Conservation Projects Manager
Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES) is a community-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to encouraging stewardship of our natural world through environmental education and conservation action based in Stanley Park. We are seeking a highly motivated individual to identify, lead and manage Conservation Projects including habitat enhancements, restoration initiatives, urban wildlife monitoring & best management practices, and liaising with the Park Board for ecological integrity.
If you have strong strategic and technical ecology experience, are a keen leader for a small team of staff and volunteers, and you have a passion for connecting diverse audiences to nature through hands-on action, we encourage you to apply:
The Conservation Projects Manager is responsible for
- identifying, planning and developing conservation projects based on ecological needs for Stanley Park;
- managing two field technician staff plus numerous volunteers; hiring, directing, coaching, evaluating, as applicable
- collaborating with a diversity of program partners and stakeholders including but not limited to Vancouver Park Board and academic institutions;
- setting objectives and timelines, and accomplishing grant & contract deliverables that reflect the organization’s mission as well as public image;
- setting and tracking work plans, budgets, and data;
- providing technical direction on diverse data collection and monitoring of field programs;
- evaluating the effectiveness of programs and projects
- undertaking wildlife inventories based on RISC standards; maintaining appropriate permits; staying current on wildlife laws and Best Management Practices;
- responding to emerging issues while attending to ongoing projects and related administration;
- delivering media interviews; speaking at public forums as a SPES representative;
- contributing to grant applications; writing project, contract and grant reports.
- Minimum B.Sc. degree in ecology, conservation or resource management or Diploma of Technology and minimum 3 years effective technical experience in varied conservation resource management relevant to BC ecology;
- Minimum of 3 years of experience in a diversity of stewardship/conservation project management;
- RPBio designate a preferred asset
- Strong understanding of BC ecology and wildlife; strong knowledge of conservation issues in local Vancouver region;
- Demonstrated success in effectively hiring, coaching, supervising, evaluating and managing employees; demonstrated success in engaging volunteers;
- Demonstrated experience in successfully planning and implementing community based habitat conservation action through multi-disciplinary teams and diverse community partners
- Excellent ecological data collection and analysis skills, citizen science, and competence in collaborating with stakeholders; prioritizing restoration and enhancement
- Self-directed, self-motivated, organized and flexible; diplomatic and a team player
- Excellent oral communication and presentation skills; clear and accurate writing skills
- Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills with a collaborative work style;
- Effective management of overlapping priorities and deadlines; creativity in solving problems;
- Proven ability to create and effectively manage project and program budgets;
- Passion for nature and belief in the SPES mission;
- Experience working with diverse groups including First Nations, planners, environmental organizations, government agencies, academic institutions, and others an asset
- Commitment to frequently work outdoors in any weather conditions with a flexible schedule that may occasionally include evenings and weekends.
- Working knowledge of GIS methodologies an asset as well as experience with RISC standard survey techniques and environmental law/regulations (eg.Species at Risk Act)
- Proficiency in MS Suite including Excel, Access database system; experience with Lightroom, InDesign, Photoshop, (etc) an asset
- Standard first aid including CPR C (can be provided)
- Class 5 BC Drivers License
- Criminal Records check including vulnerable sector search
Hours: FULLTIME, REGULAR 37.5 hours per week
Pay: $50,000 - $55,000 / annum
Application closing date: September 16, 2018
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Mail or email only to:
Dylan Rawlyk, Executive Director
Stanley Park Ecology Society /
PO Box 5167 / Vancouver, BC V6B 4B2
For E-mail applicants:
Please state "Conservation Projects Manager" followed by your name in Subject Heading.
Send both your cover letter and résumé as attachment(s).
Apply by: September 16, 2018 Early applications encouraged
We thank all candidates but only those receiving an interview will be contacted.