Job Posting: Coordinator – PEI Invasive Species Council  

JOB OPPORTUNITY 

Coordinator – PEI Invasive Species Council  

Organization: PEI Invasive Species Council, PEI Watershed Alliance Location: Prince Edward Island (may be homebased but will include some  travel/field work)

Duration: Fulltime, 42 weeks until March, 2022 (possibility of extension based on  funding)

Hours: 37.5/week

Salary: $21-$23/hour, based on experience

Start Date: May 31, 2021 (at the latest)

About Us: 

The PEI Invasive Species Council (PEIISC) is a non-profit group of individuals and  organizations focused on creating a framework for the management of invasive  species that threaten PEIs economic, environmental, and social health.

The PEI Watershed Alliance (PEIWA) is a non-profit cooperative association of  watershed management groups on Prince Edward Island with the overall goal of  improving and protecting the environmental quality of Prince Edward Island  watersheds, for the benefit of all Island residents.

Job Description & Responsibilities: 

This position will help build sustainable capacity for PEIISC and assist PEIWA in  carrying out important work that will move invasive species initiatives forward  and benefit rural and urban forests, species at risk, the health of PEI forests as  well as raise public knowledge and awareness on invasive species (IS).

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to coordinate local projects and  initiatives while working to prevent the spread and impact of invasive species resulting in a more resilient forested landscape.

Specific responsibilities include:  

  • Research and write strategic funding applications
  • Plan and coordinate the delivery of several projects from beginning to  end, including budget, finals reports, etc.
  • Track and report on project activities to PEIISC and PEIWA contact  person/persons. Provide project update/summary at board meetings • Supervise other PEIISC staff (if needed)
  • Plan and coordinate invasive species workshops/educational  opportunities and events related to PEI’s forested landscape
  • Increase collaboration with stakeholders through activities such as  organizing webinars, events, and meetings
  • Work with the PEIWA to provide educational opportunities to watershed  groups and Indigenous conservation groups, and develop demonstration  sites for IS removal
  • Develop best management practices for priority invasive species across  PEI, including the movement of soils and fill
  • Engage with the horticulture industry on invasive plants and promoting  native species
  • Explore opportunities to support the existing “Don’t Move Firewood”  initiative – movement of recreational firewood and raw logs/wood  products
  • Partner with municipalities and the Island Waste Management  Corporation (IWMC) on reducing the spread of invasive species • Build on existing Early Detection Rapid Response work
  • Work towards the standardization and consolidation of reporting,  tracking, data storage and mapping of invasive species on PEI
  • Support, coordinate and manage educational efforts of the PEIISC. Raise  awareness to motivate target audiences to prevent the spread of invasive  species in general and in our forested landscape. Develop educational  resources
  • Revitalize the PEI Spotters Network. Raise the awareness of invasive  species in the general public and encourage reporting activities
  • Continue to build a web and social media presence for PEIISC and increase  awareness of invasive species

Qualifications and Skills:  

  • Graduated from a recognized post-secondary institution with a minimum  of a 2-year diploma or degree in a field of study related to natural  resources/environmental sciences, or equivalent work experience
  • Understanding of environmental sciences related to invasive species and  their management as well as forest ecosystems
  • Knowledge of federal and provincial environmental legislation, regulatory  approaches, related to invasive species and forests
  • Ability to work with a variety of stakeholders (e.g., Indigenous partners,  municipalities, environmental non-profits, industry, volunteers etc.) and  have good conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent oral/written communication and interpersonal skills. Experience  applying for funding and grants is an asset
  • Strong computer and social media skills
  • Attention to detail and superior organizational skills
  • Creative problem solver, quick learner, ability to consider a variety of  viewpoints
  • High energy and passion for the organization’s mission
  • Curious and self-motivated with the ability to work independently or as  part of a team
  • Able to work occasional weekends and weekday evenings
  • Valid drivers license and access to a reliable vehicle

Benefits: 

  • Flexible work hours and the opportunity to work from home • Ability to work with a growing non-profit organization and help with the  success and direction of invasive species work on PEI
  • Work in the environmental sector improving the health of PEI forests and  ecosystems
  • Opportunity to work with many different organizations and agencies who  are devoted to improving PEI’s environmental health
  • Career development opportunities

To apply for the PEI Position: Send your cover letter and resume to the Prince  Edward Island Invasive Species Council c/o bhoar@greenthumbphoto.com no  later than May 10, 2021, with ‘Coordinator, PEIISC’ as the subject line.