Executive Director


Date Posted: March 22, 2023

Job Location: Caledonia

Job Number: GWF-84186

Job Type: Full Time

Start: Immediately

Company: Medway Community Forest Cooperative ltd.


Address: 9793 Trunk 8, Caledonia, NS, Caledonia, Nova Scotia, Canada B0T 1B0

Job Description

The MCFC and NSWWT are working in tandem to recruit a new Executive Director to serve both organizations. The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the MCFC and NSWWT according to the mission and objectives set by the membership and the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors (BoD) for each organization.

Leadership and governance

-Participate with the Boards of Directors (BoD) for the MCFC and NSWWT in developing a vision and strategic plan with long-term goals and objectives to guide the organizations.

-Foster effective teamwork between the BoD and the ED and between the ED and staff.

-Identify, assess, and inform the BoD of internal and external issues that affect the organization and act as a professional advisor to the BoD on all aspects of the organization’s activities.

-Oversee the development of programs and projects (e.g. HWA) including business planning, implementation and evaluation of the organization's programs and services to support the strategic directions of the organizations.

-Lead relations with the Department of Natural Resources and Renewables in negotiations, funding, administration and other activities related to the MCFC Crown land License Area.

Forest Management (MCFC)

-Provide oversight to ensure all forestry operations are undertaken effectively, and management of the license area is reflective of MCFC mission and objectives.

-In coordination with the General Manager, support development and updates to the MCFC Management Plan.

-In coordination with the General Manager, oversee the administration of tenders and contracts related to all forestry activities.

Nova Scotia Working Woodlands Trust

-Oversee the development and execution of landowner engagement, marketing campaigns and NSWWT’s land acquisition strategy.

-Engage and facilitate working sessions with woodlot management partners

-Participate on the Family Forest Network Steering Committee, or work with the Land Trust Manager to ensure participation.

-Provide oversight for the development of legal agreements and contracts.

-Engage with carbon developers and develop the framework for a carbon pilot project.

Hemlock Conservation Program

-Ensure treatment rollout each year to meet set targets for protected area hemlocks.

-Provide oversight on the hiring and training of strike team crews and the Hemlock Heroes Volunteer Program.

-Oversee outreach and education initiatives and events to ensure MCFC branding/alignment.

Human resources, financial planning and community relations

-Supervise staff deliverables and provide support with work planning.

-In coordination with Managers, execute project management for all consulting contracts and provide oversight for the execution of smaller grant-based projects.

-Determine staffing requirements for organizational management and program delivery in consultation with the BoD Executive Committees.

-Oversee the implementation of human resource policies, procedures and practices, and the development of job descriptions and contracts for all staff.

-Establish a positive, healthy, innovative and safe work environment in accordance with all appropriate legislation and regulations.

-Work with the BoD and its committees to develop annual budget, sound bookkeeping and secure adequate revenue (and funding where necessary) for the annual operation of each organization.

-Maintain and establish good working relationships and partnerships with a variety of stakeholders to help achieve the goals of the organizations.

-Organize and facilitate AGMs, special meetings of the membership and stakeholder meetings as required.
Compensation: Salary will be commensurate with experience, starting at $75,000. Compensation is based on a 37.5-hour week, will include occasional evening and weekend work.

Job Conditions

  • Travelling may be required.
  • Minimum experience: 2 to 5 years
  • Minimum educational level: Certificate from a University
  • Certifications:
    • Driver’s licence
  • Language: English

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