JOB OPPORTUNITY: PROJECT COORDINATOR

Organization: New Brunswick Invasive Species Council/Canadian Council on Invasive Species
Location: New Brunswick. Office located in Fredericton, with some flexibility to work remotely
Duration: Full-time
Start Date: February 1st 2023
Hours: 37.5 hours/week
Salary: $40,000 to $50,000/year based on experience
Benefits: 2 weeks paid vacation, health benefits available after 3 months, RRSP matching program available after 1 year.

About us

The New Brunswick Invasive Species Council (NBISC) is a network of various government and non-government stakeholders that works to enhance collaboration and coordination of invasive species management initiatives in the province of New Brunswick. This position is a collaborative initiative between NBISC and the Canadian Council on Invasive Species (CCIS): the national lead and voice on invasive species in Canada. With members and chapters from all corners of Canada, along with governments and businesses, the CCIS brings people together to build practical solutions to prevent the spread of invasive species to protect Canada’s landscapes, species, and communities from invasive species for the generations to come.

Job Description & Responsibilities

As an employee of the Canadian Council on Invasive Species, the Project Coordinator will work with NBISC staff to help increase awareness about invasive alien species (IAS) and build capacity for management initiatives in the province of New Brunswick. The primary role of the Project Coordinator will be to plan, execute, and manage collaborative projects focused on the monitoring and management of various invasive species. The Project Coordinator will also foster relationships with recreational user-groups, conservation organizations, and government stakeholders to identify new project opportunities and help build their capacity to undertake management activities. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing organization and develop a wide range of skills. Specific responsibilities include:

• Developing and managing project deliverables, work plans, and budgets;
• Conducting and coordinating field activities such as invasive plant surveys, water sampling, installing insect traps, and plant removals;
• Providing guidance to partners and stakeholders on management strategies;
• Researching species information and best practices to develop guidance for management;
• Developing training materials and technical documents (e.g. ID guides, management plans);
• Delivering training workshops and presentations;
• Managing IAS data and coordinating verification of species observations;
• Supervising and training summer students and volunteers;
• Responding to public inquiries about IAS;
• Grant writing and reporting;
• Liaising with researchers, government departments, ENGO’s, etc. in both NB and other jurisdictions to stay up-to-date on IAS issues and management approaches.

Qualifications and Skills:

People with the following skills are encouraged to apply:

• Graduated from a recognized post-secondary institution with a 2-year diploma or 4-year degree with a focus on environmental management, ecology, or related field;
• 2-3 years of experience managing/coordinating projects;
• Demonstrated ability to build lasting relationships with partners & stakeholders;
• Proficiency using GIS software and databases;
• Self-motivated with attention to detail and strong organizational skills;
• Experience executing multiple projects simultaneously;
• Demonstrated ability to synthesize information and provide recommendations;
• Experience writing grant applications and developing project budgets;
• Valid drivers’ license and access to a vehicle (owned or rented);
• Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends, and ability to work comfortably and efficiently in the field;
• Bilingual in English and French considered a strong asset;
• Knowledge of/experience working with invasive species considered a strong asset.

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume as one combined PDF document to director@nbinvasives.ca no later than Monday January 9th 2023. We want to thank everyone for their interest, however only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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