President and Chief Executive Officer

The Canadian Parks Council – Canada’s representative and coordination organization for territorial, provincial and national parks – is seeking a President and Chief Executive Officer to lead the newly established not- for-profit corporation into the future.

Reporting to the Chair and responsible to the Board of Directors, the President and Chief Executive Officer will lead cooperative and collaborative efforts and activities on behalf of the Council and involving Canada’s 14 provincial, territorial and national parks systems. The President and Chief Executive Officer will also provide advice on opportunities and initiatives and will lead collaborative activities with other organizations, such as the Canadian Parks Collective for Innovation and Leadership, the National Association of State Park Directors, and the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association, among many others.

The role will be responsible for establishing strategic relationships with Indigenous communities and organizations, conservation and environmental organizations, tourism organizations, and organizations involved in the outdoor learning, health, and recreation sectors. The President and Chief Executive Officer will also be called upon to represent Canada’s provincial, territorial and national parks systems in domestic and international forums coordinating international collaboration with partner organizations, including partners in other countries, and representing the Council on various federal-provincial- territorial working groups.

The President and Chief Executive Officer is responsible and accountable for all aspects of management and administration of the Canadian Parks Council not-for-profit corporation, including financial management, people management, the management of contracts and procurement, and all annual and financial reporting.

For full position information, please visit: https://parks-parcs.ca/about-us/

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter detailing how you meet the requirements of this opportunity and a detailed curriculum vitae to canadianparkscouncil@outlook.com on or before December 9, 2022.

Should you have questions regarding this opportunity, please direct them by email to: canadianparkscouncil@outlook.com.

Director: Parks Planning

Reporting to the General Manager, Parks, Forestry & Recreation, the Director, Parks Planning is accountable for providing strategic leadership and direction for the planning and development of the City’s parks and recreation assets, associated policies, and practices. As the Director, you will lead the exploration of creative ideas and solutions to urban planning and design while building positive relationships with partners related to parks and recreation design and systems planning. You will lead strategic policy reviews related to growth funding tools, the development process and parks and recreational facilities provision. As the Director, you will participate in urban planning studies and initiatives, and lead master and systems planning for parks and recreational asset systems across the city.

The ideal candidate will come with post-secondary education in a discipline pertinent to the job function (i.e., Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture). Progressive senior-level management experience in planning and development including capital budgets, as well as financial and project management experience. A strategic leader who can inspire a team of professionals to think laterally while contributing to the direction and delivery of the Division, as key contributors of the leadership team.

To express your interest in this exciting leadership opportunity, please submit your resume and letter of interest in confidence online below or to diana.rucchin@odgersberndtson.com

Note: Application date as been extended 

Administrative Manager

Position Summary:

The Administrative Manager position is responsible for providing office management and financial and operational support for two conservation programs operating from the WCS Canada office in Whitehorse, Yukon — Northern Boreal Mountains and Arctic Beringia programs. This position will work closely with the co-leads of the Northern Boreal Mountains (NBM) program and the lead of the Arctic Beringia (AB) program, and in close coordination with the Director of Finances and Operations located in the WCS Head Office in Toronto, Ontario. This position has the potential to expand into additional areas in support of our conservation programs and activities.

 

The ideal candidate is an individual that is motivated to provide support to mission-driven teams; has demonstrable experience with the administration and management of the financial and operational functions of an organization; is a Yukon resident with ready physical access to Whitehorse; and has an interest in the conservation of wildlife and nature.

 

Position Objectives:

