Join a dynamic, nonprofit field station dedicated to research and education in the North! The benefits and rewards of calling the Churchill Northern Studies Centre your workplace include:

Community: The CNSC is an established nonprofit with strong partnerships and dedicated supporters all over the world. The staff operate in a collaborative model with each other and the local community.

Connection: Every season brings researchers and learners from around the world with diverse backgrounds and interests. There are endless opportunities to make meaningful connections.

Environment: We are situated on the edge of the Arctic on the Hudson Bay where three biomes meet. One step outside the building and you are immersed in nature.

Training: As an active and remote field station, there are continual opportunities to gain skills in supporting and engaging science research, promoting and supporting education, administration, and building maintenance.

Sustainability: Our building is LEED Silver certified and we are dedicated to acting as environmental stewards.


Field Station Coordinator

Application deadline: May 10th, 2024

Supervisor: Executive Director
Classification: Full-time, permanent
Date revised: April 2024

Applications can be submitted via email to [email protected]. Please quote job title in cover letter or subject line.

Job Description

The Field Station Coordinator (FSC) is a main point of contact between the Centre and its clientele.  This individual is responsible for the efficient administrative operation of the organization which includes, but is not limited to, the allocation of Centre resources (accommodations and vehicles), coordination and tracking of client bookings and requests, managing the office, front of house and giftshop and overseeing logistics. The FSC also supervises the daily activities related to hospitality with seasonal employees, contract staff, and volunteers.

Job Responsibilities
  1. Administrative

a) Manages the office and coordinates and tracks client bookings and requests.

b) Collects and retains all required CNSC forms, licenses, and contact information for all clients.

c) Responds to phone calls, emails, and written requests for information.

d) Collects incoming mail and processes outgoing mail.

e) Monitors stocks of office supplies (paper, pens, etc.) and places orders when required.

f) Monitors and maintain accurate inventory of giftshop Items and places orders when required.

g) Monitors shipping and receiving operating procedures.

    2. Supervisory

a) Responsible for the daily operation of the CNSC in consultation with the Executive Director.

b) Maintains FSC seasonal hourly staff time sheets and assists when needed on behalf of the employee to the Bookkeeper.

c) Arranges daily company staff ride shuttle.

d) Manages Volunteer Expedition Program to include strategy for solicitation, selection, and management of onsite duties.

e) Assists the Executive Director with the hiring and training of seasonal and departmental staff.

f) Collaborates as part of the management team to include community outreach and strategic development.

    3. Logistics

a) Manages client bookings (detailed arrival and departure information, dietary requests, and occupancy requests).

b) Works with the Program Coordinator and Research Coordinator to allocate accommodation, vehicles, and equipment rentals.

c) Maintains arrivals/departure, seasonal staff schedules, and master logistics boards.

d) Forwards clients contact information to for entry into the CNSC membership database.

e) Communicates booking request confirmations and Invoicing details for deposits and final invoices to Bookkeeper.

f) Tracks and logs vehicle/equipment rental, fuel dispensed to clients, and administrative services (photocopying, faxes, etc.) daily and make available to the Bookkeeper for invoicing.

g) Ensures that all vehicles are properly registered and insured.

h) Communicates with the Fleet and Facilities Supervisor vehicle requests and vehicle repairs and maintenance reported by guests.

    4. Hospitality Management

a) Schedules and supervises the daily activities of both seasonal and contract hospitality staff (Housekeeping, gift shop, and volunteers).

b) Ensures that the dormitory, common areas, cafeteria, and kitchen are up to workplace safety and health standards on a daily basis.

c) Prepares client accommodation records and collects and manages waiver forms, permits, and PAL and driver’s license verification.

d) Manages operation of the CNSC giftshop to include inventory, pricing, clothing orders and customer relations.

e) Ensures all required supplies for housekeeping and kitchen operations are managed.

Job Requirements

The Field Station Coordinator must be:

  1. an excellent communicator with the ability to interact professionally and effectively with clients of varied age, educational, and cultural backgrounds.
  2. a highly organized administrator with skills in record keeping and detailed orientated tasks.
  3. a team player willing to periodically work long hours, on flexible schedules, for the betterment of the Centre and its mandate.
  4. willing to live year-round in a remote, northern location and become an active and contributing member of the local community.
  5. a professional committed to the continual evaluation and improvement of all aspects of the CNSC’s operation.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. A university degree or college diploma in administration, management, logistics or equivalent work experience (experience with non-profit organizations and/or science-based facilities is an asset).
  2. Proven office administration.
  3. Highly proficient with computers and common software packages.
  4. Must possess (or be willing to obtain) the following certificates: Manitoba Driver’s License with Class 4, Basic first aid/CPR, Food Handler Certification, WHMIS Certification and Firearms Possession and Acquisition License

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You can also get hands-on work experience at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre in a three-week Volunteer Expedition.