CANADIAN COUNCIL ON INVASIVE SPECIES/NOVA SCOTIA INVASIVE SPECIES COUNCIL
Job Opportunity: Council Supervisor
Location: This position is remote from anywhere in Nova Scotia, with occasional travel within the province
Duration: Full-time; Permanent
Start Date: The start date for this position is flexible, with a preference for the beginning of November 2023.
The Nova Scotia Invasive Species Council (NSISC) is a non-profit environmental organization raising awareness and promoting a coordinated response to the threat of invasive species in Nova Scotia. The NSISC is guided by a Steering Committee of volunteers from various academic, government, and non-government organizations. The NSISC is a chapter of the Canadian Council on Invasive Species (CCIS), a national non-profit organization working with partners across Canada to reduce the threat and impacts of invasive species.
The Council Supervisor will be responsible for managing and coordinating all NSISC programs and supervising NSISC staff. The position will oversee program development, implementation, and evaluation, ensuring that programs align with the organization’s mission and goals and effectively address invasive species challenges. The Council Supervisor will also work closely with the Chapter’s Steering Committee, the CCIS National Manager, and other regional staff members to identify opportunities for program growth and funding.
The ideal candidate has:
- A degree/diploma from a post-secondary institution in a field of study related to natural resources, environmental science or conservation, or equivalent work experience.
- Demonstrated experience in program management, preferably in a natural resources/environmental-based, non-profit organization.
- Knowledge of natural resources/environmental issues and policies, including invasive species.
- Experience in recruiting and engaging volunteers.
- Excellent organizational and project management skills, including budgeting, delivery of project objectives, and reporting.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Strong communication skills.
- Experience with research, grant writing and fundraising.
- Being bilingual would be an asset.
- Access to health benefits within three months of the start date.
- Access to matching RRSP contributions up to 3% within one year of the start date.
- An opportunity to expand skills in the natural resources sector with a nationally recognized non-profit.
- Flexible work hours and the ability to work from home.
- Career development training.
The closing date for applications is September 27th.
Please submit your application by email in the form of a single PDF document, including a resume and cover letter, to: email@example.com
The Canadian Council on Invasive Species and its Chapters are committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, disability, and age. We encourage those who self-identify as Indigenous, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA+ to apply.
We respectfully acknowledge that the Canadian Council on Invasive Species operates on the traditional lands of Indigenous Peoples, including the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples, whose presence and stewardship of this land predates the arrival of settlers.
We recognize and honour the diverse histories, languages, cultures, and spiritual beliefs of Indigenous Peoples, and the ongoing impact of colonization, residential schools, and systemic oppression on their lives and communities.
We commit to learning from and working collaboratively with Indigenous Peoples to protect and restore the health of the land, waters, and ecosystems that sustain us all. We also acknowledge that invasive species are a threat to the ecological balance and biodiversity of this land, and that their management requires a holistic approach that respects the traditional knowledge and practices of Indigenous Peoples.