Terrestrial Biologist

Job Description:

Parsons is currently recruiting for an ecologist to support the Ecological Services group based in Ontario. Duties will include field investigations and inventories (e.g., breeding bird and amphibian surveys, three-season floral inventories, Ecological Land Classification assessment, Wetland evaluation, and mapping), impact assessment studies and mitigation plans, during and post-construction monitoring of environmental project components, as well as preparation of technical reports and memos. The successful candidate will be required to work in the field and travel to job sites throughout Ontario.

 

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Intermediate Terrestrial Biologist/Ecologist

Cambium is a successful consulting and engineering company built on quality people doing great work in a rewarding environment.  It’s our team that makes us unique.

And…our team is growing!  Cambium is looking for an Intermediate Terrestrial Ecologist to join the Natural Sciences group and support a variety of projects related to environmental impact assessment, ecological monitoring, species at risk protection, invasive species management, and ecological enhancement/restoration. Our Natural Sciences group works with a variety of public and private clients on a wide range of projects. The successful candidate will have in‐depth training and experience as a Biologist or Ecologist; will be expected to complete ecological field inventories to a high level of detail following provincial protocols; contribute to the preparation of reports and mapping; and support senior staff in various aspects of project management and delivery.

  • Carrying out fieldwork using established protocols and classification systems, to complete surveys and inventories of the natural environment. This will require advanced knowledge of terrestrial and wetland flora and fauna native to Central Ontario.
  • Contributing to deliverables that characterize the natural environment and provide an assessment of development-related impacts, at various scales. This includes completing literature reviews, natural feature mapping, technical writing, and data analyses.
  • Supporting senior staff in project planning, scheduling, and allocation of personnel and resources.
  • Collaborating with other Natural Sciences Group staff to complete template and resource development, and internal training.
  • Facilitating the preparation of proposals and grant applications for prospective work.
  • Adhering to health and safety protocols for self and support staff.
  • Providing mentorship and training to junior Cambium personnel.
  • Working to meet internal and external deadlines, which may require occasional evening and weekend work.
  • Other tasks, as required.

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Habitat Monitoring Specialist

MHHC is looking for a Habitat Monitoring Specialist Reporting directly to the Habitat Field Manager the primary objectives of this full-time permanent position are to coordinate MHHC’s habitat monitoring program in association with conservation agreements (easements) and to support baseline habitat surveys If you are innovative and enjoy working with an environmental conservation not-for-profit, apply today!

As the Habitat Monitoring Specialist, you will:

  • Plan, coordinate and complete the Aerial Monitoring Surveys of MHHC’s Conservation Projects
  • Coordinate GIS data for monitoring planning and reporting
  • Support the Habitat Violations Officer with post Aerial Survey Landowner interactions
  • Support the Field Manager with pursuit of actions related to habitat violations
  • Coordinate triennial contact with project participants or landowners
  • Support surveys for Baseline Documentation Reports for MHHC’s Conservation Programs
  • Assist with MHHC’s GIS Database as it relates to MHHC’s Conservation Interests, Assets and Properties
  • Be responsible for implementation of MHHC’s safety policies and procedures and coordinate appropriate safety certifications, for all field staff
  • Be responsible for coordinating, maintaining and upgrading MHHC drone operation Certification. Provide drone flight training to MHHC staff and conduct flights where required
  • Represent MHHC on committees and liaise with Partnering Agencies such as Ducks Unlimited, Nature Conservancy of Canada, and Watershed Districts, to build and maintain professional relationships where applicable
  • Operate and maintain MHHC equipment in a safe and responsible manner
  • Provide support to the MHHC Habitat Field Manager and Director of Conservation as required

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Director, Land Use and Ecosystem Resilience

Duties:
The Director of the Land Use and Ecosystem Resilience is responsible and accountable for providing leadership and management to enable the long-term sustainability, productivity and resilience of Manitoba’s agro-ecosystem. This is accomplished through leadership in climate change resilience and adaptation, soil survey and ag weather monitoring and modelling, directing and delivering management of agricultural Crown lands (ACL), promoting beneficial land management practices, multiple-use land planning, and supporting policy development and associated programming, while respecting treaty land entitlement agreement implementation and historic land administration obligations.

