Position: Invasive Species Education Assistant
Reporting to: Education and Communications Manager
Term: Full-time, seasonal employee position.Beginning May 11th, 2020, ending August 28th, 2020 depending on funding. 35 hours/week, 5 days/week
Wage: $16-18/hr (DOE) + 4% vacation pay, mileage rates, and other benefits
Location: Home-based office anywhere within the Regional District of East Kootenay. Staging location is 1902 Theatre Rd, Cranbrook.
The East Kootenay Invasive Species Council (EKISC) is an environmental non-profit organization with the mission to mitigate the negative environmental, social, and economic impacts of invasive species. EKISC has a variety of programs, initiatives, and partnerships regarding invasive species management and outreach. Further information on EKISC’s operations can be found at our website: www.ekisc.com
3. JOB SUMMARY
The Education Assistant will raise public awareness on the impacts of invasive species within the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK). This position will include a progressive training program with information about aquatic and terrestrial invasive species identification, impacts, management options, and restoration techniques. With guidance from the Education and Communications Manager, the Assistant will be given weekly plans regarding various education and outreach programs. The Assistant will travel across the region to represent EKISC at various events, set up display booths, educate the public about invasive species identification and management, and distribute information. Some field work activities may also be part of the position, including hand pulling weeds, reseeding disturbed sites, surveying, and more. Administrative duties will include developing and distributing outreach resources, press releases, and social media updates.
4. TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
5. SKILLS, QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
The Education Assistant must have the following skills and abilities:
To be eligible for this position, candidates must:
Please submit a resume and cover letter indicating how you meet the hiring criteria to Jessie Paloposki, Education and Communications Manager with subject line: Education Assistant Position.
Job posting closing date: 31st March 2020
Interviews: Week of 6th – 9th April 2020
Position start date: 11th May 2020
Job Types: Full-time, Temporary