Position: Water Internship Program Trainer/Community Coordinator
Organization: Water First
Location: northwestern Ontario or southeastern Manitoba/Winnipeg (see below)
Term: 6 month contract with strong potential for extension to 24 months.
Looking for a meaningful job addressing a pressing contemporary challenge in Canada? Water First addresses First Nations’ drinking water and environmental challenges through education, training and meaningful collaboration. As a non-profit organization experiencing significant growth, we’re looking for a vibrant individual who can further develop, implement, and grow our water education and training programs in close collaboration with First Nations communities.
The position involves supporting a water science internship training project in partnership with a dozen First Nations communities associated with the Bimose Tribal Council, based out of Kenora, Ontario. Most of the work can be facilitated from home, in northwestern Ontario or southeastern Manitoba/Winnipeg, however significant travel to the participating First Nations 20 - 30% of the time, is mandatory.
Water First supports progressive labour policies including flexible hours and generous vacation time that respects work-life balance, and a benefits package.
Title: Water Internship Program Trainer/Community Coordinator
Salary: $55,000 - $75,000 full-time annual salary range, commensurate with credentials & experience
Start date: As soon as available, no later than Jan 15, 2020.
Duration: 6 month contract with strong potential for extension to 24 months.
Delivering water science focused training sessions
Including fundamentals of water chemistry, parameters, sampling & monitoring techniques & data management regarding drinking water and environmental water quality
First Nations community relations & project coordination
Coordinating project components with partners and communities (e.g., band office managers, water treatment plant operations, Chief and Council, etc.)
Coordinating intern hiring process, daily work tasks, exam preparation, post-secondary school and post internship support
Evaluations and internal/external reporting
Internship manualing and documenting for future program iterations
Related degree, diploma or certification in one or more of the following fields: drinking water or wastewater treatment, water engineering, hydrology, water chemistry, environmental science
Experience in teaching mature students (running workshops, developing curriculum)
Experience in drinking water, wastewater, and surface water sampling, monitoring and laboratory testing
Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
Experience in coordinating community projects and working with multiple stakeholders
Regular access to a vehicle & willingness to travel to northern First Nations communities approximately 20 - 30% of the time
Class G (or MB equivalent) drivers license in good standing
Ability to work from home in the Winnipeg/Kenora area
Must be able to travel by vehicle to Kenora regularly
Strong cultural sensitivity and awareness
Ability to learn new skills and adapt to a changing work environment
Advanced degree in one of the fields of study above
Experience with ArcGIS mapping software
Operator-in-training (Water and Wastewater) and Water Quality Analyst Certification (or MB equivalent)
Demonstrated track record of leadership experience and excellence
Experience with First Nations community engagement.
Qualified First Nations applicants are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
Please submit your resume and cover letter to Carli Lang carli.lang waterfirst.ngo* at Water First by 5pm on Dec 20, 2019. Applicants are encouraged to apply early for advanced consideration.
Questions? Call Carli Lang at 1-800-970-8467 ext. 102
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Dec 4 2019 ID: 50401