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Neighbourhood Bird Program Assistant – British Columbia

Bird Studies Canada (BC) is looking for a community engagement assistant for a Neighbourhood Bird Program in the Fraser Estuary Important Bird and Biodiversity Area and based in the City of Delta, British Columbia. This position lasts for 16 weeks, beginning May 6th and ending on August 30th 2019.
The candidate will be required to work with Birds Studies Canada staff to; develop a set of spatial criteria by which to identify neighbourhoods in Delta that offer quality birding opportunities, develop a strategy to engage neighbourhood members in free bird walks in their communities, develop educational messaging to be shared during bird walks, and assist Bird Studies Canada staff in leading free bird walks in the selected neighbourhoods.

The successful applicant will also be required to enter data from citizen science volunteers programs such as the Coastal Waterbird Survey, Project FeederWatch and Project NestWatch. The successful applicant will also be required to work with Neighbourhood Bird Walk Participants to teach them how to enter data through the online data portal eBird.

The following skills and experience are essential:
• Fluent in a second language other than French or English
• Able to identify common bird species found in Vancouver
• Experience working in a team environment
• Comfortable speaking in public
• Strong written and online communication skills
• Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
• Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment and
• Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

Additional asset skills:
• Experience leading bird or other nature tours
• Experience with survey techniques and data entry
• Valid driver’s license
• Valid First Aid Certification.

Salary: $1,662 – $2,216 per month, depending on total hours worked.

Deadline for applications: Sunday, April 14, 2019

To apply, please send a brief cover letter highlighting your field experience, as well as your resume, as a single file to James Casey at jcasey@bsc-eoc.org. Applications that fail to highlight relevant experience will not be considered further.

Bird Studies Canada welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities.
Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

While Bird Studies Canada thanks all applicants, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

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