Who are we?
Credit Valley Conservation is one of Ontario’s 36 conservation authorities dedicated to protecting, restoring and enhancing our local natural environment. We care for the Credit River, its streams and tributaries from the headwaters in Orangeville to the shores of Lake Ontario in Mississauga. We are scientists, engineers, researchers, educators, environmentalists, stewards, planners, foresters, recreation experts and much more. We create connections between people and nature, knowledge and action. We inspire appreciation for the role of nature in keeping people connected, healthy and happy. We’re leaders and explorers. We’re professional and inspired. We know our stuff, and we work every day to make a difference.
Who are you?
You want to be part of an organization with an environmental goal. You get up every day and go to work with purpose. You accept that you may not change the world, but you’ll try to make an impact in your corner. You like to partner with skilled people across many professions. It’s as natural for you to think about the outdoors as it is to think out of the box. You’re passionate, responsible and approachable. You do what’s right, not just what’s easy. You care, and it shows.
Why work for us?
We offer competitive public sector pay. We’re members of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) pension fund. We find time to have fun and celebrate successes. You’ll know your co-workers by name and will make fast friends. You’ll like being at work.
SUMMARY OF FUNCTIONS
Reporting to the Senior Coordinator, Community Outreach, this position will support CVC’s Community Outreach team, particularly the Conservation Youth Corps, Branch Out, and Site Assessment programs.
Working closely with the Senior Coordinator, and Coordinator, this position will support the Conservation Youth Corps summer program by providing administrative support, organizing and maintaining equipment, assisting with environmental stewardship and restoration work. The successful candidate will assist Crew Leaders and act as a mentor to crews of high school volunteers during the program.
This position will also support the Program Assistant, Community Outreach with the site assessment program. The successful candidate will assist with data collection at planting sites using our site assessment protocol, as well as supporting the maintenance including watering, pruning & weeding.
In addition, this position will support all Community Outreach programs with tasks like setting up for events and supporting restoration projects, as well as office tasks including data entry and management, volunteer communications, and general support.
Candidates should have an interest in nature and the environment, experience with public speaking, a positive attitude, and be well organized. The Assistant is expected to partake in strenuous outdoor work, traversing uneven terrain in potentially adverse weather conditions. This role requires the candidate to work on a close-knit team, but also independently at times.
This position is funded in part by ECO Canada’s Co-op program. Applicants must be enrolled in a university or college co-op program.
Studying at a university/college in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art Math, or Business
Enrolled in a university or college co-op program
Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or have Refugee status
Valid Class ‘G’ driver’s license and a clean Driver’s Abstract (condition of employment)
Police reference check with vulnerable sector screening (condition of employment)
Able to work outdoors in adverse weather and physically demanding conditions
Tree and shrub identification skills considered an asset
First Aid & CPR (AED C) considered an asset
SUMMARY OF MAJOR TASKS
Support tree planting assessment and maintenance, including species ID and watering
Load, prepare, and maintain equipment and materials
Assist with stewardship and restoration projects
Mentor youth volunteers in a positive work environment
Support CVC staff and community partners at stewardship events
Assist with data entry, QA/QC, and database management
Communicate program details with youth volunteers and parents
Assist with photo and file management
Other duties as assigned
Anticipated Start and End Dates: May 11 to August 28, 2020 (35 hours/week)
Hourly Rate: $14.00/hr
Forward resume and cover letter by April 5th, 2020 to:
Credit Valley Conservation
Please quote “Intern, Community Outreach” on email subject line.
Resumes/letters submitted electronically must be submitted in Word or PDF format as one document.
We thank all applicants for their interest. However only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
CVC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005), CVC will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If you require disability – related accommodations, please inform the Human Resources (HR) staff. All personal information is collected under the authority of the municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.