YTEN Interim Coordinator Job description - January 28, 2008

Yukon Environmental Network

Detailed Contract Description


Posted January 28, 2008

The Yukon Environmental Network (YTEN) supports, facilitates and advances the work of its member groups to protect the earth and promote ecologically sounds ways of life, through: alliance building; capacity building; effective government liaison; and public education.

The Interim Coordinator’s responsibilities are to oversee and manage all aspects of the day-to-day operations of YTEN, which includes the following duties.

  1. Meet requirements of deliverables as per the Memorandum of Understanding with the Canadian Environmental Network (RCEN) which includes:
    1. Producing final quarterly update for 2007-08
    2. producing 2007-8 activity report
    3. producing 2007-8 financial report
    4. participating in monthly teleconferences

  1. Produce weekly e-bulletin and respond to information requests from member groups.

  1. Liaise with YTEN Board: coordinate meetings, prepare agenda and minutes, communicate with Board and keep Board informed of relevant matters in a timely fashion, and ensure Board and YTEN policies are carried out.

  1. Manage budget and finances: maintain accurate and current records of all financial transactions, including electronic spreadsheets and paper files; reconcile bank statements; deposit cheques in the bank; issue receipts and invoices; produce financial statements for Board; prepare annual financial statement for the Yukon Registrar of Societies, for the Canadian Environmental Network and Revenue Canada.

  1. Organize YTEN Annual General Meeting 2007-08 and produce relevant documentation.

  1. Undertake a needs assessment and evaluation of YTEN/RCEN’s role in the Yukon and prepare a summary report. Terms of reference, time line and budget to be determined in consultation with YTEN Board.

  1. Manage and maintain YTEN’s paper files (active binders, filing cabinet + two boxes of archived files). Ensure regular back-up and safekeeping of YTEN’s electronic files.

  1. Serve on the Environmental Training Trust Fund Board.

Skills and Experience Requirements:

  • able to provide office space (negotiable)
  • strong administrative skills
  • proven experience with financial management (and/or financial, bookkeeping course work)
  • strong verbal & written communication skills
  • experience producing and delivering public communications (e.g. print or electronic newsletters, advertising, website content & design, etc.)
  • strong organizational skills
  • knowledge of local and/or national/international environmental issues & organizations
  • strong time management skills
  • comfortable working independently and managing own work load
  • comfortable collaborating with a team

The following skills and experiences are assets:

  • experience working within or with non-profit societies
  • experience working with Boards or Steering Committees
  • experience organizing events
  • experience working with or within government departments & agencies
  • experience with writing & preparing grant proposals

Current wage is $18 per hour.

Part-time – currently 12 hours per week.