Opportunity: Ottawa Bird Strategy Coordinator

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Position Title: Ottawa Bird Strategy Coordinator (1-2 days per week, Volunteer position) 
Organization Description: Safe Wings Ottawa is an initiative of the Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club to reduce bird mortality from window collisions through rescue, research and education. Our mission is to learn more about the extent of the problem in Ottawa, to raise awareness about the causes of window strikes, and to encourage solutions. We are run entirely by a team of dedicated volunteers who are passionate about protecting urban birds. 
Job Description: The Coordinator will lead the creation of an accessible and reader friendly bird strategy document to promote bird appreciation and conservation in the City of Ottawa. The strategy will recommend best practices for addressing threats to birds and ways of integrating bird friendly design into the city, serving as a reference for local officials, policy makers, developers and Ottawa residents alike. This project is inspired by efforts in other North American cities, such as Vancouver, which have already taken action to promote a bird friendly urban environment.
Safe Wings Ottawa is in search of a committed and enthusiastic volunteer to run the development of an Ottawa Bird Strategy. Funding has been secured, a working group established and a clear work plan with timelines written. It is estimated that the work required will take 1-2 days of work per week ending June 1, 2018. 
Skills and Experience: The ideal candidate will:
  • Have an understanding of how NGOs function
  • Have experience managing working groups, setting up meetings, and editing documents 
  • Have experience conveying scientific concepts to the public
    Salary: This is a volunteer position. However, there is a generous honorarium available to compensate the volunteer for their time. 
    To apply: If you are interested in joining Safe Wings Ottawa and running this initiative please contact sarah@safewings.ca

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