Conservation Policy Specialist, National Office
Organization: Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society
Application deadline: December 14th 2018
Location: Ottawa, CPAWS National Office
Annual Salary: $50,000
In this key position on the national conservation team, the Conservation Policy Specialist will work closely with the National Office Conservation Policy Team and conservation campaign staff in our chapters across the country.
The Conservation Policy Specialist will develop and execute conservation campaign plans and strategies in close consultation with colleagues in CPAWS’ national office and regional chapters. The Conservation Policy Specialist will be primarily responsible for advancing protected areas establishment and management campaigns, and working on wildlife, species at risk, and large landscape-scale conservation campaigns and helping to coordinate the efforts of our regional chapters.
This role requires organization, adaptability, and a can-do attitude to ensure campaigns can adapt quickly to situations outside CPAWS’ control, while keeping a clear focus on the outcomes we are working to achieve.
The candidate must demonstrate a passion for protecting Canada’s lands, freshwater, and wildlife, an ability to think strategically, and the ability to be a team player yet work independently. They must also have exceptional communications and organizational skills to plan and execute tasks related to CPAWS’ mission and vision.
If you are interested, please submit your cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than midnight ET on December 14th, 2018, to be considered.
See the job description provided below. Salary levels at the National Office are closely tied to the TREC Salary Survey.
Role and Mission
The Conservation Specialist will develop and execute conservation campaign plans and strategies in close consultation with colleagues in CPAWS’ national office and regional chapters. The Conservation Policy Specialist will be primarily responsible for advancing protected areas establishment and management campaigns, and working on wildlife, species at risk, and large landscape-scale conservation campaigns and helping to coordinate the efforts of our regional chapters.
Duties will include:
The ideal candidate will:
Accountability and Authority
The Conservation Policy Specialist will work under the general supervision of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The Conservation Policy Specialist will report to a National Conservation Policy Director. The Conservation Policy Specialist will work with the national conservation policy team and with our chapter staff across the country.
Please submit a cover letter and resume saved in PDF format with the following nomenclature: “YOUR NAME_Application for Conservation Policy Specialist”
Submit applications by email to email@example.com with the subject line: Application for Conservation Specialist.
We thank all applicants. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.
Why work for CPAWS?
CPAWS is a national charitable organization with 13 chapters across Canada, almost 100 staff and hundreds of volunteers who have helped to protect over half a million square kilometres of Canada’s public land and water since 1963. Our conservation vision is to protect at least half of Canada’s public land and water in a framework of reconciliation – for the benefit of both wildlife and humans. Staff in the national office undertake federal conservation and government relations work, support the chapters across the country through coordinating projects and campaigns, develop communications and marketing strategies, help with funding, and provide administrative assistance. We value each employee’s creativity and innovation and offer a collegial work environment and competitive benefits.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Nov 26 2018 ID: 49414