Conservation/Wildlife

Conservation Programs Specialist - Surveyor (36 Month Term)

Organization: Ducks Unlimited Canada

Job Type: Contract/Project/Temporary

Location: Strathmore, Alberta AB

Posting Date: Apr 27, 2015

Deadline: May 15, 2015

Website: http://www.ducks.ca

Organization Description:
Job Description:

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is looking for confident, energetic and dedicated professional to join our team in Strathmore, AB.

As a member of our habitat conservation team, you are an effective communicator who is able to manage contracts, build positive working relationships with landowners and contractors all while providing on-site construction supervision. You will inspect, design and build water control structures – activities that appeal to you because you love working outdoors.

You are a self-motivated individual who thrives in a fast- paced environment.  You are a team player with strong organizational, time management and interpersonal skills.

You have demonstrated expertise in project planning and implementation. You are self-motivated, enjoy a complex, changing environment and can manage numerous projects on tight deadlines.You possess strong leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.  Your three years of experience in surveying techniques you an ideal candidate for this position.

Additional Details

•     Expected term of employment is 36 months
•    Daytime business hours, Monday to Friday
•     35 hours per week

Qualifications:

•    Post-secondary diploma or degree in engineering technology is required; a degree or diploma in wildlife management, renewable resources, or related field would be an asset.
•     Willing to work outdoors in inclement weather and to travel to remote locations.
•    Experience in project management.
•    Detail-oriented and able to prioritize workload
•    Excellent problem-solving skills and adaptable to change
•    Experience with GPS surveying (RTK equipment) and ArcMap is a definite asset.
•     Ability to communicate both written and oral in a professional manner
•     Ability to work well independently and also in a team setting while keeping others informed of your progress.
•     A valid driver’s license is required

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. 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 Deadline: May 15, 2015

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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GIS Technician (36 Month Term)

Organization: Ducks Unlimited Canada

Job Type: Contract/Project/Temporary

Location: Strathmore, Alberta AB

Posting Date: Apr 27, 2015

Deadline: May 15, 2015

Website: http://www.ducks.ca

Organization Description:
Job Description:

The Opportunity

Ducks Unlimited Canada, Canada’s leader in wetland conservation, is seeking a confident, energetic and dedicated GIS Technician with strong outdoor field skills to join our team in Strathmore, Alberta.

As a member of our habitat conservation team, you will be responsible for providing GIS technical expertise including field data collection and management, decision support, and cartographic products in consultation/collaboration with team members in support of habitat retention and restoration efforts in Alberta.

You are self-motivated, enjoy a complex, changing environment, can manage numerous projects on tight deadlines and are able to build positive working relationships with staff and stakeholders. Our ideal candidate is a detail-oriented individual with strong organizational, time management and interpersonal skills who is capable of seeing the bigger picture.

Additional Details

•    Expected term of employment is 36 months
•    Daytime business hours, Monday to Friday
•    35 hours per week

Qualifications:

•     Possess a technical diploma in GIS with related experience
•    Solid understanding and strong working knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS 10.x.
•    Understanding of wetland mapping principles and air photo interpretation experience
•    Be familiar with data creation, geoprocessing, geodatabases and metadata maintenance
•    Knowledge of cartographic principles (projections and datums)
•    Excellent cartographic skills in developing various communication delivery products
•     Ability to communicate both written and oral in a professional manner
•     Ability to work well independently and also in a team setting while keeping others informed of your progress.
•     A valid driver’s license is required

Apply To:

In Canada, we lose up to 80 acres of wetlands every day. 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: May 15, 2015

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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Volunteer Intern

Organization: Procyon Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation

Job Type: Internship

Location: Beeton, Ontario ON

Posting Date: Apr 27, 2015

Deadline: Jun 15, 2015

Website: http://www.procyonwildlife.com

Organization Description:
Procyon Wildlife is dedicated to working with our communities in an effort to help wild animals in need of care.  Our goals are to rescue, rehabilitate and safely release these animals, and to promote public appreciation for wildlife preservation.

Procyon Wildlife is provincially licensed by the Ministry of Natural Resources and is located in Beeton, Ontario.   Each year, Procyon Wildlife cares for hundreds of orphaned and injured wild animals.  Animals are cared for by our specially trained staff of dedicated volunteers.  The animals are released into their original natural habitats as soon as they are healthy and able to fend for themselves.
Job Description:

Would you like the opportunity of rehabilating orphaned wildlife babies and seeing them eventually released back into the wild where they belong?  This is your opportunity to do just that.

Procyon is looking for motivated people to do a three or four month volunteer internship with us and be involved with the daily care of these infants.

Qualifications:

Having some background experience working with animals would be beneficial.

