No photo description available.Digital skills: GIS, data synthesis, remote sensing (image classification), modelling, optimization and/or visualization (thematic mapping applications) of results.

Activities relating to information technology that will be undertaken by the candidate:
The chosen candidate will work alongside researchers, research professionals and collaborators on a large-scale initiative on the evaluation of ecosystem services associated with hydrology (availability and seasonal variation of water levels and mitigation of flood risk and damages), water quality (water purification: retention of N, P and sediments) and eventually carbon sequestration and storage at the scale of wetlands and six subwatersheds in New Brunswick’s Northwest region. Of particular note, this initiative will use a world-class methodological approach along with related modelling and optimization tools. One of the objectives of this initiative is to characterize the study area under different approaches (e.g. database queries, image classification) and from different perspectives (e.g. agriculture, wetlands), while another objective seeks to examine:
  • The relative roles and cumulative impacts of different ecosystems/vegetation cover/land use and occupation.
  • The impact of development in the study area during the 1990 to 2020 period.
  • The impact of climate change for two projected periods centered around 2050 and 2080 under RCP 4.5 and RCP 8.6 scenarios.
  • The impact of different agricultural and forestry scenarios as they relate to the studied ecosystem service delivery.

* The candidate will make frequent use of GIS software to:
  • Develop maps
  • Prepare spatial/imagery data for subsequent analysis
  • Classify the land use and occupation of the study area through satellite and aerial imagery
  • Develop agricultural and forestry scenarios
  • Participate in the geospatial modelling of the evolution of ecosystem service delivery based on different climate change and agricultural scenarios using five models from the InVEST (“Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Tradeoffs”; Annual Water Yield, Seasonal Water Yield, Sediment Delivery Ratio, Nutrient Delivery Ratio and Urban Flood Risk Mitigation).
  • Synthesis of data and results
  • The development and production of communication tools through interactive mapping applications, online dashboards, or other online data communication tools
  • Any other tasks or activities necessary for the advancement of the larger initiative that relate to the development of digital skills that interest the intern

There will be many opportunities for the candidate to develop their digital skill aptitudes as they engage in various projects, in undertaking innovative approaches (“The NatCap Approach: https://naturalcapitalproject.stanford.edu/) and through the use of digital tools and specialized software (e.g. cutting edge ecosystem service evaluation models from the InVEST suite and through interaction with the research team). The candidate should be an undergraduate, Masters or doctoral student working in the fields of biology, ecology, geography, forestry, planning, applied communication, environment, geomatics or a related field.

Skils soughlt:
  • Interest for the subject (e.g. integrated watershed management, land-use planning, ecosystem services);
  • Skills relating to research and data management
  • Photointerpretation, geomatics, remote sensing, modelling, optimization and interactive visualization of results on online platforms (e.g. infographics)
  • Programming and development of applications
  • A strong capacity for analysis and data synthesis
  • Curiosity and an interest for innovation

Work environment:
  • This project will take place as part of a collaboration between the Northwest Regional Service Commission (https://csrno.ca) and the CCNB-INNOV network.
  • The project will take place in an applied research context
  • The project addresses the objectives of partners (e.g. the city of Edmundston) and grant agencies
  • There is a strong focus on the objectives and deliverables
  • Possibility for the candidate to work remotely

Start date: 2021/05/17
Hours per week: Full-time (35 h./w)
Salary: Approx. 20 $/h.
Duration: 6 – 8 months

To apply :
Send your curriculum vitae, cover letter and a copy of your academic transcript to:
Dodick Gasser
Dodick.Gasser@ccnb.ca
506-475-3604
Home-revised - Gespe'gewaq Mi'gmaq Resource Council
Position Title
: Biologist
Effective Date: May 24, 2021
Employment Type: Full time, Fixed-term position
End Date: December 23, 2022
Location: Listuguj, Quebec and remote

Description
GMRC is looking for a biologist to join the team.The biologist will be responsible for carrying out duties related to the organization’s Indigenous Habitat Participation Program (IHPP) project. The successful candidate will oversee the assessment of restoration success and response of freshwater biota. Sampling will be variable (water chemistry, periphyton, macroinvertebrates, fish communities). The biologist will also assist with restoration activities in rivers and streams.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology or related field required.
  • Field work experience required.
  • Possess valid drivers licence
  • Strong interpersonal skills
Sample of Responsibilities
  • Lead fieldwork activities
  • Data collection
  • Data entry and QA/QC
  • Data analysis
  • Report writing
Physical Requirements
  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
Deadline: Submissions must be received by Friday,May 14th, 2021 at 4:00pm.
Please submit a résumé and cover letter and any questionsto: info@gmrc.ca.Request the fullposition description at info@gmrc.ca.

We are an equal opportunity employer; however, qualified Indigenous applicants will be given priority in accordance with the Aboriginal Employment Preference Policy of the Canadian Human Rights Commission. Only those applicants who qualify for an interview will be contacted for an in-person interview.



Want to put your skills to work helping to amplify grassroots efforts to address the climate crisis and advocate for environmental justice? Consider joining the Atlantic Canada Chapter for a 9-week summer position.

Job Overview    

  • Create infographics, posters, and information sheets designed to effectively educate people about climate change, sustainable development, biodiversity, and more. These will be tailored to reflect Nova Scotia’s challenges and opportunities.
  • Create social media posts that enable people to see themselves as part of an environmental and community ecosystem and feel empowered to take steps towards positive change.
  • Update website

Skills You Bring and Others You Will Develop

We recognize not everyone will have every skill listed below. We’re looking for young people who bring several of these skills and a desire to develop any additional skills needed. 

