The Assistant Environmental Manager (Intern) will support the organization through lake stewardship initiatives including education and outreach, shoreline restoration, lake planning, and environmental monitoring. The Assistant Environmental Manager will be responsible for supporting the Program Manager with all aspects of the day-to-day operation of Friends of Kootenay Lake (FOKLSS), including fundraising, project administration, board support, and program planning and implementation.
FOKLSS mission is to improve the health and stewardship of Kootenay Lake through monitoring, habitat restoration, capacity building and the empowerment of local communities and stakeholders.
FOKLSS achieves excellence in stewardship through collaboration and evidence-based decision-making in its project development and management. FOKLSS works to develop community participation, passion, and pride in lake stewardship and provides a voice for the lake’s stewardship community to regional and international management and governance bodies.
The Assistant Environmental Manager will help FOKLSS achieve the above mission by leading our monitoring projects for 2020. This will specifically involve assistance in managing our Kokanee Fish Habitat Restoration Project and our Kootenay Lake Watershed Monitoring Program in 2020/21.
Tâches et responsabilités
The Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society Assistant Environmental Manager will carry out the following activities to support the Program Manager and the success of the organization:
- Co-lead shovel ready restoration and water monitoring projects ( e.g liaising with contractors, biologists, landowners, First Nations and volunteers)
- Support the development of relevant stewardship projects (e.g., water quality monitoring, control of invasive species, habitat restoration, wildlife monitoring etc.).
- Promote Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society initiatives through social and traditional media
- Represent Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society through the Kootenay Lake community.
- Conduct public outreach to increase understanding of the lake ecosystem and stewardship opportunities
- Participate in board meetings and development
- Organize and deliver workshops, open houses, and public meetings to provide information and solicit input.
- Recruit, orient, train, and supervise volunteers
- Conduct administrative duties to support day-to-day and long term operations, including budget management, bookkeeping oversight, grant reporting, and work planning
- Raise funds for the program through memberships, sponsorships, events, and grants
- Support and liaise with partner organizations
Connaissances et compétences
Candidates must have a minimum of three years’ experience working in an environmental or related field. Preference will be given to candidates with skills in nonprofit management and administration, documented experience in community engagement and outreach, facilitation, water stewardship, local knowledge and grant application writing and reporting.
- Strong communication and engagement skills including: facilitating meetings, public speaking, coordinating and recruiting volunteers, publicizing events and programs, managing website and social media.
- Experience with fundraising including grant writing and reporting.
- Nonprofit administration, management and governance.
- Strong administrative skills including: meeting logistics, record keeping, budget management, and organizational skills.
- Experience working with water stewardship and fish and wildlife habitat restoration projects.
- Capable of completing assigned tasks on time and with minimal supervision.
- Able to solve problems as they arise.
- Excellent oral and written English language skills.
- Must be under 30 years of age.
- Project Management experience including overseeing contractors, budgets, staff and deliverables.
- CABIN stream monitoring certification
- Experience with GIS, including ability to create maps.
- Event organization and logistical skills.
- Demonstrated interest and experience in environmental monitoring as well as ecological restoration.
Successful completion of a diploma or degree in environmental sciences, environmental education or a related field.
Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Invertebrate Network ( CABIN) training
Les Stages lancement de carrière sont financés par le gouvernement du Canada dans le cadre de la Stratégie emploi jeunesse. Pour des renseignements sur les critères d’admissibilité du programme visitez leur site Web.
Les stagiaires admissibles :
- Sont âgés entre 15 et 30 ans (inclusivement) au début du stage
- Sont citoyens canadiens, résidents permanents ou détenteurs du statut de réfugié au Canada*
- Sont légalement autorisés à travailler en vertu des lois et règlements provinciaux et fédéraux applicables
- Sont disponibles à travailler pendant au moins six mois
- N’ont pas déjà participé à un programme fédéral d’emploi pour les jeunes
- N’ont pas été employés par l’employeur avant le début du stage (ne s’appliquent pas aux placements ou stages étudiants antérieurs)
*Le statut de réfugié doit être conféré aux termes de la Loi sur l’immigration et la protection des réfugiés. Les personnes en attente du statut de réfugié et celles qui détiennent un visa de séjour temporaire, visa d’étudiant ou permis de travail, ne peuvent participer à une initiative de la Stratégie emploi jeunesse.