Do you want to work with a team of exceptionally talented and bright people to make a real difference in the world?
Are you detailed oriented, love numbers and budgets, and thrive on managing diverse projects and enjoy bringing them to life?
LOCATION: Surrey or Kamloops (Hybrid – office)
The British Columbia Conservation Foundation is seeking an energetic, organized and adaptable person to fill the fast-paced role in project management. The ideal candidate will possess both work and life experience in the natural environment and enjoy working on financial budgets. This ideally includes education in accounting and the environmental sector. The individual brings a positive can-do attitude to the job, as well as a willingness to learn, adapt, and respond quickly while maintaining a high standard of attention to detail. This is primarily an office-based position.
Regional Coordinators are responsible for providing project management and services including; applying for and administering grant related projects. They manage assigned projects, hire contractors and staff, and liaise with our partners. The Regional Coordinator reports to the Regional Manager.
Tasks of the Regional Coordinator include:
Implement and project manage contracts to completion
- Maintain an annual $1,000,000 portfolio within a region or program area.
- Manage budgets and financials as developed with colleagues and project partners, provide updates and associated project reports, invoices and summaries.
- Serve as a day-to-day liaison with other agencies and partners.
- Respond to requests for contract management services including contract development, creating project plans, financial budgets, setting up timelines, deliverables and reporting.
- Prepare and submit grant applications and/or proposals.
- Maintain database records as it relates to their region.
- Secure insurance as required.
Handle aspects of staff recruitment as required. This may include:
- Compose job descriptions, advertise, review resumes, and shortlist candidates.
- Schedule interviews in conjunction with project partners/technical leads.
- Support employee onboarding needs.
- Support payroll.
- Negotiate/create subcontracts and track the life of a project.
- Support Field Staff
Work in conjunction with the Safety Administrator to set up safety support for staff.
In conjunction with the Safety Administrator to confirm that all field staff have appropriate first aid supplies and safety equipment.
Provide direction to employees and address employee concerns in a professional and confidential manner.
Organizational and Community Engagement
Attend (potentially help facilitate) relevant meetings, workshops and committees, including work with Indigenous communities.
Contribute to organizational strategic and operational planning and internal committees.
Other tasks as agreed and assigned by the Regional Manager and/or Executive Director
Ability to manage projects from initiation to successful completion within strict deadlines and within budget.
- Post-secondary education related to environmental sciences, which may include renewable resources in management, fish, wildlife and recreation or related diploma.
- Strong financial literacy skills.
- Field experience and knowledge of field safety protocols.
- Good communications and writing skills.
- Experience with supporting grant applications and report writing.
- Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office required. (Sage 300 is an asset)
- Passion for biodiversity, conservation and sustainability.
- Passionate about equity, diversity and inclusion with the ability to support purposeful change.
- Sound analytical problem solving and budget skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work on a variety of tasks both independently and as a supportive contributor to the team.
- Understanding of environmental projects and field work.
- Ability to manage a changing workload.
- Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment, while simultaneously being highly organized.
- Ability to edit technical reports.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
In your cover letter, tell us why you are passionate about conservation in BC and your experience in managing projects.
All short-listed applicants will be required to complete a Word and Excel proficiency test as part of the interview process.
Anticipated Start date: May 1, 2023 or as soon as possible
Wage: $23-$31/hr* (*pending Board approval)
Hours: 5 days per week (37.5 hours a week) – flexible work hours
Term: Permanent position with a 3-month probation period
Extended Benefit plan available after 3 months
Amazing work culture with smart colleagues, working on the environmental issues around BC.
A chance to make an impact on the health of our province and planet.
Closing Date: Sunday April 2, 2023. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and this posting may close early.
Interviews: Week of April 10, 2023 (tentative)
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To apply for this job:
Submit a cover letter and resume in .pdf format using the form below. Include your name in the file name.
We recognize the importance of a diversified workforce, and we encourage Indigenous People(s), First Nations, and Métis candidates, women, members of visible minorities and persons with different abilities to apply.
While the BC Conservation Foundation does not currently have a mandatory COVID-19 policy, we take The BC Public Health Officer’s guidelines seriously. Many of clients have enacted mandates that stipulate vaccination requirements be met by their workers and contractors. In light of this we encourage all BC Conservation Foundation employees, our contractors and volunteers to be fully vaccinated before entering client mandated worksites, unless having a properly supported human rights exemption reflected under the provisions of the BC Human Rights Code.
The BC Conservation Foundation respectfully acknowledges that we operate on the traditional and unceded territory of many Indigenous Peoples throughout British Columbia.
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