REMOTE JOB: CANADA – Indigenous Climate Action, Director of Operations

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 30, 2020

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Indigenous Climate Action (ICA) is looking for someone with passion, who enjoys working on a team, setting precedents, and is committed to true Indigenous Climate Justice to serve as its Director of Operations in a REMOTE full-time position. ICA has no centralized office and all staff and employees work from various locations across the country.

About Indigenous Climate Action

At ICA we inspire climate action by centering Indigenous nationhood and autonomy as a primary climate solution. ICA provides tools for our communities, promotes sustainable ways of life and uplifts our solutions and voices within the climate crisis. As Indigenous Peoples, we must realize that we are our own experts.

Together we support a world with sovereign and thriving Indigenous Peoples and cultures leading climate justice for all. For more information go to our website.

Position Summary

The role of the Director of Operations is to work with the Executive Director (ED), Indigenous Climate Action team, and the ICA Executive Steering Committee (ESC) and National Steering Committee (SC) to secure operational excellence.

The Director of Operations (DOO) will take the lead in developing ICA’s foundation, processes, policies, and strategic planning. This person will support ICA to deliver essential core activities and to fulfill the organization’s mission and values to make the vision become a reality with integrity. They will be experienced in management and able to scale an organization amongst a remote and diverse working environment. The DOO will bring efficient and effective systems to increase organizational productivity while maintaining creative drive and divergent thought leading to implementation of new ideas and projects. They must be able to align their workflow to assist programs and leadership as needed while cultivating and enriching their work independently. This person will have a background in finance, human resources, and communications in tandem to their organizational accomplishments. Importantly, the successful DOO will have the skills, sensitivity, and personal confidence to tap into the power that each member of the team brings to this mission-focused organization.

The position requires demonstrated competency in the following areas:

  • Foundational and operational: policy creation, procedure formation
  • Organizational and strategic planning: management, prioritization
  • Human resources: communications, team support
  • Finance: support final reporting, budget preparation, related software
  • Communications: interpersonal, committee, public, government, online, social media, transparent

The Director of Operations’ duties are as follows:

  • Partner with the ED, ESC, and SC in essential core activities including administration, organizational and strategic planning, and human resources for all programs
  • Coordinate with all programs at ICA developing a broad and rooted knowledge of the entire scope of work
  • Identify and implement best practices and improve internal systems keeping in mind expansion of ICA and programming needs including addressing organizational challenges and accomplishments
  • Engage in mentoring/coaching, ask for and provide where fit
  • Manage segments of information technology, human resources including reviews, staff deployment/ balancing workload, career progression, and recruiting
  • Structure and lead projects to deliver outstanding results
  • Share in knowledge dissemination, reporting, and communications
  • Planning organizational development through face-to-face meetings, conferences, workshops
  • Oversee budgeting, reporting, planning, and auditing.
  • Ensure program directives operate consistently and ethically within the mission and values
  • Support team communications to help advance comprehensive and succinct methods of correspondence and ensure work plan and project planning are effective and efficient.
  • Build strong relationships internally and externally including relationships to funders to help secure ICA financially
  • Represent ICA at conferences, workshops, and community events

Qualifications + Requirements:

  • Passionate about the mission, values, and goals of ICA
  • Strong aptitude in organizational development, financial budgeting, recording and reporting, strategic planning, governance, policy building, written and verbal communications, system and process building, program management skills
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, flexible, innovative approach to operational management
  • Decisive and analytic decision maker able to prioritize and communicate key objectives and tactics necessary to achieve goals
  • Understanding of general finance and budgeting, including profit and loss, balance sheet and cash-flow management
  • Ability to build consensus and relationships among leadership team, partners, and staff

SALARY: $60,000 – $70,000 annual salary (pro-rated) depending on qualifications

START DATE For Position: Open

CLOSING DATE For Applications: August 13, 2020 at 5pm EST.

Interested candidates should forward a resume and cover letter to

We thank all applicants for their interest in the position. We will only contact those selected for an interview

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