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The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC)
The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is a private, non-profit organization that prides itself on its entrepreneurial, science-based approach to achieving conservation success through direct action. Since 1962, NCC and its supporters have protected more than 2.8 million acres (1.1 million hectares) of ecologically significant land across Canada. NCC takes a collaborative, science-based approach to achieve conservation success for the sake of nature and Canadians. With a national office in Toronto and seven regional offices across the country, NCC delivers results you can walk on.
Purpose and General Description:
The Conservation Incentive Program Assistant will play an integral role in delivering stewardship and science activities through collaborative conservation and incentive programs with landowner and partner organizations in all 10 Natural Areas of the Manitoba Region – Tall Grass Prairie, Riding Mountain, Whitemouth River Watershed, Oak Lake Sandhills and Wetlands, West Souris Mixed-Grass Prairie, Souris River Valley Grassland, Lower Qu’Appelle Assiniboine Quill Lakes, Interlake, Prairie Pastures and Assiniboine Delta.
The Conservation Incentive Program Assistant will contribute to NCC’s work in Manitoba by assisting Stewardship and Science staff with the research, analysis, development and delivery of conservation programming focused on engagement, incentives and partnership building with agricultural partners and private landowners.
The position may include extensive travel and independent fieldwork and requires liaising with landowners, staff, volunteers and partner organizations.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Review and synthesis of knowledge and science on existing ecological goods and services, stewardship credit, and other incentive programming in North America and around the world;
- Assist with the development and coordination of NCC Manitoba’s internal programming, and NCC’s approach and role in multi-partner incentive programs focused on species at risk and biodiversity outcomes;
- Coordination with partner organizations that include local governments and communities, and conservation, agricultural and academic organizations;
- Assist with developing cost-effective implementation and biodiversity monitoring approaches for incentive programming, as well as analyzing and summarizing lessons learned;
- Biological inventory, field data collection and annual monitoring (i.e. rare plant and wildlife documentation, ecological community classification and condition assessments), data entry into Land Information Systems and GIS, photograph documentation, analysis and reporting;
- Develop content for communication materials for a range of audiences that include academics, conservation and industry partners, and the general public;
- Other field and office duties as assigned.
Required Skills and Attributes:
This posting is targeted to someone possessing the following skills and abilities:
- University graduate from a Natural or Agricultural Sciences Program with a focus on biology, ecology, environmental studies or closely related field;
- Familiarity with active land management activities (e.g. livestock grazing, prescribed fire, haying, weed control);
- Experience interpreting and communicating policy and scientific publications;
- Knowledge of Species at Risk; vegetation community types; prairie, forest and wetland ecology and ability to monitor ecological health;
- Experience in designing, implementing, analyzing, and reporting on the effectiveness of land management / stewardship activities;
- Experience in collecting, organizing and analyzing natural resource data;
- Experience in developing technical reports, scientific papers, monitoring protocols and presentations;
- Proficient in computer usage, including data entry, statistical analysis, and MS Office applications;
- Analyzing, manipulating and interpreting data entry, including statistical analysis, spreadsheet applications, GPS and ESRI/ArcGIS software;
- Analytical and detail oriented, creative, proactive thinker;
- Ability to work independently (with attention to detail), seek assistance and input as required, and to work on interdisciplinary teams;
- Experience managing, prioritizing and completing tasks independently and on schedule;
- Experience with project planning and management;
- Ability to take a project from background research to action in a short period of time;
- Self-motivated, superior time management skills, ability to meet deadlines;
- Strong communication, interpersonal and writing skills;
- Strong interest in the environmental field and the vision and mission of NCC;
- Wilderness or Standard First Aid Training;
- Valid driver’s license, with ability to rent a car;
- Ability to work under adverse weather conditions.
Terms of Employment:
- This is a full-time (37.5 hours/week) term position with a salary of $20.00 per hour;
- This position is based in Brandon or Winnipeg but requires the ability to travel throughout southern Manitoba. Extended overnight stays are required frequently. Travel expenses will be reimbursed.
- This can be a physically demanding job, requiring long days hiking on NCC properties – sometimes in inclement weather and through various terrains.
- Due to eligibility of the funder, all applicants must meet the following:
- post-secondary students and graduates
- no more than 30 years of age at the start of the internship
- Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada (* Refugee protection must be conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Persons awaiting refugee status, as well as those who hold a temporary visa, student visa or work visa, are ineligible to participate in a Youth Employ Strategy initiative.
- legally allowed to work according to the relevant provincial or Canadian legislation and regulations
- not receiving employment insurance during their internship
- available to work for at least six months
- not previous participants of a federal youth employment program
- not employees of the hiring employer prior to the start of their internship (does not apply to previous coop students or student interns)
Application Deadline: June 17, 2020
No telephone calls please. Late applications will not be considered. We thank everyone who applies for their interest in the Nature Conservancy of Canada; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
To apply for this job please visit workforcenow.adp.com.