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Hiring: Communications Specialist
Organization: Watershed Watch Salmon Society
Location: Work from home anywhere in B.C. where salmon exist.
Date open: January 30, 2023.
Closing date: When filled.
Salary: Negotiable and commensurate with experience.
Approximate range: $63,000-73,000 per year, plus benefits.
Job type: Full-time.
Start Date: As soon as possible.
Put your skills to work for B.C.’s wild salmon and the people and wildlife that depend on them.
Watershed Watch Salmon Society is a respected and influential non-profit organization that promotes wild salmon and watershed conservation in British Columbia. For 25 years we have been boosting habitat protection and restoration, sustainability in salmon fisheries, reform of B.C.’s salmon aquaculture industry, and the implementation of the laws and policies that protect wild fish and the waters they swim in. We are a federally registered charity with a strong track record as a science-based watchdog, working with diverse allies and rallying the public to protect wild salmon and watersheds in B.C. Our team members are located throughout Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland, and we have an engaged base of supporters across the province.
The Communications Specialist will support our small team in all aspects of public communications, to multiple audiences, and through multiple platforms.
We are looking for a highly proficient communicator with a strong conservation ethic and connection to B.C. watersheds and wild salmon. The ideal candidate will want to use their skills to inspire British Columbians to join them in defending our home waters and salmon runs. The Communications Specialist should excel at grasping complex concepts in ecology and resource management and weaving them into compelling stories for regular folks. They should have a well-developed theory of audience and be able to work across multiple platforms, tailoring their messages to diverse groups of people regardless of geography, politics, ethnicity and literacy. This job is perfect for an experienced journalist who is versed in the ecology and management of wild salmon and their habitats in B.C. We would also hire a salmon science or policy expert with exceptional communication skills and experience. This job would NOT be suitable for a marketing professional with minimal knowledge of the ecology and management of salmon in British Columbia.
Web: watershedwatch.ca | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
Affiliated campaign sites: codebluebc.ca, safesalmon.ca, heartofthefraser.ca, alaskasdirtysecret.com
Please email your resume and cover letter to Aaron Hill, Executive Director at email@example.com with “Communications Specialist” in the subject line. When submitting your application please name and save your attachments with your first and last name in the title, such as: "Ann_Smith_Cover_Letter.pdf.” Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.
Watershed Watch is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, political belief, age, gender, sexual orientation or class. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in Canada.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. No phone calls, please.
What others say about Watershed Watch:
“Watershed Watch is an important ally for First Nations peoples in our continued struggle to safeguard wild salmon. The science provided is second to none and advocacy and support for First Nations is Five Star Gold Medal category. They are the organization I turn to every time I need science to support our work for the Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis First Nation, Union of BC Indian Chiefs and the First Nation Wild Salmon Alliance.” — Chief Robert Chamberlin, elected Chief Councillor of Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis First Nation, First Nation Wild Salmon Alliance (2017)
“Watershed Watch is one of my favourite groups and what they have achieved over the past 25 years is amazing!” — Vicky Husband, renowned conservationist, supporter and senior advisor to Watershed Watch, and recipient of the Order of Canada and Order of B.C.
“We support Watershed Watch because they are one of the most effective conservation groups in B.C. They stand out for tackling the threats to wild salmon with a combination of expertise and grassroots energy that gets results. Their work is important because the whole ecosystem benefits from getting more salmon into their home rivers and keeping those rivers healthy.” — Yvon Chouinard, founder, Patagonia and 1% For The Planet.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Mar 14 2023 ID: 66808