Position: Species Protection Coordinator
Organization: Georgia Strait Alliance
Location: Lower mainland or Vancouver Island, British Columbia
The Strait of Georgia is home to over 3000 species including the world’s largest octopus, 100 year-old rockfish, vast schools of herring and salmon, millions of birds, seals, sea lions, dolphins and whales. However, the region that is an inspiration for millions of people who live here is under increasing pressure from urban expansion, pollution, and habitat destruction, and the impacts of growing use of these waters has resulted in many species being under threat. The fact that there are now 125 marine species at-risk in the region indicates that the ecosystem is in increasing trouble – meaning that we are all in trouble, as wildlife such as killer whales, salmon, basking sharks and shorebirds are indicators of the health of the planet and the future of all species, including humans.
Georgia Strait Alliance is continuing its role as a leader in advocating for better protection of species at risk in the Salish Sea, including the iconic Southern Resident killer whales, and advocating for marine planning and protection of this unique and threatened ecosystem.
SPECIES PROTECTION COORDINATOR
We are looking to hire just the right person to work with the GSA team as our Species Protection Coordinator, and lead our advocacy, outreach, communication and research related to threats to species in the Salish Sea, and who will be an advocate for action to address them, including protecting their habitat.
This is a full time staff position (with a 3 month probationary period) with a salary range between $41,000 – $46,000, depending on experience, plus benefits and holidays.
Location: Lower Mainland or Vancouver Island
Start date: As soon as successful candidate found
The Species Protection Coordinator will report to the Executive Director.
What you’ll be doing:
Develop and implement campaign plans to achieve the strategic objectives of the Species Protection program
Educate GSA supporters and the broader community about threats to at risk species, and mobilize them to take action to demand better protection. This includes organizing and/or presenting/tabling or ensuring other presence at public meetings and events.
Engage in government relations and policy development to advance Species Protection objectives
Media and communications
Alliance building and networking
Stay abreast of issue-based and political developments related to the Species Protection program and work with Executive Director to determine GSA’s positioning as needed.
What skills you should have:
We are accepting applications until October 24th, 5 pm. Please email your cover letter, resume and references to email@example.com . Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be contacted. Please – no phone calls or follow-up emails.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Oct 4 2018 ID: 48627