Apply To:

Please send an email to Linda at volunteering@procyonwildlife.com

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Summer Research Assistant

Organization: Marine Education Research Society

Job Type: Seasonal

Location: Port McNeill/Alert Bay

Posting Date: Apr 26, 2015

Deadline: May 15, 2015

Website: http://www.mersociety.org

Organization Description:

The Marine Education and Research Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting conservation and understanding of marine ecosystems through scientific research, environmental education, and marine wildlife response.  For information about MERS’ research, education and wildlife response efforts, see www.mersociety.org.

Job Description:

Summer Student Position: Research Assistant

The Research Assistant (RA) will provide data entry, analysis, administrative and other support to the Marine Education and Research Society’s efforts to understand and mitigate the threats to marine species around northern Vancouver Island.   

Primary duty:  Entering and performing preliminary analyses of humpback and minke whale sighting, photo identification, and acoustic data.

Additional duties:

  • Supervising volunteers during data entry and analysis in order to maintain the quality of the MERS databases.
  • Planning, preparing and attending outreach events.
  • Providing further administrative support as needed including coordinating the humpback sponsorship program.
  • Assisting with photo identification and sightings data collection. (Please note that this position will be primarily office-based with occasional opportunities for fieldwork).
  • Time permitting, there may be an opportunity for the RA to use MERS data to work on an independent project of interest to him/her.

Salary: $12/hour

Work term: 9 week contract with an anticipated start date of June 29th, 2015

Position location: Port McNeill/Alert Bay, BC

Qualifications:

Successful candidates:

  • Are Canadian or have a Canadian work permit. (Please note: MERS will not be able to assist candidates in obtaining a Canadian work permit).
  • Are students currently enrolled in a full-time post-secondary program, returning to school in the fall of 2015 (funding requirement).
  • Are between 15-30 years of age (funding requirement).
  • Have strong computer skills. Previous experience with some or all of the following programs an asset:  Microsoft Excel, Photo Mechanic, Filemaker Pro, Adobe Lightroom, QGIS, and Raven
  • Work well independently and with minimal supervision.
  • Have exceptional organizational skills.
  • Have knowledge of the biology and ecology of marine mammals in British Columbia.
  • Are able to demonstrate strong abilities in matching whale flukes and fins for identification.
Apply To:

Application format: Applications should include a cover letter specifically addressing position requirements, resume, and 3 references (name, position and email address) with a minimum of 2 being employment contacts.   Applications should be emailed to mersociety@gmail.com

Selection procedure: 

1.       References of short-listed candidates contacted.

2.       Short-listed candidates interviewed via SKYPE.

3.       Final interviews held in person in Vancouver or Port McNeill. Candidates will be asked to complete an exercise to assess their ability to match whales IDs.

Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted and that this will happen before May 22nd. 

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Communications Intern - Alberta Region

Organization: Nature Conservancy of Canada

Job Type: Seasonal

Location: Calgary, Alberta AB

Posting Date: Apr 21, 2015

Deadline: May 01, 2015

Website: http://www.natureconservancy.ca

Organization Description:
Job Description:

The Communications Intern will assist the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) in Alberta with a number of tasks, ranging from researching and writing stories aimed at NCC donors and supporters in the Alberta region, along with photo research and archiving, media tracking, media outreach, brochure design and other communications related activities. Working independently and with NCC staff, the Communications Intern will assist with planning, research, writing and editing of digital and print publications, particularly NCC’s website and print publication. The successful candidate will also assist with tasks within the development department when needed including special events, outreach and prospect research.

This position is a great opportunity for the successful candidate to apply classroom theories and skills to practical and hands-on work. The ideal candidate for this position would be a student currently enrolled in a communications, public relations or journalism program at a post secondary institution. This person would also have a keen interest in nature and science. This position is based in the Calgary, and a candidate who is familiar with conservation in Alberta would be preferred. We’re also looking for someone who has a valid driver’s license, and the flexibly to work a few evenings and weekends when required. Applicants should be prepared to work until the end of August 2015.

Reporting Relationships

The Communications Intern will be supervised by the Communications Coordinator. The intern will perform daily tasks alongside staff while simultaneously being mentored. When working in the office the intern will work both independently and as a team with other members of the Communications and Development team. Daily communication, distribution of tasks and feedback will be provided.

Specific Responsibilities

- Assist in researching and sourcing stories for digital and print publications

- Assist in editing and proofreading stories for digital and print publications

- Write stories for NCC’s digital and print publications

- Upload images to the NCC Image Database and tag them appropriately

- Where needed, perform interviews of staff or external sources

- Media outreach throughout Alberta

- Development projects: special events, outreach and research

- Assist with ongoing activities as needed

Qualifications:

Specific Responsibilities

- Assist in researching and sourcing stories for digital and print publications

- Assist in editing and proofreading stories for digital and print publications

- Write stories for NCC’s digital and print publications

- Upload images to the NCC Image Database and tag them appropriately

- Where needed, perform interviews of staff or external sources

- Media outreach throughout Alberta

- Development projects: special events, outreach and research

- Assist with ongoing activities as needed

This position is a paid internship funded through Canada Summer Jobs. Applicants must meet the following requirements;

• be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment

• have been 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

• be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act3

• be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations

Apply To:

To apply for this internship, please your email your resume and cover letter to kara.rapke@natureconservancy.ca.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada is the nation’s leading land conservation organization, working to protect our most important natural areas and the species they sustain. Since 1962 NCC and its partners have helped to protect more than 2.7 million acres coast to coast. The Nature Conservancy of Canada has conserved 234,000 acres in Alberta.

