Wilderness Research Coordinator (Gold Bridge)

Chilcotin Ark Institute

3300 Gun Ck Rd, Gold Bridge BC
compensation: see benefits
employment type: full-time
job title: Wilderness Research Coordinator
Job title: Wilderness Research Coordinator
Employer: Chilcotin Ark Institute
Compensation: Based on commission only.
Location: Gold Bridge, British Columbia
Start date: ASAP


The Chilcotin Ark Institute is located in the South of the Chilcotin Ark in British Columbia, Canada. We are committed to creating a working landscape concept and management that sustains viable populations of species in the Chilcotin Ark. To do so we facilitate and conduct research, conservation projects and Evergreen Stewardship Plans in the Ark. Research and conservation projects include a variety of fields such as invasive species management, habitat management, wildlife studies, proposal writing and eco-tourism to educate guests about wildlife in the area. Our research centre and remote satellite research stations across the Chilcotin Ark are the ideal place to facilitate such projects. Further, we promote responsible resource and land management guided by the Evergreen Stewardship Plans. For this we encourage all entities and governments to take responsibility like the federal, provincial and regional government, First Nations, land owners, farmers, ranchers, guide outfitters, tourism operators, forestry and mining. The tool we use for measuring the success of our conservation efforts is to achieve maximum wildlife population numbers for the habitat‘s potential carrying capacity, this being the indicator for sustainable land management.
Our mission is to educate the public to become stewards of our wilderness environment, and we aim to accomplish this by developing environmental research and training programs in the fields of resource management and environmental stewardship.

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, self-driven individual to act as the Chilcotin Ark Institute's coordinator and to manage its various activities. The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating and managing ongoing stewardship and resource management projects including the following duties:

Plan, organize and manage research projects
Write up funding proposals and oversee all funding activities
Organize the recruitment and involvement of research
Respond to consultations and referrals and organize meetings with relevant stakeholders i.e. First Nations, logging companies and ranchers, municipal, provincial and federal authorities, civic leaders, social scientists, lawyers, land developers, the public and special interest groups
Ensure the implementation of the Institutes mission and objectives, involving all partners in this
Develop citizen science projects for the collection of wildlife data use these to educate the public about conservation
Data collection and analyses and research to support and evaluate regulation and management of wildlife and land development concepts and plans
Convey progress, issues and challenges to the board of directors
Be familiar with the Chilcotin Ark (see https://www.chilcotinark.org/)

Further, the coordinator will have the opportunity to work in the field on exciting projects such as Mountain Goat population counts, road deactivation and collecting grizzly bear hair samples. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual looking to gain hands-on experience in the field.


Degree in environmental science, biology, ecology or related discipline
Fundraising experience, including writing proposals
Strong research and analytical skills
Strong interpersonal and communications skills
Strong networking skills
Very organized; able to organize self and others
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office programs or similar (e.g. Word, Excel, Access etc)
Fluent in spoken and written English
Permission to work in Canada

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working in non-profit organization, land planning, grant writing, ecology or project management
Experience of relevant provincial legislation
Knowledge of local flora and fauna


The requirement for staying with us is your commitment to your Personal Development and to contribute to the self-sustainable lifestyle of our community. You are ready to view challenges as opportunities to grow and learn and take initiative to leave your comfort zone. You are willing to work long hours of physical work when doing conservation projects and daily tasks which contribute to our self-sustainable lifestyle such as cooking shared meals, housekeeping and other ranch chores e.g. cutting wood, animal care and repair maintenance. These communal living requirements are in addition to the job applied for. They offset any housing, food costs and other opportunities.


Opportunities match responsibility taken and include attending external workshops and learning new skills and gaining knowledge
Hands-on experience and insights into Nature Conservation, contributing to something bigger and a positive change in the world.
Opportunities match responsibility taken and include attending external workshops and learning new skills and gaining knowledge
Hands-on experience and insights into Nature Conservation, contributing to something bigger and a positive change in the world.
Live by our Six Principles of Nature Connection, Nature Conservation, Personal Development, Self-Sufficiency, Empowerment, and Conscious & Aware.
Your Personal Development is the priority of your experience, so we facilitate the environment for you to grow and evolve towards your best self.
You become part of our self-sustainable community where we support each other in our goals and mission and share our personal experiences on a daily basis.
You will live and work in a remote wilderness environment and experience a self-sustainable lifestyle, where you reconnect with nature and yourself.
You create your own work schedule that meets your interests and moves you towards your goals.

Offer for internship and volunteer positions
We are also offering a great opportunity to gain practical work experience as an intern or
volunteer. The successful candidate will be involved in all parts of our Stewardship work, including research work in the field, wildlife surveys, marketing, public relations and fund-raising.
Room and full board is provided on site.
We expect you to be self-motivated and comfortable with living on a guest ranch in the wilderness and working in a remote environment.
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