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Post Date
Jul. 6, 2020

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Executive Director

Niagara, ON.

Position Description
Our client, an agency organization that has been providing life changing mentoring experiences to ignite the potential of young people since 1912, is seeking a visionary leader to become their next Executive Director (ED).  Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the ED will be an inspirational and collaborative leader, accountable for strategic agency organization management.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline
  • Certificate/education in Non-profit Management is considered an asset
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a senior management position leading and developing a strong team together with developing and executing strategy
  • Experience reporting to and working effectively with a Board of Directors is an asset
  • Knowledge of all Federal and Provincial legislation applicable to voluntary sector organizations including employment standards, human rights, occupational health and safety, charities, taxation, CPP, EI, health coverage etc.
  • Ability to speak comfortably, confidentially and persuasively in public forums to represent the agency to a variety of stakeholders
  • Enjoyment of and proficiency in networking in a variety of social settings
  • Demonstrated experience in financial and human resources management in addition to building and executing successful fundraising strategies
  • Strong relationship-building skills with a diverse group of stakeholders
  • A collaborative approach to working with internal and external colleagues to maximize the effectiveness of success of programs
  • Effective listening, strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Entrepreneurial and self-motivated with the ability to problem solve creatively and effectively

  • Cultivate a diverse and committed Board of Directors willing to lead and contribute to the overall success of the agency organization.
  • Attend Board and Committee meetings and to provide regular reports, recommendations and agency updates.
  • Provide independent governance, oversight and performance accountability to the Board.
  • Communicate to the Board; identify human resources needs, including staffing, training and development needs.
Fund Development
  • Proactively lead the agency in the identification, development and cultivation of long-term relationships with individuals, foundations, donors/funders and government.
  • Personally build and maintain key relationships to ensure achievement of fund development strategy.
  • Manage all fundraising efforts and oversee all grant writing and timely submissions.
  • Partner with staff to develop programs whereby maximum program impact is achieved by establishing operational benchmarks, setting timelines and obtaining required resources in accordance with agency policies, strategic vision and National Standards.
  • Ensure comprehensive marketing strategies are developed to attract, engage and mobilize volunteer mentors to meet the community needs and agency staff to adhere to National Standards for service delivery.
Financial Management
  • Develops plans to maximize the financial strength of the agency without adversely affecting other criteria of success.
  • In partnership with the Director of Program Service, develop long-term financial plans (minimum 3 year scope), secure new program partners and funding sources to support current and future program initiatives.
  • Oversees the implementation of budgets and monitors the progress and changes related to accounts.
  • Performs all accounting functions with the exception of completing monthly reconciliations and annual audits.
  • In partnership with the Director of Program Services, ensures all appropriate grant sources are explores and applied for in a timely manner to maximize opportunities.
Ambassador and Spokesperson
  • Represent and promote the agency for the purpose of increasing community awareness and soliciting social license support.
  • Positively influences partners, media and public policies to generate volunteers, donors, mentors and other resources.
  • Liaise with governmental departments and other community agencies, as deemed necessary, appropriate and advantageous for the agency.
  • Maintain a positive agency profile within the service area and community at large.
Talent Management
  • Attract, retain and develop high-performing talent to effectively execute the objectives of the agency.
  • Ensure that clearly defined position descriptions are created and maintained for all staff.
  • Create an environment where staff are engaged and supported to positively influence objectives.
  • Oversee and ensure risk management policies and procedures are sufficient to protect the agency, employees and volunteers from liability and other claims.
  • Establish and ensure all professional licensing and other accreditation requirements are in place to satisfy legal, regulatory and other requirements.
  • Ensure that Board and staff understand the terms, conditions and limitations of insurance coverage.
  • Confirm an annual external audit is performed and the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in accordance with the agency bylaws.
Perform other job-related duties as may be assigned by the Board.

Additional Information
The agency organization welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. We thank all candidates for their interest and will directly contact those selected for an interview.