Website Gibsons Marine Education Centre Society

Opportunity Type:

Responsible for contributing to and implementing a conservation program that supports our strategic priorities and aligns with our vision of a community that actively cares for the health of our ocean.



Reporting to the Executive Director, the Manager of Conservation Programs is responsible for the following:

  • Supporting the Executive Director and Board of Directors in in developing a conservation strategy
  • Implementing the conservation strategy through effective project development and management
  • Achieving established goals
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with key partners, and local, regional, provincial, and federal agencies
  • Identifying and writing grant requests
  • Overseeing conservation and restoration projects by coordinating, recruiting, and training volunteers, collecting data, and completing evaluation and reporting
  • Developing and maintaining a monitoring and reporting system for projects that ensure best practices in program management and timely reporting according to the criteria and schedules of granting organizations, partners, and stakeholders
  • Promoting the vision and objectives of the conservation strategy to government, corporate and individual donors, and key stakeholders
  • Representing the organization at approved community, municipal, and partner events (may include evenings and weekends)
  • Supervising seasonal staff and volunteers
  • Actively participating as a member of the team supporting education programs and our unique collect-hold-release aquarium
  • Assisting with development outreach and educational activities such as workshops, seminars, and community events
  • Providing on-call support, as required
  • Upholding the organization’s vision



  • Enthusiasm and passion for conservation work and our mission
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience relevant to environmental conservation
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, lead and execute conservation projects
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ideally including experience communicating with diverse audiences about environmental conservation or related issues
  • Excellent organization, planning, and task/time management skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite and G-Suite
  • Effective budget management skills
  • Ability to work outside for extended periods of time under inclement conditions



  • Grant writing and/or grant management experience
  • Working knowledge of ocean conservation and associated federal, provincial, and local regulations
  • Experience working with a municipal government on natural resource/environmental issues
    PADI certification
  • Experience using ArcGIS to display and analyze data


Please send cover letter and resume to Vicki Raw at .

Tagged as: marine, ocean conservation