Job Description and Responsibilities
The Spectacled Bear Conservation Society Peru (SBC) was founded in 2009, and is a rapidly growing leader in wildlife conservation in Peru; our mission is to ensure the conservation of the spectacled (Andean) bear and other wildlife in both the Andes-Amazon and the equatorial dry forest habitat of north-western Peru through research, education, and community engagement. We work collaboratively with rural communities to improve their social and economic well-being through community outreach and alternative livelihood initiatives, with the goal of decreasing human impact on the local ecosystems while also lifting up the surrounding communities, allowing people and wildlife to coexist. We operate with the understanding that conservation cannot happen unless the local communities are involved and their needs are met.
The felti program was started back in 2010 by SBC's founders; it engages and employs women in the creation of innovative dry wool needle-felted artisan products – giving them a way to earn an income often for the first time in their lives. Since beginning this program in 2010, SBC has implemented felti programs in several rural communities; currently, over 100 local women have been trained. The initiative not only contributes to women’s empowerment, but it also provides a means of earning an income unrelated to resource extraction in the area. Decreased resource extraction means that existing forest habitat can remain intact - beneficial not only for local wildlife but also for the communities themselves as it protects the water supply on which they rely and allows the land to better retain water. This is especially important as this area as it is expected to be one of the hardest hit by climate change.
To obtain more detailed information about SBC, our community programs, research, and conservation activities visit http://www.sbc-peru.org
SBC seeks to hire a Director of Sales and Operations to develop and implement a strategic growth plan for the dry-needle felted program. This position will be based in the Canadian SBC office in Squamish British Columbia, with periodic visits to the head office in Batan Grande Peru.
The director will be responsible for developing, implementing and executing a growth plan that would increase sales, distribution, and lay the logistical foundation for future growth. This growth in sales will help expand the felted manufacturing program into new remote indigenous villages of northwestern Peru where SBC will be implementing new research and conservation programs. As such, an important component of this position includes working closely with the program coordinator in Peru where the products are made and the program manager in Canada where products are inventoried and shipped to customers. The director of sales and operations will report directly to the Executive Director.
Sales and Customer Service
Operations & Logistics
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: May 17 2019 ID: 53535