The director is responsible for their Branch’s strategic and business planning, staffing, and budgeting and overseeing program delivery.  The positions represent Manitoba on provincial and national committees.

 

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Post -doctoral Fellow: Natural Pollination Services and Pest Control in Blueberry

 

The WoRCS Lab (Working on Restoring Connectivity and Sustainability; PI Claire Kremen), in collaboration with the PIEE Lab (Plant Insect Ecology and Evolution; PI Juli Carrillo) and the PPGC Lab (Plant-Pollinator and Global Change; PI Risa Sargent), seeks a postdoctoral fellow to conduct primary research on blueberry pollination in response to new agroecological management techniques being designed for blueberry orchards in British Columbia.  In addition to their primary research, the postdoctoral fellow will manage and coordinate the overall research program whose aims are to optimize both natural pollination and pest control for blueberry.  With funding from NSERC Alliance, the Principal Investigators are developing an orchard cover crop mix with the goal of promoting nesting and foraging of the principal bumble bee pollinators of blueberry, while also encouraging natural enemies that can help control Spotted Wing Drosophila, an economically-devastating pest in the region.  The postdoctoral fellow will design and implement research to document the effectiveness of the cover crop mix in promoting blueberry native bee pollinators and blueberry crop pollination, and will coordinate, co-supervise and support the research team (including several graduate students and two research technicians) investigating various aspects of the project.

The position will be based at the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver campus in the Biodiversity Research Centre, with access to resources both at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability and the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems. Field work is carried out at experimental and working farms, located both on UBC campus and in the nearby Fraser Valley (30 – 90 minutes from campus). Project partners and collaborators include the BC Blueberry Council, Delta Farmland and Wildlife Trust, and Agriculture and Agri-food Canada.

In addition to their academic credentials with a focus on pollination ecology, native pollinators and/or agricultural ecology/agronomy/agroecology, the ideal candidate will have significant skills in research project organization, coordination and management.

Job description:

Research –   Develops and implements field experiments to test cover-crop mixture effectiveness for: (1) enhancing native pollinator abundance via enhanced nesting and/or provisioning of floral resources, and (2) increasing blueberry crop pollination and production. Analyzes data using state-of-the science statistical methods and writes and submits manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.   Contributes intellectually to design of research for pest control topics; assists in supervision of graduate and undergraduate students involved in both pollination and pest control research; co-authors collaborative research publications.

Research coordination –  Coordinates and facilitates research projects funded by the NSERC Alliance grant, working with the faculty members, partners, land-owners and managers, research technicians and graduate and undergraduate students across the entire research cycle, from project development, to implementation of the research program, to co-developing final products such as grant reports, publications, presentations and outreach materials.

Knowledge mobilization – Works with research technicians and graduate students to mobilize knowledge based on this research, including developing outreach products and participating in outreach events and programs

 

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Parks Ecologist

The City is committed to fostering a respectful, inclusive and equitable workplace which is representative of the community we serve. We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism and reconciliation. Applications are encouraged from members of groups that are historically disadvantaged and underrepresented. Accommodations are available during the hiring process, upon request.
As a Parks Ecologist, you will be required to fulfil one of the Habitat Management team roles within Urban Conservation, a portfolio that is responsible for the conservation and management of urban natural ecosystems. Key responsibilities for this position include:

  • Plan and implement ecological restoration projects and park management plans.
  • Assess habitat condition within natural environment parks; collect, maintain, and analyze ecological data.
  • Support Parks Operations in natural areas and biodiversity initiatives.

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Communications Manager

Alberta Ecotrust Foundation
Alberta Ecotrust is a registered charity created through a unique partnership established between the corporate sector and the environmental community in 1991. Guided by a vision of healthy ecosystems for all Albertans and a mission to inspire and mobilize those who champion and protect the environment, we were founded on the principles of  fostering collaboration and trust.

