Job: Feast Project Coordinator

FEASt is hiring!

Project Coordinator

Start date: June 3, 2013

Closing Date: May 25, 2013

13 weeks; 35 hr/wk with potential for extension

$10/hour

Weekends and some evenings, but hours are negotiable.

 

Food Education Action St. John’s (FEASt) takes action on healthy, sustainable, local food issues in the St. John’s region through public education, informing policy, creating and linking regional food-related projects, and promoting urban food growing and sharing. FEASt envisions that the St. John’s region will become a self-sustaining and cohesive food community, in which every person has access to reliable and ethical sources of foods that are fresh and healthy.

 

FEASt is currently hiring for the position of Seeds of Change Project Coordinator. This project will increase the availability of local food growing knowledge by gathering knowledge from local food growers, working with families to establish gardens, and documenting successes. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Project Coordinator will be responsible for, but not limited to:

 

·         Establish a list of varieties of food plants best suited for the local climate.

·         Work with families at a local community garden and offer family friendly activities.

·         Assist families in establishing vegetable gardens in their backyards.

·         Promote the project at the St. John’s Farmers’ Market and other educational opportunities.

·         Blog about experiences and lessons learned.

 

The ideal candidate will be:

·         Independent

·         Have some knowledge in vegetable gardening

·         Have good writing skills

·         Be familiar with social media; and

·         Be friendly and outgoing.

 

Please send a cover letter and resume to local.feast@gmail.com.

Green Team Positions, Conservation Corps NL

Conservation Corps NL is  now hiring summer Green Team positions for youth ages 16-30! Please visit our website at http://www.ccnl.ca to view jobs in your area. Please fill out and submit an application form along with your resume and cover letter.
Application forms available: Suite 103, 10 Austin Street, St. John’s or online at http://www.ccnl.ca.

Application Process: Please return a completed application form, resume and cover letter to:

MAIL or IN PERSON: Suite 103, 10 Austin Street, St. John’s, NL, A1B 4C2
FAX: (709) 729-7270
EMAIL: applications@ccnl.ca

Indicate the Green Team Job Ad Number from the jobsinnl.ca website and Project Title on your application.
Deadline for Applications is Wednesday, May 22, 2013.

Summer Employment Opportunity: Environmental Educator, Ducks Unlimited

DUCKS UNLIMITED CANADA
Summer Employment Opportunity – Environmental Educator

Location: Corner Brook, NL

Job Description: The Environmental Educator will work as part of a team to deliver Ducks Unlimited Canada’s “Project Webfoot” outdoor field trips to elementary school students and facilitate wetland education activities and events. Some travel may be required. Other duties will involve assisting the Conservation Programs Specialist with ongoing conservation projects.

Start Date: May 22nd, 2013
End Date: July 9th, 2013

Hours: 35 hours/week. Daytime business hours, Monday – Friday (some evenings and weekends may be required)

Qualifications: Applicants must

Have experience working with children
Have experience with outdoor education programs
Possess excellent communication and organization skills
Have enthusiasm for the outdoors, wildlife and conservation
Be energetic and love working with children and the public
Knowledge of wildlife/wetland biology an asset
Fluency in French an asset
Possess valid first aid and CPR training

Other Requirements: Applicants must be a youth between the ages of 15 and 30, have
attended post-secondary school full time in 2012-13 and be returning to school full time in September 2013. Upon hiring, a certificate of conduct is also required.

How to Apply: To apply for this position please email your cover letter, resumé and the names of three references to du_newfoundland@ducks.ca by May 15th, 2013. While DUC would like to thank all applicants, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

Ducks Unlimited Canada is a leader in wetland conservation. A registered charity, DUC partners with government, industry, non-profit organizations and landowners to conserve wetlands that are critical to waterfowl, wildlife and the environment.

http://www.ducks.ca

Job – Assistant Gardener, MUN Botanical Garden

Employment Position Available at MUN Botanical Garden – Assistant Gardener, April 15 – November 30, 2013. To apply, please visit the JOBSinNL.ca website. Posting end date (and application deadline) is this Friday, March 22.

Duties:
The assistant gardener will perform seasonal maintenance of the gardens (April – November) on a Sunday to Thursday schedule.

Under the supervision of the head gardener, the assistant gardener will be responsible for garden maintenance, such as but not limited to:  digging, cultivating, weeding and watering the display beds, greenhouse and nursery areas. Tasks will also include soil mixing, leaf shredding, planting, pruning, and maintaining plant inventories.  The assistant gardener will also be required to answer inquiries from the general public and participate in public workshops.  This position involves fairly heavy manual labour and the successful applicant must be physically fit and not opposed to working outside in inclement weather.

