Wetlands Enhancement Workforce Project Manager

January 17 2021
Industries Non-profit organisation - NPO
Categories Project Management, Business Analysis, Environment, Environmental, Energy, Community, Social Services, Nonprofit, Environment, Project, Project management, Planning, Govt., NPO, Social & Community Work
Surrey, BC

*Application Deadline Extended*

About BCWF and Wetlands Workforce (WW)

The B.C. Wildlife Federation is British Columbia's leading conservation organization. As a province-wide member-driven charitable organization, with over 43,000 members and more than 100 member clubs, our organization represents the interests of all British Columbians who aim to protect, enhance and promote the wise use of the environment for the benefit of present and future generations. 

We are pleased to announce this exciting opportunity for you to join our team and make a BIG impact on watershed and wetland health in B.C. The Wetlands Workforce (WW) project will deploy work pods in the field to support the maintenance, monitoring and inventory of restored wetland sites across B.C., engage in planning activities related to the restoration of future wetland restoration sites and inventory of natural wetland sites for the development of better wetland management tools. The WW Project is supported through the Province of BC's economic stimulus fund to provide temporary employment for a minimum of 100 people. Work pod activities will be supported in part by direct employment as well as multiple sub-contracts provided to partnering conservation organizations across the Province. 

The BCWF is hiring several positions for the Wetlands Workforce project. Other positions include: 

  • Assistant Project Manager
  • Project Accountant
  • First Nations Liaison
  • Wetlands Assessment & Field Coordinator 

Other positions may also come open throughout early 2021. Interested parties can see all available current postings at https://bcwf.bc.ca/current-opportunities/

Applicants will first be considered for the position for which they have applied. If the applicant's experience is suitable for one of the above roles, they may be invited to interview for this role in addition to or in lieu of the role applied for. 

Position Terms

This is a full-time, contracted position starting from hiring date and ending December 15, 2021. Occasional evenings, weekends and/or extended hours may be required to accommodate activities and events. At the current time, there is no clear opportunity for extension as this is a one-time fund.

You will be expected to primarily work remotely (e.g., home office), collaborating virtually with BCWF's team, partners, funders and First Nations communities. Travel to our Surrey office and around the province during the field season may be required. Applicants living outside of the Lower Mainland, but in British Columbia, will be considered.

Salary Range

$75,000 – $100,000 (to be reviewed based on experience)

Duties and Responsibilities Include:

Leadership

  • Develop a positive and engaged work culture within the WW project while supporting and developing the WW team (i.e., headquarters and work pods).
  • Effective organization and delegation of tasks to team members.
  • Support learning and growth of the team.

Project Management.

  • Integrate goals of BCWF and Province of BC to assist in developing the WW project.
  • Act as a lead manager on day-to-day operations of WW, working with the "headquarters" team to successfully execute the project.
  • Provide support recruiting key individuals as part of the headquarters team.
  • Oversee administration and reporting of subcontracted teams managed by BCWF partners.
  • Keep a master schedule of project-related events and tasks, and initiate management plans for each.
  • Research, review and summarize reports and documents, preparing overviews, backgrounders, and presentations

Policy and Procedure

  • Oversee development of Standard Operating Procedures for the WW project.
  • Oversee and delegate the training of staff and field contractors in field safety procedures, COVID-19 protocols, and other field-specific training.
  • Ensure the adherence by work crews to BCWF's policies.
  • Ensure environmental restoration and maintenance work is carried out within the scope of B.C. provincial and federal regulations and laws.

Financial

  • Ensure distribution of stimulus funding is appropriately managed and tracked using procurement protocols and satisfying conditions of the grant.
  • Provide oversite and make decisions on day-to-day expenditures, consulting with the Director of Conservation Stewardship Programs where necessary.
  • Work with the Finance Department on tracking expenses, forecasting and reporting of the project budget.
  • Oversee interim and final reporting.
  • Identify and pursue, where appropriate, grants and leveraging opportunities to enhance the impact of the stimulus fund.
  • Track in-kind and leveraged support.

Communication

  • Regularly meet virtually with the WW headquarters team to keep the project moving forward.
  • Oversee HR concerns.
  • Meaningfully engage, and work closely with a liaison, to communicate and involve First Nations whose traditional territories overlap with project sites.
  • Regularly liaise with participating partners.
  • Coordinate with the BCWF communications department and designated WW staff to share success stories in relevant journals, magazines, newsletters and social media.
  • Report to BCWF senior management and board of directors.
  • Report to funders as required

Competencies and Skills

Work Experience:

  • 7 years project management experience including:
    • Developing and implementing standard operating procedures
    • Procurement management
    • Managing budgets > $1million
    • Experience with project management software (e.g., Smartsheet, MS Projects)
    • Environmental, field-based deployment
  • Experience with management and task scheduling for a team of 15+
  • Experience working with First Nations and Indigenous peoples
  • Experience in wetlands restoration and management is an asset.
  • Charity/Non-Profit experience is an asset.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Knowledge of conservation and environmental regulations.
  • Self-starter, well organized, analytical, flexible, and detail-oriented, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and meet tight deadlines.
  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to work in a dynamic, multi-faceted team environment.
  • Demonstrate ability in effective oral and written communications.
  • Experience working with a large team and communicating with boards and/or decision makers.
  • Knowledge of workplace safety and relevant protocols is an asset.
  • Strong personal alignment with BCWF's mission, goals and values. 

Education

  • Post-secondary education in a related field of Business Management, Environmental Studies or equivalent training.
  • PMP certification is an asset. 

How to Apply

To apply, send a combined PDF file including a current resume or CV, cover letter, salary expectation and references to: ****@****.**.**

Please use subject line: WW Project Manager Application

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and accepted until January 27th, 2021. Only applicants who are considered for an interview will be contacted. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, interviews will be conducted over video conferencing.

We kindly ask that applications be sent by email only – no fax, mail or phone calls please

Apply now!

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