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Salmon Restoration Coordinator

Status: Completed





Kwikwasut’inuxw/Haxwa’mis First Nations, Mamalilikulla First Nation, Namgis First Nation

Broughton Solutions For Finfish Aquaculture Initiative

This initiative is a ground breaking government-to-government created to protect and restore wild salmon stocks.  This will allow an effective transition for open-pen Finfish for Broughton Archipelago. The goal is to create a more sustainable future for local communities and workers.

This is a process undertaken by the Province of British Columbia and the ‘Namgis First Nation, the Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis First Nations and Mamalilikulla First Nation following a letter of understanding (LOU) focused on the future of Finfish Aquaculture in Broughton.  Three Governments have come together to help revitalize and protect wild salmon and provide greater economic certainty for communities. The Broughton Solutions for Finfish Aquaculture Initiative is currently searching for a Salmon Restoration Coordinator.

Salmon Restoration Coordinator
The Role

Reporting to the First Nations Coordinator, the Salmon Restoration Coordinator will coordinate and support the interests of the represented First Nations in a gathering a better understanding of the state of their watersheds and developing restoration projects that aim to increase returns of salmon stocks to their natal rivers. The Salmon Restoration Coordinator will oversee the Salmon Restorations Planners as well as the field teams who will be completing the salmon habitat assessments, escapement counts and restoration projects.

Key Criteria/ Qualifications
  • Work with the First Nations and Marine Coordinator to oversee the Salmon Restoration component of the Indigenous Monitoring and Inspection Plan (IMIP)
  • Work with First Nations leadership to determine salmon habitat restoration priorities within each of the territories
  • Provide operational project coordination of salmon habitat assessment, escapement  and restoration activities
  • Oversee future escapement and restoration projects, receive, analyze and store samples and data
  • Develop safe working procedures and create an environment that encourages a respectful workplace
  • Provide technical advice in support of First Nations’ scientific discussions, analyze data and manage data collection, share data agreements with other parties
  • Hire, train and support staffing efforts, contractors, and engage other support including academia and NGO’s
  • Manage maintenance of vehicles, vessels and other capital assets, works well under pressure, knows first-aid in the event of an accident
  • Organize required training for field crews to complete the salmon habitat and escapement assessments and restoration activities
  • Maintain budgets and ensure accounting and reporting requirements are met
  • Develop and participate in information forums and other communications


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If you possess the fundamental skills, experience and education required to be successful in this role we invite you to provide a cover letter and résumé in PDF, in confidence to either Bob Murray or Adrienne Giffen.

Bob Murray – bob@peoplefirstsolutions.com – 604.803.4377

Adrienne Giffen – adrienne@peoplefirstsolutions.com – 604.209.8023

We thank all applicants for their interest in this role.