Job Posting: Ecoguardian at Race Rocks

This position has now been filled:

Victoria July 15/13

UWC Pearson College currently has an exciting, interesting and unconventional position to fill as part of its environmental stewardship and educational programming at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve.
If you:

  • Enjoy being immersed in, and observing nature.
  • Are self-motivated; like to work as part of a team and larger cause, but also independently for extended periods.
  • Enjoy working with your hands.
  • Enjoy Living a low footprint/ low consumption lifestyle.
  • Enjoy your own company but also occasional interactions with others.
  • Are trustworthy and values driven.
  • A bit of a techie/geek at heart.
  • Need something different and out of the ordinary.

Then this may be just the job for you.

Position Summary:

The Race Rocks Eco-guardian/ Resident Marine Scientist supports Pearson College’s commitments to conservation, research, education, outreach and sustainable best practices in the Race Rocks Ecological Reserve. As a college employee they are part of a team of teachers, scientists, volunteers and students dedicated to the fulfillment of these goals.

They also play an important part in the overall educational experience of the students at Pearson College Their primary functions are to maintain and operate the physical infrastructure and support systems on the island; monitor, document and report activities within the reserve, contribute to educational and research programs taking place in the reserve; and participate in the educational experience of students both at the college and on Race Rocks.  They play a key role in ensuring compliance with the College’s safety rules and procedures as they apply to the reserve.

Additionally they will be part of the outreach, promotion and delivery of the educational programming and experience for guests and visitors to the island.

To achieve these goals the Race Rocks Eco-guardian/ Resident Marine Scientist will work in close collaboration with the Director of operations, the Educational Director for as well as the Seafront Coordinator.

Major responsibilities:

  • Act as Eco-guardians of the Ecological Reserve on behalf of Pearson College.
  • Support the college’s activities, research and academic programming which take place at Race Rocks.
  • Support the college’s innovative initiatives in the areas of sustainability and education.
  • Data collection for the purposes of monitoring, resources management and research
  • Responsible for the safety and overall well being of visiting students and guests
  • Perform maintenance and repairs on a wide range of marine and related equipment and systems.
  • Responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the infrastructure and equipment on the island, with appreciation for the heritage structures already in place and their historical significance.
  • Maintain and regularly test the necessary safety equipment.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Operations

Skills/certifications required:

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks at the same time.
  • Mechanically inclined with ability to diagnose problems
  • Proven organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an effective communicator
  • Creativity, innovation, motivation, flexibility and leadership
  • Certification and/or experience in one or all of scuba diving, sailing and ocean kayaking.
  • Experienced in seamanship, navigation and boat handling skills; including operating vessels in challenging conditions
  • First-Aid certificate
  • VHF radio and marine vessel operator’s certification

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