Research Analyst / Writer
Conservation Visions
St. John's, NL

Conservation Visions Inc. is a Newfoundland company focused on wildlife conservation policy, communication and research at the international level. We are seeking a highly motivated, independent individual who has excellent research skills and who is also a great technical and creative writer. The Research Analyst/Writer position will be based in St. John’s, Newfoundland and report directly to the company’s CEO. Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s degree, minimum, with Master’s or Ph.D preferred. Appropriate disciplinary backgrounds include, but are not limited to, biology, history, geography, philosophy and business. The successful applicant will work in a dynamic environment and must be able to handle multiple assignments with shifting timelines and priorities. Superior oral and written communication skills are an absolute must. Other priority skills include the ability to understand, synthesize and translate technical material into text that is accessible to all readers and prepare short copy (fact sheets and web based text) as well as long copy (research proposals and reports) for a broad range of audiences. Editorial skills and experience with copy editing are required. Technical abilities are also essential. These include a working knowledge of research design and methodology, database organization, basic familiarity with statistical analysis and a proven ability to graphically represent data and key messaging, as well as familiarity with the Microsoft Office Suite. Additional familiarity with Microsoft SQL will be considered an asset, as will knowledge of environmental assessment processes, natural systems monitoring, and/or food security or climate change sectors. This position will require imagination, a high degree of initiative and self-motivation, a willingness to adapt and learn new skills and attention to detail, as well as very strong organizational and problem solving skills. Decorum and professionalism are vital qualities. The Research Analyst/Writer will be required to work with creative teams and with a wide range of expertise and various reporting levels across government agencies, industry and NGOs in Canada, the United States, Europe and Africa. Authenticity, focus, maturity and respectful engagement are non-negotiable attributes. The successful applicant will recognize that all products and deliverables are company assets. This is not an academic position, but is an exciting and rare opportunity for individuals with an interest in wildlife generally, conservation history and policy development, the natural environment, human cultural diversity and sustainable resource use. The position is full-time permanent with a non-negotiable 3 month probationary term. All applicants will be contacted. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to provide writing samples for evaluation. Compensation commensurate with education and experience.

Job Type: Full-time

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree (Required)