GSA is hiring an Assistant for our Clean Marine BC program (CMBC), which includes our green boating and voluntary marina eco-certification program. CMBC empowers boating facilities and boaters to minimize any impacts on the environment from recreational boating.
Compensation: $16.10/hour for 35 hours per week, plus vacation pay and sick leave, and a flexible work environment
Preferred start date: this is an 8-week position starting October 18, 2021
Eligibility: Due to funding restriction, the successful applicant must be 30 years or younger on October 18th.
The Clean Marine BC Assistant will be responsible for two projects:
Managing development of our CMBC marina eco-certification online/virtual platform: this will involve working with a software developer to complete the conversion of our CMBC marina eco-certification program to a digital platform, which includes taking the self-assessment process from manual to online. Working with the software developer, the Assistant will help complete the transfer of the manual assessment form to the digital platform to the point of being ready for use by participating marinas across British Columbia. Tasks will include testing of marina enrollment and certification processes, developing and designing both internal and external facing dashboards, and entering real time enrollments and certifications within the CMBC program from both client and GSA perspective.
Preparing outreach materials for our CMBC dock-walking program: this will involve assisting with the development of a boater spill kit and survey which will create a baseline of boaters’ understanding of best practices for minimizing the negative impacts on the marine environment from their recreational boating operations. Development of the boater kit will include assembling materials to include in the kit, preparing instructions for graphic designer, procuring supplies such as absorbent spill pads, and conducting research to develop a boaters’ survey. The boater kits will be used at the February 2022 Vancouver International Boat Show, and volunteers will be trained to use the kit and survey during dock-walking in summer 2022, reaching a large number of boaters on the B.C. coast.
This position works closely with other team members, and reports to the Clean Marine BC Coordinator.
You will succeed in this role if you are adaptable and organized, able to change focus when necessary while keeping in mind deadlines and key priorities. You are detail oriented, a systems thinker with strong digital skills, and like making digital systems work better. The work can be both challenging and rewarding, and rewards patience, good planning and flexibility.
Experience and Qualifications
We understand that not all experience looks the same, and encourage applicants to share how their experiences relate to the qualities below:
- Ability to work with software developers, oversee a system design, and comfort working on digital platforms
- Ability to communicate with technical experts, the public, and our clients
- Able to take direction while leading a project, undertaking the necessary research while working both independently and as part of a team
- Attention to detail and problem solving skills
- Adaptable and enjoys handling a diversity of tasks
It would also be helpful if you have any of the following skills, qualifications or equivalent experiences, though they are by no means required:
- Comfort in connecting and working with colleagues online, in an organization where staff are not all located in one office
- A boater with interest in protecting the environment for impacts from recreational boating
- Experience with excel, CRMs and software development
Georgia Strait Alliance is strongly committed to equality, diversity, anti-racism, and to being a welcoming and inclusive workplace. Like many organizations, we have recognized and are learning the ways we have benefited from and perpetuated white supremacy culture and colonialism in our sector and our organization. We are committed to and are continuing our journey of learning and unlearning, transforming into a more just, equitable and inclusive organization and bringing that lens to all of our work.
We encourage applications from Indigenous persons, members of racialized communities, women, persons with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities to advance the mission of GSA. GSA will make reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities upon request.
Location: The position will work primarily from home, with several visits to our Nanaimo office during the 8-week term. If not located in Nanaimo, an ability to commute to Nanaimo for the day is necessary. GSA provides systems and tools to create a rich team environment in our geographically distributed structure. We also have strict COVID-19 protocols in place and we follow all requirements issued by the BC Public Health Officer.
About Georgia Strait Alliance
GSA is the only organization with a focus on the health of the marine environment of the entire region of the Strait of Georgia (the northern arm of the Salish Sea). Our focus is on building awareness of the fragility, complexity and importance of the natural world in this region, and working with others to advocate for its protection. Our mission connects the health of the natural environment with the health of the people who live here, building power in diverse communities so that this rich environment supports everyone for generations to come.
GSA’s work is built on principles of collaboration, using the best available science and being solutions oriented. We strive to collaborate with communities to identify threats to the region, develop solutions to those threats, and work over the longer term with others to mitigate these threats. The spirit of ‘alliances’ that our founders nurtured is still present within GSA and in the way we work to protect this region.
As a primarily white-led organization, we are committed to change, to recognizing our responsibility to challenge and address harmful patterns in our work, and create a more diverse and equitable organization, as we have fallen short in the past. We are committed to embedding our work in equity, diversity and inclusion and ensuring that our mission is one that is inclusive of all communities and people, and we look forward to the Clean Marine BC Assistant joining us on this journey and bringing their unique perspective to our team.
Most of the staff at GSA work from their home offices on the unceded territories of many Coast Salish Nations. We also have 2 offices, one on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) people (known as Vancouver) and one on the territories of the Snuneymuxw people (known as Nanaimo).
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