Education Outreach Program Coordinator Honey Harbour, Georgian Bay
Georgian Bay Forever (GBF) is a Canadian Charity focused on aquatic ecosystem research, education and protection.
Invasive Phragmites has been identified as one of the most destructive invasive plant species in North America and is a great threat to native biodiversity and wetland habitat in Georgian Bay. GBF is hiring four (4) Community Coordinators based out of Honey Harbour, with work in Tay Township, Township of Georgian Bay, and Township of the Archipelago.
Under the supervision of GBF Project Coordinator, Education Outreach Program Coordinators will safely navigate the waters of Georgian Bay in the prescribed areas and educate the public in environmental protection. Activities will include education, mapping, recruiting and organizing volunteers.
* GBF will ensure all Ontario public health advisories are followed by its staff in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Under current conditions (March 23,2020), education to the community will be done through digital, social and telephone interactions. Interactions between staff will follow public health coronavirus advisories.
If public advisories change substantially, education could include undertaking dock visits, speaking at community association meetings, and organizing group talks and cuts.
The purpose of the education will be to teach the public about how to identify and eradicate invasive Phragmites on their coastal property, or where permitted, public property.
Staff will be educated to inform prospective volunteers on a protocol that that accounts for physical/social distancing to match Ontario public policy for stopping the spread of the coronavirus.
Mapping activities and cutting removal activities will follow public advisories on coronavirus and standard safety protocols.
GBF works with Townships, Municipalities, and Communities and stakeholder groups such as Ontario Parks, Parks Canada, MTO and The Ontario Phragmites Working Group and Ontario Invasive Plants Council.
Skills, Qualifications, and Competencies Required:
Salary: $16 per hour
Contract dates: This entry-level full-time contract position will begin June 1st and end August 28th, 2020
Hours: A normal work-week will be 35 hours. This position will require weekend work.
To apply: If you are interested in joining our team for the summer, please email your résumé and cover letter in a single PDF indicating “Education Outreach Program Coordinator” in the subject line to Georgian Bay Forever via the emails provided. We thank everyone who applies for their interest but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Reference ID: 2020 Phragmites
Contract length: 3 months
Job Type: Contract
Salary: $16.00 /hour