Position: Environmental Technician (one internship available)
Organization: Watersheds Canada
Location: anywhere in Canada
Eligibility: 30 or younger & post-secondary graduate
Watersheds Canada is a federally incorporated non-profit organization and registered Canadian charity committed to providing education programs in communities across the country to engage and help students, community groups, and organizations to enhance and protect the health of lakes and rivers. Since 2002, we have delivered (1) education programming and workshops; (2) freshwater stewardship programming, including shoreline naturalizations and assessments; and (3) communications grounded in science, including natural heritage planning and resource development. We reach over 15,000 people each year through strategic partnerships across Canada.
Watersheds Canada understands that in order to create the greatest impact, we must actively train, provide resources, and help others across Canada. We provide practical and proven ways to restore deteriorating shoreline conditions and improve water quality over the long-term. People will then have the ability to pass along that same expertise to others in their communities,
Reports to: Communications and Fundraising Coordinator
Position Location: Remote
Length of Contract: 40-43 weeks at 30 hours/week (dependent on funding)
Start: ASAP (October/November 2021)
Watersheds Canada is looking for a dynamic clean tech member to join our team and work together to develop and implement a climate change mitigation and sustainable shoreline planning project that will accelerate Watersheds Canada’s impact to serve freshwater groups, nature organizations, individuals, and youth, and meet our mission to protect Canada's freshwater. Working under the direction of the Watersheds Canada leadership team, the Technician will deliver an outreach project to engage citizens and landowners to help them prevent and reduce pollution, overland runoff, and warmth from entering and degrading freshwater sources. This position will focus on community action and engagement organizing to reach new communities and individuals not currently participating in Watersheds Canada programming.
Through this process, the Technician will develop and build upon the Natural Edge shoreline renaturalization program which uses native plants and technology to restore and protect shorelines across Canada, and the Planning for our Shorelands project. The Technician will be responsible for developing and delivering a technology- and science-grounded outreach project for landowners to utilize to prevent and eliminate possible degradation of the terrestrial and aquatic environment in their town and along their property.
The successful applicant will contribute to the stewardship and outreach work at Watersheds Canada by working to raise landowner awareness of water stewardship principles and climate change environmental impacts on lakes, rivers, and shorelines. The Technician is responsible for:
This role will be crucial in providing resources and tools to shoreline property owners across Canada and giving them concrete steps to take local action for their freshwater in the wake of climate change and increased degradation of freshwater areas.
CleanTech Funding Requirements:
Eligible interns are:
None required, however preference will be given to those with some experience in the skills listed below.
How to Apply:
Applicants should submit a 1-2 page resume and 1-page cover letter, as well as 2-3 examples of published online communications pieces (graphic design or written). Please include all information in one PDF document file labelled with your name. Applications are due by Friday, October 22, 2021 to: info (at) watersheds.ca
Please put “Environmental Technician Job application” as your email subject line. No phone calls. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Oct 12 2021 ID: 61567