Job Opportunity-Executive Director

The ERA is now accepting applications for an Executive Director, closing date is September 19, 2018.  

The Position. As Executive Director of the Elk River Alliance, you will lead important initiatives aimed at connecting people to the Elk River watershed in ways that deepen our understanding and contribute to our stewardship of this wonderful river system.  You will work with a small, dedicated team, a diverse Board, and a wide variety of funders on a diverse array of projects.  You will have many opportunities to innovate and to learn.

Responsibilities.  The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the Elk River Alliance.  Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, community engagement, and supervision, coaching and collaboration with staff.  The position reports directly to the Board of Directors. 

Qualifications and Skills:  We are looking for people with proven leadership, organizational, communication and project management skills. Minimum education of a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline (environment, biology, geography, earth science etc.) with an advanced degree an asset. Experience in the environmental non-profit sector is a significant asset. 

Terms of Employment: Part-time contractor roughly 20-30 hours per week. Hours are flexible and subject to funding. Wage commensurate with experience.

Location:  The beautiful small city of Fernie in the East Kootenay region of southeastern BC.  The position will involve traveling to various locations in the watershed.

Qualified applicants interested in joining the Elk River Alliance team are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter electronically to