Executive Director Job Posting!

Executive Director job posting!

Our current ED is moving on, and the position is becoming available immediately. Please submit your coverletter and resumes to Betsy Cardell at lolikor@qcislands.net.

Laskeek Bay Conservation Society (LBCS) is seeking a creative and dynamic individual, with the experience required to lead our organization. This is a unique opportunity to lead a successful non-profit that has conducted foundational marine and terrestrial research and conservation for nearly 30 years on Haida Gwaii with the support of citizen scientists. The Executive Director is responsible for managing organizational operations, which includes financial management, community engagement, and strategic planning. The Executive Director works with the organization’s Lead Biologist, and is accountable to the Board of Directors.

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the following initiatives:

  • Seeking out and applying to new and existing funding opportunities to ensure ongoing organizational financial sustainability;

  • Managing and reporting on the status of current projects and commitments;

  • Identifying and pursuing opportunities for organizational growth, through new partnerships and initiatives both on Haida Gwaii and off island;

  • Creating and conducting community engagement initiatives in partnership with the Lead Biologist;

  • Planning and overseeing an annual field season (May – July, annually); which includes recruiting a team of staff and volunteers, organizing logistics and overseeing execution;

  • Maintaining the organization’s internal and external communication and administrative tasks, including employment standards, policy development and legal reporting requirements.


  • Minimum of 3 years relevant work experience with appropriate academic qualifications;

  • Proven capacity to manage concurrent projects with limited resources;

  • Experience delivering community engagement initiatives, experience with environmental education an asset;
    Basic accounting skills, familiarity with Sage50c (Simply Accounting) an asset;

  • Independent and resourceful worker with strong initiative and a collaborative attitude;

  • Strong written and oral communication skills;

  • Passion for marine and terrestrial research and conservation through citizen science.

This posting will close on October 4th. This position will begin October 15st, 2019. It is a 20-hour/week permanent position, and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Betsy Cardell at<lokilor@qcislands.net>. Applications are due by 5 pm on October 4, 2019; only successful candidates will be contacted.

30 Years of Laskeek Bay Celebration!

Hello friends and supporters of Laskeek Bay Conservation Society.  This year we completed our 30th year of work in Laskeek Bay.

We are celebrating this accomplishment with a fun evening event in the Community Hall in Queen Charlotte on Friday Sept 20 to celebrate this accomplishment.  We invite all our volunteers, staff, directors, students, and community supporters and friends to join us.

In addition to the opportunity to share stories and memories, and look at photos, we are also launching a childrens’ book by Tony Gaston, some beautiful original art by Judy Hilgemann, and merchandise designed by Jenna Keshavjee.

Please join us on Friday night at 7 pm, where Edi from Blacktail will be serving canapés, and there will be refreshments available.

On Saturday, we have a family friendly event at Spirit Square, with science-themed booths and games and a reading from Tony’s book. Stay tuned for more information about the daytime event.

Check out our event poster HERE.