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Position: Education & Communications Assistant
Eligibility: Canadian post-secondary graduates, 30 years or younger (see below)
Organization: Burns Bog Conservation Society
Location: Delta/Surrey, Greater Vancouver BC

The Burns Bog Conservation Society is a small but growing internationally recognized environmental organization. It focuses on educating people on how important our disappearing peatlands are to our environment and to reducing climate change.

The Candidate:

You like the outdoors. You like doing research and writing papers, articles and working with people—young and old. You love change. You love challenges. Saving the environment is your passion. You are highly organized. Then this job just might be for you.

You have a science degree or in a related subject area. You qualify under the ECO program. You have the, “How can I? attitude when you come across a challenge.

You are a team player. You can work independently as well. Yow will work closely with the Education & Research Assistant, the Convention & Event Planner along with other staff and volunteers.


The Burns Bog Conservation Society has a growing education programs based on peatland science. It includes field trips, summer day camps, Stepping into Nature Festival, creating peatland focused education material. You will be working with teachers, university students, colleagues and volunteers. This year the Society is planning and cohosting a “Peatlands for People Revisited” conference.

You will plan activities for students from K to seniors. You will develop marketing plans, write grants, give presentations, and attend outreach activities.


Ideally, you can speak French and enjoy sharing your expertise with young budding Francophones. French is a growing part of our education programs. Your writing skills are great and you are up to the challenge to use “right brain” words instead of “left brain” words. You have a valid driver’s license and access to a car. You are willing to have a Criminal Record Check. You qualify under the ECO criteria. You will supply 3 references along with your resume. You have great computer skills and you know how to get your message across in print, social media and the spoken word


You will discover how a small organization can do great things. You will be part of its growth. You will meet like-minded people. You will be on the leading edge of helping people discover why peatlands are important to climate change.


Wages: $17.00/hour, 37.5 week, flexible schedule. This position is partially funded by ECO.

How do you apply?

Please apply online here (click the orange "Apply Now" button at bottom and fill out the application). We’ll contact you if you are a fit.

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GoodWork ID: 44368       Date posted to Feb 27 2018