Job posting: Executive Director for Sierra Club BC



Sierra Club of BC Foundation is a non-profit environmental and social justice organization whose mission is to protect and conserve British Columbia’s wilderness, species ecosystems and humans, within the urgent context of global climate change. We advocate the responsible use of B.C.’s natural resources while promoting a modern, equitable economy that sustains our planet in every way. Sierra Club BC works with First Nations and all levels of government to provide sciencebased conservation viewpoints and advice on policy decisions that affect a range of environmental issues. Based in Victoria, B.C., we are a dynamic and influential organization. Learn more at

Position Summary:

As Executive Director, you are highly-experienced, visionary, policy-oriented, and a strategic thinker. You are fiscally responsible, deeply knowledgeable about environmental issues in B.C. and beyond, skilled at government relations, and have a proven track record in management and fundraising. You are able to work with people from diverse backgrounds and engage constructively with a wide range of stakeholders, including scientists, industry, First Nations, corporations, foundations, senior bureaucrats and elected officials. You hold compelling communication and interpersonal skills, are adept at media interviews, and display energy and professionalism. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and leads a Management Team that is responsible for overall strategic direction and overseeing operations, including fiscal management, fundraising, policy, programs, campaigns, communications, public relations, and human resources.


Responsibilities include:

  • Fundraising and Financial Management
  • Program Support and Strategic Planning
  • Human Resources and Team Building
  • Communications
  • Government Relations
  • Board Development and Support

Working Conditions:

This is a full-time position. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications and is competitive within the environmental non-profit sector. We offer a generous vacation allowance and a solid benefits package. The position is based in Victoria B.C., with some travel required, especially to the Lower Mainland. Some weekend and evening work required. Sierra Club BC is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, Indigenous people, people of colour, and LGBTQIA and individuals from other diverse communities to apply.

To Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume with three references and a statement of interest with your name and the words “Application for Executive Director” in the Subject Line to Sierra Club BC Office Manager Lynn Bakken at Documents may be sent in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. No phone calls please. Only applicants short-listed will be contacted. Deadline for application: Friday, March 3rd, 2017.

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