Bilingual Associate Hub Manager – East

Position: Bilingual Associate Hub Manager – East
Location: Ontario or Quebec, Canada
Type: Permanent, full-time
Apply before : February 23, 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

As a member of the Program Leadership team, the fully bilingual candidate will be responsible to support program coordination, oversight, and management. They will support the delivery of the ALUS program as needed, including allocating funding, ensuring targets are met and overseeing reporting and verification. The Associate Hub Manager will facilitate efforts to strengthen the capacity and awareness of ALUS in Ontario and Quebec and will successfully transfer the ALUS concept into new communities in the East as well as ensure ALUS is well understood by the appropriate provincial government agencies and other relevant organizations. The Associate Hub Manager will act as the liaison between ALUS National and the regional ALUS community partners. This position will include some networking with the relevant provincial government agencies and interested corporations to ensure they understand the value of the program. You will also work with different project teams within ALUS as needed.

This position requires a wide breadth of skills and expertise including administration, management, coordination, financial management, grant writing and reporting, outreach and communications. This position is work-from-home, travel to attend meetings and events will be required.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Program Delivery  
    • Support the Hub Managers in the delivery and implementation of the ALUS Program in rural communities.
    • Support communities’ strategic planning and budgeting process.
    • 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)
    • Train and support new ALUS Program Coordinators and PACs, and troubleshoot issues with new and existing communities.
    • Support community-level project verification annually.
    • Ongoing management of the funding allocations and deliverable targeting process.
    • Support communities with data entry and reporting via ALUS’s proprietary database system including acting as a liaison between communities and database technical support staff.
    • Provide administrative support (e.g., update contract details, invoicing, etc.).
    • Organize hub-level and national-level conferences and events & participate in planning events and tours.
    • Be a key contributor to the ALUS national team and program operations team by providing expert advice and leadership to ensure the continuity and growth of the ALUS program.

    Grant Management and Fund Development 

    • Participate in exploring opportunities with new partners and funding sources for building support for furthering the ALUS concept at a local, provincial, and federal level.
    • Support community and provincial level grant and fund development.
    • 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.

    Outreach and Communications 

    • Support marketing and communication efforts at the community and provincial levels.
    • Identify opportunities for communities to connect/share information.
    • Present the ALUS concept to new interested communities.

 SKILLS, ATTRIBUTES AND EXPERIENCE

  • Essential: Must be fully bilingual in French and English
  • The basics: University or college degree or equivalent experience and 5+ years’ experience in a management position (business, agricultural or environmental field an asset).
  • Skills:
    • Practical understanding of ecological restoration and agricultural practices. 
    • Outstanding administration skills, financial literacy.
    • Strong communication skills: engaging personality with excellent written and verbal skills, a persuasive speaker and excellent listener.
    • Excellent word processing skills. Familiarity with Microsoft systems (e.g. Teams, SharePoint, Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and Salesforce is an asset. 
    • Fundraising or grant-writing, and financial management 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 manage their time, multi-task, handle multiple priorities with tight deadlines and work independently.
  • 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: Previous experience in the environmental non-profit sector is a strong asset, but an innate curiosity and growth mindset are a must.

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 lbishop@alus.ca by February 23, 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.