Friends of Kootenay Lake Employment Opportunity

Friends of Kootenay Lake Employment Opportunity

Hello there,The Friends of Kootenay Lake is now accepting resumes for a Summer Student position.  The successful applicant will get a diverse experience working to promote stewardship on Kootenay Lake through citizen science and outreach/education initiatives. Please see  job posting below for details:

Deadline for submission is 6pm May 7th.

Title: Friends of Kootenay Lake – Summer Staff (1 placement available pending funding)

Terms of Employment: 35hours/week, 4 month contract

Wage: $16.65/hr including 11% MERCs

Application deadline: May 7th 6pm

Anticipated Start Date: May 12th, 2014 (can be flexible)

Location: Nelson, British Columbia

Job Description:

The Friends of Kootenay Lake have a vision for a productive and healthy Kootenay Lake ecosystem, with balanced land and water uses that support and sustain environmental, community, recreational, aboriginal, cultural, traditional and aesthetic values. The Friends of Kootenay Lake work to ensure that all interest groups concerned about Kootenay Lake have access to baseline information regarding the environmental, social and cultural resources associated with Kootenay Lake; are informed about management policies, regulations and guidelines applicable to Kootenay Lake – and any associated issues; and are aware of the opportunities to participate in stewardship and planning processes affecting Kootenay Lake.

Through collaboration of representatives of key community sectors, Friends of Kootenay Lake will serve as a resource for local stakeholders to exchange information regarding the management of Kootenay Lake and to facilitate current and future projects benefiting the health of Kootenay Lake.

The Friends of Kootenay Lake Summer Staff will carry out the following activities:

  • Promote Friends of Kootenay Lake initiatives and build membership at various community events;
  • Provide educational materials to community members through community outreach;
  • Conduct public outreach and education through various media (e.g., newspapers, radio, internet site, social media);
  • Organize and deliver workshops to provide information and solicit input;
  • Help improve website content
  • Assist with wildlife tree mapping project as well as Osprey nest and brood count surveys.
  • Conduct administrative duties, build membership, and raise funds for the program;
  • Support the development of relevant stewardship projects (e.g., water quality monitoring, control of invasive species, habitat restoration, etc).
  • Assist with various outreach/education activities

Skill Requirements:

EDUCATION: Currently enrolled in environmental sciences, environmental education or a related field.

EXPERIENCE: Preference will be given to candidates with documented experience in community engagement and outreach, facilitation, aquatic monitoring, aquatic management and/or grant application writing.

LANGUAGES: Candidates must have excellent oral and written English language skills.

WORK SETTING: Both outdoor and in office. Office space is not provided.

SPECIFIC SKILLS:  Candidates must:

  • Have a strong environmental conservation ethic
  • Have confident and outgoing interpersonal skills
  • Possess thorough and efficient research abilities
  • Be capable of completing assigned tasks on time and with minimal supervision
  • Be proficient with MS Office Suite programs (especially Excel and Word) and use of the Internet
  • Able to solve problems as they arise
  • Be comfortable with public speaking


  • Preference will be given to students enrolled in post-secondary schooling in environmental science, environmental studies, environmental resource management or a related program.
  • Must have vehicle and valid driver’s license

We thank all those that apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please apply via email to Claire de la Salle at