Position: Executive Director
Organization: Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) – Southern Alberta Chapter
Location: Calgary/Southern Alberta
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is Canada’s only nationwide charity dedicated solely to the protection of our public land and water, and to ensuring our parks are managed to protect the nature within them. CPAWS is Canada’s voice for wilderness. Since 1967, CPAWS Southern Alberta chapter has led conservation efforts to protect areas in Banff National Park, Kananaskis, the Whaleback, and the Castle, among many other areas.
CPAWS Southern Alberta is one of 13 not-for-profit chapters across Canada. As a volunteer-supported, grassroots organization, CPAWS Southern Alberta maintains a focus on the creation and protection of provincial and national parks. The chapter has expanded its mandate over the years into the areas of landscape-scale wilderness conservation and environmental education. Since 1997, CPAWS Southern Alberta has become a recognized leader in conservation education. Our classroom and outdoor programs connect youth and adults to nature, and inspire stewardship and support for conservation. CPAWS Southern Alberta’s curriculum-linked education programs have won provincial and national awards and have served more than 130,000 participants.
CPAWS Southern Alberta (CPAWS-SAB) is seeking an Executive Director (ED) to join our team in Calgary, Alberta. This is the most senior position in the organization, directing all operations, managing the core leadership team, and working with national office and other chapters. The ED is accountable to the CPAWS-SAB board of directors.
The ED will be responsible for ensuring the chapter meets the five objectives laid out in the chapter’s 2018-2023 Strategic Plan:
1. Thinking and acting strategically
Thinking conceptually about the “big picture” and in which direction the organization is/should be headed; developing long-term plans to achieve the desired outcomes and linking daily work to long-term vision.
2. Resource & process management
Efficiently managing resources (people, funding, materials and space) and processes to achieve organizational objectives.
Working genuinely to build capacity and foster individual, team, and organizational development.
4. Relationship building
Identifying, building, and maintaining formal and informal relationships and networks that add value to others, support the achievement of role-related objectives and further the interests of CPAWS-SAB.
5. Accountability for performance & results
Taking ownership and accountability for delivering desired results in the right way and improving individual, team, and organizational contributions.
6. Change & innovation
Leading change and improvement to move the CPAWS-SAB chapter ahead and enhance organizational results. Developing the skills, attitudes and behaviours neededto produce new or improved programs, services, outputs and strategies to meet current and future needs and gain competitiveadvantage.
Developing influencing skills helps to communicate the organization’s vision or goals, align the efforts of others, and build commitment from people at all levels. Ultimately, influence allows leaders to get things done and achieve desirable outcomes.
8. Learning agility
To be an active learner, and demonstrate the ability to value and seek out the lessons of experience. This involves recognizing when new behaviors, skills, or attitudes are needed and accepting responsibility for developing them.
Send a cover letter (maximum two pages), CV, and a list of at least three references to:
In your cover letter, please describe how your experience and qualifications are specifically suited for successful leadership in the conservation community in Southern Alberta.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Aug 23 2019 ID: 54448