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Job Title: Citizen Science and Outreach Summer Student

Application Deadline: May 23th, 2017

Potential Start Date: June 11th, 2017

Status: Full-time temporary (8 weeks, 30 hours per week)

Rate of Pay: $15/hour

Location: Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Reporting to: Partnership and Science Manager

The Invasive Species Centre (ISC) is a not-for-profit organization established to prevent the spread of invasive species that harm Canada by connecting with stakeholders to catalyze invasive species management and communicate policy and science knowledge.

We are recruiting a quality-focused, collegial individual with solid communication skills to fill the position of Citizen Science and Outreach Summer Student. If you are passionate about raising awareness and engaging the public to protect the health of our ecosystems, meet the qualifications below, and enjoy working as a part of an upbeat team, please follow the application instructions at the end of this posting.

Job Summary: The Citizen Science and Outreach Summer Student will assist ISC Staff to coordinate training workshops, on-the-ground invasive species management activities and other events. In addition, the student will assist in the development of science-based content to inform outreach messaging.


Principal Accountabilities:


·         Supporting outreach activities for various ISC projects including the EDRR Citizen Science Network, Asian Carp Canada, and Forest Invasives;

·         Assisting in outreach event organization and implementation;

·         Attending boothing events throughout the Sault Ste. Marie – Algoma area to spread awareness of invasive species;

·         Conducting active outreach with community groups to engage in invasive species education;

·         Maintaining inventory of outreach and marketing materials for summer and fall events;

·         Communicating with a wide range of stakeholders, partners, volunteers, and the public;

·         Training and assist volunteers in identification, reporting, tracking, and controlling invasive species;

·         Reviewing news and scientific articles that pertain to invasive species to understand latest developments and to distribute to stakeholders;

·         Developing science-based content for social media and digital outreach initiatives;

·         Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidate should be engaged in an academic study focusing on natural science and/or environmental science

Minimum Competencies:

         The successful candidate will demonstrate computer proficiency, experience with Microsoft Office software, and possession of a valid Ontario driver’s license.

         The candidate will have knowledge of invasive species issues, strong interpersonal skills, and an interest in communicating with the public through active outreach

         The candidate must demonstrate a high standard of excellence with their work processes and outcomes, speak and write clearly and accurately, be helpful and team oriented, be on time and manage time well, and be receptive to feedback.

Preferred Qualifications:

·         Job experience in conducting public outreach or education, especially related to science-based content

·         Additional experience or certifications in communications, marketing, or graphic design would be considered an asset.

Other Requirements:


Candidate must be between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment, registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year, intends to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year, is a student in a secondary, post-secondary, CEGEP (Quebec only), vocational or technical program; is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.


Please submit one document with cover letter, resume, and application form, which includes your education and work experience history to:

Paula Beemer, Executive Assistant

Invasive Species Centre, 1219 Queen Street East, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 2E5

Email: info@invasivespeciescentre.ca

No telephone calls please. Only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

The Invasive Species Centre is an equal opportunity and accessible employer.
The Invasive Species Centre will provide accommodation for candidates with disabilities during the recruitment process, upon request.