Strategic Conservation Specialist

Employment Type:  SGEU Term 9 months or more
Location(s)
:  SK-North Central-Prince Albert   SK-Stoon-Saskatoon, SK-Rgna-Regina
Ministry
:  026 Environment
Salary Range:  $41.174-$51.598 Hourly
Grade:  SGEU.12.

The Ministry of Environment takes a team-based approach to protecting Saskatchewan’s environment for the well-being of the province, its people and its future. We use science-based solutions and environmental laws to help safeguard communities, and to protect our air, land, water and habitat. We are committed to high citizen and client satisfaction through workplace excellence, continuous improvement and innovation.

The Ministry of Environment Woodland Caribou Program is seeking a highly motivated individual to work as a Strategic Conservation Specialist (full-time term position, ending September 30, 2023). You will be part of a team working to develop and implement woodland caribou range plans across northern Saskatchewan.

You will develop cooperative multi-disciplinary relationships and partnerships with other specialists, non-government conservation organizations, federal agencies and other provincial governments, industry, stakeholders, and First Nations and Métis communities to protect, plan and manage an enhanced multi-stakeholder approach to resource and conservation planning and management. You will be expected to assess regulatory processes and explore options and tools that will enable enhanced mitigation of industry development effects on wild species habitat. This position will support contract management and program performance evaluation for landscape-based initiatives.

The successful candidate will have experience working with ecological principles, environmental policy and regulation, management of industry development effects on wild species habitat, and research methods. Experience with partnership building, community engagement, habitat mitigation approaches, and project management is essential.

Typically, the knowledge and skills required for these positions would be obtained through a university degree in ecology, natural resource management or related fields of study and several years of progressively responsible experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

This is a one-year term position with possibility for extenstion.

We are committed to workplace diversity.

Hours of Work:  B – SGEU Field 37.33 – work a total of 37.33 hours/week, averaged over 4 weeks
Number of Openings:  1

Closing Date:  Aug 7, 2022, 11:59:00 PM

Indigenous Climate Change Partnership Coordinator

Environment – who we are
We are trusted environmental stewards, working with our colleagues, stakeholders and the public, to keep the Yukon healthy and sustainable.

Our priorities are to:

Keep the air, land and water clean
Manage the territory’s wildlife responsibly
Support wildlife viewing and on the land opportunities
Advance reconciliation
Build and support climate resilience
Be trusted environmental stewards
Who We’re Looking for
The Climate Change Secretariat is launching the role of Indigenous Climate Change Partnership Coordinator. The position will inform how the Government of Yukon can strengthen relationships with Yukon First Nations and transboundary Indigenous groups, and work together to support climate action. The position will review models for successful partnership and co-governance, engage with territorial and Indigenous government staff and knowledge holders, and recommend ways for weaving together Indigenous worldviews, scientific research, local knowledge, and policy. This role will help position Yukon’s Our Clean Future strategy to continue to build linkages with climate initiatives led by Yukon First Nations and transboundary Indigenous groups.

If you’re currently an employee of Yukon University, a Yukon First Nation Government, the City of Whitehorse, the Federal Government, or other government organization, you may qualify for this opportunity through a temporary assignment or secondment opportunity   (with the approval of your supervisor).

Curious about this opportunity? Please contact: Nelly Bouevitch, Adaptation Manager,  Climate Change Secretariat, at nelly.bouevitch@yukon.ca or Emma Seward,  A/Strategy Implementation Manager via emma.seward@yukon.ca

For more information about the recruitment process, please contact Karen Fortin-Wooding, Human Resources Consultant via karen.fortin-wooding@yukon.ca

To be considered for this opportunity, you’ll need to demonstrate how you meet the following qualifications in your resume.  Be sure to highlight how the experience you have acquired aligns with the ‘must haves’ for this position, including the month and year for each work experience entry.  Selection for further consideration is based solely on the information you provide in your resume.

