After almost eight years of fully dedicated work with Be The Change and two and a half years as its Executive Director, I have decided that it’s time to change the role I play within the organization. As of February 28, 2019, I will be stepping down as Executive Director and into a collaborator and consultant role (you may just see me on Be The Change’s Board of Directors in the coming years and for sure at celebrations for donors and staff/volunteers).
I am incredibly grateful for the depth and breadth of the impactful work I have been able to be a part of and lead through this incredible organization. Top highlights have been: co-developing and augmenting our extensive SLS: Student Leadership in Sustainability educational resource; co-developing and leading three hands-on student leadership programs on waste reduction and climate action that we delivered in classrooms, clubs, and education networks across Metro-Vancouver; and being able to reach thousands of students and hundreds of teachers by facilitating various workshops and assembly presentations.
Most of all, I value the people and relationships built. The mission and approach of Be The Change has attracted the most amazing people that I have had the privilege to work and collaborate with over the years. I am truly excited to support this new chapter for Be The Change, as fresh energy infuses the way we do things and creates new opportunities.
That said, we are looking for a new, inspiring, multi-faceted Executive Director for the organization to lead us forward in innovative ways. Do you know anyone that would excel in this capacity and be able to support Be The Change’s approaches and educational assets?
We are looking for someone that:
- Is relational, organized, empowered, and is exemplary of Be The Change’s values
- Understands the essential role that education plays in culture change
- Is a great project manager, communicator, and can manage and bring in finances
- Is a self-starting Executive Director that excels in individual and group projects and settings
You can learn more about the position and start an application here. Thank you for scanning your networks and forwarding this on to anyone that you think would shine in this role for Be The Change.
Again, I want to reiterate how grateful I am for the opportunity to work with such an amazing organization doing what I feel is deeply meaningful work. Thank you for any role you have played in the time that I’ve served the organization and please stay in touch.
In gratitude and looking forward with optimism,
Erin Leckie - Executive Director