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Position: Senior Stewardship Coordinator
Organization: Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
Location: Midland, near Barrie and Orillia, Ontario

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre is located in Midland Ontario and is managed by the Friends of Wye Marsh Inc., a not-for-profit charitable organization. The Centre is open 362 days a year and provides school and public programs for over 30,000 visitors annually. Friends of Wye Marsh Inc. is governed by both federal and provincial regulations for all activities and land use.

Reporting to the Program and Education Manager, the Senior Stewardship Coordinator is responsible for coordinating ecological stewardship projects at Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre and for working with the Friends of Wye Marsh Inc. staff and Stewardship Committee to fulfill the organization’s mandate to sustain and protect natural areas and critical habitats within Wye Marsh.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Coordinate projects for Glossy Buckthorn and Phragmites control and native species population baseline studies in accordance with the terms and conditions detailed in the respective contracts for both the federal and provincial portions of Wye Marsh
  • Supervise one staff member and volunteers as required, generate weekly schedules with detailed tasks and priorities and review performance
  • Manage subcontractors, suppliers, and vendors as required for each of the projects, attend progress meetings as required
  • Draft and deliver in a timely manner project reports, budgets, and present to customers, senior management, and the Stewardship Committee
  • Identify potential projects, draft proposals and grant requests for funding


  • Develop and deliver at least one public workshop a year with an emphasis on conservation and citizen science
  • Participate in the development and delivery of the Annual Earth Day Event
  • Coordinate community participation in stewardship and public monitoring activities

Team Development

  • Attend regular staff meetings; report on activities to other team members, and work together to problem solve individual or group issues
  • Engage with other staff to develop positive, open, and effective team relationships
  • Liaise with other team members to ensure project goals are achieved
  • Participate in developing and planning Wye Marsh events as required


  • Education in a job-related program and/or work experience in a related field such as environmental science, biology or resource management, ideally in a not-for-profit organization
  • Budgeting and Project Management is required

Required Skills and Experience

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking and writing reports
  • Knowledge of field work principles, including accurate data recording, use of equipment, reports
  • Plant, fish, reptile and amphibian identification skills
  • Experience networking with professionals and agencies and engaging volunteers and the public
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office

Other Requirements

  • Valid driver’s license, minimum G Class
  • CPR / Standard First Aid Certified
  • Canoeing and kayaking experience
  • Police check, including vulnerable sector
  • Bilingual (French / English) is an asset

To Apply

Send a cover letter and résumé via email or mail to 16160 Hwy 12 E, PO Box 100, Midland, ON L4R 4K6

subject: Senior Stewardship Coordinator

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 16 2021    ID: 58680