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Oferta compartida por Cristina

Indigenous Bird Conservation Coordinator

Contract type: Fixed-Term (12 months), full-time position, 40 hours per week with the possibility of contract extension, dependent on funding.

Start Date: Early to Mid March, 2022

Location: Coastal BC proximate to the Salish Sea, from White Rock to Port Hardy. There is potential to work from home, although occasional meetings at our Ladner Office may be required, as well as some travel to various coastal communities.

Schedule: Monday to Friday, with occasional work required on weekends. Working hours are flexible and will be dependent on work available, the needs of Indigenous communities and community engagement.

Compensation range is $46,683 – $54,389

Position Overview: Birds Canada is looking to hire a fixed-term, full time Indigenous Bird Conservation Coordinator. The role will involve supporting Indigenous communities in monitoring coastal and marine birds in British Columbia, with a principal focus on the Fraser River Delta. The position will also require engaging with and learning from participating Indigenous communities, determining their needs, and learning how Birds Canada can best support the bird conservation requirements of each community. The position will require working closely with resource staff within Indigenous communities to identify and support any bird-related projects they may be undertaking as well as coordinating with Birds Canada staff regionally.

Duties and Responsibilities
Engage with resource staff from Indigenous communities in coastal BC, with a focus on the Salish Sea region
Work with Indigenous communities to co-develop a bird monitoring knowledge exchange
Lead Birds Canada staff in learning about the bird-related interests of Indigenous communities in the Salish Sea, and elsewhere on the BC coast
Work with Indigenous resource staff on bird-related projects
Manage logistics of educational exchanges with the Indigenous communities of the Salish Sea region

Skills and Experience
Minimum of 2 yrs. experience working with Indigenous communities in coastal BC
Familiarity undertaking field surveys of birds
Experience managing logistics of field activities
Experience in bird identification is fundamental; particularly coastal birds of BC
Knowledge of UNDRIP and the history of Indigenous relations in BC
Sound judgement with the ability to problem-solve, propose solutions, and work with minimal supervision
Strong written and oral communications skills
Post-Secondary degree an asset

English (French or Indigenous language skills are an asset, for example in Squamish, Sechelt, Halkomelem, or North Straits Salish)

COVID-19 Considerations
As per Birds Canada Return-to-Work Policy, all employees are required to provide proof of vaccination in order to work-on-site. Birds Canada’s COVID-19 guidelines are subject to change, but currently require that when working on-site, employees are required to wear a mask at all times with the exception of their own personal office/workspace, are reminded to wash their hands and sanitize frequently and must complete COVID-19 screening each morning.

To Apply

Please submit your CV and cover letter to Pamela Poole, HR Manager via email to ppoole @ by February 6, 2022. While we thank all who apply, only those applicants being considered for the position will be contacted.

Birds Canada is committed to improving levels of diversity among its volunteers, membership, staff, and board to reflect the diversity of Canada. In an effort to do so, we are actively working to create a more inclusive recruitment and hiring process. Birds Canada encourages and welcomes all individuals, including those belonging to marginalized groups or differing abilities to apply. Applicants belonging to racialized groups, who identify as Indigenous, LGBTQ+, or who have differing abilities are therefore invited to self-identify in their cover letter.

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