  • Graphic design: able to work with graphic design software to create infographics, posters, and visuals for social media. 
  • Experience with digital platforms such as Drupal and WordPress, and CiviCRM
  • Marketing skills: Can identify successful marketing strategies to enhance environmental action campaigns
  • Familiarity with one or more of the following areas: climate change, sustainable development, community building, Indigenous rights, public outreach.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team 

Terms of Employment

The summer contract is for 30 hours/wk for 9 weeks, beginning in early- to mid-May. Hourly rate is $15.00.

Work from Home

In light of the spread of COVID-19, you need to be able to work from home. Therefore, you will need to have access to a computer and reliable internet service. If COVID-19 restrictions ease, it may be possible to work in a safe location in the community.

Eligibility

  • 30-years old and under. This position is funded in large part by a federal grant to hire young people aged 15–30 during the summer months. You must be eligible to work in Canada.You no longer need to be a full-time student to apply or be returning to school or university in the fall. 

  • Preference will be given to candidates living in Halifax and Dartmouth–Cole Harbour

We encourage applications from: 

  • Indigenous youth
  • Young people from racialized communities
  • LGBTQI2S+ youth
  • Young women in STEM (science, engineering, technology, and mathematics)
  • Youth with disabilities

How to Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to tynetted@sierraclub.ca and include the position in the email subject heading. You’re encouraged to self-identify in your cover letter. Applications will be reviewed as they come in and filled quickly if a suitable candidate is found.

About Us

Sierra Club Canada Foundation (SCCF) helps empower people to be leaders in protecting, restoring, and enjoying healthy and safe ecosystems.

At its heart SCCF is a grassroots organization with a “think globally and act locally” philosophy. SCCF’s framework allows members to actively contribute to environmental causes that concern or inspire them, in ways that best suit their capabilities. Engaging with local officials, working collaboratively with local organizations, and a strong volunteer base has allowed Sierra Club to successfully engage in environmental campaigns that directly benefit both people and the planet.

Do you want to put your climate change knowledge to work this summer? Consider joining the Atlantic Chapter for a 9-week term.

Job Overview 

  • As a Clean Energy Researcher and Advocate you will assist in evaluating the viability and cost of solar, wind, and energy storage in Atlantic Canada and any obstacles to making the transition to clean renewable energy in the region.
  • You will support and advocate for communities that want to adopt clean energy and retire dirty energy sources 
  • You will simplify clean energy information and regulations in factsheets intended for the public 
  • You will research environment and energy policies and loopholes and share your research with a team  

Skills You Bring and Others You Will Develop

We recognize not everyone will have every skill listed below. We’re looking for young people who bring several of these skills and a desire to develop any additional skills needed·

  • Knowledge of climate change and solutions, including renewable energy, storage solutions, efficiency practices, transmission and grid systems, clean and active transportation, climate change policy, and environmental justice issues.
  • Community building skills: Able to work with a range of community members with different needs, perspectives, and objectives, and to foster safe and open communication.
  • Local knowledge: Familiarity with the people, organizations, and issues in the job area.
  • Teamwork: Ability to work independently as well as part of a team throughout Atlantic Canada.
  • Writing: Able to communicate clearly and effectively in emails, factsheets, and reports

Terms of Employment

The summer contract is for 30 hours/wk for 9 weeks, beginning early- to mid-May. Hourly rate is $15.00 

Work from Home

In light of the spread of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia, you need to be able to work from home. Therefore, you will need to have access to a computer and reliable internet service. If COVID-19 restrictions ease, it may be possible to work in a safe location in the community.

Eligibility

  • This position is funded in large part by a federal grant to hire young people aged 30 and under during the summer months. You must be eligible to work in Canada and priority will be given to people living in Halifax, NS. You no longer need to be a full-time student to apply or be returning to school or university in the fall.

We encourage applications from

  • Indigenous youth
  • Young people from racialized communities
  • LGBTQI2S+ youth
  • Young women in STEM (science, engineering, technology, and mathematics)
  • Youth with disabilities

How to Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to tynetted@sierraclub.ca and include the position you are applying for in the email subject heading. You’re encouraged to self-identify in your cover letter. Applications will be reviewed as they come in and filled quickly if a suitable candidate is found.

About Us

Sierra Club Canada Foundation (SCCF) helps empower people to be leaders in protecting, restoring, and enjoying healthy and safe ecosystems.

At its heart SCCF is a grassroots organization with a “think globally and act locally” philosophy. SCCF’s framework allows members to actively contribute to environmental causes that concern or inspire them, in ways that best suit their capabilities. Engaging with local officials, working collaboratively with local organizations, and a strong volunteer base has allowed Sierra Club to successfully engage in environmental campaigns that directly benefit both people and the planet.

English - Canadian Council on Invasive Species

Organization: New Brunswick Invasive Species Council/Canadian Council on Invasive Species Location: New Brunswick, preferably Fredericton

Duration: Full-time, contract until March 31st 2022 with possibility of extension

Hours: 37.5 hours/week Salary: $17.00 - $20.00/hour, based on experience

Start Date: As soon as possible

About us

The New Brunswick Invasive Species Council (NBISC) is a network of various government and non-government stakeholders that works to enhance collaboration and coordination of invasive species management initiatives in the province of New Brunswick. This position is a collaborative initiative between NBISC and the Canadian Council on Invasive Species (CCIS): a national non-profit organization that works with partners across Canada to support actions and share information that can help reduce the threat and impacts of invasive species.

