Do you want to work with us this summer?

Water Rangers (https://waterrangers.ca) is a non-profit organisation based in Ottawa that is developing a user friendly platform for members of the public to collect observations for rivers, lakes, and streams. Water Rangers’ web app allows users to explore, contribute, analyse and then act on the water data being collected so that more people can get involved in protecting freshwater. Our team has expertise in technology, and we are passionate about freshwater conservation. We want to put our design and development skills to work and help environmental experts so they can collect data faster, organize volunteers more easily, and educate the public quickly.

Tasks

  • Water quality data moderation
  • Data entry
  • User experience design & user testing
  • Research for protocols
  • Helping with social media & blogging
  • Planning water excursions
  • Helping plan events during the Summer

This is a flexible role: some days we’ll get together at the Hub coworking space, café or at a home office, but some days you’ll work from home. Because there’s lots of flexibility, we are looking for someone who is self motivated and is good at prioritising their time. You will be going on some excursions to conduct water quality tests with various local groups. Learning from the local groups will help us improve our citizen science platform. As part of that, you will prepare data for our developers to import and assign observations and locations to those who conducted the test through our admin system. Your role will be to support the core team as we grow over the summer.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is interested in water quality testing
  • Has a background in environmental sciences or biology
  • Has some knowledge of working with volunteers and citizen science groups
  • Has worked in excel or other databases and knows how to organise data
  • Has worked in an admin platform for web apps
  • Is a fast learner, and is a self starter that will look for where they can help out the rest of the team
  • Bilingual is a huge asset

Position: part time for the months of July and August.
Hours: 15-25 hours a week
Compensation: $15 per hour
Accepting applications until Monday June 27, 2016 at 5pm to info@waterrangers.ca. Applicants should live in Ottawa and be ready to start on Monday July 4.

Sound like something you’re interested in?

Send us details about yourself, along with a message to let us know 1- what’s your favourite body of water, 2-What’s your favourite water quality test, and 3-How you think citizen science can make a difference.