipment and GPS units;
• work with TRC teachers to integrate stewardship activities into lesson plans at the primary and secondary levels;
• prepare reports as needed for staff and the Stewardship Committee; and
• write a column for Samara, the TRC quarterly newsletter.

Qualifications:

Qualifications
• minimum of three (3) years demonstrated hands-on experience and knowledge of environmental stewardship in natural areas;
• knowledge of restoration ecology, invasive plant management, conservation, forestry or related field;
• experience contributing to and implementing environmental management plans;

• a clear communicator with very strong writing, organizational, time management and multi-tasking skills;
• analytical ability to drive decision-makingand a strong independent holistic thinker;

• ability to future plan, and to implement processes and work-plans to achieve overall stewardship program objectives;
• experience in field research and monitoring and use of field equipment including GPS;
• some experience in native plant propagation;
• experience working with volunteers of diverse backgroundsand abilities;
• strong interpersonal skills with experience working as a team, with volunteers, committees,public, and independently;
• computer skills, including MS Office and ArcView;
• adherence to working safely; emergency first aid and CPR training is an asset, training provided if needed;
• valid Police check or the ability to acquire one; and
• driver's license and vehicle is an asset.

Salary is commensurate with experience and ranges from $38,500 to $45,000; TRC offers a competitive health benefits and vacation package.

Apply To:

Interested candidates are requested to submit a cover letter and resume by mail, fax or email (in Word format only by Wednesday,September 17, 2014 to:

Brian Packham
The Riverwood Conservancy
4300 Riverwood Park Lane Mississauga, ONL5C 2S7
e:Info@TheRiverwoodConservancy.org
w:TheRiverwoodConservancy.org
fax: 905-279-4303


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Manager, Conservation

Organization: Ducks Unlimited Canada

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Yellowknife

Posting Date: Sep 13, 2014

Deadline: Sep 19, 2014

Website: http://www.ducks.ca

Organization Description:
Job Description:

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is looking for a confident, energetic and dedicated professional to lead our Northwest Territories Conservation Program.

Utilizing your strong background knowledge and experience in science and conservation, you will coordinate with the Boreal Conservation Team and partners to develop, plan, promote and implement Territorial initiatives that support the company’s strategic goals and objectives for Canada’s Boreal region.

Using available science, policy, and regulatory initiatives, you will focus your team’s efforts on
the conservation of wetlands and waterfowl in the Northwest Territories.

Supporting DUC’s work in the boreal, you will:

•    Encourage governments and industry to make wetland conservation a priority and fund effective
conservation programs across Canada
•    Assist our industry partners in implementing planning and on-the-ground operating practices
that protect wetlands
•    Use science to understand and then minimize the effects of landscape change on waterfowl
habitat

The successful candidate will be an innovative leader who is able to build positive working
relationships within a diverse group of elected and appointed government officials, Aboriginal
organizations and community members, academics and industry representatives. You possess strong organizational, interpersonal and negotiating skills, are self-motivated, enjoying a complex ever changing environment with the ability to manage numerous projects and deadlines simultaneously.

Qualifications:

•    A post-secondary degree from a recognized institution in environmental, conservation,
biological or zoological sciences, or similar environmental field,
•    A minimum of five years of experience in a directly- related field,
•    Leadership and Supervisory skills,
•    Demonstrated ability to forge strong working relationships with government and industry,
•    Demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills,
•    Strong negotiation and relationship-building skills, and
•    Experience managing budgets.

If you are an enthusiastic team player who can embrace this career growth opportunity, if you are a self-starter who can work with anyone, and if you are capable of seeing the bigger picture and enjoy thinking out of the box, this opportunity is for you!

Apply To:

In Canada we lose up to 80 acres of wetlands every 24 hours and we need your help to stop this loss. If you’re interested in this opportunity, please submit your cover letter (including salary expectations) and resumé for confidential consideration to the attention of:
Carly Bjornsson, HR Generalist
Ducks Unlimited Canada
Email: resumes@ducks.ca www.ducks.ca

Closing deadline:  September 19, 2014

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is the leader in wetland conservation. A registered charity, DUC partners with government, industry, non-profit organizations and landowners to conserve wetlands that are critical to waterfowl, wildlife and the environment. Learn more at ducks.ca.

While DUC would like to thank all applicants, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

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Land Negotiator (Conservation Programs Specialist) - Central Alberta

Organization: Ducks Unlimited Canada

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Camrose

Posting Date: Aug 22, 2014

Deadline: Sep 19, 2014

Website: http://www.ducks.ca

Organization Description:
Job Description:

The Opportunity

Ducks Unlimited Canada, the leader in wetland conservation, is looking for a confident, energetic
and dedicated professional to join our team. As a member of the Alberta Conservation Team, you will be responsible for the planning, development, delivery and negotiation of waterfowl habitat programs in Central Alberta.

At Ducks, we’re going places. You need to be an enthusiastic team player – a self-starter who can work with anyone, is capable of seeing the bigger picture and enjoys thinking out of the box.

Your communication and negotiation skills enable you to deal effectively with various stakeholders, including the general public, government, agribusiness and wildlife communities.
Under minimal supervision, you make good business decisions based on broad guidelines and recognize the importance of environmental stewardship within agricultural production systems.

You possess strong leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills. You are self-motivated,
enjoy a complex, changing environment and can manage numerous projects on tight deadlines.

Your minimum five years of experience and directly related knowledge make you the ideal candidate for this position, which would have you working out of our office in Camrose, AB.

Qualifications:

▪ A post-secondary degree in Agriculture or related discipline; a Land Agent or Agriculture diploma with relevant work experience will also be considered.
▪ Knowledge of annual crop and forage/grazing production systems.
▪ Knowledge of sustainable resource management would be considered an asset.
▪ Experience in planning and project management.
▪ Excellent organization, interpersonal communication skills, both oral and written.
▪ Previous experience working in rural locations.
▪ Strong computer and analytical skills
▪ Familiarity with the non-profit and/or environmental conservation sectors would be considered an asset

The successful candidate will have an affinity to the outdoors, conservation and the world of waterfowl.

Apply To:

In Canada, we lose up to 80 acres of wetlands every day. This loss is the equivalent of about 45 soccer fields every 24 hours. We need your help to stop this loss.  If you’re a conservation-minded individual who is interested in this opportunity, please submit your cover letter (including salary expectations) and resumé for confidential consideration to the attention of:
Carly Bjornsson, HR Generalist
Ducks Unlimited Canada
Email: resumes@ducks.ca

Closing date: September 19, 2014

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is the leader in wetland conservation. A registered charity, DUC partners with government, industry, non-profit organizations and landowners to conserve wetlands that are critical to waterfowl, wildlife and the environment.
Learn more at ducks.ca.

While DUC would like to thank all applicants, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

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