Job Description & Responsibilities

As an employee of the Canadian Council on Invasive Species, the Engagement Coordinator will work with NBISC’s Project Coordinator to help increase awareness about invasive species and build capacity for management initiatives in the province of New Brunswick. The primary role of the Engagement Coordinator will be to engage the public in ways to prevent the spread of invasive species, as well as foster relationships with recreational user-groups, partner organizations, and government stakeholders. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing organization and develop a wide range of skills. Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting with development and delivery of behavioral change outreach programs
  • Liaising with stakeholders, user-groups, government officials, and the media
  • Identifying and developing partnership opportunities for outreach and invasive species management initiatives
  • Organizing and attending events throughout the province (eg. farmers markets, fishing tournaments)
  • Developing educational and communications materials (eg. factsheets, signage, presentations, press releases)
  • Curating content for social media and website
  • Grant writing, reporting, and tracking of project activities

Qualifications and Skills

This is a great opportunity for someone who is an outgoing, self-starter interested in gaining further experience in the non-profit sector. People with the following skills are encouraged to apply:

  • 2-year diploma or 4-year degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with a focus on environmental management, communications, or related field
  • 1-2 years relevant work experience
  • Excellent verbal & written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable engaging with the public and fostering relationships with government stakeholders
  • Experience developing and executing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Critical-thinking and curious to learn
  • Self-motivated with strong organization skills
  • Experience creating & curating content for social media & websites
  • Bilingual, with oral and written fluency in French considered a strong asset
  • Understanding of invasive species issues considered an asset
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends
  • Valid drivers’ license and ability to rent a vehicle

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to coordinator@nbinvasives.ca by no later than 4:30pm on Friday May 14th 2021. We want to thank everyone for their interest, however only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Sustainability Education Alliance of New Brunswicklogo fleur2xAre you a communications lover, social media aficionado and website content magician with a passion for inspiring a love of the environment in kids of all ages and their grownups? Join this highly collaborative team and make connections that can last for your entire career!

Employer: The NBEN (www.nben.ca) is a dynamic and innovative organization that functions as the New Brunswick environmental movement’s “central station” – a hub that serves to convene and connect people working on environmental issues in the province. The network is the heartbeat of New Brunswick’s environmental movement, with a mission “to encourage and facilitate networking and communication among member groups in order to advance their work, to protect the Earth, to promote ecologically sound ways of life and to strengthen the environmental movement in New Brunswick.”

Salary: Up to 15$/hour for 37.5 hours per week depending on experience

Term of employment: This is a summer student position (12 weeks) starting on June 7th and ending on August 27th, 2021. You will work from home or in a large physically-distanced Moncton office, Monday to Friday during office hours, with possibility of occasional evening and weekend work.

Location: Moncton, New Brunswick or from home office depending on the candidate and current public health guidelines for COVID-19

Position Requirements: To be eligible for this position you must:

  • Be a resident of New Brunswick or a First Nation community in New Brunswick;
  • Be eligible to work in Canada;
  • Be a full-time student (high school – grade 12 only, university or college) in the current academic year (2020/2021) and,
  • Be attending a post-secondary institution (university or college) full-time in the fall of 2021.

Position’s Duties and Responsibilities:


The Sustainability Education Program Communications Assistant will assist in the implementation of a number of projects designed to develop engagement in sustainability education initiatives. This will be tailored to the specific applicant’s strengths and interests, but will include the following major tasks:

  • Hosting a social media presence (Facebook, Instagram) that inspires stewardship and boosts connectivity of educators around the province;
  • Maintaining and updating content listed in Earth Ed, New Brunswick’s on-line gateway to sustainability resources for teachers;
  • Maintaining and updating quality educator resources and events in New Brunswick’s Climate Change Educators Community Hub website and the Sustainability Education sections of the NBEN websites;
  • Surveying New Brunswick schools about their sustainability initiatives, and developing a report with the results;
  • Other relevant duties as assigned, such as the delivery of Great Minds Think Outside teacher training program, assisting in the School Gardens Initiative, and developing the format and content of a brand new email newsletter for educators; and,
  • Participation in weekly staff meetings and helping other staff members with their work as needed.


Requirements:

  • Organized and able to coordinate many moving pieces
  • Strong oral and written communications skills in both French and English
  • Strong computer skills
  • Experience with, or willingness to learn, the following programs: CiviCRM, Wordpress, Joomla, Google Suite, Microsoft Suite, Asana. (If you have experience with these programs, please specify in your application)
  • Experience with, or willingness to complete, repetitive data-entry tasks as a portion of the job 


Assets:

  • Capable of working in a flexible combination of online and in-person work environment 
  • Ability to work independently with a set of instructions, but also be a co-operative team player who isn’t afraid to ask for support or clarification from our highly collaborative team
  • Quick learner in a digital environment
  • Community-minded
  • Preference for applications with a background in the environmental or non-profit sector, or pursuing a career in education or communications
  • Interest in or passion for environmental issues


The NBEN values diversity in its workplace. We recognize that people who experience structural oppression and marginalization have a lot to offer our community, and are therefore strongly encouraged to apply and may mention so in their cover letters.


Our office space is wheelchair accessible with a short ramp leading up to its street level entrance. Please don’t hesitate to call us if you have questions about how your reduced mobility or other disabilities could be an asset or a challenge.


