Website Nature Conservancy of Canada

Opportunity Type:

Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Position details: Part-time contract (4 months)

Taking care of our environment has never been more important than it is today. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is looking for a Conservation Project 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

You are invited to share your passion for the environment with Albertans of all ages! You will be our main point of contact for monitoring the Bunchberry Meadows Conservation Area near Edmonton – educating and inspiring visitors about conservation and leave no trace hiking practices.  As the Alberta Conservation Project Assistant in the Capital region, you will monitor the Bunchberry Meadows property to assess and mitigate impacts due to human use, and conduct stewardship activities.  You will build strong relationships with the public and lead the delivery of public outreach at Bunchberry Meadows.

Interactions with visitors will focus on proper trail use, rule enforcement and the power of collective small acts of conservation. Outreach will also help elevate NCC’s brand awareness and educate & inspire people to support the conservation work NCC does in Alberta.

Working with NCC Conservation and Engagement staff, you will have the opportunity to engage with and educate the public about the role they play in environmental conservation, while following all appropriate provincial Covid-19 protocols. You will also gain field experience with a leading national environmental non-profit organization.

This is an ideal position for someone with experience in conflict resolution, visitor management, public outreach, and environmental studies. The ideal candidate has experience as a conservation officer or park ranger and has a background in environmental sciences. The position offers a dynamic mix of environmental communications, public engagement and field work focused in the Capital Region of Alberta near Edmonton.

This is a contract position from May to August 2022. This position requires evening and weekend shifts as it is focused on conducting visitor engagement at peak times.

Position Requirements

Enjoys working with people of all ages in an outdoor setting and can initiate conversations comfortably (required);
Has experience with conflict resolution and de-escalation (required),
Is available to work a modified schedule of evenings & weekends (required);
Has Wilderness First Aid Training (required);
Possesses a valid Non-Probationary (Class 5) Driver’s License (required);
Has a dependable personal vehicle and the ability to drive to site (required)
Has a background in environmental sciences, conservation biology and knowledge of conservation in Alberta (asset);
Experience with visitor management and education (asset).

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 May 5, 2022 at 11:59 PM 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.

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