Job Posting - Conservation Program Manager

The Thompson-Nicola Conservation Initiative (TNCI) is seeking a dynamic and skilled professional to help develop, lead and manage a new partnership of diverse conservation organizations and Indigenous communities that are working to advance biodiversity conservation. The program manager will report to and provide coordination for the TNCI Coordination Team by scheduling and facilitating meetings, developing workshops, and preparing progress reports and funding applications. The program manager will work with partners and consultant(s) to develop an operational plan for the TNCI, and a 3-year action plan that identifies priority conservation projects for implementation.

This is an 18-month full time position with renewal based on a performance review and funding. Salary offered is $60,000-$80,000/year depending on qualifications and experience. Flexibility around contract work, work share, and other arrangements may be considered.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and support TNCI Coordination Team meetings and identify opportunities for partners’ continued engagement in the TNCI.
  • Work with Indigenous communities to ensure Indigenous values, perspectives and objectives are incorporated into all TNCI processes and initiatives.
  • Provide advice on strategic direction and priorities for project implementation and provide progress reports to the TNCI Coordination Team.
  • Act as the primary contact for TNCI inquiries and develop communications and outreach for the partners and the public.
  • Secure funding for the TNCI program, prepare budgets, track expenses and provide financial reporting for granting agencies and the TNCI Coordination Team.
  • Manage and direct contractors/employees as needed.

Successful candidates will have:

  • Post secondary degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience in conservation planning, ecology, natural resource management or a related field.
  • 4-5 years’ experience in program management or project coordination.
  • An understanding of Indigenous knowledge and values in caring for the water and land.
  • An ability to work effectively, independently, under tight timelines and in team environments.
  • Experience in strategic planning and report writing.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with a commitment to relationship building and teamwork.
  • Proven track record in grant writing, budgeting, and financial management.

Please submit a cover letter and resume and let us know why you are right person for this exciting conservation position. Please apply by email to Jamie Leathem by 11:59 pm, Sunday, October 10th. We look forward to hearing from you.

 For more information about this emerging conservation program, visit Thompson-Nicola Conservation Initiative (TNCI).