Data Management Coordinator

Full Job Description
Data Management Coordinator

Location: Provincial Head Office in Edmonton, AB

Position Status: Full Time (40 hrs per week)

Closing Date: August 14, 2022, or until suitable candidate is found.

The Organization

Since its inception in 1928, the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) has governed the Métis within Alberta. The MNA is led by a democratically elected Provincial Council, comprised of a Provincial President, a Vice-President, and six regional Presidents and Vice-Presidents. This Council works toward the mandate of the MNA, supporting practices of transparency, accountability, and inclusiveness for Métis Albertans in governments’ policy and decision-making processes. The MNA promotes and facilitates the advancement of Métis people through self-reliance, self-determination, and self-government. For more information about the MNA, visit http://www.albertametis.com.

The Opportunity

The Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) is recruiting for a full-time Data Management Coordinator based in the Provincial Head Office in Edmonton. Reporting to the Manager of Environment and working in support of a passionate and dedicated team of professionals in the MNA’s Environment and Climate Change department, the successful candidate will support the MNA’s efforts to design and undertake environmental initiatives and programs aimed at fulfilling the department’s following pillars:

Protection of Métis tradition and culture
Reducing impacts on the environment
Community driven involvement
Key Responsibilities

Working under the supervision of the Manager of Environment, the successful candidate will be required to provide data management, analytics, visualization, and cartographic support to the MNA Environment and Climate Change department to assist with environmental monitoring and conservation projects and initiatives. Support will include responsibilities associated with data collection, storage, analysis, database management, and creating data products for research and reports. The successful candidate will become proficient at managing project data using the MNA Environment and Climate Change department’s database management system. Additionally, the Data Management Coordinator will be proficient with ESRI ArcGIS software to provide cartographic and spatial analytics support.

Duties required of this position:

Support Environment and Climate Change activities, including assisting in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, and priorities of the MNA.
Provide support for Environment and Climate Change project field activities, including environmental monitoring, site visits, and community events.
Assist the Environment and Climate Change staff with developing data collection tools and protocols to support the department’s projects and initiatives.
Support Environment and Climate Change staff with data retrieval and analysis, as well as the production of data analyses, statistics, and data products using data stored in the department’s database.
Input data collected in digital and physical formats from citizen engagements, field projects, and surveys into the MNA Environment and Climate Change department’s database management system.
Compile geographic data from a variety of sources, analyze spatial data, and produce geographic statistics and mapping products to inform project goals and incorporate into documents and reports.
Ensure the validity of the data/records entered and stored in the MNA Environment and Climate Change department’s database by reviewing various materials, including paper forms and system generated reports.
Develop and maintain constructive working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders, including executives, corporate staff, management, employees, and business and community partners.
Maintain awareness of government policies and programs related to Environment and Climate Change, including providing updates to senior management and making recommendations as to actionable steps to be taken to best meet the needs of the Métis Nation.
Other duties as required.
Skills & Competencies

The Data Management Coordinator must be a team player who is able to work with staff and citizens across the province, understand environmental management and monitoring, and demonstrate experience working with data management systems. Other required knowledge, skills and competencies include:

Experience collecting, storing, and managing qualitative and quantitative data.
Experience managing databases and working with large datasets.
Strong computer skills and an ability to learn and use a variety of software.
Proficient with ArcGIS Desktop (e.g., ArcGIS Pro): map creation, data editing, Spatial Analyst, Network Analyst creation/maintenance of geodatabases.
Experience with ArcGIS Online platform and associated products such as Web App Builder, Operations Dashboard, Story Maps, Collector, Survey 123, Field Maps, an asset.
Experience with R programming language and R packages for statistical and graphical techniques, an asset.
Experience in proposal writing and completing applications, an asset.
Knowledge of, and experience in, environmental monitoring or conservation, an asset.
A proven ability to deal with a high volume of work in a complex environment with multiple demands and critical timelines.
Ability to remain organized, multi-task, and manage time effectively under tight and competing deadlines.
Exemplary communication skills, writing capability, presenting capability, and a proven ability to produce quality work.
Strong cultural and political sensitivity and awareness, with the ability to deal with confidential information.
Able to interact professionally and diplomatically with people at all levels of an organization and with multiple external stakeholders.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build strong relationships.
Ability to work with a team or independently.
Knowledge and/or experience working in government/on government policies, an asset.
Knowledge of Métis history, culture, and people, a definite asset.

