Looking for a meaningful job with a great team that’s addressing a pressing challenge in Canada? Water First addresses First Nations’ drinking water and environmental water challenges through education, training and meaningful collaboration. As a non-profit organization experiencing consistent and significant growth, Water First is expanding and looking for a vibrant individual who can further develop, implement, and grow our water science training programs in close collaboration with Indigenous communities in Ontario, Quebec, Labrador and Manitoba.
Our Environmental and Drinking Water Internship programs focus on addressing the gap in access to water science training in Indigenous communities by integrating technical training with hands-on, project based learning in partner communities. Project development and delivery is done in collaboration with community and/or tribal council partners and aims to address specific community goals (i.e. strengthen technical abilities in a band office, recruit and train young drinking water operators, develop a network of water quality monitors). This position will support the development and expansion of our Environmental programming as well as the delivery of the Environmental programming and Drinking Water Internship.
Water First supports progressive labour policies including flexible hours, a benefits package, pension plan and generous vacation time that respects work-life balance.
Salary: $75,000 - $92,000 full-time annual salary range, commensurate with credentials & experience
Start date: May, 2021
Duration: Regular, Full-time
Location details: Ontario - A full time desk is available in the Creemore office or if located remotely, the applicant should be able to work from home and attend critical meetings in the Creemore, Ontario office.
Program development and expansion
Provide technical expertise and guidance during a collaborative development process for our Environmental Program. Potential topic areas include:
Environmental project lead
Preferred Qualifications & Experience
Advanced/graduate degree in one or more of the following fields: water resource engineering, hydrogeology, water chemistry, aquatic ecology and/or environmental science.
At least 5 years of field based project lead experience in some or all of the following areas:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
This position will include travel to northern Indigenous communities, successful applicants must have regular access to a vehicle & willingness to travel approximately 15-20% of the time
Qualified Indigenous applicants are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
Please submit your resume and cover letter to Carli Lang (firstname.lastname@example.org) at Water First by 5pm on March 19, 2021. Applicants are encouraged to apply early for advanced consideration.
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We thank all candidates who apply. Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Water First Education and Training strives to ensure that all recruiting processes are non-discriminatory and barrier-free. If you require accommodation, please advise in advance of attending an interview.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Feb 12 2021 ID: 58653