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Contract Position - Carolinian Zone Ecologist

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 8:00pm

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Carolinian Zone Ecologist

Carolinian Canada Contract Position

Contract: 6 months, FT

Deadline: September 11, 2015

Starting: October 2015

Compensation: Commensurate with experience. This position will be particularly suited to a strongly-motivated, experienced conservation professional (mid-career, or an “early-career high-achiever”) who is inspired to work in the challenging but rewarding environment of a small but important conservation NGO.

To Apply: Fill out the application below and upload your resume/cover letter

Focus: 1. Landowner Leaders program, Carolinian Habitat Action Plans; 2. Life science inventory fieldwork and reporting; 3. Ecological restoration planning; 4. Species At Risk and ecosystem recovery education and outreach; 5. Carolinian Canada Conservation Action Plan implementation and monitoring; 6. Fund-raising.


  • Recruit new landowners to Landowner Leaders (LL) program;
  • Assist LL program participants in developing Carolinian Habitat Action Plans for their properties;
  • Organise LL events and media releases;
  • Assist with life science inventory fieldwork, site assessments, mapping and reporting;
  • Assist in the development of ecological restoration plans;
  • Organise Species At Risk and ecosystem recovery outreach events, including the annual Ecosystem Recovery Forum;
  • Work with diverse stakeholders to promote Carolinian Canada “Big Picture” principles, especially related to ecosystem recovery;
  • Fund-raise for continuation of position;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Expert-level knowledge of ecosystems, flora and fauna of the Carolinian Life Zone of southern Ontario (botanical expertise a particular asset);
  • Proven experience in life science inventory, site evaluations, ecological land classification, Species At Risk surveys, and standardized natural heritage data reporting methods;
  • Strong background in Species At Risk recovery planning, ecological restoration planning and implementation;
  • Demonstrated track record in delivery of high-quality reports, publications, media releases;
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills;
  • Experience in the preparation and delivery of public presentations;
  • Demonstrated experience in working with diverse sectors (e.g., First Nations, public agencies, rural landowners, corporations, NGOs);
  • GIS experience a strong asset;
  • Understanding of and experience with “Open Standards”, Miradi software and/or “Conservation Action Planning” approaches a strong asset;
  • Ability to work from home office with minimum supervision and to meet tight deadlines;
  • Strong leadership, team and organizational skills;
  • Demonstrated grant-writing ability and past fund-raising success.

Ability to travel throughout Carolinian life zone as needed.

Carolinian Canada Coalition brings together diverse groups and individuals to advance a collaborative conservation strategy for healthy ecosystems and thriving communities in the Carolinian Life Zone. Stretching from Toronto to Windsor, Canada’s Deep South is among North America’s most vibrant and fragile ecoregions. EXPLORE CAROLINIANCANADA.CA (Canadian Registered Charity 83559 4722 RR0001)

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