Executive Director

We are looking for a full-time Executive Director to join our team in Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park, located in the stunning landscapes between Calgary and Cochrane, Alberta.

As our Executive Director, you will manage the employees and volunteers at the provincial park and visitor’s centre. You will also oversee the park’s various initiatives, such as seasonal support for kids camps and award-winning educational programs, golf cart tours, vegetation management, etc.

Your essential responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing all employees and volunteers, including conducting quarterly reviews and providing support and guidance
  • Funding development, including grant writing and donor solicitation
  • Maintaining and developing cooperative relationships with stakeholders, including Alberta Parks, landowners, tourism agencies, and community leaders
  • Providing financial, operational, and infrastructure improvement updates to the board on a regular basis
  • Managing communications and outreach efforts including the development of monthly newsletter, web, and social media content
  • Capital project management and Strategic Planning
  • Managing core programs like the Vegetation Management Program
  • Ensuring that all new and existing public programs, events, and services align with GRPF’s mission and vision
  • Acting as the park’s head host, meeting and interacting with visitors
  • Hiring and training staff and volunteers

See full job posting here.

Supervisor, Parks Services

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Supervisor, Parks Services, is responsible to lead, oversee, and support staff in the day-to-day provision of park maintenance services in their assigned program areas. This work is vital in the long-term care and maintenance of our parks and their amenities, ensuring users have access to clean, well-maintained, and properly functioning park facilities that provide safe and enjoyable outdoor recreation experiences. Parks programs under the care of this position include, but are not limited to, cemeteries, spray parks, dog parks, and sports courts. This position is also responsible for the beautification of the community and will oversee sanitation, graffiti removal and winter snow clearing activities.  The provision of parks maintenance services occurs through a combination of in-house, contracted service delivery, and partnership approaches. The incumbent will ensure that work under their oversight is performed efficiently, in alignment with applicable standards and policies, and in accordance with Occupational, Health and Safety requirements.

 

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Director Of Finance And Operations

The Nova Scotia Nature Trust was created to protect and conserve our province’s incredible natural legacy. They save outstanding natural areas through land conservation. They use a strategic, science-driven approach to identify and protect the most threatened, unique, and significant natural areas for nature and for future generations to enjoy. The Nature Trust stewards over 19,000 acres of land across Nova Scotia, and through their ambitious Twice the Wild campaign, aim to double their protected space for nature by 2025.

Now, given the growth of their organization, we are currently recruiting for an experienced Director of Finance and Operations to join their team of dedicated professionals.

Reporting to and working closely with the Executive Director, the Director of Finance and Operations is responsible for overseeing operations and administration, finance, human resources, policy and IT functions for the Nature Trust. The DFO role is multi-faceted, serving as a member of the leadership team, manager of the finance and operations team, support to the Executive Director, and playing a hands-on role in key finance and operations functions.

Responsibilities will include the following core areas:

  • Financial: In collaboration with the Executive Director, oversees financial planning, growth and management of the organization’s finances and assets, and ensuring healthy cash flow are maintained
  • Operations: Oversees and supports implementation of all day-to-day operations and administration
  • Human Resources: In collaboration with the leadership team, ensures the organization has the required staff and volunteer resources and expertise required to fulfil the organization’s mission, strategic priorities and ongoing operations. Directly manages the finance and operations team
  • Policy and Planning: In collaboration with the leadership team, oversees creation, implementation, review, evaluation and alignment of strategic and operational plans and priorities
  • Supports the Executive Director in providing governance and administrative support to the Board and Board committees and providing regular reports on organizational performance, strategy, risk, finance and human resources
  • Supports the Executive Director in the leadership and management of the Nature Trust and reaching the organization’s strategic and operation plans and goals

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Manager of Parks Operations

Position Summary
Reporting to the Director of Parks & Facilities Services, the Manager of Parks Operations is responsible for the operations and day-to-day maintenance of the City’s parks, trails and sports fields including joint-use facilities and for supporting park-based special events. The Manager is also responsible for overall management and policy development related to park operations and amenities like playgrounds, multi-purpose pads and splash pads, and for the operation of the City’s outdoor natural and artificial ice rinks. The Manager will assume accountability and responsibility for coordinating with the Design Engineering team to prioritize, scope and implement capital improvements at City parks and sports fields and to provide comment on parks-related planning matters. The Manager provides supervision, performance management/individual development plans, mentoring and guidance to the Parks Operations team and the Sports Fields and Turf Operations team and oversees the service delivery and performance of the Parks Operations group scope of work including contracted services. The successful candidate will be responsible for the preparation of the annual operating budget for the Parks Operations group business units, and for informing multi-year capital planning in collaboration with the Director and the Infrastructure Planning team. The Manager of Parks Operations will also ensure standard operating procedures are developed, implemented and followed for Parks, Trails, Sports Fields and Turf operations.