How to Apply:
Please send resume and cover letter to Tzomi Burkhart, Education Programs Coordinator, nben@nben.ca


Application deadline: May 23rd, 11:59pm


While the New Brunswick Environmental Network appreciates all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Location:
Moncton

Are you passionate about the outdoors, conservation and working with young people?

The WILD Outside program across Canada is looking for adults over 18 who can volunteer as mentors and help lead youth in our exiting program alongside our CWF staff.

WILD Outside is a free extracurricular national conservation-based youth leadership program designed for any youth ages 15 to 18, no experience or prerequisites, just interest. By participating in this immersive program, young Canadians will experience opportunities for personal growth while developing and encouraging their own “conservation ethic”. Learning from CWF facilitators & volunteers alongside their peers, youth who join the WILD Outside program will get outdoors on adventures and connect with other local participants in the planning and delivery of community-based conservation action projects in their own community. The goal of the WILD Outside program is to inspire youth participants to develop a passion for conservation, an awareness of their natural environment and a deeper appreciation for wildlife. It’s a fun, educational program where youth can participate in a variety of conservation-themed activities, meet new friends and discover an appreciation for the outdoors in a safe, structured environment.

WILD Outside Adult Volunteers will need to go through our volunteer screening and training.

WILD Outside Adult Volunteers are asked to be available for one or two events a month (evenings and weekends).

If interested please email us:
tiriane@cwf-fcf.org
subject: Adult volunteer


Location:
virtual / anywhere in Canada

Eligibility: open to individuals aged 30 and under, living in Canada

The Sierra Youth Executive Committee is looking for a Youth Board Representative! This individual would be responsible for liaising between the Sierra Youth Executive Committee and the Sierra Club Canada boards through email and Zoom meetings. BIPOC and other historically marginalized candidates will be given preference as we are seeking to increase the diversity of voices on our Board. The successful candidate will build and foster relationships with the Sierra Club Canada chapters, maintain a thorough knowledge of Sierra Youth projects to provide regular updates, track action items, and identify opportunities for joint projects.

The Foundation and its Mission

Sierra Club Canada Foundation (SCCF) is a registered charity whose mission is to be a voice for the earth. We work to protect and preserve the natural environment and to empower people to be stewards of the earth in their communities. Since 1971, SCCF has funded tens of millions of dollars’ worth of important work, from small local projects to large, multi-year campaigns with many volunteers, organizers, and scientists.

We are funded by individual donors, grassroots memberships, foundations and others who recognize that we all have a right to a safe and healthy environment: clean air, clean water, open spaces, wilderness, and healthy and diverse ecosystems. We are unique in the environmental movement because we enable average citizens to organize activities that improve our local, national and global environments. For more information, visit http://www.sierraclub.ca.

Qualifications

  • Must be available for occasional evening meetings to provide updates on behalf of the Sierra Youth Executive Committee
  • Experience (academic or professional) in an environmental field is an asset
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivated with a willingness to take initiative
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Dependable

Please specify in your application if you self-identify as Indigenous or from a visible minority group, and include your resume along with 150-300 words explaining why you are interested in this position (no cover letter required). Apply to: jessicac@sierraclub.ca


Location:
anywhere in Canada

Senior Development Manager

The Sierra Club of Canada Foundation (SCCF) is committed to empowering people to be leaders in protecting, restoring and enjoying healthy and safe ecosystems. We are seeking to hire a Senior Development Manager who cares about the work we do and who is a great fit for our culture and team. If you are passionate about the environment and want to join a dedicated team of staff and volunteers working together to achieve our mission, then we want to hear from you.

Summary

As Senior Development Manager you will play a leadership role in designing, implementing, and evaluating an annual fundraising strategy that builds strong relationships with donors and funders. You will work collaboratively with SCCF staff and leadership volunteers to support their fund development efforts. You will manage a portfolio of prospective and current major donors, corporate partners, and foundations, and will lead the planning and execution of our individual donor giving campaigns and special events. Recognizing SCCF’s commitment to building a grassroots movement of empowered citizens you will exercise creativity and innovation as you work with our team to expand our membership and monthly giving programs and find ways to deepen member’s engagement in our work. Unpinning your work is a strong commitment to collaboration, open communication, and achieving impact.

Candidates must be located in Canada. Starting salary is $50,000-$60,000 annually plus generous benefits.

Responsibilities and Scope

  • Develop, execute, and successfully deliver on targets as set out in SCCF’s annual fund develop plan.
  • Participate in organizational strategic planning, annual budget development, and ongoing financial tracking.
  • Collaborate in the development and implementation of strategies for engaging donors at all levels in the organization, in collaboration with National Office and Chapter staff and volunteer leaders.
  • Engage, support, and mobilize Board members and the National Development Committee in fund development activities, including setting and achieving fundraising targets as outlined in the annual development plan.
  • Manage SCCF’s individual donor giving campaigns including regular appeal mailings and digital campaigns.
  • Oversee the expansion of SCCF’s membership and monthly giving programs, led by SCCF team members.
  • Create cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, and recognition plans for individual, corporate, and foundation donors and ensure these are delivered on by senior staff and volunteers.
  • Managing an assigned portfolio of major donors, meet goals for a set number of annual touch points including meetings, phone calls, emails, and direct gift solicitations.
  • Develop audience-specific fundraising copy, including appeals, individual support communications, and grant proposals and applications.
  • Ensure SCCF has the necessary fundraising communications and marketing collateral, including an up-to-date case for support and an annual impact report, to support outreach to prospective and current donors.
  • Develop SCCF’s planned giving program.
  • Support annual fundraising events that are planned and executed by leadership volunteers and SCCF Chapter staff.
  • Ensure tracking systems and SCCF’s donor database are organized, accurate, and used to the fullest potential.

