Executive Director – Inspired Explorations Learning Community – Manitoba

IELC is seeking an Executive Director who will be responsible for the overall administration and management of the IELC and Beaver Creek Academy, under the direction of the Board of Directors and working with the Principal and staff. IELC is seeking a dynamic individual that can lead the continued development of IELC and BCA– specifically strengthening, diversifying, and expanding programming to support the sustainable implementation of the organization’s mission while enhancing and streamlining systems to ensure efficient and effective operations.
The Executive Director must be a team-oriented and innovative leader prepared to collaborate with staff, the parent community, and the Board to strengthen existing programs and develop new ones. The Executive Director will be the operational leader, and ready to implement IELC’s mission and strategic direction.

Strategic thinker, long-term planner and change maker
Adept at organizational development and management
Proven ability to develop and obtain grant funding
Strong organizational and financial management skills
Knowledge of best practices in human resources and employee relations
Effective written and spoken communicator
Committed to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion

Organizational Management:
Responsible for the overall management and daily administration of IELC and Beaver Creek Academy, working with the Board, Principal and staff to ensure effective operations
Oversee the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the organization’s programs and services and report to the Board and committees on program effectiveness
Manage human resources, including hiring and supervising staff in collaboration with the Principal
Foster effective teamwork and communication among staff and maintain a strong culture of employee engagement
Develop and authorize contracts, including grants, fee-for-service, employment etc., including setting compensation and benefits for individual employees within Board approved policies; and ensure all obligations are met
Engage with the Board of Directors and attend all governance and committee meetings, ensuring good communication between the Board, Principal and staff on all issues relating to the management of IELC and Beaver Creek Academy
Ensure that the legal and governance requirements of both IELC and Beaver Creek Academy are met, including overseeing reporting related to Manitoba Education requirements in collaboration with the Principal
Act as a spokesperson for the organization
Organizational Development:
Lead the staff, Board of Directors, staff and parents community in the development of an updated Strategic Plan, and develop and report on an implementation plan
Expand the reach of IELC’s mission through the development and implementation of programming beyond Beaver Creek Academy (e.g., summer camp, spring break programming, evening and weekend programming)
Identify eligible grant funds, and develop suitable project proposals to support, enhance and expand programming activities
Create partnerships with local community organizations, aligned groups and non-profits to deepen and expand IELC’s programming and impact in the community
Lead IELC in securing charitable status
Lead the development of a Sustainability Plan for Beauchemin Park, collaborating with the Principal and staff to engage learners in maintaining the long-term health and sustainability of the park
Financial Management:
Develop an annual budget, establish income and expense parameters, and determine specific expenditures within approved budget lines in collaboration with the Finance Committee
Report to the Finance Committee and Board on cash flow, budget to actual and other key financial measures
Work with the Finance Committee and Board to develop financial policies and internal controls
Develop, build on and refine financial models to inform sustainable organizational decision making
Ensure organizational compliance with financial policies and financial and corporate reporting requirements, including ensuring compliance with all Manitoba Education funding requirements
Oversee preparation for audit and respond to any auditor findings
Foster new and existing relationships with funders and partner organizations to increase the impact of our programs and support the development of new ones
Oversee bookkeeping, ensuring all transactions are recorded and reconciled in a timely manner and in accordance with generally accepted accounting standards, and ensure timely production of accurate financial statements and reports

A collaborative working style, strong interpersonal skills, and enthusiasm for building bridges between and among key stakeholders
Five or more years of experience in organizational financial management, experience producing and reviewing financial models to inform sustainable organizational decision making
Five or more years experience in the management of programs and staff
Proven multi-year track record of revenue development success, including both earned income and grant funding
Understanding of the requirements of federal and provincial legislation applicable to Canadian charities and not-for-profit organizations
Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience
An advanced degree
Familiarity with or experience in education
Commitment to community-based environmental action

Qualified candidates are invited to submit the following materials in a single PDF file to admin@ielc.ca with the subject line “Executive Director Application”:
Cover letter: no more than 2 pages
Resume: no more than 3 pages
IELC strives to build a team that reflects the diversity of the communities in Winnipeg, located on Treaty 1 territory, the traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation. We encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented groups. For accommodations in the application process, please contact us.
Applications will be accepted until Fri. May 20, 2022, at 5 pm CDT. The anticipated start date is June 2022. Please contact admin@ielc.ca with any questions about the position or application process. For more information about our organization, visit inspiredexplorationslearning.com.