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Join the GSA team!

We are looking for 3 very special people to fill these exciting roles:

Species Protection Outreach Team Member (2 Victoria-based positions through summer 2018) APPLICATION INTAKE WINDOW CLOSED

Fundraising Assistant (half time, home-based, contract) APPLICATION INTAKE WINDOW CLOSED

If you have the skills it takes and are passionate about the health of the Strait of Georgia, apply today!


Fundraising Assistant – THE APPLICATION INTAKE WINDOW FOR THIS POSITION IS NOW CLOSED.

Georgia Strait Alliance (GSA) is seeking applications to fill the role of Fundraising Assistant (one-year contract)

Established in 1990, the mission of Georgia Strait Alliance (GSA) is to promote the sustainability of the Strait of Georgia, Canada’s most at-risk environment, its adjoining waters and communities. GSA is committed to a future for our region that includes clean water and air, healthy wild salmon runs, rich marine life and natural areas, and sustainable communities. We currently have over 16,000 members and supporters who work collectively to address root causes of threats to the Strait and find solutions that protect it. Our main office is in Nanaimo with a program office located in Vancouver.

This contract position is perfect for someone looking for a part-time role – we are flexible so that you could be working 2½ days a week, or 5 half days a week, as long as your work hours are consistent and you are available to collaborate with your colleagues as needed. The position is offered on a 0.5FTE basis at $20-$23/hr depending on qualifications and experience. The contractor will work from their home office and provide their own tools, including computer. Position to begin as soon as possible.

What you’ll be doing:

The Fundraising Assistant will report to the Development Manager. As an important part of our small development team, you will be involved in the delivery of many elements of our fundraising plan over the course of the year. You will work with the Development Manager to prioritize your work each month, depending on the current needs of the organization.

Grant Coordination

  • Manage acknowledgment and administration of grants, coordinate execution of grant contracts
  • Research and qualify new funding sources (including foundations, corporation donations, government funding and others)
  • Assist in writing progress reports to funders, letters of inquiry, funding proposals

Individual Donor Relations

  • Coordinate thank you activities – develop and regularly update thank you letters
  • Work with Development Manager to coordinate donor acquisition activities – list building, prospecting, engagement, cultivation, segmentation (as required)

Stewardship

  • Manage deadlines, including application and reporting dates.
  • Maintain and update records and files in Salesforce database and in Box cloud storage system and produce regular reports for Development Manager
  • Analyze data, performance metrics, trends to assist with reporting, decision-making and goal setting (as needed)

Fundraising and Cultivation Event support (as required)

  • Assist with coordinating logistics
  • Work with membership services staff to create invitation lists, track and manage guests, and ensure timely follow-up

Major Gifts (as required)

  • Assist Development Manager and Executive Director with implementation of major gifts plan

Program and Event Sponsorship Coordination (as required)

  • Work with the Development Manager to build and grow meaningful and lasting corporate partners and sponsors.

Organizational Development

  • Participate in team meetings and other staff processes, as needed
  • Contribute to organization’s website, publications, social media content as appropriate
  • Work as a team member with other GSA staff/volunteers/contractors
  • Attend organizational events, as appropriate
  • Other duties as assigned

What skills and experience you should have:

  • Relevant education and/or experience in fundraising, business administration, or equivalent (2 years minimum)
  • You have a love of the Salish Sea, a desire to be part of an organization that is making change – and your values align with our mission
  • Computers are your good friend and you’re comfortable with the latest technology
  • You can handle writing well under pressure and with quick turnaround
  • You enjoy talking with people and are genuinely interested in hearing what they have to say
  • You love spending time diving into research projects and do it well
  • You get the non-profit sector – all that is unique and extraordinary about it because you’ve spent time working or volunteering in it.
  • You love details and are great at keeping organized
  • You’ve got a flexible life and you can adjust your hours to meet our deadlines and needs, which vary.
  • You’re self-motivated and are comfortable working on your own but you enjoy working with colleagues.
  • If you love and have experience with databases, all the better!

It would be great – but not a deal breaker – if you have experience with Salesforce, love to analyze data, and are a whiz at using social media and other online digital platforms, in particular for peer-to-peer fundraising and crowdfunding.

Georgia Strait Alliance is strongly committed to equality and diversity and to being a welcoming and inclusive workplace. We especially welcome applications from Indigenous persons, visible minority group members, women, persons with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

We are accepting applications until May 7, 4 pm. Please email your cover letter, resume and references to jobs@georgiastrait.org. Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be contacted. Please – no phone calls.

Please use this filename standard for your attachments: FA[your last name]_[your first initial]_[cover letter or resume or references or all]. For example, Joe Smith will attach his resume with the filename: FA_smith_j_resume.pdf, if he includes all his documents into one it will be FA_smith_j_all.pdf. Thank you.


Species Outreach Protection Team (2 positions)

Established in 1990, the mission of Georgia Strait Alliance (GSA) is to promote the sustainability of the Strait of Georgia, Canada’s most at-risk environment, its adjoining waters and communities.  GSA is committed to a future for our region that includes clean water and air, healthy wild salmon runs, rich marine life and natural areas, and sustainable communities.  We currently have over 16,000 members and supporters who work collectively to address root causes of threats to the Strait and find solutions that protect it. Canada Summer Jobs for students aged 18 – 30 (inclusive).  Must have been in school last term and be planning to return to school in the fall at the postsecondary level.

