Job Opportunity: Summer Project Assistant

Organization: New Brunswick Invasive Species Council/Canadian Council on Invasive Species

Location: New Brunswick, preferably Fredericton

Duration: 16 weeks

Hours: 37.5 hours/week

Salary: $16.00

Start Date: Early-Mid May

About Us

The New Brunswick Invasive Species Council (NBISC) is a network of various government and non-government stakeholders that works to enhance collaboration and coordination of invasive species management initiatives in the province of New Brunswick. This position is a collaborative initiative between NBISC and the Canadian Council on Invasive Species (CCIS): a national non-profit organization that works with partners across Canada to support actions and share information that can help reduce the threat and impacts of invasive species.

Job Description & Responsibilities

As an employee of the Canadian Council on Invasive Species, the Summer Project Assistant will work with NBISC’s Staff to help increase public awareness about invasive species and build capacity for management initiatives in the province of New Brunswick. The primary roles of the Summer Project Assistant will be to implement outreach & educational programming aimed at getting New Brunswickers to take action against the spread of invasive species, and to assist with invasive species management activities. Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting with development of educational programming & materials

  • Attending events and hosting information booths to engage the public & targeted user-groups such as anglers, hikers, & pet owners (eg. fishing tournaments, nature club meetings, farmers markets) when Covid-19 restrictions allow

  • Delivering presentations & leading educational activities

  • Creating content for social media & our website

  • Responding to public inquiries about invasive species

  • Liaising with stakeholders & partners in various communities

  • Assisting with invasive species monitoring & removal activities

  • Maintaining records on events, social media engagement, public inquiries, etc.

Qualifications and Skills

This is a great opportunity for someone who is an outgoing, skilled communicator who loves the outdoors to gain further experience in the non-profit sector. People with the following skills are encouraged to apply:

  • Currently enrolled in/graduate of a post-secondary program related to biology, environmental management, communications, or related field

  • Experience conducting outreach events

  • Comfortable engaging with the public

  • Experience creating & curating content for social media

  • Strong verbal & written communication and interpersonal skills

  • Comfortable working outside in a variety of conditions

  • Creative, curious to learn, and self-motivated

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Comfortable travelling independently throughout New Brunswick to attend events

  • Bilingual, with oral and written fluency in French considered a strong asset

  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends

  • Valid driver's license and access to a vehicle/ability to rent a vehicle

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume in pdf form to by no later than Friday April 8th, 2022. We want to thank everyone for their interest, however only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. This position in contingent on funding.

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