Leading boldly ever since, our programs have expanded to build bridges across sectors and communities, focus on solutions and skills, and financially support hundreds of high impact environmental organizations, programs and projects across Alberta. We increasingly utilize a co-benefits approach to ecosystem challenges and financing pathways to a sustainable, low carbon future. Our environmental priorities include:

Energy conservation and the mitigation of climate change
Protection and conservation of water and watersheds
Protection and conservation of habitat, ecologically critical landscapes and sustainable urban land use
Alberta Ecotrust respectfully acknowledges that our programs are delivered across the province of Alberta, comprising Treaty 6, Treaty 7, and Treaty 8 territory, the traditional lands of First Nations and Métis Peoples.

We are committed to creating a safe, warm and welcoming environment for all people interested in applying for our positions.

 

Communications Manager, Alberta Ecotrust

Your goal in this position will be to review, implement, monitor, and continually improve the Alberta Ecotrust Communications Strategy. In this role you are a strong advocate for Alberta Ecotrust and you lead the organization on communications, media relations, and brand management. The Communications Manager generates ideas and inventive ways to promote our organization while acting as a champion and advocate for positive solutions and action on environmental and climate issues.

Your role is responsible for the planning, management, and design/creation and delivery of communications initiatives including website content, key presentations, and conventional, digital, and social media. This role strategically supports the cohesion of the many communications functions of a forward-moving and multi-faceted organization.

Applying your keen interest and exceptional expertise in communications, combined with your skills in strategic planning and coordinating teams to achieve organizational goals, your work will have a huge effect on the success of Alberta Ecotrust.

This position is responsible for the following:

Manage, implement, and improve a strategic communications plan that includes key messages, audience priorities, communications objectives, brand tone and persona, and channel engagement plans
Understand our strategic approaches and impact, lead the AEF team to capture and share insights, information and analysis in ways meaningful to our audiences and stakeholders
Plan and manage the design, content, and production of all marketing materials
Manage the development, editing and distribution of regular communication to a variety of stakeholders, including social media, email newsletters, event invitations, and annual report
Manage and provide general oversight of the Alberta Ecotrust website
Oversee media relations activities to enhance Alberta Ecotrust’s recognition and credibility, including media releases and advisories, tracking media requests and tracking and growing positive media coverage
Curate consistent use of key messages and brand identity with internal and external stakeholders; train team on key message use and established brand identity rules and guidelines
Assist in the development of funding proposals, campaigns, and other media that support the fund development goals of the organization and promote a culture of philanthropy internally and externally
Establish and ensure effective CRM usage including use of communication and query tools for building marketing lists and crafting messaging for emails and text messaging platforms
Developing marketing materials and outreach, media and partnership strategies for AEF events
Qualifications

You will report to the Executive Team and will frequently collaborate with the rest of the team at Alberta Ecotrust as you collaboratively generate impactful and compelling content. Alberta Ecotrust’s head office is in Calgary, however, this position is available province-wide with the opportunity for remote work.

A successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

Five or more years experience in communications, marketing and public relations
Post-secondary education in a related field
Demonstrated experience and passion for communicating social and environmental issues/content an asset
Experience with non-profit communications including fundraising campaigns, funding proposals and impact reporting is an asset
Ability to write, design and develop engaging content for traditional and social media
Experience in email marketing, list segmentation, and client relationship management software (CRM)
Previous experience coordinating the writing, design and printing of publications in small team
Proven track record in media relations
Proven excellence in writing, editing and verbal communications
Familiarity with communications tools we use, including: WordPress, Google Analytics, Microsoft Office/G Suite, Sprout Social, Fundraise Up, Constant Contact, social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube), NeonCRM, design software such as Adobe Creative Suite and/or Canva, Zoom Webinars.
Exceptional organizational and coordination skills with keen attention to detail
Strong planning, judgment and decision-making skills
Experience planning and organizing events and / or workshop is an asset
Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively in a dynamic, flexible setting
Knowledge of the Alberta environmental sector
Workplace Culture

Alberta Ecotrust provides a flexible schedule and a positive, collaborative team culture. Our staff are extremely motivated to make a difference, and you’ll be part of an innovative team that gets to do interesting, meaningful work aligned with their shared values and desire to improve the world.