This position is perfect for a student who enjoys working as a team and wants to develop skills in public outreach, campaigning. The position will offer a dynamic work environment with a variety of tasks and events that will ensure diverse and fun workdays. Creating engaging content for both on site and online outreach will offer students the opportunity to showcase their creativity and develop new skills. Unique and interesting research projects will help students further develop their research skills and contribute important information not only to GSA, but to others interested in protecting the Salish Sea!

As soon as possible – August 31, $14.00/hr. (30 hrs. /week). 16 week position, based in Victoria.
Wage subsidies for these positions are provided by the Government of Canada through their Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) initiative.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

The Species Protection Outreach Team will coordinate and deliver GSA’s summer outreach activities on Vancouver Island and conduct research to support the organization’s Species Protection program. If you’re a successful candidates, you will work collaboratively with the incredible and experienced GSA staff to identify and coordinate fun and engaging opportunities to promote GSA’s work and by participating at local community events and one on one connections with a variety of people within Georgia Strait communitis. Working closely with the Species Protection Coordinator, you will lead an important research project on the status of endangered and at risk wildlife who live in or around Georgia Strait, including creating a report that GSA will publish and creating unique content for GSA’s website and other communications material.

Outreach and Community Engagement:

  • With the help and support of our incredible staff who have decades of experience in creating successful campaigns and public outreach programs, you’ll get the chance to develop captivating communications materials for community outreach and engagement, with a focus on helping specific member of our community (including newcomers to Canada, children and youth) get a better understanding and connection to the incredible ocean that is the Strait of Georgia. You’ll help us connect with these groups, empowering them to want to take personal actions to protect these waters we all love.
  • Help GSA build better understanding of the interests and needs of local First Nations communities so we can learn from them about our home and better incorporate Indigenous knowledge into our outreach materials and narrative
  • Using your own talents and skills, create exciting new content and actively engage individuals at community events and online
  • Attend and promote GSA’s work local events specifically chosen to connect with communities on Vancouver Island and occasionally in the Vancouver area;
  • Help us plan how best to connect with people of all ages at outreach events and activities for World Ocean’s Day (June 8) and for all of Orca Month (June), by creating materials, attending events and developing online tools for community action throughout their time with us;
  • You’ll get the chance to work with students (grades 4 to 8) from GSA’s 2018 school outreach program- Youth Video Challenge to Promote Healthy Marine Environments to coordinate outreach on World Ocean’s Day where the students’ video projects will be featured and the Salish Sea celebrated;
  • Help recruit, train and track volunteers – working with our Volunteer – to help with public engagement and education at community/special events, working with GSA’s Volunteer Coordinator;
  • Use your creativity to develop interactive, educational strategies to connect with community members/tourists – i.e. Free draws, games, activities for kids that promote their interest in the marine environment – use your imagination!

Research:

  • We have some important research projects that you can take a lead in creating:
    • Help us create a living document of at risk species in the Georgia Strait listed under the federal Species at Risk Act which will support our work to identify species of priority for our education, advocacy, and outreach efforts. The report will also be published and released for other organizations, government and the public to reference.
  • Using the results of this research, create original website content to expand and strengthen the species protection section of GSA’s website, and create other standalone public-facing online and hard copy material.
  • Research issues of local community, as needed and working with your GSA team, where our outreach and engagement activities and special events are being delivered.

Marketing/Communications:

  • You’ll get the chance to hone your social media skills, by promoting GSA’s attendance at events and educational messaging through social media, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, blogs and GSA/program website
  • Are you a shutter bug? Get the chance to capture photographs and create videos for use in GSA publications/electronic media, especially photos showing community engagement, public education activities, people interacting with one another and the Strait

 Special Requirements:

  • A valid driver’s license and use of a reliable vehicle is required.

Skills and Experience:

  • You’ve spent some time hitting the books at university or college, and are planning on heading back in September
  • You’ve spent lots of time experiencing the joys of MS Office programs
  • You love being on social media and get a kick out of learning new platforms and online tools
  • You’re a great writer – for all types of mediums – and public speaker
  • You’ve spent time researching topics for reports and essays, and know how to turn all the you’ve learned into a readable and accessible report
  • You love the Strait of Georgia and enjoy spending time along its shores
  • You enjoy chatting with people no matter where they come from or how old they are
  • You are a master at staying organized and staying on time
  • You love working as part of team
  • If you can handle a situation that requires First Aid training – which we hope you never have to use – that would be an asset

Georgia Strait Alliance is strongly committed to equality and diversity and to being a welcoming and inclusive workplace. We especially welcome applications from Indigenous persons, visible minority group members, women, persons with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

We are accepting applications until May 7th, at 4:00pm. Please email your cover letter, resume and references to jobs@georgiastrait.org. Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be contacted. Please – no phone calls.

Please use this filename standard for your attachments: SPOT[your last name]_[your first initial]_[cover letter or resume or references or all]. For example, Joe Smith will attach his resume with the filename: SPOT_smith_j_resume.pdf, if he includes all his documents into one it will be SPOT_smith_j_all.pdf. Thank you.


 

Please use this filename standard for your attachments: VC_[your last name]_[your first initial]_[cover letter or resume or references or all]. For example Joe Smith will attach his resume with the filename: VC_smith_j_resume.pdf, if he includes all his documents into one it will be VC_smith_j_all.pdf. Thank you.