Community Action Leader

  • Full Time
  • Ontario
  • March 5, 2021

Website Invasive Species Centre

Job Summary

The Invasive Species Centre is recruiting a quality-focused individual with solid experience in coordinating outreach initiatives, volunteer recruiting, public speaking, and communicating with the public and partners effectively.

The candidate will oversee training, education, and outreach project implementation at the Invasive Species Centre. Objectives will be to coordinate invasive species education and outreach initiatives and promote community action to mitigate the spread of invasive species in Ontario.

The primary goals are to implement outreach opportunities, increase collaboration and partnerships, and lead deliverables that mitigate the spread of invasive species.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Coordinate Invasive Species Centre programs and projects related to community outreach,
    education, and training, including the Early Detection and Rapid Response Network (EDRR)
    community action project, and the Reducing Invasive Species in the Great Lakes project.
  • Responsibilities include reporting to funder, collaboration with project partners and
    implementing project activities
  • Assist and lead event coordination and delivery for project-related activities
  • Maintain consistent communications and outreach to engage a network of dedicated
    volunteers, partners, and community members through various platforms
  • Produce and review invasive species outreach materials (i.e. webpages, factsheets, signage, etc.)
  • Provide invasive species presentations and webinars, digitally and at in-person events
  • Answer public inquiries about invasive species as required
  • Supervising interns or students
  • Engaging local and regional media outlets to promote community action opportunities and raise
    awareness on invasive species
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Essential skills for this work are: communication (liaising and networking, professional
    communicating, promoting, advising and consulting, teaching and training), writing and
    knowledge (biology, environmental sciences, statistics), and the ability to quickly learn about
    priority invasive species in order to effectively communicate impacts, management tools,
    available resources etc. to the public

Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate will be a university or college graduate in the environmental or education fields.

Preferred Qualifications

  • University graduate with a Bachelors’ or Masters’ degree in natural science, environmental science, environmental studies, education, or related fields
  • Job experience and familiarity with invasive species
  • Experience coordinating projects, working collaboratively with partners
  • Experience with public outreach and education
  • Experience managing budgets
  • Skilled in public speaking

The successful candidate will demonstrate ability to:

  • Write and speak effectively
  • Quickly learn and understand invasive species biology, impacts, current status in Canada and
    understand priorities
  • Communicate scientific and technical information into publicly accessible language
  • Analyze problems skillfully and use logic to reach solutions
  • Manage a budget and meet deadlines on time
  • Demonstrate self-motivation and initiative
  • Build and maintain relationships and contacts, both internal and external, as sources of information and expertise to support work activities
  • Implement new techniques and/or tackle new challenges
  • Be helpful and team-oriented
  • Regularly produce accurate, thorough, professional work and ensure accuracy in documentation and data

Other Requirements

  • Travel required, subject to all health and safety guidelines
  • Driver’s license required
  • Optional asset is French language capability

Please submit one document with cover letter and resume, which includes your education and work experience history to:

Paula Beemer, Executive Assistant
Invasive Species Centre, 1219 Queen Street East, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 2E5

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