Qualifications

Minimum of a Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Geography, Computer Science, Data Analytics, Geospatial Science, Geographic Information Systems, or related field.
Minimum of 2 years related work experience. A combination of education and work experience will be considered.

Other Requirements

Ability to work a regular schedule of Monday to Friday 8:30 – 4:30, as well as occasional evenings and weekends.
​Ability and willingness to travel within Alberta. Additional, less frequent, out-of-province travel may also occur, with advanced notice.
Must have a valid class 5 driver’s license and an operational vehicle.

Please apply online at http://albertametis.com/careers/

TheMétis Nation of Alberta thanks all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Benefits:

Company pension
Dental care
Disability insurance
Employee assistance program
Extended health care
Life insurance
On-site parking
Paid time off
Vision care
Schedule: 8 hour shift

Day shift
Application deadline: 2022-08-14

Stewardship Coordinator – Policy And Planning

Stewardship Coordinator – Policy & Planning
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Reference #SM-15971

 

 

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 – Policy & Planning to join their team of dedicated professionals on their Conservation team in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

 

Reporting to the Director of Conservation, the Stewardship Coordinator – Policy and Planning leads the development and implementation of policies designed to support the Nature’s Trust land stewardship initiatives. This role may mentor other Stewardship staff on policy and program implementation, may be assigned Seasonal Intern(s).

 

Stewardship Responsibilities:

 

• Oversees stewardship program development, planning, and continued innovation, enhancement, and capacity-building to meeting evolving stewardship needs (including development, implementation and monitoring of Stewardship 2.0)
• Monitors trends, issues, policies, and best practices in land stewardship, monitoring and enforcement and implements associated improvements to programs, standards, and practices
• Monitors policy requirements, researches, drafts and recommends policies/changes, oversees policy implementation and monitoring
• Works with Stewardship Coordinator – Operations to understand and implement solutions to specific Nature Trust stewardship challenges/issues and develops required policies, practices, resourcing, and capacity
• Contributes to the management of challenging stewardship and enforcement issues and complex, multi-partner stewardship initiatives
• Collaborates with the Stewardship Coordinator – Operations to provide guidance and advice on risk assessment/risk management and safety protocols for all field activities
• Supports the Stewardship Coordinator – Operations with conflict resolution and issues management
• Develops and oversees special projects
• Helps to ensure that the Nature Trust is compliant with the Canadian Land Trust Alliance standards and practices
• Identifies grant opportunities, contributes to grant applications, tracking and reporting
• Cross trains with the Stewardship Coordinator – Operations and may be temporarily assigned to act in that role during vacation or when projects demand additional support.

 

Communication Responsibilities:

 

• In collaboration with the communications team, assists with the development and ensures the delivery of communications, education and marketing materials and tactics to support program
• Develops and maintains collaborative partnerships to support stewardship activities and enhance capacity

 

Administrative/Technical Responsibilities:

 

• Provides timely input to information management and tracking systems including stewardship database and app; stewardship records, tracking systems, templates and reports
• Provides advice, guidance and technical support as required to the Director of Conservation, Executive Director, Nature Trust Board and committees

 

Leadership/Mentoring Responsibilities:

 

• May oversee stewardship team members or contractors on special projects
• May delegate work to the Stewardship Technician and other stewardship staff or contractors following discussion with their direct supervisor and the Stewardship Coordinator – Operations
• Provides feedback on work and coaches the stewardship team when applicable
• Helps to ensure compliance with Occupational Health and Safety requirements for staff and volunteers

 

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 related experience in working in a conservation role or land trust, along with post-secondary training in conservation, ecology, biology, resource management or related fields. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered, however. Ability to establish and maintain a network of professional contacts both within the province and more widely, along with the ability to perform research and identify best practices relevant to the Nature Trust, 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, is required.

