Job Posting: Fraser Voice Organizer

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Date posted: June 6, 2013
Closing date: July 19, 2013
Salary: Negotiable depending on experience, plus benefits
Job type: 6 mo. Contract potential Full-time
Start Date:
Location: Fraser Valley

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Watershed Watch Salmon Society is a Coquitlam, BC based federally registered non-profit organization that promotes watershed conservation throughout British Columbia. Watershed Watch is looking for an Organizer familiar with the Fraser Valley, BC to take on a leadership role in our newly launched “Fraser Voice” Initiative, which seeks to engage the citizens of the Fraser Valley in watershed issues that matter to them.

Reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with staff and volunteers, the Organizer will help develop and implement the Fraser Voice Initiative – which will involve being based in the Fraser Valley and extensive relationship building with local citizens around issues related to water and salmon, as well as overseeing, measuring and evaluating all aspects of the Fraser Voice Campaign.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop and lead the implementation of a public engagement initiative in the Fraser Valley;
  • Conduct significant outreach activities, talking to people at events, at home, at work, and more, about Fraser Valley conservation issues that they care about;
  • Work with Communications and Administration Coordinators to create a consistent and effective communication strategy for the Fraser Voice Initiative;
  • Recruit and work with volunteers and possible contract organizers on implementing the strategy.

Desired Qualifications:

  • A highly gregarious personality – must enjoy talking to all kinds of people from a variety of backgrounds, and be willing to sometimes bridge between people with conflicting interests;
  • Ability to work flexible hours – spreading workweeks over some evenings and weekends;
  • A demonstrated commitment, knowledge and passion for salmon, conservation, community and First Nations issues;
  • Community organizing experience – organizing and mobilizing support from the public;
  • Strong familiarity with the Fraser Valley region– we are looking for someone to be based in this area;
  • Excellent writing, communication and organizational skills, including the ability to demystify complex ideas;
  • Excellent oral communication skills including good public speaking, presentation and facilitation skills, as well as strong listening abilities;
  • Ability to deal with stressful situations, remain calm and think on your feet in a fast-paced, creative environment;
  • Ability to work independently, and establish priorities strategically;
  • Driver’s license and reliable access to a vehicle.

This is a six-month contract position that may be extended. Salary negotiable depending on experience. Watershed Watch is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, political belief, age, gender, sexual orientation or class.  All applicants must be legally authorized to work in Canada.

Please email a resumé, three references, and a short (1 page maximum) cover letter about why you would like to join our team and why you are a strong candidate for the job to:

Craig Orr, Executive Director, Watershed Watch Salmon Society

When submitting your application please name and save your attachments with your first and last name in the title, such as: “Ann_Smith_Cover_Letter.doc” and “Ann_Smith_Resume.pdf.”

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. No phone calls please.


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