The New Brunswick Program Director (PD) position is a diverse role that serves as ASF's point person for wild Atlantic salmon conservation and restoration in New Brunswick. Primary activities include leading the development and implementation of conservation activities and partnerships throughout the province's Atlantic salmon watersheds, as well as carrying out evidence-based advocacy, and community engagement. The PD reports to the Executive Director of Regional Programs and works with all ASF departments to deliver the organization's strategic objectives.
Responsibilities and duties in this role include, but are not limited to, partnering with stakeholders, Indigenous groups, and government agencies to implement conservation programs, advocating for improved management of wild Atlantic salmon, participating on government working groups, meeting with relevant federal/provincial officials and elected representatives, preparing and delivering recommendations to advisory bodies, and advocating for the protection of wild salmon from key threats, according to ASF's Strategic Plan. Other responsibilities include delivering presentations, media interviews, and assisting ASF's Communications, Research, and Fundraising teams.
The PD also serves as a liaison and advisor to ASF's regional council and affiliate organizations in the province. The successful candidate will work closely with ASF's Executive Director of Regional Programs and other ASF staff located throughout eastern North America.
The successful candidate should possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities: knowledge of Atlantic salmon life history, biology, and fisheries, as well as threats and the current status of the species in New Brunswick. Strong communication skills and an understanding of Atlantic salmon management and social dimensions are also necessary. Knowledge, skills, and experience in the following areas would be considered and asset:
· Building partnerships and implementing conservation programs
· Habitat restoration
· Indigenous fisheries and conservation perspectives
· Recreational angling values, practices, and management
· Strong written and verbal communication skills
· Oral and written comprehension in French is a strong asset
· Analytical and collaborative problem-solving skills
· Proficient computer skills (Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Teams, Zoom, etc.).
The successful candidate must reside within New Brunswick and will be required to travel throughout the province regularly. A reliable personal vehicle is required. The ability to work both independently and with a team is essential.
Education and Experience
Qualifications for this position would be acquired through either post-secondary education, supplemented by progressive work experience, or an equivalent combination of education, background and experience (including volunteer).
Work With Us
ASF offers a competitive salary and benefits package including RRSP, vacation, sick leave, and health/dental coverage. The salary range for the position is $58,900 - 79,700.
To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to: Nathan Wilbur, Executive Director of Regional Programs at [email protected] by end of day on February 22, 2023. ASF thanks all applicants for their interest. Receipt of application will be acknowledged; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted following the application period.