Coastal Guardian Watchmen Support Coordinator (Contract)


Coastal Stewardship Network



Coastal Stewardship Network

Coastal Guardian Watchmen Support Coordinator

About Us

Coastal First Nations – Great Bear Initiative (GBI) is an alliance of First Nations on BC’s North and Central
Coasts and Haida Gwaii that work together to protect our homelands, build stewardship capacity, and
develop sustainable economic opportunities. The Coastal Stewardship Network (CSN), a program of GBI,
began as the Coastal Guardian Watchman Network in 2005, and works to support our members’ stewardship
offices in building capacity to monitor, steward, and protect their territories. The CSN supports Coastal
Guardian Watchmen and other First Nation stewardship staff by providing: networking and collaboration
opportunities; training and professional development; a Regional Monitoring System; direct program
development support; and communications and outreach support. The CSN team works together closely to
ensure coordination across our program areas, and includes a Program Manager, a Regional Monitoring
System Coordinator, a Data and Systems Analyst, and two Training Coordinators.

Position Summary

As a part of the Coastal Stewardship Network team, the successful candidate will be responsible for
supporting the Coastal Guardian Watchmen (CGW) programs of the CFN member-Nations. This will include
the coordination and the development of safety programs, development and delivery of resources to support
the successful operation of CGW programs, coordination of networking opportunities for CGW, and ongoing
supports to stewardship offices as needed. The CGW Support Coordinator may lead or assist in other aspects
of CSN programming as required. This position requires an awareness of and sensitivity to the lived
experience of Indigenous people.

Duties & Responsibilities

Safety Program Development Coordination and Implementation Support:
• Provide ongoing support to strengthen the existing safety programs of CGW teams
• Coordinate safety program development in collaboration with external safety experts
• Develop regional safety program resources and forms
Network Support and Engagement:
• Coordinate monthly Coastal Guardian Watchmen conference calls
• Coordinate calls with Coastal Guardian Watchmen Coordinators/Managers as needed
• Support in the development and delivery of meetings, workshops and the CSN Annual Gathering,
including developing agendas, arranging logistics, preparing meeting notes, and providing facilitation as
• Connect with other Guardian programs and Guardian support initiatives
General support to CGW Programs:
• Develop tools and resources to enhance the functioning of Guardian programs
• Coordinate purchasing of CGW uniforms, flags, decals and brochures
• Work-planning and team development support for CGW teams, as requested
• Community support visits and Guardian exchanges (when COVID-19/travel restrictions permit)
• Participate in and present at relevant workshops and conferences in support of Guardian program


• Experience working with First Nations communities, ideally in an environmental stewardship context,
with preference given to Indigenous candidates
• Knowledge of safe work procedures and /or safety program development
• Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
• Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, with proven experience writing proposals
and reports
• Proven experience in planning and facilitation of meetings and/or workshops
• Skilled at working collaboratively as part of a team and independently with limited supervision
• Experience maintaining self-care and resilience in a complex and dynamic work context
• Experience with ordering, purchasing, invoicing, and managing sub-contractors are considered assets
Various combinations of education and experience will be considered, with a priority placed on organization,
communication, self-motivation, and ability to work in a team.
Terms of Employment
• This contract is full time, will begin as soon as possible and end on March 31, 2021 with a strong
possibility of extension.
• The position reports to Lara Hoshizaki, Program Manager, Coastal Stewardship Network.
• The rate of this contract will be commensurate with experience, and within the range of $40-$50/hr.
• The successful candidate will be based out of a home office along the coast and will require reliable
internet and phone connections.
• The position may require availability to travel (COVID-19/travel restrictions permitted). Travel expenses
will be covered.

How to Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to Elodie Button, Training Coordinator:
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

CFN-GBI hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified
persons to apply; however qualified applicants of Indigenous ancestry will be given priority.

Application deadline is 5:00pm PST Monday December 7th, 2020.