Conservation/Wildlife

Stewardship Coordinator

Organization: The Riverwood Conservancy

Job Type: Part-time

Location: Mississauga, Ontario ON

Posting Date: Aug 25, 2014

Deadline: Sep 16, 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 leadersfor 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’s elementary and secondary school teachers to integrate stewardship elements into their lesson plans.

The SC contributes to TRC’s comprehensive 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; 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 Tuesday,September 16, 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: Aug 22, 2014

Deadline: Sep 12, 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 12, 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.

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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.

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Environmental Planning Technician

Organization: Conservation Halton

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Burlington, Ontario ON

Posting Date: Aug 22, 2014

Deadline: Sep 08, 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:

Reporting to the Manager, Planning & Regulation Services, the Environmental Planning Technician is responsible for implementing municipal plan input and review activities within the Environmental Planning Program as well as reviewing, coordinating and administering Permit applications pursuant to theDevelopment, Interference with Wetlands and Alterations to Shorelines and Watercourses Regulation(Ontario Regulation 162/06) within the Regulatory Program.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible and accountable for review, file administration and correspondence for site-specific:
    1. Site Plans, Minor Variances, Severances, and Niagara Escarpment Development Permits and Ontario Regulation 162/06 permits and approvals associated with these municipal planning applications
    2. Building Permits and Property Clearances
    3. Site inspections associated with the Regulations Program
  • Provide expert evidence at Ontario Municipal Board, Joint Board Hearings and Mining and Lands Commissioner Hearings as required
  • Responsible and accountable for responding to legal, real-estate and general inquiries with respect to the application of Ontario Regulation 162/06 and Conservation Halton’s interests on individual properties
  • Prepare reports and recommendations for approval to the Conservation Halton Board of Directors.
  • Attend, if requested, Conservation Halton Board of Director meetings to respond to questions applicable to municipal plan input and review applications as well as permit applications under the Regulation
  • Participate in corporate and inter-agency projects and studies as directed by the Manager, Planning & Regulation Services.
  • Liaise with other Watershed Management Services programs, external agencies and the public at large, to ensure effective communication, information sharing and excellence in customer service.
  • Perform such other related duties as directed by the Manager, Planning & Regulation Services.
Qualifications:
  • College diploma or University degree in Planning, Geography, Environmental Studies, Resource Management or similar related field.
  • 3 years related work experience
  • Member of, or eligible to become a member of, the Ontario Professional Planners Institute.
  • Work experience and working knowledge of theConservation Authorities Act, Planning Act,Provincial Policy Statements,Greenbelt Actand Plan,Niagara Escarpment Planning and Development Actand Plan, Places to Grow Act and Plan, municipal (Regional and Local) Official Plans and other related environmental legislation.
  • Ability to provide fair and consistent application of Conservation Halton’s environmental planning and regulatory policies and procedures and adapt to the daily challenges associated with a busy work environment.
  • Possess strong communication skills (written and oral) with a broad range of stakeholders including external agencies, the development community and the public at large.
  • Possess the ability to work effectively both independently and in a multidisciplinary team environment, and have the ability to synthesize multi-disciplinary technical information.
  • Possess strong report writing, analytical, negotiation, conflict resolution, time management, prioritization, organizational and planning skills.
  • Possess air photo interpretation and orienteering skills.
  • Technical drawings and blueprint interpretation (i.e. landscaping, engineering drawings).
  • Possess strong computer skills including Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and the ability to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) effectively.
  • Build, foster and sustain positive public and corporate image
  • Develop, enhance and maintain effective working relationships within the Division and all other Divisions of Conservation Halton for the betterment of the organization

Compensation

  • The 2014 salary range is: $47,930.00 to $59,912.00 per annum (based on a 35 hour 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:

Send your résumé by Monday September 1st, 2014 at 11:59pm to:

E-mail:  hr@hrca.on.ca (thank you for including the 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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Stewardship Coordinator

Organization: Long Point Basin Land Trust

Job Type: Contract/Project/Temporary

Location: Norfolk, Haldimand and Elgin Counties and area; based in Norfolk County

Posting Date: Aug 22, 2014

Deadline: Sep 09, 2014

Website: http://www.LongPointLandTrust.ca

Organization Description:

Long Point Basin Land Trust (LPBLT) is a charitable non-government organization which protects and restores important natural habitats in the Carolinian Region. LPBLT promotes conservation through outreach, research, habitat restoration and species at risk recovery. LPBLT’s flagship species at risk program, Conserving Carolinian Reptiles, is now in its sixth year. The Trust owns five nature reserves in Norfolk County and works with landowners, volunteers, partners and conservation groups to steward these and other natural areas.  For further information, please visit LPBLT’s website, Facebook page (www.facebook.com/lpblt) or review our newsletters, factsheets, videos and online resources.

