Burns Bog Conservation Society is a nonprofit registered Canadian charity dedicated to environmental conservation of Burns Bog along with other peatlands.
Burns Bog Conservation Society Job Opportunity
Education & Research Assistant
A great opportunity to spend time outdoors and educate youth about an important local ecosystem –Burns Bog
- Educate K-12 students about Burns Bog through field trips, in-class workshops, and other teaching opportunities
- Research & keep up to date on issues related to Burns Bog, the Delta Nature Reserve, and global peatlands
- Assist in updating Education Program content and developing new teacher resources based on current knowledge of Burns Bog and global peatlands, and best practices in outdoor education
- Attend community outreach events to recruit new volunteers and/or inform the public about Burns Bog
- Write articles & social media content, and speak publicly about Society programs, Burns Bog, and/or other related topics
- Participate in fundraising initiatives including grant applications, special events, and sponsorships
- Fluency in French
- Organized, good time management skills and able to meet deadlines
- Working knowledge of current BC K-12 curriculum and experience in lesson planning
- Experience and enthusiasm teaching and/or working with children
- Strong writing and communication skills with relevant experience
- Team player and ability to multitask
YOU ALSO HAVE:
- A positive attitude. Embrace the Society’s philosophy of “How Can I…?
- Love of teaching and working with kids
- A passion for the environment and working outside in all weather conditions
TO BE ELLIGIBLE YOU MUST…
- Have a degree in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science or a related field
- Be thirty years old or younger, and legally able to work in Canada
- Be currently registered for the ECO Canada EYC internship program
- Have a valid BC driver’s license and regular access to a vehicle
- Be willing to obtain a criminal record check
- 37.5 hours/week for 12 months (subject to funding)
- Regular office hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 8:30 – 5:00. Some evening and weekend work required.
- Preferred start time: September, 2017
Burns Bog Conservation Society promotes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunities for all qualified individuals regardless of age, race, colour, sex, religion, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, personal appearance, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status, matriculation, political affiliation, or genetic information.
* For international students and exchange students or recent immigrants, visitors, please note that you must be eligible of working in Canada with a proper visa/study permit (with working permission)/work permit/refugee status.