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Executive Director - Coast Waste Management Association

Full Time • Posted Dec. 4

  • Organization: Coast Waste Management Association
  • Location: Vancouver Island, BC, CAN
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Company Description

The Coast Waste Management Association is a membership association serving the solid waste industry in coastal British Columbia. We are made up of over 160 member organizations, drawing from the private sector, local and regional governments and non-profit organizations on Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, Powell River, the Sunshine Coast as well as other regions across North America.


CWMA members are involved in such diverse activities as recycling, composting, deconstruction, extended product stewardship, waste disposal, environmental education and consulting, and managing solid waste facilities.


CWMA's aim is to encourage and promote local solutions for the management of waste; increase awareness and understanding of issues, problems and opportunities related to waste management; facilitate and promote communication between local, Federal and Provincial government, First Nations, business and non-government organisations regarding the management of waste.  We achieve this through regular email bulletins, newsletters, business luncheons and an annual conference

Job Description


Executive Director – Coast Waste Management Association

The Coast Waste Management Association (CWMA) is seeking an energetic and engaged Executive Director to lead the organization. Based on beautiful Vancouver Island, an area known for its outstanding natural beauty and recreation opportunities, 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. 

As the face of CWMA, you are a professional with a passion for the environment, waste management, and community engagement. You bring excellent communication and organizational skills, and experience in relationship building and working with community partners. You are a successful self-starter with a demonstrated interest in strategic development. 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



Desirable qualifications include a strong background in communications and event planning and promotion, social media marketing, waste and resource management, or environmental sustainability, and experience in non-profit management. A certificate in non-profit management is an asset but is not required. The successful applicant will possess a Class 5 Driver’s Licence and will be required to supply a police information check and a copy of their credentials. The CWMA does not possess a physical office meaning that the candidate will work from home or have access to an alternate workspace. Office expenses for CWMA will be paid by the organization.

Please submit your resume and cover letter by email to [email protected]. PDF copies are preferred.


Thank-you to all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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