Position: Water Law and Policy Researcher/Coordinator

Organization: POLIS Water Sustainability Project, University of Victoria
Closing Date: August 4th, 2014
Job Type: Full-time position (12 months) with possibility of renewal
Location: Victoria, British Columbia (non-negotiable)
Start Date: August 18th or 25th, 2014

The Opportunity

The POLIS Water Sustainability Project has been working for the past decade to develop critical foundational research on water sustainability, with a particular focus on governance and water law in the context of policy reform. By demonstrating the powerful potential of new approaches, new perspectives, and innovation, we work to develop a clear model for ecosystem-based water management and governance in Canada—a model based on conservation, stewardship, and sustainability. Over the past six years, our research has had a strong emphasis on British Columbia due to provincial efforts to implement the Living Water Smart plan and pass the new Water Sustainability Act.

We currently have an opportunity for a researcher/coordinator to join our team and play a key role in developing and disseminating innovative research on water policy and law reform.

Reporting to the Co-Director and the Communications Director, the Researcher/Coordinator will be responsible for organizing and coordinating B.C. groups working on watershed governance; conducting focused research on water policy and law reform options and opportunities; and supporting the development and implementation of the regulations associated with new B.C. Water Sustainability Act.

How to Apply

Download the complete job posting, which outlines the required qualifications/experience and has full instructions on how to apply. Applications should be submitted no later than August 4th, 2014. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. No phone calls please.


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Our partners at the First Nations Fisheries Council are also hiring for two positions. They are seeking motivated and passionate individuals to become their new Water Project Manager and Fisheries Project Manager, based at the FNFC office in West Vancouver. The deadline for applying for these two positions isJuly 31st, 2014.