ALUS Eastern Hub Manager

Position: ALUS Eastern Hub Manager
Location: Eastern Ontario and Quebec, Canada
Apply before : November 24, 2021, 5pm

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

ALUS is a national charitable organization that helps more than one thousand farmers and ranchers build nature-based solutions on their lands to support agricultural and climate resiliency and increase biodiversity for the benefit of communities and future generations. ALUS operates in more than thirty communities across Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec and Prince Edward Island.

ALUS is built on an innovative, authentic, engaged, caring and inclusive work culture and offers a decentralized work environment made up of driven and passionate self-starters, working across Canada. At ALUS we value creativity, passion, integrity and strongly believe that transparency builds trust which is essential to develop great teams that can make the impossible, possible.

 

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 Quebec and Eastern Ontario. The Hub Manager will act as the liaison between ALUS Canada and the ALUS communities. They will support the delivery of the ALUS program in those regions, 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 Quebec 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 management and coordination, financial management, grant writing and reporting, outreach and communications. This position is work-from-home, some travel to attend meetings will be required.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Program Delivery

  • Act as the main liaison between ALUS Canada and local ALUS community programs
  • Support the delivery and implementation of the ALUS Program on agricultural in Eastern Ontario and Quebec
  • 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 PAC’s act as the local ALUS steering committee)
  • Support the start up of new communities when funding is available
  • Train and support new ALUS Program Coordinators and PAC’s in new communities, 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.
  • Manage and oversee community level project verification annually
  • 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.
  • Ongoing management of the allocations and targeting process

Government Relations

  • Track existing and emerging policy development opportunities
  • Network with provincial government leaders and bureaucrats
  • Attend relevant events and act as the ALUS representative

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
  • 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 communication skills: outgoing personality with strong written and verbal skills, and a persuasive speaker and excellent listener
  • Excellent word processing skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office including Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel
  • An ability to solicit local businesses and individuals directly for ALUS support
  • Able to multi-task and handle multiple priorities with tight deadlines.
  • Fundraising or grant-writing, and financial management experience preferred
  • Time management and the ability to work independently
  • Fully bilingual (French and English) essential

 WORKING ENVIRONMENT AND COMPENSATION

  • Normal working hours are Monday to Friday; 36 hours per week.
  • Frequent evening work and some travel is required.
  • Opportunity to work from home or in a shared workspace.
  • Compensation is commensurate with experience and education.

 

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 lbishop@alus.ca by 5pm, November 24th, 2021.  Only those candidates requested for an interview will be contacted.