  • Provide effective financial management support for the NBM and AB programs.
  • Provide administration and operational support for the Whitehorse office.
  • Provide support with fundraising and grants management for the NBM and AB programs
  • Coordinate closely with central management, finance, fundraising and communication teams that operate from the WCS Canada head office.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Assist program leads with the preparation of annual budgets and work plans.
  • Prepare and submit quarterly expense reports.
  • Prepare monthly financial reports for the NBM and AB program leads and additional reports as needed.
  • Manage program spending against grants ensuring spending is aligned with funding agreement budgets.
  • Manage funding information for the programs in coordination with the WCS Canada Fundraising Team, including relevant documents, information about key dates and deliverables, etc.
  • Provide support with the development of funding proposals and funder reports to meet deadlines.
  • Provide support with the recruitment and management of seasonal staff, in coordination with hiring manager and the WCS Canada Manager of Human Resources.
    Support the preparation of legal agreements, primarily consulting and other service contracts, including contract modifications as needed.
  • Provide office management support to the WCS Canada Whitehorse office, including purchasing and general IT support.
  • Coordinate meeting, workshop and event logistics as required.
  • Coordinate travel arrangements in support of meetings and fieldwork as required.
  • Provide communications support including assisting with the development of communication materials and coordinating with WCS Canada communications staff.
  • Ensure finance and operations workflows and practices adhere to WCS Canada policies and guideline.
  • Other program support as required.

 

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Wildlife Manager

Reporting to the Director of Wildlife Operations, the Wildlife Manager – Kivalliq’s key function is to provide support and direction to community-based Conservation Officers ensuring the wise use of wildlife. The Wildlife Manager also provides support and permitting for similar wise-use practices on behalf of federal agencies pursuant to existing working agreements between levels of government. This position is responsible for up-holding territorial, interjurisdictional, national and international wildlife management commitments. Also, this position maintains a close relationship with Hunter’s & Trapper’s Organization (HTO) and the Regional Wildlife Organization (RWO) and is knowledgeable about wildlife management issues and the concerns and issues facing harvesters. This position issues, processes or has input into permits for wildlife usage including fur and meat dealers, processing plants, outfitters, guides, and wildlife research and observation. Within the Nunavut wildlife co-management regime, the Wildlife Manager works primarily with seven HTO’s, one Regional Wildlife Organization (RWO) and regional liaison staff of the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board (NWMB).  The incumbent is responsible for discharging some of the Government’s main obligations under the Nunavut Agreement (NA), particularly Articles 5 and 9.

The Wildlife Manager provides wildlife management advice to the region. This position coordinates and evaluates activities to ensure compliance with renewable resource legislation, the sustainable use of wildlife and a high quality of the environment, coordinates public education on acts, regulations, safety, and programs, within the context of the legislation, departmental policies, procedures and departmental priorities. The Wildlife Manager is responsible for managing the staff of the region (Wildlife Manager Trainee, Conservation Officers Trainee, II and III, clerical staff, casuals, and seasonal employees. Also, the incumbent represents the department on regional wildlife issues and carries out specific regional office responsibilities. This position provides support to other Departmental staff and the public in creating resource development opportunities that contribute to the social and economic well-being of residents. In addition, the Wildlife Manager maintains financial control within approved budget, to provide accurate and reliable financial information and to provide prompting for appropriate action when necessary. This position coordinates materials management of equipment and supplies, within approved budget, to maintain an effective and efficient level of equipment and supplies fit for use.

 

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CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER

THE ROLE
OBC is seeking a skilled fundraising professional who will be responsible for expanding and increasing the impact of our corporate partnership program.  Reporting to the Head of Engagement and Development, and working closely with the Executive Director and Cabinet, the Manager, Corporate Partnerships will focus on securing major support from corporate partners; lead the execution of partnership and grant agreements, and take an active role in collaborating with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to support all fundraising efforts to further the mission of OBC across the country.

The Manager will be responsible for developing a corporate partnership strategy in-line with the organization’s strategic plan. They will also manage a portfolio of corporate donors/prospects; be responsible for relationship cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, and communication activities; and provide donor database support as well as support other team activities (i.e. corporate event sponsorships).

 

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HUMAN RESOURCES SENIOR MANAGER

THE ROLE
The senior manager role is a pivotal role in developing OBCs talent while improving processes used in a national organization. The goal of this role is to ensure that OBC’s inclusive culture creates an environment where our teammates can grow and develop so that our program participants have life-changing experiences.

