Coordinator, Conservation

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Nature Conservancy of Canada

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St. John's, Canada

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26 days ago

Position: NL Conservation Coordinator

Location: St. John’s, NL

Position details: Full-time, 2-year contract

Taking care of our environment has never been more important than it is today. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is looking for a Newfoundland and Labrador Conservation 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 14 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 NL Conservation Coordinator, supports the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s actions to conserve biodiversity in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) by providing expertise and support in conservation science, policy, and stewardship. Specifically, the Conservation Coordinator will work on NCC’s NL Other Effective area-based Conservation Measures (OECM) Project conducting research, field site visits, and GIS mapping to identify and upload candidate OECMs to the Canadian Protected and Conserved Areas Database (CPCAD). This may also include supporting the NL Program Director in working with Indigenous partners toward the development of IPCAs.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Supporting the Newfoundland and Labrador Program Director in project management and coordination with NL OECM Project partners
  • Conducting comparative legislative and policy research of conservation methods in NL and other Canadian jurisdictions
  • Conducting field site assessments of candidate OECM candidate sites using the Canada Target 1 Decision Support Tool, and the Wetland Ecosystem Services Protocol for Atlantic Canada (WESP-AC)
  • Using GIS to develop maps of candidate OECM sites throughout Newfoundland and Labrador

Position Requirements

  • A degree in a field related to conservation, ecology, biology, or equivalent – Required
  • A Masters of Science degree in a field related to conservation, ecology, biology, or equivalent – Preferred
  • A minimum of two years related experience in an ecology/biology/conservation field – Required
  • A minimum of two years related experience in a role involving field-based ecological/biological data collection – Required
  • Familiarity with eastern boreal ecology and strong boreal plant species identification skills with an emphasis on wetland species – Required
  • Familiarity and experience working collaboratively with Provincial Government, Memorial University, and/or environmental non-profit partners in Newfoundland and Labrador – Preferred
  • Familiarity with legislative and policy-based conservation mechanisms in Newfoundland and Labrador – Preferred
  • Experience working with Indigenous groups - Preferred
  • Strong project management skills, time management and prioritization skills – Required
  • Teamwork and strong interpersonal skills, with excellent written and oral communication skills – Required
  • Self-motivated and professional, flexible/adaptable – Required
  • Strong GIS skills – Preferred

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 January 27, 2023 at 11:59pm NT.

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.