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Join our board!

Updated: Oct 27, 2021

The North Coast Ecology Centre Society is looking for committed and enthusiastic individuals to join our board. Help build this exciting project in Prince Rupert!

Position: Board Member (Member at Large) Type: Board of Directors position / unpaid

Number of positions available: 3

Location: British Columbia, Canada (preference for locals in Prince Rupert or the greater Northwest, but not a requirement)

Please note, the North Coast Ecology Centre Society is committed to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organization and all aspects of our work. We welcome and encourage applications from individuals who self-identify as members of underrepresented and underserved groups.

About the North Coast Ecology Centre Society (NCECS)

The NCECS was established in 2018 with the goal of creating a permanent education centre in Prince Rupert that highlights the region’s ecological richness. The Centre will provide education to residents and visitors alike through engaging exhibits and programs on terrestrial and marine species, habitats and conservation. While working towards establishing a centre, the society hosts educational special events and programs. These have included a Pop-Up Ecology Centre (2021), Live Dive School Program (2021), online lecture series (2021), and the North Coast Whale Festival (2018, 2019).

Board Member Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership to the NCECS and help to set our strategic direction

  • Provide governance and ensure NCECS and its board adhere to by-laws

  • Contribute actively to the planning and execution of building an Ecology Centre

  • Contribute actively in the planning and execution of other educational programs and events

  • Attend and participate in monthly board meetings (may be done remotely)

  • Participate in fundraising initiatives, including grant writing, activities, and sponsorship development

  • Help to spread the word about our organization and our work

  • Assist the organization in attracting the expertise, funding and resources needed for the NCECS to better achieve its goals

The NCECS welcomes interest from individuals with a wide variety of knowledge and experience. However, the NCECS is particularly in need of candidates with the following skills and expertise:

  • Fundraising

  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Decolonization

  • Business Planning and Development

  • Governance and Charitable Law

  • Marketing, Communications and PR


  • The NCECS is a working board and members are needed to participate fulsomely. This often amounts of approximately 5-10 hours a month, but may be considerably more when large scale projects are underway.

  • A two-year term commitment is requested of all Board Members.

How to Apply :

Please send a resume and cover letter outlining your interest in the role to by November 10th, 2021. Thank you for your interest!

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