 

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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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Park Maintenance Worker

The Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport’s mission is to contribute to Saskatchewan’s high quality of life, instill pride and enhance economic growth through management of the Saskatchewan provincial park system, the provision of arts, culture, recreation, sport and tourism opportunities. The Ministry is currently seeking dynamic and highly motivated individuals, who are flexible team players for the position of Park Maintenance Worker for provincial park lands at Regina Beach Recreation Site within the Ministry. Reporting to the Supervisor, these positions will be involved in the operation and maintenance program of the site.

As a Park Maintenance Worker, you will perform a variety of repair and general maintenance activities on buildings and grounds. Operate light to medium equipment such as light trucks, riding mower, skid steer, power tools including chain saws and other equipment as directed. You will perform janitorial and sanitation functions, and pick up and disposal of garbage and debris. You will also assist with maintenance and care of park facilities, grounds and trails. This position involves frequent lifting, carrying and moving supplies and equipment and must comply with risk management standards, OH&S, Public Health Regulations, WHMIS, and TDG. You must possess a current valid Driver’s License, and must be available to work on various shifts including weekends. This position may be required to supervise staff.

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Campground Groundsperson

Full Job Description

Work Site Environment
Outdoors
Noisy
Dusty
Hot

Work Setting
Park and recreation sites: Pittock Conservation Area

Tasks
Weed, prune and trim trees and plants
Cut grass
Rake and collect refuse
Remove litter and garbage
Cart and spread topsoil and other materials
Operate and maintain landscape maintenance equipment
Equipment and Machinery Experience
Pick-up truck
Tractor
Tractor mower
Weed trimmer/edger

Security and Safety
Criminal record check
Driver’s validity licence check
Transportation/Travel Information
Valid driver’s licence
Public transportation is not available
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
Repetitive tasks
Physically demanding
Manual dexterity
Attention to detail
Combination of sitting, standing, walking
Bending, crouching, kneeling
Own Tools/Equipment
Steel-toed safety boots
Personal Suitability
Dependability
Effective interpersonal skills
Flexibility
Organized
Reliability
Team player

Seasonal Pipestone Creek Campground Labourer

The County of Grande Prairie builds on its natural environment and the entrepreneurial spirit of its citizens to provide an unmatched quality of life and opportunity for all. We offer a collaborative and dynamic workplace where our values of Trustworthy, Transparent, Respectful, and Collaborative guide our conduct and contribute to a healthy culture.

The Parks & Recreation department is looking for a seasonal labourer to work for the summer at Pipestone Creek Campground. Assisting the Campground Park Host, this position is responsible to clean and maintain washrooms, mowing, campsite maintenance and other outdoor labour work, as required.

Qualifications:

Valid Class 5 Driver’s License and acceptable driver’s abstract;
Experience operating lawn maintenance equipment;
Physically capable for general labour duties;
Ability to deal with members of the public in a professional manner;
Willingness to undertake training in order to meet operational requirements.
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
Ability to work efficiently and still meet County safety standards

The successful applicant will be a team player with good interpersonal, organizational and communication skills. You will be a self-starter who can contribute positively to the team environment.

This position is seasonal until October 15th, 2022. The hours are 40 hours/week, Monday – Friday from 8:00 am 4:30 pm, with some flexibility to work weekends as required.

The County of Grande Prairie recognizes and values the principles of fair hiring practices. We are committed to a respectful and inclusive workplace and welcome applications from all qualified individuals. Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please contact hr@countygp.ab.ca and we will work with you to meet your needs.

This posting may be used for future vacancies or to fill more than one position
This posting may be open until a suitable candidate(s) is/are found.
Please note that once your application is complete, you will receive a confirmation email. If we require any additional information we will contact you. We thank everyone for their application, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Due to the volume of applications received we can only answer questions at the interview stage.

Park Operator, Kikomun Creek Provincial Park

Full Job Description
Would you like to work for the best place on earth? Are you looking to pursue a career in Parks & Recreation? Come and join the team at EK Parks and work in some of British Columbia’s Beautiful Provincial Parks here in the Kootenay’s.

EK Parks is hiring Park Operators for full time seasonal work to join our team in Kikomun Creek Provincial Park located in the beautiful area of Baynes Lake B.C. The position will commence in Mid May- Early June and run through till mid- late September. This is a set days position.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES

Clean and maintain park facilities
Garbage and Recyling
Paint/Stain structures and facilities when required
Collection of park fees
Provide site security and enforcement of park policies/ Report incidences and occurences efficiently to Supervisor and/or Manager
Respond to Campers inquiries and provide assistance when needed
Represent EK Parks in a professional manner
Maintain communication with other staff members
Daily completion of paperwork, reservations and cash outs
Beach patrols
Available to work flexible hours
Experience handling cash and record keeping
Drivers license or N driver
Criminal records check for working with youth and the vulnerable
Experience with landscaping and power tools for park maintenance
Fluent in English
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

Seasonal employment starting immediately.

