Website CPAWS - Nova Scotia Chapter

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The Nova Scotia Chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society is a grassroots, non-government organization (NGO) that works to protect natural areas in the province. Our priority is the establishment of new protected areas, on land and in the ocean. We seek out opportunities to work collaboratively with governments, First Nations, local communities, academics, stakeholders, and industry on initiatives to protect natural areas in Nova Scotia. We are the local chapter of a national organization that’s been working on conservation issues in Canada for more than a half-century.

About the position

The Conservation Assistants will support ongoing conservation campaigns at CPAWS-NS throughout their position, including terrestrial, coastal, and marine campaigns.

Key responsibilities:

Complete research projects on relevant conservation topics;
Create and edit content for CPAWS-NS website and social media, including blog posts, graphic design materials, videos and maps;
Assist with fieldwork in existing and pending protected areas across Nova Scotia;
Support community outreach for ongoing campaigns;
Collaborate with CPAWS-NS team on other campaign-related tasks.
Conservation Assistants will work closely with the rest of the CPAWS-NS team. They will be report to the Conservation Campaigners and receive mentorship training from the Executive Director.



Registered post-secondary student in an environment or policy-related program.
Interest in the environment and learning more about conservation in Nova Scotia.
Curiosity about the role of NGOs in advancing environmental policy. Experience working or volunteering at an NGO is an asset.
Clear written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
Other eligibility criteria:

Applicants to this position must:

be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
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 the employment; and,
have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.
Application process

Please send your Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter to: Caitlin Grady (

Ensure that the file names for these documents include your full first name and last name. The cover letter will be no longer than one page and should reference your interest in the environment.

Your application must clearly demonstrate how you are well qualified for the position of Conservation Assistant at CPAWS Nova Scotia.

CPAWS is committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of the populations we serve. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals including applicants from all cultures, racialized communities, abilities, diverse sexual and gender identities, and others who may contribute to equitable representation and diversity of perspectives and ideas. We are committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier free.

Please contact us if you should require additional supports at any stage of the recruitment process at

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Closing date for applications: May 13th, 2022

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