Job Opportunities

Friends of Second Marsh (FSM) is a registered Canadian charity. FSM is dedicated to wetland and environmental education, and to the stewardship of Second Marsh and its watershed.  FSM is hiring for a Program Co-Coordinator that will assist staff with ongoing projects and programs. The focus of this position will be dominant introduced  (invasive) plant species management. Training for this position will be provided, if needed.

Position: Program Coordinator

Rate of Pay: $17.50/hour for 30 hours/week

Start Date/Duration: Monday, May 15 for  9 weeks

Position Description:

The position will involve the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • identify dominant introduced (invasive) plant species
  • map dominant introduced (invasive) plant species
  • monitor dominant introduced (invasive) plant species
  • learn about best management practices for dominant introduced (invasive) plant species
  • assist with implementing management of dominant introduced (invasive) plant species
  • learn to prepare a social media plan to help promote upcoming events/activities
  • work with staff and members of the public (volunteers) during community projects
  • administrative work as required for the project (report writing, data summary, etc.)
  • assist with other projects/programs as required

The successful applicant will:

  • Work weekdays (Monday to Friday) and some weekend work will be required
  • Work from home and on-site (Second Marsh/McLaughlin Bay Wildlife Reserve) for field work and to deliver in-person programming
  • Need to have access to the internet
  • Need to have access to a computer (work desktop computer will be provided if necessary)
  • Need to have access to a cell phone
  • Need for transportation to the Second Marsh/McLaughlin Bay Wildlife Areas, Oshawa

Eligibility for Position:

  • Between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada (Canadian citizen, permanent resident)

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Good/some knowledge of invasive plant species
  • Comfortable leading hikes and in-person activities (dependent on current restrictions
  • Can work independently and with minimal supervision
  • Organized and has good time management skills
  • Good written and verbal skills

Please email a cover letter and resume by May 7 to Wioletta Walancik (

Interviews will be held via virtually. Thank you in advance to those that apply, but only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.

For more information about the organization please visit: or Facebook/Twitter @secondmarsh