Program Coordinator - Canadian National Bat White Nose Syndrome - Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative (CWHC) - Department of Pathology and Microbiology - Atlantic Veterinary College

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Date of Posting: 
September 9, 2014
Department of Pathology and Microbiology - Atlantic Veterinary College
Program Coordinator - Canadian National Bat White Nose Syndrome - Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative (CWHC)
Term Full Time
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

Commensurate with qualifications (Grant funded)

As soon as possible until September 25, 2015 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements.) 

The Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative (CWHC: is recruiting a program coordinator for Canada’s national response to White Nose Syndrome (WNS) in bats.
The successful applicant will work with the Executive Director of the CWHC to promote and improve the use of scientific research and other knowledge to strengthen Canada’s national response to WNS in bats. 


• Manage and coordinate all aspects of the meetings and work of  national working groups, participate in meetings of other stakeholders associated with this response, document meetings, obtain, synthesize and communicate information, attend and present at meetings and regional, national and international workshops and conferences;
• Search for and organize scientific data using databases; 
• Prepare reports or other documents on the national WNS situation and advances in WNS science, as well as mobilize information that improves Canada’s response to this disease;
• As required and as time permits, participate in other duties related to the local activities of CWHC, Atlantic Region as they relate to the objectives of the national WNS program (eg. fieldwork and assistance with post mortems);
• Ability to travel to field locations and meetings.


• Minimum BSc degree;
• Demonstrated experience and ability in communicating scientific information, organizing group activity and administration of technical working groups;
• Understanding of biological science sufficient to integrate, assess and communicate scientific information is required;
• Familiarity with bat biology/ecology and wildlife diseases is considered an asset;
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with a wide range of stakeholders such as employees of federal, provincial and territorial governments, academic institutions, and nongovernment organizations, as well as with members of the general public. 
• Ability to work independently;
• Strong writing skills and good interpersonal skills are essential qualities;
• Fluency in French as well as in English also is desirable for the position;
• Strong computer skills.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list, to be received no later than the closing date, via the link below. You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment. Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

Successful Candidate(s): 

J. Segers

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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