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Position: Executive Director
Organization: The Outdoor Recreation Council of British Columbia
Location: Vancouver, BC


Executive Director

About the Outdoor Recreation Council of British Columbia

A rapidly increasing population, growing pressures on our land and marine resources, and an ever diversified range of outdoor recreation activities call for a united voice.

The Outdoor Recreation Council of British Columbia (ORC) works on behalf of more than 50 provincial and regional member groups, representing over 100,000 individuals, and on behalf of the general public, to protect the outdoor recreation way of life in BC.

ORC’s vision is for British Columbia to be a world-leader in the conservation and enjoyment of outdoor places, and for all British Columbians to have access to diverse and abundant opportunities to enjoy outdoor recreation experiences. Our mission is to build bridges between outdoor recreation groups and to advocate on behalf of the full range of public outdoor recreation users of BC’s lands and waters.

Type of position

28 – 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday, flex hours and remote working options.


Commensurate with experience.

How to Apply

Email resume and cover letter by Friday, December 28 to .

Job purpose

The Executive Director wears many hats, and works collaboratively with ORC’s Board of Directors to move the organization forward in its development. The Executive Director provides leadership in achieving ORC’s strategic, operational, and financial objectives.

Primary duties and responsibilities

Advocacy and communications

  • Advocates to help maximize opportunities for individuals and organized groups to participate in recreational activities which are in alignment with ORC’s purpose and vision.
  • Represents ORC to government and to other agencies, organizations, and the general public.
  • Leads membership growth and relationship building efforts.
  • Creates and curates content for media releases, newsletters, web, and social media.

Implementation of Board policy and decisions

  • Helps develop a strategic plan jointly with the Board.
  • Provides monthly reports to the Board.
  • Manages orientation process for incoming Board members.
  • Drafts policy and correspondence for Board consideration.
  • Gathers, interprets and articulates information to the Board about emerging issues of interest to ORC.

Fundraising and financial management

  • Researches funding sources and develops a fundraising plan to support ORC’s operational needs.
  • Generates revenue through coordinated fundraising activities.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with funding sources and prepares funding proposals.
  • Monitors and reports on fundraising outcomes.
  • Supports the Treasurer with accounting and preparation of annual budget.

Operations and program management

  • Oversees the planning, implementation and evaluation of ORC’s programs, services and projects.
  • Attends, resources and takes minutes at monthly board meetings and the Annual General Meeting.
  • Attends meetings of and supports the work of the Provincial Trails Advisory Body.
  • Helps to plan and facilitate campaigns, workshops, and events.
  • Promotes and supports the annual BC Rivers Day.


  • 3+ years in comparable position.
  • Bachelor's degree in related field, or combination of education, training and experience.
  • Ability to effectively promote opportunities and partnerships through excellent public speaking, presentations and face-to-face networking.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Demonstrated fundraising success.
  • Familiar with the non-profit environment.
  • Enthusiasm about outdoor recreation and knowledge about relevant legislation, policies and trends.
  • Commitment to transparency and integrity.
  • Strong strategic thinking, problem-solving, and issue advocacy skills.
  • Experience building and working with broad-based alliances and diverse groups.
  • Experience in event coordination and project management.
  • Strong word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, desktop publishing, and database software skills.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Nov 26 2018    ID: 49423