The assistant gardener works closely with all Botanical Garden staff and has contact with the general public, so applicants should be polite and work well with others.  This position also requires the successful applicant to be able to work well independently.

Qualifications:
The successful applicant should have experience (1-3 years) in propagation and garden maintenance, graduation from high school, supplemented by the successful completion of horticulture courses equivalent to second year university or college; or any equivalent combination of industry experience and training.

Job Opportunity: Farmers' Market Manager, St. John's

Responsible to the St. John’s Farmers’ Market (SJFM) Board of Directors, the SJFM Market Manager plays an integral role in the operation of the Market. The individual in the position is responsible for the week to week operations of the market, including but not limited to working with market vendors and other internal and external stakeholders. The Market Manager also works closely with the Board.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Board­Management Relations
  • Awareness and Enforcement of Market Rules
  • Dispute and Emergency Resolution
  • Ensuring Regulatory Compliance
  • Record keeping
  • Vendor Selection and Retention
  • Communications and Market Promotion
  • Market Set­up and Break­down
  • Market Evaluation
  • Professional Development

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Interest and passion for Farmers’ Markets
  • Conflict management skills
  • Ability to communicate respectfully and professionally
  • Marketing experience
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Experience working with a volunteer board
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Physical ability to set up and move tables and tents as needed.
  • Must be able to circulate through the market during market hours
  • Financial literacy and experience preparing financial statements would be an asset.
  • Experience in food service management would be an asset
  • Previous experience managing a farmers’ market would be a definite asset

The salary is $17,760 for the period starting from April 15 to the end of the Market season in late December, with an estimated 30 hour work week during that time.

Interested individuals should send a resume and cover letter to davejerome@stjohnsfarmersmarket.org (or click “Apply Online” here)

Applications will be accepted until Sunday, March 31st, 2013.

Successful candidates will be contacted shortly thereafter to arrange an interview, which will be held on or around Saturday April 6th 2013. The start date for this position will be on or around Wednesday April 17, 2013.

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Job Opportunity – NL Program Manager, Nature Conservancy Canada

Job Description

Job Title:             Newfoundland and Labrador Program Manager

Reports to:            Associate Regional Vice President, Conservation – Atlantic

Location:            St. John’s, NL

 

Overview:

The Program Manager oversees The Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC) conservation efforts in Newfoundland & Labrador. The objective of this position is the effective conservation of strategically defined natural features within the province, focusing on private and public land protection and stewardship, based on good science. The Program Manager provides entrepreneurial leadership in developing and implementing a well-funded, community-based conservation program that sustains the significant biodiversity and ecological integrity of natural systems within the province. The incumbent will: build partnerships within local communities and with other private non-profit organizations and government agencies; manage and administer NCC projects and activities; communicate regularly and effectively with communities, agencies and existing and prospective partners; identify and develop new opportunities to advance project goals; will have the primary responsibility for public sector fundraising as it relates to projects within the province; play a key role in project-related private sector fundraising; take a lead role in fundraising and landowner contact and negotiations; and develop and manage annual objectives and budgets.

Key responsibilities:

1.     Implement Conservation Strategies in Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Direct conservation activities are undertaken in consultation with the Associate Regional Vice President
  • Oversee the development of partner-based landscape conservation strategies and action plans by working with federal and provincial government agencies and departments and local conservation groups, supported by NCC Atlantic Conservation Science Program staff;
  • Oversee the implementation of strategic conservation research and habitat protection projects and programs by working in consultation with NCC science, securement and stewardship staff and key partner representatives;
  • Responsible for long term protection of the viability of conservation targets on NCC owned properties including management planning, plan implementation and ad hoc threat abatement;
  • Work with partners on lands transferred by NCC to ensure conservation values are maintained;
  • Field-check and report on conservation values of properties identified as thru landscape conservation strategies and on properties identified by partners for potential securement;
  • Build on key partner relationships with other NGOs and other provincial and federal government agencies and departments as well as  with  local, provincial and national naturalist and conservation groups- to collaborate with a variety of community-based groups in achieving strategic conservation programs;
  • Report on conservation success within the province;
  • Secure priority sites, engaging in landowner contact and negotiations for long term protection, principally through a combination of land purchase and property donations.

 

2.     Community and Partnership Liaison

  • Represent NCC in all appropriate external relations and communications functions relative to NCC’s work in the province, including public speaking, meetings, and media relations, to build awareness and support for the conservation programs of NCC and its partners;
  • Plan, implement and report on expert workshops and meetings with key stakeholders, to assist in setting conservation priorities as well as in developing and implement conservation plans;
  • Facilitate external relations and communications needs and functions for senior NCC staff;
  • Work with NCC stewardship staff, partners and volunteers to ensure stewardship of NCC owned properties within the sub region in accordance with NCC standards;
  • Communicate regularly with NCC volunteer land stewards to develop and maintain good working relations;
  • Foster positive relationships with private and public property landowners within priority landscapes in the province through personal contact, workshops, program newsletters and other innovative approaches to promoting conservation.