 

Professional Development & Thought Leadership:

  • Support the Head of Strategy, People, and Finance with programs such as training, innovation, employee recognition, activities, and recreational programs in a way supporting internal equity and the organization’s competitiveness.
  • Contribute to the development of leadership through focused support strategies including talent and performance management.
  • Provide guidance for change management initiatives.
  • Build and sustain beneficial relationships with employment agencies and educational institutions.
  • Plan human resources requirements in conjunction with other departmental managers.
  • Provide recommendations on leadership and organizational behaviours.
  • Drive a corporate culture that benefits performance while fostering a strongly connected team with broadly distributed networks (internal and external).
  • Provide training for supervisors and above for performance management, conflict resolution, discipline, and terminations.
  • Determine areas of improvement for employees, providing additional training as needed.
  • Develop and analyze measurable reports providing fiscal justification for personnel activities in regards to benefit costs, staffing levels/deployment, turnover, absenteeism, recruitment, applicant tracking etc.

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Manager of Environmental Assessment

About Our Opportunity
As the Manager of Environmental Assessment, you will provide leadership, guidance, and support to the EA Branch – a small, tight-knit collaborative, collegial and accomplished group of professionals.

You will be responsible for oversight of the department’s EA process, leading and supporting your team through an exciting period of change as we focus on continuous process improvement to the existing EA process while working toward a large-scale modernization of the Environmental Assessment program by 2024 – one of the legislated goals under the Environmental Goals and Climate Change Reduction Act (EGCCRA), and beyond. This work requires leadership in coordinating action on complex legislative responsibilities that extend beyond the mandate of any one organization.
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Operations Manager

Are you passionate about people, project management and doing field work? Are you someone who likes a lot of variety in your job? Your areas of responsibility will include managing field biologists, assisting senior biologists with project administration and operations, working on a boat, writing reports, and walking the shoreline. Does working in different parts of BC (sometimes with the rain falling sideways) make your heart beat faster? Are you someone that takes a positive approach to all your work?

WHAT WILL YOU DO?
• Provide leadership and direction to a team of biologists.
• Coordinate operational logistics for project teams by securing permits from government agencies, organizing travel, accommodation, equipment and supplies.
• Support project planning and development including the development of project scope, budget, work breakdown structure, required documentation, schedules and qualification submissions.
• Maintain project schedules, track budgets, expenditures and conduct project forecasting together with the senior biologists.
• Communicate with members of the MES team, finance and human resources as needed.
• Manage and monitor contracts for sub-contractors, consultants, and vendors.
• Conduct business development activities and prepare project proposals with senior members of the team.
• Conduct or assist with environmental monitoring activities including environmental construction monitoring, water/sediment sampling, acoustic monitoring, invertebrate and fish sampling, coastal marine biophysical inventory, and habitat assessment.
• Conduct or assist with intertidal and subtidal field surveys (marine inventories).
• View aerial video imagery of intertidal shoreline and record observations about the intertidal biota in a database.
• View underwater video imagery and record observations of the subtidal biota in various databases
• Conduct or assist with desktop (literature review) assignments, preparation of technical reports and project proposals.

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Supervisor – Park Operations (Horticulture)

Supervisor – Park Operations (Horticulture) (Continuous)

Parks, Recreation, and Facilities Department

POSITION FUNCTION

Plan, coordinate and supervise the work in this section of the Parks Division.  Provide leadership that exemplifies the organization’s commitment to customer service, staff and resource management, and project management.

 

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Executive Director

We are looking for a full-time Executive Director to join our team in Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park, located in the stunning landscapes between Calgary and Cochrane, Alberta.

As our Executive Director, you will manage the employees and volunteers at the provincial park and visitor’s centre. You will also oversee the park’s various initiatives, such as seasonal support for kids camps and award-winning educational programs, golf cart tours, vegetation management, etc.

Your essential responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing all employees and volunteers, including conducting quarterly reviews and providing support and guidance
  • Funding development, including grant writing and donor solicitation
  • Maintaining and developing cooperative relationships with stakeholders, including Alberta Parks, landowners, tourism agencies, and community leaders
  • Providing financial, operational, and infrastructure improvement updates to the board on a regular basis
  • Managing communications and outreach efforts including the development of monthly newsletter, web, and social media content
  • Capital project management and Strategic Planning
  • Managing core programs like the Vegetation Management Program
  • Ensuring that all new and existing public programs, events, and services align with GRPF’s mission and vision
  • Acting as the park’s head host, meeting and interacting with visitors
  • Hiring and training staff and volunteers

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