Conservation/Wildlife

Conservation Technician - European Water Chestnut Coordinator

Organization: Ducks Unlimited Canada

Job Type: Contract/Project/Temporary

Location: Kingston, Ontario ON

Posting Date: Apr 04, 2014

Deadline: Apr 18, 2014

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 individual to join our team. 

Working for DUC and based out of the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) Kingston Area office, you will develop and implement a plan to detect, control, and manage European Water Chestnut in and around Wolfe Island. This will be a 22 week contract

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a control/management and surveillance plan
  • Undertake manual removal of European Water Chestnut, as required
  • Inform local community and stakeholders about European Water Chestnut in the area and its implications to local wetlands, recreation etc. and control options
  • Obtain support and volunteer assistance from the community and other stakeholders to implement surveillance and control measures
  • Survey the Wolfe Island area to identify any additional infestations and implement appropriate control
  • Lead and supervise seasonal student(s) and volunteers in field work
  • Engage the local community and other stakeholders with an outreach program that will help control of European Water Chestnut in the future
  • Communicate and liaise the results of this initiative with other local agencies
  • Complete a final report on the results and outcomes of the project with recommendations for the future
Qualifications:

Requirements

  • Experience and ability to operate small powered boats and canoes
  • Leadership skills and ability to supervise others
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to lead and work with volunteers
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills(oral and written)
  • Good organizational skills with ability to use computer word processing and spreadsheet software to generate information, reports and presentations
  • Ability and stamina to undertake extensive fieldwork around Wolfe Island under a variety of conditions using trucks, trailers, boats and motors as needed
  • Basic biological knowledge of aquatic plants and invasive species in southern Ontario
  • General knowledge of conservation issues in southern Ontario
  • Valid drivers license and pleasure craft operators card
  • Valid first aid certification
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How to Apply

In Canada we lose up to 80 acres of wetlands every 24 hours.  We need your help to stop this loss.  If you’re qualified and interested in this opportunity, please submit your cover letter and resumé for confidential consideration to the attention of:

Michelle Stuckless, Administrative Assistant
Ducks Unlimited Canada   
Email: m_stuckless@ducks.ca                                                         
Fax: 705-721-4999                                                                            
www.ducks.ca                                                                                      

Closing deadline:    April 18, 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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PEI Conservation Intern

Organization: Nature Conservancy of Canada

Job Type: Internship

Location: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Posting Date: Apr 02, 2014

Deadline: Apr 23, 2014

Website: http://www.natureconservancy.ca/en/

Organization Description:

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is a private, non-profit organization that prides itself on its entrepreneurial, science-based approach to achieving conservation success through direct action. Since 1962, NCC and its supporters have protected more than 2.6 million acres (1 million hectares) of ecologically significant land across Canada. NCC has experienced dramatic growth in recent years, and is now listed as the 13th largest non-profit organization in Canada, with a national office in Toronto and seven regional offices across the country.

Job Description:

The Conservation Intern’s primary duties will be to assist in the implementation of the stewardship program for natural areas protected by NCC in Prince Edward Island. The intern will work independently and with NCC staff, partners and volunteers, to monitor NCC properties across the province, compile fauna, flora and ecosystem inventories, engage local residents as volunteers and implement property management plans.This internship is 16 weeks (May-September 2014). Please refer to NCC's website for full details on the position. 

Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated excellent plant, animal (bird) and vegetation community identification skills for PEI, ability to key out unknown plant species, thorough knowledge of invasive species and species at risk in PEI; kayaking and boating experience an asset 
  • Undergraduate degree with a background in forestry, landscape ecology, conservation biology, natural resources management, with proven proficiency in GIS
  • Working knowledge of PEI landscapes, communities and conservation issues
  • Experience working outdoors in various terrains and under various weather conditions;
  • Navigation experience with both map and compass and GPS;
  • Ability to work independently, be self motivated, display superior time management skills, have attention to detail, and the ability to meet deadlines;
  • Problem-solving skills; ability to make decisions, sound judgment
  • Demonstrated drive and ability to listen and learn from colleagues and partners
  • Familiarity with common computer software (Microsoft Office Suite, graphics programs);
  • Fluency in English;
  • Wilderness or Standard First Aid training;
  • Valid Driver’s License, at least 21 years of age (able to rent a car)
  • A strong commitment to the cause and mission of the Nature Conservancy of Canada
Apply To:

