Research Lead – Native Bat Conservation Programs

Hours Of Work: 40 Hours Per Week

Anticipated Start: January 17, 2023

Duration: 12 months

Pay Rate: $22.53 Per Hour

Applicants must outline, in a resume and cover letter, complete details of education, experience, training, and other qualifications relevant to the requirements set out below.

Basic Function: Reporting to the Acting Supervisor, Species Recovery, this position provides assistance and support to the Acting Supervisor and Native Bat Conservation Program Coordinator with various conservation projects, field research, data analysis, and report writing. This position is also responsible for assisting and providing support in implementing the Strategic Plan.


· Assists with various bat conservation projects as directed by the Acting Supervisor.

· Conducts field research, compiles and analyzes research data and reports on results.

· Assists with the program resources and educational materials related to the conservation program.

· Delivers public outreach such as presentations and workshops.

· Assists with funding and grant proposals.

· Assists with report writing.

· Other related duties as requested by the Supervisor.

· Provides regular updates to the Manager.


· Must be working towards post secondary diploma or degree related to the field, minimum of 2 years completed or the equivalent amount of experience and training.

· Must possess 1-year previous experience working independently to plan and implement safe and effective fieldwork projects and data collection.

· Ability to handle wild bats and operate the devices used to safely capture them in the field strongly desirable.

· Must have proven, exceptional interpersonal skills and strong organizational skills.

· Must possess good computer skills including current word processing and spreadsheet applications.

· Must have strong written and verbal communication skills using the English language.

· Possess working knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act and WHMIS.

· Must be capable of performing the physical demands of the job.

· Must be able and willing to work on/off site as well as shifts, weekends and holidays.

While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The successful candidate may be required to provide a police reference check and/or driver’s abstract, at their own expense as a condition of employment.

The Toronto Zoo provides accommodation for employees with disabilities, as defined under the Ontario Human Rights Code. If contacted for an interview, and you require specific accommodation for the interview process because of a disability or a medical need, then please advise the person contacting you of your requirements, so that arrangements can be made for the appropriate accommodations to be in place before you begin the interview process.

The Toronto Zoo respects the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion and seeks to model these principles in all that we do. We are committed to fostering an inclusive workforce where all employees feel respected, supported and valued. We strive to create an environment that represents the rich diversity of our guests and our community and encourage applications from all qualified individuals who can contribute to enhancing our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. The Toronto Zoo supports equity in employment and encourages applications from those who belong to the Government of Canada’s employment equity designated groups: women, Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, Métis), persons with disabilities and members of racialized groups/members of racialized communities. Applicants from other traditionally marginalized communities (i.e. 2SLGBTQ+) are also encouraged to apply. We are committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities to fully participate in the recruitment process.

Please be advised the Toronto Zoo requires mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for employees.

Job Types: Full-time, Fixed term contract

Salary: Up to $22.53 per hour


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