Healthy Oceans. Healthy Communities.


  • Living Oceans Society is seeking a part-time office administrator for a maternity leave. The position has the potential to grow to full time, with the addition of bookkeeping duties.

    Reports to: Executive Director
    Position Based in: Sointula, B.C.
    Term: One year contract: Part time with the opportunity to move to full time.
    Starting Date: Mid August
    Salary: $21,000 p/t
    Application Deadline: July 18, 2014

    How To Apply: 

    Send your Cover Letter and Resume to:
    Living Oceans Society, Box 320, Sointula, BC, V0N 3E0
    OR by email:
    OR by fax: 604-696-5045

    Roles and Responsibilities: 

    Duties will include a variety of administrative tasks such as correspondence, filing, maintaining office supplies and equipment and keeping manuals and registers up to date.  It will also involve maintaining confidential donor records, corresponding with donors and assisting as required with the direct mail programme. The office administrator plays a lead role in organizing annual events such as Oceans Day and supports many important outreach efforts.


    Essential qualifications include proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel; familiarity with social media and the internet. We are looking for an outgoing, self-motivated individual with good problem-solving skills and an ability to support colleagues in a demanding environment. Previous administrative experience and bookkeeping experience are preferred. The successful candidate must have an excellent command of written and spoken English.

    MUST BE ELIGIBLE FOR EMPLOYMENT IN CANADA – Applicants from outside Canada please indicate your eligibility options in your cover letter (i.e. NAFTA work visa, skilled worker visa, etc.).

  • Reports to: Clear the Coast Project Manager
    Position Based in: Sointula, B.C.
    Term: Temporary full-time (14 weeks, 40 hours/week)
    Starting Date: May 13th
    Salary: $15/hour
    Application Deadline: May 2nd, 2014

    Living Oceans Society, through the Canada Summer Jobs Program, is seeking an individual who is passionate about the ocean, interested in marine conservation, and is knowledgeable about Living Oceans' programs to work in our Sointula office this summer. This position reports to the Clear the Coast program coordinator. Clear the Coast is Living Oceans’ campaign aimed at raising awareness of the threat to the marine environment from marine debris, communicating solutions, and coordinating volunteers around beach clean-ups on Northern Vancouver Island. The successful applicant will assist with our Clear the Coast program, conduct public outreach work, and participate fully in the summer activities of Living Oceans.

    How To Apply: 

    Send your cover letter and resume by email: or by fax: 250-973-6581

    Roles and Responsibilities: 
    • Field work (includes deploying and monitoring debris collection bags at alternating sites)
    • Coordinating beach clean-up events, including youth events
    • Sorting debris by plastic types, recording debris data
    • Uploading new Clear the Coast reports to online map
    • Social Media and other Clear the Coast outreach
    • Assisting with tabling at local events
    • Ability to work well individually and as a team member
    • Good communication and organizational skills
    • Self-motivation and ability to work independently and with little supervision
    • Creativity and writing skills
    • Photography and web sills will be considered an asset
    • A valid driver’s license will be considered an asset
    General Requirements: 

    MUST BE ELIGIBLE FOR EMPLOYMENT IN CANADA – Applicants from outside Canada please indicate your eligibility options in your cover letter (i.e. NAFTA work visa, skilled worker visa, etc.).