Executive Director; Eastern Charlotte Waterways

Job Title: 
Executive Director
Job Location: 
Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick, Canada
Full-Time - Permanent
CDN $55,000 - $80,000/year
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021


Job Title: Executive Director

Location: Black’s Harbour, New Brunswick

Employment type: full-time

Salary: $55,000-$80,000 depending on experience

Start date:  anticipated January 2021 start date

Eligibility: applicants must be Canadian citizens, or have permanent resident status

Job Purpose and Organization Description

Eastern Charlotte Waterways Inc. is an environmental not-for-profit organization based in Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick.  The Executive Director will oversee the day-to-day management of the organization, including project development, funding procurement, staff management, management of organizational and project budgets, and public awareness/relations.   This rewarding position provides an opportunity to refine diverse skills while contributing to one of New Brunswick’s longest-standing environmental organizations.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities of the Position

  • Carries out the goals and objectives of the organization as approved by the Board of Directors, and reports to the Board on the status and operation of the organization on a regular basis;
  • In consultation with Canadian governments, indigenous nations, academia, industry, and community members, identify environmental priorities, associated funding opportunities, and submit competitive and creative funding proposals to finance projects;
  •  Secure, oversee and report on operational finances;
  •  Direct the recruitment, management, and orientation of staff;
  • Manage relationships and correspondence with stakeholders from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors, as well as individual volunteers and board members;
  •  Procure contracts for the provision of sample collection and analytical services;
  •  Assume primary responsibility for networking and promotion, developing and maintaining partnerships;
  •  Identify, pursue, and implement business development opportunities for ECW’s accredited laboratory;
  •  Monitor and report on project progress, track deliverables, and revise project activities accordingly in conjunction with project staff;
  •  Plan and monitor the allocation of resources (human, financial, and physical) to projects to ensure adherence to budgets and financial reporting requirements;
  •  Review the quality of project tasks regularly and evaluate project outcomes to maintain high standards;
  • Write and edit reports to communicate progress to funders, to disseminate information to stakeholders, and to document project outcomes in technical and scientific formats;
  • Deliver public presentations and assume PR responsibilities in relation to the organization’s activities and policies;
  • Participate meaningfully on multi-stakeholder committees to address issues of local environmental, economic, and social concern.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant scientific discipline, or a suitable combination of academic and practical experience in the environmental or sustainability fields
  • Candidates with an academic or practical background in business or management will be considered, provided other essential qualifications are met
  • Candidates with post-graduate experience will be looked upon favourably, particularly in the discipline of Environmental Management or Sustainability

Essential Qualifications

  • A minimum of four years of relevant work experience, in the fields of environmental science/sustainability, or business administration/management
  • Strong writing and public speaking skills
  • Strong environmental ethic and enthusiasm for public engagement in environmental issues
  • Experience working with multi-stakeholder groups, indigenous government, and Canadian governments
  • Strong leadership skills, with ability to motivate others
  • Familiarity with Microsoft software – Excel, Word, and Powerpoint
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask

Asset Qualifications

  • Managerial or administrative experience in a not-for-profit environment
  • Experience in small business development and financing, or customer service relations
  • Experience writing the following: project/grant proposals and reports, technical reports, academic journals
  • Knowledge of environmental legislation in New Brunswick
  • Knowledge of current resource conflicts in rural and coastal New Brunswick
  • Experience in business/organizational promotion
  • Experience increasing volunteer engagement
  • Experience with GIS software, social media, and publishing software
  • Understanding of aquatic ecosystem dynamics and full spectrum sustainability principles

To apply for this position, please email a cover letter and resume to info [at] ecw.ngo by 5pm on {closing date}, with the subject line heading "Executive Director Application".  We thank all those who apply for their interest in this opportunity, however due to the volume of applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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