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Nature Based Solutions, Biodiversity & Climate

Position: Associate Hub Manager – East (bilingual)
Organization: ALUS
Location: remote; some travel to attend meetings and events in Ontario and Quebec
Type: Permanent, full-time

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)
  • 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 communitie

SKILLS, ATTRIBUTES AND EXPERIENCE

  • Must be fully bilingual in French and English
  • 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.
  • 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 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?

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.

Please indicate you saw this posting at FoodWork.

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.


 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 9 2024    ID: 70222