Job Posting: Conservation Program Coordinator

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Job Posting: Conservation Program Coordinator
Hourly Wage: $18/hour
Location: Kimberley, BC
Hours: 40 hours per week, travel, evenings and weekend work are required
Date Range: May 15, 2017-August 31, 2017

About us: Wildsight is an environmental charity with a 30-year history that works in the Columbia Basin region of British Columbia. We have a main office in Kimberley, five branch communities within the East Kootenay, and a range of programs working to protect biodiversity and promote sustainable communities. To learn more, please go to www.wildsight.ca.

Job Description: Reporting to the Conservation Director, the Conservation Program Coordinator will assist in meeting Conservation Program objectives, with a focus on forestry monitoring and access management. Working closely with the Conservation Program team, the job will include conservation program work, including field days, and communications and outreach activities. Duties will include:

  • Review of logging plans and drafting comments to licensee and government regarding these plans
    Field days to review planned logging blocks, monitor ongoing forestry activities and impacts to wildlife habitat and monitoring of High Conservation Value Forests
  • Develop public outreach materials on ecosystem-based forestry for website, social media and print
    Attend meetings, as required, for access management planning processes, with tenure holders and commercial tenure applicants
  • Review proposed commercial recreation tenures and draft formal comments to proponent and government through the lens of impact to wildlife, wildlife habitat and water quality
  • Outreach at community events, e.g. Farmers’ Markets
  • Coordination of outreach activities, special events and nature hikes
  • Participate in partner organization meetings

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment.
  • Have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to
    return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year.
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has
    been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial
    legislation and regulations.
  • Be able to work independently and within a team
  • Be comfortable in the bush to carry out field days
  • Have strong research skills
  • Have strong communication skills and basic word processing skills
  • Have a valid Driver’s License
  • Have a passion for wild places, biodiversity and sustainable communities
  • Experience working, volunteering or studying in the environmental sector is an asset
  • Knowledge of local East Kootenay landscape and backcountry an asset
  • Knowledge of indicator species, Species at Risk and protected area designations is an asset
  • Experience with forestry field layout and/or mapping an asset

Please send your cover letter and CV explaining why you are interested in this opportunity to info@wildsight.ca. This position will begin May 15, 2017 or when filled.

Wildsight is an equal opportunity employer. This position is funded in part by Summer Student Works. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.