 

Working Conditions:

 

This position may require a combination of office and limited field work. The position may also, on occasion, be required to work evenings and weekends.

 

 

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

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.

Policy Intern, Protected Areas (Indigenous)

POLICY INTERN (INDIGENOUS)

Organization: Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks

City: Peterborough, Ontario; *other Ontario locations may be considered

Job Term: Temporary fixed-term contract for up to 12 months

Salary: $58,029.00 – $80,306.00 Per Year

Job ID: 181683

Join the Ontario Parks team  where you will provide support, analysis, and advice on evidence-based policies and standards related to the establishment and management of provincial parks and conservation reserves and other protected and conserved area types across Ontario.

Policy & Planning Specialist

Would you like to be part of the solution to biodiversity loss and habitat fragmentation? Do you wish to join a team in a supportive, flexible, and dynamic work environment? The Center for Large Landscape Conservation brings science, policy, and proven solutions directly to communities working to protect and restore the health and climate integrity of the planet through large-scale conservation measures. We’re a leader in the fast-growing global movement to reverse landscape fragmentation, restore nature’s resilience to climate change, and support community-led action.

We work to actively cultivate an inclusive workplace and value the leadership, skills, and perspectives of people from diverse backgrounds. People of color, LGBTQ+ persons, and people from other historically marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Policy & Planning Specialist

The Policy and Planning Specialist will be an integral part of our creative and dynamic team working to increase habitat connectivity in the Rocky Mountain West and beyond. This position will work closely with the Director of Government Affairs, the Corridors and Crossings (C&C) Program Director, and the C&C team to advance landscape connectivity and transportation infrastructure permeability in North America at a variety of scales: local, county, state, tribal, national, and continental. In this highly dynamic position, the Policy and Planning Specialist will support and/or lead a variety of policy research projects, facilitate collaborative partnerships, and represent CLLC in coalitions working to develop, advance, and implement policies that reconnect habitat and promote landscape-scale conservation. The successful candidate will have an interdisciplinary background in conservation science and policy (preferred), natural resource management, conservation/wildlife biology, environmental studies, or related degree. They will have excellent communication, leadership, and critical thinking skills, along with experience working with diverse constituencies.

Apply by May 23, 2022! Download the job description for full details and application instructions.

Director, Governance & Corporate Secretary

Reporting into the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Director, Governance and Corporate Secretary (Director), is responsible for all aspects of corporate involvement in legal or quasi-legal matters. This includes corporate governance, registrations, bylaws, resolutions, lotteries and gaming, insurance, real estate, environmental law, contracts, policies and procedures. The Director provides research and interpretation of statues and case law on a national and provincial basis. They will conduct training sessions for staff on contract, liability, easements and other real property matters.  The Director acts as staff liaison for the Governance Committee and is the DUC staff member responsible for ensuring compliance with the governing legislation, articles of incorporation, by-laws, and governing policies for DUC. The Director ensures proper governance procedures are followed during board meetings.

In addition, the Director ensures the organization follows the policies and procedures for proper governance. They support the Board and the many committees to ensure that DUC is being governed effectively.  They support Board members by providing necessary support, training, and guidance as it relates to updating the articles, by-laws and governing policies.

The Director ensures all corporate filings are maintained and up to date. They also ensure Corporate Agendas follow schedules and reviews the agendas to ensure compliance with above areas for the DUC Board meeting as well as other Board Committees. The Director reviews maintenance of the corporate record through official minutes of these meetings by the Executive Assistant and has various oversight responsibilities.

The location for this position is flexible in either Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Winnipeg, or Vancouver. Some travel will be required.

Click here to read further details about this career opportunity.

Provincial Policy Specialist

The Opportunity
Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), a leader in Canadian habitat conservation, is seeking an experienced policy specialist to join our Alberta Operations team on a three-year term position with possibility to become permanent.

