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Position: Coastal Douglas Fir Conservation Partnership Coordinator

Pay Rate: $30+ (commensurate with experience), plus 4% vacation paid bi-weekly

Work Schedule: Variable, 30-40 hours/week 

Work Location: Flexible, Vancouver preferred. Some travel will be required.

Contract Timeline: September 30, 2019 - March, 2020 (pending variable work schedule and pay rate)


Position Description

Partnering with the BCCF, the Coastal Douglas-fir Conservation Partnership (CDFCP) is seeking a Coordinator to support the multi-stakeholder Steering Committee with the operations of the partnership.  The CDFCP provides a forum for communication and collaboration for the conservation and stewardship of Coastal Douglas-fir and Associated Ecosystems (see for information). These ecosystems contain more species at risk than any other ecological zone in British Columbia and the area is a high priority for implementing recovery actions for species at risk.  Under the Federal Canada Nature Fund Priority Places initiative, this area has been selected as part of the South West BC Priority Place (link:

The Coordinator will provide administrative, coordination, and communications support for the Steering Committee and Securement Working Group to assist with implementing the CDFCP Conservation Strategy and priorities identified under the Priority Places initiative.  The Coordinator will engage with Local Governments to raise awareness and promote the implementation of the CDFCP Local Government Conservation Planning Guide and species at risk recovery actions.  The Coordinator will report to the CDFCP Steering Committee Chair and Securement Working Group Chair.

Essential Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in one of the following areas or a related field:
    • business, planning, management or communications with a strong demonstrated interest or experience in nature conservation; or
    • natural sciences, conservation biology, biology or environmental studies, with a strong demonstrated interest or experience in organizational management.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in one of the above fields
  • Evidence of strong facilitation, collaboration and oral communication skills
  • Self-starter, able to work with minimal supervision but also in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and implement projects
  • Contract administration skills
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of software, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point programs

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in one of the above fields
  • Academic or applied experience in Conservation Science
  • Fundraising & proposal writing experience
  • Experience with conservation issues and species at risk recovery on the south coast of BC
  • Experience working with Local Governments
  • Experience with ArcGIS
  • Experience with MS Publisher and MS Access or other publishing/database programs
  • Experience with website creation and maintenance
  • Coordination of communications with media and public
  • Knowledge of funding opportunities for conservation
  • Knowledge of conservation partners and contacts within the conservation field
  • Knowledge of related legislation and regulations, conservation policies and local government roles




Support the Partnership (25%)

  • Support the Steering Committee with implementation of the Conservation Strategy
  • Organize meetings, prepare agendas and record minutes for CDFCP Steering Committee and Securement Working Group
  • Create CDFCP website content and oversee website maintenance
  • Provide communication liaison and updates to CDFCP members
  • Review CDFCP related materials and publications before they are finalized


Engage Local Governments to raise awareness and implement the CDFCP Local Government Conservation Planning Guide (25%)

  • Research Official Community Plans undergoing consultation and provide recommendations to local governments for conservation planning, including species at risk recovery
  • Contact local governments to research the status of conservation planning and measures in place to support species at risk recovery
  • Engage local governments to raise awareness and promote objectives for species at risk recovery in the SW BC Priority Places initiative


Implement the CDFCP Conservation Strategy (25%)

  • Oversee and track progress in the implementation of the Conservation Strategy
  • Ensure activities of the Securement Working Group and CDFCP members are coordinated and contribute to the overall goals/objectives
  • Facilitate meetings of Project Teams when required and support project work planning


Program Support and Ongoing Funding (15%)

  • Solicit diversified funding sources for CDFCP operations from government, corporate, and foundation grant opportunities, contract opportunities, as well as public donations
  • Write funding proposals as needed
  • Communicate and coordinate with community organizations and other stakeholders
  • Expand and maintain relationships with funders, partner organizations, key stakeholders
  • Prepare promotional materials for the CDFCP and support efforts to establish the CDFCP brand for marketing and communications


Project Tracking and Financial Management (10%)

  • Oversee program revenues and expenses, ensuring processing of payables and receivables
  • Track and manage project and organizational budgets with assistance from the BCCF administration team
  • Establish procedures for records maintenance, including filing and electronic storage
To apply for this job: 

Submit a cover letter and resume in .pdf format using the form below. Include your name in the file name. 

Only those applicants considered qualified will be contacted for interviews, no phone calls or emails please. 


Closing Date: September 24, 4:30 PM


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