The Cowichan Watershed Society is seeking to hire a part time Executive Director, who will also serve as the Coordinator of the Cowichan Watershed Board. The position will report to the Society Co-Chairs and Board Co-Chairs.

Duties and Responsibilities
Provide Executive Director and administrative services for the Cowichan Watershed Society and Coordinator services for the Cowichan Watershed Board including:

a.  Leadership;
b.  Operational planning and management;
c.  Program planning and management;
d.  Financial planning and management;
e.  Community relations/advocacy;
f.  Risk management;
g.  Human resources planning and management.

Qualifications and Attributes
The candidate will demonstrate the following:

  • Strong scientific understanding of ecological systems and watershed hydrology and a passion to protect the health of the Cowichan Watershed;
  • Respect for and commitment to upholding First Nations rights and culture;
  • Strong understanding of governance and non-profit Boards;
  • Experience working with all levels of government, First Nations and a variety of community and environmental organizations;
  • Demonstrated expertise in strategic planning;
  • Ability to work well with people of all ages and backgrounds individually and in team working arrangements;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to be an effective and persuasive ambassador of the organizations;
  • Proficiency with financial management including budgeting and reporting;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Creativity and an ability to problem solve;
  • Flexibility to adapt to varying workloads and scheduling requirements

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