The Riverwood Conservancy (TRC) is seeking a Research Assistant to join our team for an 8 week, seasonal position, 37.5 hours/week.
About The Riverwood Conservancy
The Riverwood Conservancy (TheRiverwoodConservancy.org) is the volunteer and member-based charity that protects, restores and invites people to connect with nature at Riverwood — an oasis of woodlands, meadows, and ravines that spans 150 acres along the Credit River in Mississauga. Thanks to abundant wildlife that includes deer, mink, beavers, possums, and over 185 species of birds, Riverwood is recognized as one of the most diverse ecosystems in the watershed — a remarkable fact, given its location in the heart of Mississauga.
We work to connect people of all ages, abilities and cultures to the wonders of nature through programming that includes environmental education, stewardship/conservation, gardening, and nature-based programming for people with special needs.
About this Role:
The Research Assistant (RA's) work will focus on finding, gathering and reporting information about needs of the community as well as gaps in our current service offering, and potential revenue sources to support this work. All of the work completed by the Research Assistant will impact TRC's Strategic Plan for the coming three years. The population of the City of Mississauga is growing rapidly, and this burgeoning population needs healthy spaces for recreation and connection. Rather than assuming and guessing the needs of the population, TRC would like to ensure that there is rigor behind its planning. The Research Assistant’s efforts will be key to informing this work.
Reporting to the Director of Operations and Finance, this role is responsible for the following tasks and responsibilities:
Develop a bank of timely community and environmental information upon which TRC will formulate its 2023-2026 Strategic Plan, by:
Analyze TRC internal information to help us maximize revenue that will support program priorities.
Writing and Communications
The RA will collate information generated by the above research efforts, and create documentation that presents the outcomes in a user-friendly format, to inform TRC’s future planning.
Hybrid work model
$16/hour for 37.5 hours/week plus 4% vacation pay.
Start date, duration, and hours:
July 7 to August 31, 9:00 to 4:30, Monday to Friday.
How to apply:
Interested candidates are required to submit a resume and cover letter by email (in Word or PDF only please) by 5:00 PM Wednesday May 25 to:
The Riverwood Conservancy
4300 Riverwood Park Lane
Mississauga, ON L5C 2S7
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: May 11 2022 ID: 64395