Please submit cover letter and resume as one PDF document via email by April 23, 2014 to atlantic@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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Reptile and Amphibian Field SurveyTraining Course

Organization: the Nature Conservancy of Canada

Job Type: Volunteer

Location: Beausoleil Island, Georgian Bay Islands National Park, Ontario ON

Posting Date: Mar 31, 2014

Deadline: Apr 25, 2014

Organization Description:

Ontario Nature, the Nature Conservancy of Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

Job Description:

2014 Reptile and Amphibian Field Survey Training Course

Ontario Nature, the Nature Conservancy of Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources are proud to announce the third annual reptile and amphibian field survey training course.

Dates:      Monday May 26 to Wednesday May 28, 2014

Location:   Beausoleil Island

This training course will be held on beautiful Beausoleil Island, which is within Georgian Bay Islands National Park about 150 kilometers north of Toronto. The island has many different habitats that support an incredible diversity of reptiles and amphibians, with confirmed accounts of 15 reptile and 12 amphibian species.

Accommodations: Camp Kitchikewana

Camp Kitchikewana is a YMCA camp on Beausoleil Island within Georgian Bay Islands National Park (www.ymcaofsimcoemuskoka.ca/kids-camp/overnight-camps/)

Cost: $500*/person
         $400*/person for students or not-for profits
*Meals and accommodations are included in the cost and will be provided by Camp Kitchikewana

Instruction provided by: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (Joe Crowley), Ontario Nature (Tanya Pulfer), The Nature Conservancy of Canada (Jennifer McCarter), Scales Nature Park (Jeff Hathaway), Fleming College (Josh Feltham) and others.

Qualifications:

This three-day training course is designed for participants with a wide range of backgrounds, from naturalists, students and conservation professionals to anyone interested in increasing their Ontario reptile and amphibian ID skills, knowledge about survey techniques and protocols and in gaining practical, hands-on experience in conducting surveys for reptiles and amphibians.

Through classroom and field components you will learn about:

•    Reptile and amphibian biology and behaviour
•    Identification of Ontario species and their habitat
•    Survey protocols and techniques for snakes, skinks, turtles, frogs and salamanders

Apply To:

To register, email:     atlas@ontarionature.org
                              30 spaces available on a “first come-first serve” basis

Registration Deadline:     Friday April 25

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Seabird Biologist

Organization: Ducks Unlimited Canada

Job Type: Contract/Project/Temporary

Location: Edmonton, Alberta AB

Posting Date: Mar 28, 2014

Deadline: Apr 18, 2014

Website: http://www.ducks.ca

Organization Description:
Job Description:

The Opportunity

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

As a joint member of Ducks Unlimited Canada’s (DUC) National Boreal Program and Ocean North Canada’s (ONC) Arctic Program, the Seabird Biologist will work with DUC/ONC staff and its partners as a science lead to develop and implement waterfowl and seabird conservation initiatives.  These efforts will be focused along Canada’s Arctic coastline in both terrestrial and marine ecosystems and require the incumbent to work closely with aboriginal communities and other partners such as governments, other non-government organizations, academic institutions and potentially industry.

Your communication and negotiation skills enable you to collaborate and develop science-based partnerships with various stakeholders, including the, Federal and Territorial governments, Aboriginal organizations and communities, academics, industry and the general public.

You are dependable and take initiative; you have effective interpersonal skills and sound judgment; and proven analytical skills and statistical abilities.  The ability to be a highly organized team member that can manage multiple concurrent projects, staff and resources while remaining flexible to continual challenges is critical. 

With a minimum of five years experience and directly related knowledge, you could be the ideal candidate for this position, which is preferably based in Edmonton, Alberta (but open to discussion).

