The Alberta Chapter of The Wildlife Society (ACTWS) is pleased to announce that we are seeking an Executive Director (ED) to lead our organization. In this exciting position, the successful candidate will interact with a multidisciplinary team of wildlife professionals to advocate for, and advance the conservation of, wildlife and other natural resources in the province.
To facilitate succession and knowledge transfer, the successful candidate’s tenure will ideally overlap with the current ED for 1-2 months. Transition details will be negotiated with the successful applicant.
Start Date: As soon as possible
Application Deadline: September 30, 2022
This position accommodates a flexible work schedule with an intensity of work that varies throughout the year. Serving up to half-time capacity (to a maximum of 80 hours per month) and reporting to the President, the Executive Director will support the following Chapter objectives:
- Promote communication among wildlife professionals and between wildlife professionals and the public; and,
- Promote sound wildlife conservation and management in Alberta.
The ED follows the guidance defined in the ACTWS Strategic Plan 2021-2026.
This is a remote position from anywhere in Alberta, with occasional in-province travel (e.g., the ACTWS annual conference).
As part of TWS, we are committed to addressing provincial issues that affect the current and future status of Alberta’s wildlife and their habitats. Our role is to represent wildlife and our profession to ensure that the policy and development decisions consider wildlife and habitat by incorporating robust science that is presented in an objective, competent, and transparent manner. We also help define the value and benefit of wildlife for society.
We have three programs central to our operations:
1. Our wildlife community. We advance wildlife and habitat conservation in Alberta by bringing wildlife students, professionals, and enthusiasts together.
2. Membership enhancement. We support and empower ACTWS members through diverse member services and student support programs.
3. Wildlife science and management. We promote the application of robust science in wildlife and habitat-related decision making.
The ACTWS values the diversity of voices, perspectives, and experiences that contribute to wildlife management and conservation in Alberta. The challenges facing Alberta wildlife are complex, but through collaboration, respect, and reciprocity we implement programs that meet a broad suite of objectives.
Read the full job posting for job description, qualifications, and how to apply.