Posted on January 08, 2021
by Employer detailsParks Canada
A DAY IN THE LIFE:Are you a big picture thinker and an intentional leader, who is passionate about doing conservation collaboratively? The Sea Garden restoration project is looking for a new project manager to provide leadership, advance ground-breaking work, and move this work back into the hands of Coast Salish leaders.As the Sea Garden Project Manager, you will be part of a diverse, dynamic team of innovative eco-cultural restoration and the successful applicant will be charged with supporting the realization of ambitious goals: 1. Support and facilitate the gradual and sustainable transition of this work back into the hands of Coast Salish communities 2. Facilitate and support safe harvest and consumption of marine foods 3. Support the ecological function of sea garden food webs and ecological communities As the Sea Garden Project Manager, you will work closely with the Sea Garden Restoration Project staff, as well as working closely with other teams at Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. In addition to collaborating with your Parks Canada colleagues, you will work closely with representatives from nine Coast Salish First Nations including Elders, Knowledge Holders, Chief and Council, youth, and land managers. You will work within the territory of these Nations, who are also the stewards of this work and who will guide everything you do. You will engage in shared leadership, seek understanding from multiple ways of knowing (e.g. Indigenous Knowledge, ecology, archaeology etc.), practice reciprocity and respect. You will also will collaborate with researchers, stakeholders, other government agencies, local communities, and contractors to deliver on the project objectives.Each day brings diverse opportunities and experiences while you take responsibility for the overall successful advancement of the project. You will spend some days in the office managing resources, including budgets and contracts, developing plans and priorities to accomplish project objectives, or meeting with colleagues and supervising staff. Other days will be spent communicating with researchers, stakeholders, First Nations, or local communities. You will spend time in the field leading and participating in monitoring, research, active management and education. Other days will be spent working with contractors, reviewing interpretive information, and responding to media requests. You will work with other government agencies to advance policy related to harvesting and barriers to seafood access. Your analytical abilities will help manage the complexity of the project, while your ability to adapt to shifting project priorities and deliverables - which can change because of weather, budgets, or contractor availability - keeps the project on course. Ultimately all these activities will culminate in the successful delivery of intertidal restoration activities in GINPR.If you're passionate about positive connections between humans and nature, want to help restore relationships to the land, and are a creative team leader who is excited to collaborate with a dynamic group of partners and stakeholders to achieve eco-cultural objectives, this is the opportunity for you!
Parks Canada is a federal government agency responsible for the protection and presentation of Canada's outstanding natural and cultural resources through a system of national parks, national marine conservation areas and national historic sites in all regions of Canada.As one of the Project Coordinators at the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve (GINPR), you get to work in one of the smallest but most dynamic heritage sites managed by Parks Canada. The ecosystems found within and around the lands and waters of the park reserve are rich with wildlife and face many challenges, yet many opportunities exist to take advantage of numerous opportunities to address these challenges in new ways.
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