Term: One-year term with opportunity for extension (pending funding)
Start Date: January 2022
Hours: Minimum of 25 hours per week with possibility of additional hours up to 37.5 hours per week.
The Marine Reference Guide, a project on MakeWay’s shared platform, leads marine and freshwater research, education, and community engagement in service of planning and relationship building in Átl'ka7tsem/Howe Sound. Átl'ka7tsem is one of three Squamish Nation place names for this region of their ancestral territory. The Guide is committed toward the goals and objectives of the Átl'ka7tsem Howe Sound Biosphere Region, including biodiversity conservation, sustainable development, and reconciliation.
The Project Director is responsible for managing the success and development of the Guide. They will develop and oversee the maintenance of the Guide’s decision-support tools as well as its research, outreach, and engagement activities, organize strategic planning, conduct fundraising, and supervise the project team. They will play a primary role in extending the project’s network both within and outside of Átl'ka7tsem/Howe Sound and will report directly to the project’s Steering Committee. As a project on MakeWay’s shared platform, the Project Director is also responsible for consulting with the MakeWay Support Team to ensure activities comply with the project’s Terms of Reference and all policies and procedures of MakeWay Charitable Society.
Anticipated Start Date: January 2022
Location: Vancouver –Átl'ka7tsem/Howe Sound region
Salary range: $35-$40/hour (dependent on experience you bring)
Key Responsibility Areas
The Project Director’s responsibilities are as follows:
Skills/activities: strategic planning, grant writing, reporting, relationship building, budget tracking, and fundraising.
Skills/activities: staff management & recruitment and team management.
Skills/activities: oversee data management & map development, coordinate & facilitate training & stakeholder workshops/webinars, design and lead field research, plan and facilitate community events, and write and publish reports.
Skills/activities: logistical coordination (e.g. plan & facilitate meetings), conflict resolution, and relationship building.
Skills/activities: relationship building, verbal & written communication skills, and interpersonal skills.
General experience and skills:
Hardware/Software Experience and Skills:
Vehicle and Motorized Equipment Experience:
Working and Living Conditions
This position entails working from home; however, can evolve to support office space depending on fundraising priorities.
How to Apply
Together with your resume, please forward a one-page cover letter which includes your responses to the following questions:
Please send your resume and cover letter with your responses to the above questions to Fiona Beaty at by November 12th 2021. Thank you.
For more information about the Guide and MakeWay, please visit:
As the Guide is on MakeWay’s Shared Platform,
the selected candidate will be an employee of MakeWay.
MakeWay is a national charity and public foundation with a goal to enable nature and communities to thrive together. We do this by building partnerships, providing solutions, grants, and services for the charitable sector across the country.
MakeWay is strongly committed to creating a diverse workplace environment and
we welcome and encourage applications from the communities we serve.
We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
MakeWay will provide accommodation during all steps of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. Please advise us if you need any accommodation.
Our sincere appreciation to all those expressing interest in the position, however,
only those applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest!
We will accept applications until the position is filled. No phone calls or recruiters please
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