Essential Qualifications

A post-secondary degree related to natural resources management, political science, environmental science, geography, public administration or a related discipline;
Experience conducting research and analysis in a government setting;
Experience working in a multi-disciplinary and multi-jurisdictional environment;
Experience in program planning and/or development; and,
Experience working with Yukon First Nations or transboundary Indigenous organizations.
Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability

Candidates should have and may be assessed on:

Creativity, adaptability, and problem solving skills;
Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships;
Knowledge of Yukon First Nation’s culture, perspectives and history;
Ability to think strategically;
Ability to work collaboratively with a broad range of internal and external partners;
Ability to conduct research, analyze information and draft decision making documents;
Ability to plan, manage and implement projects, and;
Working knowledge of climate change in a northern context.
Additional Information:

Job Requirements: Occasional travel to the communities may be required

Education Interpreter & Site Attendant, Tommy Thompson Park

Position Details:

Current Rate of Pay: Min = $23.91, Max = $25.92
Employment type: Temporary Part-Time Contract
Duration: 4 months (Start date flexible late August/early September to December 18, 2022 *with possibility of extension*)

Hours of work: 7.5-18 hours/week

Work location: Tommy Thompson Park

Division: Restoration & Infrastructure

Business unit: Ecosystem Management

Travel: Yes, within job site

Remote Work: No

 

About TRCA:

With more than 60 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario, created to safeguard and enhance the health and well-being of watershed communities through the protection and restoration of the natural environment and the ecological services the environment provides.

TRCA works to protect the integrity and health of the rivers and creeks in the jurisdiction, develop a system of green and natural spaces that sustains local ecosystems, and advance sustainable practices that improve people’s lives within our growing region.
How you will contribute as part of the TRCA team:

The Education Interpreter and Site Attendant is someone who has a passion for nature and wildlife, loves interacting and sharing information with others, and who is confident and has a dynamic personality.  Situated at the most unique park in Toronto, the Education Interpreter and Site Attendant at Tommy Thompson Park engages with park visitors to provide enhanced customer service. Interactions range from interpreting park history, wildlife, habitats and restoration projects, to assisting with emergencies and ensuring visitors are well-informed about how to use the park responsibly. The Education Interpreter and Site Attendant is comfortable working in a small team, under minimal supervision, and has a reliable car that can be used during working hours for site inspections.  Education Interpreter and Site Attendants typically work in teams of two on weekends (Saturday and Sunday and holidays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m./4:30 p.m. (Summer/Winter) every other weekend, however, the schedule is flexible and based on staff availability.  This is an occasional contract position in the environmental field.

Major Responsibilities:

 

Perform the following tasks under general supervision:

Greet and engage with visitors in a pleasant and helpful manner to provide exceptional visitor experiences.
Provide communication to visitors about permitted activities and trail etiquette.
Assist with inquiries and/or concerns in a tactful and professional manner and use interactions as an educational opportunity.
Guide and lead visitors and visitor groups to Tommy Thompson Park on nature and environmental programs specific to the habitats, flora and fauna of the park.
Learn program content to be able to effectively deliver interactive programs to various audiences of varying ages.
Assist with creation of interpretive displays and activities.
Conduct site inspections to identify any major hazards, incidents and issues.
Provide first aid when required. Complete injury and incident reports. Facilitate EMS access to the park.
Maintain Nature Centre in neat and tidy condition.
What will you need to succeed:

Actively pursuing or possess a post-secondary degree/diploma in the field of biology, environmental studies or related discipline, or equivalent knowledge.
Valid Ontario Class G driver’s license in good standing.
Active and current First Aid and CPR certificate.
Experience working with large groups in delivering programs and activities is considered an asset.
Previous experience delivering environmental, or nature programs is considered an asset.
Familiarity with Tommy Thompson Park programs and projects.
Knowledge of the ecology and flora/fauna of the Greater Toronto Area and Southern Ontario.
Strong public speaking and communication skills.
Excellent organization and time management skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.
Ability to deliver programs to audiences of various ages, adapting style to ensure audience appropriateness.
Ability to work independently and take initiative within a set of guidelines and procedures, and to take direction and notes when given.
What TRCA has to offer you:

As part of a progressive team you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact to preserving and protecting nature, while maintaining a balance between the natural environment and built environment. Working with experts within our field, you will join a team of colleagues that are committed to TRCA’s core values of integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect, and excellence (icare).

You will be part of a diverse and inclusive organization that:

Makes a positive difference in the communities we serve.
Fosters high performance and collaborative teams.
Provides continuous learning and development opportunities.
Offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits program (including Defined Benefit Pension Plan – OMERS/OTPP).
Provides unique TRCA Perks.
Provides flexible work arrangements.
Offers potential for career growth and advancement.
To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter (Applicants without a cover letter will not be considered) quoting the Job ID prior to midnight on August 5, 2022.

