Position: Coastal Stewardship Network Program Manager
Organization: Coastal First Nations - Great Bear Initiative
Location: anywhere in BC, ideally located on the coast (see below)
The Coastal First Nations - Great Bear Initiative Society (CFN-GBI) is a not-for-profit organization established in 2003. It is owned, governed, and operated by a unique alliance of First Nations which collaborates to protect coastal lands and waters, and to support a new conservation-based economy in their territories. The members of CFN-GBI are the Wuikinuxv, Heiltsuk, Kitasoo/Xai’Xais, Nuxalk, Gitga’at, Metlakatla, Gitxaala, Council of the Haida Nation, Old Massett, and Skidegate.
In addition to its business ventures, the work of CFN-GBI is undertaken by a range of programs and initiatives, including: Land Stewardship, Marine Planning, Fisheries Reconciliation, Climate Action, and the Coastal Stewardship Network.
Coastal Stewardship Network
The Coastal Stewardship Network (CSN) began as the Coastal Guardian Watchman (CGW) Network in 2005 and works to support CFN-GBI member-Nations’ stewardship offices in building capacity to monitor, steward, and protect their territories.
The Coastal Stewardship Network seeks to accomplish its goals via five strategic priorities:
The CSN Program Manager (PM) is responsible for delivering on the above listed strategic priorities. This includes managing the programs, activities, and budgets of the Coastal Stewardship Network, and managing a team of contractors that support capacity development and provide other programming to the stewardship offices of CFN-GBI member-Nations.
Duties & Responsibilities
The CSN PM is guided by the CFN Guardian Strategic Plan, and oversees the planning, management, and administration of the Coastal Stewardship Network including:
Planning: Undertaking strategic planning, developing operational plans and annual budgets, ensuring delivery of programs, and developing new programs as necessary;
Project Management: Developing proposals and budgets, securing funding, tracking finances across multiple complex agreements, and completing reporting for all CSN projects;
Team Management: Managing, coordinating, and supporting a remote team of contractors and sub-contractors and providing oversight to their projects;
Network Support: Coordinating opportunities for CFN-GBI stewardship staff to share knowledge and practices (e.g., CSN Annual Gathering) and provide guidance and input on CSN activities (e.g. CSN Technical Advisory Committee meetings); and
Partnership Building: Liaising with other organizations involved in training, research and monitoring on the Coast and supporting partnerships that improve the CSN’s projects/or build capacity.
The following experience is not required but would be considered an asset:
Terms of Contract
Please send your application, including a resume and cover letter to Debbie Kinequon at firstname.lastname@example.org , please include Coastal Stewardship Network Program Manager Application in the email subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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CFN-GBI selects its contractors on the basis of merit and is committed to workplace equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however qualified applicants of Indigenous ancestry will be given priority.
Application deadline is 5:00pm Friday, June 25, 2021.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jun 7 2021 ID: 60170