Job Opportunity: Conservation Outreach Assistant, CPAWS Northern Alberta

Conservation Outreach Assistant
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, April 14, 2019

Job Description:

CPAWS Northern Alberta is seeking an enthusiastic, environmentally focused person to act as the Chapter’s Conservation Outreach Assistant to coordinate and manage the chapter's summer outreach events. Duties include: (1) scheduling and leading outreach and education activities related to parks and wilderness in northern Alberta; (2) managing event volunteers and developing materials for outreach activities in the community; (3) liaising with community groups to organize participation in community events in and around Edmonton; and (4) assisting the Program Coordinator with chapter duties, as required. The Conservation Outreach Assistant will work on-site at the CPAWS Northern Alberta office in downtown Edmonton, as well as at outreach events throughout the city.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with staff to develop an outreach and education plan that highlights the Chapter’s programs and activities.
  • Liaise with local community organizations to develop and schedule outreach opportunities
  • Lead/Attend outreach events and activities in and around Edmonton (evenings and weekends)
  • Organize and manage volunteers for outreach events and activities
  • Create and manage materials for outreach events and activities
  • Generate, edit, publish and share daily content on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) that builds community and encourages participation form members and the public


The ideal candidate possesses some post-secondary education in the fields of environmental sciences, environmental sociology, non-profit or business development/management, communications, or education, and has effective communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

This includes:

  • Enthusiasm for wilderness and conservation
  • The ability to communicate science to the general public
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to drive and access to a vehicle is required
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends throughout the summer is mandatory
  • Previous experience with volunteer management and volunteer management programs considered an asset
  • Knowledge of parks and protected areas policy and management is considered an asset.

This Job is made possible through the Canada Summer Jobs Grant. To apply, you must be:

  • between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment*; and,
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

*International students are not eligible participants. International students include anyone who is temporarily in Canada for studies and who is not a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada.

All qualified candidates will be considered; however, preference will be given to Indigenous candidates.

Work Dates: May 13 or May 20, 2019 to September 2, 2019, 35 hours per week

Apply: Please submit a cover letter and your resume as a single PDF by Sunday April 14, 2019 at 11:59 pm via email at [email protected] . Please name the file “ConservationOutreachAssistant2019_yourlastname.pdf” and include “Application for Conservation Outreach Assistant” in your subject line. While all applications are appreciated, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.