The Yukon Conservation Society (YCS) is seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual to lead our 50-year-old ENGO. The successful candidate will have experience working with First Nations and other levels of government, and communities. Ideally, this experience was gathered working North of 60. The candidate will need to have a strong advocacy for conservation. They will have a track record of successful staff and volunteer management, fund-raising experience, and knowledge of environmental issues, particularly those relevant to the Yukon.
The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for the management of the Yukon Conservation Society, under the direction of the YCS Board of Directors. The ED leads the YCS team of staff, contractors and volunteers to ensure that YCS’s mandate is effectively represented on a broad range of environmental issues. The ED ensures the financial health of the organization through fundraising and grant development. The ED strives to build positive relations between YCS and First Nations and other levels of government, Yukon communities, and other organizations and agencies. Overall, the ED's focus is one of strategic coordination, public communication and organizational management.
This challenging position has many rewards, including the opportunity to work within a supportive, closely-knit community, and live in the midst of breathtaking nature, while enjoying all the amenities of the small capital city of Whitehorse.
Hours: This is a full-time position (35 - 40 hours per week)
Wages: $32 to $40 per hour depending on experience
Apply by: July 3, 2020
Start Date: September 1, 2020
Please submit cover letter and resume to:
Duties and Responsibilities:
Supervise staff, volunteers and contractors (25% of time)
Ensure organizational health (finance and management) (25% of time)
Ensure YCS perspectives are effectively represented (15% of time)
Other Principal Activities
Build relations with communities, First Nations and other governments (15% of time)
Facilitate public communications (10% of time)
Work with Board of Directors and volunteers (10% of time)
Other tasks that fall to this position as required
Note: Percent times for each activity are an estimate and are subject to change based on circumstances.
Freedom to Act
The ED has the freedom to act within the direction and boundaries set by the YCS Constitution and Mission Statement, and the goals, positions and priorities identified by the YCS Board of Directors. Ideally, the ED would work collaboratively with the Board of Directors to establish strategic priorities.
The Executive Director is responsible to the Board for the financial health of the organization. Spending is authorized as outlined in the approved annual budget. Major amendments to the budget or expenditures outside of the budget must be authorized by the YCS Board.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jun 3 2020 ID: 56758