Position: Conservation Volunteers Program Assistant
Type: paid, full-time
Organization: Nature Conservancy of Canada
Location: Calgary, Alberta
The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is a private, non-profit organization that prides itself on its entrepreneurial, science-based approach to achieving conservation success through direct action. Since 1962, NCC and its supporters have protected more than 2.8 million acres (1.1 million hectares) 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.
Purpose and General Description:
This summer share your passion for the environment with Albertans of all ages! Inspire others to take part in meaningful, hands-on conservation work with the Nature Conservancy of Canada by joining the Conservation Volunteers (CV) team in Alberta. As an Alberta CV Assistant, you will assist with the coordination of volunteer-driven stewardship projects on NCC conservation lands and take a lead role in program delivery on the ground.
These volunteer events are designed to engage individuals of all ages in priority conservation work, such as habitat restoration, biological inventories, and infrastructure improvement, while providing a fun and educational experience for participants in nature. Events include such things as conducting amphibian surveys, making wildlife-friendly improvements to fences, and planting native species to help revegetate ecologically significant habitats.
Working under the Conservation Volunteers Program Manager, you will have the opportunity to explore new ways to effectively engage the public in environmental conservation, while gaining both office and field experience with a leading national environmental non-profit organization.
This is an ideal position for recent graduates who studied Natural or Environmental Sciences who are interested in the human side of conservation. The position offers a dynamic mix of hands-on restoration work, environmental communications, and public engagement.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Intern(s) will work closely with the Conservation Volunteers Program Manager to:
Required Skills and Attributes:
This posting is targeted to someone possessing the following skills and abilities:
Terms of Employment:
If interested in applying, please forward all applications to Zoë Arnold (contact info below). To be considered for this position, please ensure:
Attention: Zoë Arnold, Conservation Volunteers Program Manager
Application Deadline: Sunday, March 4th, 2018
No telephone calls please. Late applications will not be considered.
We thank everyone who applies for their interest in the Nature Conservancy of Canada; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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GoodWork ID: 43883 Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Jan 30 2018