Executive Director – Public Interest Alberta

Areas of Responsibility
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer and has the responsibility to provide day-to-day management in a fast-paced environment, as well as strategic leadership and direction to the organization, employees, and volunteers.

Key Responsibilities/Duties
Advise and work with the board of directors on policies, procedures, and strategic directions
Build, implement, and manage the operations and programs of the organization
Provide leadership by analyzing emerging trends and opportunities, and by planning and coordinating programs to achieve organizational goals
Liaise with and build effective working relationships with member agencies, the labour movement, community groups, non-governmental organizations, all levels of government, and the public at large
Act as the chief spokesperson of the organization and build positive relationships with media outlets, reporters, bloggers, and social media commentators
Develop the public profile of the organization through proactive media relations and strategic communication initiatives
Oversee the financial operations of the organization and ensure the production of financial reports and annual budgets
Seek out funding sources and ensure the long-term financial health of the organization
Supervise and provide direction to staff and volunteers as required
Lead collective bargaining with staff in a unionized workplace

Public Interest Alberta strongly encourages people of all backgrounds to apply and strives to engage diverse people in our work at all levels, to ensure all communities in Alberta see themselves reflected in our programming. We are committed to considering applicants who identify as part of equity-seeking groups including people of colour, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as Indigenous, LGBTQ2S+, women, and youth.

The successful candidate will possess:
A degree or diploma in a related field; equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered
Excellent networking, organizational, and interpersonal skills
A strong background in public policy analysis and writing
Effective written and oral communication skills
Experience in a leadership and supervisory role, preferably in the non-profit sector
Experience with media relations, including networking, responding to interviews, writing news releases, and hosting news conferences
Extensive experience in Alberta’s progressive advocacy community
Demonstrated initiative, resourcefulness, and an ability to work independently
Computer literacy and demonstrated skills using Microsoft Office
This is a 35-hour-per-week position in Edmonton and offers a starting salary of $87,000 to $98,000 annually (based on qualifications and experience), along with health and retirement benefits.

To Apply
Submit your cover letter, resume, and a maximum of three letters of reference electronically to joel.french@pialberta.org by March 4, 2021, at 4 PM, with the subject line “Executive Director application.” Interviews will be conducted via video conference on March 8, 2021. Preferred starting date is March 29, 2021, but is negotiable.