WildSafeBC Community Coordinator Position – Closing Date JULY 3rd

Location: Chilliwack

WildSafeBC’s mission is to reduce the number of human – wildlife conflicts in communities through education, innovation, and cooperation.

JOB DESCRIPTION

WildSafeBC Community Coordinators are responsible for the delivery of the WildSafeBC program in their community.

This position requires maturity, self-reliance and the ability to work alone for long periods of time with minimal supervision.

Community coordinators will be trained in the use of proven education and delivery techniques, which they will then be expected to implement within their communities.

Community coordinators will also be called upon to deliver conflict-reduction information about all species of wildlife as part of BCCF’s WildSafeBC program.

Tasks of the community coordinator include:

  • Delivering WildSafeBC presentations to community groups, service clubs, and schools.
  • Setting up and presenting public displays during community events and special functions.
  • Conducting door-to-door campaigns in problem neighbourhoods where wildlife conflicts are present. Coordinators will expect to be pro-active and positive in their approach with the public.
  • Developing and maintaining a working relationship with local Conservation Officers and bylaw officers.
  • Volunteer recruitment, orientation and direction to assist with various functions of the program.
  • Working with the local media (print, radio, television and internet) to reach the entire community.
  • Working with all groups and individuals within the community, regardless of their views or personal positions they have with regards to wildlife.
  • Determining which attractants are causing problems within a community.
  • Developing long term human-wildlife conflict reduction plans that are based on community desires.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have a valid class 5 driver’s licence.
  • Must have a reliable vehicle that can be insured for work purposes and pass daily vehicle inspections.
  • Should have good understanding of local human-wildlife issues.
  • Should have a proven ability to write clear and concise reports.
  • Must be willing and able to successful pass a Criminal Record check

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Post secondary education which may include:
    • Renewable Resources Management
    • Renewable Resources – Fish, Wildlife and Recreation
    • Natural Resource Management: Wildlife and Fisheries
    • BSc. Biology

SKILLS:

  • General computer proficiency. Preference for those with good working knowledge of: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher.
  • Specific computer skills: All short-listed applicants will be required to complete a Word and Excel competency test prior to interviews.
  • Internet use.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and willingness to work with strangers.
  • The ability to work in a professional manner with minimal supervision.
  • Strong communications skills (both oral and written).

JOB DETAILS

Hours: Part time

Start date: Wednesday July 12th – November 30th 2017

Wage: $18.00 per hour

There will be a training session for the successful candidate in Squamish Wednesday July 12th – Friday July 14th 2017.  All costs will be covered.

*Preference will be given to local candidates

Submit a cover letter and a complete resume including 3 references with contact information. These must be submitted as two separate documents. Please title your files with your first and last name.

Closing date: Monday, July 3rd 2017 – 12:00 midday

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