Skills, Competencies & Qualifications

  • A minimum of five years of professional fundraising experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A CFRE certification is an asset.
  • Experience in developing and executing fundraising plans, measuring progress, and applying learnings to strengthen future efforts.
  • A proven track record as a fundraising generalist in securing major gifts, foundation grants, and sponsorships, and managing donor appeals, special events, and planned giving.
  • A deep understanding of and commitment to relationship-based fundraising practices.
  • Experience in writing a wide range of materials, including direct mail and appeal letters, grant proposals, and digital communications.
  • Demonstrated expertise in developing and growing successful individual giving and major gift programs.
  • Must be bilingual with excellent communication skills and the ability to develop stories and collateral that inspire a wide range of donors.
  • Proficiency in using fundraising database systems for maximizing fundraising and relationship-building activities.
  • Experience in working effectively with a distributed team to implement fund development initiatives and programs.
  • Passionate about the work that SCCF has undertaken and our commitment to building a grassroots movement where our members are encouraged to actively pursue environmental causes that engage or inspire them.
  • Digitally savvy, recognizing the important role that mobile and online platforms play in reaching and engaging an online donor base.
  • A team player who values diversity, who collaboratively shares information, and who recognizes and draws on team strengths to advance our fundraising efforts.

Does this sound like you? If so, we welcome your application!

To Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume to hr@sierraclub.ca . Your cover letter should:

  • Outline the relevant experience you have in relation to this position.
  • Explain why you are excited to join our team.
  • Demonstrate how your approach will help SCCF fulfill its mission.

You are welcome to include one sample of supporting material, such as an example of development collateral. We appreciate you taking the time to apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The deadline for applications is May 10, 2021.

Organizational Background

The Sierra Club Canada Foundation (SCCF) is a national registered charity that includes four chapters: Atlantic, Québec, Ontario, and Prairie, plus the Sierra Youth Coalition. At our heart, we are a grassroots organization with a “think globally, act locally” philosophy. Working with a strong volunteer base and collaboratively with other organizations has allowed us to successfully engage in a range of environmental activities that directly benefit both people and the planet.

SCCF is committed to inclusivity, equity, and diversity within our community. We seek to hire talent with a range of life experiences and perspectives, recognizing that our mission-driven work is best advanced by the contributions of people of all genders with diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures. We encourage applicants from all ages, cultures, races, religions, colours, sexual orientation, gender identities or expressions, disability statuses, nationalities, or other statuses protected by law. If you have special accessibility requirements that need to be considered during the recruitment process, please let us know by emailing us at hr@sierraclub.ca All information relating to accommodation needs will be addressed confidentially.



Location:
flexible (major Canadian urban centre)

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is the country’s leading private land conservation organization. As a non-profit, charitable organization, NCC works in partnership with individuals, Indigenous partners, corporations, governments, and other non-profit groups to protect Canada’s most important natural treasures and deliver nature-based solutions. NCC takes a collaborative and evidence-based approach to delivering its mission to create a legacy for future generations by conserving important natural areas and biological diversity across all regions of Canada. Since 1962, NCC and its partners have helped to conserve more than 14 million hectares (35 million acres), from coast to coast to coast. NCC’s national headquarters are in Toronto, with regional offices across the country.

Taking care of our environment has never been more important than it is today. NCC is looking for a Vice President (VP), Operations to join a team committed to protecting our most important natural areas that sustain all life.

The VP, Operations is responsible for the leadership and oversight of the delivery of NCC’s programs and operations across Canada. As a member of the Executive Management Group (EMG), the VP will be a key influencer in setting the overall strategic direction of the organization, providing an operational perspective that reflects Canada’s regional diversity. As a change agent, the VP, Operations will be instrumental to scaling NCC’s operations, significantly growing its ability to deliver more conservation projects that benefit biodiversity and mitigate climate change. This redefined role is uniquely positioned to guide and enable teams across the country to deliver on NCC’s Strategic Plan consistently, efficiently, and optimally. It will promote alignment, capacity-building and innovation while supporting a culture of transparency, accountability, and empowerment.

Reporting to the President and CEO, the VP, Operations will work closely with senior national staff and will lead a team of 7 Regional Vice Presidents across Canada (Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and BC) that oversees 210 regional staff, with an estimated budget of $75M. In addition, the VP will directly oversee a dedicated operational support team of 6 FTE in the area of projects delivery through land acquisition, land stewardship activities, land use management and other regional programs. The VP will also support the National Board’s Regional Chairs Committee as well as provide guidance and support, when needed, to regional boards.

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience managing multiple teams at a senior level in operations management, program or project delivery in a relevant business. Experience managing teams in different locations across Canada is an asset as is knowledge of or experience in the not-for-profit sector.
  • Strong project portfolio leadership skills, including the ability to lead multiple concurrent projects.
  • Experience in collaborating with Indigenous communities preferred.
  • Experienced team leader who can manage complex and ambitious projects and scale teams and systems.
  • Strong budget management skills and demonstrated experience setting and monitoring quarterly and annual goals.
  • Bilingualism (French/English) strongly preferred.

