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National Wetland Conservation Fund Accepting Applications

Posted July 21, 2014 by LSC

As part of the recently announced National Conservation Plan, Environment Canada has established the National Wetland Conservation Fund

Applications for funding from the National Wetland Conservation Fund for the 2014–15 fiscal year are now being accepted.

Please refer to the attached NWCF 2014–15 Application Guidelines and NWCF 2014–15 Application Form for more detailed information.

The deadline for submission of 2014–15 applications is Friday, August 29th, 2014.

Completed applications should be sent to FNCMH-NWCF@ec.gc.ca


We're Hiring! Join the LSC Team

Posted June 26, 2014 by LSC

Outreach Coordinator

Reporting to the Executive Director, and working closely with other Land Stewardship Centre (LSC) staff, the Outreach Coordinator will assist in the development of and be responsible for the implementation of projects and initiatives which raise awareness of LSC and market its programs and services to community stewardship groups and other key stakeholders. This is a 12 month, full-time (up to 35 hours per week) paid intern position that starts August 1, 2014 (or sooner if possible).

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Implementing the Community Stewardship Visitation Program;
  • Liaising with community stewardship organizations and other key stakeholders;
  • Attending special events and trade shows to promote LSC and its programs;
  • Assisting with event planning and implementation;
  • Assisting with fund development activities such as preparing cases for support and donor recognition activities;
  • Assisting with public relations activities such as preparing website content, and developing and delivery presentations;
  • Assisting with research and development of promotional brochures, fact sheets and other information materials;
  • Maintaining LSC’s suite of relevant and current stewardship resources;
  • Performing minor administrative tasks;
  • Travel within the province of Alberta.

Qualifications

  • Ability to public speak and/or communicate effectively with individuals and/or groups;
  • Excellent organizational, oral and written skills;
  • The ability to work independently on multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Computer proficiency and strong research skills;
  • Marketing, public relations and event coordination education and/or experience is an asset;
  • A proven communicator, problem-solver, critical thinker and contributor in a team environment;
  • 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 is an asset;
  • Understanding and/or knowledge of the environment, conservation, stewardship sectors is a definite asset.

Opportunities

The Outreach Coordinator will be exposed to a wide variety of applied stewardship programs and partnerships. LSC will provide on-the-job training and mentorship by senior professional staff. Many elements of this internship will be advanced through training and demonstration of technical skills required, with the opportunity to advance these skills through direct application. The Outreach Coordinator will be mentored in all aspects of community relations, communications, project management and evaluation. LSC staff will work with the Outreach Coordinator on defining tasks to complete the work and measuring results. LSC staff will also provide orientation to land stewardship, stewardship programs, and organizations in Alberta and nationally with the intent to attend and participate in events, trade shows courses and conferences and workshops.

Work Environment

LSC is a small, not-for-profit, charitable organization that operates within a professional, collegial and flexible workplace environment. All employees are expected to perform their duties in a professional, respectful, cooperative and courteous manner. Employees are provided with appropriate orientation to both the organization and their job. Employees are provided with the training and resources they need to do a good job with attention to quality, safety and production. Employees are provided with remote access to all necessary files and information required to do their job. Employees are provided with continuous feedback regarding their performance, and receive coaching and assistance as required.

Please Note

The successful applicant must meet IEYC Intern Eligibility Criteria, including:

  • Be under the age of 30.
  • Have graduated from a post-secondary institution (i.e. College, University, Technical School).
  • Be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant.
  • Be unemployed or underemployed (i.e. work outside their field of study, work under contract, or work part-time).
  • Be eligible for full-time employment (i.e. not returning to school).
  • Have not previously participated in a Federal youth employment/education program (previous participants of summer employment programs are still eligible).

Please ensure you are eligible prior to submitting an application to LSC.

Send Us Your Resume

If this sounds like a fit for you, please email your cover letter and resume to Jenna Curtis, Stewardship Program Coordinator at jenna@landstewardship.org by end of day July 11, 2014.


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