Senior Conservation Specialist

CPAWS-NWT is hiring a Senior Conservation Specialist. This is an exciting full-time leadership position based from our chapter office in Yellowknife. Deadline to apply is July 31, 2022. Preferred start date is September.

See full job description here.

Executive Director

Permanent, full-time (1.0 or 0.8 FTE)
Reports to: CPAWS-BC Board of Directors
Direct Reports: 1 director; 3 managers

This position can work out of a Vancouver office or may choose to work remotely elsewhere in British Columbia. Currently, the majority of our team is choosing to work from home. 1-2 in-person, all-staff retreats are scheduled per year. The successful candidate will travel to Victoria and/or Lower Mainland as needed for internal and stakeholder meetings.

The annual salary for the position is $100,000, plus generous health and dental benefits, RRSP matching program, 15 days paid vacation and scheduled annual cost of living increases.

ABOUT CPAWS-BC
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – British Columbia (CPAWS-BC) is part of one of Canada’s oldest non-profit conservation groups. We have been defending lands and waters in BC since 1978 and are dedicated to keeping BC’s natural environment thriving forever. Nature is BC’s best hope.

CPAWS-BC works on the unceded territories of Indigenous Peoples. We recognize that all people have the right to a healthy environment. Identity, culture, and survival are often deeply rooted in people’s connection to the land and ocean. However, not all people have equal access to and decision-making powers over the use of land and the ocean. As a conservation organization, we have the responsibility to uphold the values of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion of marginalized voices and perspectives. CPAWS-BC’s hiring practices give priority to Indigenous, Black, and racialized people and those who face systemic barriers to employment.

ABOUT THE ROLE
The Executive Director is the senior leader within CPAWS-BC, responsible for the day-to-day operations and business of CPAWS-BC as a registered not-for-profit society. The Executive Director is responsible for the leadership and management of a progressive and evolving conservation non-profit alongside a strong staff team and a newly created Director of Conservation and Advocacy role. The Executive Director builds and maintains strong relationships with Indigenous partners, Board, staff, funders, donors, the CPAWS national office and fellow CPAWS chapters, and the broader community with a commitment to achieve outcomes that are inclusive, and mission-driven.

A significant mandate and priority of the Executive Director is to identify strategies and action plans to engage with and center Indigenous knowledge and advocacy within CPAWS-BC and our broader conservation work. CPAWS-BC holds a number of good relations with Indigenous nations around British Columbia, and staff and Board have worked together to deepen their understanding of and work with Indigenous Nations. The successful candidate will need to identify, build buy-in and communicate a shared vision of reconciliation, decolonization and/or Indigenization of CPAWS-BC’s work.

This is a great opportunity to bring a transformational leadership approach to join a dynamic team in a growing and evolving organization driving bold conservation goals. If you can imagine yourself in this role, we are keen to hear from you! Please share what you would bring and how you would be impactful.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The Executive Director has overall responsibility for:

• Developing an organizational culture that is culturally safe and ethical, which attracts, retains, and motivates a
diverse staff to contribute to the successful delivery of programs and services.

• Overseeing the ongoing implementation of effective financial and administrative systems; develop, monitor, and
present the annual budget.

• Working closely with the Board of Directors and the staff team in the collaborative development, regular review,
and implementation of the Strategic Plan that sets out the organization’s mission and vision.

• Maintaining and helping shape the ongoing relationship with the CPAWS national office and fellow CPAWS
chapters to understand and facilitate aligned priorities and identify opportunities for collaboration.

• Overseeing the development and implementation of a strategy specific to Indigenous relations within CPAWS-BC
(e.g., reconciliation, decolonization, and/or Indigenization of partnership relations, funding, and governance
models, and/or staff competencies).

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE BRINGS:
• A collaborative, respectful, and engaging leadership style coupled with a strategic mindset and experience in
fostering a values-aligned team culture.

• Knowledge of non-profit and NGO funding, operations, and governance best practices.

• Demonstrated capacity to build and maintain positive relationships with diverse groups through superior
interpersonal, problem-solving, and communication skills.

