Position: Vancouver Program Manager
Organization: Swim Drink Fish
Location of work: Downtown Vancouver, BC
Position Type: Full-time, permanent position
Start Date: August - September, 2019
Swim Drink Fish is a Canada-based organization that connects people with water. We help more than 3-million people discover the importance of nature in their lives and provide them with the knowledge and tools they need to safeguard swimmable, drinkable, fishable water. Fraser Riverkeeper is our flagship initiative in British Columbia.
As the Vancouver Program Manager, your mission is to coordinate the three core projects operating in British Columbia. The Vancouver Water Quality Monitoring Hub tests recreational waters like False Creek and publishes the results to our Swim Guide platform. The Swim Drink Fish Gala takes place in Vancouver every 18-months and is the organization’s most important fundraising and community-building initiative in the region. Outreach and Engagement activities engage water users, government, funders, and other stakeholders in the work that needs to be done to connect people to water and restore swimmable, drinkable, fishable waters for everyone.
This is an incredible opportunity for someone with excellent organizational skills, the ability to lead and inspire team members, and a deep love of water and community.
This is a full-time position with a flexible start date in August - September 2019. Benefits include two weeks paid vacation and health benefits after the first year. The position is based in Vancouver with occasional travel within the Fraser River watershed.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Other Beneficial Skills and Experience
Email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Vancouver Program Manager - Your Name”
A brief letter that describes what is motivating you to apply for this role, how you heard about the position, and why you would make a great addition to the Swim Drink Fish team in British Columbia (Note: this letter is the best place to show us that you’ll be a great member of our close-knit team).
Your resumé (Note: we will consider all relevant work/life experience, skills, and training that are related to the position regardless of how these were acquired).
Names and contact information for two references (Note: we are open to both work and character references). We will not contact reference until after you have interviewed with us.
Optional: Any accommodations you may require during the hiring and interview process.
Swim Drink Fish Canada is committed to having a skilled, diversified workforce reflective of the Vancouver community, and to the equitable representation of women, Indigenous peoples, the LGBTQ+ community, and members of a visible minority group.
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ABOUT SWIM DRINK FISH CANADA:
SWIM DRINK FISH CANADA is a growing charity working for a swimmable, drinkable, fishable future. Our programs bring together law, science, culture, and digital media in order to connect and empower people to restore polluted places, protect human health, and promote thriving natural spaces.
In 2011, Swim Drink Fish Canada built and launched Swim Guide. (http://www.theswimguide.org). Swim Guide is a smartphone app that shows you your closest beaches and tells you whether or not the water is clean enough to swim. Swim Guide has been expanding rapidly to include 7,000 beaches all over Canada, the United States, Mexico, the Bahamas, Australia, and New Zealand. We count nearly 2 million individual users.
Fraser Riverkeeper, a partner of Swim Drink Fish, is a registered charity established in 2004. Fraser Riverkeeper was the first organization to pilot Swim Guide in 2011.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Aug 15 2019 ID: 54506