Executive Director – Kawartha World Issues Centre

Professional Attributes
Strategic thinker, long-term planner, and action-oriented change-maker;
Ability to develop multiple revenue streams, including grant funds;
Relationship builder with experience engaging a variety of stakeholders;
Committed to environmental and social justice with a passion for equitable and fair progress;
Knowledge of best practices in human resources, employee relations, and NGO management;
Effective, authentic, and clear communicator;
Willingness to learn.

Responsibilities
1. Programs & Human Resource Management (35%)
Oversee the planning, implementation, evaluation, and reporting of the organization’s programs and services in accordance with the operationalized strategic plan and funders’ requirements;
Provide day-to-day oversight and management support to staff and volunteers;
Foster effective teamwork and communication at all staff levels and maintain our positive work culture;
In conjunction with the HR board committee, oversee HR management functions.
2. Sustainability & Financial Management (30%)
Secure funding for the operation of the organization, including the continuation of current programs and the development of new activities and services in collaboration with KWIC Staff and standing board committees;
Pursue opportunities to diversify our funding streams;
Collaborate with the Office Manager and Finance Committee to develop and oversee budgets, ongoing financial reviews, and annual financial audit.
3. Partnerships and Donor Relations (20%)
Foster new and existing relationships with funders, donors, municipalities, government agencies, and partner organizations to sustain and increase the impact of our programs;
Support Program and Communications Staff in implementing the communications strategy;
Act as a spokesperson for the organization and participate in community-based committees that strengthen KWIC’s networks.
4. Strategy and Governance (15%)
Work with the Board of Directors and staff on developing a strategic plan according to an established schedule;
Report to, and support, the Board of Directors and committees based on established goals and practices. Committees include but are not limited to: Finance and Human Resources, Programs, and Fundraising;
Ensure compliance to minimum standards in accordance with government legislation, regulations, and guidelines pertinent to the organization’s role as an employer and nonprofit agency.

Qualifications
Three or more years’ experience managing programs and staff, preferably within the not-for-profit sector;
A post-secondary degree in a related field;
A collaborative working style, strong interpersonal skills, and enthusiasm for building partnerships;
Proven track record of revenue development success;
Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to social and environmental justice;
Genuine interest and ability to work respectfully, reflectively, and collaboratively with a diverse team of staff and volunteers.
Additional Contract Details
Probationary Period: Six months
Vacation: Starting at 2 weeks with a one-week closure during Christmas & New Years
KWIC Holidays: June 21st National Indigenous Day
Other Paid Leave: 10 Sick Days | 3 Personal Leave Days

How to Apply
Qualified candidates are invited to submit the following materials in a single PDF file to jobs@kwic.info with the subject line “Executive Director” by the deadline of Sunday, November, 2021, 11:59 pm ET: 1. Cover Letter (including where you found this job posting) 2. Current Resume and 3. Three References (2 of which must be employment references)
Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.
You will receive an email response confirming that your application has been received. We are grateful for the expression of interest and time in applying to this posting, however, we will follow up only with candidates selected for the interview process. Please advise us at this time if you require accommodation during the interview process.
KWIC Contact Information
Questions regarding the position and requirements, may be directed to Julie Cosgrove, KWIC Executive Director, at julie@kwic.info

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