24-H40: Assistant, Environmental Outreach and Stewardship (Agricultural Extension)

Who are we?

Credit Valley Conservation is one of Ontario’s 36 conservation authorities dedicated to protecting, restoring and enhancing our local natural environment. We care for the Credit River, its streams and tributaries from the headwaters in Orangeville to the shores of Lake Ontario in Mississauga. We are scientists, engineers, researchers, educators, environmentalists, stewards, planners, foresters, recreation experts and much more. We create connections between people and nature, knowledge and action. We inspire appreciation for the role of nature in keeping people connected, healthy and happy. We’re leaders and explorers. We are professional and we’re inspired. We know our stuff, and we work every day to make a difference.

Who are you?

You want to be part of an organization with an environmental goal. You get up every day and go to work with purpose. You accept that you may not change the world, but you’ll try to make an impact in your corner. You like to partner with skilled people across many professions. It’s as natural for you think about the outdoors as it is to think out of the box. You’re passionate, responsible and approachable. You do what’s right, not just what’s easy. You care, and it shows.

Why work for us?

We offer competitive public sector pay. We’re members of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System - OMERS pension fund. We find time to have fun and celebrate successes. You’ll know your co-workers by name and will make fast friends. You’ll like being at work.

Summary of Functions

This position supports outreach and engagement activities that influence agricultural land management decisions to protect water sources, build the resilience of our natural systems to climate change and improve habitat for fish and wildlife. The position assists with targeted outreach activities, such as preparing materials for direct mail and telephone campaigns; assists with the development of communication and promotional materials; assists with the coordination and delivery of educational events and videos; conducts data entry, assists with file and contact management, and other administrative tasks.

Eligibility Requirements


  • Currently enrolled or has completed a college/university diploma or degree in agricultural science, environmental studies or science, ecology, geography or related field.


  • Knowledge of agricultural farming systems and the environmental impacts they can have on natural systems.
  • Good verbal and written communications skills with the ability to write about technical subjects for non-technical audiences.
  • Demonstrated organizational, administrative, and research skills.
  • Works well independently with good attention to detail.
  • Good interpersonal skills and comfortable engaging with farmers and a wide range of other stakeholders.
  • Physically able to do some manual lifting.
  • Strong computer skills: Word, Excel, Power Point, Access.
  • Knowledge of GIS.
  • Able to work some weekends and evenings.
  • A valid Class ‘G’ Ontario driver’s license is required.

This position may be partially funded by Canada Summer Jobs funding. To help us understand if you are eligible for a position funded by Canada Summer Jobs Funding, please indicate on your cover letter if you meet the CSJF criteria below.

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment*.
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment**; and,
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.
  • **International students are not eligible participants

While we use this information to determine if you meet the screening criteria, we are not hiring solely on this and may consider candidates for the position that do not meet the eligibility criteria.

Summary of Major Tasks

Program Development and Support

  • Participate in program planning, development, and administration.
  • Track program metrics, enter data, and conduct analysis.
  • Organize and maintain program documents, files, photos, and materials.
  • Assist with preparation of external funding applications and proposals.
  • Assist with the development and delivery of targeted outreach campaigns.

Outreach and Education

  • Assist with the promotion of incentive programs.
  • Assist with planning, coordinating, and delivering educational workshops and events.
  • Assist with the planning and production of educational videos.
  • Advance farmland stewardship projects by assisting with preparing CVC grant applications.
  • Conduct research and develop online and print educational materials and tools for farmland best management practices.
  • Assist with special events such as appreciation events farm tours.

Marketing and Communications

  • Prepare copy for communications materials such as newsletters, website, and social media.
  • Contribute to preparing correspondence, project reports and briefing notes.
  • Conduct scripted telephone landowner surveys.

Additional Information

  • 35 hours per week
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