Hourly Wage

Uniform Provided (Top & Jacket/Vest)

COMPANY INFORMATION

EK Parks is about offering reliable employment for good people by means of managing Provincial Parks in the Kootenay’s in a way that provides a quality recreation experience for all the park users while reflecting the values of BC Parks.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: From $16.00 per hour

Schedule:

10 hour shift
Application deadline: 2022-07-31

https://www.ekparks.com/employment

Stewardship Coordinator – Operations

Stewardship Coordinator – Operations
[10-month contract role] Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Reference #SM-15972

 

 

The Nova Scotia Nature Trust was created to protect and conserve our province’s incredible natural legacy. They save outstanding natural areas through land conservation. They use a strategic, science-driven approach to identify and protect the most threatened, unique, and significant natural areas for nature and for future generations to enjoy. The Nature Trust stewards over 19,000 acres of land across Nova Scotia, and through their ambitious Twice the Wild campaign, aim to double their protected space for nature by 2024.

 

On behalf of our client, we are currently recruiting for a Stewardship Coordinator – Operations to join their team of dedicated professionals on their Conservation team in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. This role is a 10-month contract opportunity.

 

Reporting to the Director of Conservation, the Stewardship Coordinator – Operations leads the development and implementation of an annual program of stewardship activities on all Nature Trust conservation lands. This role supervises two positions: Stewardship Technician and Stewardship Assistant, and has the following responsibilities:

 

Stewardship Responsibilities:

 

• Ensures integration of best practices into all aspects of stewardship program (including compliance with Canadian land trust standards and practices)
• Conducts baseline studies, writes baseline documentation reports and ensures additional stewardship program resources are utilized in the completion of baselines
• Writes, assists with the completion or allocates resources to ensure the completion of stewardship plans and related stewardship documents
• Plans, delivers and ensures the completion of an annual program of property monitoring and reporting
• Plans and delivers activities on Nature Trust conservation lands that support property or regional stewardship objectives.
• In collaboration with the Conservation Biologist, plans and leads ecological restoration projects.
• Maintains and enhances the relationships/communications with conservation easement property owners.
• Builds relationships and communicates with neighbours, local governments, community leaders and others to reduce threats/increase awareness, educate and encourage support for stewardship efforts.
• Works closely with the Stewardship Coordinator – Policy and Planning, to ensure annual stewardship program goals and objectives are achieved.
• Supports and delivers enforcement activities with guidance from Director of Conservation
• In collaboration with the Stewardship Coordinator – Policy and Planning, coordinates visitor and recreation planning/management including, but not limited to, trails, access, signage, recreation management.
• Provides subject matter expertise and guidance to Nature Trust committees and Board.

 

Communication Responsibilities:

 

• In collaboration with the communications team, assists with the development and helps to deliver communications, education and marketing materials and tactics to support the stewardship program and broader NSNT programs (including philanthropy)
• Develops, trains and oversees the Property Guardians program, including volunteer management (and coordination of other field volunteers/partners), with support from the Stewardship Technician and the Volunteer Engagement Coordinator
• Assists with the delivery of the Bird’s Eye View program.
• Develops and maintains collaborative partnerships to support stewardship activities and enhance capacity

 

Administrative/Technical Responsibilities:

 

• Provides mapping and GIS resources to support stewardship
• Oversees and administers information management and tracking systems including Landscape stewardship database and app; stewardship records, tracking systems, templates and reports
• Acts as the lead administrator for the Landscape stewardship database

 

Leadership/Mentoring Responsibilities:

 

• Delegates work to the Stewardship Technician and Stewardship Assistant as needed
• Provides feedback on work and coaches the stewardship team
• Provides training, guidance and feedback to the volunteers working in the stewardship program
• Oversees and ensures Health and Safety requirements are met for all staff and volunteers working in area of responsibility

 

Financial Responsibilities:

 

• Carries out required activities within delegated authority and in compliance with Nature Trust financial policies and procedures.

 

As the ideal candidate, you possess experience working in a conservation role, along with post-secondary training in conservation, ecology, biology or related fields. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered, however. Ability to be extremely organized while managing a team consisting of Nature Trust staff as well as Property Guardian volunteers will be key to success in this role. It is essential you are able to work independently while maintaining team relationships, while also being able to be flexible and work in an unstructured environment. Ability to competently use the Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel, and to learn to use the stewardship database, Landscape, as well as a valid driver’s license, is required.

 

Other Job Specific Knowledge and Abilities:

• GIS capabilities, including the ability to use ArcGIS to create and modify maps, extract data and inform decisions.
• Ability to identify common Nova Scotia terrestrial species and the ability to use keys and guides to identify unknown species.
• Ability to navigate extremely varied terrain on foot, over long distances, using GPS or compass.
• Ability to kayak or canoe, or the willingness to learn.

 

Working Conditions:

 

This position requires a combination of office and field work. During field season, you will be required to travel for between two and five days during most weeks. Evenings and weekends may sometimes be required for volunteer training, work parties or events. Fieldwork may require camping at or near worksites. Fieldwork takes place typically from the end of May to October. During the winter months most work is conducted in Nature Trust offices.

 

 

The Nova Scotia Nature Trust is an equal opportunity employer. They celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

 

 

To express interest in this opportunity please apply online directly by clicking ‘Apply Now’ below.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Brittany Beale, Consultant at bbeale@kbrs.ca or Scott McGaw, Partner at smcgaw@kbrs.ca. If you require accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please let us know.

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