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We’re a dedicated, scrappy team working tirelessly on protecting land and waters in every corner of BC and deep into the ocean. This position is a great fit for you if you can combine communications know-how with an understanding of conservation issues, and a passion for protecting wild spaces. If that sounds like you, come work with us!
Compensation: $55,000, plus benefits
Preferred start date: May 10, 2021 (negotiable)
Location: This position can work out of our Vancouver office or may choose to work remotely elsewhere in British Columbia. Currently, the majority of our team is choosing to work from home.
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – British Columbia (CPAWS-BC) is part of one of Canada’s oldest non-profit conservation groups. We have been defending lands and waters in BC since 1978 and are dedicated to keeping BC’s natural environment thriving forever. Nature is BC’s best hope.
CPAWS-BC works on the unceded territories of Indigenous Peoples. We recognize that all people have the right to a healthy environment. Identity, culture, and survival are often deeply rooted in people’s connection to the land and ocean. However, not all people have equal access to and decision-making powers over the use of land and ocean. As a conservation organization, we have the responsibility to uphold the values of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion of marginalized voices and perspectives. CPAWS-BC’s hiring practices give priority to Indigenous people and people who face systemic barriers to employment.
Reporting to the Terrestrial Conservation Manager, the Conservation Coordinator will work closely with the Terrestrial Conservation Team, Communications Team, and other staff to deliver CPAWS-BC’s terrestrial conservation work. The Conservation Coordinator will play a key role in supporting the delivery of terrestrial conservation campaigns and programs, with a primary focus on communications activities.
Campaign communications and public engagement: Support the delivery of communications, marketing, and media components of CPAWS-BC’s terrestrial conservation campaigns.
- Support online community building and engagement through social media channels, website content, and email communications;
- Coordinate the development of communications materials including creative promotional materials and graphics, media releases, e-blasts, action pages, and web content;
- Plan and deliver digital engagement events and contests; and
- Support media monitoring and social listening of key conservation issues and conversations.
Program outreach and campaign delivery: Support the delivery of terrestrial conservation program activities and campaign plans, and coordinate special projects that advance CPAWS-BC’s conservation goals.
- Work with Terrestrial Conservation Team to build relationships with Indigenous partners, with a goal of collaborating on conservation campaigns and related program work
- Support activities that broaden support for conservation campaigns, including outreach to communities, businesses, local governments and other organizations
- Coordinate and support special projects and research opportunities
Coalition building and partner engagement: Support external relationship-building with the goal of broadening support for protected areas and conservation work across the province.
- Participate in coalition meetings to help bring CPAWS-BC’s vision and knowledge into collaborative approaches to conservation issues in BC
- Experience managing social media platforms and delivering social media campaigns
- Experience with graphic design and working knowledge of design programs like Adobe Creative Suite
- Knowledge of protected areas and conservation issues in British Columbia
- Excellent communication and relationship building skills
- Exceptional writing and editing skills
- A keen interest in collaboration and team building
- Time and task management skills such as creating and sticking to project timelines, especially when working with a team of people
It would also be helpful if you have any of the following skills, qualifications or equivalent experiences, though they are by no means required:
- Experience working with Indigenous communities
- Knowledge of or an interest in BC and Canadian politics
- Experience monitoring and tracking media, including use of tools like Cision, MuckRack, Brandwatch, or Agility
- Familiarity with Engaging Networks, WordPress, Hootsuite, and/or NewMode
- Experience with digital events, such as webinar coordination, execution and evaluation
- Skills that support facilitation, such as active listening and summarizing
We encourage you to use your cover letter to tell your story and share any information about yourself that you think is important for your application. Please send the cover letter, along with your resume, by midnight (Pacific Daylight Time) on April 11, 2021 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please clearly state “Conservation Coordinator” in the subject line. You will receive an auto-response informing you that your application has been received.
Because we’re a small staff with limited capacity, please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.