The Invasive Species Centre (ISC) is a not-for-profit organization established by the Ontario and Canadian Governments to coordinate projects and connect stakeholders, knowledge and technology to prevent and reduce the spread of invasive species that harm Canada’s environment, economy and society. The Invasive Species Centre was created as a model of public and government cooperation and collaboration in response to invasive species.
We recruit individuals who are passionate about protecting Canada’s land and water from invasive species and who like working on an upbeat and fast-paced team. The Invasive Species Centre is an equal opportunity and accessible employer.
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Current job postings:
Job title: Invasive Species Policy Coordinator
Application deadline: Wednesday May 26, 2021 (11:59 pm EDT)
Tentative Start Date: June 14 (estimated)
Status: Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
Rate of Pay: $45-50k annually, commensurate with experience
Location: Remote work based in Ontario with preference for Sault Ste Marie
A Little About Us
The Invasive Species Centre connects stakeholders, knowledge and technology to prevent the spread of invasive species to protect Canada’s environment, economy, and society. Incorporated as a not-for- profit in 2011 as a hub for collaboration and knowledge sharing, we have grown into a respected collaborator and leader in invasive species knowledge and action. We rely on values of sustainability, collaboration, credibility, professionalism, and efficiency to achieve our vision of a Canada where land and water are protected from invasive species.
If you are passionate about protecting Canada’s natural spaces and enjoy working as a part of an upbeat and fast-paced team, please follow the application instructions at the end of this posting.
We are looking to hire one Invasive Species Policy Coordinator to complement our multidisciplinary team. The successful candidate will work on a range of projects that enable better invasive species prevention and management outcomes. These projects are diverse, so we appreciate flexibility, a curious demeanor, and a willingness to explore new applications of our work.
The successful candidate will work with a range of partners to achieve better, more collaborative responses to the many threats posed by invasive species. We expect the candidate to be prepared to contribute to projects centered around local, provincial and/or national needs.
Our successful candidate will work within our Programs Team to coordinate projects and also add value by contributing as a team members to other projects. We are seeking a candidate with 3+ years of related work experience and a Bachelor of Science or similar degree in a related field (e.g., Environmental Science/Studies, Geography, etc.). Additional training (e.g., graduate studies, etc.) will be considered an asset but is not required.
Our ideal candidate has a passion for the role of science as a foundation to form good environmental policy. As the issues related to invasive species tend to be broad and diverse, we need someone who can step outside their comfort zone to quickly understand a situation from a different perspective. To that end, we hope our candidate can demonstrate experience in some of the following subject areas:
- Invasive species or natural resources strategy development
- Identifying key invasive species pathways and mitigation opportunities
- Environmental policy, legislation and regulations
- Environmental economics
- Multi-jurisdiction collaboration in environmental programing
- Species at risk protection
- Design and implementation of environmental monitoring programs
- Overarching knowledge of invasive species programs, key delivery partners and other related environmental issues
- Development of policy tools and strategic responses to improve invasive species response
- Assist in development of cost-benefit analyses and socio-economic impact assessments of priority invasive species
- Support the coordination of ISC response to key government policy related to invasive species
- Collaborate with other ISC team members to add value to other program areas including science communications, pathway mitigation and behaviour change
- Other duties as assigned
- Ability to connect invasive species to related topics including climate mitigation, species at risk, biodiversity, and other related issues
- Understanding of environmental/aquatic science and management, preferably with specialist knowledge in invasive species threats, spread and mitigation strategies
- Creative problem solver, quick learner, ability to consider complex issues from a variety of viewpoints and interests
- Ability to support budget development and program expense tracking
- High energy and passion for the organization’s mission
- Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively to respond to pressing project demands
- Strong interpersonal skills, listening skills and judgement
- Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks and projects while producing high quality results
- Excited by a fast-paced environment that frequently has tight deadlines
- Proficient with Microsoft Office suite and productivity tools (e.g. Outlook, Word, PowerPoint)
- Have a valid driver’s license
- Occasional travel and work outside of office hours may be required
- Must be eligible to work in Canada
- Valid passport and ability to travel outside Canada is considered an asset
Instructions for Applicants
Please submit your application package as a single PDF document. This document must include a cover letter (1 page maximum) and resume describing your related work and volunteer experience. Please submit via email to:
Paula Beemer, Executive Assistant Invasive Species Centre, 1219 Queen Street East, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 2E5
No telephone calls please. Only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.
The Invasive Species Centre is an equal opportunity and accessible employer and encourages youth with disabilities, Indigenous youth, and visible minority youth to apply. The Invasive Species Centre will provide accommodation for candidates with disabilities during the recruitment process, upon request.
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