Job Opportunity- Program Manager:The Lake Winnipeg Foundation (LWF)

Lake Winnipeg Foundation

The Lake Winnipeg Foundation (LWF), an environmental non-profit organization seeking solutions to ensure a healthy Lake Winnipeg and watershed, is accepting candidates for the immediate full-time position of innovative PROGRAM MANAGER, as part of our Agricultural Water Stewardship program.

As part of our dynamic and growing organization, the successful Program Manager will be responsible for:

  • Leading the development and implementation of a water-quality monitoring program for agricultural beneficial management practices (BMPs), in collaboration with landowners, conservation partners and LWF science advisors
  • Effectively managing program resources in response to existing and emerging priorities and opportunities

Program planning and development

  • Identify and foster strategic partnerships with landowners, partner organizations, researchers and agricultural stakeholders to support relevant and robust BMP monitoring and communication of outcomes
  • Maintain a strong working knowledge of Lake Winnipeg watershed dynamics and issues affecting lake health

Sampling and analysis

  • Maintain an up-to-date relational database of credible phosphorus data related to agricultural BMPs
  • Coordinate sampling activities in response to discharge events
  • Coordinate hydrological data collection to support calculation of phosphorus loads
  • Conduct water chemistry analyses on all samples

Interpretation, communication and outreach

  • Analyze and interpret BMP data with support from LWF science advisors
  • Compile and share data and information with landowners, partners and stakeholders through annual reports, workshops and community presentations
  • Support the integration of BMP monitoring outcomes into LWF communications, reporting, and evaluation

Funder relations and grants management

  • Identify, develop and submit funding proposals to support LWF’s new and existing programs
  • Track and manage funding resources, report on funding outcomes and maintain positive funder relations

Administration, planning and internal communications

  • Participate in annual action planning activities to support the achievement of organizational goals
  • Train, supervise and evaluate programs staff, using human resources procedures

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelors or Master’s degree in Agriculture, Agro-ecology, Science, Environmental Science, Geography or Natural Resources Management and at least 2 years’ relevant work experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated field and lab experience in agriculture, hydrology, water chemistry, and/or environmental monitoring
  • Strong understanding of scientific methodology, research principles and experimental design
  • Demonstrated experience in data management and statistical analyses
  • Solid understanding of project management principles, tools and techniques
  • Demonstrated experience working with farmers and landowners
  • Proficient in computer word-processing, spreadsheet and database management, electronic mail and online communication tools.
  • Experience in GIS mapping and web design an asset
  • Experience working in the non-profit sector an asset

As Program Manager, you’d be an integral part of our dedicated team committed to the health of Lake Winnipeg. We’re looking for someone with initiative, who takes pride in their work and will contribute to our organizational culture. We offer a competitive vacation and benefits package and anticipate a potential salary increase for the right fit. We’re looking for a full-time, long-term employee and will hire as soon as we meet the right person. For further information about us, please visit:

Please submit resumes through or directly to the attention of our contracted Hiring Assistance Service, One Recruits, ATTN: Laura Wortley ( or through, by Monday, May 6, 2019. We thank all candidates who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $46,000.00 to $49,000.00 /year


  • Agricultural / EnviroScience / Geography / Natural Resources: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Field and Lab: 2 years (Preferred)


  • Bachelor’s Degree (Required)