September 10, 2013: The Carolinian Canada Coalition is currently seeking
a candidate for the position of Ecosystem Recovery Program Assistant. The position
is to start immediately and the application deadline is September 20, 2013. This
position will assist the Director, Program Manager and Conservation Biologist of
the Ecosystem Recovery Program in managing and implementing projects and activities
as part of the CCC project team.
Stretching from Toronto to Windsor, the Carolinian Life Zone of southwestern Ontario
is one of North America's most vibrant and fragile ecoregions. Carolinian Canada
Coalition (CCC) brings together diverse sectors, people and governments to collaboratively
steward southwestern Ontario's unique habitat network, green infrastructure to support
thriving wild and human communities in harmony for generations. (Canadian Registered
Charity 83559 4722 RR0001)
This position will assist the Director, Program Manager and Conservation Biologist
of the Ecosystem Recovery Program in managing and implementing projects and activities
as part of the CCC project team.
This position will aim to:
- Work closely with the Carolinian Canada project staff, committees and stakeholders
to efficiently and strategically manage Ecosystem Recovery Program deliverables.
- Assist in leading conservation efforts for some of Canada’s most threatened wildlife
- Facilitate the organization's role as a significant force for conservation of Carolinian
wildlife and ecosystems.
Research and Report Preparation - Work with the Ecosystem Recovery Program
Director, the CCC Executive Director and the CCC team, with an emphasis on activities
relating to the development, implementation and monitoring of Conservation Action
Plans (CAPs) in biodiversity hotspots of the Carolinian life zone.
- Research & Report Preparation - Assist with background research and report
preparation for: new CAPs; the annual CAP monitoring report; and various information
products relating to outreach and education associated with the implementation of
Species at Risk (SAR) inventory, conservation planning, stewardship and habitat
recovery implementation in CAP areas.
- Regular Reporting - Assist ERP Director and staff in the preparation of monthly
updates, staff meetings/calls, quarterly activity reports and annual summary reports
on CCC program activities.
- Fieldwork - Where necessary and appropriate, assist with site inspections
to address knowledge gaps re: status of SAR occurrences, site condition and threats,
and restoration needs and opportunities, as indicated in specific CAP reports and
Network & Communications - Work with a diverse network of partners and
stakeholders associated with conservation action planning in Carolinian Canada,
including other conservation organizations, stewardship councils, land trusts, conservation
authorities, protected areas staff, First Nations, municipalities, provincial and
federal government staff, academic researchers, businesses, the agricultural community,
naturalist clubs, and others.
- Liaise with Conservation Partners - work with ERP Director and staff to:
build and coordinate local Conservation Action Planning (CAP) teams; build relationships
with First Nations; engage business partners in conservation.
- Events - Assist in organizing, developing and delivering workshops and forums.
- External Communications - Contribute to CCC communication activities: website,
regular newsletter articles, correspondence and public speaking; respond to information
- Publications - Participate in the development and production of publications
as needed, related to the Ecosystem Recovery Program.
- Other duties, as assigned.
- Familiarity with Carolinian Canada's natural heritage, organizations and issues.
- Proven program management, research and partnership-building skills.
- Strong knowledge and experience with all aspects of Species At Risk recovery planning
and implementation, particularly for species found in Southern Ontario.
- Experience with conservation and stewardship programs.
- Good leadership, team, supervisory and organizational skills.
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills (samples of publications
may be requested)
- Experience with conservation/natural heritage outreach and education is an asset.
- Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
- Willingness to travel, occasionally work irregular hours, and have use of vehicle.
- Use of a late-model computer.
- Willingness to work flexible hours, as needed.
- Graduation from college or university in a related field, preferably with a Masters
or comparable experience.
- GIS experience is an asset.
Terms: This is a 12-month contract position, contingent on funding, with
potential for renewal. Rate of pay is $4,000 - $5,000 per month (based on a 37.5
hour work week), depending on skills, experience and qualifications.
Location: The Carolinian Canada Coalition office is based in London, Ontario,
but staff and contractors generally work from their homes. Much of the CAP implementation
work over the next two to three years will be in the Elgin County and Chatham-Kent
areas, so residence in these areas would be a considerable asset. Office space may
also be available for use from one of our local partners.
Please send a resume and cover letter to the contact below. Late submissions will
not be accepted, but submissions will be kept on file should additional employment
opportunities arise. Only those applicants who are selected for an interview will
be contacted. However, we thank all applicants for their submissions and their interest
in Carolinian Canada.
Application Deadline: September 20, 2013
Apply by e-mail to:
Jarmo Jalava, Director of Ecosystem Recovery