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Development Director, Dogwood Initiative

Dogwood Initiative is a non-profit organization that helps British Columbians exercise local control of resource developments to create healthy and prosperous communities. We believe a community cannot be a healthy one without a healthy environment. We also believe that people have a right to decide how the land they live on is used. So we have a unique mandate – working for a healthy democracy, prosperous communities and environmental sustainability.

Dogwood is a small organization that builds strength in forging links between labour, environmentalists, local community groups and First Nations. Together we seek new ways to live in harmony with our environment while taking part in the economic development and democratic processes that secure the long-term sustainability and livability of our local communities.

To read more about our work, please see

The Development Director works closely with the Executive Director, other staff, volunteers, the Board of Directors and Advisors to design, implement and maintain Dogwood Initiative’s fund development and donor strategies in-line with our organizational objectives and budget targets. The Development Director works independently and cooperatively in a spirit of team‑work while maintaining the flexibility to adapt to the changing circumstances and priorities of a small, dynamic organization.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Director’s primary Responsibilities are to:

* Maintain existing sources of funding while researching and developing new opportunities from foundations, corporations, governments, community partners and individuals
* Create funding proposals, budgets and reports to funders
* Manage direct mail campaigns, including copywriting text
* Together with the Executive Director, cultivate personal relationships with major donors, current and prospective
* Plan and coordinate special events related to fundraising and community outreach
* Maintain detailed records of all fundraising activities
* Develop promotional materials (t-shits, posters, brochures)
* Draft thank you letters
* Prepare timely and accurate narrative and financial fundraising status reports for Board, Advisors and the Executive Director
*Assist in the preparation of annual organizational budgets and strategic plan

Qualifications and Experience:

* A minimum of 3-5 years proven successful fundraising experience with a progressive organization in a similar setting including grant writing and report, relationship building with major donors, direct mail and event management
* Excellent English language written and verbal communications skills
* University degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
* Must be extremely well organized, able to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines, and work independently and as part of a team
* Strong computer skills with experience in all Microsoft Office applications, the internet and fundraising databases
* Membership in AFP an advantage
* Understanding of land reform, aboriginal and/or environmental issues in British Columbia are strong assets

Application Procedure:

Please submit a resume, cover letter including a summary of your qualifications, why you would like to work with Dogwood and what your contributions to our team would be to:

Development Director Hiring Committee
Dogwood Initiative
PO Box 8701
Victoria, BC
V8W 3S3
Fax: (250) 370-9990

Deadline for applications is August 1, 2006. We thank everyone for your interest, but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.


Advisor, Aboriginal Housing (CMHC)

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is an innovative, results-oriented company that is committed to offering Canadians quality, affordability and choice in their housing needs.


Internal candidates: For business needs, please ensure that your Manager supports your application for this temporary assignment.


Research Coordinator, Vancouver Native Health Society

in partnership with the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS


JOB TITLE:  Research Coordinator
STATUS:  50%, grant funded, (20 hours a week)
DURATION: September 1, 2006 – August 31, 2007
GRANT: Aboriginal Health and Healing (AHAH)

The Research Coordinator will coordinate and facilitate community-based research activity related to Aboriginal health, HIV/HCV and public health in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. This will include providing direct research assistance and support to researchers active within this program of research, consultation to research partners and other agencies, and coordinating activities of the multi-site, interdisciplinary research team.  The candidate will also supervise two community-based research assistants and play a major role in the collection of data.

The proposed project is an evaluation of existing HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis services developed for Aboriginal peoples in Vancouver, BC. This evaluation will work to inform further policy and health service development surrounding Aboriginal health and HIV/HVC, particularly in the Inner City and other East Vancouver neighbourhoods. The project will include a comprehensive review of existing services, interviews with staff and clinicians at these organizations, and interviews with HIV or HCV positive Aboriginal peoples living in Vancouver, BC to elicit information on gaps in health services for HIV and HCV treatment. This project will be guided by a community-based research methodology, within a decolonizing framework, which aims to engage Aboriginal community participants in research training, practice, analysis, and dissemination strategies and to create culturally-appropriate and methodologically sound research practices that contribute to community health, awareness and empowerment.

The Research Coordinator will:

  • Report to the Principle Investigator (PI), Doreen Littlejohn and/or Dr. Mark Tyndall.
  • Interact/work closely with the researchers, staff at Vancouver Native Health Society, and the community-based research assistants, on a daily basis.
  • Interact regularly with current funder and other potential funders of the AHAH research program, external researchers, health care professionals and community agencies in the Downtown Eastside.


  • Develop and coordinate work plans for the AHAH’s program of research.
  • Develop, coordinate and implement data collection plans during research.
  • Collect qualitative data, including in-depth interviews, focus groups, and social mapping of HIV/HCV services in the Downtown Eastside. The research includes interviews with Aboriginal people living with HIV and/or Hepatitis, VNHS members, and front-line workers in the Downtown Eastside regarding the availability and appropriateness of HIV/HCV services for Aboriginal people.
  • Identify and collect relevant literature and documents that pertain to community-based initiatives for HIV/HCV, culturally competent health care for Aboriginal peoples, and urban Aboriginal health.
  • Supervise, support and participate in training two community-based research assistants (CBRAs).
  • Form and meet monthly with a peer-advisory committee composed of VNHS POP members.
  • Analyse and interpret interview and focus group data with the CBRAs and research investigators.
  • Coordinate communication within research team (co-PIs, co-I, and collaborating partner).
  • Develop and foster community liaison relationships with other research projects and community-agencies in the Downtown Eastside relating to Aboriginal health, HIV/HCV, and community-based research. The development and fostering of such relationships includes: scheduling and coordinating meetings; identifying key contacts for important stakeholder groups; and maintaining positive working relationships with these organizations.
  • Manage project budgets.
  • Prepare grant proposals and applications to be submitted to external funding agencies.
  • Prepare research reports and other documents related to specific research projects.
  • Prepare presentations for delivery to scientific, professional and lay meetings.

