Wildsight is a registered charity with a mission to protect biodiversity and encourage sustainable communities in the Kootenay-Columbia region of BC. Our vision is to inspire a shared community desire to protect our natural world for future generations. We envision extensive and connected wild spaces for wildlife—from grizzly bears to woodpeckers to trout. We envision clean and clear water running from mountain watersheds to our lakes. We see thriving and sustainable communities made up of engaged and educated citizens. With more than 30 years of experience, we are recognized as a leader in large-scale conservation, sustainable community initiatives and environmental education. We work closely with our network of 6 local Wildsight branches.
About the Position
The Mining Coordinator works closely with the Conservation Director, Elk Valley Conservation Coordinator and other Wildsight team members to advocate for strong, enforceable legislation and regulations to protect our climate, aquatic life and biodiversity across the landscape from the impacts of the Elk Valley coal mines. Building public support, coalition work, media relations and government relations are key pillars of this work. The Mining Coordinator is a strong advocate and is comfortable with technical research, analysis and numbers. The work involves participation in Environment Assessment processes, building relationships with federal and provincial governments, and working with coalitions of NGOs throughout BC, Alberta, Montana and Idaho. You’ll dig deep into details of water quality data and reports to find the important details to bring to the attention of governments and the public. You’ll work with lawyers, scientists and other experts to help defend our rivers and fish. Funding for this position requires that the successful candidate be 30 years or younger.
What you bring
- An undergraduate degree in a related field:
- A background in biology, chemistry, environmental science or a similar field would be an asset
- A passion for analysis: you are detail-oriented, have strong research and data analysis skills
- You are comfortable being an outspoken advocate
- You have strong verbal and written communication skills
- Experience in mining or water quality would be an asset
- Experience in advocacy, government relations or media relations would be an asset
Remuneration and Working Conditions
This is a 1.0 FTE position from September 2021 – February 2022, with the possibility of extension, with a pay range of $22.27-$29.71, depending on experience. Preference will be given to candidates based in or willing to relocate to the Kootenay region, although we will consider working remotely from other locations in BC for the right candidate. Office space can be provided in our Kimberley, BC office. Wildsight is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in our hiring processes and work environment and we encourage women, people of colour, people of indigenous ancestry and LGBTQ2 individuals to apply for this position.
Please submit your cover letter and CV in one PDF to robyn(at)wildsight.ca. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt; we thank all applicants for their interest, but will contact only those selected for an interview.