Education and Outreach - Outreach Coordinator
(Photo Credit: Paul Steeves)
Purpose of Position
The vision of Wildlife Rescue Association of British Columbia is to continually improve the welfare of urban wildlife. Our mission is to provide leadership in rehabilitating wildlife and in promoting the welfare of wild animals in the urban environment.
We run a Wildlife Hospital located on a single site at the edge of Burnaby Lake. In 2017, we treated over 4,500 wild birds and small mammals. We also provide education and outreach services. Our Business Operations department plans, coordinates and oversees all our programs, including development, fundraising, communications and marketing, and volunteering.
We have 200 active volunteers, participating in a range of positions both on and off site. We are currently seeking a volunteer to organize our wildlife education materials and create an inventory of those materials.
We are looking for someone who has:
- Minimum age of 18;
- Minimum commitment of 100 hours;
- Demonstrated fluency in speaking, reading and writing English;
- Demonstrated experience in organizing events or meetings;
- Great communication skills and enjoys connecting with the public;
- Experience with wildlife educations programs is an asset; and
- Can work independently.
Scope of Accountability
The Outreach Coordinator is accountable to the Programs Director for organizing the outreach events, communicating with events coordinators, scheduling outreach volunteers, communicating with outreach volunteers and maintaining the inventory of outreach materials.
Priorities and Expectations
The Outreach Coordinator is expected to ensure the highest standards of practice are achieved and maintained in accordance with the mission, vision and values of WRA, and to ensure adherence to all policies and legal requirements.
- Communicating with event coordinators;
- Communicating with outreach volunteers;
- Scheduling outreach volunteers for each events and providing the necessary information;
- Evaluate outreach events with the volunteers;
- Keeping track of the outreach materials and inventory.
Approximately 2 hours a week on a consistent weekly basis, with a minimum commitment of 100 hours. Most of the work can be done off-site with regular check-ins and communication with the Programs Director.
Recognition & Benefits
Upon successful completion of the minimum commitment and at the volunteer’s request, the Human Resources Director will provide references. We will discuss your specific motivations and learning objectives, and keep those in mind throughout your engagement. You will have the opportunity to:
- make a difference for wildlife;
- contribute to the development and efficient running of our organization and its Education and Outreach Program;
- learn about education on urban wildlife;
- use and build on your knowledge, skills and experience; and
- meet and work with new people.