CANDIDATE ATTRIBUTES

  • An engaged leader who brings a strategic vision and fosters a culture of excellence in program/project delivery and operational efficiency.
  • A sensitivity for Canada’s regional specificities.
  • A caring and mobilizing manager who builds engagement, alignment, and a trusting and positive learning environment.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with ability to collaborate, generate buy-in and build consensus in a high-pressure environment.
  • Results-oriented with an entrepreneurial bent and the ability to move ideas and projects forward.
  • Outstanding judgment and broad contextual understanding.
  • Knowledge in the application of risk management strategies.
  • Strong analytical problem-solving skills and the ability to deliver meaningful recommendations based on data.
  • Outstanding communications skills; highly refined persuasion and negotiation skills.
  • A personal commitment for nature and conservation.
  • Willingness to travel regularly across Canada and occasionally internationally.

NCC values and incorporates diverse traditions, heritage, knowledge and experiences in our mission and in our workplaces. We celebrate the full participation of people from all walks of life as we work towards common goals. We strive for a conservation movement in which equity, diversity and inclusion are the norm. This is our continuous commitment: to promote healthy people, healthy communities and a healthy planet for everyone.

NCC is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women; people of any sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression; Indigenous peoples; visible minorities/racialized people; and people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Should you wish to self-identify on an anonymous basis, you are welcome to do so using the link below. Submitting this form is entirely voluntary. Any information provided will remain strictly confidential and non-attributable and will only be shared with NCC for employment equity purposes.

https://forms.office.com/r/0fA0FiRxAK

TO APPLY:

CONTACT INFORMATION: For further information about this opportunity, or to submit your expression of interest (cover letter and current resume), please contact Chris Sawyer ( chris.sawyer@lhhknightsbridge.com / 1 416-640-4312) or Caroline McLean ( caroline.mclean@lhhknightsbridge.com / 1 416-928-4529).

About LHH Knightsbridge – http://www.lhhknightsbridge.com

Are you a good communicator and passionate about climate action and environmental justice? Then consider joining us for a 9-week summer term.

Job Overview

  • As an Outreach Coordinator, you will contact local NGOs, small businesses, and community groups to learn about their strengths and challenges when it comes to being active participants in a transition to a greener economy—one that aims to get to zero carbon emissions, protect biodiversity, support local food production, and environmental justice.
  • You will provide resources, education, and support to empower community members to do their part to address climate change and other environmental issues specific to their communities.
  • You will help connect people both within and between communities in the region so that community members may draw upon the lived experience of others and gain inspiration, insight, and understanding that accelerates the achievement of their own environmental goals.
  • In the final weeks, you will complete a summary report of the community-based challenges and opportunities for addressing climate change and environmental justice. This report will be shared with local municipalities, MLAs, and the MP for the riding. 

Skills You Bring and Others You Will Develop

We recognize not everyone will have every skill listed below. We’re looking for young people who bring several of these skills and a desire to develop any additional skills needed to be an effective Outreach Coordinator. 

  • Community building skills: Able to work with a range of community members with different needs, perspectives, and objectives, and to foster safe and open communication.
  • Public speaking and public education: Make online or outdoor presentations to help educate community members about climate change and other environmental issues relevant in their area.
  • Knowledge of climate change, biodiversity, and environmental justice issues 
  • Local knowledge: Familiarity with the people, organizations, and issues in the job area.
  • Teamwork: Ability to work independently as well as part of a team doing similar work in other parts of Nova Scotia or New Brunswick.
  • Writing: Able to communicate clearly and effectively in emails, social media posts, and in drafting a summary report.
  • Digital skills: Experience with web design, social media outreach, and creating infographics and e-newsletters.

Terms of Employment

The summer contract is for 30 hours/wk for 9 weeks, beginning in early- to mid-May. Hourly rate is $15.00.

Work from Home

In light of the spread of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, you need to be able to work from home. Therefore, you will need to have access to a computer and reliable internet service. If COVID-19 restrictions ease, it may be possible to work in a safe location in the community.

Eligibility:

  • This position is funded in large part by a federal grant to hire young people aged 30 and under during the summer months. You must be eligible to work in Canada. You no longer need to be a full-time student to apply or be returning to school or university in the fall.
  • Preference will be given to candidates living in one of the following locations: South Shore–St. Margarets, NS, Fredericton, NB, Sydney–Victoria, NS

We encourage applications from: 

  • Indigenous youth
  • Young people from racialized communities
  • LGBTQI2S+ youth
  • Young women in STEM (science, engineering, technology, and mathematics)
  • Youth with disabilities

How to Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to tynetted@sierraclub.ca and include the position and location you are applying for in the email subject heading. You’re encouraged to self-identify in your cover letter. Applications will be reviewed as they come in and filled quickly if a suitable candidate is found.

About Us

Sierra Club Canada Foundation (SCCF) helps empower people to be leaders in protecting, restoring, and enjoying healthy and safe ecosystems.

At its heart SCCF is a grassroots organization with a “think globally and act locally” philosophy. SCCF’s framework allows members to actively contribute to environmental causes that concern or inspire them, in ways that best suit their capabilities. Engaging with local officials, working collaboratively with local organizations, and a strong volunteer base has allowed Sierra Club to successfully engage in environmental campaigns that directly benefit both people and the planet.


Location: Fredericton, New Brunswick

The Nature Trust is seeking a CEO to lead and manage the organization including supporting the Board of Directors, members, volunteers, and partners across the province of New Brunswick.

