Associate Hub Manager – West

Position: Associate Hub Manager – West
Location: Anywhere in Alberta
Type: Permanent, full-time
Apply before : February 21, 2024

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

ALUS is a national charitable organization that harnesses the land, skills and knowledge of farmers and ranchers to deliver nature-based solutions to biodiversity loss and climate change for communities and future generations. ALUS relies on the support of governments, corporations and philanthropic foundations that invest in its nature-based climate solutions to generate positive environmental, economic and social benefits in their communities. 

ALUS is built on an intrapreneurial, caring and inclusive work culture, and offers a decentralized work environment.

POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Senior Western Hub Manager, you will be responsible for supporting community partners to deliver the ALUS programming, primarily in Alberta.  You will also work with different project teams across Canada within ALUS as needed. 

The Associate Hub Manager position requires a wide breadth of skills and expertise including management and coordination, financial management, grant writing and reporting, outreach, and communications. This is a remote position with a significant amount of travel required, primarily within Alberta.  

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Program Delivery  

    • The Associate Hub Manager will provide support to ALUS communities in the Western Hub (primarily Alberta) and may provide support nationwide as needed. 
    • Support municipal partners in the delivery and implementation of the ALUS Program in rural communities. 
    • Ensure ALUS communities are implementing the ALUS Program within the established principles, protocols, forecasted timeframes, targets and budget.  
    • Participate regularly in local Partnership Advisory Committee (PAC) meetings (the PACs act as the local ALUS steering committees).  
    • Support communities’ strategic planning and budgeting process.  
    • Support communities with data entry and reporting via ALUS Canada’s proprietary database system including acting as a liaison between communities and database technical support staff. 
    • Train and support new ALUS Program Coordinators and PACs and troubleshoot issues with new and existing communities.  
    • Manage and oversee community-level third-party project verification annually. 
    • Be a key contributor to the national ALUS Program Leadership Team providing advice and leadership in creating a sustainable and effective ALUS entity.  
    • Represent the Program Leadership Team on various committees. 
    • Ongoing management of the funding allocations and deliverable targeting process.  
    • Participate in planning events and tours to stimulate interest and support for ALUS or for internal audiences.  

    Grant Management and Fund Development 

    • Support the ALUS Fund Development Team to explore opportunities with new partners and funding agencies/organizations/sources to build support for furthering the ALUS concept at the local, provincial and federal levels. 
    • Support community and provincial level grant and fund development by collecting pertinent information from community partners and writing or reviewing grant applications. 
    • Steward grant deliverables and budgets for timely and on-budget completion. 
    • Prepare progress reports for various grant funders. 
    • Review and collate community reports for ALUS Canada biannually. 
    • Data entry and management within Salesforce.  

    Outreach and Communications 

    • Support marketing and communication efforts at the community and provincial level. 
    • Support communities to implement and adhere to ALUS Canada’s brand recognition and logo use guidelines. 
    • Present the ALUS concept to a variety of audiences. 
    • Collect content such as photos, project information, or quotes for producer or community profiles, e-newsletters, blog posts, etc. 
    • Represent ALUS at relevant events, committees, etc.  

 SKILLS, ATTRIBUTES AND EXPERIENCE

  • The basics: At least 5 years’ relevant experience and a university degree in a related field (e.g. non-profit management, biological sciences, environmental sciences). 
  • Skills:
    • Financial management experience with complex and dynamic budgets. 
    • Outstanding communication skills: strong written and verbal skills, a confident speaker and excellent listener. 
    • Practical understanding of ecological restoration and agricultural practices. 
    • Experience with Microsoft systems (e.g. Teams, SharePoint, Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and Salesforce is an asset. 
    • Fundraising or grant-writing experience preferred. 
  • How you work: Strong interpersonal skills with experience fostering partnerships and collaboration, including leadership and management without direct control. Demonstrated teamwork, preference for remote collaborative work.  Able to multi-task and handle multiple priorities with tight deadlines. 
  • Mindset: You have a high level of personal integrity and excel at working independently on several projects at once. You have a collaborative and creative attitude and enjoy being part of multidisciplinary teams. You enjoy problem solving and you are a flexible thinker.  
  • Also: Basic knowledge of the sustainable agriculture concept and previous experience in the environmental non-profit sector are strong assets, but an innate curiosity and growth mindset are a must.
  • Bilingualism (English and French) is a bonus.  

WORKING ENVIRONMENT AND COMPENSATION

  • Normal working hours are Monday to Friday; 35 hours per week, remote. 
  • Occasional travel for field visits, events and team meetings. 
  • Infrequent evening or weekend work as well as occasional travel required to be on the field or for in-person team meetings. 
  • ALUS Canada does not have a centralized office space; The person will work from a home office, which may be located anywhere in Canada with reliable access to high-speed internet. 
  • The candidate will be required to work from a computer that can support Microsoft Office 365 for Business, including Teams for video conferences. This may be the candidates own computer or a computer provided by ALUS.  
  • Employees are provided with a benefits package including health, dental, vision, life insurance, and disability insurance. 
  • Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience, education and skill set. 

WHY ALUS?

Together, we’re improving the world we live in, one acre at a time. In response to the twin crises of biodiversity and climate, we are advocating collaboration and proposing local solutions to a global challenge to create long-term prosperity.   

Our growth speaks for itself—ALUS has gone from a small group of farmers in 2006 to a national network of more than 38 communities in six provinces, bringing together over 1,600 farmers and ranchers nationwide. 

We provide outstanding career opportunities and a phenomenal collaborative culture where creativity, passion, integrity and transparence are key values. Our workforce is filled with genuinely good people who are doing humbly important work. We want to grow together by offering internal professional development opportunities. 

ALUS is a close-knit team, but always has been and always will be a remote organization. You can work from your home and enjoy a flexible schedule, with some opportunities to travel within Canada. 
 

COMMITMENT TO EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

At ALUS, we strive to create a welcoming, safe and respectful workplace where people of all experiences and backgrounds can thrive and reach their full potential. Our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) principles are reflected in our human resources practices, communications, programs and partnerships. 

ALUS believes that all people are entitled to equal employment opportunity. It is the policy of ALUS that all personnel actions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, and terminations will be taken without regard to race, age, religion, marital status, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, ancestry, sexual orientation, or any other class protected by law. ALUS is committed to maintaining a work environment that is free of discrimination based upon any of these factors.  

We invite applicants to request accommodation, as required, throughout the application and hiring process.

 

HOW TO APPLY

  • Please submit your resume and cover letter in PDF Format, as one document with your name in the title, to jobs@alus.ca by February 21, 2024. 
  • Due to the volume of applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  
  • References will be requested and vetted at a later date.