Birds Canada is looking for a Bird Conservation Engagement and Communications Officer focused on the Fraser River Estuary Important Bird and Biodiversity Area. The position will be based out of Ladner, British Columbia but will allow for working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. The position lasts for 20 weeks, beginning May 4, and ending on September 18, 2020.
The Bird Conservation Engagement and Communications Officer candidate will develop and share online, visual and in-person communications materials about the importance of the Fraser River Estuary as migratory bird habitat. The successful candidate will work with community partners to develop social media campaigns, online community engagement activities and community education events. They will be required to contribute to the development of strategic plans associated with these communications activities and provide Birds Canada with insights into best practices in visual and social media. The Bird Conservation Engagement and Communications Officer will be expected to develop new content through site visits to important habitats throughout the Fraser estuary. The ability to translate bird conservation science into messages that resonate with target audiences through online and print media will be a key attribute. The Bird Conservation Engagement and Communications Officer will assist in organizing community events such as the second annual Welcome Back the Birds of Delta celebration as well as help develop bird tourism events.
This position is specifically for someone who will be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment, and is legally entitled to work in Canada.
The following skills and experience are essential:
- Experience developing online content for platforms such as Twitter and Instagram
- Experience translating science into public communications materials
- Excellent time management skills
- Experience working in multiparty collaborations
- Exceptional communication skills
- Event planning experience
- Basic knowledge of environmental conservation practices
- Ability to work in a team environment, or at times to work independently with little supervision
Additional asset skills:
- Familiarity with online engagement platforms such as NationBuilder and Engaging Networks
- Experience implementing email to target’ campaigns and drip campaigns
- Knowledge of birds and bird conservation
- Valid driver’s license
- Graphic design and illustration skills
- Environmental campaign experience
Salary: $2,380–$2,720 per month, based on experience.
Deadline for applications: Friday, April 17, 2020
To apply, please send a brief cover letter highlighting your field experience, as well as your resume, as a single file to David Bradley at email@example.com. Applications that fail to highlight relevant experience will not be considered further.
Birds Canada welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities.
Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
While Birds Canada thanks all applicants, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.
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