Job Description:

The work will comprise both field and office duties at multiple locations across the working area of the Long Point Basin Land Trust. The Stewardship Coordinator will work principally on two major conservation projects: the “Conserving Carolinian Reptiles” initiative and a new project focusing on environmental stewardship, volunteer and community engagement, and habitat restoration at LPBLT reserves.  The ideal candidate will be comfortable working with the not-for-profit sector and excited to be part of a small, but dynamic and growing organization. While most work can be completed during a regular schedule, some early morning, evening and weekend hours should be anticipated. Salary commensurate with experience. Position reports to: Director, Conservation & Science.

This is a one-year term position, with possibility of extension.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct field surveys for reptiles across the region, as well as general species at risk and biological surveys at LPBLT nature reserves;
  • Provide support to landowners and partners regarding reptiles, species at risk stewardship and habitat restoration;
  • Help recruit, train and support volunteers; 
  • Assist with the monitoring and maintenance/construction of reptile habitats;
  • Review, input and summarize data about reptiles, species at risk and nature reserves;
  • Help plan and implement events and activities for volunteers and community members;
  • Participate in communications, including social media, and help develop outreach materials;
  • Track project milestones and accomplishments, and assist with funding reports and applications; 
  • Assist with general LPBLT outreach, administration and communications.
Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate degree and/or related diploma in the natural sciences or environmental field;
  • Two to five years’ work experience in conservation, field biology, environmental outreach and/or volunteer coordination;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills  (both oral and written), including experience with public speaking; experience developing written outreach materials an asset;
  • Field identification skills relating to Ontario flora and fauna, notably reptiles and species at risk;
  • Demonstrated experience with computer applications, including MS-Office software (Word, Excel and PowerPoint); experience with GPS units, GIS software or MS-Publisher an asset;
  • Valid Ontario Class “G” licence and use of a personal vehicle;
  • Positive, outgoing nature with a track record of reliability, and an ability to work either independently or as part of a small team.
Apply To:

Candidates may apply by submitting their curriculum vitae and an original cover letter to: nature@longpointlandtrust.ca. Candidates selected for an interview will be required to complete a short, original writing assignment at the time of the interview, as part of the application process.

Interviews will be conducted as soon as possible after the application deadline, with a starting work date in September. To help facilitate the review process, applicants are encouraged to submit their application in advance of the competition closing date.

Long Point Basin Land Trust appreciates the interest of all candidates, but regrets that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Environmental Program Specialist

Organization: Hamilton Conservation Authority

Job Type: Contract/Project/Temporary

Location: Dundas, Ontario ON

Posting Date: Aug 14, 2014

Deadline: Aug 29, 2014

Website: http://www.conservationhamilton.ca

Organization Description:
Job Description:

The Hamilton Conservation Authority currently has a 3 month casual contract opportunity for an:
Environmental Program Specialist
 
Position Summary: 
The  Environmental  Education  Program  Specialist  reports  to  the  Education  Program  Manager  and is responsible  for  the  development  and  delivery  of  supplementary  outdoor/environmental  education programs for elementary and secondary school students & community groups. 
 
The successful candidate will work closely with the education team to:

  • Assist with the development, delivery, and evaluation of curriculum-based outdoor/environmental education programs to students of all ages in an engaging and captivating manner 
  • Work independently and co-operatively as part of an interpretive/education team

Responsibilities:
 
Specific duties shall include all, but not restricted to the following:

  •  Instruct HCA programs to students from Kindergarden to Grade 12, year round, on an as needed basis.  
  • Learn program information and participate in staff training sessions to ensure the highest quality of program presentation and delivery of HCA on-site and outreach (off-site) education programs and presentations to schools & community groups  
  • Assist in the development and implementation of new on-site and off-site environmental education programs for school & community groups 
  • Clean and properly store all props and equipment immediately after the program session. 
  • Help maintain props and equipment for the education program 
  • Ensure work areas are safe and clean  
  • Ensure the safety and well being of all program participants 
  • Provide excellent customer service 
  • Assistance to the Education Program Manager 
  • Other duties as assigned to assist the education team effort

Administrative Duties

  •  Complete weekly time sheets in accordance with the weeks worked
  • Provide written reports of his/her activities when requested 
  • Attend staff meetings & staff training sessions 
  • Complete  incident  reports  when  necessary  for  all  students  and  staff  injuries  and  to  ensure all incident reports are provided to Human Resources 
  • Maintain Hamilton Conservation Authority’s information or visitor information confidentiality at all times 
Qualifications:

