The key role of the Program Coordinator is to assist the Regional Manager in the coordination,
implementation and administration of the Fraser Basin Council strategic plan and supporting work
plans, in a manner consistent with our Charter for Sustainability.
Event and Project Coordination
- Providing coordination and administrative support roles to collaborative groups, including the Prince George Air Improvement Roundtable, the Nechako Watershed Roundtable, the North Central Local Government Association and Upper Fraser Regional Committee.
- Planning, designing and organizing logistical details and providing on-site support for project meetings, teleconferences, workshops, webinars and other related events.
- 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 communciations, 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, funding reports and Powerpoint presentations for the clients, 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, whose 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 meetings.
Preferred Qualifications and Requirements
- Demonstrated skills in coordinating complex projects and working with a decentralized, multidisciplinary staff team
- Superior ability to communicate with people and engage with diverse jurisdictions, stakeholders, sectors and other partners and audiences
- Proven skills in effective communication through different media, including in-person communication, telephone, email, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Skype and other web-based media
- 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, in relation to sustainable communities, watersheds and water resources, and climate change and air quality
- Willingness to travel within BC and to work occasional evenings and/or weekends
- 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.