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Employment Opportunity: Newfoundland and Labrador Program Director

March 6, 2024

Overview: The Newfoundland and Labrador Program Director (PD) position is a diverse role that serves as ASF’s point person for wild Atlantic salmon conservation and restoration in the province. Primary activities include leading the development and implementation of conservation activities and partnerships throughout the province’s Atlantic salmon watersheds, as well as carrying out evidence-based advocacy, and community engagement. The PD reports to the Vice-President of Regional Programs and works with all ASF departments to deliver the organization’s strategic objectives.


Responsibilities and Duties: Responsibilities and duties in this role include, but are not limited to, leading the development and implementation of conservation programs and magnifying ASF’s impact by partnering with stakeholders, Indigenous groups, and government agencies in the delivery of programs. The position includes advocating for improved management of wild Atlantic salmon, participating on government working groups, meeting with relevant federal/provincial officials and elected representatives, preparing and delivering recommendations to advisory bodies, and advocating for the protection of wild salmon from key threats, according to ASF’s Strategic Plan. Other responsibilities include delivering presentations, media interviews, and assisting ASF’s Communications, Research, and Fundraising teams.

The PD also serves as a liaison and advisor to ASF’s regional council and affiliate organizations in the province. The successful candidate will work closely with ASF’s Vice-President of Regional Programs and other ASF staff located throughout eastern North America.


Qualifications: The successful candidate should possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities: project management skills, a network of contacts and positive relationships throughout government and the provincial environmental sector, and a demonstrated passion for, and track record of, environmental conservation work.  The candidate should also possess knowledge of the key threats to Atlantic salmon and current conservation efforts in Newfoundland and Labrador. Strong communication skills and an understanding of Atlantic salmon management, science, and social dimensions are also necessary. Knowledge, skills, and experience in the following areas would be considered and asset:

  • Building partnerships and implementing conservation programs
  • Indigenous fisheries and conservation perspectives
  • Experience advocating for environmentally beneficial landscape protections
  • Strong science background
  • Experience with habitat restoration, including barrier removal
  • Recreational angling values, practices, and management
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Oral and written comprehension in French is an asset
  • Analytical and collaborative problem-solving skills
  • Proficient computer skills (Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Teams, Zoom, etc.).

The position is stationed within the province of Newfoundland and Labrador and will be required to travel throughout the province regularly. A reliable personal vehicle is required. The ability to work both independently and with a team is essential.


Education and Experience: Qualifications for this position would be acquired through either post-secondary education, supplemented by progressive work experience, or an equivalent combination of education, background and experience (including volunteer).


Benefits of Working at ASF: ASF offers a competitive salary and benefits package including RRSP, vacation, sick leave, and health/dental coverage.  The salary range for the position is $58,900 – 79,700. 


To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to Nathan Wilbur, ASF Vice-President of Regional Programs, at with the subject line “NL Program Director” by April 1, 2024.