International Institute for Sustainable Development

Environmental Group Executive Director

Job description


  • Allocate material, human and financial resources to implement organizational policies and programs
  • Establish financial and administrative controls; formulate and approve promotional campaigns; and approve overall human resources planning
  • Represent the organization, or delegate representatives to act on behalf of the organization, in negotiations or other official functions
  • Select middle managers, directors or other executive staff; delegate the necessary authority to them and create optimum working conditions
  • Participate in fundraising activities for charity or non-profit organizations
  • Develop and organize workshops, meetings, ceremonies and other events for publicity, fundraising and information purposes
  • Develop sponsorship, partnership or fundraising programs
  • Direct and advise professional and non-professional staff
  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the delivery of social and community service programs
  • Administer the programs of non-governmental organizations involved with social issues
  • Establish administrative procedures
  • Represent their respective organizations for the purpose of government liaison and media relations
  • Participate in policy development by preparing reports and briefs for management committees and working groups
  • Hire and provide training for professional and non-professional staff

Area of Specialization

  • Development
  • Environmental protection

Area of Work Experience

  • Strategic planning
  • Environmental management
  • Environmental monitoring

Budgetary Responsibility

  • $4,000,001 - $8,000,000

Personal Suitability

  • Accurate
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Excellent written communication
  • Flexibility
  • Judgement
  • Organized
  • Team player
  • Values and ethics
  • Initiative
  • Interpersonal awareness
  • Dependability
  • Reliability

Resource Usage and Environmental Studies

  • Natural resources policy evaluation

Scientific Specialization

  • Climate change

Security and Safety

  • Valid passport


  • 3-4 people

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • Tight deadlines
  • Attention to detail
  • Large workload

Work Setting

  • Willing to relocate
  • Relocation costs covered by employer
  • Environmental and conservation society
  • Associations and non profit organizations
  • Urban area
  • International organization or agency

Financial benefits

  • Bonus

Health benefits

  • Dental plan
  • Disability benefits
  • Health care plan
  • Paramedical services coverage
  • Vision care benefits

Work Site Environment

  • Air conditioned

Long term benefits

  • Group insurance benefits
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term care insurance
  • Maternity and parental benefits
  • Other benefits

Other benefits

  • Learning/training paid by employer
  • Paid time off (volunteering or personal days)
  • Team building opportunities
  • Travel insurance
  • Variable or compressed work week
  • Wellness program


  • English

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