Executive DirectorCompany: Sierra Club of BC
Date Posted: October 11, 2017
Sierra Club of BC Foundation is a non-profit environmental and social justice organization whose mission is to defend British Columbia’s wilderness and ecosystems, within the urgent context of global climate change. We advocate for the responsible use of B.C.’s natural resources while promoting a modern, equitable economy that sustains our planet in every way. Sierra Club BC works with First Nations and other levels of government to provide science-based advice on policy decisions that affect a range of environmental issues. Based in Victoria, B.C., we are a dynamic and influential organization. Learn more at www.sierraclub.bc.ca.
This is an opportunity to help take B.C.’s oldest environmental non-profit to the next level of influence and effectiveness.
As Executive Director, you are a highly experienced, strategic leader with a proven track record in senior management. You can especially demonstrate consistent success in fundraising. You have a clear commitment to upholding Indigenous title and rights, ideally reflected in a proven understanding of Indigenous and colonial history, and a demonstrated track record working in solidarity. You are able to work with people from diverse backgrounds and engage constructively with a wide range of stakeholders, including funders and donors, First Nations, scientists, industry, environmental and social justice organizations, senior public servants and elected officials. You hold compelling communication and interpersonal skills, are an effective motivator and coach, and are adept at media relations. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and collaborates with a Management Team that is responsible for overall strategic direction and overseeing operations, including fiscal management, fundraising, campaigns and programs, digital systems and engagement, communications, and human resources.
Fundraising and Financial Management
● Lead and collaborate with the Development Team to develop and implement a strategy that achieves ambitious multiyear targets to strengthen the organization’s impact on the world. Targets will include significant expansion of membership base, delivery of a major capital plan in association with Sierra Club BC’s 50th anniversary, and growing foundation funder support.
● Develop and oversee the annual budget and monitor/manage financial performance.
● Ensure that appropriate financial systems and controls are maintained to meet the needs of the organization and its funders.
● Fundraising and financial management will be a major focus of the successful candidate’s time.
Program Support and Strategic Planning
● Collaborate on ongoing development of the organization’s strategic plan and oversee its successful execution.
● Oversee the effective planning, implementation, management, and evaluation of the organization’s operations, campaigns, and programs.
● Ensure the organization’s IT systems and digital strategies are optimized to support all aspects of Sierra Club BC’s success.
● Collaborate with the Management Team, and in particular the Campaigns Director, to plan and execute new programs, campaigns or initiatives to address emerging needs and opportunities.
Human Resources and Team-Building
● Ensure a robust approach to staff recruitment, retention and performance management.
● Oversee staff development, training and mentoring.
● Promote equity, diversity and inclusion.
● Ensure respectful, collaborative relationships among all parts of the organization, including staff, Board and volunteers.
● Represent Sierra Club BC in media, and through public speaking engagements.
● Ensure effective internal communications.
● Work with Communications Director to implement effective strategies for external communications, including media relations, digital communication and other communications touch points.
● Collaborate with Management Team to develop and implement a results-oriented government relationship strategy.
Salary is $84,064 to $89,914, subject to experience and qualifications. We offer a generous vacation allowance and a solid benefits package. Some travel is required, especially to the Lower Mainland. Occasional weekend and evening work as needed.
Sierra Club BC is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage women, people of Indigenous ancestry, people of colour, LGBTQQIP2SA individuals and members of other diverse communities to apply for careers with our organization.
Submit CV and a statement of interest, with the words “Application for Executive Director” in the subject line, to Sierra Club BC Office Manager Lynn Bakken at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
To enjoy the earliest consideration for this position, please submit by January 5, 2018.