Local recruitment: Program Lead (Northern Interior) via GoodWork

Fraser Basin Council

Prince George, BC, Canada 🇨🇦

Position: Program Lead, Northern Interior (Prince George office)
Organization: Fraser Basin Council
Location: we would like the candidate to be located in Prince George BC, but would consider a temporary remote or virtual option.

Position Term: full-time until September 30, 2022 with possibility of extension depending on available funding. Part-time will be considered for the right candidate.
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Summary of Essential Job Functions

Reporting to the Regional Manager, this position assists in the effective management, coordination, implementation and administration of Fraser Basin Council programs and operations within the Northern Interior region. This position is for a 1-year term of employment, starting in October 2021, with the potential for extension, subject to performance and available financial resources.

In addition, the Program Lead role is to assist the Regional Manager in the management, coordination, implementation and administration of the Fraser Basin Council strategic plan and supporting work plans, in a manner consistent with our Charter for Sustainability.

Key Responsibilities

In collaboration with the FBC regional team and participating organizations across the Northern Interior region and beyond, the Program Lead will support the management, coordination, and administration of the Nechako Watershed Roundtable in the following key roles and responsibilities:

Administration:

  • Administration and coordination, including meeting scheduling, producing and distributing agendas and minutes, follow up on action items
  • Provide support for online tools and events, such as webinars and presentations, and assist with organizing meetings, recording discussions and producing and disseminating discussion summaries and meeting minutes.
  • Liaise with the Fraser Basin Council team, NWR core committee, co-chairs,  working groups, and roundtable members, contractors, partner and participating organizations, advisors and stakeholders.

Finance and budget:

  • Develop and write grant proposals to sustain secretariat operations and programming
  • Prepare, submit and track grant reports
  • Track current and future spending and reporting
  • Provide budget and finance updates to the Core Committee

Communications:

  • Carry out communications activities such as the development and implementation of communications plans, preparation of regular newsletters, development of social media and web content,
  • Liaise with NWR members, the public and the media
  • Develop summaries, briefing notes, presentations, reports, and communications materials for a variety of audiences.

Nechako Watershed Roundtable Working Groups and Projects:

  • Organize, facilitate and support workshops related to watershed-level land-use planning
  • Support data and file sharing with partner organizations
  • Support overall project management, including internal and external meetings, workplan management, etc. as needed

Regional Responsibilities:

Event and Project Coordination

  • Providing coordination and administrative support roles to collaborative groups, including the Nechako Watershed Roundtable.
  • Planning, designing and organizing logistical details and providing on-site support for project meetings, teleconferences, workshops, webinars and other related events.

Communications

  • Providing information to government, private sector, community and resident interests on the activities of the Fraser Basin Council and on key sustainability issues in the region.
  • Assisting with the development and delivery of various print and online communications, including media releases, newsletters and social media and online platforms (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, website/blog maintenance). 

Administration / Operations

  • Assisting in the preparation of background reports, briefing notes, progress reports and presentations to local governments, project partners, funders and other external audiences.
  • Providing assistance to maintain the effective operations of collaborative groups, which includes committee meeting planning, note-taking and liaison with committee members as needed
  • Providing assistance and support for sound financial management within projects, which work includes tracking project expenditures, payables and labour allocations
  • Assisting in identifying and pursuing potential funding opportunities, including developing funding proposals
  • Participating in Fraser Basin Council staff and Board meetings.

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements

  • University/college degree in community, regional, land use or environmental planning; resource and environmental management; geography; biology and/or expertise as relevant to the position.
  • Knowledge of Provincial water-related acts and regulations
  • Demonstrated skills in coordinating complex projects and working with a decentralized, multi-disciplinary staff team
  • Superior ability to communicate with people and engage with diverse jurisdictions, stakeholders, sectors and other partners and audiences
  • Proven skills in the effective communication through different media, including in-person communication, telephone, email, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Skype and other web-based media
  • Experience working in a collaborative environment
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Experience in the planning and delivery of meetings, workshops and other events
  • Attention to detail and ability to track and manage budgets and expenditures
  • Ability to take initiative and manage time, complete delegated tasks efficiently and work with minimal supervision
  • Knowledge and understanding of environmental, economic and social dimensions of sustainability issues, policies and practices, particularly in relation to watersheds and water resources
  • Willingness to travel within BC and to work occasional evenings and/or weekends

How to Apply

Send resume and cover letter to Kim Menounos (kmenounos[at]fraserbasin.bc.ca) no later than Monday October 18, 2021.

Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.

Only those short-listed will be contacted.

FBC offers a comprehensive employee benefits package, which includes medical, dental and other insurance coverage, an RRSP contribution matching program and professional development support.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, to ensure staff safety and in compliance with the BC Ministry of Health recommendations for social distancing, staff have the option of working remotely from home and / or working from the office where social distancing between colleagues can be implemented.

FBC is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We recognize the importance of empowering vulnerable and marginalized communities, including Indigenous peoples, people of colour, women, LGBTQIA2S+ people and those with disabilities.  As such, we encourage applications from all segments of society, including people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.

About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a non-profit society that advances sustainability throughout British Columbia with a core focus on the Fraser Basin. Established in 1997, the Council is a collaboration of four orders of government (Federal, Provincial, Local and First Nations) and those from the private sector and civil society. FBC helps bring people together to find solutions to sustainability issues, and works on such issues as flood management, climate change action and adaptation, air quality, green fleets, sustainable watersheds and fisheries, and sustainability reporting and education. We are grateful at the Fraser Basin Council to live and work on the unceded, ancestral territories of the Indigenous Nations of British Columbia.


POSITION TYPE

EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

DEGREE REQUIRED