Interim Wild Voices Program Manager – 1 yr Maternity/Parental Leave

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Overview

CBEEN is looking for an interim Wild Voices Program Manager to cover a maternity and parental leave. This is anticipated to be 1 year in length. The ideal candidate will be an excellent administrator who is highly organized and computer savvy, has great communication skills, and has experience as an educator.

This position, based out of a home office anywhere in the Canadian Columbia Basin, averages 28 hours/week over the course of the year (flexible working schedule) with some travel, evening and weekend work required. Salary is $37,856 – $39,312 per year, commensurate with experience. This position is entitled to 3 weeks of paid vacation, which can be used as accrued.

Key Dates:

  • November 27 – Job Post Opens
  • January 12 Job – Post Closes
  • January 15-17 – Interviews
  • ~January 20 – Candidate Selected
  • ~Feb 20 – March 13, 2020 – Transition Period, ~10-15 hours / week
  • March 13, 2020 – Preferred Start Date, 28 hours / week
  • March 12, 2021 – Anticipated End Date
  • March 13, 2021 – August 31, 2021 – Possible Extension, ~10-15 hours / week

Please submit a resume and cover letter by January 12 to: https://cbeen.ca/job-application

Job Description & Qualifications

CBEEN is the regional network for environmental education in the Columbia Basin. Our organization supports a community of engaged and effective environmental educators by connecting them with the best and most current resources, information, professional development and networking opportunities available. https://cbeen.ca/about-cbeen/

Wild Voices offers localized environmental learning experiences for K-12 students to better understand their relationship with the natural world, developed by the community mentors who deliver them. Wild Voices supports Community Educators through the development of place-based learning programs, provides an online platform for coordinating bookings, honoraria for educator’s time in delivery and subsidizes travel for both educators and classrooms to field study locations. https://cbeen.ca/wildvoices/

The Wild Voices Program Manager will be responsible for administering all aspects of the Wild Voices for Kids Program, supporting over 30 Community Educators and liaising with over 200 Teacher Clients. The ideal candidate will possess digital and financial literacy; a skill for written language and graphic design; a patient, understanding ear; an eye for strategic opportunities and a passion for environmental education. Working remotely from a home office, and primarily indoors, you will have the self-determination for remote work and a vision for the positive and long-term contributions of your role in environmental education in this region. The Wild Voices Program Manager will report to CBEEN’s Executive Director and will be supported by CBEEN’s Wild Voices Committee.

Job Activities

Administration

  • Administer bookings for programs conducted in six public School Districts and all the regions independent schools and homeschool programs.
  • Maintain a listing of all Wild Voices programs, ensuring they are current.
  • Educate and empower champions of the Wild Voices bookings system through outreach and support to School District Liaisons, teachers, administrators and educators.
  • Maintain orderly, navigable digital files for Wild Voices. Maintain sensitive documents through local, secure storage.
  • Organize, prepare materials for and chair bi-annual meetings of the Wild Voices Advisory Committee.
  • Participate in CBEEN Board of Director’s meetings, completing mandated action items that arise pertaining to Wild Voices.
  • Ensure that all Community Educators have submitted the required documentation to maintain their active status as an educator with Wild Voices.
  • Administer the Wild Voices Program Equipment Fund, and other special projects.
  • Support CBEEN’s Executive Director in other CBEEN projects and events, as requested.

Financial

  • Develop and adhere to an annual program budget approved by CBEEN’s Board of Directors.
  • Prospect, schedule and conduct all necessary fundraising and funder stewardship, including: grant applications, direct appeals, funder relations and acknowledgement, summaries and reports.
  • Maintain relations with key funders.
  • Complete monthly invoicing for all program-related disbursements.
  • Work closely with CBEEN’s bookkeeper to oversee program financials, particularly at FYE.
  • Support the development of CBEEN’s Environmental Education Endowment Fund.

Communications

  • Master and utilize various communications avenues to promote the Wild Voices program to teachers, including: email and social media communication, print and digital releases, and in-person presentations and outreach.
  • Act as spokesperson for the Wild Voices program and its educators.
  • Maintain effective and timely phone and email communications with all program partners, including: School Districts, Teachers, Community Educators and Funders.
  • Steward the Wild Voices Communications Strategy document and its deliverables.
  • Work closely with CBEEN’s web developer to continue to improve the effectiveness and user experience of the website and bookings system.
  • Contribute written content on the Wild Voices program to CBEEN’s Annual Report.

 

Program Development

  • Provide Community Educators with and promote resources and opportunities to support their individual professional development, as well as that of their programs.
  • Develop specific training opportunities for Community Educators as needs are identified.
  • Ensure a diversity of programs and adequate coverage across the Columbia Basin by recruiting new educators and engaging new partner organizations.
  • In collaboration with the Wild Voices Advisory Committee, facilitate (biannually) the review, addition and promotion of new Wild Voices programs.
  • Strengthen program linkages between education and local stewardship/conservation initiatives.

 

Education & Skills: The Ideal Candidate will have:

  • Proficiency and satisfaction in conducting administrative tasks.
  • Experience in school or non-profit administration.
  • The proven ability to be consistently positive, resourceful, and solution-based.
  • Demonstrated strength in customer service/client relations.
  • Interest in and capacity for remote and independent work.
  • Articulate, professional and lively phone/email communication skills.
  • Demonstrated interest in the natural world, environmental citizenry and K-12 learning.
  • Educational background in Education, Communication or Environmental Studies an asset.
  • Experience in grant writing and donor relations.
  • Financially literate, with understanding of budgeting and financial management.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, WordPress, Dropbox and other cloud-based computer applications.
  • Practice in graphic design. Photographic skills an asset.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite an asset.
  • BC Driver’s License, and access to a personal vehicle for work-related travel.
  • Provision of personal computer, phone and office utilities, including Microsoft Office software (or equivalent).

Please submit a resume and cover letter by January 12 to: https://cbeen.ca/job-application

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