*November 22 Update
Thank you to all applicants for your interest in Winnipeg Trails!
We have now completed our hiring process. Successful applicants will have heard back about the position.
Work with Winnipeg Trails this Fall/Winter!
We are looking for up to 6 people who want to work from the best “office” in Winnipeg—our growing network of trails and protected bike lanes!
Are you interested in a modern city? Do you like learning more about how cities plan for cycling and walking and accessibility and doing something about it?
Do you have a passion for the future of Winnipeg and its people?
Do you like nature, urban landscapes or spending time outdoors?
Do you like citizen science, city planning or helping people?
Are you social media savvy?
If you answered yes to any of the above, you might be a great fit.
We are hiring up to six (6) Trails Surveyors to work with us over the Fall and upcoming Winter.
How To Apply:
- Review the Job Descriptions below.
- Write a short email describing why you think you would be a good fit for the position to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Winter Job Application” and attach a brief resume.
- Apply as soon as possible.
Surveyor Job Description
Timeline: Short term position representing approximately 16 weeks @ 7.5hrs/week between now and April 2017. Exact work hours will be subject to other team member’s availability, but expect 2-3 shifts a week taking place in the evening, afternoon, and/or weekend. There is a potential to extend contract for next 3 years.
Workplace: Work will be carried out in teams of two on site on urban trails throughout Winnipeg, and/or at home and/or at our HQ in the East Exchange. Some surveying will take place outdoors in Winter.
Surveyors will be responsible for:
Using active transportation to and from surveying sites. (cycling, walking, skiing – a working bicycle is an asset),
Setting up and taking down the surveying site and equipment,
Engaging members of the public to complete the intercept survey,
Conducting traffic counts using the CounterPoint app in vicinity of the survey site,
Collecting data on the quality of the built environment,
Surveyors may be responsible for:
Testing surveys for accessibility and user-friendliness,
Reviewing methods to improve future surveys.
The ideal candidate(s) will have:
Excellent communication skills,
High degree of organization,
An understanding of CounterPoint,
Education: Ideal candidate for this position is attending or just finished high school, or attending Post-Secondary (Community College, CEGEP, Technical Institute, University) studies.
Note: Some of the work will include use of mobile applications to communicate. All applicants should have access to a working smartphone, ideally both platforms or iOS only, and extra battery packs.
Applying as a team of two is welcome and encouraged.
All applicants must be eligible to work in Canada.
This project is in partnership with the University of Manitoba and the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba. Funding for this project is funded by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC) and the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)