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Conservation Projects Coordinator permanent
Job Number : 43513
The Edmonton Valley Zoo is committed to conservation education through its participation in species survival programs, delivery of inspiring and enriching program opportunities and its partnership with a variety of recognized conservation organizations, both locally and globally. This position will advance the Edmonton Valley Zoo’s commitment to strengthening its focus on conservation by developing and implementing strategies that protect and restore wildlife habitat, increase habitat connectivity; build awareness of our participation in endangered species survival programs and by fostering scientific, social and political networks through participation in various conservation initiatives.

The position is responsible for establishing a framework to help guide the development of Zoo conservation activities, both on and off site, and ensuring conservation activities align with the facility goals and objectives of Education, Conservation, Stewardship, and Engagement.

As a Conservation/Special Project Coordinator you will:

Develop and implement a Conservation Strategy/Framework that aligns with the Zoo’s goals and objectives
Identify, assess and make recommendations regarding conservation project opportunities to be supported by Edmonton Valley Zoo
Act as primary liaison with other City Departments in the development and implementation of capital projects and larger scale maintenance projects
Coordinate and provide insight and feedback into functional programs for rehabilitation projects, or retrofits
Research and develop business cases, needs assessments, capital profiles and business plans including budget development and analysis to support long-term needs, functional requirements, project goals and objectives for conservation related initiatives
Research grant opportunities, prepare applications and ensure applicable reporting requirements and expense monitoring is complete
Develop program and implementation plans for conservation funding and sponsorship opportunities
Identify, engage and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholder groups including educational institutions to explore partnership opportunities and to establish program needs and priorities
Support the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of multiple projects
Review contracts and agreements to ensure our conservation focus is reflected
Review and analyze projects, plans and policies, providing strategic advice and recommendations to the Zoo’s leadership team
Collaborate with conservation partners such as Polar Bears International, Seafood Watch, Red Panda Network, etc. to develop initiatives for local delivery
Develop, monitor and report on project budgets
Recruit, orient, train and supervise volunteers and temporary staff
Perform other duties as assigned
Qualifications :Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Education, Science, Environmental Studies or other related degree
A minimum of 5 years of experience in Environmental Protection and Conservation Education working with partner groups, with a preferred experience working at a Zoo or conservation organization
Experience in managing research projects
Experience in designing and delivering public education programs and awareness campaigns
Experience in contract development and negotiations, program development and management
Experience in project management and budget management
Ability to work in cross functional, multi-disciplinary teams across programs and to work collaboratively to share resources and information
Knowledge in and experience with developing and reporting on business plans including all components of the business planning cycle and process
Exemplary research and problem solving skills to gather required information, make decisions and develop recommendations
Project and program management, development and implementation skills
Skilled in exercising good tact, sound judgment and firmness in dealing with difficult situations
Strong conflict management, problem solving and consensus building skills
Ability to make sound decisions with an understanding of budgetary and political implications
Excellent interpersonal, leadership and communication skills
Well developed communication skills including verbal, written and presentation skills
Experience in facilitation and team building skills to build a culture of collaboration and a more strategic mindset
Hire is dependent on Police Information Check including Vulnerable Sector satisfactory to the City of Edmonton
Demonstrates ability to achieve results in the context of a respectful, inclusive and service-minded style
Embrace the Cultural Commitments of Safe, Helpful, Accountable, Integrated and Excellent and foster an environment that encourages others to do the same
Applicants may be tested
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1 permanent full-time position

Hours of Work: 33.75 hours per week. Monday to Friday. Some evenings and weekends may be required.

The weekly hours of work for this position are currently under review and may change at a future time. Any changes will be made in accordance with the City of Edmonton/Civic Service Union 52 collective agreement and the incumbent will be notified in advance.

Salary: $45.846 – $57.931 (Hourly); $80,769.190 – $102, 059.940 (Annually)

Talent Acquisition Consultant: JP/KC



Classification Title : Strategic Planning Analyst II
Posting Date : Apr 14, 2022
Closing Date : Apr 28, 2022 11:59:00 PM (MDT)
Number of Openings (up to) : 1 – Permanent Full-time
Union : CSU 52
Department : Community Recreation and Culture
Work Location(s) :Valley Zoo, 13315 Buena Vista Road (87 Ave)

Edmonton T5R 5R1

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