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Foreshore Inventory Mapping for Aquatic Species at Risk Program Manager Position Overview

  • Title of Position: Program Manager, Maternity leave fill
  • Terms of Employment: January 15, 2020 to March 2021; Approximately 15 hours per week
  • Wage: To Be Determined
  • Location: Nelson, BC
  • Start Date: January 15, 2020
  • Deadline to Apply: December 20, 2019
  • Submit Application to: Heather Leschied, Operations Director, Living Lakes Canada at


About Living Lakes Canada:

Living Lakes Canada facilitates collaboration in education, monitoring, restoration and policy development initiatives for the long-term protection of Canada’s lakes, rivers, wetlands and watersheds. We work collaboratively with scientists, all levels of government including First Nations, industry, academia, and community based organizations. Our mandate is to help Canadians understand the intimate connections between water quantity, water quality, land-use, climate change, biodiversity, and healthy human communities by fostering a water stewardship ethic that all Canadians can be proud of.  

Living Lakes Canada has led water stewardship initiatives in the Columbia Basin for over two decades, and were instrumental in establishing Friends of Kootenay Lake, Lake Windermere Ambassadors, Stewards of the Lac La Biche Watershed, and most recently Brilliant Headpond Stewardship Collaborative. Our water stewardship work has been recognized by the Federal government as a best practices example in community-based monitoring, and we were awarded the “Land Award” by the Real Estate Foundation of BC, “Water Hero” award by WWF Canada, and “Water’s Next” award by Water Canada.

Living Lakes Canada is affiliated with Living Lakes International, a global network of over 120 non-government organizations that share the mission to enhance the protection, restoration and rehabilitation of lakes, rivers, wetlands and watersheds throughout the world. Living Lakes Canada is a registered BC Society and charitable organization.


Position Description:

Living Lakes Canada is seeking a Program Manager to fill a maternity leave beginning March 2020 through March 2021. To facilitate training, the position start date will be January 15, 2020.  We are seeking an individual with experience in the non-profit sector to act as Program Manager for the Foreshore Inventory Mapping for Aquatic Species at Risk project.

The successful candidate will possess strong leadership, communications, inter-personal and organizational skills. The Program Manager will work independently, but collaborate with the Living Lakes Canada team, the Project Team and the project Technical Committee.


Project Description:

Foreshore Inventory Mapping (FIM) is a methodology developed in 2004 in partnership with Fisheries and Oceans Canada. It maps foreshore habitats, assesses habitat value and establishes Shoreline Development Guidelines to conserve ecosystems and species of conservation concern. The Foreshore Inventory Mapping for Aquatic Species at Risk project will evaluate and revise FIM standards and methodologies to ensure the long-term credibility of the methods and provide a benchmark by which to compare habitat changes over time. FIM has been applied to 13 lakes across the Columbia Basin since 2006. The revised methodology will be applied to priority lakes as new or re-FIM projects, assessing the rate of change of shoreline health over time.


Program Manager Responsibilities: 

  • Manage grant Contribution Agreements
  • Compile and submit grant interim and final reports as required
  • Manage and issue Request for Proposals and contracts
  • Distribute and manage project documents and resources
  • Receive and collate input and comments on documents and files from partners and collaborators
  • Schedule and plan meetings, workshops, field events
  • Manage project budget
  • Communicate projects achievements to various partners and collaborators
  • Oversee project implementation and ensure timelines are being met


Program Manager Requirements:

  • An undergraduate degree in a related field
  • Demonstrated experience in project and contractual management
  • Reliable, self-motivated and independent with a demonstrated ability to collaborate well within a team
  • Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated personal accountability
  • Experience collaborating with multiple agencies, stakeholders and partners across different sectors
  • Strong communications skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong writing skills
  • Commitment to Living Lakes Canada’s mission


To Apply:

Applicants are asked to send a cover letter and CV in PDF form to by December 20, 2019. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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