Friday, December 01, 2006

[Opportunity] Mountain Equipment CO-OP - Director of Sustainability and Community Programs

Suddenly Directors of Sustainability are in high demand in Vancouver.

If the earlier mentioned opportunity at UBC didn't stir interest, perhaps Vancouver's venerable Mountain Equipment CO-OP (MEC) will.

Director of Sustainability and Community Programs - #06-047

What you'll be doing

  • Developing and managing social and environmental management systems and strategies to support MEC's Sustainability and Community programs

  • Overseeing and supporting the effective implementation of an organization-wide Sustainability and Community Network

  • Recruiting, developing, and mentoring Head Office Sustainability and Community Department staff

  • Leading program planning activities and participating in the annual business planning process

  • Participating in executive and board level strategic planning sessions to ensure the inclusion of sustainability strategies

  • Ensuring timely and accurate reporting of MEC's various community involvement and sustainability activities to the Board of Directors, staff, members, and external stakeholders

  • Developing and overseeing MEC's accountability report to detail social and environmental performance

  • Supporting the development and implementation of waste management, energy efficiency, and environmental risk management programs to reduce the environmental impacts associated with MEC's Sustainability and Community business operations

  • Facilitating community partnership programs including all forms of MEC support, sponsorships, mentorships, secondments, the Endowment Fund, and support of staff volunteerism

  • Working in collaboration with the Communications Department, develop and implement public policy advocacy plan

  • What you need to do it well

  • Post secondary degree in related discipline such as Environmental Science or Environmental Studies

  • Minimum 7 years related experience

  • Proven ability in developing, implementing, and managing sustainability and community programs

  • Extensive knowledge of the field of corporate social responsibility

  • Demonstrated leadership, project management, and planning skills

  • Ability to stimulate, influence, and manage change

  • Effective negotiation skills

  • Ability to establish effective networks within MEC and with external stakeholders

  • Strong public speaking skills

  • Exceptional communication skills, oral and written; French communication skills an asset

  • A passion for outdoor activities

  • Some national and international travel required

  • If this sounds like a good fit, then we should talk.

    If you're interested, submit resumé and cover letter, quoting posting #06-047 by December 11, 2006.

    Unlike UBC ... MEC posted this oppportunity with CBSR and BSR. Unfortunately MEC only "clicked and pasted" the announcement on the BSR site and missed the chance to inform BSR readers about the co-op. Shame they didn't take the initiative. Shame.

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