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Employment

Employment 2021-10-19T13:04:30+00:00

Current Job Postings

Nature NB connects people with nature. We support a diverse network of nature-lovers across the province, providing opportunities for New Brunswickers of all ages, and from all regions and backgrounds, to discover, learn about, and share nature with each other. We travel throughout the province, teaching kids about nature in their schoolyards and neighbourhoods, advocating for species at risk through local outreach, and engaging volunteers in monitoring and protecting the species and landscapes they love.

Join our team and take action for the nature you love. 

Explore our current employment opportunities below!

Education Assistant

Are you passionate about nature and education? Are you interested in connecting people with nature? Nature NB is looking for an Education Assistant!

Based in Fredericton

$18.00/hour

Full time position

40 hours per week, with occasional weekends and evenings

Anticipated Start Date: October 25, 2021

About the Position

Nature NB is seeking an Education Assistant to do educational outreach focused on New Brunswick biodiversity.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and deliver programs about nature/environment;
  • Assist in developing educational materials for teachers/educators;
  • Assist in planning and coordinating outreach across the province;
  • Lead or assist with citizen science programs;
  • Promote community NatureKids clubs across the province and support volunteers;
  • Communicate and collaborate with partner organizations and volunteers.

The successful candidate will demonstrate leadership and work well as part of a team. They will enjoy working outdoors and interacting with children and the public.

Requirements:

  • Experience in one or more of the following: working with groups of children, public outreach, nature and/or conservation;
  • Ability to communicate easily in English and French;
  • Comfort with public speaking;
  • Familiarity with standard office software (e.g. office suite, e-mail, internet browser, conferencing software);
  • Valid driver’s license.

Assets:

  • Experience in program development;
  • Experience in event planning;
  • Educational background in education or in natural sciences (e.g. biology, forestry);
  • Experience managing a business page on Facebook or Instagram.

Proof of vaccination against Covid-19 and Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector checks will be required for the selected candidate as this position involves working in schools.

Application Process

Please send your résumé to Melissa Fulton at melissa.fulton@naturenb.ca. No phone calls please.

Application deadline: Applications will remain open until the position is filled.

Coastal Conservation Coordinator

The primary role of this position is to coordinate a large, collaborative conservation planning and action project in New Brunswick called Wele’k Pemjajika’q Siknikt/Côtes en santé N.-B./Healthy Coasts NB. See the webpage for more details.

This is a full-time position (37.5 hours/week at $22/hr) and work from home options may be available. the applicant should also be prepared and comfortable to travel within New Brunswick to project events, meetings, and workshops when they can be safely held in person. Travel expenses are compensated. We wish to fill this position as soon as possible, and the contract ends March 31, 2023, with the possibility to extend.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Organize and facilitate project team meetings (Core Team, community teams, etc.) in cirtual, hybrid, and in-person settings;
  • Support the development of collaborative, community-based conservation plans using the Conservation Standards with Indigenous and conservation organizations as well as community groups and residents;
  • Build relationships and partnerships between Healthy Coasts NB and local environmental and grassroots initiatives;
  • Maintain central point of contact and source information throughout the course of the project for all partners and public;
  • Support community leads in booking meeting facilities, translation services, and hospitality (coffee, tea, food) for workshops;
  • Maintain a list and contact information for all workshop participants, partners, and project activities;
  • Manage and maintain virtual work spaces (e.g. MURAL boards) to keep information consistent and organized;
  • Support the development of internal and external (public) communications tools for each community (surveys, newsletters, social media, etc.);
  • Coordinate and/or support any relevant actions from plans and quick start actions that can be implemented by Nature NB or other members of the project team (e.g. educational initiatives, infrastructure development, communication materials, mapping exercises, research, etc.);
  • With the help of the core team, develop process document to capture progress throughout the course of the project, discuss opportunities, lessons learned and resources to serve as a model at the end of the project;
  • Work with the core team and local community champions and partner organizations to develop reporting for various funders including Government of New Brunswick and Environment and Climate Change Canada.

Qualifications

  • Minimum undergraduate university degree with a focus in biology, environmental studies/science, public relations, communications or equivalent degree
  • Knowledge of coastal conservation challenges, opportunities, and context, particularly in eastern New Brunswick
  • Fluency in both French and English (comfortable leading discussions in both languages)
  • Exemplary and proven organization, planning, and communication (written and oral), and project management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including experience and proven results in working tactfully with colleagues, and ability and experience in easily communicating with a wide range of people in public and private sectors
  • Be self-motivated, display superior time management skills, have attention to detail, willing to try new things, and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Familiarity with common computer software (Microsoft Office Suite, OneDrive, Google, Zoom)
  • Problem-solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Driver’s license and access to a vehicle

Assets

  • Knowledge of coastal species at-risk and the policies and regulations that support their recovery
  • Knowledge of and/or experience combining Indigenous knowledge with western science and planning efforts
  • Knowledge and/or experience with Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation
  • Experience with virtual meeting software program MURAL
  • Experience with virtual conservation planning software program Miradi
  • Experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • First Aid training

Application Process

Please send your resume to Adam Cheeseman at adam.cheeseman@naturenb.ca. No phone calls please.

Application deadline: Applications will remain open until the position is filled.