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We are an innovative non-profit striving to define a better kind of economy for British Columbia and the world. We welcome individuals who share that vision and are prepared to dream big with us.

Fisheries Development Planner

Apply until: August 23, 2018

Location: Vancouver, BC
Start Date: As soon as possible
Position status: Employee contract – one year, possibility of extension
Salary Range: $60,000-$75,000 annually, depending on experience. Generous benefits package available after 3 months.

 

Organization and Program Background

Ecotrust Canada is an enterprising nonprofit powered by the vision of people and nature thriving together.  We develop innovative economic solutions that enable rural and remote communities across Canada to share in the management and benefit of local resources –from forestry to fisheries to housing to energy.  Our on the ground work and systems approach is entrepreneurial, partnership based and relentlessly practical.  Learn more at ecotrust.ca

We are seeking a reliable and enthusiastic individual with experience and knowledge in resource-based coastal community development, fisheries, and resource planning to join our community fisheries program team.

Ecotrust Canada’s fisheries and marine program has been deeply rooted in community and solution building in coastal BC for over 20 years. Our fisheries vision is for resilient fisheries; fisheries that meet the immediate social and economic needs of adjacent communities, without compromising ecological integrity, or the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

 

Position Overview

The Fisheries Development Planner will join the fisheries team in delivering on Ecotrust Canada’s fisheries initiative within EC’s current Strategic plan. The primary areas of responsibility will be the development of business models, social enterprise solutions and bankable project plans to meet fisheries renewal challenges.

 

Specific duties and responsibilities include:

  • Fishing enterprise viability and fleet modelling analyses
  • Socio-economic impact analyses and economic modelling
  • Analyses of trends in fisheries production levels, landed volumes and values by species and commodity groups, commodity prices, domestic and international markets and related macroeconomic factors
  • Elaboration and business case evaluation of value chain and value-added strategies
  • Design and development of bankable fisheries social enterprises projects such as loan funds, investment funds, license and quota banks, co-operatives,
  • Primary and secondary research on fleet and enterprise viability impacts and outcomes arising from alternative fisheries management policy systems
  • Integration of quantitative and qualitative research finding in support of fisheries development strategies, projects and policy advocacy
  • Work with the fisheries team on fisheries strategic planning e.g. diversification of access, for both communities and industry members
  • Participation in meetings and workshops with staff teams, clients, community and industry representatives and project partners.
  • Communications – proposal and report writing, public presentations, leadership of project meetings and consultations, focused use of social media.

 

Desired Knowledge and Experience

  • Familiarity with fisheries including fisheries management systems, harvesting methods, policy issues, and the broad diversity of interest groups.
  • Ability to work with communities, governments, NGO’s, industry, and academic partners to co-develop, implement, and deliver work.
  • Ability to work within a developing program, both independently, showing good judgement and initiative, and as part of a team.
  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills including the ability to plan, prioritize and coordinate multiple projects/deadlines; work well with deadlines.
  • Integrity and progressive principles and values, mission-driven and self-directed with passion for Ecotrust Canada’s vision and mission

 

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in economics and/or business administration, preferably with specialization in fisheries or other primary production fields.
  • Proven interest and experience in progressive socio-economic theory, policy and practice
  • Robust analytical skills and ability to gather, synthesize and evaluate a variety of complex data resources including traditional and local knowledge.
  • Experience/training in data analytical programs and database development, maintenance, and use.
  • Excellent attention to detail and drive to problem solve.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills including ability to write research reports and present understandable research findings to diverse audiences.

 

To Apply

Please submit resume, cover letter, and references to lianne@ecotrust.ca with ‘Fisheries Development Planner’ in the subject line by midnight on Thursday August 23, 2018.