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Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Town/City Calgary
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 21/09/2022
Company Name Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo
Contact Name Human Resources
Fax 403.695.3807
Email hr@calgaryzoo.com
Website Further Details / Applications
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Take the next step in your career by joining the team at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo and grow your experience in Conservation Research at a globally recognized conservation organization!  The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo is seeking a full-time permanent Global Conservation Translocation Advisor to join our team.  The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting the Senior Manager, Conservation Translocations (CT) and Director of the Wilder Institute’s Conservation & Science team in developing transformational growth of conservation internationally.  Specifically, the Advisor will focus on supporting methods that aim to improve recovery outcomes for species classified as “Extinct in the Wild” or highly threatened taxa globally.  In addition, you will assist in increasing global support through communications, coordination, and advice regarding needs and opportunities of the global IUCN SSC Conservation Translocation Specialist Group (CTSG).   

You can find more information on the Wilder Institute site.   

Our Mission |?Take and inspire action to sustain wildlife and wild places 

Our Values |?Effective collaboration and communication, honesty and integrity, customer focus, safety, and conservation 

What you will do: 

  • Coordinate, assess, and facilitate global requests via CTSG for assistance on Conservation Translocations 
  • Respond to various requests from CTSG global network in line with IUCN SSC CTSG Chair’s direction 
  • Increase our visibility and coordinate Wilder Institute / Calgary Zoo’s role as the IUCN CTSG Global Secretariat by: leveraging our relationships with CTSG members to promote the Secretariat’s role via their respective networks and work with Communications team to identify opportunities to communicate this role on Wilder Institute channels and expanding CTSG website content 
  • Establish a process to yield evidence that our guidance on Conservation Translocations has been critical in improving the projected fate of endangered species populations 
  • Build a matrix of CT relevant conferences, assessing their strategic value, potential speakers, and dates, annually 
  • Conduct monthly literature searches and publish a monthly literature digest for dissemination globally 
  • Liaise with the IUCN ‘Extinct in the Wild’ taskforce group and help set up and facilitate meetings, take meeting notes, and other tasks as needed 
  • Develop a list of organizations and individuals whose work would support/leverage ‘Extinct in the Wild’ recovery initiatives 
  • Assist with other departmental needs associated with conservation translocation science as needed including programs that may include aspects of the community conservation portfolio 
  • Other tasks as required 
  • May work with/supervise volunteers 

What you will bring: 

  • MSc in Ecology, Biology, or a related field is required  
  • 5+ years of experience in conservation biology or related field 
  • Experience with biological field work 
  • Experience with publishing peer-reviewed scientific papers 
  • Attention to detail, as accurate and precise data collection and entry is essential 
  • Class 5 Driver’s License  
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Experience with international collaborations/communications/co-ordination 

Working Conditions: 

  • Extensive office work involving long periods of sitting at computer work stations  
  • May experience field conditions, working long, irregular hours in inclement weather 
  • May be required to perform occasional field work which may involve hazards such as dangerous animals, insects, exposure to wildlife diseases, sunburn or frostbite and working with field equipment such as trucks, ATVs, and heavy lifting of equipment 

The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo is an outdoor facility and all staff must be comfortable working in a large variety of outdoor conditions. The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo follows the advice of Environment Canada when responding to temperature and air quality issues. 

The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo will be a no smoking environment including vaping as of January 1, 2023. 
What We Offer: 

  • A chance to make a direct impact on the conservation of a variety of species 
  • Competitive compensation  
  • Flexible benefits plan, including a health spending account  
  • Employer matching RRSP  
  • Discounts on food, beverage, and merchandise 
  • A fun, rewarding work environment and the opportunity to work in a park full of animals from around the world  

Are you ready to join one of Canada’s leaders in wildlife conservation? 

If this position suits your skills, experience and personal attributes, we want to talk to you. 

Apply by doing the following:  

Step 1: Watch this?video?about the conservation work being done at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo (http://youtube.com/watch?v=8J1VH1MBXm0)? 

Step 2: Submit a cover letter and resume via our online application form.   

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada. 
If this position is a fit for you, we encourage you to apply with a resume and cover letter no later than?September 21, 2022 @ 4:00pm MST.? 

The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo strives to?cultivate a workplace?in which?everyone feels welcome and empowered to bring their authentic selves?to work. As a conservation organization,?we?respect and value the diversity of all life?and come together as individuals and teammates to achieve the organization’s mission and vision. We?recognize the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion,?and work to advance our culture to ensure diverse viewpoints are heard and everyone has an equitable chance to succeed and thrive. 
All candidates are thanked for their applications and advised that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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