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Position: Coordinator, Science and Stewardship, Ontario Region
Organization: The Nature Conservancy of Canada
Location: Remote/Ontario
Position details: Full time permanent
Salary Range: $52,130 - $63,610

Taking care of our environment has never been more important than it is today. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is looking for a Coordinator, Science and Stewardship 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
Reporting to Ontario Region’s Manager of Science and Stewardship, this position provides expertise and support on conservation science and stewardship, and builds team capacity by coordinating collaboration and training, intern and volunteer programs, and research partnerships.

Volunteers and Interns

  • Coordinate implementation of Ontario’s volunteer engagement programs including the Conservation Volunteers and Volunteer Property Stewards programs;
  • Work closely with NCC staff to ensure a professional and well-organized volunteer experience;
  • Develop procedures, best practices and training materials to support sub-regions in recruitment, training, and management of effective local stewards for NCC properties;
  • Coordinate the recruitment, hiring and training of 20+ interns annually;
  • Support region-wide aspects of intern program fundraising and reporting.

Land, Water and Species Management

  • Provide guidance on NCC’s standards and coordinate the sharing of stewardship techniques;
  • Evaluate and report on the success of NCC’s stewardship practises and identify and disseminate innovative approaches to land stewardship;
  • Support emerging province-wide initiatives including visitor management, Indigenous engagement and community science;
  • Serve as Ontario Region’s Field Occupational Health and Safety Officer;
  • Build team capacity by supporting staff training in areas of health and safety, field techniques, volunteer management, and visitor engagement among others;
  • Coordinate the research of key regional stewardship issues and provide reports on academic and research partnerships.

Conservation Planning and Information

  • Provide guidance and support to subregions in the development of Natural Area Conservation Plans;
  • Provide support to subregions on standardized field data collection and entry to ensure accurate queries, plans and reports.

Position Requirements

  • 2 years of experience in conservation, land management or related field;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of volunteer engagement, visitor management, land stewardship, and health and safety;
  • High level of literacy (written and spoken), and ability and interest in communicating with a wide range of people, including NCC staff, volunteers, funders, visitors and researchers;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with great attention to detail and to integrate and manage multiple complex projects;
  • Excellent proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Teams.

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 Sunday, January 30, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. 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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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 14 2022    ID: 62431