Location: This position is remote from anywhere in Canada with occasional travel within the province.
Duration: Full-time, until March 31, 2024 (with possibility of extension)
Hours: 37.5/week
Salary range: $55,000-$65,000
Start Date: July 3, 2023

About Us

The Canadian Council on Invasive Species (CCIS) is the national non-government voice on invasive species and works to build collaborative solutions to reduce the introduction and spread of invasive species to Canada’s waters and lands. Guided by 10 provincial/territorial invasive species chapters, and Indigenous, business and government representatives from across Canada, CCIS works cooperatively across jurisdictional boundaries to support actions and provide information that can help reduce the threat and impacts of invasive species.

Job Overview

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced National Supervisor, Youth Engagement to join our team. As National Supervisor you are passionate about empowering youth and are responsible for building a Youth Volunteer Network across Canada. You will oversee all aspects of building the Network including supervision of Youth Engagement Coordinators across Canada in varying provinces and territories who will directly engage and empower youth and young adults (predominantly ages between 15-30) to volunteer and make a difference in their local community to create healthier landscapes, free of invasive species.

Responsibilities and Duties

• Develop and implement a comprehensive Youth Volunteer Network that aligns with the Canadian Council on Invasive Species missions and goals. • Recruit, train and supervise Youth Engagement Coordinators.
• Develop and implement volunteer training programs and workshops that provide volunteers with the skills and knowledge necessary to perform their duties effectively.
• Provide ongoing support and supervision to volunteers, including conducting regular check-ins and providing feedback on performance.
• Develop and maintain relationships with community organizations, schools, and other stakeholders to promote the youth volunteer program and recruit new volunteers.
• Collaborate with other departments to ensure that volunteer activities align with the organization’s overall strategy and goals.
• Develop and implement evaluation and feedback mechanisms to measure the effectiveness of the youth volunteer program and make recommendations for improvement.
• Manage the budget for the Youth Volunteer Network and ensure that financial resources are allocated appropriately.

Knowledge and Skills:

• At least 3 years of experience managing volunteer programs, preferably with a focus on youth.
• Strong leadership skills and the ability to motivate and inspire young people.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage with a diverse range of stakeholders.
• Strong organizational and project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously.
• Knowledge of best practices in volunteer management and youth development.
• Familiarity with relevant laws and regulations related to volunteerism, such as background check requirements and child protection policies.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other relevant software applications.
• A positive and energetic attitude.

Other relevant skills not required but considered an asset:

• Experience engaging youth in Indigenous communities.

• Knowledge of invasive species and/or stewardship.

• Experience with event coordination.

• Fluent in French and/or other languages


• Access to health benefits within three months of start date
• An opportunity to expand skills in natural resources sector with a nationally recognized non-profit.
• Flexible work hours and ability to work from home.
• Career development training

Closing date for applications is June 9th 2023, 5 pm EST.

Please submit your application by email in the form of a single PDF document including a resume and cover letter with the title of ‘National Supervisor, Youth Engagement’ in the subject line of the email to:

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We thank all applicants for their interest in working with the Canadian Council on Invasive Species, only those who are short-listed will be contacted.

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.

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