• This jobs listing has expired!

Executive Director

  • Posted:Sep 30, 2022
  • Apply by:Oct 17, 2022
  • Job Type
  • Full Time
  • Job Level
  • Other
  • Location
  • Victoria, BC
  • Impact Area
  • Other
  • Impact Category
  • Other
  • Company Type
  • Other

About this position

September 29, 2022

The Compost Education Centre (CEC) is seeking an Executive Director. The ideal candidate will have leadership experience in the non-profit sector, strong communication skills and a great capacity for innovative and strategic thinking.

The Executive Director will complement an active Board of Directors and a dynamic team of staff and volunteers, providing leadership in achieving the strategic, financial and operating objectives of the CEC. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for executing organizational development strategies and representing the Centre to stakeholders, funders and the greater community. Duties include community partnership development, employee support, budget and report preparation, strategic planning, coordinating and managing the Centre’s programs and services within the approved budget.

Position: 32 hours per week to start, work week Tuesday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:30pm. After 3-month training and probationary period, potential to expand the role to 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday 9:00am - 5:30pm. Occasional weekend and evening work.

Compensation: $30-35/hour depending on experience. With successful performance assessment after first year of employment, 10% raise. With successful performance review 5% raise the following year, and 2% every year after that. Compensation also includes subsidized medical benefits, professional development budget, and 3 weeks paid vacation in the first year.  Other considerations are being reviewed to enhance compensation.

Key Responsibilities:

Financial Management 25%

  • Provide overall financial management of organization, including the preparation of annual budget in consultation with the Board

  • Monitor budget expenditures and ensure financial projections are conducted

  • Prepare monthly reports and monitor financial and statistical information for the Board and Treasurer

  • Conduct monthly sales tracking and bank reconciliation and deposits

  • Complete payroll and accounts payable

Stakeholder Engagement and Development 20%

  • Develop and enhance relationships and partnerships with stakeholders across the region

  • Develop communication and marketing strategies in coordination with staff

  • Liaise with CRD, municipalities and local businesses regarding Compost Education Center objectives

  • Act as primary spokesperson for the centre through media inquiries, interviews, conferences and community events

  • Prepare reports for funders and stakeholders

  • Keep abreast of research and development related to CEC objectives and keep staff and board apprised

  • Act as primary liaison for funding agencies and government partners

Organizational Management 20%

  • With the Board of Directors, conduct strategic planning in areas of business/organizational, development/fundraising, educational programming , communications, and staffing development

  • Ensure that the systems, policies and procedures required for the efficient and effective operation of the Centre are in place

  • Ensure CEC adheres to all standard legislative and legal requirements

  • Identify areas for staff and Board professional development

  • Operationalize strategic plan. With staff, develop and implement action plans and outcome measurements for program areas

  • Plan and implement special events and AGM with the support of staff

  • Prepare annual reports for Annual General Meeting

  • Attend monthly evening Board meetings

  • Assist in program delivery and in general center operations as needed

Fundraising 20%

  • Expand, strengthen and enhance existing fundraising programs and develop new fundraising initiatives

  • Identify funding opportunities and prepare grants

  • Conduct project evaluation as well as donor and funder reporting, as applicable

Staff Management 15%

  • Recruitment, hire and orient new staff members

  • Supervise, support and evaluate staff

  • Develop and maintain a healthy collaborative workplace

  • Facilitate weekly staff meetings

  • Support staff in their roles as needed


  • Knowledge, enthusiasm or curiosity about composting, waste reduction, urban agriculture and conservation

  • Relevant post-secondary qualifications, plus 3-5 years of management experience in the non-profit sector with a track record of superior performance and good judgment

  • Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, fund development, and financial management

  • Proficiency in program development, delivery, reporting and evaluation required

  • Human resource management experience

  • Demonstrated fundraising and grant proposal writing skills

  • Proven experience building and maintaining relationships with various stakeholders

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including written, oral and presentation skills

  • Understanding and experience working with the media and acting as a spokesperson

  • Flexible and collaborative in leadership

  • Able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks, projects and timelines

  • Experience working in a small non-profit office setting with shared resources required

  • Ability to work in a computerized environment, including working knowledge of Microsoft office suite

  • Knowledge of Simply Accounting or similar accounting software considered an asset

  • Driver’s license and clean driver’s abstract required

  • The CEC welcomes and prioritizes the contributions that individuals from marginalized communities bring to our organization, and hires through an equity lens.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume in a single PDF file with the naming format “First Name Last Name_Executive Director Application” via email to: Lisette Chevalier, Board Chair, board@compost.bc.ca. The subject line of the email should include your name and “Executive Director Application”.

Deadline for applications: October 17 11:59pm.

Anticipated Start Date: November 9 2022, negotiable


The latest jobs, news and insider information delivered to your inbox.