User Services Coordinator (seasonal) ID: 58146

Deadline Date: 2019/02/22

Location: Winnipeg

IISD Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) is one of the worlds 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.

Posting Date:
 near Kenora
 Suite 325, 111 Lombard Avenue
Start Date:
Number of positions:
Days of work:
 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  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.
 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 drivers 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.
 room and board are provided in dormitory style accommodation with shared bathrooms and lounge areas. Shuttle vans between Winnipeg and the research camp are arranged on Friday afternoons and Sunday evenings.
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Employer Contact Information

Contact Name:
 Roger Mollot
Position Title:
 Operations Manager
Company Name:
 IISD Experimental Lakes Area
 Suite 325, 111 Lombard Avenue
Postal Code:
 R3B 0T4
Web Address:
 //Suite 325, 111 Lombard Avenue

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