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Job opportunity : Project Leader


The Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance (PWA) is a registered environmental charity that restores and protects the ecological services of the water systems that flow into the Shepody Bay through science-based research, action, and public outreach. Having recently celebrated our 25th year of incorporation, we have a strong history of impact in the region and are looking forward with renewed energy toward our next chapters as an organization. For more information about the Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance, please visit our website.

We are currently seeking a motivated Project Leader to work within a team to coordinate and implement a project focused on using geomorphology assessments, public outreach, and naturalized bank restoration to restore Southeastern NB waterways and beyond. This project encompasses multiple components with end goals to 1) enhance and protect the watercourse of the Petitcodiac River and Memramcook River in New Brunswick by addressing eroded sites 2) provide essential data to inform discussions, decision-making, and relevant preparations for potential future infrastructure changes along our watercourses and 3) increase capacity among the watershed groups in the province to undertake similar projects.

Position Overview:

The Project Leader ensures timely completion of scientific, education, and community engagement projects that have been pre-approved by the Executive Director and for which funding is secured. The Project Leader is expected to work closely with the project team, Project Manager, Executive Director, and other PWA staff in a supportive and team-oriented setting.

Specific duties include:

1. Field Work

  •  Field work in a variety of weather conditions (rain, heat, cold) and terrain (forest, wetland, streams).
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Scientific data entry on field sheets and on the computer
  • Project tracking and report writing

2. Education and Outreach

  • Participate in the creation and delivery of education and outreach materials and actions in accordance with communications plans and PWA branding document.
  • Seek out and host tables, events, and opportunities for presentations to promote opportunities to get involved with the PWA and increase public education on environmental topics relevant to our watercourses.
  • Work with the project team and partners to coordinate and host training
    and outreach events specific to the project.

3. Project Coordination

  • Project planning/implementation, and logistics.
  • Responsibility for regular communication with appropriate staff to approve project expenses, update on project activities, and address any needs.
  • Project reporting assistance to funders with whom the PWA holds contractual agreements, ensure deliverables are being met in a timely manner and in accordance with any agreements and the policies of the Board.
  • Coordination with Project Assistants, project consultants, and contractors.
  • Adherence to all PWA policies
  • Program delivery ensuring that appropriate scientific rigor is reflected in all of PWA’s activities.
  • Keep all documents and workplans up-to-date and organized.

4. Other

  • Mandatory participation in the PWA’s health and safety program (in
    conjunction with the NB Occupation Health and Safety Act) as directed by
    the Project Manager.
  • Other duties as required.



  • A relevant post-secondary degree, diploma, or certificate in a relevant field such as but not limited to geomorphology, environmental science, biology, or natural resource management or other certification with relevant environmental management experience.

Experience Required:

  •  1+ years working in community-based/non-profit organizations and/or delivering scientific projects.


  • Organized and able to meet project objectives within deadlines and budgets.
  • Able to work both independently and as a collaborative team member.
  • Possess the ability to communicate appropriately and represent the PWA at meetings and other functions. Bilingualism is considered an asset, but not required for this position.
  • Have a valid driver’s licence and a vehicle and be willing to travel independently.
  • Possess strong skills in Microsoft office.
  • Good conflict resolution skills.
  • Responsible, accountable, reliable, organized, and efficient.
  • Effective problem solver.
  • Experience with scientific monitoring and field work (observations, data
    collection, and final reports).
  • Data management/analysis abilities and environmental monitoring certifications are a strong asset.
  • Eagerness to grow and learn.

This is a full-time, ongoing position starting at $20/hour based out of our vibrant downtown Moncton office with flexible schedule and location when work responsibilities allow. Benefits include a health insurance package, professional development opportunities, meaningful work contributing to environmental conservation efforts, and a positive and supportive work environment with a passionate team.

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible by sending their resume and cover letter to

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women, racialized, or marginalized individuals are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At the Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance we strive to build a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.