Fraser Basin Council Society
Title: Regional Manager, Greater Vancouver – Sea to Sky
Position Term: Full-time, Permanent
Application Deadline: March 15, 2023 (5:00 pm PDT)
Estimated Starting Date: April 24, 2023
The Fraser Basin Council Society (FBC) is a non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability throughout BC. We are seeking a Regional Manager who has a passion for advancing sustainability through collaboration and has the skills and experience needed to lead existing and develop new collaborative initiatives in the Greater Vancouver – Sea to Sky (GVSS) Region. The Regional Manager also oversees our successful and growing province-wide Salmon-Safe BC eco-certification program. The position offers a competitive salary commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate, a flexible and collaborative work environment and a comprehensive benefits package.
Playing a key leadership role within FBC, the Regional Manager leads the implementation, administration and ongoing development of sustainability-supporting initiatives in the Greater Vancouver – Sea to Sky Region, which includes Metro Vancouver and the western part of the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District. The Regional Manager is also responsible for overseeing the province-wide Salmon-Safe BC eco-certification program for urban redevelopment and agricultural operations. This position is based in our Vancouver office and delivered through a hybrid working arrangement (home and office). From time to time and subject to resources and priorities, the Regional Manager may have opportunities to support initiatives in other regions. As a member of the FBC Management Team, the GVSS Regional Manager works collaboratively with colleagues to contribute to the ongoing success of the organization in a manner consistent with the Charter for Sustainability, Strategic Plan and Annual Operating Plans.
Essential Job Functions and Duties
The Regional Manager helps to advance FBC’s sustainability vision – social well-being supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment – by managing existing programs and by developing new programs and projects that meaningfully contribute to the advancement of sustainability in the GVSS region and across BC, including the Salmon-Safe BC program.
Duties related to existing programs and projects are as follows:
· Developing and managing existing program/project budgets and Annual Operating Plans for the GVSS Region and Salmon-Safe BC program
· Enhancing program and project collaboration by designing, promoting, convening and impartially facilitating meetings, workshops, webinars and other events that typically involve a broad diversity of governments, private sector entities, not-for-profit organizations and other interests
· As required, impartially facilitating resolution of interjurisdictional and other conflicts that may arise through the course of program and project delivery
· Ensuring effective program and project delivery through the recruitment and management of staff, contractors and volunteers as appropriate, for example:
· Coordinating hiring processes
· Completing annual performance reviews for direct reports and providing ongoing feedback
· Facilitating project/program team meetings to track progress
· Ensuring that deliverables are achieved on schedule and within budget
· Ensuring healthy work/life balance by monitoring and adjusting staff workloads, priorities and resources as appropriate
· Identifying funding sources, developing proposals and securing funding for the delivery and administration of existing programs and projects
· Providing timely reports to funders
The Regional Manager has these additional duties:
· Raising awareness of FBC, its mandate and activities among key target audiences in the GVSS region and beyond, including those in government, the private sector and civil society
· Maintaining a current understanding of key sustainability issues and opportunities in the region that are relevant to FBC’s mandate and strategic priorities and that may benefit from FBC’s services and collaborative model
· Maintaining and building on positive relationships with elected and staff representatives of government (local, First Nations, provincial and federal) as well as representatives of private sector and non-government entities in the region that may benefit from and/or support FBC’s sustainability initiatives
· Identifying, scoping and securing funding for new sustainability-supporting initiatives
· Facilitating connections and collaboration among organizations and interests that are pursuing common sustainability-related goals in the region and beyond
· Supporting internal organization-wide planning, reporting and teamwork through activities such as:
· Providing briefing notes to the FBC Board of Directors as well as Task and Standing Committees of the Board as appropriate
· Participating in and providing updates at staff and manager meetings
· Providing regular reports on project goals, timelines, budgets and resource needs to management.
Required Skills and Qualifications
Knowledge and understanding of the environmental, economic and social dimensions of sustainability issues, policies and practices
Demonstrated successful experience in facilitating multi-interest collaboration on sustainability-related topics
Significant experience in multi-interest engagement process design that uses a range of engagement approaches
Familiarity with consensus-based and other forms of collaborative decision-making
Significant experience managing complex projects and working with multi-disciplinary and / or interjurisdictional teams, including in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors
Degree in urban planning, natural resource management, environmental management or an equivalent combination of education and training and/or at least three years of relevant work experience
Strong knowledge of land use planning challenges and opportunities in BC at different scales and contexts (e.g., rural, urban, traditional territories and regions)
Significant understanding of, and experience working with, Indigenous communities/Nations along with demonstrated ability to facilitate meetings involving Indigenous people in culturally appropriate ways
Demonstrated ability to build and maintain trust-based relationships with staff and elected officials within the four orders of government, private sector and civil society
Experience tracking and managing budgets, leading the development of funding proposals and securing funding
Experience working with both urban and rural remote communities
Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
Strong time management skills
Willingness to be flexible as organizational and regional priorities evolve
Willingness to travel within BC and to work occasional evenings and/or weekends
As an asset, having existing relationships with representatives of all orders of government, not-for-profit organizations and private sector entities (corporations, industry associations)
Benefits & Work Environment
FBC offers a comprehensive employee benefits package, which includes medical, dental and insurance coverage, an RRSP contribution matching program and professional development support.
FBC has a vaccination and masking policy requirement for all current and future employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. At the current time, staff have the flexibility of working remotely from home and/or working from the office where social distancing between colleagues can be implemented.
FBC offers a diverse and inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be given consideration regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities.
Please send your resume and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application deadline: March 15, 2023 (5:00 pm PDT).
While we are grateful for all applications submitted, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest.
About the Fraser Basin Council
The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit society that brings people together to advance sustainability in British Columbia. Our vision is for “social well-being supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment.”
Strategic priorities of FBC are to build sustainable and resilient communities, take action on climate change, and support healthy watersheds and water resources. For the past 25 years, we have undertaken a wide range of collaborative, multi-sector initiatives. Our work includes programs on flood management, community wildfire planning, air quality improvement, energy efficiency, green transportation, watershed planning and youth climate action projects. For more information, please visit our website.
We are grateful at the Fraser Basin Council to live and work on the unceded, ancestral territories of the Indigenous Peoples of British Columbia.
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