Open Call: Various Conservation Positions
The Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter of CPAWS is currently looking for new team members! Do you thrive in an innovative and exciting environment? Want to be part of a team that makes a difference? If you would like to be part of a progressive and dynamic organization and you are passionate about protecting Canada’s land, ocean, and wildlife, then come be part of our diverse team!
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society is Canada’s only nationwide charity dedicated solely to the protection of our public land, ocean and freshwater, and ensuring our parks and protected areas are managed to protect nature. Since 1963, we have played a leading role in protecting over half a million square kilometres of Canada’s public land and water – an area bigger than the entire Yukon Territory! Our vision is to protect at least half of Canada’s public land and water in a framework of reconciliation – for the benefit of both wildlife and humans. CPAWS Newfoundland and Labrador has been working to protect Newfoundland and Labrador’s public land since 2003. We work with government, other environmental non-profit organizations, Indigenous communities, and the public to keep Newfoundland and Labrador wild.
You are passionate about conservation and have knowledge of conservation issues within Newfoundland and Labrador and an eagerness to grow your expertise in these fields. 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 enjoy organizing with both people and projects and are comfortable juggling multiple projects with competing priorities and tight deadlines. You have lots of initiative and are equally happy working independently or as part of a team.
Key Responsibilities may include:
- Support the CPAWS NL Team to carry out detailed research and community engagement sessions that relate to terrestrial and/or marine and coastal management areas throughout the province of Newfoundland and Labrador
- Planning and hosting community outreach events and workshops to explore conservation in Newfoundland and Labrador, including booking venues, promotions and managing budgets
- Conduct policy and scientific analyses and literature reviews and help to draft reports, presentations and summaries as needed.
- Assist in creation of communications materials including social media posts and web content including image searches and message creation
- Support Indigenous conservation and implementation of projects that advance reconciliation
- Work with Indigenous Peoples and stakeholders from diverse backgrounds
- Government Relations
Summary of Qualifications and Experience:
- Expertise in planning and managing campaigns
- Relevant educational experience, or equivalent training or experience (please describe how your education and/or experience is relevant to working with CPAWS NL in your cover letter and resume)
- Must have the ability to review, create and synthesize peer-reviewed literature, technical reports and various styles of community engagement surveys.
- Experience in engaging the public in scientific and/or conservation issues one-on-one or in group settings such as workshops, town hall meetings, etc
- Confident and able to communicate effectively with all levels of government, indigenous communities, decision-makers, scientists, community members and a broad range of other partners
- Experience in, or knowledge of, the not-for-profit sector and conservation issues in Newfoundland and Labrador on the public landscape (passion for protecting nature is essential)
- Strong report writing, organizational and time management skills and an eye for detail
- Ability to work individually and as part of a team
- Proficiency in MS Office applications
- Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle and be willing to travel throughout the province for meetings when needed.
Assets (nice to have but not essential):
- Ability to use scientific equipment such as Drones, DSLR cameras, ROV’s
- Familiarity with GIS (ArcGIS)
- Use of various communication programs (Adobe Suite, Canva, etc)
The salary will vary by position; feel free to state your salary expectations in your application.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to NLinfo@cpaws.org with “Open Call” in the subject line. Please tell us why you want to join CPAWS NL and what you can bring to the team to advance conservation within Newfoundland and Labrador. We thank all applicants. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis from the date of posting until the positions are filled
Note: This posting may be used to create a candidate list for future positions with CPAWS NL.
Why work for CPAWS?
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is Canada’s only charity dedicated to the protection of public land, freshwater and ocean with a strong national and regional presence across the country. Working in a way that respects the sovereignty and leadership of Indigenous nations, we are focused on conserving nature to respond to the dual crises of accelerated biodiversity loss and climate change. Our vision is that at least half of land, freshwater and ocean in Canada is permanently protected to sustain nature and people for current and future generations.