Lake Stewardship student
Centre for Sustainable Watersheds - Perth, ON

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8 Week Student Position- $10.50/hour

Position Purpose
The successful applicant will contribute to the stewardship and Outreach work at CSW by
working to raise landowner awareness of water stewardship principles and environmental
impacts on the lakes within the area. Field work may focus on carrying out shoreline data
collection with subsequent creation of property stewardship reports based on the data
collected. Other activities will include attending community events, delivering educational
materials to landowners, conducting surveys and participation in shoreline naturalizations.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist in the delivery of stewardship, outreach and education based programming
  • Assist in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the program
  • Represent the project, the proponent and partners at local fairs, AGMs and other

environmental events

  • Assist in the distribution information packages and shoreline surveys to residents of our target lakes
  • Solicit information from residents, attendees of local events, etc. that may contribute to data

collection activities (surveys and evaluations)

  • Writing of individual property reports for each property surveyed using a template
  • Assist with communications functions for CSW as needed

Additional Responsibilities

  • Support other project components and staff as assigned by the management
  • Act as a spokesperson for the organization
  • Some local travel, evening and weekend work is required
  • Use of own vehicle required

Qualification Requirements


  • Some College or University, with preference given to those with a specialization in

Natural Resources Management, Communications, Environmental Studies/Science or


  • None required, however preference will be given to those with some experience in the

conservation and/or non-profit sector(s)


  • Excellent judgment and decision making skills
  • Comfortable with public speaking and engagement of the public
  • Excellent written and oral communication, in English.
  • Proven multi-tasking skills in a fast-paced environment, completing projects within time


  • Computer skills with proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Publisher, Access, and Outlook
  • Proven teamwork and skills
  • Proven high level of motivation and initiative


  • Valid driver’s licence and access to a vehicle
  • Possess (or ability to obtain) a Pleasure Craft Operator Card
  • Able to work outside in all weather conditions
  • First-aid/CPR is an asset
  • Boat operation experience is an asset
  • Must be returning to school in the fall to be eligible for student funding

How to Apply:
Applicants should submit applications by email

About this company
Centre for Sustainable Watersheds was incorporated in 2002 as a national, charitable NGO. Its focus is on protecting water quality in...