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LSC and COVID-19

Posted March 18, 2020 by LSC

An important message from Land Stewardship Centre

Like everyone else, Land Stewardship Centre is deeply concerned for the health and welfare of those around us and have taken appropriate steps to minimize risk to our staff and their families, our board of directors, volunteers, stakeholders, partner organizations and anyone else we work with during this unprecedented situation with COVID-19.

Staff continue to work and engage with our board, partners, volunteers and stakeholders during this time, but want you to be aware of how we are doing that to ensure we minimize risk to everyone we connect with on a regular basis:

  • We have had a Work From Anywhere operational model in place for several years now, which has been refined and improved over time and which enables our staff to work remotely/away from our physical offices at Imrie House.
  • Staff have ready and complete access to files, digital resources, email, voicemail and tele/video conferencing so we encourage you to continue to engage and reach out when you need to.
  • Contact us at any time if you have questions or need more information.

In addition, effective immediately and until April 30, 2020 at which time we will re-evaluate our next steps based on the leadership of experts and policies put in place by all levels of government:

  • All events, either initiated by Land Stewardship Centre or which we would have been an active participant at, are cancelled.
  • All face-to-face meetings have either been cancelled or converted to a digital platform.
  • All staff travel is suspended.
  • All staff, board members and volunteers are expected to adhere to the recommended actions to protect Albertans and prevent the spread of novel coronavirus as provided by the Government of Alberta

We're Hiring a Green Acreages Program Coordinator

Posted January 30, 2020 by LSC

Join the Land Stewardship Centre Team

Reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with all Land Stewardship Centre (LSC) staff and program stakeholders, the Green Acreages Program Coordinator will be responsible for coordination, planning and implementation of the program, distribution of resources and delivery of services offered under the provincial Green Acreages Program.
The efforts of the Program Coordinator will directly contribute to increasing municipal and landowner awareness of, support for and implementation of the Green Acreages Program across Alberta.

Key Responsibility Areas

The Green Acreages Program Coordinator will be responsible for implementing all aspects of the program including, but not limited to:

  • Liaising with rural municipalities for the purpose of supporting the implementation of Green Acreages initiatives in rural municipalities across Alberta.
  • Updating, developing and distributing Green Acreages resources, which will include but not be limited to the Green Acreages Workbooks, Green Acreages Primers and customized Green Acreages Primer Inserts (municipality-specific).
  • Delivering hands-on, facilitated Green Acreages workshops at the request of municipalities.
  • Developing timely and informative stewardship information and articles for use/distribution by municipalities in handouts, newsletters, websites, social media, etc.
  • Working closely with LSC Communications staff to develop program branded materials and resource templates for municipal use, to meet municipal needs, such as Green Acreages Workbook and Primer inserts and/or templates, advertising and poster templates, postcards, fact sheets, etc.
  • Developing and delivering presentations to municipal councils and Agricultural Services Boards (ASBs) as requested.
  • Supporting the implementation of (advice and information resources) and administering the Green Acreages financial incentive program (cost-share funding to implement projects and incent practice change among acreage owners).
  • Attending various events held by partner organizations to promote the program.
  • Developing a provincial inventory of acreage development across Alberta.
  • Building a better understanding of the environmental needs of and determining the beneficial management practices best suited to stewarding acreages/recreational properties.
  • Strengthening relationships with key provincial government ministries and officials and petitioning for support (financial and otherwise) for municipalities in their efforts to extend environmental stewardship to acreage owners.
  • Supporting the outreach and program delivery needs of rural municipalities that wish to provide more services to the acreage/recreational property owners in their jurisdictions.
  • Monitoring the online store, partner requests and distributing Green Acreages program materials (e.g., Primer, Workbook).

Skills and Qualifications

  • Post secondary degree or diploma in Agriculture, Environmental Sciences or similar fields.
  • Two or more years experience in a related field.
  • Understanding and/or knowledge of the environment, conservation and stewardship sectors.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and/or groups.
  • Excellent organizational, written and oral communication skills.
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • The ability to prepare and execute program plans with a focus on deliverables.
  • Detail oriented and committed to meeting deadlines.
  • Computer proficiency and strong research skills.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends.
  • Class 5 license (GDL is acceptable) and clean driver’s abstract.
  • Reliable transportation and insurance coverage are required.
  • Knowledge of and skills using GIS software would be an asset.

The position is part-time (approximately 17 hours per week) for a 24-month period beginning April 1, 2020. Travel within the province of Alberta will be required.

Previous experience in the key responsibility areas is required.

Those interested in being considered for this position should send a covering letter and resume to:

Land Stewardship Centre of Canada
Imrie House, 17503 – 45 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T6M 2N3
Fax: (780) 486–9599
Email: info@landstewardship.org

We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone inquiries.

The deadline for applications is February 28, 2020.

About Us

LSC is an independent, not-for-profit organization that brings people and organizations together to work on common priorities for achieving sustainability on the landscape. LSC facilitates stewardship by improving understanding of healthy ecosystems, supporting community stewardship initiatives and strengthening policies that affect resource and land use. We engage, inform and enable people to become better stewards. Learn about us


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