Join our Team: Contract Posting

This is a contract position that will provide project coordination, material development and
evaluation services for NKBC’s salmon programming for the duration of the project in 2021.

Position type: Contract (March 1, 2021-October 31, 2021) Salmon Project Lead – Position Description
Hours: 50 hours at $50/hour
Location: Remote from anywhere in BC
Reports to: Executive Director

NatureKids BC (NKBC) is a registered charity that helps children (aged 5-12) and their families, get outdoors to explore, play, learn about and take action for nature. We do this through a provincial network of nature clubs. Together with our volunteer club leaders, nature mentors, and donors, we share the vision of building a healthy and sustainable future for our world by engaging every child and their family in the diversity, complexity and wonder of nature.

NKBC’s main program delivery is in the form of Explorer Days, outdoor field trips organized and run by our volunteer leaders and often supported by Nature Mentors, or topic experts. They take place in local greenspaces and parks in the communities where clubs are located. Clubs usually run at least one stewardship focused Explorer Day per year, and NKBC annually selects a citizen science project as well. In addition to Explorer Days, NKBC also: produces NatureWILD, a quarterly full colour magazine; delivers an awards program; offers monthly virtual programming and builds community through a variety of communications and in-person events.

NatureKids BC annually selects a program focus and creates a toolkit, resources and training for our community to engage with the topic. In 2021 we are focusing on salmon. It will be a multifaceted program that will include the following elements:

  1. Virtual event programming
  2. In-person event programming
  3. NatureWILD magazine (SalmonWILD) update and reprint
  4. Toolkit and resource creation
  5. Citizen Science Project

This is a contract position that will provide project coordination, material development and evaluation services for NKBC’s salmon programming for the duration of the project in 2021.

Scope of work includes but is not limited to:

  • Network and develop partnerships with salmonid community
  • Research and assemble salmonid resources
  • Package the resources into a toolkit directed at volunteer leaders
  • Plan and deliver training webinar for volunteer leaders on the toolkit so they can deliver programming to their clubs
  • Support the volunteer nature club leaders to put on salmon Explorer days, help deliver these in your region and help source nature mentors in the other regions
  • Deliver a virtual Explorer Day on salmon for our community
  • Plan (with staff assistance) an in-person Explorer Day event in the lower mainland with community partners potentially in Fall 2021 around World River’s Day (Sept 27) & World Salmon Day (Oct 8); Covid-19 guidelines permitting
  • Develop a simple citizen science project; data collection event for clubs; determine what materials they will need to complete the data collection; design data collection sheets for clubs
  • Work with the NKBC team on promoting the project externally and internally
  • Plan and implement participant evaluation
  • Generate report and evaluate project for funders
  • Provide updates on project progress

Qualifications required and/or preferred:

  • Post-secondary education in biology, ecology, education or other relevant field; maybe working or studying in salmonid field
  • High degree of salmonid knowledge and expertise
  • Experience developing materials and resources for K-6
  • Event planning experience
  • Enjoy working with and teaching K-6 aged kids and their families
  • Highly organized and able to multitask
  • Self-motivated; takes initiative and can work independently with minimal supervision
  • Efficient and detail-oriented
  • High degree of professionalism and excellent including verbal and written communication skills
  • Shared values with NatureKids BC; love of nature

Location of work: Generally from the contractor’s home office. Contractors are responsible for providing a suitable and secure workplace as well as equipment (reliable computer, phone and internet) at their own expense. Some weekend offsite event work may be required depending on BC’s provincial Covid-19 restrictions and if in-person gatherings are allowed in the future.

Reporting relationship: This position reports directly to the Executive Director. In the absence of the Executive Director, the position reports to the Program Director.

Remuneration: $50 per hour (includes GST) for up to 50 hours. The contractor will provide bi-weekly reports on progress and hours spent. The position is dependent on funding availability.

To apply please send your CV and cover letter to christina@naturekidsbc.ca before March 15, 2021.


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