Working with the K’ómoks Nation towards Q’waq’wala7owkw on their unceded territory.

Working with the K’ómoks Nation towards Q’waq’wala7owkw on their unceded territory.

Project Watershed is Hiring a Restoration and Research Lead! (Closed)

Please note that this posting is now closed as the position has been filled.

Job posting

Project Watershed is hiring a Restoration and Research Lead! Our organization is looking for an enthusiastic leader to help us grow and manage our restoration projects and applied research. Our team and organization are currently in an era of growth and we’re looking for someone with a growth mindset to join our team and expand our capacity. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in ecology/biology, in both freshwater and marine systems, as well as restoration. They’ll have experience working with a diverse set of partners, stakeholders, and collaborators, as well as local community members and volunteers. This position will work closely with our Executive Director to develop and further the Research and Restoration initiatives.

The successful candidate would be managing our core restoration projects including Kus-kus-sum, Glen Urquhart at Comox Bay Farms Property, Green Shores and Coastal Restoration initiatives, alongside our forage fish research, and growing our other applied research initiatives.

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About Project Watershed

Project Watershed is a team of scientists, community educators, and stewardship professionals. We believe that community-engaged science can further stewardship of Comox Valley’s sensitive ecosystems and help us create an inclusive and thriving environment for our future communities. Since 1993, we’ve been working in partnership with scientists, First Nations, communities, various levels of governments and other NGOs to carry out our mission of restoring and conserving the freshwater and coastal ecosystems from Oyster River to Deep Bay.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Manage restoration projects to reach restoration goals/objectives on time and budget
  • Manage applied research initiatives and integrate current science and knowledge to inform project directions and goals
  • Lead field research and on-the-ground restoration initiatives
  • Assist and support the development of the restoration and research program
  • Assist and support communications and outreach initiatives about Project Watershed’s ongoing initiatives
  • Develop funding proposals and support grant writing and reporting
  • Technical report writing, as needed


  • BSc or MSc in ecology, biology or applicable environmental field
  • 3+ years experience managing restoration projects and/or applied research programs
  • Experience working in estuarine restoration and research with a wild Pacific salmon lens
  • Knowledge of the northern Salish Sea ecosystems and Coastal British Columbia waters
  • Background in freshwater ecosystems and watershed ecology
  • Experience working in partnership or collaboration with Indigenous communities
  • Knowledge of riparian and estuarine vegetation of Coastal British Columbia
  • Volunteer coordination and/or management an asset
  • Experience writing funding proposals, and grant writing and reporting
  • Team management, an asset
  • Past research publication, an asset

Salary and details

This position has the potential to grow with the successful candidate, and we’d love to find an individual keen on working in the non-profit, impact sector. We offer flexible working hours, remote and in-office work opportunities, and a work portfolio that is tailorable to the interests and experience of the successful candidate. Compensation, benefits, and hours are flexible and will be dependent on candidate’s experience and expertise. We aim to have a candidate in place by January 2023 working a minimum of 28 hours weekly, with salary ranging from $35-$50/hr.

How to Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to by November 13th. Please include at least two references. All email submissions should have “Restoration and Research Lead” in the subject line.

Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Project Watershed is committed to fostering a workplace that is inclusive, free of discrimination and harassment. We believe that through embodying the diversity of our communities, we can better restore and conserve diverse ecosystems for all. Applicants with diverse visions and perspectives are encouraged to apply.