Executive Director, FT, The Compost Education Centre, Victoria, BC (22/01/21)

  • 11 Jan 2021 6:56 AM
    Message # 9848638
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Compost Education Centre (CEC) is currently seeking an Executive Director. The ideal candidate will have leadership experience in the non-profit sector, strong communication skills and a great capacity for innovative and strategic thinking.

    The Executive Director will complement an active Board of Directors and a dynamic team of staff and volunteers, providing leadership in achieving the strategic, financial and operating objectives of the CEC. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for executing organizational development strategies and representing the Centre to stakeholders, funders and the greater community. Duties include community partnership development, employee support, budget and report preparation, strategic planning, coordinating and managing the Centre’s programs and services within the approved budget.

    Position: 32hrs/week. Tuesday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:30pm. Occasional weekend and evening work.

    Compensation: $28/hour for the 3 month probationary period. With successful performance assessment after first year of employment, 10% raise. With successful performance review 5% raise the following year, and 2% every year after that. Compensation also includes subsidized medical benefits, professional development budget, and 3 weeks paid vacation in first year. Other considerations are being reviewed to enhance compensation.

    Key Responsibilities:

    Financial Management 25%

    Provide overall financial management of organization, including the preparation of annual budget in consultation with the Board

    Monitor budget expenditures and ensure financial projections are conducted

    Prepare monthly reports and monitor financial and statistical information for the Board and Treasurer

    Conduct monthly sales tracking and bank reconciliation and deposits

    Complete payroll and accounts payable

    Stakeholder Engagement and Development 20%

    Develop and enhance relationships and partnerships with stakeholders across the region

    Develop communication and marketing strategies in coordination with staff

    Liaise with CRD, municipalities and local businesses regarding Compost Education Center objectives

    Act as primary spokesperson for the centre through media inquiries, interviews, conferences and community events

    Prepare reports for funders and stakeholders

    Keep abreast of research and development related to CEC objectives and keep staff and board apprised

    Act as primary liaison for funding agencies and government partners

    Organizational Management 20%

    With the Board of Directors, conduct strategic planning in areas of business/organizational, development/fundraising, educational programming , communications, and staffing development

    Ensure that the systems, policies and procedures required for the efficient and effective operation of the Centre are in place

    Ensure CEC adheres to all standard legislative and legal requirements

    Identify areas for staff and Board professional development

    Operationalize strategic plan. With staff, develop and implement action plans and outcome measurements for program areas

    Plan and implement special events and AGM with the support of staff

    Prepare annual reports for Annual General Meeting

    Attend monthly evening Board meetings

    Assist in program delivery and in general center operations as needed

    Fundraising 20%

    Expand, strengthen and enhance existing fundraising programs and develop new fundraising initiatives

    Identify funding opportunities and prepare grants

    Conduct project evaluation as well as donor and funder reporting, as applicable

    Staff Management 15%

    Recruitment, hire and orient new staff members

    Supervise, support and evaluate staff

    Develop and maintain a healthy collaborative workplace

    Facilitate weekly staff meetings

    Support staff in their roles as needed


    Knowledge and enthusiasm about composting, waste reduction, urban agriculture and conservation

    Relevant post-secondary qualifications, plus 3-5 years of management experience in the non-profit sector with a track record of superior performance and good judgment

    Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, fund development, and financial management

    Proficiency in program development, delivery, reporting and evaluation required

    Human resource management experience

    Demonstrated fundraising and grant proposal writing skills

    Proven experience building and maintaining relationships with various stakeholders

    Excellent interpersonal skills, including written, oral and presentation skills

    Understanding and experience working with the media and acting as a spokesperson

    Flexible and collaborative in leadership

    Able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks, projects and timelines

    Experience working in a small non-profit office setting with shared resources required

    Ability to work in a computerized environment, including working knowledge of Microsoft office suite

    Knowledge of Simply Accounting or similar accounting software considered an asset

    Driver’s license and clean driver’s abstract required

    The CEC welcomes and prioritizes the contributions that individuals from marginalized communities bring to our organization, and hires through an equity lens.

    To Apply

    Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to: Lisette Chevalier, Board Chair, board@compost.bc.ca . The subject line should include your name and “Executive Director Application”.

    Note: there is an internal candidate for this position. We thank everyone for your interest. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

    Deadline for applications: 23:59 on January 22, 2021

    Anticipated Start Date: February 15, 2021

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