SUMMER EMPLOYMENT 2024: Community Engagement Assistant – Fredericton, NB

  • Location: Fredericton, NB
  • Deadline: February 14, 2024

Taking care of our environment has never been more important than it is today. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is looking for a Community Engagement Assistant to join a team committed to protecting our most important natural areas and the plants and animals they sustain 

NCC is the nation’s leading not-for-profit, private land conservation organization, working to protect our most important natural areas and the species they sustain. Since 1962 NCC and its supporters have protected 15 million hectares (more than 35 million acres) of ecologically significant land across Canada. NCC takes a collaborative, science-based approach to achieve conservation success for the sake of nature and Canadians. With a national office in Toronto and seven regional offices across the country, NCC delivers results you can walk on. 

Purpose and General Description: 

Are you passionate about conserving some of Atlantic Canada’s most important natural spaces? Do you want to have a positive, lasting impact on nature? Are you looking for a well-rounded position to kick-start your conservation career with hands-on experience? We want to hear from you! 

The community engagement assistant will assist with the administration, coordination and delivery of volunteer and community engagement events on or near NCC nature reserves. The position is a great opportunity for the successful candidate to apply classroom learning to practical hands-on work.  

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Assist with coordination of the Atlantic Regional Conservation Volunteer program.  
  • Work with colleagues to compile and organize event products and data in all regional NCC databases including event summaries, scrapbooks, participants packages, survey results and key performance indicators etc. 
  • Play a lead role in organizing in-person and virtual events. 
  • Assist with administration of Healthy Coasts NB project stewardship actions or events including event preparation, promotion, managing registrant lists, and updating databases. 
  • Work with communications to develop materials and use social and traditional media to promote select Healthy Coast NB events. 
  • Attend, take notes and help compile community meeting information. Opportunity to present.  
  • Update internal staff and external website pages for region related to the Volunteer Program, outreach, and community engagement. 
  • Mail out new property steward welcome packages. 
  • Help develop community engagement resources and training for staff as needed.   
  • Join field interns in on-site work as needed. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 


Required Skills and Attributes: 

This posting is targeted to individuals possessing the following skills and traits:  

  • University or College degree preferred with a demonstrated interest in nature, conservation, volunteerism and community; 
  • Bilingual in English/French is required; 
  • Ability to work independently and as a team, be self-motivated, display superior time management skills, have attention to detail, and the ability to meet deadlines; 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including ability to interact with the public to convey a conservation message, and comfortable speaking to groups as well as the media, familiarity with social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc).; 
  • Experience coordinating and hosting events;  
  • Familiarity with common computer software (Microsoft Office Suite, graphics programs);  
  • Education in social sciences considered an asset; 
  • Training in Conservation Standards / Healthy Country Planning considered an asset; 
  • Training or experience in volunteer management considered an asset; 
  • GIS skills considered an asset; 
  • Valid Driver’s License, and able to rent a car (must be at least 21 years of age to rent). 


Terms of Employment: 

  • Subject to funding, this is a 16 week position from May 6 until August 23, 2024. 
  • Compensation: $19.00/hour; 
  • Position may be based in Fredericton New Brunswick, with travel throughout the province, with a small number of overnights and some weekend work. Travel expenses will be reimbursed. Possibility of remote work within the province. 
  • Positions will include “office work” that may be completed in a work from home setting.  
  • Some position funding may require the candidate to have been attending university or college and returning to school in the fall. Some funding may require the candidate be aged 30 or under. 


How To Apply: 

NCC is an equal opportunity employer. If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your application through our Internship Program page in our Career Centre 


Application Deadline:  

March 14, 2024, 11:59pm EST, 9:59pm Mountain Time, 8:59pm Pacific Time, 10:50pm CST, 00:59 am +1 AST  


NCC hires based on merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We strive for bold conservation achievements in which equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) are the norm. We welcome applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. NCC implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated groups to self-identify. 

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. For a confidential inquiry, contact us by email at to make any required arrangements. If you have questions regarding accessible employment at NCC, please email us at