Stewardship Director – Land Care Niagara – Niagara Region

Position Summary
Land Care Niagara (LCN) seeks a highly motivated, creative and visionary leader to fill the position of Stewardship Director. Since 1995 LCN has been committed to creating healthy and sustainable rural and urban environments in the Niagara Region, consisting of citizens who are knowledgeable and active in land resource management. It will be the responsibility of the Stewardship Director to sustain current programming and seek new opportunities where LCN may assist the local community and work towards a healthy and sustainable environment in the Region of Niagara.

The Stewardship Director reports directly to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the overall leadership and operations of LCN in accordance with the strategic direction of the organization in a rapidly changing industry.

Responsibilities
Responsible for generating sufficient revenue for the operation and maintenance of services and programs by developing grant proposals and securing other revenue streams including fundraising initiatives;
Manage the day-to-day administrative and field operations of LCN. Monitor projects and budgets, effectively balancing resources with needs. Create work plans and operating budgets that are aligned with the LCN strategic plan;
Carry out fieldwork and site visits in a variety of conditions, accommodating a variable work schedule that includes weeknights and weekends;
Act as the primary spokesperson and representative of LCN. Engage with landowners, industry, media and members of the community;
Attend board meetings to provide updates on the status and health of the organization and implement board decisions;
Execute and finalize existing projects, developing short and long-term work plans;
Plan, coordinate and attend events related to fundraising, education and outreach efforts;
Develop and maintain effective partnerships with other organizations to forge long-lasting and collaborative relationships; and
Hire and manage seasonal positions and volunteers as required.

Qualifications
Academic education and experience to reflect job responsibilities;
Motivated self starter, able to balance projects and priorities with minimal supervision;
Demonstrated project leadership skills, with an emphasis on community involvement as a means to achieve goals and objectives;
Financial skills to manage budgets, create work plans, produce annual reports and communicate accomplishments throughout the year is considered an asset;
Experience writing grant proposals and coordinating fundraising events is considered a strong asset;
Knowledge of resource management principles and concepts including Federal, Provincial and Municipal legislation;
Knowledge of outdoor activities (e.g., navigation, canoeing) and field equipment (e.g., vehicles, data loggers, telemetry) is considered an asset;
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (listening, verbal and writing), facilitation skills, negotiation and organizational skills to address a wide range of audiences related to resource management;
Demonstrated experience with building partnerships, networking and conflict resolution;
Ability to problem solve, mentor, prioritise and multitask, demonstrating strong leadership skills and experience working with volunteers;
Strong IT skills, applied expertise with the Microsoft Office suite and familiarity with Geographic Information Systems, web-based social platforms and Adobe Photoshop;
Experience maintaining websites and writing content;
Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and an awareness of health and safety issues, especially in field conditions;
Valid G Class Driver’s Licence.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified applicants can submit their resume and cover letter (in your letter, please provide your vision and a detailed plan for moving LCN forward as a not-for profit organization) by email to the attention of:

Selection Committee
Land Care Niagara
landcareniagaracouncil@gmail.com

The deadline to submit an application is 2:00 pm on Monday July 1, 2019:

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