In this position, you will be responsible for:

representing DUC on various industry, government and partner boards and committees.
maintaining a thorough knowledge of public policy development, implementation and analysis (related to the natural resource, conservation, oil and gas, mining and agricultural sectors) and how they impact DUC’s core business.
Assisting in the development of policy decision documents, which include background discussion, option analysis, recommendations, and proposed strategic action for DUC’s internal review.
developing formal written correspondence, policy briefings, position papers, DUC submissions, presentations, communications materials and other support materials.
building relationships, working contacts, and political influence with key partners, particularly rural municipalities.
working with DUC policy, outreach and program delivery staff, other stakeholders and government in a coordinated manner to further our conservation cause.
You possess strong analytical, writing, organization and communication skills and are able to build positive working relationships with key officials within the provincial and federal governments, municipal government, conservation groups, agricultural producer groups, community groups, academic community and industry.

You are an enthusiastic team player with strong emotional intelligence and a self-starter who can work cross-functionally and independently.   You are capable of taking calculated risks and enjoy thinking outside the box.

Requirements
Post-secondary diploma or degree in natural resource management, agricultural sciences, environmental science, environmental policy, ecology or related fields.
Working knowledge of policy-related processes at all levels of government and their implications to DUC’s objectives and able to apply that knowledge in achieving DUC’s policy goals.
An understanding of Municipal, Provincial and Federal policy processes and their relevance to DUC’s business is essential.
Strong planning, reporting and project management skills.
Strong computer skills, including the MS Office suite of programs.
Proven ability to combine creativity with research and analytical skills.
A valid driver’s license for travel throughout AB.
Previous experience working on legislative and policy matters for a conservation organization or within provincial or federal government would be considered an asset.
Must have a passion for conservation.
The successful candidate will be required to submit proof of COVID-19 Vaccination
Your minimum five years of experience working in the public policy field and thorough knowledge of public policy analysis, development, implementation and management will make you the ideal candidate for this position, which will be based from our dog-friendly office in Camrose, AB. Flexibility to be based out of our Edmonton, Red Deer or Strathmore office may be considered for the right candidate.

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 interested in this opportunity, please submit your application through our online career center for confidential consideration.

Closing Deadline: May 3, 2022 (11:59PM EDT)

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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.

Senior Director of Conservation

Senior Director of Conservation
Job Posting
February 2022
Position Type: Full time, exempt
Location: Bozeman, MT preferred, remote negotiable
Compensation: $90,000 to $110,000
Benefits: Major Medical Insurance, up to 5% match on a 401k, PTO, flexible scheduling
Application Deadline: March 20, 2022
Start Date: May 1, 2022

About the Center for Large Landscape Conservation (the Center)

The Center is a nonprofit organization located in Bozeman, MT working to bring science, policy, and proven solutions to communities to protect and restore the integrity of the planet through large-scale conservation measures. We help identify threats and prioritize solutions, connect natural areas, provide critical habitat and safe migration for wide-ranging species, protect ecological processes and systems, and support collaborations that deepen community resilience. We have four program areas: 1) International Connectivity, 2) Community Resilience, 3) Corridors and Crossings and 4) Connectivity Science. The Conservation Director’s primary role is to ensure these four program areas are well integrated, coordinated and meeting the Center’s goals and missions.

Position Overview
The Senior Director of Conservation (Senior Director) works alongside the Vice President of Conservation Partnerships and Advancement to manage all program-related day-to-day internal matters and program planning and implementation. The Senior Director serves as part of the Center’s Executive Team, which consists of the organization’s most senior staff. The Senior Director is supervised by the Center’s President.
The Senior Director embodies a collaborative, entrepreneurial and innovative mindset and is responsible for building and managing a high-performing team of Program Managers, researchers, ecologists, policy specialists and support staff to carry out the Center’s goals related to social and ecological connectivity. The Senior Director works with and cultivates these staff to craft strategy; develop and implement projects; deliver agreed upon outcomes; and perform timely and accurate program reporting. The Senior Director also ensures effective coordination between program staff and other departments not under the Senior Director’s management, including Development, Communications, and Operations, on matters such as program planning, budgeting and grants administration.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Program Strategy and Leadership
• Lead and inspire program staff to deliver innovative and strategic programs and initiatives that support the Center’s strategic vision and guiding philosophy.
• Develop and implement program strategies at the local, regional, national and international level to support the Center’s goals in advancing and promoting ecological connectivity.
• Support fundraising efforts for the Center, including working with development staff to craft grant proposals, fundraising plans and project budgets.
• Establish annual program goals and objectives, track results against these goals and implement accountability protocols.

