Join our team as Director of Partnerships for Conservation
About the CBT
The Clayoquot Biosphere Trust (CBT) is a registered charity based on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada. Established in 2000, CBT is the only organization in Canada that is both a community foundation and a UNESCO Biosphere. We pair this spirit of community with the power of a global presence to bring more people together for a shared understanding.
We are one of 1800 community foundations worldwide implementing the United Nations’ goals to reduce poverty, end hunger, ensure quality education, and protect the environment. CBT also oversees the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Region designation, one of Canada’s 19 UNESCO biospheres, and sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. Our team works to strengthen the development of all citizens, communities, and the ecosystems on which we all depend, for a future we can all be proud of.
The CBT carries out our work in the territories of hiškʷiiʔatḥ (Hesquiaht First Nation), ʕaaḥuusʔatḥ (Ahousaht), ƛaʔuukʷiʔatḥ (Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations), Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government (Ucluelet First Nation), and tukʷaaʔatḥ (Toquaht Nation). Learn more about the CBT at clayoquotbiosphere.org.
About the Position
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Partnerships for Conservation will build out a new role collaborating with partners on conservation projects, as well as leading research, planning, and engagement activities linked to the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere designation and Canada Target 1. The individual participates in relevant networks and committees aligned with key projects and contributes to the objectives of the Canada Fund Agreement, the MAB Statutory Framework and the MAB Lima Action Plan.
The Director of Partnerships for Conservation gathers, analyzes, and presents knowledge and data as part of the CBT’s Vital Signs program. They work closely with other team members on the relevant granting programs and help raise awareness of CBT programs within and beyond the region. They will work closely with First Nations, organizations, agencies, and researchers who have a connection with conservation of the marine and terrestrial environments.
This position is partially supported with funding from Canada’s Nature Fund.
You are an experienced researcher with strong strategic thinking skills, project planning and management skills, and experience building partnerships and working in relationship. You bring:
- Three-to-five years of experience leading projects that involve multi-sectoral collaboration and networking.
- One-to-three years of experience planning and executing science research programs.
Proven ability to use effective science communication.
- Experience with coordinating and leading formal projects and managing budgets.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to establish and enhance working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
- Demonstrated leadership, presentation, and facilitation skills.
- Fieldwork experience conducting research and/or monitoring.
Work will take place primarily at the CBT office at 316 Main Street, Tofino, and at your home office in the Clayoquot Biosphere Region, depending on the current conditions and to ensure a safe and healthy working environment. In-person participation is expected for team meetings, training, and events. Some regional travel may be required, and applicants must have access to reliable transportation.
What We Offer
The successful applicant can expect a yearly salary of $59,811 - $61,402 depending on knowledge and experience, as well as a comprehensive benefit package. This is 30 hour/week term position starting as soon as possible and continuing until March 31, 2024 with the potential to extend to March 31, 2026, based on project funding.
If you are interested in learning more about this new position, please reach out to Rebecca Hurwitz by phone or email (250-266-0106; email@example.com). If you would like to apply, we welcome a brief cover letter and resume firstname.lastname@example.org. Application review will begin on January 23rd and continue until the position is filled.
We welcome applications from Indigenous people, people with disabilities, BIPOC and racialized individuals, LGBTQ2, and others who may contribute to the CBT's organizational diversity and who share the CBT’s values. Preference will be given to qualified applicants already residing in the Clayoquot Biosphere Region.