WildCAM is hiring an engagement coordinator to help expand the network and build partnerships with camera trap users in Western Canada.
How To Apply
Please email your cover letter and CV or resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include ‘Camera Project Coordinator Application’ in your subject line, and indicate your availability and earliest possible start date in your email.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. However, we will begin reviewing applications as early as April 29 2021, with a preferred start date in the week of May 10th.
Remote camera science has incredible potential to collect masses of data on flora and fauna across the province, which then has the capacity to inform and improve natural resource management in B.C. This role will work with the WildCAM Coordinators and Advisory Committee Co-Chairs to support and engage the WildCAM network, build partnerships with a diverse array of groups across B.C. and Alberta, and coordinate and administer projects involving remote cameras. Please note that this is a one-year contract, with the potential to extend, depending on funding.
High-level responsibilities include:
- Develop and support an active wildlife camera community of practice, facilitating large-scale collaboration.
- Promote and support the rigorous collection and use of wildlife data from wildlife cameras that supports wildlife management in British Columbia.
- Support engagement between wildlife professionals and the public (e.g., First Nations, stakeholders such as provincial park users) in the collection and use of camera trap data in British Columbia.
- Support Advisory Committee
- Assist in compilation of monthly newsletter and discussion forum
- Arranging and providing training, resources, and opportunities for dialogue so members can make more informed decisions in developing their project, use best available guidelines, and enable synthesis across projects.
- Survey network to inform a detailed plan for engaging WildCAM members more fully, including creating scientific/informative social media content
- Arranging monthly webinars on network related topics, including honorariums or contracts for the support of experts featured in webinars (some of these in conjunction with the science coordinator), as well as any network meetings.
- Outreach to existing and prospective network members
First Nation Guardian Program support
- Logistics and coordination of ongoing remote camera support, technological and otherwise
- Deliver trainings for interested Guardian programs
- Support grant and funding application processes when needed
Required qualifications include:
Preference will be given to Canadian students currently enrolled in a graduate program in Canada. However, exceptions will be made for the right candidate.
- Advanced degree, associated research experience, and sufficient technical background in conservation science. Remote camera science experience is an asset.
- Proven experience in community outreach and engagement.
- Strong communication and networking skills.
- Well-versed in conservation and land management topics in B.C.
- Passionate about conservation and keeping B.C. beautiful through improved monitoring of natural resources.
- Experience with grant writing and general fundraising is an asset.