Recruitment

In partnership with the Ocean Startup Project, COAST is currently seeking applicants for the following positions:

Ocean Ecosystem Navigator

Term: Contract until March 31, 2023 with possibility of renewal

Location: Based in Victoria, BC with travel throughout BC and Canada

Compensation:

  • Commensurate with experience
  • Entitled to standard benefits package (including extended medical coverage) administered by COAST

Position Summary:

The Ocean Ecosystem Navigator (the Navigator) will be responsible for engagement, coordination and implementation of high calibre programs, events and competitions involving the Ocean Startup Project and the Centre for Ocean Applied Sustainable Technologies (COAST), an initiative of the South Island Prosperity Partnership (SIPP). The Navigator will assist in the design, engagement and delivery of ocean venture creation activities that include events, outreach and ecosystem building. The Navigator will meet with current and potential entrepreneurs, partners and others in the ecosystem to evaluate opportunities and provide support.

Indigenous Ocean Ecosystem Navigator

Term: Full-time Contract until March 31, 2023 with possibility of renewal

Location: Based in Victoria, BC with travel throughout BC and Canada

Compensation:

  • Commensurate with experience
  • Entitled to standard benefits package (including extended medical coverage) administered by COAST

Position Summary:

Coastal First Nations have a unique relationship with the ocean, through the deep and cultural, historic, and spiritual understanding of the natural world. Their ways of knowing combined with innovative solutions could assist in addressing many of the unhealthy challenges our marine environments now face.

The Indigenous Ocean Ecosystem Navigator (the Navigator) will play a key role in our listening and learning along with the planning, coordination and implementation of high caliber programs, events and competitions surrounding the Ocean Startup Project (OSP) and the South Island Prosperity Partnership’s (SIPP) initiative the Centre for Ocean Applied Sustainable Technologies (COAST).

The Navigator will conduct outreach across BC and other parts of Canada and meet with current and potential entrepreneurs, partners and others in the ecosystem to raise awareness of opportunities and to connect very early stage entrepreneurs to programs and advisors. To ensure existing networks with First Nations and Indigenous communities connect with blue economy opportunities, the Navigator will also act as a collaborator, working closely with partners to connect them to OSP and COAST opportunities.

Pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights code, preference will be given to members of the following designated groups: Indigenous peoples. 

To Apply:

Please email a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience along with your resume to

recruitment@canadacoast.ca

  • Please include the name of the position you are applying for in the cover letter and the subject line of the email.
  • Applicants applying to both positions are asked to indicate this in their cover letter and in the subject line of the email.
  • Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted.

For questions please, email recruitment@canadacoast.ca