The Research Coordinator will receive direction from Doreen Littlejohn and Mark Tyndall.


The Research Coordinator will provide assistance to Vancouver Native Health Society’s POP staff, and oversee the community-based research assistants and the advisory committee members as needed to ensure that the goals of the research are met in a timely and efficient manner.

The research project will be situated out of Vancouver Native Health Society. The work area is a large shared space and demands flexibility and sensitivity.

Education:  University Degree (Master’s required) or equivalent in social sciences, First Nations Studies, nursing, social work or epidemiology, with courses and/or experience in research design and implementation, particularly qualitative methodology, and Aboriginal peoples and indigenous communities.


  • Experience with community-development and community-based research is highly desirable, as is experience working with Aboriginal communities.
  • Knowledge of urban community health issues is essential.
  • Familiarity with the area of HIV/HCV is an asset.
  • Experience in conducting qualitative or ethnographic research and/or working with vulnerable populations is an asset. High degree of computer literacy required.
  • Experience with qualitative data analysis packages (i.e. Nudist) and database management an asset.
  • General knowledge of grant application development is required and familiarity with organizations in the Downtown Eastside an asset.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Understand the basic principles of conducting community-based health research
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Analyse data, problem solve and make decisions
  • Set priorities and meet deadlines
  • Supervise and evaluate employees
  • Identify and relate to concerns of others and to exercise good judgement when resolving difficulties
  • Effectively chair meetings
  • Plan and be responsible for financial resources/budgets


Applications should include: Resume/CV, cover letter clearly outlining related experience and knowledge in community-based research, community development and urban or Aboriginal health, and names and contact information for 3 references.

DEADLINE: Monday, July 31, 2006. Interviews to be held in August.

Ms. Doreen Littlejohn
Aboriginal Health and Healing (AHAH) Research Project
Vancouver Native Health Society
449 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 1P5
Tel: 604.254.9949
Fax: 604.254.9948


Information and Data Management Specialist, the Grasslands Conservation Council of British Columbia

The Grasslands Conservation Council of British Columbia (GCC) is seeking an ambitious, energetic and organized individual to work as a team with the GIS Coordinator to complete the Priority Grassland Initiative. Using a recently completed provincial grassland GIS in conjunction with other data sets and the expertise of regional agrologists, ecologists, grassland experts and First Nations, the successful candidate will solicit data, manage information and deliver effective communication and facilitate a process that will identify priority areas in each of the major grassland regions across BC.  Value criteria such as rare and unique ecosystems, species at risk, habitat, grassland condition, landscape connectivity, levels of representation, forage value and risk will be applied to identify priority grassland sites. This analysis and collaborative process will yield strategic recommendations for each grassland region, supported by maps, data and other information. The information and tools produced through this initiative will be extended to provincial, regional and local governments, First Nations, and industry to inform land use planners and decision-makers, as well as achieve conservation and stewardship of BC's grasslands.


  • Coordinate and facilitate the retrieval of data and the management of information.
  • Facilitate effective communication between all levels of government, First Nations, NGO's and other partners.
  • Coordinate and facilitate communications, workshops and meetings with scientists, resource professionals, land use planners and other experts.
  • Assist with the development of maps, analytical tools and supporting information to assist in land use planning and decision-making.
  • Coordinate the production of regional strategic documents, including grassland portfolios, regional conservation targets, grassland status reporting and recommended strategies for conservation.
  • Organize meetings with a provincial technical advisory committee, regional committees and government.
  • Write reports, program updates for funders and partners, and prepare funding proposals.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations on the Priority Grassland Initiative.
  • Work with GCC staff and board to effectively communicate and raise the profile of the GCC and its programs and the need for conservation and stewardship.


  • University degree in Geography, Ecology, Agrology, Natural Resource Science or related field
  • At least 3 years work experience in natural resource management, land use planning and Geographical Information Systems.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly organized with the ability to manage several tasks and multiple deadlines
  • Good understanding of government, ArcGIS, ArcView and data-base management
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to overcome challenges
  • Must be able to work well as part of a team and with committees
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, diplomatic, cheerful, and dynamic
  • Must be resourceful and a creative thinker
  • Must be a motivated self-starter

Full-time term position to March 31, 2007 (Extension for two additional years subject to funding).
Start Date: September 01, 2006 or ASAP
Annual Salary: commensurate with experience. Includes benefit package.

Apply in confidence by resume and covering letter by 4:30 pm July 31, 2006:

Bruno Delesalle
Executive Director
Grasslands Conservation Council of British Columbia
954 A Laval Crescent
Kamloops, BC  V2C 5P5
Or Fax to: 250-374-6287
No Phone Calls Please!

For more information on the GCC visit our Website at