[Sust-mar] Executive Director, St. Croix Waterway Commission, New Brunswick

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Position: Executive Director
Organization: St. Croix International Waterway Commission http://www.stcroix.org
Location: St. Stephen, New Brunswick


Under the direction of the Commission's members, the Executive Director will work with agencies and others to facilitate delivery of the St. Croix's international management plan, and will be responsible for Commission administration, finance, fundraising, information services and program delivery.

The core position (Section 1) is half time and is supported by operational funding from Maine and New Brunswick. This currently totals $47,000 per year, a portion of which is for salary.

There are two job functions (Sections 2 and 3) that might be added to make this a fulltime position. The addition of either or both of these will depend upon available funding and the abilities and initiative of the Executive Director.

1. Executive Director Function (0.5 Staff Year)

This is the core position that is advertised and funded through the Commission's operational budget. It is delivered from an office in the waterway corridor (generally in St. Stephen, New Brunswick or Calais, Maine.

Facilitate public and private action on the St. Croix International Waterway management plan
• Identify means for state, provincial and federal agencies to deliver on Waterway Plan actions within existing programs; seek and facilitate agency action on these
• Identify opportunities for local partners (municipalities, business, user groups, etc) to deliver on waterway plan actions; encourage and facilitate their involvement
• Represent the Commission at meetings, planning sessions and consultations affecting the St. Croix management plan's areas of interest
• Represent the Commission, as warranted, at meetings of primary organizations and municipalities in the St. Croix region

Deliver Commission administration, finance and information functions
• Develop and track budgets; maintain cash flow
• Verify accounts payable and receivable
• Service all grants and contracts
• Prepare and file required state and provincial reports
• Prepare and file required US and Canadian tax returns
• With Commission approval, hire and oversee staff and contractors
• Maintain office facilities, files and library
• Ensure adequate audit and insurance coverage in Canada and the United States
• Develop and market information materials (ex: recreation map)
• Answer information inquiries -- general and technical -- year round
• Make arrangements for, and record the minutes of, Commission meetings

2. Potential Added Function: Project Development and Delivery (approximately 0.3 Staff Year)

Plan and implement projects and contracts selected by the Commission for direct delivery. The Commission has established a solid reputation for developing and delivering projects that advance the goals of the St. Croix management plan, in all of the fields covered by its mandate. Some examples of these are given in the two-page Commission overview. The new Executive Director may seek out opportunities for the Commission to secure grants or contracts for projects of this kind, or provide related services, with additional hours and salary being provided through these funding sources.
• Within priorities established by the Commission, identify and apply for grants and contracts for projects supporting management plan goals, in Maine and New Brunswick.
• Within priorities established by the Commission, identify and seek out opportunities for the Commission to provide fee-for-service in its areas of expertise.
• Directly deliver projects and contracts, or hire and oversee others to do so.
• Meet all project deliverables and reporting requirements.

3. Potential Added Function: St. Croix Recreation Programs (approximately 0.2 Staff Year)

Manage the New Brunswick and Maine St. Croix recreation programs. Currently, the Province of New Brunswick and the State of Maine each contract the commission annually to maintain recreation sites along the waterway corridor. Dependent upon interest and abilities, the new Executive Director may be able to add this function to the position. These duties add considerable workload in the May-September period and require lesser time commitment in the other months. The salary for this function is provided through annual government contracts and solicited funds.
• Negotiate and service annual New Brunswick and Maine recreational contracts (these currently cover 70 St. Croix boundary recreation sites).
• Maintain regular contact with state and provincial agencies on program planning, approvals and reporting
• Provide or contract technical services for low-impact site design, erosion management, trail building and educational outreach
• Secure additional funding to supplement government contracts for program delivery
• Hire and manage up to nine staff for May-September operations from a St. Croix, NB, field office
• Answer recreational inquiries on a year-round basis

Executive Director
St. Croix International Waterway Commission


Thank you for considering a position with us.

After reviewing the job description and the recommended background documents, you are asked to consider the following criteria and then submit a detailed cover letter that explains how you are suited for this position, a resume which includes specific work and educational information that will explain why you are ideally suited for this position.

The application should include your salary expectation and when you can be available to start work.

It should also include at least three references (two work-related and one character-related) who can help to confirm your abilities for this position.

Please consider all of the criteria carefully. The information that you provide will form the basis of our selection of candidates to interview.

Note that we will only acknowledge submissions by applicants who we are actively considering for the position. If you do not hear from us by late October, we do thank you for interest but have not placed you on our initial list for consideration.

Work criteria

Work experience in any or all of the following fields is an asset -- please detail your background: government relations, project management, non-profit organization management, financial management, grant writing, land use planning, rural economic development, tourism, natural resources (field work and planning), recreation (field work and planning), environmental monitoring (field work and planning), group facilitation.

Academic criteria

We prefer a minimum of an undergraduate degree in one of the commission's specific primary fields of interest. A post-graduate degree, courses or certification would be an asset. Any combination of relevant experience and educational background will be carefully considered.

Skill set criteria

The successful candidate will:
• Understand New Brunswick and Maine government structure
• Have clear experience in working perceptively and effectively with people in the public and private sectors
• Have excellent communication and leadership skills
• Be highly organized and motivated to achieve results in an international environment
Other criteria

Please indicate whether you can meet these additional criteria: 1) be eligible (i.e. no personal restrictions) to travel and work in both the United States and Canada, 2) provide your own vehicle for highway and back road travel (mileage is paid), 3) be available for evening and weekend work, as needed.

The closing date for this competition is October 15, 2012 by 5:00pm Atlantic. 
Position to start ASAP.

Preferred method of contact is by email. Please direct all correspondence to:

Selection Committee
St. Croix International Waterway Commission
Canadian address: P.O. Box 2, St. Stephen, NB E3L 2W9
American address: P. O. Box 610, Calais, ME 04619
Telephone: (506) 466-7550 Email: staff at stcroix.org

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