• Contribute to and enhance a healthy, strong, inclusive and diverse organizational culture that encourages and celebrates differences and is consistent with the Center’s guiding principles of innovation, inclusion, co-creation and respect.
• Ensure programs are aligned and coordinated to facilitate effective program planning and implementation.
• Develop and implement a program evaluation framework to assess the strengths of each program, desired outcomes and identify areas for improvement. Work with project and program managers to ensure timely and exemplary quality of grant deliverables.
• Be conversant on the Center’s programs, achievements, strategies and goals across all program areas to be able to serve effectively as an ambassador for the Center.

Staff Management
• Oversee program managers’ performance and carry out supervisory responsibilities, including assigning and directing work, evaluations, and delivering timely and constructive feedback and mentoring.
• Ensure clarity around and compliance with decision-making processes within programs, projects, and resource allocation.
• Mentor and help program staff assess programmatic feasibility, identify opportunities, make connections, and effectively manage projects.
• Work closely with program managers to build their skills and confidence so that they can supervise, evaluate, mentor, encourage and motivate their staff.
• Deploy resources (both financial and staff) efficiently and effectively toward organizational goals and work with program managers to develop and implement staffing plans that align staff expertise and capabilities with program responsibilities.
• Identify skill gaps in staff and work with the Operations Team to develop necessary training modules to bring rigor, consistency and excellence to tasks that include: (1) program planning, budgeting, and evaluation; (2) public speaking, meeting facilitation, and network coordination; and (3) project conceptualization, design, management and evaluation.

• Work with Executive Team to identify and shape new positions when appropriate and participate in hiring decisions for new program staff.

Budget Management
• Work closely with the Operations Team to support the budget development process for programs and monitor programmatic operations to ensure sound fiscal and system management.
• Work closely with the Operations Team to establish and implement grant administration protocols and procedures.

Professional Experience & Qualifications
• A minimum of 8-12 years of demonstrated accomplishments in a management role, with a proven track record in managing effective teams and establishing new programs.
• Demonstrated skills as a leader and self-starter with a strong background in conservation, and an understanding of the challenges and opportunities that the conservation field faces at this time, including the link between biodiversity and climate agendas.
• Readiness to shape the future of a growing and dynamic organization
• An understanding of and experience with international conservation challenges and solutions.
• Demonstrated ability to mentor, coach and develop a cohesive and productive team with diverse levels of expertise; deliver on set goals; utilize creative thinking to engage staff; and maintain clarity of staff roles and responsibilities.
• Experience managing staff that are widely dispersed geographically (including around the globe). Ability to maintain cohesion among staff working remotely and in the office.
• Familiarity and experience with landscape conservation and connectivity conservation practices and programs strongly preferred.
• Experience in implementing inclusion and engagement strategies both within organizations and with external constituencies.
• Demonstrated cultural competence and the character, integrity, sensitivity, and openness necessary to develop a rapport with, and consider the needs of, people of varying experiences, backgrounds and philosophies.
• A strategic mindset and ability to connect programs to organizational goals and outcomes.
• Exceptional program, budget and grant management skills.
• Proven results leveraging available resources effectively to meet program objectives.
• Experience in managing large foundation and/or federal grants.
• Commitment to maintaining the highest levels of confidentiality.
• Excellent oral, written, grammar, proofreading and communications skills.
• Experience working directly with a Board of Directors and providing regular briefings.
• Ability to travel (up to 30%) including evenings/weekends.
• Master’s degree required

How to apply:

We understand the value of a wide range of backgrounds and experiences that can apply to and enrich our work. If you think you meet 75% or more of these position requirements, we encourage you to apply and let us know why you would be a great fit.

Please send the following materials as a single PDF to admin@largelandscapes.org and reference ‘Senior Director of Conservation’ in the subject line:

• A brief Letter of Interest explaining how your goals, skills and background fit the responsibilities of the role
• Resume
• Contact information for two professional references

The Center for Large Landscape Conservation is committed to creating an environment where diverse perspectives are welcome. We offer a supportive, flexible, and dynamic work environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law.

