Passionate about conservation? We are – come join us!

We are a non-profit foundation investing in habitat conservation projects across BC. You are dedicated to conservation, are energetic and self-directed, and have a positive approach to your career, your work and your colleagues.

Interested? Please check our current job postings below. 

In addition to direct salary, HCTF offers a competitive benefits package, including extended health and dental benefits, participation in the Public Service Pension Plan, and more.

Job Title: Manager, Biology and Evaluation

Application Deadline: September 7, 2018

Salary: $67,478.47 annually (starting wage)

Job Type: Full time, permanent

Job Description: See “How to Apply”

Target Start Date: Week of October 8, 2018

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, or a related discipline (Master’s degree preferred)

Professional affiliation: Registered Professional Biologist in BC or adjacent jurisdiction, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Anticipated Interview Dates: September 17-21, 2018


The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF) is a non-profit charitable foundation that administers and delivers several conservation granting programs that contribute to maintaining and enhancing the health and biological diversity of British Columbia’s fish, wildlife, and habitats. The majority of funding comes from license surcharges paid by BC anglers, hunters, trappers and guide-outfitters; however, HCTF is expanding its conservation efforts through partnerships and other funding initiatives. We are a proposal-driven organization and use a rigorous review process based on the best-available science to evaluate proposals from individuals and organizations undertaking projects which benefit conservation in the province. 

We are looking for a biologist who has significant progressive experience and a demonstrated success in leading and delivering field-based biological work. A broad knowledge of BC’s fish and wildlife species and their habitats, ecosystems, habitat enhancement techniques, stewardship initiatives and legislation/government policies is essential.  This position requires familiarity with evaluating conservation proposals and monitoring approved projects and programs to assure ongoing technical soundness and achievement of objectives.

As the Manager, Biology & Evaluation you are the Foundation’s biological sciences specialist and will be responsible for managing the technical evaluation and decision processes for a highly diverse range of grant applications and project reporting to assure fairness, transparency and the highest professional standards. You will have excellent interpersonal skills to build and maintain effective working relationships with proponents, funding recipients, Board members, and other professionals in the conservation field.   


  • A Master’s degree in biology, zoology or a related discipline, or a Bachelor’s degree with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience;
  • A Registered Professional Biologist in BC or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Strong organization and administrative skills and tools to administer complex projects and programs;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to identify opportunities for continuous improvement in program and organizational performance.

This is a union position with a starting increment of 15 days’ annual vacation. In addition to direct salary, HCTF offers a competitive benefits package, including extended health and dental benefits, participation in the Public Service Pension Plan, and more. (Note: some benefits do not start until the successful completion of a 6 month probation period). An eligibility list will be established.

How to apply: 

  1. Download and review the Manager, Biology and Evaluation job description (pdf) 
  2. If you think you’d be a good fit for this position following review of the job description, email your application to
    Your application should include the following: 
    1. A cover letter explaining why you think you are a strong candidate for the Manager, Biology and Evaluation position 
    2. A copy of your resume

Thank you for your interest in working with the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation!

Please note that our office is currently located at 107- 19 Dallas Road in Victoria, BC, but we will be relocating to 102 – 2957 Jutland Road on September 6th, 2018.