Seine River Stewardship and Education Coordinator – Save Our Seine

Description:

(POSITION TO BE FILLED ONLY IF COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS ALLOW AND FUNDING IS APPROVED)
POSITION: Full-time, seasonal position (420 to 480 hours)
TIME FRAME (APPROXIMATE): 12 consecutive weeks between May 3 and August 31, 2021 depending on Covid-19 restrictions
WAGE RANGE: $16-$18/hour (depending on experience)
If funding from Canada Summer Jobs program is approved, candidates must be: a Canadian citizen or permanent resident between 18 and 30 years of age and legally entitled to work. Foreign students are not eligible. Applications are encouraged from under-represented groups: Women in STEM, Indigenous youth, visible minorities, LGBTQ2 youth, recent immigrant and refugee youth, or youth with disabilities.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: April 25, 2021 (Send resume to: jobs@saveourseine.com, Subject line: Coordinator)

POSITION OVERVIEW:
Under the supervision of the ED, the Coordinator will lead the daily activities of the SOS Summer Team including:
• Removing garbage and woody debris from the river, often using a rowboat, canoe, and other tools
• Maintaining walking trails, riverbanks, natural spaces, and habitat projects (weeding, watering, litter removal)
• Removing invasive plants along the riverbanks and at habitat restoration project sites
• Providing support for SOS’s outdoor events and programs (habitat enhancement, water monitoring, etc.)
As the Seine River Stewardship & Education Coordinator, you will:
• Recruit and hire 3 to 4 River Keepers and a Natural Habitat Technician/Interpreter
• Purchase and maintain program and safety equipment; conduct safety training; conduct daily tailgate meetings to identify hazards for that day’s work location and activities
• Develop and implement a plan for orienting and training the River Keepers and Habitat Technician/Interpreter
• Coordinate team activities; provide day-to-day supervision of the River Keepers and Habitat Technician/Interpreter
• Assist with the delivery of public events and programs; assist with water quality testing
• Apply your education in the fields of conservation, natural resources management, physical geography, greenspace management and/or environmental science to your daily activities
• Communicate with the Executive Director (daily or weekly updates as required) and prepare a final report for the SOS Board (Word) and membership (PowerPoint) for delivery at the SOS Annual General Meeting

REQUIRED:
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the job, working outdoors all day on the SR greenway in potentially extreme weather conditions, canoeing, and standing and walking for long periods over unstable and/or uneven terrain
• Knowledge of Manitoba’s Safe Work practices and commitment to workplace safety and health
• Ability to safely use hand and power tools, equipment and technical instruments commonly used in natural area maintenance work
• Enjoy physical work carried out in a small, energetic, hard-working team; high tolerance for being grimy and wet
• Valid Province of Manitoba Class 5 Driver’s Licence
• Available to work occasional evenings and weekends
DESIRED:
• Familiarity with the urban Seine River from the floodway to the Red River
• Completion of at least 1 year in geography, environmental science, biological science, natural resources, green spaces management, or a related field or an equivalent combination of knowledge and work experience
• Human resources management skills: team leadership, supervision, and management experience, conflict resolution
• Knowledge of riparian plants and animals, native and introduced species identification

SAVE OUR SEINE is a community-based environmental organization and registered charity. Its mission it to protect, preserve, and enhance the Seine River through education, awareness, and hands-on participation that enables all citizens to connect with the river’s natural and cultural heritage.

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