 

3.     Business development and Fundraising

  • Advise the Newfoundland and Labrador Major Gifts Officer of funding priorities, amounts and deadlines for both new securement initiatives and ongoing stewardship needs, for which their assistance may be requested;
  • With support from the Newfoundland and Labrador Major Gifts Officer, to ensure funds are available for property closings and other needs of the province;
  • Work with regional and national development staff, other regional program staff, and local fundraising volunteers to identify, cultivate, and request funds from both existing NCC donors and new prospects, including individuals, businesses, foundations, governmental sources, and non-governmental organizations;
  • Work with the Newfoundland and Labrador Major Gifts Officer and local or other assigned fundraising volunteers to cultivate local land donors;
  • Nurture the relationship with local fundraising volunteers and identify potential new fundraising volunteers;
  • Provide the regional philanthropy department with background material so that the department can produce appropriate marketing and communications materials for properties or natural areas requiring funding;
  • Conduct donor property tours, provide an NCC presence at press conferences, speak at local community groups, and other public speaking engagements;
  • Work with the philanthropy team to ensure that accurate records of donor and prospect cultivation are maintained.

4.     Manage the overall program and financial administration activities

  • Identify new resources and programs to help achieve landscape management goals;
    • Lead the province in developing and managing work plans and budgets;
    • Provide overall coordination and management of land use and conservation stewardship activities     on all NCC owned properties, including compliance with NCC standards and practices;
    • Provide leadership and assist staff and volunteers to develop and maintain partnerships with other conservation organizations and develop plans and agreements for long term management of all NCC owned properties and/or properties where NCC provide financial assistance;
  • Provide time reports to partners and donors;
  • Coordinate staff and direct consultants to complete baseline reports on all new NCC properties;
  • Keep up-to-date records and information on all NCC projects, including transferred lands;
  • Hire and supervise any contractors or employees that may be engaged;
  • Oversee the effective administration and financial operation of the province.

5.     Other

  • Other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Skills and Aptitudes:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Ecology, Environmental Science or related discipline;
  • Excellent writing skills for proposals and correspondence;
  • Flexibility, reliability, self-motivation, and ability to work both independently and as a leader;
  • Capable of easily communicating with a wide range of people from the public and private sectors;
  • Experience in delivering land/resource management programs in a rural community;
  • Previous experience working with landowners to implement land use/land management changes preferred;
  • Project management skills, including excellent problem solving, planning and organizational skills, and attention to detail and timelines;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage staff and/or volunteers
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite, database and GIS software;
  • Demonstrated experience in making public presentations;
  • Entrepreneurial, with a strong ability to prepare and manage timelines, goals and expectations wisely;
  • Must be prepared to travel and work flexible hours at times;
  • Committed to the cause and mission of The Nature Conservancy of Canada.

Please submit cover letter and resume via email by Wednesday, April 3rd,  2013 to atlantic@natureconservancy.ca.

While we appreciate all applications, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is the nation’s leading not-for-profit, private land conservation organization, working to protect our most important natural areas and the species they sustain. Since 1962 NCC and its partners have helped to protect more than 2.6 million acres (1 million hectares), coast to coast.  To learn more visit:  http://www.natureconservancy.ca

Job Opportunity – Teaching Assistants at Brother Brennan Centre

This spring the Brother Brennan Centre, located in a wilderness setting off Salmonier Line, will need one or two teaching assistants to help deliver their environmemtal programs from May 1 to June 19. This will involve staying at the Centre for a ‘shift’ of two days, teaching the programs, supervising students, running campfires etc. There could be one or two shifts each week – the ability to have a flexible schedule is an asset. This will particularly suit hard-working, enthusiastic people who love the outdoors, care about the environment, are familiar with Newfoundland natural history and have experience working with children. Pay is $14 per hour with each 2 day shift being 24 hours of pay. Teaching assistants will need to have an up to date first-aid certificate and and RNC certificate of conduct. Own transport is preferred, but car-pooling may be possible. If you are interested please send your resume and cover letter to helenspencer@esdnl.ca before Apil 19

Office and Outreach Coordinator (Northeast Avalon ACAP)

Northeast Avalon ACAP, Inc. is hiring an Office and Outreach Coordinator

NAACAP is seeking an energetic coordinator to assist in the day-to-day operations of a regional non-profit, community-based environmental organization and to implement its public engagement activities. The successful candidate will report to, receive direction from, and facilitate the decision-making of a volunteer Board of Directors. The Coordinator will play a pivotal role in carrying out NAACAP’s 2012-13 project commitments which include the mounting of a regional watershed stewardship workshop in February 2013, as well as planning 2013-14 projects and preparing project proposals

