Water and Fisheries Specialist
Date open: January 28, 2020
Closing date: February 19, 2020
Salary: Negotiable and commensurate with experience.
Approximate range: $50,000-60,000 per year, plus benefits.
Job type: Full-time, permanent (one-year employment contract with possibility of extension and performance-based increase).
Start Date: As soon as possible
Location: Lower Mainland or Victoria, B.C.
Put your knowledge and passion to work for B.C.’s wild salmon and the people and wildlife that depend on them.
Watershed Watch Salmon Society is a respected and influential non-profit organization that promotes wild salmon and watershed conservation in British Columbia. For over 20 years we have been boosting habitat protection and restoration, sustainability in salmon fisheries, reform of B.C.’s salmon aquaculture industry, and the implementation of the laws and policies that protect wild fish and the waters they swim in. We are a federally registered charity with a strong track record as a science-based watchdog, working with diverse allies and rallying the public to protect wild salmon and watersheds in B.C. We have offices in Coquitlam and Victoria, and an engaged base of supporters across the province.
Our Water & Fisheries Specialist will lead our advocacy to improve the management of salmon fisheries and freshwater in B.C.
What others say about Watershed Watch:
“Watershed Watch is an important ally for First Nations peoples in our continued struggle to safeguard wild salmon. The science provided is second to none and advocacy and support for First Nations is Five Star Gold Medal category. They are the organization I turn to every time I need science to support our work for the Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis First Nation, Union of BC Indian Chiefs and the First Nation Wild Salmon Alliance.” — Chief Robert Chamberlin, elected Chief Councillor of Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis First Nation, First Nation Wild Salmon Alliance (2017)
“Watershed Watch is one of my favourite groups and what they have achieved over the past 20 years is amazing!” — Vicky Husband, renowned conservationist, supporter and senior advisor to Watershed Watch, and recipient of the Order of Canada and Order of B.C.
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