Specialist, Arctic Species and Ecosystems
- Build and maintain good working relationships with key partner organizations and agencies particularly the Northwest Territories and the Kitikmeot region of Nunavut.
- Convene and organize meetings between WWF staff and northern stakeholders.
Initiate New Projects
- Lead the implementation of new community-based projects to achieve conservation objectives, as opportunities arise in consultation with community stakeholders.
- Oversee small to medium sized project budgets and prepare project reports to funders.
- Participate in the development of new project concepts and work planning activities.
- Participate in the development of WWF-Canada’s responses and positions pertaining to Arctic conservation issues by contributing scientific expertise, traditional knowledge and local perspectives.
- Analyze policy decisions from territorial and federal governments related to conservation planning.
- Maintain links with scientific, conservation and governmental bodies on issues related to Arctic conservation to ensure synergies and partnerships where appropriate.
- Engage with communities and agencies that provide local and traditional knowledge relevant to Arctic conservation and management.
- Remain abreast of developments relating to scientific and traditional knowledge related to Arctic conservation and management, and shares this information with colleagues.
- In consultation with communications staff, contribute to communications such as blogs, fact sheets, web texts, press releases, reports, etc.
- Represent WWF-Canada at meetings, conferences, workshops, and similar activities when requested.
Environmental Impact Assessments
- Lead WWF’s engagement in environmental impact assessments for identified resource development projects within the western Canadian Arctic, including the development of technical submission and attendance and presentation at public hearings.
What We Are Looking For:
- Graduate degree in Wildlife Biology, Environmental Science, Resource Management or a suitable alternative, combined with at least 5 years of relevant experience.
- Previous experience designing and delivering community-based conservation projects, preferably in the Canadian Arctic.
- Familiarity with caribou conservation planning concepts.
- Knowledge of and experience with Indigenous governmental agencies and decision making structures in the Western Arctic.
- Experience developing and implementing management plans for wildlife.
- Proven ability to manage projects and oversee budgets, including coordinating project team members
- Proven experience of effective collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams as well as with multi-stakeholder groups, nationally and regionally.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to work independently with a distributed team across Canada
How to apply:
- Are you legally eligible to work in Canada?
- This role is ideally based out the successful candidate’s Yellowknife home office or our Inuvik office. Is there anything that will prevent you from either arrangement?
- This role will require field work which may occasionally be under difficult Arctic conditions. Please acknowledge your understanding of this requirement.
- What are your annual salary expectations?
- How flexible are your salary expectations?
- Where did you hear about this position?
Deadline to Apply
Please ensure that your application is received on or before March 23, 2018, 5pm EST; however, please note that this position may be filled prior to the deadline if a suitable candidate has been identified.