• Demonstrated ability in finding innovative solutions, taking risks, and implementing goal-oriented strategies.

• Financial acumen and professional, discrete judgment.

• A passion for protecting Canada’s lands, ocean, wildlife, and species at risk.

 

THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS:
• Experience managing and providing support and guidance to a multi-disciplinary team, removing barriers to
empower the team to do their best work, and strengthening and enhancing organizational development and
workplace culture.

• A deep and demonstrated commitment and ability to affect action in the area of justice, equity, diversity, and
inclusion, with that perspective guiding decision-making.

• Experience working with and/or reporting directly to a Board of Directors with a demonstrated understanding of
non-profit governance (including the Societies Act of BC and the parameters of having registered charitable
status and/or reporting requirements).

• Knowledge of federal and provincial legislation applicable to non-profit employers (i.e., Employment Standards
Act, Canada Revenue Agency, human rights, and occupational health and safety).

• Experience with fund development, grant writing, and/or developing corporate partnerships and sponsorships.

• Experience developing, implementing, and monitoring strategic and operational plans that build on an
organization’s mission and value creativity, innovation, and bold ideas.

• Experience developing, implementing, and monitoring operational budgets, including financial planning and
reporting.

• Experience implementing communication strategies using evolving and diverse platforms.

• Skilled in developing relationships with and working in coalition with other organizations.

 

HOW TO APPLY
Should you be interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Joel Harnest, in confidence, at joel@cpawsbc.org. We will respond to all who express interest.

CPAWS-BC strives to maintain and expand a diverse and inclusive workforce. We strongly encourage applicants to state whether they are part of a visible minority, experience challenges with ableism, or are Indigenous. We also welcome applicants who are diverse in other ways, including in sexual orientation, gender identity, or other aspects that contribute to the mosaic of backgrounds at CPAWS-BC.

Applications will be received and reviewed on a rolling basis, with an intended start date no later than November 1, 2022.

Director of Conservation & Advocacy

This position can work out of a Vancouver office or may choose to work remotely elsewhere in British Columbia. Currently, the majority of our team is choosing to work from home. 1-2 in-person, all-staff retreats are scheduled per year. The successful candidate will travel to Victoria and/or Lower Mainland as needed for internal and stakeholder meetings.

The annual salary for the position is $85,000, plus generous health and dental benefits, RRSP matching program, 15 days paid vacation, and scheduled annual cost of living increases.

 

ABOUT CPAWS-BC
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – British Columbia (CPAWS-BC) is part of one of Canada’s oldest non-profit conservation groups. We have been defending lands and waters in BC since 1978 and are dedicated to keeping BC’s natural environment thriving forever. Nature is BC’s best hope.

CPAWS-BC works on the unceded territories of Indigenous Peoples. We recognize that all people have the right to a healthy environment. Identity, culture, and survival are often deeply rooted in people’s connection to the land and ocean. However, not all people have equal access to and decision-making powers over the use of land and the ocean. As a conservation organization, we have the responsibility to uphold the values of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion of marginalized voices and perspectives. CPAWS-BC’s hiring practices give priority to Indigenous, Black, and racialized people and those who face systemic barriers to employment.

 

ABOUT THE ROLE
The newly created role of Director of Conservation & Advocacy is a senior leader within CPAWS-BC responsible for the oversight and implementation of conservation campaigns and advocacy. They will provide leadership in developing and enacting campaign strategy, developing effective government relations and advocacy plans, oversee stakeholder relations and coalition-building strategies in order to work towards conservation goals.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The Director of Conservation and Advocacy has overall responsibility for:

• Working with conservation staff to develop strategic campaign and advocacy plans that drive success on
CPAWS-BC’s Impact Measures.

• Overseeing the development and leading the implementation of a strategy specific to Indigenous relations within
conservation campaign and advocacy initiatives (e.g., reconciliation, decolonization, and/or Indigenization of
partnership relations, funding, and governance models, and/or staff competencies)

• Hiring, directing, and managing the conservation team to ensure a coordinated approach and strategy to
CPAWS-BC’s work to achieve new public protected areas in BC, ensure the proper management of established
protected areas, and defend other ecologically significant areas from harm.

• Collaborating with the Executive Director and the Development team on the funding, budget, and governance
support required for conservation work.

