Coordinator – Nature PEI
Organization: Nature PEI
Location: Prince Edward Island (primarily homebased but could include participation in person elsewhere in day and evening promotional work
Duration: Fulltime, about 45 weeks until April 30, 2023 (possibility of extension based on funding)
Salary: $21-$23/hour, based on experience
Start Date: May 15 2022 or earlier
Nature PEI, legally incorporated as The Natural History Society of PEI Ltd., is a non-profit charitable organization focused on sharing information about wild species and promoting the conservation of the flora and fauna of the province. We believe that conservation action aimed at retaining species at risk is long overdue on PEI. It is our immediate focus.
Job Description & Responsibilities:
This position will help build sustainable capacity for Nature PEI toward a comprehensive approach to educating residents of PEI about which species are at risk of extinction in the province, with a focus on forested and coastal regions where most species at risk live.
We are looking for a highly motivated individual to coordinate local projects and initiatives while working to conserve at risk species, resulting in more resilient forested and coastal landscapes. This job is based in Prince Edward Island.
Specific responsibilities include:
• Research and write strategic funding applications
• Plan and coordinate the delivery of several projects from beginning to end, including financial tracking, final reports, etc.
• Track and report on project activities to Nature PEI and its partners and funders. Provide project updates at board meetings
• Supervise other Nature PEI staff (if needed)
• Support, coordinate and manage educational efforts of Nature PEI regarding species at risk. Motivate target audiences to understand the extent of species at risk and recognize these species in our coastal and forested landscapes. Develop educational resources to raise awareness.
• Plan and coordinate species at risk workshops, webinars, and meetings and related events related to species at risk in PEI’s forested and coastal landscapes.
• Provide educational opportunities to watershed groups, other conservation groups, and newcomers to PEI. Promote iNaturalist and e-bird as tools for recording presence of species at risk including bumble bees and birds.
• Promote best management practices for species at risk conservation across PEI.
• Work with the Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre to present general maps of species at risk on PEI and determine SAR hotspots, if any.
• Continue to build a web and social media presence for Nature PEI and increase awareness of invasive species
• other duties as assigned
• Qualifications and Skills:
• Graduated from a recognized post-secondary institution with a minimum of a 2-year diploma or degree in a field of study related to natural resources/environmental sciences, or equivalent work experience
• Knowledge of species at risk in PEI, federal and provincial legislation pertaining to species at risk, and environmental legislation
• Knowledge of species at risk management in coastal and forested ecosystems
• Ability to work with the public and a variety of stakeholders concerned with species at risk
• Excellent interpersonal skills and oral/written communication in English Experience applying for funding and grants is an asset
• Strong computer skills. especially as related to design of social media posters and brochures, also use of Word, Excel, Power Point and online meeting programs, and familiarity with citizen science platforms
• Attention to detail and superior organizational skills, experience in meeting planning, coordination, and delivery
• Creative problem solver, quick learner, ability to consider a variety of viewpoints
• High energy and passion for Nature PEI’s mission
• Curious and self-motivated with the ability to work independently or as part of a team
• Able to work occasional weekends and weekday evenings
• Valid drivers license and access to a reliable vehicle
• Flexible work hours and the opportunity to work from home.
• Ability to work with a recognized non-profit organization and help with the success and direction of conservation of species at risk on PEI
• Opportunity to collaborate with many like-minded organizations and government agencies that are committed to improving the health of PEI’s wildlife populations.
• Career development opportunities
To apply for the Position: Send your cover letter and resume to Nature PEI c/o email@example.com no later than April 29, 2022, with Coordinator, Nature PEI as the subject line.