RCA Operations Manager

Guided by a vision for a waste-free world, the Recycling Council of Alberta (RCA) is a non-profit, charitable organization working to reduce waste and advance a Circular Economy in Alberta.

The RCA’s mission is to promote, facilitate and advocate for a Circular Economy in Alberta through waste reduction and resource conservation. We work with our board, members and partners including government, industry, recyclers, environmental organizations and other associations to:

Facilitate and deliver projects that advance the benefits of a circular economy in Alberta.
Connect and collaborate with communities, technical experts, thought leaders and policymakers to solve some of our biggest waste challenges.
Create awareness and build knowledge of the benefits of a circular economy in helping us achieve our vision of a waste-free world.
Champion key issues, connecting partners, industry, government and communities to find solutions.

Overview of the Role

The RCA Board and Executive Director (ED) are looking for a mission-focused, strategic and process-minded leader with experience managing the day-to-day operations of an organization.

Reporting to the ED, the Operations Manager will be responsible for the daily management of activities, programs, and operations to ensure effectiveness and efficiency. On a strategic level, the Operations Manager will ensure the RCA has the right systems and processes in place to achieve its goals, while also contributing to the ongoing development and implementation of business planning, reporting and budgeting. This is a key role directly supporting the ED and providing logistical support to the RCA’s Board of Directors. This role is fully remote with occasional travel required.
Key Responsibilities

Develop the Annual Business Plan with guidance from the ED
Prepare the Annual Report with support from the Communications and Marketing Lead


Prepare the Annual Budget with guidance from the ED

Governance and Board Support

Provide support to the Board for its governance duties
Develop board meeting packages with support from the Administrator
Provide project team and committee support


Manage all RCA contracts
Manage RCA staff, including seasonal employees
Provide administrative support as it relates to membership, record management

RCA Projects and Initiatives

Manage and deliver projects and initiatives with the support of the Project Coordinator and Communications and Marketing Lead

Key Qualifications


You have 5 – 10 years of experience with a company or non-profit organization(s) successfully leading or supporting efficient and effective operations and/or administration.
Preferred education related to environmental science, business administration or similar.
Experience related to solid waste management, waste reduction, waste diversion and circular economy is an asset.
Demonstrated experience in developing and managing budgets.
Experience working in the environmental and/or non-profit sector is an asset.
Experience in Governance and Board Relations is also considered an asset.

Required skills/abilities

You are highly organized. You know how to manage multiple projects and prioritize appropriately. You create clear and logical systems and processes to support your work and that of the organization.
You appreciate the big picture of our mission and balance that with a high level of attention to detail and a collaborative mind-set to prioritise your work.
You are flexible, responsive and love variety. You thrive on being the “go to” person for queries about how to get things done and you’re adept at sharing information and coaching others.
You operate with urgency and efficiency. You know how to identify problems and create informed and comprehensive strategies, systems and processes to make progress and get results.
You are detailed-oriented and experienced at managing budgets.


$60,000 – 70,000 annually, based on relevant experience
Approximately 35 hours per week (salaried)
Flexible schedule
Totally remote with occasional travel required

Submission details

Application deadline: May 31, 2022
Send your cover letter and resume in confidence to Christina Seidel ([email protected]).

How to apply

Send your cover letter and resume in confidence to Christina Seidel ([email protected]).