HAT is hiring

This position application closed Monday February 5 2018 at 4:00pm. Thank you to the 80 applicants who applied, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted by February 9 2018.


Position: Community & Development Coordinator
Term: full-time position starting early February 2018.
Hours: 37.5 hours/week
Wage: $20 - $22.50/hr. depending on experience

Deadline for application is Monday, Feb 5 2018 at 4:00pm.

Habitat Acquisition Trust (HAT) is a Victoria, BC-based regional land trust that helps people understand and care for natural environments in the Capital region. Visit our website at www.hat.bc.ca

The Community & Development Coordinator plans, organizes, implements and evaluates specific outreach and fund development projects as directed by the Executive Director. The Coordinator will work as part of a team including HAT’s Stewardship, Land Acquisitions, and Habitat Management Coordinators.

Duties include:

• Works closely with the Executive Director to develop and implement a comprehensive annual fundraising and development strategy focusing on building membership base, fundraising campaigns and planned giving;
• Assists the Executive Director to identify funding needs and funding sources including new opportunities for grant proposals; researching, preparing, submitting, presenting, and following up on funding applications;
• Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with existing supporters, volunteers, landowners, community groups, government agencies, local businesses, and other conservation organizations;
• Identifies and responds to public outreach opportunities including organizing community events, workshops and seminars;
• Initiates and maintains relationship with the media and social media including coordination of publicity for projects, drafting of press releases, writing and distribution of newsletters, managing display materials, and managing a variety of social media outlets;
• Maintains comprehensive and well organized project files and prepares reports for the Board and funders;
• Maintains databases related to memberships, donors and volunteers, ensuring privacy protection protocols are in place and observed
• Maintains and manages office administration and supplies.


• Strong interest in HAT and its mission;
• Post-secondary accreditation in biology, geography, environmental studies, ecological restoration or a related discipline;
• Demonstrated ability in project planning, development, evaluation and management;
• Well-developed computer skills and ability to effectively use basic office technology and software (eg: word processing, powerpoint presentations)
• Experience with website maintenance, database management; Salesforce (or similar customer relationship management software), Adobe InDesign is an asset.
• Strong interpersonal, written and verbal skills, ability to interact and consult with individuals at all levels inside the organization and in the broader community;
• Demonstrated skill in fundraising, community outreach, and education;
• Proven leadership skills and ability to be self-directed;
• Strong public speaking skills (e.g. comfortable providing interviews for radio and news media, presenting on projects to donors, municipal grantors, and public)
• ability to prioritize, problem-solve, and multi-task;
• experience working with children and school groups (must undergo criminal record check);
• Willing and able to undertake professional development and training as appropriate
• Willing and able to work irregular hours including some weekends;
• possess Driver’s Licence and access to a motor vehicle for transportation may be required;
• Sense of humour and proven ability to work in a close team;
• Experience working with non-profit organizations an asset;

Position Competencies:

Passion for the Environment: Demonstrates a strong alignment of one’s own values with those of the organization, puts the organization’s mission first and defends its principles.

Collaborative Relationship Building: able to develop, maintain and strengthen partnerships with others inside or outside the organization who can provide information, assistance and support;

Strategic Orientation: Able to link long range goals to daily work, take the long-term view and develop plans to meet over-arching goals;

Effective Communication: the ability to express ideas, facts and information in a clear, timely and organized manner to create positive supportive partnerships;

Professionalism: is honest and forthright, takes responsibility for own actions, conveys a command of relevant facts and information, acts in a manner that conveys trustworthiness, reliability and dependability.

Thoroughness: takes steps to ensure work is of high quality, that information is complete and accurate, follows up with others to fulfill commitments, monitors work quality, uses systems to organize and keep track of information or work progress

Service: demonstrates a strong commitment to meeting the needs of donors, partners, or community members, striving to ensure their full satisfaction.


Please apply to: Jill Robinson, Executive Director, with subtitle: “Community and Development” submitted by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or mail Habitat Acquisition Trust, PO Box 8552, Victoria, B.C., V8W 3S2

Application should include: Resume and cover letter that demonstrate how the candidate meets the qualifications and competencies in the job description.

We would like to thank all applicants for your interest in working with HAT. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.




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