WWF-Canada is a national conservation organization with an instantly recognizable brand and hundreds of thousands of supporters as well as Indigenous, academic, community and corporate partners from all regions of the country. As part of a global network, we have a half century history of fighting to strengthen and protect Canadian nature. Our vision is: A Canada with abundant wildlife, where nature and people thrive.
With our ambitious new 10-year strategic plan WWF-Canada commits fearlessly and determinedly to protect and conserve Canada’s nature and wildlife and the people that draw meaning and life from it. The global nature crisis, playing out at an unprecedented rate and intensified by the climate crisis, demand it. Our strategic approach includes:
WWF-Canada has a long history of conservation success in Canada, none of which would have been possible without Indigenous and local communities, all orders of government, corporate, donor, academic and research institutions support. In the Arctic, our work with Inuit communities along with scientific analysis allowed us to define “The Last Ice Area”, an ecologically rich and culturally significant region in the eastern Arctic that scientists project sea ice will persist the longest in the face of a warming world. In 2019, The Qikiqtani Inuit Association, working with the governments of Canada and Nunavut, led the charge to make Tuvaijuittuq an interim Marine Protected Area with an impact benefit agreement that delivers on their promise of a conservation economy. This will ensure that communities will benefit culturally and economically from protecting this marine area, a significant part of the Last Ice Area.
The Associate Specialist, Arctic Ecosystems is a highly motivated individual that supports WWF-Canada's partnership building in the North towards community-led conservation of terrestrial and marine habitats. The conservation of Arctic habitats and wildlife is a key aspect of WWF-Canada's Strategic Plan, targeted to deliver by 2030.
The incumbent will play a part in the organizational efforts to promote community conservation priorities, advocate the creation of resilient protected areas, reduce impacts of industrial development on wildlife populations, increase collective knowledge of the threats that face Arctic ecosystems, and prioritize opportunities to invest in successful conservation efforts. This role will play an integral part with the conservation team as we successfully implement WWF-Canada’s Arctic Species Conservation Fund, to ensure an impactful granting process with positive conservation outcomes.
This role is a blend of partnership, organizational, and technical expertise to assist the Senior Specialist, Arctic Species and Ecosystems and the Resilient Habitats team in conservation planning with Northern partners, including communities, industry, academia and governments. Travel will be required less than 20% of the time for this position.
What We Are Looking For
This is a full-time permanent position that will require safe travel in Canada. Note that safe travel will be determined by following the guidelines of Federal, Territorial and Provincial governments and following consultation with Indigenous communities.
Deadline to Apply:
Please ensure that your application is received on or before April 9,2021 at 5pm EST.
Commitment to Diversity and Accessibility
WWF-Canada is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity in the workplace and encourage applications from all qualified candidates including women, members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and aboriginal peoples.
WWF-Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, please advise the Human Resources Representative in a timely fashion of any accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.
We thank all applicants for their interest in joining WWF-Canada. Given the volume of applications received, we request that you do not follow up your application with a phone call or email. We will contact only those candidates selected for interviews and thank you for your understanding.
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