Job opportunity: Community Data Coordinator

This position has been filled.

Are you our new Community Data Coordinator? The Community Data Coordinator will help us during an important phase for Water Rangers: we’re rebuilding our data platform to streamline water data collection, management and sharing. We’re also preparing the 2024 edition of the Watershed Reports, due to be published in the fall. As Community Data Coordinator, you’ll help make water quality data easier to access, share, and interpret. Your role is integral in guiding our community in collecting data for evidence-informed decision-making for waterbodies, interpreting datasets for a nation-wide audience, as well as supporting us with related administrative tasks. 


  • Support data management for Water Rangers’ platform rebuild
  • Support data collection and interpretation for 2024 edition of Watershed Reports
  • Help communities organize datasets in Water Rangers’ data structure (WQX) for import and sharing with decision-makers
  • Help create reports for all Canadian watersheds for water quality, fish health, invertebrates, and flow, curating results from analysis for the public and stakeholders
  • Write resources and guidance documents for staff and communities to better understand and use their data
  • Support Water Rangers’ team develop impact reports
  • Support the team with administrative work such as answering questions, researching answers, and other tasks to support the smooth running of a small non-profit organization


  • Experience in data management and visualization
  • Ability to run queries and data transforms
  • Data and coding experience to automate or run scripts for data analysis (languages such as R, Python, javascript, and Rails would be helpful)
  • Familiarity with water quality, fish, invertebrates, and flow data standards (e.g. CCME)
  • Familiarity with community-based water monitoring
  • Communication and writing skills, especially in converting scientific knowledge into easily accessible and compelling 
  • Strong preference for fully bilingual candidate (and full French fluency is preferable)


  • We will be accepting applications immediately, and interviews will take place on a rolling basis, so apply early!
  • Final applications are accepted until December 11, 2023 at 5pm EST
  • Start date: Mid-January, 2024
  • This is a 6-month contract with the potential to extend
  • 35 hours per week
  • $25/hr + 3 weeks vacation (pro-rated)
  • If you use your own computer and phone, you will receive a $100/month work-from-home stipend.
  • The ideal candidate would be located in Montreal, Toronto, or Ottawa, but we will interview exceptional candidates outside of those areas, but you must be located in Canada.

 We work as a remote team. As a team member, you are expected to:

  • Work well independently.
  • Manage your own schedule based on weekly priorities we set together and report to the core team using our project management tools.
  • Attend regular check-ins and meetings with remote teams to set goals and report on tasks.
  • Be creative and enthusiastic to solve problems.
  • Take initiative to research methods to achieve your goals.
  • Be willing to ask questions.

About Water Rangers and our team

Water Rangers is a Canadian not-for-profit social enterprise. We build easy-to-use, affordable tools for communities to crowdsource water quality data.

How to apply

This position is funding-dependent, and you’ll have to fill out a qualifying document to receive your full job offer.

You must be:

  • aged 30 or under at the beginning of the internship;
  • a graduate from a post-secondary institution (does not have to be a STEM grad) – Canadian or International;
  • a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada;
  • legally entitled to work in Canada according to the relevant provincial and Canadian legislation and regulations; and
  • not be in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits.

Email your resume and cover letter to [email protected]:

  • Please include which position you’re applying for in your subject line.
  • We believe in show, not tell! Please include specific examples that support your skills (e.g. sample writing, photos, etc.) as well as answers to the following: a) Tell us about a time you used data to make an insight about the environment; and b) What is your favourite body of water and why?

NOTE: Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Photo: Freddy, one of our coordinators from 2022 is testing for water clarity.