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Position: Conservation Assistant
Type: summer job / age 30 & under
Organization: Nature NB
Location: based in Sackville, New Brunswick

Are you passionate about conservation and the outdoors?

Are you interested in connecting people with nature?

Nature NB is looking for a Conservation Assistant!

Full time, summer position
35 hours per week, with occasional weekends and evenings
Start Date: May 18, 2020

About Nature NB

Nature NB connects people with nature. We support a diverse network of nature-lovers across the province, providing opportunities for New Brunswickers of all ages, and from all regions and backgrounds, to discover, learn about, and share nature with each other. We travel throughout the province, teaching kids about nature in their schoolyards and neighbourhoods, advocating for species at risk through local outreach, and engaging volunteers in monitoring and protecting the species and landscapes they love.

Nature NB is a non-profit, charitable organization whose mission is to celebrate, conserve, and protect New Brunswick’s natural heritage through education, networking, and collaboration.

About the position

Nature NB is seeking a Conservation Assistant to help coordinate and manage environmental education, conservation, and stewardship projects. They will work in a variety of areas related to climate change, bird conservation planning, and protected areas management.


  • Assist in coordinating two conversation planning initiatives - one in coastal Eastern New Brunswick and one in agricultural areas within the Wolastoq-Saint John River Watershed;
  • Assist in the organization and delivery of community outreach, professional development, and planning events across the province in both indoor and outdoor settings;
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with partner organizations and volunteers;
  • Conduct research, develop presentations, and prepare funding reports.

The successful candidate will demonstrate leadership and work well as part of a team. They will enjoy working outdoors and interacting with the public, as well as other partners and groups.


  • Completing or completed a Bachelor’s degree in natural sciences (e.g. biology, environmental science, environmental studies, forestry, etc.) or in education;
  • Interest and/or experience in landscape and species at risk conservation, protected areas, and climate change adaptation
  • Interest and/or experience in public outreach (e.g. event coordination, public speaking) and environmental education
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and communicate diverse partners, as well as the public
  • Familiarity with standard office software (e.g. office suite, e-mail, internet browser);
  • Excellent time-management skills;
  • Ability to communicate in English and French;
  • Valid driver’s license.


  • Experience working in conservation and/or climate change adaptation initiatives;
  • Experience working with in the environmental non-profit sector;
  • Experience in event planning and coordination (e.g. field trips, workshops, etc.);
  • Experience with Geographic Information Systems (e.g. ArcGIS Online);
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks;
  • Experience developing funding proposals.

Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector checks will be completed for the selected candidate.

Application Process

Please indicate in your cover letter how you meet these qualifications and why you think you would be a good fit for this position at Nature NB. Send your cover letter and résumé to Adam Cheeseman at . We thank all candidates for their interest in the position, but only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Application deadline: March 31, 2020.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Mar 12 2020    ID: 56418