Exciting Job Oppurtunity – Program Coordinator


Program Coordinator Kamloops, BC
TBD on a contract basis February 12, 2016

The Southern Interior Weed Management Committee (SIWMC) is a non-profit organization comprised of volunteer members representing private & public agencies, clubs and organizations in the Thompson-Nicola Region of British Columbia. Members are dedicated to increasing awareness of invasive plants and associated losses caused to the natural and domestic resources of our Region. The Committee performs operational weed management activities, program coordination and education and awareness activities throughout the Thompson-Nicola Region (TNRD).


Under the guidance of the SIWMC Board of Directors the program coordinator will be responsible for carrying out the duties related to the operation of the Committee. The SIWMC coordinates the invasive plant management efforts between different agencies and stakeholders, with the goal of achieving a more effective and efficient cross-jurisdictional management program within the TNRD. The position will be approximately 80% field work and 20% office work and data entry. The base of operation is Kamloops, with travel throughout the Thompson-Nicola Regional District.

Work with the SIWMC to administer day-to-day activities of the charity

  •   Work with the office manager of SIWMC to prepare budgets, track financial records of the SIWMC and respond to enquiries regarding finances.

  •   Work with the Office Manager to provide current reports, newsletters, and information to the SIWMC website monthly

  •   Prepare SIWMC annual reports, providing updates to members and funding agencies.

  •   Address funding partners specific project deliverables where required.

  •   Apply for funding for projects and committee operations

  •   Prepare annual budget and work with office manager to track expenses and assets


  •   Prepare annual strategic operational and educational plans

  •   Prepare contracts for operational deliveries and supervise field delivery

  •   Inventory areas for new infestations as budgeted

  •   Supervise and develop work plans for committee staff on a quarterly basis

  •   Maintain relationships with other coordinators and regional affiliates as directed by

    the SIWMC Board of Directors

  •   Administer other duties as directed by the SIWMC Board of Directors

Administer the SIWMC Education Program

  •   Develop and deliver presentations to schools, community groups, private and public agencies.

  •   Organize and develop educational projects such as workshops, field days, fact sheets, and informational kiosks while working with various interest groups.

  •   Provide articles and information to local media to educate the public about invasive plant management and about SIWMC activities.

    Coordinating Invasive Plant Management Activities within the Thompson Nicola Region

  •   Coordinating invasive plant management activities across multiple jurisdictions.

  •   Work with multiple government agencies to provide priorities for invasive plant

    management within the region.

  •   Monitor (to provincial and funding agency standards) contractors and SIWMC Field

    staff doing chemical spraying and other invasive plant management activities.

  •   Inventory invasive plants within the region, and input information within the

    provincial Invasive Alien Plant Program (IAPP) database.

  •   Respond to public requests regarding invasive plant control.

  •   Represent the SIWMC in matters related to invasive plant management.


  •   Bachelor’s degree in applied science, agriculture, natural resource science or other related

    degree preferred or combination of invasive plant experience and education may be


  •   Experience with field surveying and data entry

  •   Basic understanding of ecological and environmental factors surrounding invasive plant


  •   Basic knowledge of invasive plant identification, treatment and management strategies.

  •   Strong organizational skills and ability to multi task and manage several deliverables, ability

    to prioritize workload.

  •   Demonstrated ability to work independently, manage workload, set priorities, meet

    deadlines, delegate work and supervise staff.

  •   Demonstrated high level of interpersonal, organizational and public communication skills.

  •   Proficient computer skills in correspondence, managing databases, working with mapping


  •   Willingness to work with herbicides.

  •   Must be self-motivated and willing to conduct field work in remote locations and under

    variable weather conditions

  •   Must have a valid B. C. driver’s license, and a reliable 4×4 vehicle

  •   Valid pesticide application certification is preferred


    Southern Interior Weed Management Committee 162 Oriole Rd. Kamloops, BC V2C 4N7
    Phone: 250-851-1699
    Email: bmcbride@siwmc.ca