Associate Specialist, Community Action

Associate Specialist, Community Action WWF-Canada Office in Montreal or Ottawa
Posted 3 weeks ago


The bilingual Associate Specialist, Community Action supports the operations, outreach, impact monitoring and stewardship for key Community Action programs such as In the Zone, Living Planet @ Campus, Living Planet @ School, Seed Orchards and Corridors. These Community Action programs engage people in Canada to take action for habitat restoration through one simple call to action: Learn, Plant, Connect. In addition to driving demand for native plants through the Learn, Plant, Connect call to action, these Community Action programs boost the supply of native plants by working with growers, industry and individuals. The role contributes to habitat restoration and regeneration across Canada and champions community action for conservation impact.


  • Support the development and delivery of Community Action programs and calls to action across Canada by conducting research, developing program content and educational materials, contributing to outreach and events, and assisting in program operations.
  • Increase participation and support the expansion and scale of Community Action programs by scoping opportunities, and building partnerships with English and French speaking municipalities, schools, campuses, businesses, and community-led groups across Canada.
  • Support the Senior Manager, Community Action in developing and administering the monitoring and reporting of conservation impact for newer initiatives within the Community Action programs.
  • Support the application of Indigenous knowledge and guidance as it relates to Community Action projects and activities.
  • Lead the roll-out, evaluation and approval processes for some key WWF-Canada granting programs, such as Go Wild School Grants.
  • Liaise with Marketing and Communication colleagues to support storytelling, communications and outreach for the Community Action programs.
  • Complete administrative tasks associated with the programs – i.e., ensuring resources are centralized and accessible.
  • Keep abreast of related community action initiatives, emerging trends in community-level work, and assist with identifying potential opportunities for partnership across Canada.


  • Bilingual in French and English.
  • Post-secondary education in a related discipline and 2+ years of related experience OR
    4+ years of related work experience
  • 2 years of experience in project coordination, managing various high priority tasks simultaneously within multiple projects.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal skills with the ability to communicate the mission of WWF Canada, goals of the Community Action programs and ability to motivate others in a variety of settings.
  • Good organizational skills that reflect an attention to detail and ability to work to deadlines.
  • Excellent ability to multi-task and manage multiple competing priorities.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with others on program development and implementation.
  • Be passionately committed to the mission and objectives of WWF-Canada and to its success in accomplishing these.

Other Information:

  • This role will require local travel to various community events when it becomes safe to do so.
  • Flexibility to adjust working hours to attend events and meetings with community groups.

Deadline to Apply

You can submit your cover letter and resume by clicking the “APPLY” button.

Please ensure that you application is received on or before January 24, 2022, 5pm EST.

Commitment to Diversity and Accessibility

WWF-Canada is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity in the workplace and encourage applications from all qualified candidates including women, members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and aboriginal peoples.

WWF-Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, please advise the Human Resources Representative in a timely fashion of any accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

We thank all applicants for their interest in joining WWF-Canada. Given the volume of applications received, we request that you do not follow up your application with a phone call or email. We will contact only those candidates selected for interviews and thank you for your understanding

About WWF-Canada

WWF-Canada is a national conservation organization with an instantly recognizable brand and hundreds of thousands of supporters as well as Indigenous, academic, community and corporate partners from all regions of the country. As part of a global network, we have a half century history of fighting to strengthen and protect Canadian nature. Our vision is: A Canada with abundant wildlife, where nature and people thrive.

WWF-Canada has a long history of conservation success in Canada, none of which would have been possible without Indigenous and local communities, all orders of government, corporate, donor, academic and research institutions. With our ambitious new 10-year Regenerate Canada plan WWF-Canada commits fearlessly and determinedly to protect and conserve Canada’s nature and wildlife and the communities that rely on them. Our actions are focused on providing transformative benefits for biodiversity and climate in regions of greatest potential impact.