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Company Name:
CPAWS Southern Alberta
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Calgary, Alberta
Environment and Animal Welfare
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Engagement Director

The Southern Alberta Chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society is seeking a skilled Engagement Director to join our team in Calgary, Alberta. This is a full-time position for a year with the possibility of extension.

CPAWS SAB is a dynamic and successful conservation organization that works to protect parks and wilderness areas in the Southern Alberta region. Strengthening and growing constituency is essential in achieving conservation success and ensuring the sustainability of CPAWS Southern Alberta’s ongoing work. It is important that people in this region connect, experience, and care for public lands and protected areas, growing our collective voice for conservation. This work includes strengthening and growing support for conservation, raising public awareness and profile, connecting people to nature in their local area, and ensuring organizational financial sustainability. 

 The Engagement Director will be in charge of:

  • Implementing and managing engagement directives from the CPAWS Southern Alberta’s strategic plan;
  • Creating an engagement strategy;
  • Managing the engagement budget;
  • Seeking and establishing strategic opportunities in the community, especially in urban centres;
  • Leading the development of an ambassador program;
  • Managing and strengthening CPAWS Southern Alberta’s volunteer program and network;
  • Defining, tracking and increasing membership;
  • Increasing brand recognition;
  • Overseeing the communications department;
  • Being a community liaison to build strategic relationships and make connections; and
  • Building partnerships and assisting in fund development. 

The Engagement Director will have a strong understanding of CPAWS Southern Alberta’s work and work closely with the Executive Director and CPAWS Southern Alberta staff to expand the scope and span of engagement of the chapter.  The successful candidate will be:

  • An outgoing self-starter with superior communications/marketing (verbal and writing) skills;
  • A highly organized and creative individual;
  • Able to manage people, multi-task and meet deadlines;
  • A strategic thinker and leader;
  • A quick learner who is efficient and effective at developing and implementing ideas;
  • Able to write and implement plans;
  • Able to professionally represent and promote CPAWS SA; and
  • Mobilizing and connecting. 

In addition, they will have completed a post-secondary degree and have a minimum of 3 years work experience driving such initiatives.  Experience in marketing or working for a not-for-profit is an asset.  They should understand the organization’s long term goals and the value of nature conservation. 

This Calgary position will be based on 37.5 hour per week with significant time being spent connecting with the community.  Office hours are flexible and will be mutually agreed upon, occasional evening and weekend work may be required. A valid driver’s license and vehicle is an asset for this position.

Please send resumes along with cover letters to Anne-Marie Syslak, Executive Director [email protected]  Deadline July 31, 2018.