Position Type: 35 hours/week, Full-Time, Seasonal
Start Date: May 3, 2021
Length of Contract: May to September 2021
Deadline: April 19, 2021
About the Program
One of the ways Swim Drink Fish connects people to water is through citizen science, with a special focus on testing water used for recreation, like beaches, marinas, and paddling courses.
Swim Drink Fish staff have been collecting water samples for investigations, research reports, legal action, and media training since our first day back in 2001. Over the years, we’ve discovered that routine water quality monitoring at recreational sites has a special power.
We believe that making test results public gives you direct access to the information you need to make an informed decision about getting in your local waters. Swim Drink Fish has worked with local communities to establish six community-based recreational water monitoring programs or ‘hubs’ across Canada. Currently, there are four hubs in the Great Lakes.
The Swim Drink Fish Kingston Community Monitoring Hub Coordinator helps manage a water quality monitoring program in the Great Lakes region.
The Community Monitoring Coordinator will manage the Kingston recreational water sampling hub. The Coordinator will be employed by and supervised by Swim Drink Fish, and will work locally as part of Lake Ontario Waterkeeper. When not working in the field or at the lab, the Coordinator will work from home.
The Coordinator’s tasks focus on the delivery of Kingston’s recreational water quality monitoring program, including collection of associated environmental and social data, sanitary data/surveys, public engagement in the sampling program, extended youth and community engagement, recreational water quality data management, Swim Guide user engagement, and "State of Water" report at the end of monitoring season. Organization of community events is also part of this role. We expect the Coordinator to deliver our training and educational materials. This is a full-time, seasonal position. The Coordinator will be supervised and supported by the Great Lakes monitoring management team, as well as other Swim Drink Fish staff. On site, in Kingston, the Coordinator will also receive guidance from the Kingston monitoring hub advisory board, as well as from members of Lake Ontario Waterkeeper.
Suitable candidates will hold a bachelor’s degree in a related field and have the appropriate scientific background. Comparable qualifications or work experience are equally considered. Candidates will have a combination of technical skills and community engagement skills that meet the demands of community-based monitoring activities. Exceptional organizational and planning skills are paramount. A passion for water stewardship together with interest and experience in a variety of water recreation activities is essential. Additionally, candidates must hold a valid driver’s license, be available to work flexible hours including evening and weekend community engagement activities. Travel to sample locations and fieldwork is a core part of this position.
How To Apply
Email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “GLCMI: Kingston Community Monitoring Coordinator - Your Name”. We encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
A brief letter that describes why you are uniquely suited to perform this work, and how you heard about the position. Ensure you refer to the desired qualifications section.
Your resumé, highlighting relevant work/life experience, skills, and training related to the position.
Names and contact information for two references.
Swim Drink Fish Canada is committed to having a skilled, diversified workforce reflective of our community, and to the equitable representation of women, Indigenous peoples, and members of a visible minority group.
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About Swim Drink Fish
Swim Drink Fish is a nonprofit organization working to connect people with water since 2001.
We use citizen science and communications technology to inspire people just like you to know and safeguard your local waters.
Our apps and programs can help you get to the water’s edge. They’ll connect you with the water and with other people. We can teach you to monitor the health of your water. Together, we’ll advocate for the protection and restoration of the places we love.
Everyone has a right to swimmable, drinkable, fishable water.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Apr 5 2021 ID: 59355