Job Opportunity: Call Of The Wetland Local Coordinator,
Status: Part-time (equivalent 2 days/week) for 6 months, start date March 15 2017.
At Miistakis it's our job to get knowledge into the hands of people who can actively use it in support of conservation. We envision a world where communities have genuine access to the science and research they need to make choices that promote healthy landscapes. We study the landscape in order to help people conserve it. We also work to make innovative research accessible to communities and decision-makers.
Call of the Wetland is a citizen science program that engages the public in monitoring amphibians at wetlands within the City of Calgary. The desired outcomes of Call of the Wetland is to better understand the health of wetlands within the City of Calgary, inform City of Calgary biodiversity strategy and get Calgarians outside connecting with nature in our City. Little is known about amphibian species within City of Calgary. Call of the Wetland is a partnership project between the Miistakis Institute, Alberta Conservation Association, Calgary Zoo, Parks Foundation Calgary, and City of Calgary.
The Miistakis Institute is seeking a part-time local coordinator to support program launch and implementation for the 2017 amphibian monitoring season. The coordinator will work directly with Miistakis to implement the Call of the Wetland program. Tasks include:
- Development of outreach plan to engage public in Call of the Wetland
- Develop content for promotional materials
- Promote the Call of the Wetland program through social media, events and other opportunities
- Train volunteers on Call of Wetland protocols
- Coordinate and communicate with volunteers
- Participate in amphibian surveys and assist in quality control process (acoustic monitoring component)
- Provide program updates to partners
- Bachelor’s degree in environment/biology field
- One year work experience (equivalent) in environmental field
- Coordinating field work experience desirable
- Experience working with volunteers desirable
- Strong communication skills to confidently share information and instruct volunteers
- Organizational skills to effectively organize volunteers
- Self-confidence to take the initiative to identify opportunities to promote the program
- Requires visiting wetlands within the City limits (required to have own vehicle)
- Working out of Miistakis Institute office
- Flexible 16 hours a week, completed Monday to Friday, includes some evenings
If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward your resume/fill in application to tracy [at] rockies [dot] ca by March 1st 2017.
Miistakis Institute would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.