Wildsight Creston is Hiring: Project Director-Coordinator

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Posted in:  Creston Branch, Wildsight

Wildsight Creston Valley (WCV) is a local society linked to the larger regional environmental organization Wildsight. Wildsight Creston Valley is affiliated with four other branches: Fernie, Kimberley-Cranbrook, Invermere and Golden. All work collectively as Wildsight to share the mission to enhance the protection, restoration and rehabilitation of ecosystems, wildlife, lakes, rivers, wetlands and watersheds in the southern portion of Canada’s Columbia Basin. Wildsight Creston Valley is a registered BC Society.

WCV’s purpose is to engage and inspire the local community in the protection and management of the ecosystems of the Kootenay Valley, South of Kootenay Lake. We engage the public and work collaboratively with all levels of government, First Nations and other organizations. We facilitate the understanding of the connections between wildlife habitat and biodiversity with land-use, human activities, water quantity/quality, climate change and projects that signify and foster a community environmental ethic. Our goal is sustainable and healthy human communities that protect our environment, wildlife and water.

Wildsight Creston Valley is seeking a passionate, creative, and driven Project Director-Coordinator, reporting to our executive, to join our team. This is a 0.5 Full Time Equivalent (20 hours per week) contract.

Location: Creston

Contract Value: $25,000 – $30,000 (negotiable, depending on experience)

Start Date: January 1, 2020 (one year term)

The Contractor will work out of their own home or office using their own equipment. All materials including correspondence, documents, financial and other records are confidential and the property of Wildsight Creston. The contractor is responsible for all personal business licensing, insurance, income tax and benefit payments.

Position Description

WCV is seeking a motivated visionary with experience in the non-profit sector to organize and lead WCV projects, initiate new projects and secure funding for these activities. The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal skills, extensive knowledge and experience in biology, analytical and strategic thinking abilities, public presentation expertise, finance and budgeting capabilities, and a vision for engaging the young and middle aged demographic in participating in environmental projects. The contractor will work independently, reporting to the executive board of Wildsight Creston Valley.

Responsibilities

  • Initiate, lead and administer projects that fit the Wildsight mandate
  • Administer and enhance current projects
  • Initiate and deliver presentations for projects and general engagements
  • Apply for, oversee and administer grants including contribution agreements and reporting requirements
  • Support the Board of Directors including financial updates
  • Complete project reports and the organizational annual report
  • Manage organizational filing structure and back-up systems
  • Participate as a member of the Wildsight team on calls and meetings

Requirements

  • An undergraduate degree or training in a related field such as conservation biology, environmental sciences or forestry
  • Demonstrated relevant experience in organization and communication
  • Reliable, self-motivated and independent with a demonstrated ability to initiate engagement of other groups.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, set priorities, meet deadlines and support others to do the same.
  • Understanding of NGO operations, including fundraising, finances, administration, human resources, strategic planning and team building
  • Strong writing skills
  • Commitment to our mission of local inspiration.

To Apply

Applicants are asked to send a cover letter and CV in PDF form to CrestonValley@wildsight.ca on or before November 30, 2019. While WCV hopes the successful candidate will start January 1, 2020, earlier availability may be accommodated. We will continue to accept applications until the right candidate is selected. VCW thanks all applicants for their interest, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted.