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Director of Fundraising and Operations

Living Lakes Canada is seeking a full-time Director of Fundraising and Operations to join our growing team who are all incredibly dedicated and passionate about all things water!

  • Location: The applicant can be based from anywhere in Canada, but preference will be given to applicants who live in British Columbia and specifically in the Columbia Basin where many of our projects are currently located. Our office is located in Nelson, BC where the majority of our staff work. Ideally, the successful candidate will be able to periodically visit the office for meetings.
  • Salary Range: $60,000 – $70,000 depending on experience
  • Application Deadline: The deadline to apply is July 10, 2020. Preference will be given to candidates who are able to start on July 20.


About Living Lakes Canada:

Living Lakes Canada bridges the gap between science and action to foster citizen-based water stewardship. Our mandate is to help Canadians understand the intimate connections between water quantity, water quality, land-use, climate change, biodiversity, and healthy human communities by building a water stewardship ethic that we can be proud of.

Living Lakes Canada is affiliated with Living Lakes International, a global network of over 120 non-government organizations that share the mission to enhance the protection, restoration and rehabilitation of lakes, rivers, wetlands and watersheds throughout the world. Living Lakes Canada is a registered BC Society and charitable organization.


Position Description:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Fundraising and Operations (DFO) will be responsible for managing and overseeing fundraising within the organization to ensure financial health. The DFO will also support the overall strategic and operational leadership of LLC. Key responsibilities will include leading fundraising, promoting the organizational vision and mission, fostering a culture of collegiality, collaboration, mentorship and learning, being an effective communicator on behalf of the organization and it’s programs.




  • Develop strong relationships with existing and new funding partners in addition to researching, writing, and submitting funding proposals and reports.
  • Oversees implementation of a fundraising plan, sourcing of funds and the allocation of fiscal and material resources.
  • Tracking all grant deadlines and managing and supporting each Program Manager in applying for grants.

Operations and Human Resource Leadership

  • Guides staff and contractors to execute and report on annual operational plans and key performance indicators.
  • Ensures that all business is managed in an effective, efficient, open and transparent manner and that all contractual obligations are fulfilled.
  • Supports management and review of contractor and employee reporting.
  • Supports the management of all human resources including the implementation of progressive and fiscally sound policies and procedures; and the recruitment, hiring, termination, supervision, training, development, evaluations and compensation of staff and contractors. This will be done in collaboration with the Administrative Director of the organization.


Core Competencies:

  • Experience leading successful fundraising campaigns and sourcing continuous revenue.
  • A proven and effective agent for social and/or environmental change.
  • Strong interpersonal skills that inspire commitment, collaboration and teamwork.
  • Communicates effectively, both verbally and in writing, with diverse audiences and the media.
  • Adaptable, strategic thinker with the capacity to manage and lead change.
  • Capacity to identify common interests and negotiate solutions involving diverse stakeholders.
  • Trustworthy leadership stature, projecting confidence and composure.
  • Trustworthy leader who demonstrates openness, trust, ethics and integrity.
  • Results oriented business and organizational development skills with the capacity to identify and act on opportunities.
  • Models, inspires and nurtures a learning orientation and culture.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to the empowerment, development and mentoring of staff.
  • Commitment to building effective and inclusive networks to further organizational goals.



A graduate degree in a relevant field such as environmental studies, politics, public policy, or communications and a minimum of 5 years of leadership roles within a not-for-profit organization, or an equivalent of education, training and experience. 

Preference will be given to applicants with a background in water.


To Apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter with references to no later than July 10, 2020 at 5 p.m. PST.


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