We’re Hiring

The Cowichan Community Land Trust seeks enthusiastic Stewardship and Outreach Officers to join our summer team!

Our COVID 19 Safety Measures:
Your health and well-being is important!

  • Staff will engage in outdoor field work in adherence to physical distancing protocols with hand and tool sanitizing supplies provided 
  • Staff will travel to field restoration and monitoring sites in separate vehicles. Mileage for these trips will be reimbursed
  • In person team work will occur in an outdoor or physically distanced environment
  • Staff will work remotely on office oriented tasks and communicate regularly with the supervisor via email, phone, and Zoom
Stewardship and Outreach Officers
Work term: 10 week work term starting as early as June 1st | 28 hrs/wk | $18.00/hr

Applicants must be 15 to 30 years old, and legally entitled to work in Canada.

What We Do: The Cowichan Community Land Trust is a charitable organization focused on land conservation and environmental stewardship, protecting and restoring natural areas in the Cowichan Region of Vancouver Island, BC. Established in 1995, we cooperate with landholders, developers, the community, and conservation partners to preserve biodiversity, ecosystem function, and natural habitats. We use conservation covenants, stewardship agreements, land acquisition, and restoration projects to protect and restore important places. 

Job Description: As a summer student with the Cowichan Community Land Trust Society you will provide ecological stewardship information and support to the community through online and telephone engagement, habitat monitoring, ecological restoration field activities, and the research and development of Friends of Cowichan Creeks activities and other future organizational offerings. Summer students will have the opportunity to be involved in a wide variety of land trust activities as adapted to the current COVID 19 circumstances. 
  • Deliver community ecological education and awareness online and through telephone campaigns.
  • Field work including habitat monitoring, ecological restoration and enhancement activities.
  • Prepare publicity and promotional materials for newsletters and social media
  • Solicit and organize volunteers for future stewardship activities
  • Other duties may include: research and information compilation, article writing, mapping, and data management. 
Required Qualifications:
  • Applicants must be 15 to 30 years old with knowledge, interest, and commitment to ecological conservation, stewardship, and restoration
  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic, adaptable, and self-starting
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team within a non-profit setting
  • Ability to work remotely and meet established timelines
  • Access to a computer with Microsoft Office Suite, and a reliable internet connection
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; comfortable interacting with the public
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, Google Drive, Google Docs, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
  • Reliable motor vehicle transportation is required; mileage to and from field work will be paid
  • All weather work clothes and footwear. Gloves, tools, and high visibility vests will be provided
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Local knowledge of the Cowichan Valley and regional flora and fauna, and general local ecology.
  • Studying: Biology, Environmental Studies, Geography, Natural Resource Management, Fisheries, or a related field.
  • Experience with Garmin GPS, ARCS GIS, and/or Avenza mapping tools.
How to Apply:  Please submit a cover letter and resume by 11:59pm Sunday, May 9th via email to:

Stephanie Cottell
Executive Director
Cowichan Community Land Trust

Email: stephanie@cowichanlandtrust.ca
Subject line: Stewardship and Outreach Officer  Application

We thank all those who apply for their interest in our organization; only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Positions are subject to Canada Summer Jobs funding and program criteria.