Qualifications:

Requirements

  • Minimum of a master’s degree from a recognized institution in environmental, conservation, biological or zoological sciences, or similar environmental field, doctorate degree an asset.

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written; strong technical writing and presentation skills.
  • Ability to identify marine birds and experience conducting seabird research associated with northern marine or boreal forest ecosystems.
  • English proficiency required; French would be considered an asset
  • Knowledge of ESRI ArcMap10.x and Microsoft Office programs, including a proficiency in MS Access
  • Ability to perform complex statistical analyses using SAS and/or R.
  • A valid driver’s license and travel to remote locations throughout the north will be required.
  • Valid possession and acquisition license (PAL)
  • Familiarity with the non-profit and/or environmental conservation sectors would be considered an asset
  • Must have a passion for conservation, the environment and the outdoors.
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How to Apply

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 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:   April 18, 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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Executive Director

Organization: CPAWS-BC

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, BC

Posting Date: Mar 19, 2014

Deadline: Apr 21, 2014

Website: http://cpawsbc.org/about/jobs/

Organization Description:

Are you passionate about protecting B.C.’s wilderness and oceans? The BC Chapter of Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS-BC) is a long established environmental organization with multiple ongoing campaigns, programs and coalitions and we are seeking a dynamic leader for the role of Executive Director. We have been protecting wilderness in every corner of B.C. and deep into the ocean since 1963, giving us 51 years of successful conservation experience.

Job Description:

Reporting directly to the CPAWS-BC Board of Directors, the Executive Director will:

  • Work in partnership with a highly skilled team of staff to effectively represent the conservation mission and interests of CPAWS-BC in government, media, conservation and business spheres; 
  • Collaborate with individuals, communities and First Nations as well as businesses and partners including other ENGOs to achieve organizational goals and objectives;
  • Develop and lead a fundraising strategy that achieves annual targets and provides a continuity of funds from diverse funding sources;
  • Lead the development, implementation, and management of a marketing and communications strategy;
  • Support the CPAWS-BC Board of Directors as well as our national organization and chapters across Canada to achieve conservation goals;
  • Provide coordinated management of CPAWS-BC’s governance, administrative, financial and legal affairs;
  • Manage human resources to ensure CPAWS-BC has the needed capacity to reach our goals and ensure that CPAWS-BC policies and procedures are followed. The job requires direct responsibility for 10 to 13 staff and contractors. 
Qualifications:

Qualifications: Applicants should demonstrate their experience in senior leadership roles and in conservation issues, including:

  • A passion for protecting wilderness backed by a creative spirit and high standards of performance as a leader;
  • Strategic thinking to achieve short-term commitments while always moving toward the bigger vision;
  • Proven track record with a minimum of five years of senior leadership in governance, financial management and human resources;
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising including individual, business and major gifts; 
  • Knowledge of marketing and communications, including new media;
  • Clear understanding of public policy including political and legislative processes;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to develop and sustain strong relationships at all levels, including local communities, First Nations, government agencies as well as the environmental and scientific communities;
  • Energetic, enthusiastic and an excellent representation for CPAWS-BC externally backed by exceptional public speaking and writing abilities; 
  • Proven organizational and time management skills;
  • Works well as a leader within a collaborative and integrated team and in coalitions, including working cooperatively as part of a national organization; 
  • Actively building, a positive and supportive organizational culture;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs and computer applications;
  • Remaining current with non-profit and conservation trends and issues;
  • Ability to travel and work occasional evenings and weekends as required.

Compensation: This is a full time, permanent position that entails working at our downtown Vancouver office in a hard-working and creative team environment.  We are close to multiple transit options.  We offer a competitive salary ranging from $67,000 to $82,000, commensurate with the experience of the successful candidate, with an annual salary review based on performance appraisals. Benefits include health and dental, BC MSP premiums and RRSP matching program.

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Applications: Please send a cover letter and resume to the Hiring Committee by Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 9 am to hiring.committee@cpawsbc.org.

Ideal start date is June 1, 2014; however earlier start dates may be considered. 

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