Interim Executive Director

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Spence Neighbourhood Association is looking to hire an Interim Executive Director. The Executive Director works with the members of Spence Neighbourhood to revitalize and renew the community. The Executive Director is responsible to the Board of Directors and for the overall management of the Spence Neighbourhood Association. This is a 18 month term position (May 2022-October 2023) with the possibility of extension or revisioning at the term's conclusion. Please note, limited travel may be required. This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Response to COVID-19
Staff are expected to be vaccinated against COVID-19, work on site, wear PPE, physically distance, follow all cleaning procedures and provincial health guidelines while in their workspace and in their personal lives.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Write large and small grant proposals that contribute to the overall success of the organization and involve the hiring of multiple staff including managers
  • Assist in writing grant budgets according to vast knowledge of audited financial statements, staff wages, and current capacity
  • Reviewing applications and signing applications, agreements, and reports
  • Foster effective teamwork between the Board of Directors and the Executive Director
  • Foster effective teamwork between the Executive Director and the staff, volunteers and contractors
  • Under the direction of the Board of Directors; lobby on behalf of members and SNA in support of issues that are beneficial to the members of Spence Neighbourhood
  • Conduct official correspondence on behalf of the Board as appropriate and jointly with the Board when appropriate
  • Identify and evaluate the risks to Spence Neighbourhood Association (and staff, management, volunteers and contractors), property, finances, goodwill, and image and implement measures to control risks
  • Participate with the Board of Directors in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide Spence Neighbourhood Association
  • Adapt to changing funding and staffing landscape as needed
  • Identify, assess and inform the Board of Directors of internal and external issues that affect SNA, SNA’s programs and staff, volunteers and contractors
  • Act as a professional advisor to the Board of Directors on all aspects of the organization’s activities
  • Work in strong partnership with various organizations within the sector (including West Central Leaders Network, Coalition of Manitoba Neighbourhood Renewal Corporations, NOWAN)
  • Provide annual orientation and regular training to new Board Members
  • Organize, plan and communicate regular Board Meetings
  • Develop an operational plan which incorporates goals and objectives that work towards the strategic direction of SNA
  • Ensure that the operation of SNA meets the expectations of its Funders and Board of Directors
  • Ensure that SNA meets annual reporting requirements to the members to meet the requirements of the constitution, as well as, government requirements to maintain charitable status
  • Work with the Finance and Administrative teams to complete a successful annual audit
  • Work with the SNA Team to plan a successful Annual Report and AGM celebration
  • Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of SNA
  • Draft policies for approval of the Board and prepare procedures to implement the organizational policies; review existing policies on an annual basis and recommend changes to the Board as appropriate
  • Provide support to the Board by preparing any requested reports and supporting materials
  • Work with the Board to prepare a comprehensive budget
  • Work on behalf of the Board to secure adequate funding for the operation of the organization
  • Oversight of all fund raising activities, including but not limited to, overseeing the development of fundraising plans and preparation, submission and follow up on funding proposals to government and private funders
  • Approve expenditures within the authority delegated by the Board; seek appropriate approvals for any expenditures beyond approval authority
  • Provide regular financial reports to the Board
  • Ensure accurate statistics are kept for all activities and provided to the Board with regular reporting
  • Ensure that appropriate bookkeeping and accounting procedures are being followed and that financial practices meet all regulatory requirements
  • Administer the funds of the organization according to the approved budget and monitor the monthly cash flow
  • Ensure that SNA complies with all legislation covering taxation and withholding payments
  • Communicate with stakeholders to keep them informed of the work of the organization and to identify changes in the community served
  • Participation in committees and meetings on issues with stakeholders and other jurisdictions with the authority to negotiate solutions
  • Ensure that the Board of Directors and the organization carries appropriate and adequate insurance coverage
  • Ensure that the Board and staff understand the terms, conditions and limitations of the insurance coverage

Desired Qualifications

  • Post secondary degree or diploma in a related field
  • Minimum 3-5 years experience working in a senior management position
  • Criminal Record Check with satisfactory result
  • Resident and/or knowledge of Spence Neighbourhood would be considered an asset
  • Experience working with vulnerable populations
  • Working knowledge and experience in a non-profit environment would be considered an asset
  • Ability to lead a team of 40-60 people and the ability to coach staff and leaders in a respectful but effective manner
  • Knowledge of leadership and management principles as they relate to non-profit/voluntary organizations

Hours and Remuneration
The employee agrees to fulfill a 37.5-40 hour work week. SNA agrees to pay the employee $28-$30 per hour on a bi-weekly schedule with hours paid as worked. Hourly rate is subject to qualifications. Full-time employees are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, following their first 90 days of employment. Regular hours will be between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM, Monday-Friday. Responsibilities may require flexible hours to be worked to accommodate board meetings, extension of hours to meet unanticipated deadlines, supporting evening and overnight staff as needed, or fundraising/community events in the evenings or on weekends.

Submitting an Application
The Spence Neighbourhood Association highly encourages Indigenous People, Newcomers, People of Colour, Women, Members of the 2SLGBTQ* Community, residents of the West End, and individuals with lived experience, as it pertains to this role, to apply.

Deadline to submit is April 14, 2022 at 3:30pm

Submit resume and cover letter to:

Lin Howes Barr, Executive Director
615 Ellice Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3G0A4

$28-$30 per hour on a bi-weekly schedule with hours paid as worked.
14 Apr 2022
Spence Neighbourhood Association
Winnipeg  Manitoba
Community Capacity Building
Food Security
Housing & Real Estate
Local economy
Organizational Development
Poverty Reduction
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