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Position: West Coast Program Director - BC Region
Organization: Nature Conservancy Canada
Location: Vancouver BC

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is the nation’s leading not-for-profit, private land conservation organization, working to protect our most important natural areas and the species they sustain. Since 1962 NCC and its supporters have protected 2.8 million acres (more than 1.1 million hectares) of ecologically significant land across Canada. NCC takes a collaborative, science-based approach to achieve conservation success for the sake of nature and Canadians. With a national office in Toronto and seven regional offices across the country, NCC delivers results you can walk on.

Purpose and General Description

NCC’s West Coast Program stretches from the Lower Mainland to the Tatlayoko Valley, to the southern tip of Vancouver Island. The Program Director will manage a substantial conservation portfolio within the West Coast sub region and oversee new and innovative conservation efforts within this landscape. The objective of this position is the effective conservation of priority habitats within the sub region, focusing on private and public land protection and stewardship, based on good science. The Program Director provides entrepreneurial leadership in developing and implementing a well-funded, community-based conservation program that sustains the significant biodiversity and ecological integrity of natural systems within the sub region. The incumbent will maintain and build partnerships with local communities, Indigenous nations, corporations other non-profit organizations and government agencies. The Program Director will manage and administer NCC projects and activities; identify and develop new opportunities to advance project goals, take a lead role in private and public fundraising within the sub region, take the lead on landowner contact and negotiations; and develop and manage annual objectives and budgets. The position will collaborate with other NCC staff and departments, regionally and nationally, when appropriate.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Dec 4 2018    ID: 49536