The CEO of the Nature Trust is charged with leading and working with: a team of twenty-plus staff; a fifteen-member board of directors; donors; landowners; hundreds of volunteers; federal, provincial and municipal levels of government; First Nations peoples; environmental NGOs; and many other stakeholders to protect New Brunswick’s natural heritage and biodiversity.

The CEO reports to and collaborates with the Board of Directors to develop the Nature Trust’s strategic objectives. Staff also play a significant role in the strategic plan process. The CEO then implements the goals of the resulting Strategic Plan and manages the operations of the organization. The CEO provides leadership to staff, engages with stakeholders, and oversees all efforts that support the Nature Trust’s pillars of Conserve, Steward and Engage. The CEO is responsible to the Board to determine and implement all Nature Trust activities; to act as a liaison between Board and staff; to assess external and internal risks and address any issues that impact the organization; and to ensure the Nature Trust remains financially sound. The CEO and Board President are the spokespersons for the Nature Trust, speaking to issues and topics of concern and relevance to conservation within New Brunswick.

The CEO position offers a unique leadership opportunity as there is currently an unprecedented movement to conserve private land in New Brunswick. Canadians are voicing their support for land conservation, the protection of biodiversity and nature-based climate solutions. There is significant momentum towards land conservation with the Government of Canada committed to protecting 25% of Canada by 2025 and 30% by 2030. In the face of continued challenges such as climate change and biodiversity loss, the Nature Trust is taking a leading role in advocacy for the conservation of New Brunswick’s natural heritage and creating a legacy of protected ecosystems for future generations.

Fluency in English is a requirement for this position. Fluency in French is an asset.
The Nature Trust of New Brunswick head office is located in Fredericton, New Brunswick.
The salary range for this position is $75,000 - $92,000 and benefits are available.

Application Process & Deadline

The Nature Trust of New Brunswick (“Nature Trust”) is recruiting for the position of Chief Executive Officer.

Candidates are asked to submit a resume and letter of interest to CEO@ntnb.org by May 18th, 2021.

The Nature Trust offers a vibrant work culture defined by a shared vision of a healthy future for both the land and people of New Brunswick. The organization is committed to a respectful and safe environment for all and seeks to provide an inclusive and accommodating space for all employees. We welcome and encourage applications from all equity seeking groups, including candidates of diverse gender identities, candidates from Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) communities, and persons with disabilities. Upon request, accommodations are available for candidates taking part in the selection process.

The candidate’s letter of interest must indicate in detail how the candidate meets the qualifications outlined below, providing evidence and examples for the education, knowledge, experience and competency categories.

The assessment process will include an initial screening, followed by interviews and reference checks.

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Top three reasons why people love working with the Nature Trust of New Brunswick:

  1. The Nature Trust does meaningful work that helps to protect the natural heritage of New Brunswick. It is a rewarding, fulfilling and values-driven work environment collaborating with members of the conservation community and beyond to protect the ecological and cultural legacy of our natural spaces.
  2. Nature Trust staff are part of a collaborative and passionate team. The volunteers, board members, and preserve stewards are at the heart and soul of this organization and a joy to work with and learn from. The staff and partner organizations are an enthusiastic and energizing group of people who care deeply for their work as well as one another.
  3. The Nature Trust offers meaningful employment that is dynamic and challenging, with collaboration opportunities across all aspects of the organization. Each day brings new opportunities for professional growth and development in an organization that is leading the field for private land conservation in New Brunswick.

About the Nature Trust of New Brunswick

Established in 1987, the Nature Trust is a grassroots, charitable land conservation organization that is responsible for conserving over 9,000 acres (3,600 hectares) of private land in more than 60 beautiful and diverse nature preserves throughout the province.

Our mission is to conserve areas in New Brunswick that are ecologically significant; to establish nature preserves that remain protected forever; to steward the preserves through a network of volunteers and supporters; and to engage with the public on the importance of land conservation, New Brunswick’s natural heritage, biodiversity, and species at risk.

New Brunswick is a bountiful province, with stunning landscapes and varied ecosystems of forest, coastline, and waterways. The organization protects unique natural areas in New Brunswick: spectacular spaces of pristine, scenic beauty, including many that shelter rare, endangered species of flora and fauna. It is the Nature Trust’s mandate to steward these lands while maintaining healthy ecosystems, biodiversity and preserving native species.

We partner with individuals, landowners, community groups, non-profit organizations, Indigenous groups, businesses, and government departments at all levels to protect New Brunswick’s natural spaces. We establish nature preserves through land donations, land purchases, conservation easement agreements, other legal interests in land, and manage them in perpetuity.

We acquire conservation lands by working with our communities, members and volunteers to ensure that the natural heritage of New Brunswick is protected forever. Anyone can become a member of the Nature Trust by making a donation in person or online. In 2019, the Nature Trust established Our Conserve Y(our) NB: Protect the Places You Love campaign with a goal of raising $10 million to increase the amount of land we protect to 15,000 acres by 2030. This campaign is focused on protecting the essential habitats important to combating climate change, increasing wildlife habitat, and protecting the natural heritage of our province.

Throughout our everyday work we encourage responsible stewardship and protection of our conserved lands. This means New Brunswickers have access to natural spaces and recreation opportunities, the ability to get away and reconnect with the outdoors, and the opportunity to teach future generations about the importance of nature.

