Pacific Wild is currently seeking a creative full-time, permanent Wildlife Specialist who is experienced in developing and delivering terrestrial-related campaigns for conservation or advocacy non-profit organizations.
Are you passionate about visual storytelling, and communications that educate, inspire and affect change? Do you have great writing skills, and experience developing campaigns that are visually compelling, strategic, science-based and focused on positive conservation outcomes? If this sounds like you, come join us!
Pacific Wild is a small but well-established conservation charitable organization, with our office headquarters located in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. Using powerful and 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
A campaigner and subject matter expert, the Wildlife Specialist drives campaigns relating to the protection of species and habitat, specifically wolves, bears and ancient forest ecosystems in the Great Bear Rainforest and other parts of British Columbia. The Wildlife Specialist participates in developing campaign strategy and communications assets in collaboration with staff, other advocacy groups, and many other partners.
- Participate in strategic planning to maximize protection of lands and wildlife areas of British Columbia, as well as key species within those lands, through advocacy campaigns and other relevant initiatives, including researching and drafting campaign strategy documents for individual campaigns.
- Take an ecosystem-based approach to wildlife protection.
- Identify opportunities for new campaigns and areas of collaboration with community and advocacy groups through networking activities
Develop Communications Materials
- Collaboratively develop communications materials relating to PWA’s current project and campaign areas, with a primary focus on lands and wildlife (Materials include but are not limited to public communications such as website content, social media posts, email outreach, public presentations.
- Support the Communications Team with information and resources for campaign-specific communications such as website-based engagement tools, opinions pieces, media releases, sign-on letters, and responses to membership inquiries
- Research, draft, and/or review science-based materials, and consult with local knowledge and rights holders, regarding land and wildlife campaigns
- Review and draft feedback on government management plans for lands and wildlife programs, protected areas, or other relevant policies during public consultation periods
- Assist with grant proposal writing and donor relations efforts, as needed
- Stay up to date on relevant research, policy, events, and advocacy efforts related to target campaigns
Coordination and Relationship-Building
- Build and maintain strong relationships with diverse stakeholders, including Indigenous and other community partners; federal, provincial and Indigenous governments and consortiums; academia; local industries and the environmental sector
- Attend meetings and events, including meetings with representatives of governments, other advocacy groups, affected community members, as well as public talks and local events
- Connect external organizations and individuals to advance campaign objectives
- Provide campaign partners with accurate and current information and resources to support campaign communications
- Organize and facilitate meetings with collaborators on campaigns and relevant conservation issues
Required Skills & Experience
- Minimum five years’ experience working in land use, natural resources or wildlife biology/management or in environmental advocacy
- Experience with campaign work in the not-for-profit sector
- Demonstrated high degree of scientific literacy and ability to interpret complex information to guide public communications and campaign strategy
- Excellent analytical and verbal and written communication skills, with an ability to write and speak concisely and persuasively to diverse audiences.
- Highly motivated, with ability to work independently, manage projects, proactively solve problems, develop ideas, and execute on deliverables
- Strong creative thinking and storytelling skills
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
- Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills, including team building, facilitation, and collaborating with diverse stakeholders
- Experience with media relations
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and Google Drive tools
- Demonstrated commitment to social justice and experience organizing within a decolonization framework
- Established connection to environmental, First Nations, and progressive communities in B.C.
- Experience creating content for multiple social media platforms an asset
- Experience working in Adobe Creative Suite an asset
- Experience preparing for and/or conducting audio or video interviews an asset
- Experience working with ArcGIS and large data sets is an asset
Qualifications & Education
- Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent knowledge and experience, in biology, geography, environmental studies, ethnoecology, resource management, or similar.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your resume and cover letter outlining your background and experience.
Applications will be accepted until November 6, 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.