Friday, January 06, 2006

Employment Opportunity: SmartGrowth BC

Smart Growth BC is launching a new social enterprise – a fee-for-service consultancy – and is looking for a dynamic and experienced Manager of Advisory Services to develop, manage and grow this new Advisory Services Program.

The Smart Growth Advisory Services Program will provide mission-based services to municipalities and businesses to assist in smart growth planning and implementation. We are looking for a unique combination of skills and qualities; the ideal candidate will be ready to hit the ground running on March 1st and looks like this:

As the representative of Smart Growth BC at the frontlines of local government, the development sector, and communities, you are a true diplomat for the organization and for the principles of smart growth. You are passionate about community livability, and have a solid understanding of smart growth, community planning and development issues. You are an excellent salesperson and are fantastic at developing and marketing ideas and projects. You have 4-10 years of experience working in a professional consulting environment, with a minimum of 2 years as a senior team leader for consulting projects, including considerable experience in developing a client base and securing projects. You have a solid understanding of Smart Growth BC’s potential clients and have worked with this client base. You have a demonstrated ability to set-up and manage consulting systems and procedures, to scope and cost projects, as well as to identify, assemble and manage interdisciplinary teams.

You have exceptionally strong interpersonal, communications and writing skills and a well-developed financial skill set. You have business or program start-up experience, and are comfortable and able to manage risk. Your academic background preferably includes a masters degree in a related field; professional training in a smart growth-related field is also preferred, but not required. A personal fit with smart growth values is essential.

This is a full-time position. Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. Base salary plus performance bonus will comprise an attractive compensation package.

If this unique position appeals to you, please submit a resume with covering letter describing your qualifications, experience and interest by 5pm, Friday, January 27, by post or email to:

Re: SGAS Manager Position
Smart Growth B.C.
201-402 West Pender Street Vancouver, B.C.
V6B 1T6

For more information on Smart Growth BC, please check out their website.
Tags: for:vsef, Social Enterprise, Nonprofit


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