Salmon Watersheds Program

Private: We’re Hiring a Program Coordinator!

January 24, 2018

The Pacific Salmon Foundation seeks a full-time Program Coordinator for a one-year maternity leave contract. The deadline for receiving applications is February 13, 2018. Please see details below for HOW TO APPLY. 

For the past ten years, the Salmon Watersheds Program (formerly the Skeena Salmon Program) has worked collaboratively with First Nations, provincial, and federal governments to undertake standardized assessments of the status of salmon populations and their habitats in north and central British Columbia (BC), and make the data we assemble, and the assessments we undertake, broadly accessible to the public. In order to support the communication of, and open access to, salmon-related 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 is currently expanding our work to other salmon-bearing watersheds in BC. Over the next three years, we will be partnering with local First Nations, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), the Province of BC, and regional salmon experts to undertake salmon habitat and population assessments and integrate this information into the Pacific Salmon Explorer. We are seeking a Program Administrator to support the delivery of our projects and, ultimately, help support salmon conservation.  Come join our growing team! 

The Program Coordinator will join an ambitious, tight-knit, and growing team that works closely on the delivery of the Salmon Watersheds Program. The Program Coordinator provides overall support for the delivery of the Salmon Watersheds Program, and direct support to the Salmon Watersheds Program Director. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, project management and coordination, development of program communications and promotional products, outreach and engagement with external partners, grant development and reporting, and data acquisition.  

Key Responsibilities:


Outreach and Engagement

Project Coordination

Required Education and Work Experience:

A Master’s degree in fisheries science, environmental science, biology, ecology, geography, natural resource management, or a related field, and a comprehensive understanding of BC salmon conservation issues. In addition, three to five years of experience working in a similar role is required. Past success working in a not-for-profit team environment with similar responsibilities is preferred.

Required Other Skills and Experience:

Terms of Employment
This is a full-time one-year maternity leave contract (with the possibility of extension) beginning no later than March 2018. The preferred start date for the successful candidate is March 2018. The position will be based in Vancouver, although regular travel to communities throughout BC will 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-ML.pdf. 

The deadline for receiving applications is February 13, 2018. 

We thank all applicants for their interest. We will review all applications and conduct interviews with select candidates in late February 2018. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. All applicants must be eligible to legally work throughout Canada at the time of applying. This posting may remain open until a qualified candidate is hired.