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Ecological Restoration, Indigenous Justice, Land Justice

Position: Organizer
Organization: Wild Bird Trust of BC (WBT)
Location: Maplewood Flats, North Vancouver, British Columbia

The Wild Bird Trust of BC (WBT) Board has identified a thriving ecosystem of members and volunteers as a key strategic priority on its journey to repair relations with Tsleil-Waututh, Coast Salish peoples and the land itself.

The Organizer plays a critical role in our ecosystem and is responsible for nurturing relationships and activating allies towards common purpose as we implement the strategic priorities.

This position is on site at Maplewood Flats in North Vancouver and is accessible by transit. Weekend and evening hours are required. 25 hours per week.

About WBT:

The lands and waters at Maplewood Flats have been occupied by S?lílw?ta? (Tsleil-Waututh) and Coast Salish People since time immemorial. Prior to settler contact and industrialization, the region featured contiguous mudflats across s?lilw??t (Burrard Inlet). Since 1993, the WBT has been managing the 126-hectare conservation area known as Maplewood Flats. Since 2017 the WBT board has been intentional in its work to decolonize conservation and in 2022 shifted governance to a majority local First Nations.

WBT provides wild birds and other species with habitat through ecological protection and restoration, and supports communities with education, culture, and reconciliation programs. Our work is land-based and place-based with a deep commitment to justice for Tsleil-Waututh, Indigenous peoples, and justice for the land. WBT is committed to a culturally-safe and harassment-free environment and workplace.

Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, organize, train, and mobilize members and volunteers to support WBT’s mission
  • Work closely with the Managing Director and staff to activate members and volunteers in support of WBT work plans (ex. propagation, construction, communications, restoration, landscaping, invasive species removal, operations/maintenance, fundraising, research, sales, website, administrative support)
  • Ensure WBT member/volunteer activities are aligned with Tsleil-Waututh Nation (TWN) and WBT strategic priorities
  • Nurture relationships with and across members/volunteers, Tsleil-Waututh community, settler and migrant community, youth, seniors, birders, local organizations, community groups, schools, and businesses
  • Develop and maintain an organizational database [CRM] and track outcomes (ie. number of members, number of activated members)
  • Develop training materials, facilitate meetings and coordinate logistics
  • Internal/external communications
  • Support other priorities identified by Board

Compensation:

$25-$30/hour based on experience

Knowledge/Skills:

  • Prior social, political, environmental justice organizing experience 
  • Knowledge/passion for Indigenous justice, ecology, restoration, wild birds, and native plants
  • Experience initiating, planning, implementing, and reporting on projects 
  • CRM/database management
  • Systems-thinker
  • Experience coordinating and/or working with volunteers and other partners (note: this role can be physically demanding and includes working on the land with volunteers)
  • Cultural safety training and/or willingness to learn
  • Ability to build meaningful and long-lasting relationships
  • Ability to collaborate and work well as part of a team
  • Humility
  • Effective communicator and listener with strong written and verbal skills
  • Experience creating and sharing inspiring and educational content on social media

To apply for this position, please send a resume along with a one-page cover letter describing your interest in becoming the WBT Organizer. Apply to: programs@wildbirdtrust.org . Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.

Application Deadline: Open until filled. No calls please. We thank all candidates for their interest, but we will only contact those
selected for an interview.

We encourage applications from Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish and Coast Salish People. WBT is committed to fostering a culturally-safe and harassment-free workplace where all team members are treated with respect and dignity.


 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Nov 8 2023    ID: 69404