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Private: We’re Hiring a Program Coordinator

March 18, 2021

The Pacific Salmon Foundation ( seeks a full-time Program Coordinator to join the Salmon Watersheds Program (


For the past thirteen years, the Salmon Watersheds Program (SWP) has worked collaboratively with First Nations, provincial, and federal governments to bring together and analyze the best available data for assessing the status of salmon populations and their habitats throughout British Columbia (BC). A key part of our work involves making the data we assemble, and the assessments we undertake, broadly accessible to the public. To support open access to salmon data, the Salmon Watersheds Program has developed an online data visualization tool called the Pacific Salmon Explorer ( The Pacific Salmon Explorer allows the public to explore information on the status of salmon populations and pressures on their habitats, as well as access source datasets used in the underlying analyses. The Salmon Watersheds Program works to support the application of these data in relevant salmon conservation and management processes and works collaboratively with program partners to develop strategic plans that support the conservation and recovery of Pacific salmon.

The Salmon Watersheds Program is in a growth phase as we begin several new collaborative multi-year projects related to applications and extensions of the Pacific Salmon Explorer. We are seeking a Program Coordinator to support the delivery of the Salmon Watersheds Program and, ultimately, help support salmon conservation.  Come join our team!


The Program Coordinator will join an ambitious and growing team that works closely on the delivery of the Salmon Watersheds Program. The Program Coordinator will provide direct support to the Program Director and Program Manager, and will support the overall coordination of the Salmon Watersheds Program. Specific responsibilities are listed below.

Key Responsibilities:

 Coordination & Planning

Program Communications

 Information and Financial Management

Grant Development and Administration

Coordination of Workshops, Meetings, and Travel


Required Education and Work Experience:

An undergraduate degree in a related field (e.g. natural resource management, fisheries, ecology, geography, environmental studies), plus a minimum of two years of work experience in a similar role. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience in project management and administration and/or communications.

Required Other Skills and Experience:

Terms of Employment

This is a full-time position beginning as soon as May 15, 2021. The position is based at the PSF office in Vancouver, but, for the right candidate, we are open to a remote position. Currently, all PSF staff members have the option of working from home due to COVID-19 pandemic. When COVID restrictions allow, regular travel (~twice per month) to communities throughout BC may be required. (All travel costs are covered by the employer.)

The successful applicant will be eligible for enrollment in the PSF Benefit Plan, including extended health and dental, and a Registered Retirement Savings Plan matched, in part, by the employer. Additional benefits include three weeks of annual vacation leave, professional development opportunities, and working with a dynamic and engaging organization that is passionate about salmon conservation.  

How to Apply

Interested applicants are invited to submit (1) a résumé and (2) a cover letter to salmonwatersheds[at] Please include “Program Coordinator Application” in the subject line of your application. Please submit your completed application as a single PDF file and use the following naming format: lastname_firstname_SWPC.pdf.

The deadline for receiving applications is 9am on April 6, 2021.

We thank all applicants for their interest. We will review all applications and conduct interviews with select candidates in April 2021. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted; however, applicants may be considered for future vacancies. All applicants must be eligible to legally work in Canada at the time of applying. This posting may remain open until a qualified candidate is hired.