Could You be the Heart of our Society?
The Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation of Canada (WPEFC) is seeking a highly motivated and
experienced individual to lead our non-profit as Executive Director and/ or Seed Orchard Coordinator.
The successful candidate(s) will have experience working with a variety of partners, including NGOs,
stakeholders and various levels of government. The ideal candidate(s) will be organized, personable,
skilled at facilitating meetings and developing partnerships and have a working knowledge of whitebark
and limber pine.
The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for the management of the Whitebark Pine Ecosystem
Foundation, under the direction of the WPEFC Board of Directors. The ED ensures the financial health of
the organization through fundraising and grant development. The ED strives to build positive relations
and increase coordination between partners, non-profits and various levels of government and other
organizations and agencies. Overall, the ED’s focus is one of strategic coordination, public education,
communication, fiscal accountability and organizational management.
The Seed Orchard Coordinator is responsible for facilitating the development of whitebark and limber
pine seed orchards in Canada and increasing interagency communication and coordination. They will
report to the ED or WPEF Board of Directors and be responsible for integrating advice from a panel of
experts. They will have experience coordinating diverse partners, consolidating information, organizing
data, and communicating effectively. Seed orchard expertise is beneficial but not required.
The positions may be contracted out individually or combined into one position depending on the
candidate’s interest and skill set.
Hours: These are part-time, contract positions (2-3 days/ week)
Wages: This is a contract opportunity; please specify your hourly contract rate when applying.
Location: The contractor can be based in BC or Alberta so long as they have a strong internet
connection and the ability to work remotely.
● Apply by: December 6th, 2020 (midnight PT)
● Start Date: Late December/ Early January
Duration: Seed Orchard Coordinator duties will continue until March 2021 with the possibility of
extension subject to available funds. Executive Director duties will continue until at least April 2021 and
may extend further subject to available funds.
Please submit cover letter, two references and resume to:
HR [at]whitebarkpine.ca and indicate interest in one or both positions/ contract opportunities.
Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation of Canada- Executive Director Job Description
Roles and Responsibilities
● Host interagency meetings
● Organize science meetings, workshops and liaisons of partners
● Serve on interagency committees representing WPEFC
● Prepare materials for and participate in regular board meetings
● Compile meeting minutes with Secretary
● Prepare material for, maintain and update website and social media platforms
● Apply for grants and funding opportunities
● Develop and deliver educational materials for partners in whitebark pine restoration
● Effectively deliver projects and administer grants:
o Ensure deliverables are on track
o Procure materials and supplies
o Track and forecast budgets
o Complete reporting requirements
o Oversee consultants, staff and volunteers
o Evaluate project effectiveness
● Support preparation of annual budget with Treasurer, Bookkeeper and Finance committee
● Track income and expenses
● Review and update WPEFC policies
● Coordinate and update knowledge hub
● Receive and respond to communications from clients or stakeholders
● Set up and administer volunteer activities and evaluate volunteer performance
● Support board orientation program, with governance and recruitment committees
● Track hours and provide monthly invoices
At the direction of the personnel committee:
● Recruit, hire and set compensation of staff/contractors
● Supervise, assign work to, and evaluate performance of staff/contractors
Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation of Canada- Seed Orchard Coordinator Job Description
Roles and Responsibilities
● Host regular interagency working group meetings in support of establishing whitebark and
limber pine seed orchards
● Consolidate information and expert advice
● Compile a database of parent trees that are already included, or are candidates for the seed
● Draft agreements with interagency partners
● Prepare a report on progress achieved, the number of meetings hosted, participant affiliations,
agreements drafted and next steps