Time for a New Executive Director at Scout Island–Are you the Person?

Position: Scout Island Nature Centre Executive Director in Training
Start date: To be discussed
Half time Salary Position Specific Hours are Flexible
Hourly rate: 28/hour while in training

Creative, exciting work coordinating, designing, supporting nature education and the Nature Centre with a team of educators, the Williams Lake Field Naturalists Directors and many volunteers

The executive director has primary responsibility for day-to-day operations of the Nature Centre under general direction and support by the WL Field Naturalists board of directors and the Scout Island Nature Centre Management Plan.  Principal responsibilities are Scout Island Nature Centre fundraising and financial management, staff and volunteer supervision, education program administration, liaison with outside agencies, and reporting to funders.


  • University degree, preferably in biological, education and/or management field, desirable.
  • Confident verbal and written reporting/presentation skills
  • Adequate computer skills (word processing, xcell, power points, web site, social media)
  • understanding of financial management
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal skills & professional etiquette
  • able to work well independently, as well as within a group
  • Skill in supervising and advising students (high school and university) that work as part time staff. 

Position requires a genuine enthusiasm for nature education, especially for children, and for the importance of the nature centre to our community.

For more information, please browse   https://scoutisland.ca/     Read the 2021 Annual Report, the blogs and the SINC Management Plan 2022 to get an idea of all you would be involved with.  Then send a resume and a cover letter to  shemphill at xplornet.com  by April 15 2023

Scout Island Nature Centre is a not-for-profit charitable institution that provides nature education and viewing to the public on island and marsh ecosystems within the City of Williams Lake.  Principal goals are nature education, especially for children; infrastructure to facilitate enjoyment and observation of nature; and conservation and enhancement of Scout Island habitats.  The Centre provides a system of nature viewing trails and displays, public nature programs, and many nature education courses for school children.  The Nature Centre is funded by grants, fees, contracts, and donations.  The Nature Centre is on unceded lands of the T’exelcemc, who are members of the Secwepemc Nation.

Note from Sue-the present Executive Director

A love and fascination of nature is essential.  A biology background is really useful (from degrees or self study).  Organizational skills and the ability to have several balls in the air at once is also essential.  And–lots of energy. You will be working closely with other staff, volunteers and Field Naturalist Directors.  There will be many opportunities to develop your own ideas as well. 

This is the best job I have ever had and I intend to be around for a while to mentor the next lucky conductor of this symphony. 

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