Qualifications & Requirements

  •  Graduate of a post-secondary institution in environmental sciences, geography, recreation leadership or related field 
  • Preference for applicants with B.Ed. and those demonstrating 2 + years working with students in planning and delivery of outdoor education or recreation programs 
  • Good, practical knowledge of local natural history 
  • Experience organizing and leading outdoor education and/or recreation activities 
  • Ability to work independently, as part of a team and show responsibility for assigned work 
  • Ability to work flexible hours and enjoy working and leading programs outdoors in all weather conditions 
  • Practical knowledge, enthusiasm and experience in the out of doors 
  • A reliable individual with high energy levels, excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to meet and work effectively with children, teachers & volunteers 
  • Ability to work with and train volunteers to assist in program delivery 
  • Team leadership and supervisory skills 
  • Ability to work effectively in a MS Office environment 
  • Standard First Aid & CPR certification required 
  • Must provide police clearance for Vulnerable Sector (VS) Check

Working Conditions:

  • The Environmental Education Program Specialist will be based out of the Dundas Valley Conservation Area located at 650 Governors Road, in Dundas and will include the occasional outreach (off-site), programming to schools and community groups 
  • This position involves working out of doors 60%-75% of the time, year round 
  • This position will include working weekdays and may include some holidays, evenings & weekends

Job Details:
 
1.  Anticipated that this position will run from October 6, 2014 – December 31, 2014 with opportunity for
contract extension into 2015
2.  As required, not to exceed 35 hours per week.
3.  Remuneration – based on education and experience ranging from $13.11 to $17.00 
4.  Must have own transportation and valid drivers license.

Apply To:

Interested applicants should forward their cover letter and resume via email by Friday August 29, 2014 at 4pm to:
 
Hamilton Conservation Authority
838 Mineral Springs Road
PO Box 81067
Ancaster ON L9G 4X1
jobs@conservationhamilton.ca *Clearly specify the job title in the subject line.
 
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Online Content Editor

Organization: Ducks Unlimited Canada

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Stonewall, Manitoba, MB

Posting Date: Aug 01, 2014

Deadline: Aug 29, 2014

Website: http://www.ducks.ca

Organization Description:
Job Description:

The Opportunity
Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), the leader in wetland conservation, is looking for a creative
communications professional to produce and manage content for our web and social media platforms.

Your responsibilities will include:
•    Writing, editing and producing compelling and engaging content for all of DUC’s online
platforms (website, social media, internal and external communications products).
•    Developing creative and impactful online marketing and communication strategies.
•     Working closely with other members of the communications team to engage DUC’s supporters and new audiences through interactive and dynamic digital content.
•    Collaborating with all departments to ensure material is relevant and timely.
•    Embracing an integrated content strategy that contributes material to all DUC communications platforms such as the Conservator magazine and eDUC newsletter.

You are a self-motivated, energetic collaborator who thrives in a fast-paced environment. In
addition to possessing strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills, you are a
creative problem solver with an ability to work cross-functionally and proactively identify areas where support can be provided.

The ability to meet deadlines, the capacity to communicate accurately while handling a high volume workload and strong project management skills are vital in this role. Your ability to see the bigger picture will make you a great asset to our team.

Qualifications:

Requirements

•     A degree or diploma with a focus on journalism, creative communications or related field.
•     Strong storytelling abilities.
•     Proficient writing skills for a variety of formats.
•    Strong understanding of web-based technologies and platforms.
•     Understanding of SEO.
•     Content management skills.
•     Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
•     A creative web focus including a background in Adobe Photoshop & WordPress
•    Previous experience working for a conservation or environmental organization would be
considered an asset.

The successful candidate will have an affinity to the outdoors, conservation and the world of
waterfowl.
Your minimum three years of directly related experience make you the ideal candidate for this
position, which is located at our offices at Oak Hammock Marsh, just north of Winnipeg.

Apply To:

How to Apply

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: August 29, 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.

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interview will be contacted.

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Manager, Major Gifts

Organization: Nature Conservancy of Canada

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Toronto, Ontario ON

Posting Date: Aug 25, 2014

Deadline: Sep 09, 2014

Website: http://www.natureconservancy.ca

Organization Description:

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is the nation’s leading not-for-profit, private land conservation organization, working to protect our most important natural areas and the species they sustain.   Since 1962 NCC and its supporters have protected more than 2.6 million acres (1 million hectares) of ecologically significant land across Canada.  NCC takes a collaborative, science-based approach to achieve conservation success for the sake of nature and Canadians.  With a national office in Toronto, and seven regional offices across the country NCC delivers results you can walk on. If you are looking for a dynamic work environment, rich in learning opportunities, and if you wish to be part of the largest private land conservation organization in Canada, we invite you to submit your application. To  learn more visit:  www.natureconservancy.ca

Job Description:

Reports to:    Director of Development and Communications
Grade Level:  4

Overview:
The Manager, Major Gifts assumes a lead role in the coordination and delivery of fundraising activities to further the mission of The Nature Conservancy of Canada and to maximize privately-sourced donor revenue in Ontario. The incumbent plays a key role in increasing regional project and program revenues from individuals, foundations and government funding programs; works with and supports regional Program Directors; leads and supports the Director of Development and Communications and regional fundraising volunteers in the recruitment, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors. As a member of the Ontario fundraising team, the Manager, Major Gifts mentors other staff in donor solicitation and recognition, and ensures that regional development activities conform to national standards and policies.  These responsibilities are carried out within assigned development department, regional and project-related expense budgets.