Primary duties are as follows:

 

  • Implementing projects and associated communications plans in keeping with Board and/or Committee direction
  • Liaising with project partners and community members
  • Maintaining financial, administrative and reporting systems

 

Qualifications desired:

  • University Degree in related area (i.e. Geography, Business Administration, Biology, Environmental Science) or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Experience in planning and delivering workshops and other public events;
  • Experience in project application and report writing;
  • Experience working with volunteers;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Strong research and facilitation skills;
  • Working knowledge of a variety of PC computer applications. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated expertise in bookkeeping, GIS, HTML and/or similarly specialized computing functions.
  • Priority will be given to candidates eligible for Graduate Employment Program funding. Candidates eligible for this funding will have graduated from a post secondary institution in the last 2 years and be unemployed or under employed and preferably non EI eligible.

 

This is a contractual position to 31 April 2013 with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and adequate funding.

 

Salary: 32,000- 34,500/annum equivalent (~$17-$19/hr)

 

Candidates are asked to submit a detailed resume, a cover letter highlighting their relevant qualifications and experience, and provide contact information for two (2) individuals familiar with their work and accomplishments to date. Applicants selected for an interview will be asked to provide samples of their written work.

 

Please direct questions and applications to:   careers@naacap.ca

 

Deadline: 4:00 p.m. Monday September 24th 2012

 

Internship positions (2): Research Assistant and Field and Outreach Intern

Conservation Corps of Newfoundland and Labrador is a non-profit organization with a mandate to provide young people with meaningful work, training and educational opportunities in the areas of environmental and cultural heritage conservation and enhancement. Conservation Corps is now accepting applications for the following two internship positions.

 

Research Assistant (1 position)

In partnership with Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter (CPAWS – NL) with Corporate Support from Chevron Canada Ltd.:

CPAWS NL has been actively involved with various seabird projects throughout the Southern Shore; which include the Adopt a Beach Program, Puffin and Petrel Patrol Program, Purple Sandpiper Studies and Seabird Education. The intern will be responsible to continue with these programs as well aid in the research of methods to reduce light attraction of puffins and how to promote effectively to local residents. Intern duties may also involve assisting with an anticipated project with Parks Canada on human interaction within the National parks with bears. Furthermore, intern will assist staff with a National Geographic map guide project promoting sustainable tourism as well as other marine related projects. Candidates for this position should have a demonstrated interest in wildlife and the environment; experience in public education and outreach and program delivery considered an asset. Position primarily based in St. John’s but will include some travel to communities along the Southern Shore.

 

Field and Outreach Intern (1 position)

In partnership with Northeast Avalon Atlantic Coastal Action Program (NAACAP) with Corporate Support from Chevron Canada Ltd.:

Intern will be assisting NAACAP’S Environmental Technologist and Office and Outreach Co-ordinator with NAACAP’s project “Sustaining Watersheds”. This project aims to gather baseline data on the state of the Waterford River. The project has physical and social components; the Intern would collect physical data (water quality parameters, flow rates, pollution sources, etc.) and also help with outreach, networking, and event co-ordination. The Intern will play a role in organizing a bank stabilization demonstration project, and produce an information brochure based on the information gathered for this project. Candidates for this position should have a demonstrated interest in water conservation issues; strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills; event coordination and data collection would be considered an asset. Valid driver’s license and access to own vehicle with appropriate insurance considered an asset. Position based in St. John’s.

 

Salary for the above positions is $13.00 per hour for 35 hours per week for 12 weeks. CCNL is a youth serving not-for-profit, therefore individuals must be between the ages of 15 and 30.

 

Please apply with cover letter, resume and three references. The same application can be used to apply for more than one Intern placement. Please indicate clearly in your cover letter which Intern placements you are applying (if applying via email please indicate position in email subject title). For more information on Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador please visit www.ccnl.ca

 

Application Deadline is Monday, September 24th, 2012.

Applications should be forwarded to:

Selection Committee, Conservation Corps Newfoundland & Labrador

Suite 103, 10 Austin Street

St. John’s NL, A1B 4C2

Tel: (709) 729-7266

Fax: (709) 729-7270

Email: applications@ccnl.ca

Environmental Educator

The Brother Brennan Environmental Education Centre is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic person to help deliver their fall environmental education programs. Experience working with children and a knowledge of Newfoundland’s nature are an asset. A valid first-aid certificate and police record check are needed and own transport is preferred. There will normally be 24 or 48 hours work each week at $14 hour. For more information go to www.brotherbrennancentre.ca

Please email a resume and cover letter to helenspencer@esdnl.ca by Thursday September 6, 2012