We're Hiring: Seasonal Program Coordinator - Bighorn Sheep Biodiversity & Conservation Project

Photo: Lisa Bjarnason

Location: Invermere, BC

Start Date: May 2024 (flexible)

Pay: $20-$23 per hour depending on experience, 35 hours per week

Duration: 8-16 weeks (funding dependent)

We are seeking a full-time seasonal Program Coordinator to assist with our Bighorn Sheep Conservation & Biodiversity Program. The project focuses on the conservation and stewardship of the Columbia Lake Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep herd. In this role, you will be responsible for organising and spearheading the monitoring of the sheep and building/maintaining important relationships with volunteers, ENGO partners and First Nations. Reporting to the Program Manager, you will assist in the organisation and implementation of community outreach programs, educational workshops and events and hosting of discussion panels giving members of the community an opportunity to get involved with creating lasting Bighorn Sheep conservation efforts. 

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Organising and coordinating volunteers for monthly monitoring events 
  • Recording data from field monitoring on FastField and government-approved data tracking sheets
  • Assist with the creation and development of outreach & educational materials to support project 
  • Assist with the development of the Invasive Species Management Plan and organise community weed pulls 
  • Liaise with important First Nations, BC government biologists and other key ENGO partners
  • Support and attend public outreach and educational events 
  • Support Wildsight Invermere at community events such as farmers markets and public discussion panels 
  • Some physical work is required (i.e. pulling, bending, lifting, etc.)
  • Ability to work in inclement weather conditions 

Skills and Qualifications: 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to engage with volunteers, members of the public and conservation partners 
  • Experience with conservation efforts particularly citizen science programs 
  • Possess strong time management, organization, and coordination skills.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Active in community engagement and/or community volunteerism.
  • Experience with Google Drive and suite of programs (Sheets, Docs etc)
  • Experienced and efficient at computer-based tracking of daily activities and calendar activities.
  • Experience with FastField is considered an asset
  • A valid driver’s licence and reliable vehicle are required

***Must meet Canada Summer Jobs requirements and must be under 30 years of age. The ideal candidate will be enrolled in a recognized post-secondary institution in Environmental Studies, Ecology, Biology, Fish & Wildlife or another diploma that has demonstrated relevance.  

How to Apply: Please email a resume and cover letter (optional) to invermere@wildsight.ca