Key Responsibilities:

1.    Ontario Region Project and Program Fundraising
•    Achieve annual fundraising targets to meet goals set with the Director of Development and Communications as laid out in the annual regional business plan, and as determined during the year as opportunities arise, by:
o    Developing strategies for individual major gift initiatives with the Director of Development and Communications and Program Directors as appropriate;
o    Assisting in the Development the Great Lakes Campaign case materials;
o    Formalizing and tracking relationship management process using Raisers Edge in the identification, qualification, solicitation and stewardship of prospective and current individual major donors;
o    Serving as the primary moves manager for select individuals and foundations;
o    Managing the  relationship management process for individual major gift donors ensuring Program Directors are personally cultivating and soliciting assigned prospects;
o    Working closely with Board Members, as appropriate, to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors;
o    Researching, writing, designing and/or coordinating letters of inquiry and proposals to foundations and government programs;
o    Meeting personally, telephoning and otherwise corresponding with Ontario donors and prospects;
o    Preparing presentation materials, and attending requests for funding meetings with private individuals and foundation representatives;
o    Preparing reports for donors;
o    Delivering public speeches and attending events hosted by like-minded organizations;
o    Supporting National Planned Giving Team to promote and explain planned giving where appropriate;
o    Organizing small group tours of NCC properties;
o    Overseeing sign development for donor recognition on NCC properties;
o    Organizing small social events;
o    Working closely with and mentoring the Coordinator, Major Gifts;

2.    Ontario Donor Stewardship
•    Working closely with the Director of Development and Communications and the Ontario Development Team, to develop and implement a comprehensive individual gift recognition program that ensures all major gift donors receive appropriate and consistent recognition demonstrating the impact of their gift annually:
o    Assemble the appropriate combination of program, property and donor information;
o    Generate letters, make phone calls, send e-mails or other forms of correspondence;
o    Forward packages to volunteers for personalization.
•    Track donor stewardship to ensure timely follow up with all Ontario donors;
•    Ensure that reports to government funding programs are delivered in a timely manner.

3.    Communications
•    Work with Ontario Region staff to develop Ontario region information sheets in support of fundraising targets;

4.    Planning and Management
•    Develop personal and departmental annual plans and targets to meet regional goals for individuals and foundations with the Director of Development and Communications
•    Assist and support other regional managers in developing and implementing fundraising plans for the sub regions;
•    managing Major Gift Coordinator including hiring, work planning and review

5.    General Administration and Support
•    Provide administrative and other support as required, including fielding general enquiries from donors, potential donors and volunteers;
•    Draft development materials for Ontario Board meetings, gift calls, personalized donor stewardship and recognition;
•    Maintain timely electronic notes of all communications with or about donors and prospects;
•    Process invoices;
•    Draft development materials for Ontario Board meetings, gift calls, personalized donor stewardship and recognition;
•    Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Development and Communications.

Qualifications:

Skills and Aptitudes:

•    At least 5 years experience in a fundraising or marketing role;
•    Exceptional verbal and written communications skills including a proven track record in public speaking and small interpersonal meetings;
•    Demonstrated successful experience in a development role, including proposal writing, and volunteer and event coordination;
•    High level of attention to detail;
•    Ability to support a decentralized delivery of organizational goals and objectives;
•    A strong sense of self-confidence, particularly when dealing with high-level supporters and volunteers;
•    Strong negotiation skills;
•    Strong project management skills with a demonstrated ability to prepare and manage timelines, goals and expectations wisely;
•    Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and Raisers’ Edge;
•    Excellent ability to create, organize and maintain effective and efficient record keeping systems;
•    Ability to obtain pertinent information from a variety of sources;
•    Experience in fundraising, preferably in a major campaign, will be considered a definite asset;
•    A demonstrated awareness of conservation issues in Ontario;
•    Understanding of and commitment to the role and mission of The Nature Conservancy of Canada;
•    Ability to work and travel within a flexible schedule, including occasional weekends and evenings;
•    A valid Ontario Drivers’ Licence is necessary.

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 Manager, Major Gifts, Ontario Region in the subject line, by September 9, 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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