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AWA works with and inspires communities to care, learn, become engaged, and take action. Since our beginnings in the 1960’s, AWA has sought a protected network of representative landscapes to ensure biodiversity and environmental sustainability are at the heart of the health and wealth of our province. AWA’s employees are energetic, talented people with a desire to make a positive change.

AWA would like to bring greater diversity into our association and the Environmental movement. We encourage applications from members of equity-seeking groups.

Current Opportunities

Executive Director

Are you passionate about Alberta’s wilderness and wildlife and want to play an active role in protecting it for future generations?

 Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) is seeking a creative, results-driven Executive Director to lead the organization in defending wild Alberta through awareness and action. Your proven leadership skills will be pivotal in guiding professional staff and volunteers to deliver on AWA’s strategic plan; and your strategic capability will be vital in setting a course for organizational growth and financial strength. Exceptional communication skills will be essential for supporter engagement and inspiring collaboration with Indigenous Peoples, environmental advocacy organizations, governments, industry, and the agricultural community.

View the full Executive Director position description


We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more than drive to its edge and look in. For it can be a means of reassuring ourselves of our sanity as creatures, a part of the geography of hope.
- Wallace Stegner
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