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 & Monitoring Manager (CLOSED)

Job posting

Project Watershed is hiring a Restoration & Monitoring Manager! Our organization is looking for an enthusiastic leader to help us grow and manage our restoration projects and document our restoration success. 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 our restoration program. 

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. 

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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

  • Lead & manage on-the-ground restoration projects to reach restoration goals/objectives on time and budget. 
  • Research and integrate uptodate restoration best practices to achieve project goals. 
  • Develop, implement, and oversee new and ongoing restoration monitoring initiatives, including citizen science monitoring programs  
  • Flexibly coordinate and collaborate with project contractors and consultants to achieve technical goals. 
  • Coordinate and lead volunteers to achieve restoration planting, maintenance, and outreach goals.  
  • 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 
    • Background or experience in freshwater ecosystems and watershed ecology 
    • 2+ years experience developing, leading, and conducting ecological field experiments, monitoring protocols, data analysis & interpretation. A recent example of data analysis or first-author technical report may be requested.  
    • 2+ years experience managing restoration projects; a combination of experience and advanced education may be considered.  
    • Experience working in riparian and estuarine restoration, with a wild Pacific salmon lens 
    • Knowledge and experience with riparian and estuarine plant identification and community assembly.  
    • Proficiency in Excel, R Studio, and GIS applications (or equivalent platforms). A skills test may be requested.  
    • Experience with volunteer coordination and/or management 
    • Experience writing funding proposals, and grant writing and reporting 
    • Experience working in partnership or collaboration with Indigenous communities an asset 
    • Team management, an asset 
    • Ability to obtain RPBio designation, 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. We aim to have a candidate in place by end of January working 30-35 hours weekly, with salary ranging from $37-$43/hr with a benefits package. Hybrid work opportunities are available; however, position will require full-time, on-site availability in the Comox Valley by February 2024. Access to reliable transportation and willingness to occasionally work weekends for special events required

How to Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to Please include at least two references. All email submissions should have “Restoration Manager” in the subject line. 

Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Interviews will be scheduled for the first week of January.  

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.