Position: Director of Conservation & Advocacy
Type: Permanent, full-time (1.0 or 0.8 FTE)
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – British Columbia (CPAWS-BC) is part of one of Canada’s oldest non-profit conservation groups. We have been defending lands and waters in BC since 1978 and are dedicated to keeping BC’s natural environment thriving forever. Nature is BC’s best hope.
CPAWS-BC works on the unceded territories of Indigenous Peoples. We recognize that all people have the right to a healthy environment. Identity, culture, and survival are often deeply rooted in people’s connection to the land and ocean. However, not all people have equal access to and decision-making powers over the use of land and the ocean. As a conservation organization, we have the responsibility to uphold the values of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion of marginalized voices and perspectives. CPAWS-BC’s hiring practices give priority to Indigenous, Black, and racialized people, and those who face systemic barriers to employment.
About the Role
The newly created role of Director of Conservation & Advocacy is a senior leader within CPAWS-BC responsible for the oversight and implementation of conservation campaigns and advocacy. They will provide leadership in developing and enacting campaign strategy, developing effective government relations and advocacy plans, oversee stakeholder relations and coalition-building strategies in order to work towards conservation goals.
The Director of Conservation and Advocacy has overall responsibility for:
The ideal candidate brings:
The successful applicant will have the following knowledge, experience, and skills:
How to Apply
Should you be interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Joel Harnest, in confidence, at email@example.com .
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We will respond to all who express interest.
CPAWS-BC strives to maintain and expand a diverse and inclusive workforce. We strongly encourage applicants to state whether they are part of a visible minority, experience challenges with ableism, or are Indigenous. We also welcome applicants who are diverse in other ways, including in sexual orientation, gender identity, or other aspects that contribute to the mosaic of backgrounds at CPAWS-BC.
Position is open until filled. Applications will be received and reviewed on a rolling basis.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Oct 14 2022 ID: 65161