[Sust-mar] Executive Director, f/t, Eastern Charlotte Waterways, Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick

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Job Title: Executive Director

Organization: Eastern Charlotte Waterways Inc. http://www.ecwinc.org

Location: Black's Harbour, New Brunswick

Employment type: full-time

Salary: $40,000-$50,000 depending on experience

Start date: anticipated mid-February 2012 start date

Job Purpose and Organization Description

Eastern Charlotte Waterways Inc. is an environmental not-for-profit organization based in Black's Harbour, New Brunswick. The organization focuses on environmental monitoring in both inland and coastal environments, and has a growing on-site laboratory to support operations. The Executive Director will oversee the day-to-day management of the organization, including project development, funding procurement, staff management, management of organizational and project budgets, and public awareness/relations. This rewarding position provides an opportunity to refine diverse skills while contributing to one of New Brunswick's longest-standing and most prominent environmental organizations.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities of the Position

• In consultation with community groups and other stakeholders, identify environmental priorities, associated funding opportunities, and submit competitive and creative funding proposals to finance projects;

• Secure, oversee and report on operational finances;

• Direct the recruitment, management, and orientation of staff;

• Manage relationships and correspondence with stakeholders from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors, as well as individual volunteers and board members;

• Procure contracts for the provision of sample collection and analytical services;

• Assume primary responsibility for networking and promotion, developing and maintaining partnerships;

• Identify, pursue, and implement business development opportunities for ECW's accredited laboratory;

• Monitor and report on project progress, track deliverables, and revise project activities accordingly in conjunction with project staff;

• Plan and monitor the allocation of resources (human, financial, and physical) to projects to ensure adherence to budgets and financial reporting requirements;

• Review the quality of project tasks regularly and evaluate project outcomes to maintain high standards;

• Write and edit reports to communicate progress to funders, to disseminate information to stakeholders, and to document project outcomes in technical and scientific formats;

• Deliver public presentations and assume PR responsibilities in relation to the organization's activities and policies;

• Participate meaningfully on multi-stakeholder committees to address issues of local environmental, economic, and social concern;



• Bachelor's Degree in a relevant scientific discipline, or a suitable combination of academic and practical experience in the environmental field

• Candidates with an academic or practical background in business or management will be considered, provided other essential qualifications are met

• Candidates with post-graduate experience will be looked upon favourably, particularly in the discipline of Environmental Management

Essential Qualifications

• Strong writing and public speaking skills

• Strong environmental ethic and enthusiasm for public engagement in environmental issues

• Experience working with multi-stakeholder or multi-sectoral groups

• Strong leadership skills, with ability to motivate others

• Familiarity with Microsoft software -- Excel, Word, and Powerpoint

• Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask

• A minimum of two years relevant work experience, in the environmental sector or business administration

Asset Qualifications

• Managerial or administrative experience in a not-for-profit environment

• Experience in small business development and financing, or customer service relations

• Experience writing the following: project/grant proposals and reports, technical reports, academic journals

• Knowledge of environmental legislation in New Brunswick

• Knowledge of current resource conflicts in rural and coastal New Brunswick

• Experience in business/organizational promotion

• Experience increasing volunteer engagement

• Experience with GIS software, social media, and publishing software

• Understanding of aquatic ecosystem dynamics

Please send resumes to rjm.ecw at nb.aibn.com to the attention of Rebecca Mersereau.

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