Education / Community Engagement Coordinator – Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation – Madden, near Calgary, Alberta

Position: Full-time, 40 hours per week.

The Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation (AIWC) seeks an Education & Community Engagement Coordinator to oversee the organization’s wildlife education and volunteer programs. The successful candidate will play a critical role in helping the organization to deliver on its mandate to inspire awareness and engagement in conservation-related programming. This role will also play a critical role in engaging new groups as part of AIWC’s overall strategic plan.

Summary of Duties:

Wildlife Education Program:

Act as first point of contact for all wildlife education program enquiries.
Schedule, plan, and deliver AIWC’s wildlife education program accurately and enthusiastically.
Responsible for program content and development.
Responsible for the wildlife education program budget.
Responsible for managing AIWC’s presence at other educational events, such as: booths, trade-shows, and open houses.
Attend professional meetings and public events related to the wildlife education program.
Review program feedback and create reports on required changes.
Investigate opportunities for growth and alignment with AIWC’s messaging. This includes the creation of a downtown road show and the introduction of new fee-for-service programming.
Other duties as required.

Volunteer Management:

Act as first point of contact for all volunteers.
Responsible for volunteer engagement.
Responsible for volunteer recruitment including: interviews, orientations, and training.
Design and conduct orientation and training programs for volunteers.
Create and maintain volunteer database, volunteer training documents, and volunteer contact and e-mail distribution lists.
Responsible for the planning and organizing of volunteer appreciation events.
Attend professional meetings and public events related to the volunteer program.
Prepare reports and statistics on the volunteer program, as required.
Other duties as required.

Desired Qualifications:

Undergraduate degree in communications, community investment, or education.
Understanding and passion for wildlife and conservation issues.
Experience in education outreach programming and/or volunteer coordination.
A self-starter; ability to work with minimal to no supervision.
Excellent project management and time management skills, and the ability to perform well under pressure.
Excellent computer skills, especially with PowerPoint.
Excellent verbal, written, and presenting skills.
Knowledge of Alberta wildlife and natural history.
Valid class 5 driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.

Salary/Hours of Work:

Salary: $36,000 per annum.

Schedule: Flexible schedule is required to accommodate programs.

Application Deadline: December 9th, 2015. E-mail cover letter and resume to the attention of Holly Duvall, Executive Director, at:
holly.duvall@aiwc.ca

For more information on AIWC, please visit our website: http://www.aiwc.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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