ALUS Associate Hub Manager, Ontario

Position: ALUS Associate Hub Manager, Ontario
Location: Ontario, Canada
Type: Permanent, full-time
Apply before : October 18, 2022

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

ALUS is a national charitable organization that helps farmers and ranchers build nature-based solutions on their land to sustain agriculture and biodiversity for the benefit of communities and future generations. ALUS provides expertise, resources and direct financial support for the establishment, management, and stewardship of these ecosystem services. ALUS’ New Acre Project helps purpose-driven corporations go beyond their sustainability objectives and invest in the next-generation of conservation to generate positive impacts in the communities where they operate. Through New Acre Project, corporations are enabling these communities to become more resilient and empowering farmers and ranchers to build nature-based solutions on their land, one acre at a time.

ALUS is built on an innovative, authentic, reputable, engaged, caring and inclusive work culture and offers a decentralized work environment made up of expert driven self-starters, working across Canada. 

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

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

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)
  • Support the start-up of new communities
  • Train and support new ALUS Program Coordinators and PACs, and troubleshoot issues with new and existing communities
  • Participate in planning events and tours to stimulate interest and support for ALUS in the local community, particularly the business community
  • Support community-level project verification annually
  • Ongoing management of the funding allocations and deliverable targeting process
  • Organize hub-level and national-level conferences and events and develop content.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.
  • Provide administrative support (e.g., update contract details, invoicing, etc.)
  • Be a key contributor to the national ALUS strategic management 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

    • Explore opportunities with new partners and funding agencies/organizations/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

    • University or college degree or equivalent experience.
    • 5+ years’ experience in a management position (business, agricultural or environmental field an asset).
    • 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 and familiarity with Microsoft Office including Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel.
    • Familiarity with Sharepoint an asset.
    • Fundraising or grant-writing, and financial management experience preferred.
    • Able to multi-task and handle multiple priorities with tight deadlines.
    • Time management and the ability to work independently.

    WORKING ENVIRONMENT AND COMPENSATION

    • Normal working hours are Monday to Friday; 35 hours per week, remote.
    • 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.
    • 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 candidate’s 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?

    A Canadian success story – ALUS grew from a group of farmers in Blanshard, Manitoba, in 2006, to a national network of over with over 35 community partners in six provinces who have voluntarily adopted the program, enrolling over 1,400 farmers and ranchers nationwide.

    We believe in sustaining agriculture, wildlife and natural spaces for communities and future generations. Together, we improve the world we live in one acre at a time. 

    We provide outstanding career opportunities and a phenomenal collaborative culture where creativity, passion, integrity and transparency are key values. Our workforce is filled with genuinely good people who are doing humbly important work. We want to grow together, and we have a clear vision of the future.

    ALUS is a tight knit team but has always 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

    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. 

     

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please submit your resume and cover letter as one document with your name in the title (Microsoft Word or Adobe pdf) to [email protected] by October 18, 2022.  Only those candidates requested for an interview will be contacted.