Job opportunity: Environmental Education Coordinator (One-year maternity leave position)

If you are interested and you meet the selection criteria please respond to jobs(at) with your cover letter and resume prior to midnight (PST), March 25, 2022.

Position overview

Raincoast Conservation Foundation is a science-based registered charity dedicated to protecting the lands, waters, and wildlife of British Columbia. Raincoast is seeking an experienced, knowledgeable, and passionate person to coordinate, develop and deliver our Salish Sea Emerging Stewards program. This is a one-year maternity leave position.

About Raincoast Conservation Foundation

Led by a team of conservationists and scientists, Raincoast’s projects and programs are rooted in rigorous, peer-reviewed research and science, and informed by community and cultural engagement. Our on-the-ground presence, coupled with our science, distinctive among environmental groups, has given us a deep-rooted understanding of this vast coastline, its processes, and its people. Our mandate is to investigate, inform and inspire. Through our transformative education programs, we are working to inspire and empower the next generation of conservation leaders.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Managing, coordinating, and delivering our virtual, field, and boat-based environmental education programs to youth (ages 12-25).
  • Managing grant applications and maintaining a yearly program budget independently.
  • Researching and developing educational learning curriculum and resource materials.
  • Advancing the development of our Indigenous stewardship and field monitoring programs with our existing Indigenous partners.
  • Maintaining our relationships with our current Indigenous partners and establishing new partnerships as opportunities arise.
  • Networking with a host of existing community partners working in environmental science and conservation and recruiting new relevant partners as opportunities arise.
  • Assist with the development of outreach and communication materials and updates.
  • Training, supervising, and mentoring our summer staff.
  • Administrative and coordination of program-related tasks as required.
  • Continually seeking opportunities to develop, improve and grow our programs.

Experience and knowledge

  • Knowledge of and passion for British Columbia’s coastal ecosystems and conservation issues.
  • Knowledge of Indigenous history and culture in BC.
  • Experience working with Indigenous representatives or communities and knowledge of protocols around working relationships.
  • Minimum 2 years experience developing, managing, and coordinating education programs.
  • Experience writing grant proposals, reports, and managing a program budget.
  • Minimum 2 years experience as a lead or primary educator for students both in classrooms and/or outdoors in nature-based programs.
  • Environmental, Education or Conservation studies or related post-secondary education essential, Master’s degree preferred.

Skills and abilities

  • Comfortable working and teaching virtually, indoors, outdoors, and on boats, rain or shine.
  • Organized and resourceful with a demonstrated ability to appropriately prioritize projects.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills working with people of diverse backgrounds and all ages (both verbal and written).
  • A self-starter with the ability to work independently and problem-solve.
  • Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP) certificate, marine First Aid, Radio operator certificate (ROC), and wilderness First Aid certification an asset.
  • Willingness to secure First Aid certification and criminal record check required.

If education, nature, and conservation fuel your passion, then this unique opportunity is for you. It will allow you to be deeply involved from the ground up in all aspects of Raincoast’s evolving education programs while keeping you updated on the latest science and conservation issues in coastal BC.

Salary and details 

This position is based on a 30 hour per week contract position, currently remotely based with opportunities for place and boat-based engagement depending on current COVID-19 restrictions. In addition to joining a dedicated team, you will have health benefits, two weeks annual holiday, and flexible working opportunities. 

Job Type: 1-year maternity cover contract
Anticipated hours: 30 hours per week
Salary range: $25-30/ hour dependent on experience
Location: Remote with opportunities of engagement throughout the Lower Mainland (Tsawwassen, BC), Vancouver Island (Saanich Peninsula and the Gulf Islands), and the Salish Sea (Depending on current COVID-19 restrictions).

Anticipated start date: Beginning April 4 2022

How to apply

Please send your resume and cover letter demonstrating your experience as it relates to the job requirements to jobs (at)

Email applications with “Environmental Education Coordinator” in the subject line. Attach a single PDF file for your one-page cover letter and your resume – name it your first and last name (e.g. Mark Smith.pdf).

The cover letter should express why you are interested in this position and clearly outline how you meet the required qualifications. We thank all applicants but only those receiving an interview will be contacted.

Raincoast encourages applications from candidates of all races, colours, ancestries, religions, sexes, national origins, sexual orientations, disabilities, and/or gender identities. Raincoast does not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of the characteristics outlined within The Employment Equity Act.

Deadline to apply

Application deadline: March 25, 2022 at 11:59 PM (PST)

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