• Liaising between the conservation staff and the Board of Directors and providing guidance to the Board on
conservation and strategic decisions (e.g., impact measures)

• Facilitating all government relations related to CPAWS-BC’s conservation program and campaign areas,
including lobbying activities, and preparation of policy papers and briefs.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE BRINGS:
• A strategic and creative approach, being detail-oriented, highly motivated, diplomatic and tactful, with excellent
judgment and demonstrated problem-solving skills, with the ability to make decisions in a changing environment
and anticipate future needs.

• An encouraging and supportive leadership style which aims to bring out the best in people and aligns them around
bold goals.

• Demonstrated ability in identifying innovative solutions and opportunities, taking risks, and implementing
goal-oriented strategies.

• A passion for protecting Canada’s lands, ocean, wildlife, and species at risk.

THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS:
• Progressive experience leading multidisciplinary teams in the conservation non-profit sector and/or government
and working effectively across the organization and functions

• Expertise in program development and managing campaigns and a proven track record in government relations.

• Demonstrated experience in effective communications and community engagement strategies to galvanize public
opinion and buy-in, and affect change within regional, provincial, and/or federal policy and public opinion

• Strong understanding of and commitment to JEDI principles (justice, equity, diversity & inclusion), including and
specifically in reconciliation, decolonization, and/or Indigenizing relationships

HOW TO APPLY
Should you be interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Joel Harnest, in confidence, at joel@cpawsbc.org. We will respond to all who express interest.

CPAWS-BC strives to maintain and expand a diverse and inclusive workforce. We strongly encourage applicants to state whether they are part of a visible minority, experience challenges with ableism, or are Indigenous. We also welcome applicants who are diverse in other ways, including in sexual orientation, gender identity, or other aspects that contribute to the mosaic of backgrounds at CPAWS-BC.

Applications will be received and reviewed on a rolling basis, with an intended start date no later than November 1, 2022.

Education Manager

ROLE DESCRIPTION – EDUCATION MANAGER

Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES) promotes awareness of and respect for the natural world through collaborative leadership in environmental education, research, and conservation in Stanley Park. We celebrate diversity and are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace that reflects and expands the community that we serve.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Education Manager is responsible for the on-going development, coordination and evaluation of a variety of programs and projects targeting diverse segments of the general public and particular audiences that have been identified in the SPES Strategic
Plan. Key environmental education programs developed and delivered within the Education department are: public programs and events, private programs, school programs, teacher workshops and camps and clubs. This role supervises education departmental staff which includes: Public Environmental Education
Coordinator, School Programs Coordinator, Camps & Clubs Coordinator, Outreach Coordinator as well as a number of interns and seasonal staff.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

Plan and develop new programs that promote environmental awareness and stewardship and align with SPES’ Strategic Plan;
Stay current with changes to curricula, topics, and advances in environmental science in order to review, evaluate, and support the updating of existing program content, delivery media, and materials;
Ensure that all programs and activities operate safely with program specific safety plans;
Deliver programs occasionally to take part in content delivery and to cover staff absences;
Hire and effectively manage permanent and temporary staff;
Oversee the management of the passive interpretation in Stanley Park, such as the Nature House or it’s mobile replacement: the building/truck, hours of operation, exhibits, displays, staffing and volunteers;
Oversee the coordination of and attendance at special activities and community events, ie. Earth
Day, Vancouver Bird Celebration, BC Rivers Day, Arbor Day, etc.;

Work with Executive Director to establish an annual budget for Education, monitor spending, track program metrics, submit quarterly reports, monitor spending and make adjustments to meet the targets of the annual operating budget;
Work with Fundraising, Development and Communications Specialist to acquire sponsorships, partnerships, develop grant content and budgets, and secure donations; assist with proposals and reports to funders;
Oversee administration of the education programs’ seasonal schedules, registration, pricing, promotion, and metrics;
Create and maintain strategic community partnerships and relationships ie: Vancouver Park Board,
Vancouver School Board, granters, etc.;

