Wildlife Rescue Association of British Columbia- Burnaby
Are you searching for a career that advances the welfare of urban wildlife? Are you ready to lead a successful BC charity into a period of significant growth? Are you driven to help people and organizations across BC learn to live in balance with their local ecosystems? Do you have the vision, expertise and passion to manage a challenging and complex organization in an ever-changing political and economic environment?
Yes? Then, apply to be our next Executive Director. And get set to start creating your legacy.
The Wildlife Rescue Association of BC (WRA) provides leadership in rehabilitating wildlife and in promoting the welfare of wild animals in the urban environment. It operates as a charitable, not-for-profit society, located in Burnaby, British Columbia. A small group of concerned citizens formed the Association in 1979 to assist growing numbers of orphaned and injured wild animals, primarily in the Lower Mainland region.
As one of the premier wildlife rehabilitation centres in Canada, WRA seeks an entrepreneurial, dynamic, experienced individual as its new Executive Director (ED) - a champion who is motivated to lead the organization into its next phase of strategic and organizational growth.
The ideal ED understands and advocates the mission of WRA and contributes to its organizational growth and long-term sustainability. A strong leader and manager with excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational and problem-solving skills is a must. You are a self-motivated team player, who is good at multi-tasking, meeting deadlines, prioritizing conflicting demands and building strategic relationships.
Please send your cover letter and CV by March 24, 2013.
Desired Skills & Experience
The ED for WRA must have an interest and/or expertise in the rehabilitation and welfare of British Columbia native wildlife, as well as a commitment to providing public education about responsible stewardship of urban wildlife. Management experience in a nonprofit is preferred.
Candidates should have a Master’s degree and/or equivalent experience; as well as a minimum of ten years’ successful supervision and management experience with progressive leadership responsibility. Demonstrated development expertise, competencies in human resource management and workplace safety, operational management experience, excellent communication skills and strong financial literacy are all assets.
Strategic Planning and Management
Provides expert liaison and staff support for the Board of Directors and Executive Committee and works closely with the Board of Directors and its committees to develop strategic and operational plans.
Provides overall leadership and responsibility for excellence in the operations, maintenance and growth of WRA, its personnel, programs and facilities within annual operating budgets
Program and Committee Supervision
Maintains overall responsibility for the planning, organization, implementation and evaluation of all programs and services as they relate to activities of the Association. These include and are not limited to: wildlife rehabilitation, public education, volunteers, member and donor services, and communications.
Communications, Education and External Relations
Works as the face of the organization, promoting WRA’s mission to stakeholders, donors and strategic collaborators. Represents WRA at public events. Acts as prime media spokesperson for WRA to communicate information concerning the rescue and rehabilitation of injured, orphaned and oiled wildlife in British Columbia as needed.
Fundraising and Development
Works with Board of Directors and Development staff to: develop and implement fund-raising programs, plans and activities; ensure strategic alignment of development activities, (including growth), and; manage sustainable donor relations and financial partnerships.
Manages the complete physical site operation with Team Leaders to determine ways and means to ensure that repairs, modifications and improvements meet the rehabilitation, education and support needs of WRA - including sound risk management policies, procedures and systems, to mitigate financial, disaster and liability risks.