This time we are looking for something a little different…

Are you a people-person who likes things to be well organized, fun and educational? If so, we are on the search for a Communications Assistant who is looking to support our conservation goals and assist in in all aspects of our work in an enthusiastic manner. There are two main components to the job description:

First and foremost is working in our office, supporting the Executive Director as an administrative assistant, helping with the customer service aspects of our organization. This will include responding to general inquiries, corresponding with donors and members, writing fun and informative quarterly newsletters, managing databases, writing grants and assisting with fundraising initiatives. This is a key role to help build our organization and it will be the primary focus of this person’s work.

Second, will be working on various FVC projects, helping out “on the ground” with our field crews. This work will include controlling invasive plants on our properties (physically strenuous work in all kinds of weather), helping with planting  and volunteer events, assisting with field surveys and supporting our project staff where needed.

This will be a one-year term employment (with the intent to be renewed annually), based on a 32-hour per week schedule (additional hours may be available based on other work secured). The initial pay range ($16-$20/hour) based on experience and skills.

We are looking for someone to grow with us and ideally to continue long-term, based on their skills and our needs. This will be an ideal position for someone who has some experience or transferable skills looking to pursue their passion for conservation.

Required Skills:
  • Excellent communication skills (applicants will be tested on this). The successful candidate must be able to write quickly and effectively, be familiar with social media and comfortable with all aspects of Microsoft Office.
  • Experience coordinating volunteers and hosting public events.
  • Familiar with the Fraser Valley and local conservation issues.
  • Physically fit and comfortable working outside in all weather conditions.
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends (for survey work and the occasional weekend event) when needed.
  • Must have a reliable vehicle that can be used for work (applicable mileage is reimbursed). Our office is based in Mission and public transit is not an option for any of our work in the valley.
Asset Skills:
  • Post-secondary education in a related field of study.
  • Customer service and/or fundraising background preferred.
  • Project management experience including grant writing, budget management, due diligence and risk assessment.
  • Native flora and fauna identification knowledge.

We do not have a preference for the type or level of post-secondary education you have, or the number of years you have worked. The quality of your experience, skill set, and ability to communicate how you can support the conservancy’s work will be used to evaluate your eligibility for this position.

We are looking for someone who will grow with our organization, propose effective and creative solutions, be highly organized, all while being diplomatic and enthusiastic. We encourage our employees to pursue their areas of interest and support them with continuing education and by providing a positive work environment.

If you think you have the skills and dedication to be considered for this position, please email a cover letter outlining how the experience listed in your attached resume demonstrates your suitability for this position. Applications will be accepted until midnight February 4th, and interviews will occur that week. Ideally, we would like to fill this position by mid-February.