Senior Specialist, Hudson James Bay Lowlands
Reporting to the Vice President, Conservation Management & Integration the Senior Specialist, Hudson James Bay Lowlands will create, grow, and maintain regional partnerships with Indigenous and local communities, mining and forestry sectors, non-governmental organizations, among others. This role will facilitate, drive, and coordinate WWF-Canada’s efforts across all Conservation units throughout the Hudson James Bay Lowlands. Due to its rich ecology and culture Hudson James Bay Lowlands is a priority for WWF-Canada for collaborative conservation outcomes that restore and steward biodiversity and increase and maintain storage capacity for carbon in nature.
- Facilitate and drive cross-Conservation Team engagement for initiatives and working partnerships in the region.
- Maintain a strategic overview of activities and priority issues in the Hudson James Bay Lowlands and seek opportunities for strategic collaboration where appropriate.
- Provide strategic guidance and advance priorities to halt and reverse biodiversity loss and strengthen and secure carbon stored in nature throughout this globally significant carbon sink.
- Collaborate with Indigenous communities in the region to ensure all WWF Canada efforts are consistent with Indigenous priorities, knowledge, governance structures and rights.
- Build strategic partnership with other organizations that could contribute to collaborative conservation such as academic partners, environmental NGOs, and industry.
- Assist with WWF-Canada tracking and reporting on progress in the region.
- Work with Conservation Team to clarify messaging about the priorities and activities of Indigenous and other partners in the region and identify time-sensitive opportunities to amply important positions and activities through WWF Canada’s strong Marketing and Communications Team.
- Contribute expertise to conservation support activities such as fundraising.
- 6+ years of relevant professional experience OR related advanced education plus 4+ years of relevant professional experience.
- Knowledge of the Hudson James Bay Lowlands.
- Strong knowledge of collaborative conservation approaches and the complexities of building and maintaining positive working relationships within a region over time.
- Proven skills in strategic partnership building and planning and a track record of achieving results-based measurable outcomes.
- Exceptionally strong facilitation skills.
- Ability to build respect, trust and partnerships with Indigenous peoples, businesses, other communities and external partners by understanding their priorities and role as key drivers behind achieving and benefiting from conservation outcomes.
- Project management experience with developing project objectives, managing the project budget, and delegating tasks.
- Strong problem-solving, conflict-resolution, creative, and strategic thinking capabilities coupled with an outcome, delivery-oriented approach.
- Strong organizational, written, and verbal communication skills.
- Knowledge of an Indigenous language an asset.
- Good understanding of WWF-Canada’s mission and objectives to Regenerate Canada, and a demonstrated passionate commitment to its success in accomplishing them.
This role may require safe travel. Safe travel will be determined by following International, Federal, Territorial, and Provincial requirements and following consultation with local and Indigenous communities where applicable.
Deadline to Apply
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Please ensure that you application is received on or before July 27, 2022, 5 pm EST.
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