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Position Title: Program Coordinator, Greater Vancouver Sea-to-Sky Region and Corporate Development

Organization: Fraser Basin Council
Location: Vancouver, BC

Position Term: September 2019 to September 2021, Full-time (opportunity to extend depending on funding sources and performance)

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience and budget available

Reporting to the Regional Manager, Greater Vancouver - Sea to Sky (GVSS) Region, this position assists in the effective administration and delivery of key initiatives within the Greater Vancouver – Sea to Sky (GVSS) region as well as the province-wide Salmon Safe and Corporate Development programs.

Summary of Essential Job Functions:

The Program Coordinator will assist the GVSS Regional Manager and Director of Corporate Development and External Relations in the administration and delivery of initiatives that are guided by the Fraser Basin Council Charter for Sustainability (see and 2016-2021 Strategic Plan (see

Essential job functions are as follows:

Project Administration and Reporting Support

  • Provide coordination, communications and administrative support to the Salmon-Safe BC eco-certification programs for agricuture and urban development.
  • Assist in the preparation of background reports, briefing notes, progress reports, powerpoint presentations for project partners and funders and other external audiences.
  • Provide assistance for sound financial management within projects including tracking project expenditures, payables, labour allocation, etc.

Project Implementation Support

  • Provide coordination, facilitation and administrative support for a wide range of collaborative regional and Corporate Development projects on topics such as fisheries management, energy efficiency and recreation management.
  • Planning, designing, organizing logistical details, and providing on-site support for project meetings, teleconferences, workshops, webinars and other related events including meeting scheduling, note-taking, workshop report, meetings summaries, etc.
  • Assisting with the development and delivery of various print and online communications including media releases, newsletters and social media and online platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter).
  • Conducting applied research, literature reviews, stakeholder interviews, and advisory meetings as inputs to writing reports, papers, briefing notes and presentations on issues related to the Salmon-Safe BC program and urban and agriculture impacts on salmon and watershed health.

Fund Development Support

  • Assist in identifying and pursuing potential funding opportunities including development of funding proposals.
  • Assist in identifying and developing new funder networks.

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

  • University/college degree in one of the following areas community, regional, land use or environmental planning; resource and environmental management; geography; biology and/or expertise as relevant to the position.
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in program coordination and support of complex projects involving multiple interests in governments (including Indigenous governments), the private sector and civil society, preferably in the sustainabiity field.
  • Demonstrated skills in coordinating complex projects and working with a multi-disciplinary staff teams.
  • Well-developed communications and interpersonal skills. Comfort working with diverse audience.
  • Proficiency at using multiple media (including social media) and information technology tools including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Skype, webinar platforms (e.g. Zoom, Go 2 Meeting, etc.), Google Tools (e.g. Calendar, Drive) and other web-based media.
  • Excellent research and writing skills.
  • Experience in the efficient planning and delivery of meetings, workshops, and other events.
  • Attention to detail and ability to track and manage budgets and expenditures;
  • Ability to take initiative and be proficient at time management in a multi-tasking environment.
  • Experience working with First Nations is an asset as well as knowledge and understanding of First Nations’ political, governance, socio-economic and community contexts.
  • Knowledge and understanding of environmental, economic and social dimensions of sustainability issues, policies and practices, particularly in relation to watersheds, water resources and fisheries.
  • Willingness to travel occassionally throughout BC and to work occasional evenings and/or weekends.

FBC offers a comprehensive employee beneifts package which includes medical, dental and insurance coverage, an RRSP contribution matching program and professional development support. The headquarters office is bicycle-friendly and the organization culture is collaborative.

About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a non-profit society that advances sustainability in the Fraser River Basin and across BC. Established in 1997, the Council is a collaboration of four orders of government (Federal, Provincial, Local and First Nations) and those from the private sector and civil society. FBC helps bring people together to find solutions to sustainability issues, and works on such issues as flood management, climate change action and adaptation, air quality, green fleets, sustainable watersheds, and sustainability reporting and education.

Please send your resume and cover letter to:

Application deadline: June 28th, 2019 at 11:59pm.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Thank you for your interest.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jun 10 2019    ID: 53827