Job Posting: Project Director

Pacific Wild is currently seeking a full-time, permanent Project Director with a collaborative and empowering leadership style to spearhead, track and participate in developing marine-and terrestrial-related campaigns.

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Are you a results-oriented individual who enjoys taking creative projects from inception to completion? Do you have experience leading multidisciplinary teams to develop and deliver campaigns that are visually compelling, strategic, science-based and focused on positive conservation outcomes? Are you passionate about visual storytelling, and communications? We are too. Come join us!

About Us

Pacific Wild is a small but well-established conservation non-profit organization, with our office headquarters located in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. Using our powerful, authentic, visual storytelling, evidence-based reporting, innovative research, public education, legal action and community-led initiatives, Pacific Wild leverages its many partnerships to influence public opinion, policy, and legislative change to protect ecosystems and sustain biodiversity throughout the Pacific Northwest.

At Pacific Wild, we are committed to defending wildlife and their habitats by developing and implementing conservation solutions in collaboration with First Nations, local communities, creators, scientists, businesses, organizations, and a mobilized citizenry.

We are committed to our work and seek to uphold our core organizational values – passion, integrity, diversity, accountability, and respect – in everything that we do. We are committed to providing a safe, respectful, and inclusive workspace for everyone and encourage applicants who bring unique perspectives, worldviews and backgrounds.

What We Offer

  • Competitive compensation with a great benefits plan
  • An environment that fosters the spirit of creativity and innovation
  • A remarkably talented, passionate, and strongly self-motivated team 
  • A culture that supports justice, equity, diversity, decolonization and inclusion in the workplace

The Role

In this newly established role, the Project Director works to ensure seamless team management and development, program delivery, quality assurance and evaluation. Under the Executive Director’s direction, the Project Director will manage a team of talented communication experts, filmmakers, photographers, writers, researchers, scientists and support staff all responsible for developing and delivering campaigns that are visually compelling, strategic, science-based and focused on positive conservation outcomes. The Project Director will research and distill information relating to conservation issues in B.C. and lead the communications team to create impactful visual and written content and materials. The Project Director will oversee, resource and track all campaigns, strategies and communications assets through research and collaboration with staff, contractors and stakeholder groups.

Responsibilities

Leadership and Team Management

  • The Project Director will work to develop and implement strategic direction in the work plans of communications and campaign staff.
  • Will develop and implement strategies that will maximize synergies among the program areas
  • Instil a sense of accountability among team members by modeling tight oversight of individual and organization performance standards.
  • Recruit, hire, and oversee training and orientation of new personnel for staffing gaps identified on campaigns.

Campaign Strategy

  • Participates in strategic planning and implementation to maximize protection of BC’s environment through high-impact visual storytelling, advocacy campaigns and other relevant initiatives, by conducting background research and participating in the drafting of campaign strategy documents for individual campaigns.
  • Aids in the creation of campaign materials, which include but are not limited to film and video production, social media posts, website content, email outreach, public presentations, website-based engagement tools, opinions pieces, media releases, sign-on letters
  • Works collaboratively with the communications team to enhance and strengthen visual communications and storytelling to ensure it is compelling and impactful regardless of format.
  • Oversees and support all editorial processes in order to reach established goals in the set timeline
  • Identifies opportunities for new campaign angles and areas of collaboration with other entities and acts as a liaison with campaign partners, both current and new.
  • Maintains working up-to-date knowledge of relevant conservation issues locally, nationally, and internationally, by monitoring scientific literature, mailing lists, and current news.

Internal and External Communications

  • Builds and maintains strong relationships with diverse stakeholders, as necessary, including First Nations, academia, local communities, the environmental sector, funders, and government.
  • Facilitates and attends key meetings and events, including meetings with government representatives, other advocacy groups, community members, as well as public talks and local events
  • Conducts media interviews for both print and broadcast media to disseminate key messages and information for campaigns
  • Assists Development team by providing information for grants and reporting. Also assists in fundraising campaign development and implementation.

Required Skills & Experience

  • Demonstrated experience in overseeing the production and delivery of content through multiple media channels 
  • Strong creative thinking and storytelling skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of film, photography and visual assets to support conservation goals
  • Excellent analytical verbal and written communication skills, with an ability to write and speak concisely and persuasively to diverse audiences.
  • Proven track record of leading projects that have a direct and measurable impact for conservation.
  • Demonstrated high degree of scientific literacy and ability to distil complex information into simple and engaging messaging to effectively guide public communication of campaign issues
  • Strong project management skills managing complex, multifaceted projects resulting in measurable successes and program growth
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for Pacific Wild’s mission
  • Highly motivated and self-directed, with ability to work independently, manage projects, proactively solve problems, develop ideas, and execute on deliverables 
  • Ability to manage time and tasks effectively with strong attention to detail
  • An active user of social media and new media technologies; 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel, Google suite of Applications  
  • Established connection to conservation, First Nations, science and coastal communities in B.C. an asset

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience, with a focus in film/communication/journalism, marine or wildlife sciences, and/or environmental studies 
  • Experience within the non-profit sector an asset, preferably in a leadership role.

How to Apply

This is a full-time, permanent position working from our office in Victoria, BC. Relocation assistance will be evaluated for the successful candidate

To be considered for opportunity, please apply at [email protected] with your resume and cover letter outlining your background and experience. Applications will be accepted until February 16, 2022 at midnight.

Pacific Wild is committed to creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration, regardless of their age, gender identity or expression, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, any physical or mental disabilities, or other characteristics protected by applicable human rights laws.