Website Canadian Wildlife Federation

Opportunity Type:

Education Officer – WILD Spaces (Canada Summer Jobs, 8 week term)


Location: Working from home in Ottawa, ON.

We are seeking an enthusiastic summer intern for the role of an Education Officer – WILD Spaces. The intern will support our WILD Spaces school garden program to promote pollinator conservation initiatives in elementary schools across Canada. The candidate will have some experience in program delivery, content development for school-age children and ability to facilitate interaction in an online classroom. The intern will play a crucial role in coordinating gardening for wildlife initiatives that would help raise the next generation of conservationist. While working at CWF, the candidate will have the opportunity to develop leadership skills and increase their knowledge on wildlife gardening.


Tasks and Responsibilities

Research and write educational activities on pollinators and gardening for CWF’s elementary school garden program – WILD Spaces
Manage the WILD Spaces on-line classroom, upload educational resources, and encourage interaction
Co-coordinate the delivery of plants to schools while supporting other program initiatives.
Assist in developing and administering monitoring and evaluation toolkits
Write newsletters and blogs on school garden projects
Assist with outreach and communications to organizations and groups that may have an interest in our gardening program
Attend gardening initiatives when required
Other tasks as needed
Post-secondary education:

Field of studies preferred:  education, natural sciences, environmental sciences or related
Other skills:

Ability to develop educational activities for young audiences
Program delivery skills
Knowledge of school curriculum or willingness to research
Attention to detail
Excellent communication skills in English. A second language is an asset

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.

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