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Position: ALUS Ontario HUB MANAGER
Organization: ALUS Canada
Location: Ontario, Canada

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

ALUS Canada is a community-developed, farmer-delivered conservation program that gives Canadians the opportunity to play an active role in building a healthier environment. It is a voluntary program providing support to farmers for returning marginal and environmentally sensitive farmland into native vegetative cover and wetlands for the production of ecosystem services. ALUS is currently being run in Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta and is a provincial program in PEI.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

As a member of the ALUS Canada team, the successful candidate will be responsible for province-wide program coordination, oversight, and management, and to facilitate efforts to strengthen the capacity and awareness of ALUS in Ontario. The Hub Manager will act as the liaison between ALUS Canada and the ALUS communities. They will support the delivery of the ALUS program across Ontario, successfully transfer the ALUS concept into new communities and ensure ALUS is well understood by the appropriate provincial government agencies and other relevant organizations.

This position requires a wide breadth of skills and expertize including management and coordination, financial management, grant writing and reporting, outreach and communications. This position is work-from-home there will be some travel within and outside of the province attending evening meetings will be required.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Program Delivery

  • Act as the main liaison between ALUS Canada and the local Community ALUS programs
  • Support the delivery and implementation of the ALUS Program on agricultural lands across Ontario.
  • Support communities strategic planning and budgeting process
  • Ensure ALUS communities are implementing the ALUS Program within the established principles, protocols, forecasted timeframes, targets and budget.
  • Create and implement yearly provincial Strategic Plan that supports the Provincial Business Plan
  • Participate regularly in local Partnership Advisory Committee (PAC) meetings (the PAC’s act as the local ALUS steering committee)
  • Support the start up of new communities in the province when funding is available
  • Train and support new ALUS Program Coordinators and PAC’s in new communities, and troubleshoot issues with new and existing communities
  • Participate in planning events and tours to stimulate interest and support for ALUS in the local community, particularly the business community.
  • Manage and oversee community level project verification annually
  • Be a key contributor to the national ALUS strategic management team and program operations team providing advice and leadership in creating a sustainable and effective ALUS entity
  • Ongoing management of the allocations and targeting process

Grant Management and Fund Development

  • Explore opportunities with new partners and funding agencies/organizations/sources for building support for furthering the ALUS concept at a local, provincial and federal level.
  • Support community and provincial level grant and fund development
  • Collate community reports for ALUS Canada biannually

Outreach and Communications

  • Support marketing and communication efforts at the community and provincial level
  • Identify opportunities for communities to connect/share information
  • Present the ALUS concept to new interested communities

SKILLS, ATTRIBUTES AND EXPERIENCE

  • University or college degree.
  • 5+ years experience in a management position (business, agricultural or environmental field an asset)
  • Practical understanding of ecological restoration and agricultural practices.
  • Outstanding communication skills: outgoing personality with strong written and verbal skills, and a persuasive speaker and excellent listener
  • Excellent word processing skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office including Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel
  • An ability to solicit local businesses and individuals directly for ALUS support
  • Able to multi-task and handle multiple priorities with tight deadlines.
  • Fundraising or grant-wrtiting, and financial management experience preferred
  • Time management and the ability to work independently
  • Bilingualism (French and English) would be an asset

WORKING ENVIRONMENT AND COMPENSATION

  • Normal working hours are Monday to Friday; 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week
  • Frequent evening work and travel is required.
  • Opportunity to work from home.
  • Ability to travel and work in Toronto as required.
  • Compensation is commensurate with experience and education.

Please submit your resume and cover letter as one document with your name in the title (Microsoft Word or Adobe pdf) to:
lbishop@alus.ca
by 5pm, December 9th, 2019.

Only those candidates requested for an interview will be contacted.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Nov 29 2019    ID: 55278