Job Opportunity: Executive Director at West Kootenay EcoSociety

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The West Kootenay EcoSociety protects the natural environment while building sustainable communities. Our programs:

The EcoSociety’s body of work demonstrates the natural creativity, intelligence, and generosity of the human spirit. We are motivated by a heart-felt desire for constructive change.

We recognize that real sustainability requires personal as well as cultural change, and that this change must be considered at a social, economic and environmental level.

We invite you to help us strengthen our causes by adding your voice to the West Kootenay environmental movement. Check out employment and volunteer opportunities, become a member ordonate to a cause.

Please follow this link to view the West Kootenay EcoSociety's Constitution and Bylaws


Position: Executive Director
Organization: West Kootenay EcoSociety
Location: Nelson, British Columbia

Terms of Employment: 30 hours per week, permanent
Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications
Application deadline: March 31, 2016
Location: Nelson, BC and surrounding area

Job Description:

West Kootenay EcoSociety seeks a passionate and experienced team player to lead our organization as Executive Director. Working with board, staff, and volunteers, the Executive Director will participate in long-term planning and oversee day to day operations including fundraising, project administration, operational and budget planning, staff supervision, and program evaluation.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Develop, implement, evaluate, and adapt programs which implement the organization’s strategic plan
  • Assist the Board of Directors in periodically evaluating and adapting the strategic plan
  • Hire, train, evaluate and supervise staff as needed
  • Promote West Kootenay EcoSociety’s initiatives as an ambassador and spokesperson
  • Deliver timely and accurate financial and operational reports to the Board of Directors
  • Research, write and submit funding proposals and reports
  • Develop and implement marketing strategies to increase visibility and credibility
  • Supervise implementation of the fundraising plan
  • Work with staff and Board to develop and periodically review annual work plans and budgets

Required Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of experience within the non-profit sector in a leadership capacity, preferably within the environmental field
  • Completion of a degree in environmental studies, public administration or a related field
  • Demonstrated interest in and passion for our work
  • Track record of successful fundraising through grants, memberships, events, and other avenues
  • Strong administrative skills including: meeting logistics, record keeping, budget management, and organizational skills
  • Project management experience including overseeing contractors, budgets, and deliverables.
  • Strong communication and engagement skills including: facilitating meetings, public speaking, coordinating volunteers, publicizing events and programs, managing website and social media
  • Capable of completing assigned tasks on time and with minimal supervision
  • Valid BC drivers’ license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Applied knowledge of ecosystems and sensitive species in the West Kootenay area
  • Applied knowledge of climate change and/or renewable energy policy
  • Experience with grassroots organizing, including campaign planning and mobilization

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume in PDF format by email to:
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before March 31, 2016. Late submissions will not be accepted. We thank all those that apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

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