Stewardship Coordinator - Working Landscapes

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Nature Conservancy of Canada

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Regina, Canada

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12 days ago

Full Time Term Contract Salaried

Salary Range: CA$63,950.00 To 71,909.00 Annually

Location: Saskatchewan

Position details: Full Time. 15-month contract with possibility of extension

Taking care of our environment has never been more important than it is today. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is looking for an enthusiastic GIS Coordinator 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

Under the direction of the Working Landscapes Program Director, the Stewardship Coordinator will contribute to the short and long-term goals of the Working Landscapes Program in Saskatchewan by coordinating and delivering stewardship activities outlined in NCC’s Manitoba and Saskatchewan Community Pastures Natural Area Conservation Plan and other areas and activities as assigned. Stewardship activities include but are not limited to inventory, management planning, analysis of Crown and private land management legislation, policy and regulations, partnership and stakeholder liaison, coordination and review of research, land inspection and project completion monitoring, and supervision of contractors and seasonal staff.


Land Stewardship (70%)

  • Work closely with the Working Landscapes Program Director in the identification and implementation of land stewardship activities that enhance identified biodiversity targets
  • Work closely with the Working Landscapes Program Director to develop and implement management plans for projects with NCC partners;
  • Develop baseline reports and inventories for new NCC partnerships with support from Conservation Science staff;
  • Interpret and analysis grazing leases, develop partnership agreements, and collect grazing records;
  • Monitor project lands
  • Train and supervise seasonal staff, and coordinate/schedule stewardship activities in assigned geographic region

Conservation Planning / Science (10%)

  • Provide input into the development and revision of Natural Area Conservation Plans
  • Work with Conservation Science staff to implement science related actions as determined by NACPs and PMPs;
  • Provide input into annual NACP progress reports
  • Recommend the development and use of new conservation tools that assist in the facilitation of NACP actions.

Partnerships (10%)

  • Establish and maintain positive and productive relationships with landowners and lease holders
  • Maintain positive relations with local communities, governments, municipalities, Indigenous communities and other partners on the landscape;
  • Work with Regional staff to plan and implement Conservation Volunteer, donor and other engagement events in the region;
  • Represent NCC various committees and at meetings or workshops as needed.

Budgeting and Work planning (5%)

  • Support the Working Landscapes Program Director in the development of annual budgets and in the monitoring and tracking of expenditures related to stewardship activities
  • Support the Working Landscapes Program Director in annual stewardship work planning, activity tracking and progress reporting

Administrative and Other Responsibilities (5%)

  • Responsible for project administration activities related to project documentation and processes, including LRM input
  • Under the direction of the Working Landscapes Program Director, undertake conservation activities consistent with nationally and regionally approved policies and processes, as well as relevant provincial and/or federal laws and regulations
  • Provide necessary administrative support, recommendations and monitoring of regional assets within respective natural areas.
  • Provide input on funding proposals related to geographic area of responsibility

Position Requirements

  • Successful completion of a four-year undergraduate university program in a related discipline
  • Experience with livestock management, species at risk and habitats of the Canadian prairies and associated land management techniques (e.g., stocking rates, invasive species control, domestic forage)
  • An understanding of legal, regulatory and policy tools associated with private land and Crown land conservation
  • Ability to communicate positively and effectively with landowners, land managers, Indigenous communities, and other partners
  • Demonstrated ability to organize time, manage diverse activities, and meet deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Ability to work in a decentralized work environment where many colleagues work at a distance and as part of an office team
  • Willingness to travel and work in remote environments, along with occasional evenings and weekends: valid driver's license required
  • Commitment to the core values and mission statement of NCC

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 CST January 6, 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.