B.C.'s Coast Waste Management Association to hire new Executive Director
The Coast Waste Management Association (CWMA) is seeking an energetic and engaged Executive Director to lead the organization. Based on Vancouver Island, the CWMA fosters environmental leadership and best practices by providing a forum for discussion, education and networking. With more than 160 members, CWMA is dedicated to improving waste and environmental management in coastal communities and across BC.
The position became available after Executive Director, Will Burrows, tendered his resignation, effective December 31, 2018.
According to a statement from the CWMA, "For the past 11 years the CWMA has benefitted greatly from having Will as its Executive Director. Over that period our membership has grown, our reach and relevance has extended beyond our immediate region, we have hosted successful conferences and networking events, and we continue to fulfill our mission of 'fostering environmental leadership and best practices by providing a forum for discussion, education and networking.'"
According to CWMA chair Harmony Huffman, "While all those achievements are the result of teamwork, we know that Will is a large part of our success. Although Will has agreed to continue to support the day-to-day operations of CWMA until a replacement is found, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Will, and his family, on behalf of the Board, for the time and effort they have invested in CWMA. He will be greatly missed. I'd also like to ask our members for your support as we begin the challenging task of replacing him."
As the new face of CWMA, the organization says they are looking for a professional with a passion for the environment, waste management, and community engagement. The right candidate will bring excellent communication and organizational skills, and experience in relationship building and working with community partners.
The successful applicant will be responsible for:
Strategic Planning for the organization, including providing input on strategic direction, strategies for member retention and growth, and identifying funding opportunities.
Event planning and organization, including the annual CWMA Conference as well as two to three luncheon events per year
Communication including development and implementation of a social media strategy and preparation of a weekly member newsletter, website and social media updates
Administration including chairing a conference planning committee, organizing Board of Director's meetings and the Annual General Meeting, records maintenance, managing correspondence and soliciting member feedback
Financial management including preparation of an annual operating budget, quarterly assurance reports and financial statements
Performance of other related duties as required.
Application closing date is Friday, January 4, 2019.