Internship

Conservation Project Coordinator

Thompson Okanagan Toursim Association - Okanagan Collaborative Conservation Program


  Posted: September 21, 2021

  Location: Kelowna, British Columbia

  Internship Program: Natural Resources

  Salary Range: $60,000 - $70,000

  Hours per Week: 35

  Start Date: November 1, 2021

  End Date: October 31, 2022

Job Description

The Okanagan Collaborative Conservation Program (OCCP) is a partnership of organizations dedicated to protecting the Okanagan’s rich natural biodiversity by ensuring healthy ecosystems and habitat networks are valued and conserved by decision-makers and citizens. The OCCP is seeking an experienced project coordinator who can manage a project from inception to completion. This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual to engage in exciting and challenging conservation work. The coordinator will work with the program manager and the staff of partner organizations to design and implement conservations projects that support the Biodiversity Conservation Strategy for the Okanagan region. The special projects coordinator will schedule and facilitate meetings and workshops, prepare reports, conduct presentations and assist in developing new conservation initiatives that protect habitat for fish and wildlife.

Duties and Responsibilities

Key responsibilities:
• Coordinate OCCP partner projects (i.e., Wildlife corridors, Okanagan Lake Responsibility Planning initiative) that support the Biodiversity Conservation Strategy for the Okanagan region.
• Conduct research, prepare project reports and evaluations for OCCP partners and funders.
• Develop newsletters, social media, and make presentations to local government, community organizations and students.
• Assist in preparing grant submissions for conservation priorities.
• Provide operational support for the partnership by responding to requests for information.

Knowledge and Skills

Successful candidates will have:
• A minimum of three (3) years of experience in project development and coordination.
• Strong oral and written communication skills, and interpersonal skills for establishing and maintaining relationships.
• An understanding of indigenous knowledge and values in relation to caring for water and the land.
• An ability to work effectively, independently, under tight timelines and in team environments.

Education Required

An undergraduate degree in environmental planning, biology, environmental sciences, community development, natural resource management or related degree/experience.

  How to Apply

To apply, send your resume to occp123@gmail.com.

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