Job Opportunity - Executive Director

ERA is now accepting applications for an Executive Director, closing date is March 22, 2019.  

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 the 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 range of projects.  You will have many opportunities to innovate and to learn along-side an energetic team.

The Elk River Alliance.  The Elk River Alliance was formed in 2010. We work to raise community awareness and knowledge, facilitate community engagement to better inform sustainable water decision-making, monitor aquatic health, and promote safe and sustainable river recreation. ERA’s vision is a watershed where well managed human activities result in healthy ecosystems and a robust economy.  Over the past 8 years, we have successfully completed dozens of projects while engaging with the community and building our reputation as champions of the Elk River and its surrounding watersheds


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. Though the position reports to the board of directors, you are expected to lead and manage the progression of the organisation in a positive and effective direction.

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 desirable. 

Terms of Employment: Part-time contractor roughly 20-30 hours per week. Hours are flexible and subject to funding. Starting at $36.00 per hour this wage is subject to adjustment based on qualifications and experience.

Location:  Fernie is a town of 5,000, nestled in the Rockies of the East Kootenay region of South East B.C. It has a vibrant arts and cultural community and is a world-class,  four-season destination for outdoor enthusiasts.