Youth/Student Leadership and Travel Opportunity
Parks and Protected Areas Knowledge Gatherer Coordinator
$12,000 contract (24 weeks) October 3, 2022 to March 17, 2023
plus travel to attend Parks and Protected Areas Leadership Residency
in Georgian Bay Ontario March 7-9
The Canadian Parks, Protected, and Conserved Areas Leadership Collective (CPPCL) is seeking a youth contractor (18-30 years old) to support a team of four diverse young professionals as they create online resources and case studies that will enhance our leadership programs by linking interdisciplinary knowledge to practical issues and revealing hidden perspectives and experiences that can expand our understanding of equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization in all aspects of parks and protected areas leadership.
The Knowledge Gatherer Coordinator contract involves attending a selection of leadership program sessions between October and March, editing twenty case studies co-created by Knowledge Gatherers and park leadership program participants, co-creating reports on four capstone team projects, and compiling evidence-based resources for leaders in parks and protected areas research and management. The Knowledge Gatherer Coordinator will support monthly virtual dialogues with
conservation leaders and will provide the Knowledge Gatherers with guidance to create effective knowledge mobilization materials. CPPCL Knowledge Gathering is a unique opportunity to interact directly with researchers, managers and leaders across the parks and protected areas system.
CPPCL will only succeed in understanding and challenging systemic privilege and oppression if we represent a diversity of people equitably. Applicants who have experience working in equity, diversity, inclusion and decolonization or who can add underrepresented perspectives (e.g., women, youth, francophones, BIPOC, LGBTQTS+, or persons with disabilities) are encouraged to apply.
Contract Details: $12000 total, which is paid monthly. This contract can be completed remotely. Residency travel expenses will be covered by CPPCL. While the time expected to complete the deliverables varies, it is expected to take an average of twenty hours per week, not including the face-to-face portion. Contractors are free to take on additional outside work and should be available to participate in online sessions between 11:30am and 3:30pm Eastern on: Oct. 17-21 (eResidency), Nov. 18, Dec. 16, Jan. 20, and Feb. 13 (monthly workshops), and must be available to attend the full-day face-to-face residency from Mar. 7-9. This contract is funded in part by Canada’s Green Jobs program. Applicants must be between 18 to 30 years of age and eligible to work in Canada.
About CPPCL: The Canadian Parks, Protected, and Conserved Areas Leadership Collective (CPPCL) is a collaborative project hosted at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES) and funded by the Canadian Parks Council (CPC), which represents Canada’s federal, provincial, and territorial park agencies. CPPCL delivers leadership programs and services to connecting parks and protected areas practitioners and researchers.
Application Process (deadline September 12, 2022):
Please send your CV and a maximum one-page letter outlining how your education and lived experience are related to the scope of this work to email@example.com. Please also submit a short (<2 minute) video that addresses the following questions:
- Based on the information at CPCIL.ca, why do you want to be part of this project?
- Why do you think it is important to broaden the narrative of parks and protected areas by seeking hidden perspectives and increasing representation?
- What unique skill or perspective would you bring to this team that you want us to know about?
- What perspective that you lack do you hope someone else has so you can learn from them?
If you cannot submit a video, please indicate so in your cover letter. Short-listed applicants will be
contacted for a zoom interview. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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