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Temporary Full Time Contract Position

The Landscape Science and Conservation team at Birds Canada is hiring a support for the Key Biodiversity Areas (KBA) Program, beginning in June 2022.


The Environmental Program Coordinator will carry out tasks in relation to the transition of the Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA) Program to the KBA Program. This will be a remote position, so a computer, internet access, and home office set-up is required.


Candidates should be in the process of completing, or have already completed, a B.Sc. in biology, ecology, GIS or an equivalent related program.


  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Good time management and prioritization skills
  • Good communication skills (written and verbal)
  • The ability to self-motivate, as well as work in a team environment
  • Background in biology, ecology, environmental studies, or GIS
  • Some volunteer and public outreach experience



  • Basic GIS skills
  • Experience in project planning and execution
  • Willingness to learn new programs, and an interest in conservation



The successful candidate will be responsible for (but not limited to):

  • Gathering, organization, and tracking of stakeholder and rights holder information for potential KBAs across Canada
  • Coordinate with external partners to carry out outreach to stakeholders and rights holders to spread awareness of KBAs, and get input for sites about species, threats, and site boundaries
  • Assist in the completion of nomination forms for KBAs to be submitted to BirdLife International



  • Assist in creation of a webinar educating people about KBAs
  • Developing social media content for KBAs in Canada
  • Join team meetings weekly, and 1:1 meetings with supervisor (KBA Coordinator)


SALARY: $17.50/hour (40 hours/week)

APPLICATION DEADLINE:             May 31, 2022 (11:59pm)

ANTICIPATED START DATE:         June 13, 2022

NOTE: We welcome applications from all candidates with the required qualifications and skills to apply to the position(s). However, please note that preference will be given to those who meet Canada Summer Jobs’ eligibility criteria*. Position is anticipated to be for 16 weeks’ duration. Candidates might be required to work some (not many) irregular hours.


TO APPLY: send a short, one-page cover letter, resume, and two reference contacts in a single PDF to Amanda Bichel ( In your cover letter and resume, please highlight qualifications and skills. In addition, please indicate if you meet the Canada Summer Jobs’ eligibility criteria* in your cover letter or email. While Birds Canada welcomes all applications, only those applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

COVID-19 STATEMENT: Birds Canada adheres to all provincial and regional COVID-19 guidelines, which may impact the duties and responsibilities of this position. Additionally, all staff entering Birds Canada workplaces are required to have proof of vaccination.

Birds Canada is committed to improving levels of diversity among its volunteer membership, staff, and board to reflect the diversity of Canada. In an effort to do so we are actively tracking and seeking to improve our ability to reach all candidates with our job advertisements. Applicants belonging to racialized groups; who identify as Indigenous, LGBTQ+; or who have differing abilities are therefore invited to self-identify in their cover letter.

* To be eligible for Canada’s Summer Jobs and similar funding programs, applicants must be:

  • Between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada (which means you must have a valid Social Insurance Number)
A Boreal Landscape in Etamomiou River, Quebec : River rapids are in the foreground with a forest of tall thin spruce trees in the distance
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