The Bruce Peninsula is a core area of the Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere Reserve and has one of the highest concentrations of rare species in all of Canada. The Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association (http://www.bpba.ca) is an award-winning, registered charity located in the Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula. Incorporated in 2002, we increase local environmental understanding and build community commitment and capacity for conservation and sustainable economic development, while achieving concrete restoration and stewardship goals.
The Biosphere Association has developed a conservation and stewardship plan with the input of over 20 stakeholder groups. This plan focuses on voluntary actions by community members including livestock and crop farmers, seasonal and permanent residents, woodlot operators, government agencies, environmental groups and many others. Engaging and working with the community, the program manager implements voluntary measures to improve and sustain ecosystem function in concert with human activities. Working in a team environment with program staff, volunteers, and science advisors, the Conservation & Stewardship Program Manager will lead the implementation of the Conservation & Stewardship action plan.
The primary areas of responsibility are:
This position would be suited to an individual who thrives on new opportunities and professional growth as from year to year specific responsibilities may change based on grant success and deliverables. The current focus areas are the survey and control of invasive Phragmites, implementing the forest strategy, water quality, and shoreline stewardship initiatives. As much of our environmental work is on private lands, our success hinges on developing and supporting the voluntary action of individual landowners for environmental improvement. The desire, ability, and commitment to working with our Bruce Peninsula community is key to this position.
If you are passionate about the environment, want to experience real-world environmental sustainability and seek to further your environmental career by taking a lead role in a prominent environmental action group with an incredible record of conservation accomplishments, then we want to meet you. The position is a fulltime continuing position subject to grant fundraising. It will start as soon as feasible; hours will be primarily 8:30 – 4:30 Monday to Friday, 37.5 hrs per week, with compensation reflecting experience, education, and skills.
Please submit a resume and cover letter by e-mail to Dr. Katherine McLeod, Executive Director, Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association: firstname.lastname@example.org
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GoodWork ID: 43599 Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Jan 11 2018