Ecosystem Preservation and Restoration Board Member Specialist Help Safeguard Saskatoon’s Greenspaces

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Date Posted January 3, 2024
Expiry Date of Posting Ongoing
Organization Name Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc.
Contact Name Julia Adamson
Mailing Address 210 Appleby Court
City Saskatoon
Postal Code S7M 4B2
Phone Number 3063805368
Fax Number
Email Address friendsafforestation@gmail.com
Web Site https://stbarbebaker.wordpress.com/
Position Title Ecosystem Preservation and Restoration Board Member Specialist Help Safeguard Saskatoon’s Greenspaces
Job Description

Support environmental conservation at a non-profit environmental charity advocating for Richard St. Barbe Baker Park & George Genereux Park in Saskatoon. As Ecosystem Preservation and Restoration Board Member Specialist you will help liason community partners for the ecosystem preservation and restoration of Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area We meet virtually the second Thursday of the month in meetings. There may be further opportunity for place based engagement

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Organization: Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. Volunteer Job Type: Casual,

Responsibilities:

Strategic Planning: Contribute to the development and implementation of strategic plans for the preservation and restoration of ecosystems within the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas.

Ecological Assessment: Conduct thorough assessments of the current state of ecosystems, identifying areas for preservation and restoration efforts.

Collaboration: Work closely with other board members, environmentalists, and community stakeholders to foster collaborative efforts in ecosystem preservation and restoration.

Policy Advocacy: Advocate for policies that support and enhance ecosystem preservation and restoration initiatives at local, regional, and national levels.

Educational Outreach: Develop and implement educational programs to raise awareness about the importance of ecosystem preservation and restoration within the community.

Grant and Fundraising: Assist in securing funding through grants, donations, and partnerships to support ecosystem preservation and restoration projects.

Monitoring and Evaluation: Establish monitoring mechanisms to track the progress and impact of preservation and restoration activities, making data-driven decisions.

Community Engagement: Engage with the local community to involve residents in hands-on restoration efforts and foster a sense of environmental stewardship.

Project Management: Oversee and manage specific ecosystem restoration projects, ensuring they align with the organization’s goals and objectives.

Networking: Build and maintain relationships with relevant organizations, agencies, and experts in the field of ecosystem preservation and restoration.

Benefits to the Volunteer:

Impactful Contribution: Make a meaningful difference by actively participating in initiatives that preserve and restore ecosystems, leaving a lasting impact on the environment.

Professional Development: Enhance expertise in ecosystem management, restoration techniques, and environmental advocacy, contributing to personal and professional growth.

Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded individuals, environmental experts, and organizations, expanding the volunteer’s professional network within the environmental sector.

Leadership Experience: Develop and showcase leadership skills by taking a significant role in guiding the organization’s strategies for ecosystem preservation and restoration.

Fulfillment: Experience personal satisfaction by contributing to the overall health and resilience of natural ecosystems, promoting biodiversity and sustainability.

Learning Opportunities: Stay informed about the latest trends, research, and best practices in the field of ecology and ecosystem management.

Community Recognition: Gain recognition within the community for being an advocate and champion for ecosystem preservation and restoration, enhancing personal and professional reputation.

Environmental Advocacy: Play a crucial role in advocating for policies that support environmental conservation and restoration, contributing to broader environmental advocacy efforts.

Team Collaboration: Work collaboratively with a diverse and passionate team, fostering a sense of camaraderie and shared commitment to environmental preservation.

Personal Fulfillment: Experience personal fulfillment by aligning values with actions, contributing to the long-term health and sustainability of natural ecosystems for future generations.
Qualifications:

Educational Background: Working towards, or achieved a degree in Ecology, Environmental Science, Conservation Biology, or a related field. Advanced degrees (Masters or Ph.D.) are highly desirable.

Professional Experience: Substantial experience (at least 5 years preferable) in the field of ecosystem preservation and restoration, with a proven track record of successful projects and initiatives.

Knowledge of Local Ecosystems: In-depth understanding of the local ecosystems, flora, and fauna within the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas, including knowledge of native and invasive species.

