Job Position: Database Administrator
Location: 55 Head St, Suite 101, Dundas, Ontario
Hours: Full-time Monday to Friday, 8:30-4:30

The Bruce Trail Conservancy is seeking a Database Administrator to join our Communications and Fund Development Team to assist in the implementation and operation of our Raiser's Edge database.

The successful candidate will ideally have Raiser's Edge Professional Certification and 5+ years Raiser's Edge experience within a non-profit environment.

You are a team player and will be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the system and the requirements of the fundraising functions that it supports.

Your technical expertise in operating Raiser's Edge will include importing and exporting of data, extracting and analysing data, Crystal reporting, data mapping, developing and implementing policies to guide data entry, documenting database changes, maintaining the integrity of the data, and ensuring that the database effectively captures donor and supporter information and generates accurate financial and analytical reports.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide training and support to all staff on the Raiser's Edge database
  • Provide Crystal reports and train staff in creation and execution of reports
  • Process donations received by mail and telephone, securities donations, credit card donations and electronic donations, issue tax receipts and letters
  • Manage the Monthly Pledge Program by maintaining and updating credit card and banking databases, processing transactions in database, maintaining up-to-date donor information by contacting donors when necessary, issuing year-end tax receipts and thank you letters
  • Acknowledge all tribute donations including memoriam, Footsteps, and Presents for Preservation gifts by way of a card, certificate or adoption package
  • Prepare donor lists for direct mail campaigns and Bruce Trail Magazine recognition
  • Track donors against the donor recognition program and provide reports to the Communications and Fund Development team
  • Manage registration to donor events 
  • Import and export of data; work with team members to facilitate connection between Raiser's Edge and BTC website


Qualifications/Skills Required:

  • Post-Secondary Education with University Degree preferred; equivalent related experience will be considered
  • Raiser's Edge professional certification and 5+ years of Raiser's Edge experience
  • High familiarity with MS Office products (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to transfer knowledge and train others
  • Strong customer/donor service


To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter with your salary expectations to Human Resources hr@brucetrail.org by 4pm on Friday May 26th attention - Jackie Randle.



Invasive Species Community Outreach Liaison

Position: Temporary, Summer, Student

Location: Owen Sound area, Ontario

Application Deadline: May 21, 2017 at 11:59 PM (ET)

The Bruce Trail Conservancy is once again partnering with the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) and their Invading Species Awareness program to hire a summer student to help with our strategy for invasive species control. Below is all pertinent information concerning the position:


  • This position is for work exclusively in the Owen Sound area (i.e. within a 30 minute drive)
  • The duration of the contract is between 6-12 weeks (specifics to be determined)
  • Applicants MUST be under 30 years of age
  • Applicants MUST be returning to post-secondary school on a full time basis in September 2017
  • The application deadline is May 21, 2017 at 11:59 PM
  • The position is pending funding approval

Key Responsibilities:

  • Liaison with community groups and resource professionals to assist in the development of invading species awareness initiatives;
  • Attend and provide support to community events, such as fishing derbies or community fairs;
  • Conduct presentations to various community organizations;
  • Coordinate community groups in stewardship and monitoring activities; and
  • Develop educational materials on invasive species/contribute articles to local newspapers/newsletters.

Education and Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in post-secondary education in biology, environmental science or a related resource management program;
  • Registered as a full-time student in post-secondary education for the 2016-2017 academic school year in one of the above related fields, and enrollment in post-secondary education for the Fall of 2017;
  • Between the ages of 15 and 30 at the beginning of employment;
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Knowledge of invasive species affecting local environments;
  • Plant, fish, and invertebrate identification skills;
  • Knowledge and skills relating to monitoring local waters and natural areas for invasive species;
  • Experience networking with resource professionals/agencies and engaging volunteers/public in invading species awareness and stewardship projects;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including experience conveying information to the public (e.g. presentations to community/contributing articles to newspapers/newsletters);
  • Familiar with computer and database management skills (MS Office, MS Outlook, Internet);
  • Knowledge of the principles of field work, such as accurate data recording, use of technical equipment, and record keeping;
  • Ability to work flexible hours and perform occasional field work; and
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.

Other Requirements:

  • Proof of enrollment in post-secondary education for the Fall of 2017 (e.g. letter from the school, time table, etc.);
  • Valid G driver's license;
  • Valid Pleasure Craft Operators Card (for positions required to operate watercrafts);
  • Valid police reference check; and
  • Valid OFAH Membership.


  • Valid Emergency First Aid with Level A CPR and AED certification (as a minimum); and
  • Valid fishing license.


To Apply:

Please submit in one document an OFAH Invading Species Community Outreach Liaison Application Form, cover letter, résumé and one letter of reference indicating that you are applying to the Owen Sound - Bruce Trail Conservancy location, and how your skills and qualifications meet each of the requirements of this position to:

Attention: Invading Species Awareness Program Coordinator
Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters
P.O. Box 2800
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 8L5
Fax: (705) 748-9577
E-mail: is_jobs@ofah.org

The deadline for applications is May 21, 2017 @ 11:59 PM (ET)

NO TELEPHONE CALLS OR EMAIL INQUIRIES PLEASE Only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.