The Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre is looking for an Administrative Coordinator (Coordinator) with strong communication and administrative skills and a passion for nature education, conservation and restoration.
The Coordinator is accountable to and works under the direction of the Centre’s Executive Director and with the support of the Board and our team of volunteers.
This position is 25 – 30 hours a week. Salary range is $25 to $30 per hour, based on skills and experience. We have a great collaborative team. This could be a full-time position for a candidate who also has experience as a nature educator in developing and leading nature-based education programming for children and youth. We offer school programs and science and nature summer camps. Hands-on activities in the estuary’s intertidal zone, eelgrass restoration, and riparian restoration programs for youth in our local watersheds are special focuses for us.
The Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre is a charitable non-profit. Our purpose is to advance education by providing programs and classes to children, youth, and the public on the subjects of the Cowichan Estuary, its marine and bird life, its natural and cultural history, the Cowichan and Koksilah Watersheds, and other natural ecosystems, and to protect, restore and enhance the quality of the natural environment in the Cowichan Estuary and its adjacent watersheds.
Located with gratitude and respect on the traditional and unceded territory of the Quw’utsun’ People, the Nature Centre engages people of all ages in hands-on learning and watershed restoration opportunities in the Cowichan estuary, and the Cowichan and Koksilah watersheds, creating opportunities for children and adults alike to fall in love with this special ecosystem and feel interconnected with the natural world. We believe these experiences motivate people to share their love and knowledge of nature, and act to care for and protect natural ecosystems here, throughout the Cowichan Valley, and in the wider world. Indigenous applicants welcome.
Please submit applications with CV and references as soon a possible and no later than midnight November 27th firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anticipated start is sometime in November or December 2022 to have an overlap with and hand-over from our current Administrative Coordinator.