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
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
• 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
• 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
• Ability to work well with other SCRCA staff and maintain good public relations with the general
• Ability to work independently with good time management skills and open to adapt to changes
• Strong ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, in English (French is an
• 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 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.
• Walking long distances
• Standing for long periods
• Lifting and carrying equipment
• 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
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
1) firstname.lastname@example.org 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
The St. Clair Region Conservation Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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