Invasive Species Centre

Job title: Program Development Intern

Application Deadline: Thursday, September 27, 2018 (11:59 PM)

Tentative Start Date: October 15-Nov. 4, 2018

Status: Full-time temporary (52 weeks at 37.5 hours per week)

Rate of Pay: $18/hour

Location: Sault Ste. Marie, ON

The Invasive Species Centre connects stakeholders, knowledge and technology to prevent the spread of

invasive species to protect Canada’s environment, economy, and society. Incorporated as a not-forprofit

in 2011 as a hub for collaboration and knowledge sharing, we have grown into a respected

collaborator and leader in invasive species knowledge and action. We rely on values of sustainability,

collaboration, credibility, professionalism and efficiency to achieve our vision of a Canada where land

and water are protected from invasive species.

If you are passionate about protecting Canada’s forests and waterways and enjoy working as a part of an

upbeat and fast-paced team, please follow the application instructions at the end of this posting.

Job Summary

We are recruiting a quality-focused, collegial individual with solid research, analysis and writing skills to fill the position of Program Development Intern. The Program Development Intern will support the overall objectives of the ISC through research and technical review of economic, scientific, and other data to support analysis and provide objective information to the public and funders on invasive species issues through research, project and event coordination, and communications. The end goals are to create policy recommendations, promote solutions, and build public awareness that will protect Canada from the impacts of invasive species.

Principal Accountabilities

• Assist and support with administration, interpretation and dissemination of scientific research to user bases using clear language, while maintaining the integrity of the science behind the projects.

• Produce well thought out and detailed reports

• Produce and review invasive species profiles and literature reviews

• Create content for the Forest Invasives website, social media accounts and digital newsletters

• Coordinate data to determine economic impacts of invasive species

• Assist with socio-economic reports and analyses

• Help administer third party project funding agreements including contracts, payments, and deliverable review

• Assist with event and meeting organization for project related activities, including: scheduling, using web-based systems, and recording important decisions

• Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate will:

• Be a university graduate with a Bachelors or Masters degree in natural science, environmental

science, or public policy.

Preferred Qualifications

• Job experience and certification in natural science, environmental science, or public policy.

Minimum Competencies

The successful candidate will:

• write and speak effectively

• regularly produce accurate, thorough, professional work and ensure accuracy in documentation and data

• analyze problems skillfully and use logic to reach solutions

• respond positively to instructions, procedures and feedback

• be helpful and team oriented

Other Requirements

• Possess a valid Ontario driver’s license and have access to a vehicle

• Occasional travel may be required

• The candidate may not have previously participated in an internship program and the must be a recent graduate holding a diploma or degree from an accredited post-secondary institution.

How to Apply:

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

Email: info@invasivespeciescentre.ca

No telephone calls please. Only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

The Invasive Species Centre is an equal opportunity and accessible employer. The Invasive Species Centre will provide accommodation for candidates with disabilities during the recruitment process, upon request.

To apply for this job email your details to info@invasivespeciescentre.ca

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