Program Manager, Mitigating Wildfire

Open until filled. 

Employment Duration: Temporary Full Time
Union/Affiliation: Administrative and Professional Staff (APSA)
Pay range: $75,285 to $89,904 annually
Location: Vancouver (Hybrid)

Closing date: Open until filled

Position Description

Do you want to help mitigate the impact of catastrophic wildfires in British Columbia? Are you passionate about combatting climate change, protecting biodiversity, effective forestry management, and building consensus through dialogue? Are you a proactive program manager with experience in brokering partnerships and dialogue-based events? Are you excited for the opportunity to work for a globally recognized convener of dialogue, and to embody an inclusive approach to engagement across government, industry, and Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities? 

If your answer to these questions is yes, then please apply now to the role of Program Manager, Mitigating Wildfire at SFU's Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue. 

The Program Manager is responsible for leading the implementation, execution and ongoing management of the Mitigating Wildfire program through the delivery of dialogue and engagement programming to address the root causes of catastrophic wildfire in forests across British Columbia. The Program Manager enables individuals and communities most impacted by wildfire by providing a platform to amplify community and Indigenous knowledge, and help decision-makers and communities work through friction areas to navigate trade-offs and real-world constraints, ultimately building consensus towards actionable solutions.

SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an equitable environment for all employees. We strongly encourage applications from qualified people of all gender expressions and identities, sexual orientations, visible minorities, Indigenous persons and persons with disabilities. Should you require accommodations throughout the application process, please be in touch.


Master's degree in relevant discipline and six years of relevant experience in areas such as stakeholder engagement, public participation, Indigenous engagement, resource and environmental management, public policy, project management, or an equivalent combination of education, training, professional certifications and experience.

  • Excellent knowledge of creating culturally appropriate spaces and contexts (social and historical) for engagement between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.
  • Excellent knowledge of wildfire mitigation approaches and forestry management practices.
  • Excellent knowledge of participatory engagement processes and working with groups traditionally under-served by government or facing barriers to participation.
  • Working knowledge in designing and implementing dialogue and engagement initiatives.
  • Understanding of policy development lifecycle and government relations.
  • Excellent familiarity with communities in British Columbia facing high risk from wildfire.
  • Advanced project management, budget planning, and financial management skills.
  • Advanced partnership brokering, fundraising and grant writing skills.
  • Advanced conflict resolution, strategic planning, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Working leadership, mentoring, and teamwork skills.
  • Advanced interpersonal and communication skills (written, verbal and presentation).
  • Advanced ability to author and supervise the creation of discussion guides, dialogue reports and other dialogue materials.
  • Advanced ability to hire and manage external contractors.
  • Advanced ability to recruit, train, and manage staff.
  • Advanced ability to work independently, meet deadlines, and prioritize competing project deadlines.
  • Advanced ability to maintain confidentiality and impartiality, and to exercise mature judgment, diplomacy and sensitivity.
  • Available for overtime, evening and weekend work, and travel.

Please include answers to the following in your cover letter: 1) Why would you like to join the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue; and 2) How can dialogue advance solutions to wildfire in BC?

Please include your cover letter and resume in one attachment.