Watershed Biologist

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) is accepting applications for the following position:

Watershed Biologist
12-Month Maternity Leave

This position works with local agencies and municipalities to implement policies related to the protection of natural heritage and fisheries features in the Ganaraska Watershed. This position will be working out of the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority administrative office in Port Hope located on the corner of Hwys. 28 and 401. This position is normally Monday to Friday with some weekend fisheries work during March to July. This position reports to the Watershed Services Coordinator.

Qualifications:

– Degree/Diploma in biology or a related discipline or equivalent education and experience
– Minimum of 3 years of relevant progressive experience
– Demonstrated project management and strong computer skills
– Knowledge of relevant policy including Provincial Policy Statement and Provincial Plans (Greenbelt, Growth Plan and Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan)
– Knowledge of relevant provincial and federal legislation as it relates to the natural heritage features
– Sound working knowledge of the theories and principles of natural resource management and conservation biology, including fisheries, terrestrial, wetland, and aquatic ecosystems
– Strong knowledge of terrestrial and aquatic species, including identification skills
– Be a team player capable of self-directed, independent work, meeting defined deadlines
– Excellent communication skills, both oral and written and must have the ability to make presentations to municipal councils and general public meeting forums
– Ability to carry out fieldwork and monitoring using standard protocols
– Training in Ecological Land Classification (ELC) and ability to interpret air photography
– Ontario Wetland Evaluation System training an asset
– Electrofishing skills required
– Ability to adapt to an environment of change and work well independently as well as in a team environment
– A valid Province of Ontario licence

Duties Include:

– Provide technical expertise in the areas of aquatic and terrestrial biology which includes review, evaluation, and providing science-based technical comments on development proposals, Environmental Impact Studies and other studies
– Provide technical advice and support to Watershed Management Services staff and assist with the development and delivery of restoration projects, stewardship and education programs
– Assist with coordination and implementation of Watershed Health monitoring programs

Salary:

$56,450 – $65,755 per annum

Duration of Contract:

February 2022 – March 2023

Apply in writing by January 26, 2022:

Ms. Linda J. Laliberte, CPA, CGA, CAO/Secretary – Treasurer
Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority
2216 County Road 28, Port Hope, Ontario L1A 3V8
Fax: (905) 885 – 9824
E-mail: llaliberte@grca.on.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act, 2005, the Authority will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If you are contacted regarding this competition and you require disability-related accommodations, please inform Human Resources.
In accordance with Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, all new employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire, unless medically exempt or otherwise exempt under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Executive Assistant to the VP, Conservation Policy & Planning

Location: Flexible / Guelph, Ontario preferred
Position details: 9-month contract (family leave)

Taking care of our environment has never been more important than it is today. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is looking for an Executive Assistant to join a team committed to protecting our most important natural areas and the plants and animals they sustain.

NCC is the nation’s leading not-for-profit, private land conservation organization, working to protect our most important natural areas and the species they sustain. Since 1962 NCC and its supporters have protected 14 million hectares (more than 35 million acres) of ecologically significant land across Canada. NCC takes a collaborative, science-based approach to achieve conservation success for the sake of nature and Canadians. With a national office in Toronto and seven regional offices across the country, NCC delivers results you can walk on.

Position Summary

The Executive Assistant will provide administrative support to the Vice-President of Conservation Policy and Planning, the National Conservation team, and NCC’s Conservation Committee. The Executive Assistant to the VP Conservation Policy and Planning will:

