Out of committee

Vision Vancouver city councillor and Western Canada Wilderness Committee executive director Andrea Reimer will soon be taking off one of her hats. The wilderness committee is in the process of hiring a replacement for Ms. Reimer, with yesterday having been the closing date to submit an application. In an interview with Public Eye, the city councillor said she intended to leave the committee earlier. But Ms. Reimer choose to help ensure it wasn't impacted by the economic recession - a goal she said has been achieved. "I am, as you know, pretty invested in the organization and it's success," Ms. Reimer explained. "And there were persuasive arguments that going through the recession and a leadership transition at the same time was a lot to go through." The following is a complete copy of the job posting for that position.

Closing Date: Monday, January 18, 2010 5:00 PM PST

Location: Vancouver Head Office

Salary: $40,000 - $45,000 commensurate with experience

The successful candidate for Executive Director will work in consensus with the organization's Executive Team to provide Leadership and plan and manage Operations, Programs, Finances, Fundraising and Human Resources.

Essential Experience & Skills

Minimum of five years recent (within past 5 years) experience in grassroots non-profit work environment
Minimum of five years recent experience in a senior decision-making role
Strong, demonstrated abilities at fundraising, budget management, human resources and strategic planning
Exceptional oral and written communications skills
Experience working collaboratively with both individuals and organizations that have diverse points of reference
Essential Attitudes

Passion for Canada's wild life and wild places
Service-oriented leadership
Focused on outcomes, not outputs
Team player
At ease making difficult decisions on challenging timelines
How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to: leadership@wildernesscommittee.org or by fax to 604-683-8229. PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS OR DROP INS. We thank all candidates for their interest and regret that only those candidates who are short-listed for interviews will be contacted.

Closing date for applications: Monday, January 18, 2010, 5 PM PST.

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