 

Remuneration

This is a full-time, 35-hour work week, permanent position with a competitive salary range of $65,000 – $75,000 per year, commensurate with experience, plus paid health benefits, three weeks vacation and a Christmas break.

 

How to Apply

1. Submit your application to Alberta Ecotrust via our online recruitment system. We would like to fill this position as soon as possible but it will remain open until the right candidate is found.

2. Combine your cover letter and resume as one PDF document, named as follows: LastName_FirstName_Communications_Manager

3. Your cover letter and resume combined must not exceed four pages.

 

Applicants are encouraged to identify in their applications if they are Indigenous Peoples, Black People, People of Colour, women, youth, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ2SAI+ communities, new immigrants, refugees, and/or are members of other diverse communities.

 

If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please let us know by emailing s.berry@albertaecotrust.com. Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We thank everyone who applies.

Gardening Educator

Location: Working from home in Ottawa, ON.

We are seeking an innovative Gardening Educator with a background in video production to support gardening for wildlife programs at CWF. The intern will have the opportunity to create digital educational content on gardening and wildlife for different audiences. The candidate will help develop fun, engaging and influencer content illustrating the impact of conservation gardening on our environment. While working at CWF, the candidate will learn about wildlife conservation from experts in the field while developing their videography, creative and storytelling skills.

 

Tasks and Responsibilities

Film at CWF’s wildlife-friendly demonstration garden
Research and develop experiential video content on gardening
Create web series on pollinator conservation for school-age kids
Assist in developing outreach and promotional materials for gardening programs
Research and develop content for CWF’s gardening for wildlife Facebook group
Attend gardening events when required
Reach out to groups and organizations interested in gardening
Other tasks as needed
Qualifications

Secondary or post-secondary education
Field of Studies preferred:  creative arts, education, natural sciences, environmental sciences or related
Other skills

Storytelling, editing and video creation
knowledge of social media marketing
Creative and enjoy the outdoors
Knowledge on how to garden for wildlife
 

ELIGIBILITY:

This position is funded by Canada Summer Jobs, a youth employment program of the Government of Canada. All candidates must meet the following eligibility requirements. Candidates who do not meet all requirements will not be considered:

Must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the beginning of the employment period.
Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of employment; and;
Must have a valid Social Insurance Number (SIN) at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial and territorial legislation and regulations.
Work Conditions:

Fixed-term for 8 weeks
Full-time at 35 hours per week
Wage: $15 per hour
Location: This role will be working from home, based in Ottawa, ON.
Anticipated start date: May 9 or May 14, 2022
HOW TO APPLY: Interested and qualified applicants are encouraged to submit their resume online. Only the candidates who meet the qualifications and experience for the position will be contacted for an interview. We thank you for your interest in the Canadian Wildlife Federation.

Agronomist – Native Plant Solutions

The Opportunity
Native Plant Solutions (NPS), a consulting branch of Ducks Unlimited Canada, is looking for a confident, energetic, and dedicated Agronomist to join our team. This position will support DUC’s revenue generating branch, NPS (www.nativeplantsolutions.ca).

NPS provides environmental services and on-the-ground expertise in upland and wetland ecosystems to industry, land developers and government agencies. Working with a multi-faceted team of professionals, you will lead the development and implementation of native grass upland reclamation, remediation, and applied services for projects to our clients.

You need to be an enthusiastic team player – a self-starter who can work with anyone and capable of seeing the bigger picture and thinking out of the box. This position requires you to be an effective communicator and able to build positive working relationships. It includes overseeing, mentoring, and working alongside seasonal staff.

