About the Opportunity
Delta Farmland & Wildlife Trust (DF&WT) is IMMEDIATELY hiring for the position of EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. This full-time (40 hr/wk) position integrates sustainable agriculture and wildlife management. The work is based in Delta, BC, which is one of Canada's most productive agricultural regions and is recognized as Canada's top Important Bird Area. This is an exciting job opportunity for an enthusiastic, organized, and out-going biologist/agrologist. Tentative start date for the position is January 24-28, 2022.
The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, stewardship programs, research and communications of the organization. Other primary duties include grant writing and fundraising. The position reports directly to the DF&WT Board of Directors.
About Delta Farmland & Wildlife Trust
Delta Farmland and Wildlife Trust (DF&WT) is a non-profit organization that works with farmers in the Fraser River estuary to improve soil health and enhance farmland for wildlife habitat. The mission of the organization is to promote the preservation of farmland and wildlife habitat on the Fraser River estuary through co-operative land stewardship with local farmers.
The DF&WT was established in 1993 by a group of farmers and conservationists who were interested in conserving agricultural and wildlife resources in Delta, British Columbia. The Fraser River estuary supports the highest abundance and diversity of migratory birds in all of Canada over the winter season. As a result, it has been designated as Canada’s top Important Bird Area. The region also boasts a highly productive agricultural sector that produces everything from potatoes to blueberries.
DF&WT Stewardship Programs integrate research, education, and financial incentives to promote the sustainable use of agricultural land within the Fraser River estuary by bringing conservationists and farmers together as “Partners in Stewardship.” These programs provide farmers with cost-share funding to establish wildlife habitat and/or invest in long term soil fertility on their farms. To-date, our programs have supported the planting and maintenance of over 89,000 acres of cover crops, 14,000 acres of grassland set-asides and 10 km of hedgerows. Approximately $10 million in cost-share payments have been disbursed through our stewardship programs to the farming communities of Delta and Richmond, BC to support these sustainable agricultural practices.
By providing solutions to farmers that are compatible with their crop rotations, DF&WT’s Stewardship Programs contribute to the long-term viability of local farming operations. This contributes to the continued availability of farmland for food production and wildlife conservation well into the future.
Roles and Responsibilities
The DF&WT Executive Director is responsible for:
The successful candidate will possess:
Additional assets that will set the successful candidate apart include:
To Apply for the position of DF&WT Executive Director, submit your resume and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org (in the subject line put: "Executive Director Application"). Deadline to apply is January 23, 2022.
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Starting salary: $70,000 to $75,000 based on level of training and practical experience.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however due to the volume of applications, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jan 5 2022 ID: 62298