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Wednesday, July 25, 2012 | Bring Back the Bluebirds project

Job posting: Conservation Outreach Coordinator


“Habitat” (painting by Verna Linney)

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Conservation Outreach Coordinator—Bring Back the Bluebirds Project
Location: Victoria, BC, with occasional travel to the Cowichan Valley
Term: Six month internship beginning mid-late September, with a possible 1 month extension
Salary: $16 per hour at 37.5 hours per week
The Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery Team (GOERT) is hiring a Conservation Outreach Coordinator to assist with “Bring Back the Bluebirds”, a project launched to re-introduce Western Bluebirds to Vancouver Island. The Conservation Outreach Coordinator will assume responsibility for developing and delivering the public outreach aspects of the bluebird re-introduction project, and will assist with other monitoring and conservation efforts targeting species at risk undertaken by GOERT. GOERT is a charitable non-profit organization based in Victoria, British Columbia, consisting of various government and non-government agency representatives and individuals who collaborate to protect and restore Garry Oak and associated ecosystems and the species at risk that inhabit them (see www.goert.ca for more information).
Tasks include:
• Designing outreach materials featuring the bluebird project and other GOERT conservation efforts for diverse stakeholder groups
• Planning and delivering presentations and other outreach events for the public, including school and community groups, to promote the “Bring Back the Bluebirds” campaign
• Recruiting and training volunteer stewards to install and monitor bluebird nestboxes
• Assisting with the development of promotional materials including newsletters, media releases, and project updates to maintain communication with project partners
• Assisting with other activities as needed, including restoration activities, drafting and editing technical documents profiling Garry Oak and associated ecosystems sites, data entry, project reporting, and organizing public workshops
Required skills, experience & attributes:
• Bachelor of Science Degree in a natural science discipline
• Experience delivering or organizing outreach programs or public events/presentations
• Strong technical writing and verbal communication skills
• Personable, energetic, and self-directed
• Demonstrates attention to detail and strong organizational skills
• Must possess a valid driver’s license (min. Class 5) and have regular access to a vehicle
• Ability and willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends
• Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents
Desirable skills, experience & attributes:
• Experience or academic training in ornithology
• Experience or training in teaching or youth education
• Marketing, promotions, or communications experience
• Experience working with or coordinating volunteers
• Training and/or experience in Arc GIS
• Experience working in a non-profit environment, particularly in multi-partner projects
• First Aid and CPR training
To apply: please send a cover letter and resume to rebecca.mersereau@goert.ca no later than 5 pm (PDT) on Tuesday, August 7th. Please put “Conservation Outreach Coordinator” in the subject line so we can confirm receipt of your application. We thank all those who apply, however, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
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