This position requires expertise in plant ecology following agronomic practices for upland reclamation. Candidates must be comfortable working in the field and coping with variable weather conditions as a substantial portion of your time will be spent working outdoors during the growing season.

You possess strong leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills. You have demonstrated expertise in project planning, cost estimating, contract management, and contractor supervision. You are self-motivated, enjoy a complex, changing environment and can manage numerous projects, and contractors, on tight deadlines.

You possess strong technical writing and presentation skills and are an organized entrepreneur with the ability to work independently or as part of a project team. You are considered a true leader with visionary qualities who prides themselves on meeting deadlines and delivering quality results in a complex and changing environment.

Your experience in the field and knowledge in Agricultural practices makes you the ideal candidate for this position.

Requirements
An undergraduate or graduate degree in Agriculture, Agroecology, Plant Science, Soil Science, Plant Ecology, or a related discipline (a diploma combined with CCA accreditation and five years of progressive forage establishment experience will also be considered);
Experience in operating farm equipment is necessary (tractors, seeders, ATV’s, sprayers, riding mowers, hauling, and loading equipment with truck and trailer, etc.);
Strong planning, reporting and project management skills;
Excellent organization, interpersonal communication skills, both oral and written;
Ability to foster key business relationships;
Previous experience working with budgets;
Must possess or obtain a pesticide applicators license;
A valid class 5 driver’s license.
The successful candidate is required to submit proof of COVID-19 Vaccination
Salary
Salary to be commensurate with experience.
How to Apply
Working for DUC is a career highlight for many staff. Let us know if making a difference is important to you.

If you are qualified and interested, please visit our online career center to submit your application for confidential consideration.

Closing Deadline: May 6, 2022 (11:59PM EDT)

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is the leader in wetland conservation. A registered charity, DUC partners with government, industry, non-profit organizations, landowners and Indigenous Peoples to conserve wetlands that are critical to waterfowl, wildlife and the environment.

While DUC would like to thank all applicants, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

Weston Family Conservation Science Fellowship – MSc: Impact of prescribed fire and grazing management on grassland plant and songbird communities

 

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is Canada’s leading private land conservation organization. Since 1962, NCC has helped conserve 14 million hectares, coast to coast to coast. Research by Weston Family Conservation Science Fellows supports conservation of important natural areas and biological diversity. Learn more on our Fellowship Program webpage.

Project summary

The objective of this project is to examine the long-term impacts of prescribed fire and grazing (bison and cattle) on species-at-risk songbird abundance in southwestern Saskatchewan. For fieldwork, the student will conduct songbird surveys and vegetation sampling from May to July each year. The student will be working with Dr. Eric Lamb at the University of Saskatchewan, Dr. Steven Davis at ECCC, and NCC staff. The student will be based at the University of Saskatchewan in the Department of Plant Sciences.

Fellowship details

The Fellowship will begin in May 2022 and consist of up to two years of support with a minimum $22,000 annual stipend. Fellows will also be allocated up to $5,000 annually to cover costs associated with professional development opportunities and periodic Fellows meetings. Fellowship funding is not intended to be used for research costs; these costs, including field accommodation, will be covered separately.

Fellowship requirements

A bachelor’s degree in science or a related field is required. Successful applicants must have a strong, demonstrated interest in and knowledge of ecology and conservation. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in avian ecology or grassland ecology. Fellowships are open to international students, but preference will be given to Canadian applicants. Applicants must meet the graduate admissions criteria for the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Saskatchewan and applicants with a minimum 80% average are strongly preferred.

How to apply

NCC is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive Fellowship program. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities and from under-represented groups. 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.

If you are interested in the Fellowship, please upload your CV, contact information for three references, unofficial transcripts, and a detailed cover letter to https://1.adp.com/riFQUbJYQed. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Questions can be directed to Samantha Knight at samantha.knight@natureconservancy.ca.

The Weston Family Conservation Science Fellowship Program is made possible through the generous support of the Weston Family Foundation.