Wildsight is looking for a creative, collaborative and passionate Operations Manager to join our team. This is a 0.5-0.7 Full Time Equivalent (20-28 hours per week) maternity leave contract that comes with five weeks vacation (pro-rated) and a Private Health Services Plan (PHSP).
Location: Kimberley, BC
Start Date: May 15, 2019
Wildsight’s vision is to inspire a shared community desire to protect our natural world for future generations. We envision extensive and connected wild spaces for wildlife—from grizzly bears to woodpeckers to trout. We envision clean and clear water running from mountain watersheds to our lakes. We see thriving and sustainable communities made up of engaged and educated citizens.
Wildsight’s approach is unique. We not only work to shape and influence land-use decisions, but we guide practice and steward change on the ground. We work with industry, scientists and all levels of government, including First Nations. We partner with other local, provincial, national and international conservation organizations to achieve our goals.
At our heart, we are a grassroots organization, harnessing our power from the people whose lives affect and are affected by our work. We strive to inspire a conservation ethic in our children and in our communities so that the future leaders of tomorrow will be equipped to deal with the challenges of sustainability.
About the Position
The Operations Manager will have wide ranging responsibilities including administrative functions, strategic planning, meeting coordination and facilitation, grant administration and management duties. S/he will be highly organized, an exceptional collaborator and a strategic systems thinker, supporting our strategic plan to help accomplish our goals. S/he will have a proven track record in a broad spectrum of organizational management skills, including administration, financial management, fundraising, board of directors support and liaison, and management. The Operations Manager is a member of the Management Team that oversees Wildsight’s work and will work closely with all staff and contractors to carry out his/her duties. S/he will report to the Executive Director and will be based in our Kimberley office.
Responsibilities and Tasks:
- Be a member of the Management Team
- Strategically align daily operations with short and long-term organizational goals
- Oversee and administer grants, including grant prospecting, program targets, and ensuring timelines for applications and reporting are met.
- Support the Board of Directors to carry out their duties, including organizing quarterly board meetings, coordinating all background materials, supporting sub-committees as required, providing regular program updates and other tasks as they arise.
- Organize quarterly Wildsight team meetings and bi-annual board and team meetings, including agenda, logistics, etc.
- Convene and facilitate bi-weekly team meetings (carried out by video conference), including agenda, etc.(ensuring contractor posts are done)
- Liaise with Wildsight Branches and coordinate visits with Branch Managers/Coordinators.
- Provide fiscal oversight along with Finance Manager, including invoice review, grant application budgets, etc.
- Maintain and develop relationships with funders.
- Support Education team as necessary.
- Support Conservation team as necessary.
- Lead development of annual workplans with program teams, staff and contractors and quarterly check-ins.
- Support annual staff and contractor evaluations.
- Miscellaneous tasks as determined by the Executive Director
What you bring:
- An undergraduate degree in a related field
- Demonstrated experience working in operations, coordination or management
- Self-motivated and independent with a demonstrated ability to collaborate well within a team
- Ability to manage multiple projects, set priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
- A holistic understanding of NGO operations, including fundraising, finances, administration, HR, strategic planning, team building
- Ability to take and incorporate feedback
- Strong writing skills
- Experience using online platforms, such as a CRM database, project management tools
- An understanding of the environmental movement and current environmental issues in our region
- Commitment to Wildsight’s mission
Applicants are asked to send a cover letter and CV in one PDF to robyn(at)wildsight.ca by April 10, 2019. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted.