Protected Places Assistant – Ontario Nature

About Ontario Nature
Ontario Nature is a charitable conservation organization that protects wild species and wild spaces across Ontario through conservation, education and public engagement. We represent over 150 member groups and more than 30,000 individual members and supporters throughout the province. To learn more about Ontario Nature, visit:

Principal Responsibilities
Support planning and delivery of meetings, workshops and events for the Protected Places Campaign;
Develop written and visual communications materials for online and conventional media in support of the campaign;
Support the development of policy positions and presentations, as needed, through research, written and oral summaries of findings;
Reach out to experts and knowledge holders to collect information, testimonials and visual material such as photographs to support the development of engaging stories about priority protected area candidate sites;
Contribute to staff discussions about communication strategies and means of raising broader public awareness and support for protected areas;
Seek feedback from partner organizations, as needed, on draft communications materials; and
Ensure factual accuracy of all communications materials developed;
Other duties as assigned.

Post-secondary degree or certificate in a relevant field;
Excellent research and writing skills;
Experience communicating to diverse audiences, on- and off-line;
Experience with online research (accessing, reviewing, compiling and referencing information);
Ability to prioritize work and manage several tasks with multiple deadlines;
Ability to work as a team member and independently (with attention to detail), seeking assistance/input as required;
Familiarity with Microsoft Office and social networking tools;
Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills and sound judgment; and
Commitment to the conservation and protection of Ontario’s wild species and spaces.
As a position funded by ECO Canada, in partnership with the Government of Canada, applicants must also meet the following criteria:
30 years of age or younger
Currently unemployed, under employed, or a student/recent graduate
Canadian citizen, permanent resident or have refugee status
Desirable assets include:
Working knowledge of ArcGIS.
Experience with visual communications and design.
Experience and interest in government and media relations.
Experience working on environmental campaigns.
Experience working or volunteering in the non-profit sector.
Start date: August 2021
Duration of position: This is a full-time contract position ending on February 28, 2022. Potential for extension pending funding
Payment: $16/hr
Location: This is a remote position with the flexibility to work anywhere within Ontario. The position will be officially based at Ontario Nature’s Head Office – 214 King Street West, Suite 612, Toronto, ON. Opportunities for in-person work at our Toronto or Thunder Bay offices are possible and pending COVID-19 restrictions.
Working conditions: Responsibilities for this position require flexibility to accommodate occasional weekend and evening work for meetings and events.

To apply
Include your resume, cover letter and three references in one document, addressing your qualifications and experience
Include “Protected Places Assistant” in the subject line
Submit your application by email to the attention of Jackie Ho,
Deadline for applications: August 5, 2021