User Services Coordinator

Experimental Lakes is looking for a User Services Coordinator for their upcoming summer season. For more information about this LEAP job posting, check out the details below.

IISD Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) is one of the world’s most influential freshwater research facilities. It features a collection of 58 small lakes and their watersheds in northwestern Ontario, Canada. For over 50 years, scientists at IISD-ELA have conducted whole-ecosystem experiments and made significant scientific discoveries related to issues such as acid rain, mercury from air pollution, algal blooms and pharmaceutical chemicals in water. The facility is operated by the International Institute for Sustainable Development—an independent think tank headquartered in Winnipeg.

IISD-ELA acknowledges that our research facility is located on Treaty Three lands and the care of these lands during experimentation and restoration to original state is implicit in its mission. Many local schools in the region come to the facility to learn more about the science of aquatic ecosystems and how humans serve a role in sharing and working with one another to protect these resources.

The unique nature of the IISD-ELA facility and our whole-ecosystem approach to freshwater science provides an opportunity to deliver a different kind of educational programming and community outreach for a wide variety of audiences. IISD-ELA aims to inspire and train the general public and the next generation of research scientists, providing a platform for science education and innovation. Full room and board will be provided at the IISD-ELA facility, as well as travel to and from the facility (to Winnipeg or Kenora) on weekends.

Employer Name: IISD - Experimental Lakes Area
Location/Address: Near Kenora, ON
Application Deadline: February 22, 2019, by 5:00 pm CST
Hours of Work: The contract is for a full-time term position from approximately April to November
Job Type: Seasonal
Wages: Compensation: $600 – $660/week CAD

Duties of this LEAP Job Posting:

Coordinate accommodations for all personnel on site
Manage the employee and visitor tracking software for invoicing and accounting.
Greet visitors and communicate IISD-ELA policies and procedures
Maintain an organized and accurate filing system related to field station operations and logistics.
Coordinate vehicle travel to and from Winnipeg and the IISD-ELA field station
Provide logistical support for inventory, purchasing and distribution of accommodation consumables and cleaning supplies.
Coordinate collection, disposal and transportation of recyclables and site waste
Manage and maintain network printer, field radio base station and facility first aid room
Cooperate with the Food Services Coordinator to order, purchase and transport food items and other station supplies from Kenora suppliers on a weekly basis
Coordinate and/or conduct regular cleaning and inspection of common areas (laundry room, hallways, washrooms, lounges) in residences and main laboratory building
Other duties as assigned

Qualifications for this LEAP Job Posting:

Basic computer skills and experience with administrative tasks and software.
Understanding of occupational health and safety protocols and workplace logistics.
Excellent written and oral communication.
Excellent organizational skills.
Enjoy working with people and providing logistical support to the team.
Ability to work and live in a semi-remote location in dormitory accommodations.
Must possess valid First Aid/CPR certificate and driver’s license.
IISD-ELA will require the completion of a criminal record and child abuse registry check.
Ability to speak French and/or Ojibwa is considered an asset.

How To Apply to this LEAP Job Posting:

To apply for this position please visit to submit resume and cover letter.

*Submissions must be in English*

IISD-ELA is committed to equal opportunity. Candidates must hold appropriate work authorization for Canada.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only candidates advancing in the recruitment will be contacted for an interview. We kindly request that further contact not be necessary.

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