  • Provide support to the VP Conservation Policy and Planning including full management of the VP’s calendar, scheduling meetings and activities, tracking tasks, writing correspondence, answering enquiries, making travel arrangements, recording expenses, and assisting with general team administration and management
  • Respond to emails and other correspondence on behalf of the VP when appropriate
  • Ensure the development of the VP’s and direct reports’ work plans and performance management plans, manage vacation requests, and analyze/review invoices and expense claims of business unit staff and recommend for approval by the VP and CCO
  • Provide management for the VP Conservation Policy and Planning including day-to-day Raiser’s Edge, Financial Edge data entry, and other administrative tasks
  • Assist with hiring, onboarding, document organization and other team HR-related administration
  • Lead in the development of the business unit budget and quarterly review comments by National Conservation managers, manage revenue and expenses, track project finances, and track external contract payments and deliverables
  • Provide guidance and direction to staff in respect to the content and preparation of reports being submitted to the VP Conservation Policy and Planning
  • Ensure timely delivery and numerical and editorial accuracy of reports and proposals used by the senior management and the Board of Directors
  • Manage research and preparation of appropriate briefing materials for each function/meeting the VP Conservation Policy and Planning is required to attend, including speeches, background materials, reports, agendas etc.
  • Troubleshoot on behalf of VP Conservation Policy and Planning
  • Act as Secretary to the Conservation Committee of the Board and be responsible for the record keeping of all Committee activities and take minutes at all Conservation Committee meetings
  • Research, analyze data, prepare reports and presentations for Board and committee meetings
  • Organize internal and external meetings involving senior management, board directors, government officials and donors
  • Other duties as assigned, including providing back up for other Executive Assistants (i.e. Senior VP New Conservation Strategies) as required.

Position Requirements

  • Degree in administration, executive support or related field; undergraduate degree in biology or related field is an asset
  • Fluent in written and spoken English is essential; familiarity with written and/or spoken French, or willingness to learn would be an asset
  • Previous experience as an executive/administrative assistant is needed
  • Advanced technical ability of Microsoft Office products (Word, Power Point, and Excel)
  • Experience using relationship management and financial databases, such as Raiser’s Edge and Financial Edge, would be an asset
  • Strong interpersonal skills and effective communication skills are essential in this position. The incumbent must be able to cope with volume, frequent changes in priorities, and many interruptions throughout the day. The incumbent is expected to show initiative where appropriate as well as anticipating needs
  • Good organization skills, problem solving skills, ability to make decisions, sound judgement, event planning, managerial skills, logistical thinking, finance/budgeting knowledge
  • Adaptability and flexibility to embrace a wide range of tasks as needed to support a team
  • Ability to maintain confidential and sensitive information
  • Attention to detail
  • Incumbent will need to be skilled in working in a team environment and be able to influence peers and senior staff to achieve the desired end result
  • Flexibility and willingness to work extended hours and/or travel to accommodate unexpected issues, workload, meetings or events
  • Commitment to the Nature Conservancy of Canada core values and mission

How to Apply

NCC is an equal opportunity employer. If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary expectations through our Career Centre by November 30, 2021, 11:59pm EST.

NCC welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

We value and incorporate diverse traditions, heritage, knowledge and experiences in our mission and in our workplaces. We celebrate the full participation of people from all walks of life as we work towards common goals. We strive for a conservation movement in which equity, diversity and inclusion are the norm. This is our continuous commitment: to promote healthy people, healthy communities and a healthy planet for everyone.

Please note that in-person office attendance, carpooling with co-workers to NCC properties or events, and in-person attendance at any indoor events are currently restricted to staff who are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.  Accordingly, if you are required to participate in any of these activities as part of your job the expectation is that you must be fully vaccinated.   Fully vaccinated means you have received two doses of the Pfizer, Astra Zeneca or Moderna vaccine or combination of, and have received the second dose at least two weeks prior to your start date or you have received one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two weeks prior to your start date.

Ecosystem Scientist II & III (Multiple Positions)

Duties
Parks Canada is looking to staff scientist and science policy positions in various teams in the Protected Areas Establishment and Conservation Directorate, which provides leadership and support related to the establishment and management of national parks, national marine conservation areas and national urban parks across Canada. This process may also be used to staff positions in the Operations Directorate, which manages the day-to-day operations of all Parks Canada places, or for other science and science policy positions at Parks Canada.

Candidates will provide scientific analysis and advice to inform policy, programs and projects in support of the conservation and management of protected areas in terrestrial and marine environments. The work could involve interdisciplinary collaboration, research, preparation of reports and provision of science-based recommendations on topics like biodiversity conservation, ecological connectivity, climate change adaptation and mitigation, resource management, marine ecology, and others.

