ECTA job opportunity, Business Manager

Spurwink Island Path

Gord Follett

Oct 31, 2014

ECTA job opportunity, Business Manager

Friday, October 31, 2014

Position Title
Business Manager, East Coast Trail Association

Position Summary
The East Coast Trail Association (ECTA) is seeking a Business Manager to help coordinate and implement the work of the Association. Reporting to the VP of Finance & Administration your primary responsibility will be to support the Association’s strategic objectives to achieve a sustainable trail. As such you will support the work of the core ECTA committees responsible for Membership & Volunteers, Finance & Administration, Marketing & Communications, Fundraising & Revenue, Land & Legal, and Trail Management.

As Business Manager for the ECTA, you have experience working in the not-for-profit sector flanked by solid business acumen gained from working with government and business stakeholders. You possess superior presentation and writing skills and strong project management/organizational skills. You are a self-starter with a professional demeanor who consults and collaborates to deliver results.

Primary Functions
– Act as a resource to the Board of Directors, Executive Committee to support and implement objectives and policy decisions
– Support the ECTA annual budget process and assist with funding proposals
– Manage and produce content for ECTA website, newsletter and social media channels
– Coordinate the development of communications and marketing materials that resonate with a range of audiences
– Support community outreach, event planning, marketing partnerships
– Support sustain the trail initiatives to raise funds for the upkeep and enhancement of the trail
– Support and maintain relationships with municipalities, funding agencies, government, donors, other non-profit organizations and business organizations
– Assist with recruitment of seasonal trail maintenance personnel and manage staff and volunteers supporting the ECTA office
– Support membership communication, development and retention activities
– Support volunteer recruitment, recognition and retention programs
– Coordinate the Associations AGM and orientation for in-coming Board members
– Represent ECTA on committees, networks and joint projects
– Monitor community and tourism initiatives that may impact trail management

Education/Experience & Skills
– Bachelors degree in the social sciences or business
– 3-5 years experience in managing in the not-for profit sector, government or related field
– Experience in the recreation or cultural/tourism sector is an asset
– Knowledge of and aptitude with Microsoft Office and other communications software and platforms (Constant Contact/MailChimp, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube). Knowledge of design software is an asset
– Strong presentation, writing and editing skills
– Event planning experience including stakeholder engagement initiatives and special events
– Strong project management skills
– Ability to work independently and handle a varied and demanding workload

Candidates for this position must submit their resumes with a cover letter to John Bruijns, VP Finance & Administration, ECTA Board of Directors at with the subject line – Business Manager, East Coast Trail Association – by Wednesday November 12, 2014. While ECTA appreciates all applications, only those candidates considered for an interview will be acknowledged.