Job Posting: Invermere Environmental Program Assistant

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START DATE: Mid June

END DATE: Late August

Hours- Full Time, 10 weeks @ 40 hr/week, some weekend and evening work

 

Rate: $12/hr

Location- based out of Invermere

About Wildsight:

Wildsight works to maintain biodiversity and healthy human communities in Canada’s Columbia and Rocky Mountains ecoregion. We are focused on three core areas: the southern Rockies, the upper Columbia River Valley, and the Columbia Mountains. This ecoregion provides critical genetic connectivity for western North America’s wildlife populations.

Qualifications- Minimum of one year of post secondary education with a strong interest in the environment. Experience in environmental education and event planning, and water monitoring would be assets. Must have been a full time student this year and retuning to a full time program in September 2011 and under the age of 30.

Job Description

The Environmental Program Assistant will:

  • Assist with planning and implementing the annual Lake Windermere Regatta
  • Assist in preparing educational materials such as a Green Boating Guide, a Water Fact Sheet, and a Water Stewardship manual
  • Assist with educating home owners about good shoreline practices
  • Assist at community outreach events
  • Assist Program Coordinator and volunteers with weekly lake and beach water quality monitoring

The Successful Candidate will have a strong interest in the environment, water resources, enjoy interacting with the public, have good communication skills, be physically fit and be able to work independently.

To apply please send a cover letter and your resume, electronically to lakewindermereambassadors@gmail.com

Closing date- June 15, 2011

Information- lakewindermereambassadors@gmail.com or 250.341.6898

This position is subject to funding.

Priority will be given to students of aboriginal heritage, belonging to visible minorities or with disabilities.