Local recruitment: Environmental Program Coordinator (Summer Employment)

Battle River Watershed Alliance

Camrose, AB, Canada 🇨🇦

Job Description

The Environmental Program Coordinator is part of the Battle River Watershed Alliance (BRWA) team dedicated to enhancing stewardship and watershed literacy in communities in the Battle River and Sounding Creek watersheds. Reporting to the Education Lead, the Environmental Program Coordinator is responsible for contributing to the BRWA education, communications, and outreach programs, including community events.

The Environmental Program Coordinator will work with the Education Lead and program staff to:

  1. Assist in delivering education programs and presentations including:
  • Caring for our Watersheds Program
  • X-Stream Science Field Trips
  • Waste in our Watershed Tours
  • Discover Your Wetland Field Trips
  1. Assist with the content for communications documents such as: 
  • Quarterly member newsletter
  • Watershed factsheets, information guides, educational resource documents
  • Website
  • Social media
  1. Assist with planning and running special events such as:
  • Watershed Festival
  • Program development and launch of a habitat tour
  • Stewardship workshops
  1. Other responsibilities:
  • Lead community science initiatives such as habitat monitoring and BRWA caretaking responsibilities for protected areas
  • Help to develop and pilot a habitat tour in Big Knife Provincial Park
  • Support riparian restoration initiatives, including coordinating community weed pull events
  • Organize community volunteers and partnerships with local businesses as needed

(Activities may include webinars and outdoor activities as appropriate based on current public health measures.)

The position involves day travel to schools and outdoor sites within the Battle River and Sounding Creek watersheds. The Environmental Program Coordinator will be based in the BRWA Office in Camrose, Alberta and will be expected to work with educators, students, and other members of the community in both classroom and outdoor education settings.

Education/Certification/Experience:

Enrolled in and completed (or completing), at a minimum, the second year of a post secondary degree or diploma in Environmental Sciences, Education or a related field.

Required Skills:

  • Some knowledge of water, lake and aquatic ecosystems
  • Positive attitude, self-starter, highly motivated
  • Experience with online-based presentation tools (e.g. developing and posting videos)
  • Strong writer
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable talking to general public and students (grades 4-12)
  • Good verbal communication skills and active listening skills
  • Effective time-management skills
  • The ability to set and work to meet weekly goals towards fulfilling their goals
  • Flexible, detail-oriented, capable of multi-tasking with several competing demands
  • Functions effectively in a team setting and independently
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Willing to travel as needed

Assets:

  • Event coordination experience
  • Social media administrator
  • Graphic design experience
  • Have current Standard First Aid & CPR

Other Requirements:

  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license
  • Able to work flexible hours, including weekends and an occasional evening
  • Willing to provide a Police and Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Youth eligible for the Canada Summer Jobs Program including:
    • Youth between the ages of 15 and 30 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.

The BRWA will provide you with:

  1. Cloud-based team shared folder. File storage to be governed, with written agreement, by the BRWA information and privacy policy
  2. Workers Compensation Board coverage
  3. Training and coaching from staff and subject matter experts
  4. Health and safety workplace training, including standard operating procedures. Implement and document relevant public health measures.
  5. Support and supervision

Language Skills:

Excellent verbal, written communication and presentation skills in English

Application Process:

Application Deadline: February 6, 2023

Please submit your resume online through Indeed.

Please indicate in the job title “Environmental Program Coordinator” in the subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

BRWA staff and directors are committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourage applications from members of the Maskwacis Cree Nations and the MĂ©tis Nation of Alberta. BRWA is committed to providing a respectful organizational culture, free from harassment and grounded in equity and inclusion.


POSITION TYPE

EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development