Executive Director – World Fisheries Trust

Job Description:
We are looking for a highly motivated new Executive Director to lead the organization. This person will bring a history of effective action and networking in a related field to the position, and together with the board and staff, will define short and long-term strategies of the organization, ensure continuity of programs and projects, develop new projects, build collaborative partnerships that foster our mission, and develop funding streams for sustainability. The position will be primarily funded by projects under the Executive Director’s responsibility, so active project management and hands-on field work will also be required.

Current projects include:
Hands-on and virtual environmental education programs that build on marine aquaria and ecosystems as tools for nature – based education and stewardship (http://www.seaquaria.org);
Monitoring and restoration projects with native oysters, cutthroat trout, salmon, herring, watersheds and marine environments (http://www.coastalcollabsci.org)
Bolivian small-scale aquaculture for community development, with a focus on benefits for women (http://www.pecesvida.org)
Global aquaculture reviews for the FAO.
For more information regarding our organization please visit our website at http://www.worldfish.org or our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/WorldFisheriesTrust

Biology or Social scientist with 5 yrs or more experience in integrated project development and management;
MA or MSc education (or higher) and/or Professional biologist certification;
Demonstrated leadership in the field of conservation and sustainable use of natural resources;
Experience in multi-cultural environments and creating collaborative partnerships;
Demonstrated success in grant proposals and fund raising;
Demonstrated skills in writing reports and publications;
Spanish or Portuguese an asset;
Experience working with Canadian 1st Nations an asset;
Pleasure Craft Operators License, experience operating, maintaining and troubleshooting boats;
Valid driver’s license (use of own car may be required on occasion);
First Aid certification and CPR-C desirable (training may be provided);
Research/Occupational diver certification an asset;
Consulting experience an asset;
Willingness to submit a Criminal Record Check.
The candidate will be a team player who is capable of working independently, and maintaining consistent and professional communication with volunteers, community groups, and co-workers. Flexibility in the candidate’s schedule is necessary to reflect the dynamic nature of this position.

Duties include:
Develop, provide oversight, and participate in local research and education projects;
Develop and implement development strategies for the organization;
Develop and contribute saleable skills for the organization;
Train early career staff and students, including supervision, editing reports, publications, proposals, and public communication, as well as providing or organizing technical training;
Oversee financial operation and sustainability of the organization;
Oversee office and organizational management;
Report to Board and membership;
Maintain consistent and professional communication with volunteers, community groups, and co-workers and associated administration;
Perform other duties as required.
Eligibility Criteria:

Is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
Is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.

How to Apply:
Applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and wage expectation outlining why they would be a great fit for the position to jobs@worldfish.org by January 18, 2021, though a suitable candidate may be hired prior to this date.