Job Posting 69680

Executive Director
Raven Recycling Society
Whitehorse area, Whitehorse
closed 3 days ago (Fri, 9 Apr)
full time  •  $80,000 to $100,00 per annum


Deadline to submit: April 9, 2021


The Raven Recycling Society is the primary recycling processor in the Yukon Territory and continues to play a significant role in the responsible management of materials that currently are, or can be, recycled. While recognizing the many variables inherent to the waste management industry, Raven has been striving to be a financially viable and sustainable organization since 1982.
Raven Recycling Society is a not-for-profit social enterprise with charitable status. In reality, we operate as a business with all profits re-invested in the mission of the organization.

Position Summary

The executive director (ED) of Raven Recycling Society (Raven) receives direction from a volunteer Board of Directors (board), under the Policy Governance Model (Carver 2006: Boards that Make a Difference). Policy governance defines and guides the appropriate relationships between the board and its executive director. Board governance is at arms length from operations.
The ED leads the organization that provides recycling services across the Yukon, influences government policies and builds community support for Zero Waste initiatives. He/she defines their own duties and those of the 30+ staff members to fulfill the Board Ends. Daily operations demand the following skills: leadership, financial management, planning, strategic initiatives, and organizational management.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Leadership – 30%

  • Serving as the liaison between the Board and all Raven staff
  • Projecting Raven to the public as a social enterprise that takes its territorial role seriously, acts with integrity, and operates under the highest professional standards at all times
  • Developing and maintaining professional relationships with relevant government, business and industry employees, as well as elected officials – municipal, territorial, First Nation, federal
  • Maintaining accountability to the Board through regular reporting requirements, attendance at monthly Board meetings, participation in Board workshops and supporting Raven’s Annual General Meeting
  • Acting as a professional, knowledgeable spokesperson for Raven
  • Collaborating with other ‘like’ service organizations to ensure best practices, information sharing and capacity building

Organizational Management – 25%

  • Overseeing the recruitment and management of all employees, ensuring they follow safe work practices, and adhere to Raven policies and procedures
  • Ensuring regular staff communication and information dissemination
  • Overseeing the management of all Raven’s assets, ensuring their security and maintenance
  • Ensuring consistent training and professional development of Raven’s management team
  • Developing policies and procedures as required
  • Overseeing and developing risk management policies and procedures, protecting the organization, its employees and the Board
  • Identifying facility and equipment requirements with subsequent financial implications

Financial Management – 30%

  • Developing, administering all budgets and financial projections in a fiscally responsible manner
  • Managing the efficient and effective use of the organization’s resources
  • Identifying and resourcing capital funding requirements
  • Negotiating funding agreements or contracts, and ensuring contractual obligations are met

Planning and Strategic Initiatives – 10%

  • Designing and managing projects and programs to fulfill the Ends
  • Ensuring Raven is a leader on progressive material management processes
  • Identifying industry trends and imminent legislation and providing relevant information to the Board

Other Duties

  • As required



  • Experience operating a business or social enterprise
  • Proven supervisory experience in a setting that promotes teamwork, trust, and integrity
  • Experience in a leadership position that requires advanced visionary thinking, strategic planning and partnership building skills and abilities
  • Aptitude in financial management
  • Demonstrated commitment to the community
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


  • University degree or post-secondary diploma or certificate
  • Experience in working with a Board of Directors
  • Strong environmental commitment

Working Conditions

  • Occasional evenings and weekends
  • Occasional travel within the Yukon and Western Canada (1-3 trips/year)
  • Working in an office (90%) and industrial environment


Starting date: May 2021

Salary range: 80,000 to 100,000 per annum

Moving expenses may be negotiated.

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