Oversee the development of content for articles, newsletters, pamphlets and other environmental education related items;
Attend board, manager, and staff meetings and participate in board/staff planning sessions as required;
Keep staff and volunteers informed about programs and new developments;
Create annual work plan and evaluate seasonally with Executive Director;
Foster volunteers, and mentor student term project(s); coordinate with Volunteer Coordinator on volunteer recruitment, management and recognition;
Maintain up-to-date manuals and information for all programs and positions;
Prepare clear communications for a spectrum of documents, including but not limited to grant proposals, technical reports, external publications, and electronic communication.
QUALIFICATIONS

Education, Training and Experience

Minimum two years management experience, preferably in a non-profit setting;
Minimum two years teaching, training, or interpretation experience;
Degree in a related field (education, conservation biology, ecology, environmental education) or related equivalent work experience;
BC teacher certification, elementary level an asset;
Proficient with Microsoft Proficiency in MS suite including Excel, Access database system, Canva,
Mailchimp WordPress, and registration systems (Personify, Zeffy) an asset;

Experience working with diverse groups including First Nations, planners, environmental organizations, government agencies and others an asset;
Strong knowledge of ecological conservation and species at risk an asset
Skills and Abilities

Ability to plan and organize relevant and meaningful programs related to nature, BC ecosystems, and environmental awareness and stewardship using an experiential model;
Ability to manage time: organize and manage multiple priorities; meet deadlines; creatively solve problems;
Ability to hire, train, coach, manage and evaluate staff and engage volunteers;
Excellent research, writing and communication skills;
Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills with a collaborative work style;
Ability to work successfully with diverse community partners;
Ability to search out and attract new program participants and groups of diverse backgrounds and ages;
Ability to deliver programs that capture the attention and imagination of an audience;
Ability to speak in public, engaging with clarity and direction;
Knowledge of current and evolving Ministry of Education curricula;
Demonstrated ability to develop a diversity of relationships to serve various program and fund- raising outcomes;
Self-directed, self-motivated, organized, adaptable and a team player;
Willingness to work outdoors (rain or shine)
Licenses, Certifications and Registrations

Minimum Standard First Aid including CPR
Class 5 BC Driver’s License
A clean Driver’s Abstract
Criminal Record check including vulnerable sector search
Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $53,000.00-$57,000.00 per year

Benefits:

Casual dress
Dental care
Extended health care
Paid time off
Vision care
Schedule:

Monday to Friday
Application deadline: 2022-07-10
Expected start date: 2022-08-01

Research Technician – Bat Conservation Planning

Full Job Description
Research Technician – Bat Conservation Planning
Primary Purpose: The Evo-Eco-Energetics lab (principle investigator: Jeffrey Lane; www.lanelab.ca) in the Department of Biology at the University of Saskatchewan is recruiting two full-time technicians to support ongoing and planned work on endangered bats in Saskatchewan. The successful candidate will work closely with the Evo-Eco-Energetics lab and the Ministry of Environment (Saskatchewan). The overall purpose is to assist with the development of field data collection plans, and a citizen-science campaign, as well as oversee acoustic data processing for little brown Myotis and northern long-eared Myotis in Saskatchewan. The initial appointments are for two months with the possibility of extension, given satisfactory performance, and the availability of funding.

Nature of Work: The individuals in these positions will be responsible for assisting with ongoing, and planning future, monitoring projects for endangered bats in Saskatchewan. Coordination with collaborators and partners will enable province-wide searches for critical and important habitat. Specific responsibilities will include: planning for multi-year hibernacula and maternity roost surveys. This will involve using available information (e.g., published literature, GIS spatial data, and on-the-ground knowledge) to strategically plan future survey locations in the province. Work will also involve assisting with developing a citizen science/public outreach campaign to inform the public about bats and enlist their help in conserving bat populations. This responsibility will require developing and distributing educational/promotional materials and designing/hosting workshops related to bats (e.g., in using hand-held acoustic detectors). Lastly, the technician will assist with analyzing/processing previously collected acoustic data from monitoring projects in the province.

Typical Duties or Accountabilities:

Future survey planning – including: literature review for correlates of bat habitat use, use of GIS data and software to identify areas in the province for future surveys, communication with local groups (including, as appropriate, Indigenous communities).
Citizen science/public education – including: developing and hosting citizen science workshops (remotely or in person, as is appropriate given the status of COVID-19) and developing promotional/educational materials (e.g., posters/pamphlets/web content).
Bat acoustic data analysis – including: computer analysis of previously collected bat acoustic data (using the program Kaleidoscope Pro).
Education: Candidates must have completed an undergraduate degree (graduate degree is preferred) in ecology, wildlife science, conservation or environmental biology, or a related field. Evidence of previous experience relevant to the required tasks is required.