Work environment
Would you like to make a lasting difference for nature? We have a career opportunity for you!

Parks Canada is a recognized leader in conservation and takes action to protect and present Canada’s outstanding natural and cultural resources. Join a team of passionate and motivated people who take pride in protecting and restoring healthy, resilient ecosystems; contributing to the recovery of species at risk; and helping to address the impacts of climate change. We accomplish this work through sound science, and in collaboration with Indigenous communities.

We have offices across Canada, from coast to coast to coast. Our work environment encourages collaboration, creativity and innovation. We invest in our employees by supporting ongoing training, learning and development, and encourage work-life balance and employee wellness through flexible arrangements such as telework.

Intent of the process
This process may be used to create a list of qualified candidates to staff similar positions with various tenures, security levels or linguistic requirements in same or other parts of the country.

Clearly identify in your application the position(s) or stream(s) for which you are applying.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
EXPERIENCE

EX1: Experience in conservation biology, ecological science, resource management, climate change, marine science or management, environmental science, environmental programs, environmental policy, or other relevant areas.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Various language requirements
Various language requirements such as :
– Bilingual imperative BBB, CBC;
– English Essential;
– French Essential.

Information on language requirements

Second Language Writing Skills Self-Assessment
In order to help you decide if you should apply to a bilingual position, an optional self-assessment of your writing skills in your second official language is available for you to take before completing your application.

For more information, please consult:
Unsupervised Internet Test of Second Language Writing Skills

EDUCATION

Bachelor degree in a science-related field. For applicants self-identifying as belonging to an employment equity group, an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience would also be acceptable.

Degree equivalency

CORE COMPETENCIES

CC1: Planning and organizing;
CC2: Initiative;
CC3: Adaptability;
CC4: Effective oral communication;
CC5: Effective written communication.

SCIENCE-RELATED COMPETENCIES

SC1: Synthesizing research;
SC2: Providing science-based recommendations and advice;
SC3: Analytical skills;
SC4: Collaborating with inter-disciplinary teams.

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION

AE1: Master’s Degree,
AE2: Doctorate Degree.

Degree equivalency

Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance

Willingness to work evenings, weekends, and statutory holidays, when required;

Willingness to travel;

All Parks Canada Agency employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground of discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

Other information
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

For tips to navigate the application process step by step, refer to the following site: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GW7P3g9hhI.

Parks Canada is committed to the principles of diversity and employment equity under the Employment Equity Act, and strives to ensure that our workforce reflects the diverse nature of Canadian society. We encourage women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of a visible minority group to self-identify in their application.

Veuillez faire parvenir votre demande dûment remplie, y compris les documents mentionnés ci-dessus. Autrement, votre demande pourrait être rejetée.

The Parks Canada Agency is established as a separate employer in the Federal Public Service under the Financial Administration Act. Persons appointed to the Agency continue to be part of the Public Service. The Parks Canada Agency operates under its own human resources framework outside of the Public Service Employment Act and in line with values of fairness, competence and respect, and its operating principles.

In accordance with paragraph 8(2)(a) of the Privacy Act, information or material, whether provided directly by the candidate or otherwise obtained by the selection board, used during the selection process for the purpose of assessing a candidate may be used as part of the selection review and recourse processes. Such relevant information may be provided to third parties, such as other candidates or their representatives, who have a legitimate reason to be aware of that information.

Tips for applicants:
• Please provide complete and thorough details of your education and experience.
• Do not assume that the screening board has any previous knowledge of your background, qualifications, or work history. You must be specific and provide concrete examples/details for each Experience element, as applications will be screened only on the information provided.
• Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being screened out of the competition.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Travel cost for individuals who are not Federal Public Servants will not be covered.

On November 8th, 2021, the Parks Canada Agency announced the details of its vaccination requirement for all employees.

As per the Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for Parks Canada Agency, employees must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to indeterminate, determinate (term), casual, as and when required, and student hiring (full-time, part-time and seasonal). Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to ensure terms and conditions of employment are met, the hiring manager or a human resources representative will contact you in order to complete a vaccination attestation form.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.