Data Assistant

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Nature Conservancy of Canada

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Edmonton, Canada

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14 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 Data 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

The Data Assistant is responsible for supporting data entry and Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QAQC) of content in NCC’s internal databases for Alberta. The Data Assistant will report to the Regional Conservation Operations Manger and will work closely with the other conservation staff and the rest of the regional team in a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment. Externally, the Data Assistant will work with partner organizations and others as opportunities arise.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Entering and finalizing outstanding data including:
    • Species data;
    • Field monitoring details;
    • Anthropogenic features;
    • Reconciliation between paper documents and internal database; and
    • New project details.
  • Document clean up including:
    • Moving files and documents to correct locations;
    • Renaming files and documents as needed; and
    • Updating Content Type of files and documents as needed.
  • Working with QAQC spreadsheets to highlighting gaps in data and update content when possible.
  • Supporting Conservation staff with:
    • Historic data entry (range data, species data, monitoring details);
    • WildTrax remote wildlife photo tagging;
    • General data entry needs; and
    • Pre-generating reports for the 2023 field season.
  • Supporting the conservation team with site visits or events, as needed.

Required Skills and Attributes:

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


Terms of Employment:

  • Location: Alberta
  • Work Week: 37.5 hours per week
  • Hourly Wage: $19-25/hour – depending on experience and contract length
  • Position Details: This is a 4 to 6-month contract starting in April-May 2023


To Apply:

If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your application through our Career Centre.

Application Deadline: February 17, 2023 by 11:59PM MST

NCC is an equal opportunity employer. We thank everyone who applies for their interest in the Nature Conservancy of Canada; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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.