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Operations Director

Ongoing Position: 
Full or Part Time: 
Full Time
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Location:  Victoria, BC, Canada

Location: Victoria
Contract length: Full-time, 2yrs min.
Closing Date:  Dec 21, 2010
Start Date: Feb 1, 2012

Wage: $40,000 - $50,000 based on experience, incl. benefits

The Operations Director will contribute as a strategic member of the management team with a focus on program logistics and reporting of our data and successes.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing program supervisors, overseeing field logistics and ensuring the operations of our core programs
  • Recruitment, training and evaluation of field staff
  • Overseeing the maintenance of vessels, vehicles and other field equipment
  • Analyzing data and compiling reports for each of Cetus' marine-based programs
  • Assisting with grant writing for funding applications
  • Building and maintaining relationships with funders eco-tourism operators, government agencies and other conservation organizations.
  • Liaising between Staff and Board of Directors
  • Preparing presentation materials; presenting posters at conferences and meetings
  • Assisting with website updates

Knowledge, skills and qualifications required:

  • Strong conservation ethic
  • Professional, friendly, and highly motivated team player
  • High level of boat handling skills. Experience with boat repair and maintenance required
  • Previous management experience with busy, non-profit organization an asset
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, public speaking, and communication skills
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain effective & cooperative relationships with staff,funders, and other stakeholders (experience with  Board of Directors an asset)
  • Ability to problem solve, and effectively & efficiently coordinate logistics
  • Proven research and writing skills, previous grant writing experience required - please provide an example document authored by applicant (report or application
  • Experience operating field camps and/or marine programs an asset
  • Demonstrated background knowledge of the marine mammal species in the area and conservation  concerns  an asset. 
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office) required
  • Database skills. Experience with Microsoft Access required
  • Mapping skills. Experience with ArcGIS an asset
  • A current BC drivers licence
  • A current first aid and CPR ticket, SVOP and Radio Operators license is preferable

Frequent travel between Victoria and Alert Bay is expected.  Having own vehicle is a strong asset.

Please forward your cover letter, resume, two references, and a sample of grant writing (report or application) via email or by December 21, 2011.  Please quote "Operations Director" in the subject line.  Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Contact:            Linda McGrew

                        Cetus Research & Conservation Society