Conservation Projects Assistant

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Nature Conservancy of Canada

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Edmonton, Canada

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22 days ago

Taking care of our environment has never been more important than it is today. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is looking for a Conservation Project Assistant to join a team committed to protecting our most important natural areas and the plants and animals they sustain.

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 15 million hectares (more than 35 million acres) 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.

Position Summary

You are invited to share your passion for the environment with Albertans of all ages! You will be our main point of contact for monitoring the Bunchberry Meadows (BBM) property near Edmonton – educating and inspiring visitors about access rules and leave no trace hiking practices. As a Conservation Project Assistant in the Capital region, you will monitor the BBM property to assess and mitigate impacts due to human use. You will build strong relationships with the public and lead the delivery of public outreach at BBM.

Interactions with visitors at BBM will focus on proper trail use, rule enforcement and the power of collective small acts of conservation. Outreach will also help elevate NCC’s brand awareness and educate & inspire people to support the conservation work NCC does in Alberta.

Working with NCC Conservation and Engagement staff, you will have the opportunity to engage with and educate the public about the role they play in environmental conservation. You will also gain field experience with a leading national environmental non-profit organization.

This is an ideal position for someone with experience in conflict resolution, visitor management, public outreach, and environmental studies. The ideal candidate has experience as a conservation officer or park ranger and has a background in environmental sciences. The position offers a dynamic mix of environmental communications, public engagement, and field work focused in the Capital Region of Alberta near Edmonton.

This position requires evening and weekend shifts as it is focused on conducting visitor engagement at peak times.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Enjoys working with people of all ages in an outdoor setting and can initiate conversations comfortably;
  • Has experience with conflict resolution and de-escalation;
  • Experience with visitor management and education;
  • Is available to work a modified schedule of evenings & weekends;
  • Has Wilderness First Aid Training;
  • Possesses a valid Driver’s (Class 5) License;
  • Has a dependable personal vehicle and the ability to drive to site; and
  • Able to help conduct property inspections to identifies stewardship actions, emerging threats, and risks and liabilities.

Required Skills and Attributes:

  • Knowledge and use of Microsoft programs (Excel, Word, Power Point, etc.);
  • Background in science, conservation, ecology, or environmental studies in Alberta is an asset;
  • Diploma or equivalent experience in data management or conservation sciences, ecology, environmental studies; and
  • Ability to work independently.

Terms of Employment:

  • Location: Edmonton, Alberta
  • Work Week: 37.5 hours per week
  • Hourly Wage: $19-25 (depending on experience and length of contract)
  • Position Details: 4-to-6-month contract starting in May 2023
  • Closing Date: February 24, 2023

How to Apply

NCC is an equal opportunity employer. If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary expectations through our Career Centre by 11:59pm MST February 24, 2023.

NCC welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

We value and incorporate diverse traditions, heritage, knowledge and experiences in our mission and in our workplaces. We celebrate the full participation of people from all walks of life as we work towards common goals. We strive for a conservation movement in which equity, diversity and inclusion are the norm. This is our continuous commitment: to promote healthy people, healthy communities and a healthy planet for everyone.