Your Connection to Wildlife
As one of Canada’s largest not for profit leaders in wildlife conservation, research, and advocacy, we are seeking to fill the following position…
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Coordinator
Fixed-Term until March 31, 2024
Based in Ottawa, ON
Who we are
The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) is a national not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to ensuring an appreciation of our natural world and a lasting legacy of healthy wildlife and habitat. By spreading knowledge of human impacts on the environment, developing and delivering educational programs, conducting research, promoting the sustainable use of natural resources, and advocating for effective wildlife policy and regulation, CWF strives for a future in which Canada’s wildlife is conserved for generations to come.
Diversity is a fundamental part of our core values; we create every opportunity to become more inclusive. We encourage applications from qualified candidates from all diverse communities including, but not limited to, Indigenous persons, racially visible persons, people with disabilities, 2SLGBTQ+, and women in non-traditional roles.
The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Coordinator will aid in supporting CWF’s mission in fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment for program staff, volunteers, and participants across Canada. In support of the youth education programs WILD Outside and the Canadian Conservation Corps, the EDI Coordinator will play an integral role in developing and implementing initiatives that will encourage diversity, promote equity, and support psychological safety. This is a new role within the HR Department reporting to the Legal Director with opportunity to interact and collaborate with various teams as well as external consultants. Duties include participation on the Diversity Committee, providing input on policies and practices through the lens of EDI, recommend initiatives, provide training and supportive resources, and ensuring EDI deliverables are met on time.
The ideal candidate will have knowledge on how to best integrate EDI as part of the value system held by program management, staff, volunteers, and participants. Special focus will be on the awareness and training of accessibility, such as providing guidance on how to make experiential programming more accessible for diverse youth, youth at risk, and youth with disabilities as it pertains to WILD Outside and the Canadian Conservation Corps. More details about the programs can be found on our website and social medias: WildOutside.ca @wildoutside.ca and CanadianConservationCorps.ca @conservationcorpscan
The EDI Coordinator will report to the Legal Director and work directly with the HR Manager and Volunteer Coordinator. The work will involve frequent collaboration with the Director of Education and Education department managers, specialists, and Indigenous specialists.
Skills and Abilities
Why work with us?
APPLICATION DEADLINE: This position will be posted until filled.
ANTICIPATED START DATE: Mid-January 2023.
HOW TO APPLY: Cover letter and resume should be submitted. Only the candidates who meet the qualifications and experience for the position will be contacted for an interview. We thank you for your interest in the Canadian Wildlife Federation.
The Canadian Wildlife Federation embraces diversity and equal opportunity and we welcome applications from qualified candidates from all diverse communities. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, religion or any other status or classification protected by law.
Accommodation may be available upon request for candidates taking part in any aspect of the selection process. If you would like to request a specific accommodation because of a disability or a medical need, please advise the Human Resources Department when you are selected to participate in the recruitment process.