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Position: Digital Engagement Coordinator
Organization: Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - British Columbia
Location: Vancouver BC (or remote, anywhre in BC)

Job Posting:
Digital Engagement Coordinator
Full-time Contract until March 31, 2021

Excited about building partnerships and strengthening community? Interested in land and ocean protection? Wondering how you can make a difference in the world?

Then CPAWS-BC’s Digital Engagement Coordinator position might be just what you are looking for. The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – British Columbia (CPAWS-BC) is looking for a motivated and enthusiastic person to join our team on contract through March 31, 2021.


The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – British Columbia (CPAWS-BC) is part of one of Canada’s oldest non-profit conservation groups. We protect wilderness in every corner of BC and deep into the ocean. 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 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 people and people who face systemic barriers to employment.

Position Summary

CPAWS-BC is seeking to fill the new role of Digital Engagement Coordinator. This full-time contract position will work on the Communications and Development team. In this role, you will work closely with the entire staff, including our Ocean and Terrestrial Conservation teams, to build stronger connections with corporate and community partners, and supporters across the province.

We are looking for a person who believes in the power of collaboration and community building, and who is eager to learn more about how protecting nature provides a better, safer future for all of us. You don’t have to have experience working in conservation, but you should be enthusiastic about relationship building and willing to explore and utilize a variety of digital engagement tools.

To successfully fill this role, you will use your knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm to build stronger connections with current community and corporate partners, and seek out new ones. You will identify gaps in our current base of support, and strive to fill them. This could include organizing and attending virtual events and presentations, assisting with conference and symposium planning, tracking relationships and following up on opportunities, and reaching out to groups who don’t know about CPAWS-BC to share our vision and stories of our work. You will develop and strengthen digital engagement opportunities, and make sure that we are talking to the right people at the right time – virtually, of course.

Primary Responsibilities

Your primary role will be to support the Communications and Campaign Teams in creating and delivering virtual events, and growing our supporter list through digital engagement. From promoting events and managing supporter lists, to engaging with community groups such as recreationists and nature-lovers, to hosting events with corporate partners across Metro Vancouver, you will be connecting with people across the province and sharing stories about our work. We know that we are missing opportunities to create partnerships and raise awareness about CPAWS-BC and our campaigns, and we want you to help!

We need you to think strategically about how to effectively showcase our campaigns and connect with communities in a digital space. Sometimes it might be as simple as promoting a campaign event to our current network and asking them to take action to protect nature. But it might also involve identifying unlikely allies, creating opportunities for supporters to share with their networks, connecting with scientists and other experts, or finding businesses to partner with us to defend lands and waters.

You will generate content for a variety of digital media streams, so if you are creative and passionate about telling stories, this will be your time to shine. If you’ve got experience using a variety of social media tools and engagement platforms, we can’t wait to learn from you.

Of course, we need to know that what we are doing is effective, so monitoring and evaluation are important in every role at CPAWS-BC. Everything we do should be based on clear strategies, have solid deliverables, and have a way to measure success. That doesn’t mean that we don’t experience failure — we all do, and you will too! It does mean that we report back on our successes, explore our failures as opportunities for growth, and continually chart a path forward to improve our effectiveness.

Specific Skills

We are looking for someone with as many of the following skills, qualifications, or equivalent experiences as possible. We do not expect anyone to have them all, and encourage you to apply if this sounds like you who you aspire to be:

  • Committed to working through a lens of reconciliation, honouring Indigenous rights and title, and upholding the principles of UNDRIP
  • Ability to work effectively on diverse teams and with a wide range of people
  • Time and task management skills such as creating and sticking to project timelines, especially when working with or leading a team of people
  • Excellent organizational skills that help you track a variety of information and then use it to make decisions
  • Digital communication skills, including confidence and comfort creating social media content on a variety of platforms
  • Strong writing ability and an interest in storytelling
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills that can help you build rapport not only with colleagues, but also with community groups, corporate partners and volunteers
  • Patience to push through challenging tasks with persistence, knowing that a positive outcome is on the horizon
  • The ability to work from home for now, as the CPAWS-BC office is open under limited capacity during the pandemic, and on occasional evenings and weekends when required for events (note: non-standard working hours happen around once a month)

It would also be helpful if you have any of the following skills, though they are by no means required:

  • An artistic flair, which might include digital design, web design, videography, photo and video editing, illustrations and more
  • Fluency or working knowledge in languages other than English
  • Technical writing skills that support writing funding applications and reports


The starting salary for this position is $50,000 annually, pro-rated for the length of the contract.

Preferred Start Date: 07 September or earlier (negotiable)

Application Process

We encourage you to use your cover letter to tell your story and share any information about yourself that you think is important for your application. Please send the cover letter, along with your resume, by midnight (Pacific Daylight Time) on August 09 to . Please clearly state “Digital Engagement Coordinator” in the subject line. You will receive an auto-response informing you that your application has been received.

Because we’re a small staff with limited capacity, please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jul 20 2020    ID: 57094