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Summer Camp Assistant

Organization: Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Job Type: Seasonal

Location: Aurora, Ontario ON

Posting Date: Apr 27, 2015

Deadline: May 05, 2015

Website: http://www.lsrca.on.ca

Organization Description:
Job Description:

Summer Camp Assistant

9 weeks Contract Position, Sheppard’s Bush Conservation Area (Aurora), Ontario  

Salary: $11.25 per hour

Are you energetic, resourceful, enjoy working with children, and love being in the outdoors? If you answered “yes”, this opportunity is for you!

Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA), in partnership with the Town of Aurora, offers a unique environment-themed day camp that involves a variety of outdoor experiences at Sheppard’s Bush Conservation Area.

This position will work with LSRCA’s Outdoor & Environmental Educators from Scanlon Creek to lead and deliver program activities. This position reports directly to the Manager, Education.

What you will do:

  • Supervise campers ages 6-12 in a variety of outdoor and camp activities

  • Support, co-lead or lead program activities including hiking, orienteering, wilderness shelter building and cookout, exploration of field, forest and pond, nature arts & crafts, and eco-games

  • Perform set-up, clean-up and maintenance of program equipment / facilities

  • Responsible for the health and safety of campers

  • Other camp-related duties as assigned

Hours of Work:          40 hour week, 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday

Start Date:                       June 30, 2015

End Date:                          August 28, 2015

Qualifications:

What you offer:

  • Responsible, positive, and enthusiastic team player

  • Environmentally and conservation oriented

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Capacity to work both independently and as part of a team – interested in assuming program leadership role and responsibilities

  • Willingness to work in all weather conditions - Camp runs “rain or shine”

  • Previous camp experience or experience working with children, an asset

  • First –Aid / CPR training is considered an asset

  • The offer of employment is conditional on receipt of a positive “Vulnerable Sector Screening” (includes a Criminal Record Check) , as this position works directly with children

Apply To:

Please forward a single pdf document that includes a résumé and covering letter to LSRCA’s Human Resources, referencing Competition #8-2015, by 4:00 pm on May 5, 2015 to careers@LSRCA.on.ca.

The LSRCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process.  Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment.  We thank all applicants for their interest in the LSRCA; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Executive Director

Organization: Haliburton Highlands Land Trust

Job Type: Full-time Contract/Project/Temporary

Location: Haliburton, Ontario ON

Posting Date: Apr 14, 2015

Deadline: May 08, 2015

Website: http://www.haliburtonlandtrust.ca

Organization Description:

The Land Trust is a leader in environmental protection, research, and education in Haliburton County.

Job Description:

The Land Trust is seeking an Executive Director who is a highly motivated and energetic leader with a strong interest in conservation. The Executive Director will serve as the public face of the Land Trust and will provide leadership in the areas of funding development, volunteer and membership development and the management of staff and operations.

The successful candidate will bring a commitment to environmental conservation and a background in management, ideally in the not-for-profit sector. You are a leader with the proven ability to lead an organization through change to successful growth in its funding, membership base and partnerships. You have an undergraduate or college degree in environmental studies/science, business administration, non-profit management or a related field. You have experience in fundraising and grant proposals, policy and program development and excellent communications skills. You are effective in building relationships with a wide array of individuals.

Currently, this position is funded through a Trillium grant. With one year remaining in the grant, success in this role will help to enable the Land Trust to make this position ongoing following this grant. The full terms of reference are available on our website: 

http://www.haliburtonlandtrust.ca/e-d-job-description/ 

Qualifications:

Requirements:

  1. Commitment to environmental conservation, the Land Trust’s mission and successful collaboration with a volunteer Board of Directors and its committees;
  2. A minimum of an undergraduate or college degree in environmental studies/science, business administration, non-profit management or related field;
  3. Experience as a manager, preferably in a not-for-profit or community-based organization;
  4. Experience in successful fundraising and writing grant proposals;
  5. Proven ability to lead an organization through change to successful growth;
  6. Financial management experience;
  7. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, including an ability to inspire and engage;
  8. An ability to build effective relationships with volunteers, staff, partners and the general public;
  9. Effective policy and program development;
  10. An ability to be highly motivated, creative and independent.
Apply To:

If you are interested in being a leader in this dynamic organization, please email your resume to (admin@haliburtonlandtrust.ca) before 5pm on Friday, May 8th, 2015.

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