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.
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
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.
Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to: Lisette Chevalier, Board Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org . 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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