Internship

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Research and Engagement Coordainator

West Kootenay Community EcoSociety


  Posted: December 10, 2021

  Location: Remote - any location in BC, based in West Kootenay location preferred, British Columbia

  Internship Program: Natural Resources

  Salary Range: $40,000 - $50,000

  Hours per Week: 40

  Start Date: July 20, 2022

  End Date: February 28, 2023

Job Description

West Kootenay EcoSociety is a non-profit community-driven organization that brings together local residents to protect the natural environment while building just, equitable, healthy, and livable communities. Since 1994, EcoSociety has worked to preserve wild places, air and water for future generations; to take action to reduce the crisis of climate change; and to promote sustainable local food systems. We coordinate hundreds of volunteers and outreach to rural residents each year to build sustainable communities and protect our natural world.

The research and engagement coordinator is a paid internship position for a youth between 15 to 30 years old at the start of the position. The intern will support research of sustainable forestry management solutions for carbon sequestration and engage with rural residents across BC on these potential solutions to raise awareness for implementation.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Research current forestry practices in British Columbia, and other recommended best practices from experts to maintain biodiversity values and sequester carbon
• Develop materials and communications around potential solutions
• Coordinate with community members to educate members of the public and businesses on potential sustainable forestry solutions
• Outreach, organize and deliver presentations to community groups and stakeholders
• Maintain data within CRM database
• Support website development and content updating
• Follow all COVID protocols to work safely in communities
• Participate in leadership development and anti-oppression trainings
• Meet regularly with supervisor and supporting staff

Knowledge and Skills

• understanding of forestry practices in BC, including the OGSR and Forest District land use plans
• understanding of landscape ecology principles
• ability to research and write reports, including conduct literature reviews
• ability to use databases, CRMs, support website backend updates, and spreadsheets
• good communicator, written and verbal; excellent interpersonal skills
• experience working successfully in teams and independently
• ability to summarize information clearly and communicate to varied audiences
• ability to follow covid and other workplace health and safety protocols

Education Required

Bachelor of Science or equivalent

Certification Required

No

  How to Apply

To apply, send your resume to jobs@ecosociety.ca.

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