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Conservation Education/Community Partnership Technician, seasonal, St. Clair Region Conservation Authority, Strathroy, ON (25/10/20)

  • 14 Oct 2020 4:05 PM
    Message # 9304341
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The St. Clair Region Conservation Authority (SCRCA) is looking to add to their team, a Conservation

    Education/Community Partnership Technician.

    The St. Clair Region Conservation Authority’s Conservation Education team is responsible for the

    development and implementation of curriculum-connected, environmental programs geared towards

    both elementary and secondary school students within the St. Clair Region watershed.

    The Conservation Education/Community Partnership Technician will assist the Conservation Education

    Coordinator in the planning, implementation and evaluation of conservation education programs and

    special events for both children and adults. In addition, the Conservation Education/Community

    Partnership Technician will work with local community groups, Indigenous communities and other

    partners to coordinate conservation education programs, special events and environmental projects.

    This position is a permanent, seasonal contract that commences for 44 weeks beginning each

    September.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Assist the Conservation Education Coordinator in engaging community groups, Indigenous

    communities and other partners in conservation programs and events by participating in

    meetings and committees and delivering presentations to other organizations.

    • Develop curriculum-connected, indoor and outdoor conservation education programs for

    elementary and secondary school students through effective planning, implementation and

    evaluation.

    • Deliver conservation education programs to the watershed community; this includes outdoor

    education at Conservation Areas, local schools, public and community events.

    • Assist in the preparation of grant applications including identifying deliverables, special projects

    and reporting.

    • Responsible for the scheduling of conservation education programs, invoicing and

    implementation of both Authority and School Board health and safety practices.

    • Organize and instruct volunteers at community events and volunteer activities.

    Credentials and Experience

    • Degree or diploma in natural science, education, communications, recreation or related field

    with at least one year of relevant experience.

    • Knowledge of natural history, scientific methods and the ability to identify local flora and fauna

    and interpret complex scientific concepts.

    • Experience educating students (FDK-Grade 12) in group settings under variable situations and

    environments.

    • Ability to work well with other SCRCA staff and maintain good public relations with the general

    public.

    • Ability to work independently with good time management skills and open to adapt to changes

    in schedules.

    • Strong ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, in English (French is an

    asset).

    • Experience working with Indigenous communities is an asset.

    • Experience or working knowledge of using virtual technology and software to connect with

    students and/or the public is an asset.

    • Understanding and knowledge of the Ontario Ministry of Education elementary and secondary

    school curriculums is an asset.

    • Valid Ontario G Class Driver’s licence and access to personal vehicle for transportation to

    programming locations (mileage compensated).

    Work Environment/Conditions

    • Work is both indoor and outdoors, sometime during inclement weather.

    • Occasional work outside of regular office hours (evenings and weekends).

    • Travel is normally within the St. Clair Region watershed, however additional meetings and

    conservation education programming outside of the watershed may be required.

    • Majority of work is completed individually.

    Physical Demands:

    • Walking long distances

    • Standing for long periods

    • Lifting and carrying equipment

    Location:

    • Position is based at the Lorne C. Henderson Conservation Area Education Centre at 3653

    Petrolia Line, Petrolia, Ontario.

    Wage and Benefits:

    • Salary: $30.97 - $36.46 per hour

    • Hours: 35 hours per week

    • Benefits:

    o OMERS pension

    o Comprehensive Benefit Package

    Start Date: November 2020

    Closing date for applications: October 25, 2020

    Additional information about SCRCA is available on the website at www.scrca.on.ca

    Please submit your cover letter and resume outlining how your experience meets the necessary

    qualifications to:

    1) jobs@scrca.on.ca indicating the Competition Number and position title in the subject line of

    your email, or

    2) mail to:

    St. Clair Region Conservation Authority

    205 Mill Pond Crescent

    Strathroy, ON, N7G 3P9

    3) or fax to 519-245-3348

    We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be

    contacted.

    The St. Clair Region Conservation Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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