Conservation Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Hamilton, ON
  • Apr 1, 2023

A Rocha Canada - Ontario Hub

A Rocha is an international Christian organization which, inspired by God’s love, engages in scientific
research, environmental education, community-based conservation projects, and sustainable agriculture. We
envision the transformation of people and places so that both can flourish. The Conservation Coordinator will
be responsible for ecological monitoring and restoration efforts at our main teaching site, which is known as
the Cedar Haven Eco-Centre, as well as other potential sites within the community. This role is responsible for leading ongoing and new restoration initiatives focused on streams, native bird populations, and other
locally-relevant ecosystem projects. A key aspect of this role is that most restoration projects are designed to
maximize community involvement and educational value. This role also involves facilitating conservation
workshops open to the public. The Conservation Coordinator will report to the A Rocha Ontario Director.
The ideal candidate will have experience with ecosystem restoration methodologies (esp. low-tech) and
monitoring. They will have a background in ecosystem restoration, conservation biology or a related field and
be familiar with the relevant regulations and conservation entities in Ontario. The ideal candidate will possess the skills needed to continue ongoing projects and initiate new ones relating to the protection, preservation and rehabilitation of individual species and ecosystems at large. This role requires a detail-oriented candidate who takes initiative, works independently, and engages the public with confidence and grace. Though the candidate manages their own schedule responsibilities, they also collaborate with the rest of the A Rocha Ontario team. This individual has a passion for A Rocha’s mission of creation care and can communicate this to others with creativity and joy.
Ecosystem Restoration and Monitoring Projects
● Coordinate restoration/conservation work at the Cedar Haven site
● Plan and facilitate several off-site ecological restoration projects
● Involve a growing number of community volunteers in habitat restoration initiatives
● Continue and improve current monitoring projects
Education Programming
● Develop and lead workshops for the public on ecological restoration and citizen science
● Collaborate with Program Coordinator to deliver existing educational programs as appropriate
(including programs for children and youth)
● Train community volunteers in appropriate habitat restoration techniques
● Host and engage visitors at the Cedar Haven Eco-Centre
● Participate in A Rocha Ontario team meetings, planning, discussions, and mentoring
● Engage occasionally with conservation colleagues from other A Rocha hubs
● Contribute to ongoing fundraising and promotional work of the hub
● Perform other duties as required
● Embody A Rocha Canada’s Commitments and Core Values
● Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, conservation biology or related field
● Field experience in ecosystem restoration and associated monitoring
● Experience engaging a diverse public on environmental issues
● Strong oral and written communication skills
● Ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
● Dependable, attentive to details, and timely
● Track record exhibiting humility, flexibility and creative problem solving
● Valid Ontario “G” Drivers License and access to a vehicle
● Police information record with vulnerable service sector search
● Post-graduate training, familiarity with Google Workspace, and grant writing experience are assets
● Workweek: 40 hours/week, Monday to Friday (with occasional weekend duties)
● Work Term: 6 months, May 1 – Oct. 31, 2023 (with the possibility of extension)
● Wages: $19.00 – $22.00/hour
● Applications will be reviewed beginning April 3, 2023

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