The Chilcotin Ark Institute is located in the South of the Chilcotin Ark in British Columbia, Canada. We are committed to creating a working landscape concept and management that sustains viable populations of species in the Chilcotin Ark. To do so we facilitate and conduct research, conservation projects and Evergreen Stewardship Plans in the Ark. Research and conservation projects include a variety of fields such as invasive species management, habitat management, wildlife studies, proposal writing and eco-tourism to educate guests about wildlife in the area. Our research centre and remote satellite research stations across the Chilcotin Ark are the ideal place to facilitate such projects. Further, we promote responsible resource and land management guided by the Evergreen Stewardship Plans. For this we encourage all entities and governments to take responsibility like the federal, provincial and regional government, First Nations, land owners, farmers, ranchers, guide outfitters, tourism operators, forestry and mining. The tool we use for measuring the success of our conservation efforts is to achieve maximum wildlife population numbers for the habitat‘s potential carrying capacity, this being the indicator for sustainable land management.
Our mission is to educate the public to become stewards of our wilderness environment, and we aim to accomplish this by developing environmental research and training programs in the fields of resource management and environmental stewardship.
We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, self-driven individual to act as the Chilcotin Ark Institute’s coordinator and to manage its various activities. The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating and managing ongoing stewardship and resource management projects including the following duties:
Plan, organize and manage research projects
Write up funding proposals and oversee all funding activities
Organize the recruitment and involvement of research
Respond to consultations and referrals and organize meetings with relevant stakeholders i.e. First Nations, logging companies and ranchers, municipal, provincial and federal authorities, civic leaders, social scientists, lawyers, land developers, the public and special interest groups
Ensure the implementation of the Institutes mission and objectives, involving all partners in this
Develop citizen science projects for the collection of wildlife data use these to educate the public about conservation
Data collection and analyses and research to support and evaluate regulation and management of wildlife and land development concepts and plans
Convey progress, issues and challenges to the board of directors
Be familiar with the Chilcotin Ark (see https://www.chilcotinark.org/)
Live and support our company culture by taking responsibility for your personal growth and creating a positive environment around you.
Further, the coordinator will have the opportunity to work in the field on exciting projects such as Mountain Goat population counts, road deactivation and collecting grizzly bear hair samples. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual looking to gain hands-on experience in the field.
The successful candidate will be expected to work 40 hours per week.
The coordinator will be provided with accommodation and full board onsite, where he/she has direct access to her field work.
Personal Growth is a priority, we facilitate the environment and material for you to grow and evolve towards your best self.
Your job is a journey that can transform your life as much as you are committed to your personal development and invest in yourself.
Opportunities match responsibility taken and include attending external workshops and learning new skills and gaining knowledge
Hands-on experience and insights into Nature Conservation, contributing to something bigger and a positive change in the world.
We support each other in our goals and mission and share our personal experiences every day.
Live and work in a remote wilderness environment where you can reconnect with nature and yourself.
Offer for internship and volunteer positions
We are also offering a great opportunity to gain practical work experience as an intern or
volunteer. The successful candidate will be involved in all parts of our Stewardship work, including research work in the field, wildlife surveys, marketing, public relations and fund-raising.
Room and full board is provided on site.
We expect you to be self-motivated and comfortable with living on a guest ranch in the wilderness and working in a remote environment.
Degree in environmental science, biology, ecology or related discipline
Fundraising experience, including writing proposals
Strong research and analytical skills
Strong interpersonal and communications skills
Strong networking skills
Very organized; able to organize self and others
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office programs or similar (e.g. Word, Excel, Access etc)
Fluent in spoken and written English
Permission to work in Canada
Commitment to your Personal Growth and support our unique culture.
Readiness to view challenges as opportunities to grow and learn and take initiative to leave your comfort zone.
Experience working in non-profit organization, land planning, grant writing, ecology or project management
Experience of relevant provincial legislation
Knowledge of local flora and fauna
The Application process starts by filling out our Wilderness Readiness Survey:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdquGTyKKUuIr7qM0RAUqDL3pv1lTYqfNAXCoxS86WIh-oWuQ/viewformAPPLY NOW! • STEWARDSHIP & CONSERVATION COORDINATOR • Chilcotin Holidays
Post Date: March 12, 2023
3300 Gun Creek Road
Chilcotin Holidays is a wilderness tourism business located in the South Chilcotin Mountains in British Columbia, Canada. Our mission is to use our remote wilderness setting as a vehicle for a holiday, wilderness stewardship and self-development. We achieve this by focusing on methods that will inspire individuals to improve performance, accept personal responsibility, and work toward the overall purpose of their work and life.
There are three critical points that shape our philosophy:
Using wilderness holidays as an incentive for creating deeper connections with self and nature.
Developing a work environment that promotes strong employee-driven ideals; to improve their performance and work to achieve their goals.
Building a community of people dedicated to changing lives through wilderness experiences.
Our goal is to bring these three themes together to facilitate endless opportunities for personal growth and self-development. We achieve this through the collaborate effort of our team, who are able to embody our philosophy and culture and want to use our unique wilderness environment as an incentive to create lasting changes in the lives of themselves and the lives of others. We work with individuals who are committed to helping people process and learn from their incredible experiences; focusing on methods that will inspire people to improve performance, take responsibility, and work toward creating value in their work and lives