We are hiring! – Invermere – Wildsight program coordinator

Program Coordinator
Deadline to apply: 4 p.m. on March 13, 2022
Remuneration: $25 to $30/hour, depending on experience
Scope: Part-time (18-30 hours/week), with possibility of evolution
Target start date: April 1, 2022
Location: Invermere, BC

Are you passionate about the environment and want to make a difference in your community? Wildsight Invermere is looking for an outgoing, driven individual to work with our Branch Manager and dynamic Board of Directors. We are a long-standing local ENGO dedicated to promoting environmental stewardship and community sustainability in the Upper Columbia Valley. This work provides an opportunity to realize our ongoing programs and develop new project ideas that support our vision and mandate.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Program Coordinator supports leadership and management to ensure Wildsight Invermere achieves the organization’s mandate. This goal is achieved by working directly with the Branch Manager and Wildsight Invermere Board of Directors, who set policy and strategic direction. This position requires a dynamic individual who will be responsible for the development, delivery and management of the program; communications and outreach; and fundraising and administration.

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Overview

● Worked with Branch Manager to complete Wildsight Invermere work plan

● Collaborate with the Branch Manager and the Board of Directors in the development of annual work plans, strategic direction and financial projections

● Develop new initiatives that support our vision and mandate as they fit into our strategic plan

● Increase the organization’s visibility and reputation in the community to continue to engage new residents and those with deep roots in the Columbia Valley

Management

● Work with Board of Directors and Branch Manager to set and implement strategic direction and policies

● Oversee Spark (Wildsight Invermere’s electric vehicle sharing program) in its promotion and operation

● Main organization of the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, annual fundraiser in November

● Identify opportunities in the community to engage with other groups around environmental and climate change issues

● Develop relationships with community partners and businesses, regarding public engagement and funding

● Identify volunteer opportunities; recruit and manage volunteers

● Represent the organization in the community through outreach and engagement opportunities

● Work with the Branch Manager to maintain the financial viability of the organization by identifying and applying for grants and facilitating fundraising opportunities

● Provide support to the Wildsight Invermere Board of Directors, including coordination of the Annual General Meeting and regular attendance at Board meetings.

● Contribute to the credibility of the organization

Communications and Outreach

● Communicate with the public and partners through regular social media, e-newsletters, website and presentations

● Create communication materials including press releases, emails, posters and digital content

● Respond to pressing local issues that require a formal written response to government, media or community members

● Develop innovative initiatives to increase our membership and community engagement

● Develop and coordinate public events such as speakers, films and workshops, which align with current programming and ongoing areas of interest, including event setup and implementation

● Update and maintain the Wildsight Invermere web page and database under the supervision of Wildsight Regional

● Effectively use the database to manage events, donors, volunteers and contact information

● Participate in information sharing with Wildsight Regional and other Wildsight branches

● Represent Wildsight Invermere as appropriate at community meetings and events, as well as with local government and other organizations

● Respond to requests from organizations and the public

Administration

● Track activities and hours monthly in report to Branch Manager and Board of Directors

● Provide monthly reports to Wildsight Invermere Board of Directors and Wildsight Regional as requested

● Maintain Wildsight Invermere office space and equipment

● Work with the Branch Manager to create and maintain budget goals for the entire organization and for specific projects

● Ensure that the organization completes all required reports

● Maintain Wildsight Invermere’s shared Google Drive to ensure documents are organized

The necessary required

● Committed environmental ethics

● Local/regional knowledge

● High level of self-motivation and ability to work without supervision

● Exceptional interpersonal skills

● Strong written and oral communication skills

● Willingness to work evenings and weekends if necessary

● Proven grant writing skills

● Strong computer skills

● Valid driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle

● Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status

TO APPLY:

Please complete the application form before 4 p.m. on March 13, 2022

Only candidates invited for an interview will be contacted. We thank all applicants for their time and interest. For any information, please contact [email protected]

Context of the organization:

The Invermere Branch of Wildsight has been the environmental voice of the Upper Columbia Valley since 1989. We are a registered non-profit organization in British Columbia, governed by an engaged Board of Directors and supported by active members and volunteers. Our work aims to promote environmental stewardship and conservation in our community and to celebrate this place we call home. We organize community events for all ages through inspirational workshops, speakers (like David Suzuki), films and outings. We are also undertaking great initiatives such as Pesticide Free Invermere, the Wilmer Wetlands Cleanup and the Lake Enid Restoration Project. We work with Wildsight Regional and the other five Wildsight branches.

Wildsight’s vision is to inspire a shared community desire to protect our natural world for future generations. We envision expansive and connected wilderness areas for wildlife, from grizzly bears to woodpeckers to trout. We envision clean air and clear water from mountain watersheds to our lakes. We see thriving and sustainable communities made up of engaged and educated citizens.

We are proud to share the successes we have had!

● We launched rural Canada’s first all-electric vehicle sharing program called Spark.

● We engage our community through Wild Connections, an education, restoration and entertainment program.

● Every year, we have organized the Wild & Scenic Film Festival for eight years!

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