Adopt-A-Pond Research Lead
DURATION: to Dec. 31, 2023
RATE OF PAY: $22.53 per hour
NO. OF POSITIONS: 1 position
START DATE: April 1, 2023
Looking for a career with a dynamic organization that is committed to protecting wildlife? We are interested in dedicated individuals who are positive, enthusiastic, and passionate about wildlife conservation and protecting our planet. Our Toronto Zoo is a mission-based, not-for-profit organization whose mission is connecting people, animals, and conservation science to fight extinction.
Basic Function: Reporting to the Acting Supervisor, Species Recovery, this position provides assistance and support to the Acting Supervisor and Adopt-A-Pond Wetland Conservation Program Coordinator with various conservation projects, field research, data analysis, and report writing. This position is also responsible for assisting and providing support in implementing the Strategic Plan.
Assists with various herpetological conservation projects as directed by the Acting Supervisor.
Assists with the program resources and educational materials related to the conservation program.
Delivers public outreach such as presentations and workshops.
Assists with funding and grant proposals.
Assists with report writing.
Conducts field research, compiles and analyzes research data and reports on results.
Other related duties as requested by the Supervisor.
Provides regular updates to the Supervisor.
Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:
Must be working towards post secondary diploma or degree related to the field, minimum of 2 years completed or the equivalent amount of experience and training.
Must possess 1-year previous experience working independently to plan and implement safe and effective fieldwork projects and data collection.
Ability to handle wild reptiles and amphibians and experience with radio telemetry strongly desirable.
Must have proven, exceptional interpersonal skills and strong organizational skills.
Must possess good computer skills including current word processing and spreadsheet applications.
Must have strong written and verbal communication skills using the English language.
Possess working knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act and WHMIS.
Must be capable of performing the physical demands of the job.
Must be able and willing to work on/off site as well as shifts, weekends and holidays.
While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate may be required to provide a police reference check and/or driver’s abstract, at their own expense as a condition of employment. Candidates may be required to take a written and/or practical examination relevant to the position.
The Toronto Zoo values the importance of inclusive recruitment practices and strives to create a workplace that reflects and celebrates the rich diversity of our city. Please let us know if you require specific accommodations to be in place before you begin the interview process.
The Toronto Zoo respects the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion and seeks to model these principles in all that we do. We are committed to fostering an inclusive workforce where all employees feel respected, supported and valued. We strive to create an environment that represents the rich diversity of our guests and our community and encourage applications from all qualified individuals who can contribute to enhancing our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. Applications are especially encouraged from racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and women.
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