Licenses: Candidates will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to starting the position.

Experience: Required: Evidence of previous professional experience relevant to the required tasks is required. Preferred: experience with ArcGIS mapping software, Microsoft Access and Excel (or equivalent database/spreadsheet programs); knowledge of Kaleidoscope Pro software. Previous experience with public education/outreach is also considered an asset.

Skills: Applicants must be able to work independently and to support members of a team. Excellent written and oral communication skills to diverse audiences are required. Media training is an asset. Maturity, good coordination, organization and ingenuity are requirements.

Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Jeffrey Lane (Jeffrey.lane@usask.ca).

 

Department: Biology
Status: Term
Employment Group: Research
Full Time Equivalent (FTE): 1.0
Salary Phase/Band: Salary Band 1
Posted Date: 1/20/2022
Closing Date: Until Filled
Number of Openings: 2
Work Location: May be eligible for hybrid work under the terms of USask’s Alternative Workspace Guidelines

The successful applicant will be required to provide the following current verification(s) where ‘Yes’ is indicated below. Further information is available at: https://careers.usask.ca/tips-for-applying.php

Criminal Record Check: Not Applicable
Driver’s License and Abstract Check: Not Applicable
Education/Credential Verification: Not Applicable
Vulnerable Sector Check: Not Applicable

Learn more about what we are doing to keep our campus community safe.

The University of Saskatchewan has instated a number of health and safety requirements for faculty, staff and students in consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic. As of January 4, 2022, being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is a condition of employment and proof of vaccination will be required. The University will consider accommodations requests for individuals in accordance with the requirements of the The Saskatchewan Human Rights Code, 2018.

 

The University believes equity, diversity, and inclusion strengthen the community and enhance excellence, innovation and creativity. We are dedicated to recruiting individuals who will enrich our work and learning environments. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. We are committed to providing accommodations to those with a disability or medical necessity. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work together on the accommodation request. The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respects to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another. Together, we are uplifting Indigenization to a place of prominence at the University of Saskatchewan.

Education Coordinator

Full Job Description
The Saskatchewan Environmental Society (SES) is a non-profit, registered charity that has been active in Saskatchewan since 1970. SES’s current action areas include sustainable energy and climate solutions, water protection, resource conservation, biodiversity preservation, and reduction of toxic substances. SES is seeking a full-time staff person to work on our Grades K-12 environmental educational programming.

The Environmental Educator will:

Coordinate, support, and deliver SES’s established education programs in schools: environmentalsociety.ca/programs/k-12-school-programs
Coordinate and deliver SES environmental education workshops with schools
Support teachers (e.g. check-in regularly; answer questions; provide educational guidance; assist with audits; help them access resources, people, and project partners)
Create new, and review, update, or supplement existing lesson plans, audits, and campaigns
Keep SES curriculum links up to date
Lead, facilitate, plan, and present at professional development workshops
Develop an annual summary of results of the programs (e.g. teacher and student surveys; program & projects overviews; recommendations for next year).
Organize and facilitate meetings
Plan, in collaboration with supervisor, the budgets for SES energy conservation education programs and monitor expenses to ensure that they fit within the budget
Maintain the relationship with sponsors of these programs to facilitate on-going funding of SES K-12 energy conservation programs
Manage school/education inquiries and materials that come to SES
Develop and conduct new education programs in consultation with your supervisor
Seek new funding opportunities for education programming through proposal and grant writing
The ideal candidate will:

Have a post-secondary degree in Education, and/or environmental science
Possess strong math skills and an education background teaching science
Have a strong understanding of environmental issues and vocabulary
Have extensive experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Possess an understanding of the Saskatchewan Curriculum
Be able to work in the SES office in Saskatoon
French language skills are an asset
An understanding and respect for Indigenous peoples’ unique histories, cultures, values, and protocols
Candidates with experience working with the unique challenges and benefits of charitable organizations is an advantage.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $23.00-$26.00 per hour

Schedule:

Day shift
Ability to commute/relocate:

Saskatoon, SK: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)
Application deadline: 2022-07-15
Expected start date: 2022-08-22

Conservation Research Population Ecologist

Full Job Description
Take the next step in your career by joining the team at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo and grow your experience in Conservation Research at a globally recognized conservation organization! The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo is seeking a full-time permanent Conservation Research Population Ecologist to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for project management and/or developing peer-reviewed publications and reports related to conservation translocation programs. They will provide guidance regarding program decisions to internal and external partners and will take conservation actions and inspire conservation actions by others. The Conservation Research Population Ecologist leads research to provide science-based advice to inform management decisions and/or the development of policies, guidelines, or best practices for species at risk. They will build and foster partnerships and collaborations with representatives from academia, government, industry, and other stakeholders to advance the zoo’s mission and vision.
As the successful candidate, you will work within our Conservation Translocation portfolio with a focus on our Greater Sage Grouse project, however in the future you may be required to focus on other conservation species as needed.
Our Mission | Take and inspire action to sustain wildlife and wild places
Our Values | Effective collaboration and communication, honesty and integrity, customer focus, safety, and conservation
What you will do:

Project management including developing, designing and leading research or conservation initiatives related to conservation translocation and/or community-based conservation.- Conduct literature searches, collect, manage, analyze and interpret data (species specific and overarching – i.e., systematic reviews)
Collaborate with others to disseminate information through writing and publishing research results (species specific and overarching)
Communicate conservation research in media interviews, public presentations, national and international conferences
Supervise, direct work, and evaluate performance of project researcher, field technicians, volunteers, and/or students
Assist in the development of funding proposals and donor reports, presentations, and field site visits
Build and foster partnerships and collaborations with representatives from academia, government, industry or other stakeholders to advance projects or initiatives
Plan, organize and prioritize work of a small group of people to achieve objectives
Participate on internal or external teams and advisory groups
Provide science-based advice to support management decisions and/or the development of policies, guidelines or best practices
Financial responsibility monthly p-card reporting and/or developing budgets
Assist with other departmental needs associated with conservation translocation and community-based conservation science as needed
What you will bring:

MSc in Biology or Zoology is required, PhD in Biology or Zoology is an asset
Class 5 Driver’s License
5+ years’ experience in conservation biology or a related field
Experience with biological fieldwork
Experience collecting, managing, analyzing, and interpreting data
Experience publishing peer-review scientific papers
Excellent communication skills
Experience supervising/mentoring
Experience managing budgets and project/financial reporting
Additional Requirements:

All candidates must be eligible to work in Canada
Working Conditions:

Extensive office work involving long periods of sitting at computer work stations
Field conditions, working long, irregular hours in inclement weather
Field work may involve hazards such as dangerous animals, insects, sunburn or frostbite, working with field equipment such as trucks or ATVs, heavy lifting of field equipment, exposure to wildlife diseases
Travel to field locations
Driving on highways and dirt roads
The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo is an outdoor facility and all staff must be comfortable working in a large variety of outdoor conditions. The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo follows the advice of Environment Canada when responding to temperature and air quality issues.
The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo will be a no smoking environment including vaping as of January 1, 2023.

What We Offer:

A chance to make a direct impact on the conservation of various iconic Canadian species
Competitive compensation
Flexible benefits plan, including a health spending account
Employer matching RRSP
Discounts on food, beverage, and merchandise
A fun, rewarding work environment and the opportunity to work in a park full of animals from around the world
Are you ready to join one of Canada’s leaders in wildlife conservation?
If this position suits your skills, experience and personal attributes, we want to talk to you.
Apply by doing the following:
Step 1: Watch this video about the conservation work being done at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo (http://youtube.com/watch?v=8J1VH1MBXm0)
Step 2: Submit a cover letter and resume via our online application form.
Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

If this position is a fit for you, we encourage you to apply with a resume and cover letter no later than* July 10, 2022 @ 4:00pm MST.*
The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo strives to cultivate a workplace in which everyone feels welcome and empowered to bring their authentic selves to work. As a conservation organization, we respect and value the diversity of all life and come together as individuals and teammates to achieve the organization’s mission and vision. We recognize the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and work to advance our culture to ensure diverse viewpoints are heard and everyone has an equitable chance to succeed and thrive.

All candidates are thanked for their applications and advised that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Job Type: Full-time