Conservation Assistant, Ocean Program – Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society

About you:
You are passionate about ocean conservation and keen to hone your skills and build a career in the conservation sector or advocacy. You have some knowledge of marine protected areas (MPAs) and marine conservation issues in Canada. Interdisciplinary and adaptable by nature, you are looking for a role that offers diversity and new challenges – we can promise that no two weeks are the same. You are good with people and working in collaborative settings but are equally happy working independently. You are a self-starter and creative problem solver; the type of person to roll up your sleeves and get the job done.

Key responsibilities will include:
Support coordination of National Ocean team, chapters and coalitions by scheduling, planning and facilitating calls and internal communications.
Providing coordination and support to the National Ocean Program and regional staff including preparing funding applications and reports.
Supporting the planning of IMPAC5 including program development, event planning, and coordinating and supporting partner organizations.
Conduct policy and scientific analyses and literature reviews, maintain data libraries, and help to draft briefing documents, presentations and summaries as needed.
Assist in creation of communications materials including social media posts and web content including image searches and message creation.
Assist with event planning for public outreach and meetings, including booking venues and entertainment, promotions and managing budgets.

You will have (required qualifications):
Eligibility to work in Canada (citizenship, permanent residence, or a valid work permit).
Demonstrable understanding of and a passion for marine conservation and MPAs, especially in the Canadian context.
Relevant educational experience, or equivalent training or experience (please describe how your education and/or experience is relevant to this role in your cover letter and resume).
Sharp written and verbal communications skills and a strong creative streak.
Excellent organizational skills and an eye for detail.
An inclusive, collegial, and collaborative work ethic with strong team-work skills.
A commitment to Indigenous reconciliation and anti-racism.
The ability to work remotely. (The CPAWS office is currently closed. Staff are working remotely until a safe return to the office is viable.)
You may have (the following would be beneficial but are not essential):
Experience working or volunteering in non-profit/ charitable sector, or in campaigning or community organizing.
Experience working with Indigenous Peoples and stakeholders from diverse backgrounds.
GIS skills.
Experience coordinating and leading collaborative projects, and working in busy environments where tasks have to be prioritized.
Fluency in French.

Please submit a cover letter and resume saved into a single PDF with the file name LAST NAME_OCEAN CONSERVATION ASSISTANT by email to no later than July 26, 2021. We thank all candidates for their interest. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.