For more about the Nature Trust, please visit: https://www.naturetrust.nb.ca/

Ideal Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate:

  • Is an exemplary communicator and people leader;
  • Is a visionary changemaker who sees the big picture and brings previous experience leading strategy, operations and finance, and teams comprised of both staff and a Board of Directors;
  • Is a strategic thinker who can use data, insights, and connections to advocate for land conservation;
  • Has a strong understanding and track record in philanthropy, fundraising, and fund development;
  • Is a strong relationship builder who engages and collaborates with multi-sector partners on environmental and conservation issues in pursuit of the Nature Trust strategic objectives; and
  • Has experience in government relations, including Indigenous engagement.

CEO Qualifications

Education

Post-secondary education or related experience in Business and Natural Resource Management or equivalent experience (Business Administration, Leadership, Natural Resources, Environmental Studies, Governance, Law).

Experience

  • Extensive experience as a CEO, Executive Director, or other senior management position with strong visioning, strategic and creative thinking requirements;
  • Experience reporting to a volunteer Board of Directors;
  • Experience with strategic planning, financial management and fund development, including budget development and management;
  • Experience in fundraising within a non-profit setting;
  • Experience with public speaking, group facilitation, and communicating with senior leaders.

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of conservation-related issues;
  • Knowledge of governance and management best practices and the non-profit sector.

Competencies

  • Effective in establishing and maintaining strong relationships with a broad range of individuals and organizations;
  • Excellent management and leadership skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with ability to prioritize multiple requests and projects;
  • Ability to develop and maintain long-term relationships with landowners, donors, local citizens, government, other key constituencies, and the greater land trust community.

Asset qualifications

  • French language fluency;
  • Private land conservation knowledge and experience;
  • Experience working with National and Provincial government representatives, foundations, and stakeholders;
  • Engagement and relationship-building with Indigenous Peoples.

CEO Responsibilities

The main role of the CEO is to lead and implement the Nature Trust’s strategic objectives and manage the operations of the organization. The CEO works closely with the Board of Directors and Board Committees. The CEO supervises department managers to ensure each department delivers on their goals in the Strategic Plan and are successful within their departments.

Leadership

  • Works in collaboration with staff, and community agencies and groups, to accomplish objectives and fulfill responsibilities;
  • Encourages team-building by facilitating communication and positive working relationships with staff;
  • Establishes control and follow-up mechanisms for the organization;
  • Acts as a spokesperson of the organization.

Human Resource Management

  • Creates and implements culture promoting retention of employees;
  • Hires, supervises, evaluates, and releases staff and/or supervises the recruitment, selection, orientation, and training of intern/temporary staff or volunteers;
  • Trains, mentors, motivates, evaluates and monitors staff;
  • Sets clear, results-oriented goals, with realistic and measurable outcomes;
  • Assists individuals in developing the necessary skills to be successful within the organization.

Financial Management

  • Develops, supervises and administers organizational and program budgets;
  • Implements the board’s policies for the allocation and distribution of resources;
  • Supervises the application of sound bookkeeping and investments;
  • Provides the board with regular statements of revenues and expenditures.

Program Management

  • Facilitates the research, planning, development, implementation and evaluation of program and service activities;
  • Makes sure that programs and services meet the board’s policy guidelines and reflect the board’s priorities;
  • Supervises the implementation of the organization’s programs and services;
  • Facilitates the negotiations and legal requirements in the establishment of Nature Preserves;
  • Coordinates Board of Director’s activities.

Visioning

  • Assists the Board and participates in the creation of an organizational vision;
  • Develops profitable strategies for the organization and implements organizational vision;
  • Develops and/or approves programs and services that work towards the vision of the organization.

Strategic Planning

  • Conducts an internal and external environmental scan and analyzes problematic situations if they arise to ensure organizational growth and continued ability to operate;
  • Develops business strategies and plans that align with short-term and long-term objectives;
  • Sets specific organizational goals and outcomes, management practices and program goals;
  • Leads the staff in implementation of departmental strategies while following all applicable policies ;
  • Communicates with key stakeholders to identify the changing needs and conditions of the community that is served by the organization;
  • Considers the impact of several alternative plans to address the changing conditions.

Fund Development

  • Drives key results in fundraising through effective and ethical donor relations and corporate relations;
  • Promotes fundraising culture within the organization;
  • Directs fundraising campaigns and securement of grants;
  • Interfaces with donors and foundations;
  • Develops and implements the Fund Development strategy;
  • Identifies and researches funding opportunities and government funding programs;
  • Supervises the membership recruitment plan.

Policy Management

  • Oversees the daily operations and business activities of the organization and ensures that results are consistent with the organizational strategy and mission;
  • Identifies policies to develop and/or review, as required;
  • Enforces adherence to legal guidelines and policies;
  • Prepares procedure statements for board policies.

Risk Analysis

  • Identifies and evaluates the potential risks and liabilities, threats and opportunities of the organization;
  • Assesses risks to the organization’s financial security and growth;
  • Provides regular, reliable, and comparable reports on the organization’s progress.

Advocacy Management

  • Promotes community awareness of the organization’s mission;
  • Serves as an ambassador of the organization when dealing with government representatives, indigenous nations and high-profile donors/sponsors and other organizations;
  • Builds strong working relationships;
  • Acts as an advocate for the organization and its programs in the community;
  • Facilitates a communication plan that informs the community of the activities and direction of the organization;
  • Represents the organization at high profile public speaking opportunities.
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