BSC British Columbia Project Coordinator
Bird Studies Canada seeks applicants for a full time position as a British Columbia Project Coordinator (hereafter referred to as Coordinator). The Coordinator works with the British Columbia Program Manager and other BSC staff, and reports to the British Columbia Program Manager.
The Coordinator has primary responsibility for the coordination of volunteers and assisting the delivery of the Vancouver Urban Birds Project, the Coastal Waterbird and Beached Bird Surveys, the Alien Invasive Species Project, and the Important Bird Areas program in British Columbia.
The Coordinator, with assistance from other BC Staff, has secondary responsibilities for helping to promote, organize and deliver regional and national volunteer surveys of birds in British Columbia as directed by his/her manager (including, but not limited to, Canadian Lakes Loon Survey, Nocturnal Owl Surveys, Project FeederWatch, Project NestWatch, Christmas Bird Counts).
The position is based at the Pacific Wildlife Research Centre, where the BSC British Columbia Program is co-located with the Canadian Wildlife Service in Delta. The Coordinator will be required to travel within the province.
- The Coordinator should hold a Diploma, B.Sc. or M.Sc. in wildlife ecology, conservation or a related field, and have relevant work experience.
- The successful candidate must be able to work on several different projects concurrently, must be well motivated, and highly organized.
- The position requires strong volunteer coordination, data management and communication skills (written and oral), experience in statistical analysis and graphic design, and computer skills (MS Office-proficient, including Word, Excel, Access and Power Point).
- Ornithological experience and familiarity with GIS, website design and marine ecosystems are preferred.
- A valid driver’s license is also required.
- Experience developing stewardship projects and/or working with the forestry and or fisheries sectors.
- Experience working in an urban setting with appropriate partners.
- Ability to identify most BC birds by sight and sound.
- Record of publications in peer-reviewed journals or the grey-literature.
The Coordinator’s starting wage range will be C$44,651 to C$61,235 plus 3 weeks vacation along with health and dental benefits.
Application Deadline – July 8, 2018 (interviews scheduled to begin on July 16, 2018).
To apply send a short cover letter, highlighting your qualifications, as well as your resume or CV, plus two references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications that fail to highlight relevant qualifications and experience will not be considered.
Bird Studies Canada welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
While Bird Studies Canada welcomes all applications, only those applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted.