Community Impact Director


Community Impact Director

Job status

One year contract position


Vancouver, Victoria, or Coastal British Columbia 

Reports to

Executive Director


Negotiable ~ $44,000/yr


32 hours/week

Start date

October 2022

Organization Background 

The T. Buck Suzuki Foundation, established in 1981, envisions a future with thriving coastal communities, healthy marine ecosystems and abundant sustainable fisheries. This vision drives us to work collaboratively on issues impacting our coastal environments and communities. We lead, support and participate in pollution prevention initiatives, fisheries research projects, and integrated marine planning processes. Visit for more information.

Position Description 

The Community Impact Director will work towards the Foundation’s goal of strengthening community connection to fisheries and building coastal community wellbeing. This includes growing young coastal leadership, promoting sustainable seafood systems, and supporting community wellbeing. This role offers a dynamic work opportunity and the Community Impact Director will work with the T.Buck staff, a volunteer committee of fish harvesters, program funders, and partner organizations to deliver appropriate programming. The Community Impact Director is responsible for coordinating the BC Young Fishermen’s Network and organizing the annual BC Young Fishermen’s Gathering. Travel throughout coastal BC is a possibility. 

This position is remote with the opportunity to work from our office in Vancouver or Victoria.


  • Coordinating the BC Young Fishermen’s Network including:
  • Developing community and skill building programming;
  • Organizing an annual BC Young Fishermen’s Gathering; 
  • Managing digital communications- newsletter, Facebook, Instagram, website;
  • Securing and maintaining project funding; 
  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships with partner organizations and stakeholders;
  • Creating and maintaining databases. 
  • Participating in and leading initiatives that support domestic and values-based seafood systems including workshops and events 
  • Participating in research initiatives around coastal community wellbeing 
  • Coordinating the annual T.Buck Suzuki Legacy Bursary including outreach, review process, and communication with applicants 
  • Supporting other program areas including OceanSmart, marine planning and sustainable fisheries initiatives 
  • Representing the Foundation and communicating program goals to the public at various community and industry events
  • Participating in organizational activities including developing individual work plans and Objectives and Key Results, staff reporting and other processes

Knowledge & Skills


  • Experience in project, program, or event management an asset
  • Experience in fundraising or budget management an asset
  • Experience in social media management, non-profit communications, or marketing an asset
  • Understanding of community economic development, enhancing coastal economic opportunities, improving social conditions in a sustainable manner 
  • Preference to those with experience working with or in Indigenous communities, marine industries, and coastal communities in B.C.

Please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected]

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline to apply September 30