We're Hiring: Columbia Valley Conservation Coordinator

Wildsight is seeking a Columbia Valley Conservation Coordinator to join our team. The ideal candidate is passionate about wildlife, familiar with the Columbia Valley and Kootenay Region and has experience with community engagement or advocacy. 

As a small team, our roles are strongly shaped by the skills and experience a successful candidate brings to the work. The priority focus areas for this position are: 

  • Wildsight conservation campaigns with a Columbia Valley focus, including Wildlife, Highway connectivity, Inland Temperate Rainforest, Old Growth protection
  • Government policy and actions that support conservation outcomes
  • Review and field assessment of planned forestry activities
  • Participation in local access management initiatives and review proposed commercial recreation tenures
  • Support Indigenous-led conservation

This role is dynamic and responds to opportunities for community engagement to advance conservation campaign goals. It also participates in ongoing fundraising efforts to support our program.

Key skills or experience: 

  • Experience in community engagement or running a campaign; organizing events is an asset
  • Passionate and knowledgeable about local wildlife populations
  • You are a strong communicator, both verbal and written, and have experience engaging with the public, media and government
  • You understand the power of digital engagement
  • You have strong critical thinking and analytical skills, with a proven ability to interpret scientific data and reports
  • You are able to work independently and as part of a team, including being able to work remotely

About us: 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 the 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 35 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. 

This is a 0.8-1.0 FTE position from May – October 2022, with the strong likelihood of extension, with a salary of $51,601-$58,879 (annual salary pro-rated per FTE), depending on experience. Preference will be given to candidates based in or willing to relocate to the Columbia Valley region. 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. Candidates 30 years of age or younger are eligible for youth specific government funding sources and may therefore be preferred. Funding requirements may determine whether or not the successful candidate is engaged as a contractor or an employee.

To Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter to Executive Director Robyn Duncan at robyn(at)wildsight.ca. Tell us why this job excites you, what you will bring to it and why you are the best candidate for the job. The position will remain open until filled. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, we will only contact those selected for an interview. 

Closing Date: April 18 or until filled. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.