Policy and Advocacy Skills: Familiarity with environmental policies and regulations at local, regional, and national levels. Experience in advocating for policies that support ecosystem preservation and restoration.

Project Management: Proven ability to bring on board site managers, and oversee and manage ecosystem restoration projects from conception to completion, providing advice on budget management and evaluation.

Community Engagement: Demonstrated experience in engaging and collaborating with diverse communities, stakeholders, and volunteers in environmental projects.

Grant Writing and Fundraising: Experience in securing funding through grant writing, donation campaigns, and establishing partnerships to support ecosystem preservation and restoration initiatives.

Strategic Planning: Ability to contribute to the development and execution of strategic plans for the long-term preservation and restoration of ecosystems.

Networking: Established network within the environmental sector, including relationships with relevant organizations, agencies, and experts.

Communication Skills: Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to convey complex ecological concepts to diverse audiences. Experience in educational outreach is a plus.

Leadership Qualities: Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to inspire and motivate a team of volunteers toward common environmental goals.

Analytical Skills: Strong analytical skills for conducting ecological assessments, interpreting data, and making informed decisions for ecosystem preservation and restoration.

Passion for Conservation: A genuine passion for environmental conservation, biodiversity, and sustainable ecosystem management.

Adaptability: Ability to adapt to changing circumstances, unforeseen challenges, and evolving priorities in the dynamic field of ecosystem preservation and restoration.

Time Commitment: Availability to dedicate sufficient time to board meetings, project planning, and other responsibilities associated with the role.

Computer Proficiency: Proficient in the use of technology and software relevant to project management, data analysis, and communication.

Team Player: Collaborative spirit and the ability to work effectively within a diverse team environment.

Commitment to the Mission: Alignment with the mission and values of Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas, with a deep commitment to the preservation and restoration of natural ecosystems.

Creativity: Innovative thinking and a creative approach to problem-solving in the context of ecosystem preservation and restoration.

Professional Integrity: High ethical standards and a commitment to promoting sustainable and ethical practices in all aspects of environmental conservation.

About Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc.: We are a non-profit environmental charity dedicated to protecting and enhancing the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area and George Genereux Urban Regional Park in Saskatoon. Through tours, webinars, educational events, restoration initiatives, and advocacy, we promote environmental stewardship and engage the community in preserving these precious greenspaces. Help us in our mission to make a difference! http://friendsareas.ca/ https://stbarbebaker.wordpress.com/

Skills Required Educational Background: Working towards, or achieved a degree in Ecology, Environmental Science, Conservation Biology, or a related field. Advanced degrees (Masters or Ph.D.) are highly desirable. Professional Experience: Substantial experience (at least 5 years preferable) in the field of ecosystem preservation and restoration, with a proven track record of successful projects and initiatives.
Benefits to Volunteer Benefits to the Volunteer: Impactful Contribution: Make a meaningful difference by actively participating in initiatives that preserve and restore ecosystems, leaving a lasting impact on the environment. Professional Development: Enhance expertise in ecosystem management, restoration techniques, and environmental advocacy, contributing to personal and professional growth. Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded individuals, environmental experts, and organizations, expanding the volunteer's professional network within the environmental sector. Leadership Experience: Develop and showcase leadership skills by taking a significant role in guiding the organization's strategies for ecosystem preservation and restoration. Fulfillment: Experience personal satisfaction by contributing to the overall health and resilience of natural ecosystems, promoting biodiversity and sustainability. Learning Opportunities: Stay informed about the latest trends, research, and best practices in the field of ecology and ecosystem management. Community Recognition: Gain recognition within the community for being an advocate and champion for ecosystem preservation and restoration, enhancing personal and professional reputation. Environmental Advocacy: Play a crucial role in advocating for policies that support environmental conservation and restoration, contributing to broader environmental advocacy efforts. Team Collaboration: Work collaboratively with a diverse and passionate team, fostering a sense of camaraderie and shared commitment to environmental preservation. Personal Fulfillment: Experience personal fulfillment by aligning values with actions, contributing to the long-term health and sustainability of natural ecosystems for future generations.
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