Executive Director, Foundation

Opening date
Closing date
Term
Full-time
Region
Alberta and NWT
Location
Calgary or Edmonton, Alberta
Job description
Essential Duties entail (but not limited to):
Business Management
  • Develops the organization's charitable arm for the division and ensures a long-term strategy to achieve its mission
  • Monitors the strategic business planning process and supports the Alberta & NWT Advisory Board in the design and implementation of annual work plans
  • Promotes a robust culture of volunteerism which develops the active engagement of a dedicated complement of volunteers in the division
  • Ensures the division Board is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and all-important factors influencing it
  • Provides leadership in developing charitable programs and budgets
  • Provides leadership and input into divisional budget plans with the finance prime and RVP, Western Canada
  • Implements plans and policies authorized by CNIB Management Team and National Board
  • Ensures effective metrics and key performance indicators are developed to measure service outcomes
  • Regularly evaluates program components to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the Board, funders and other constituents
  • Monitors and develops operational standards to ensure policies, procedures and practices respond to changing conditions in the marketplace and improve the organization's efficiency and competency
  • Reviews monthly and quarterly financial statements and accounts for deviations from budget. Prepares strategic action plans to address budget shortfalls in revenues, salary, or operating expenses
  • Leads the work of the divisional team to achieve results and operating effectiveness in program and service delivery, fund development, volunteer engagement, finance and communications
  • Commits to providing a customer experience that exceeds expectations and actively coaches and supports the ability of the team to deliver on this promise
  • Oversees infrastructure needs of the division including property, vehicles and IT requirements and works to implement National strategies in these areas within the division
  • Oversight of day to day property management/maintenance in the community office in which he /she is situated including vehicles.
  • Oversees internal internship program
  • Participates in any specific negotiations that may be required from time to time on behalf of the division.
Government and Stakeholder Relations
  • Acts as a spokesperson for the organization with government stakeholders including municipal, provincial and Federal representatives and staff
  • Develops and broadens relationships with government stakeholders and other corporate and private stakeholders to achieve organization strategic plan and promote funding opportunities
  • Strengthens and supports the organization's capacity to influence policy makers at the Federal and Provincial levels
  • Effectively engages stakeholders and keeps them informed of the organization's activities, achievements, needs and concerns
  • Maintains an in-depth understanding of policy issues in the division and their impact on the people the organization serves and provides policy and regulatory counsel to the RVP, Western Canada, the CEO of CNIB and fellow Executive Management Team colleagues
  • Develops a strategic approach, framework and tactical advocacy plan for the division. This includes leading stakeholder relation activities such as strategic planning, lobbying activities, relationship building, outreach with public and private entities (including consumer groups) and national advocacy representation
  • Relationship management with key allied and other key stakeholders and partners
  • Ensures that contractual obligations for federal/provincial or other agency-funded projects are met and that program reports as required are prepared and submitted to meet contract deadlines
  • Ensures compliance with CNIB policies and legislative obligations
  • Exhibits a supportive management style in all human resources related matter
  • Ensures an effective communications strategy is maintained and supported
Philanthropy Leadership
  • Fosters a culture of philanthropy within the organization
  • In collaboration with the Manager of Philanthropy, develops, monitors and expands revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations
  • Actively manages relationships with key Major Gift donors in the division
  • Ensures an effective volunteer recruitment and stewardship strategy for the division
  • Implements fund development plan is in accordance with ethical fundraising principles.
  • In collaboration with the Manager of Philanthropy, monitors and evaluates all regional fundraising activities to ensure that the fundraising goals are being achieved
  • Monitors trends in the region and nationally and adapts fundraising strategies as necessary
 Leadership
  • Fosters cohesiveness between various business units within the division.
  • Leads, coaches, develops, and supports the team of staff and volunteers with a keen focus on the customer experience
  • Ensures organizational values are maintained and that individuals are well supported in fulfilling their accountabilities, developing their skills and achieving their career potential
  • Provides clear direction on business goals and priorities to ensure optimal deployment of resources to achieve business goals
  • Develops staff advancement strategies
  • Provides an engaging and enriched experience for staff and volunteers
  • Ensures adherence to best practice in staff recruitment, screening, on-boarding and support
  • Ensures adherence to best practice in volunteer recruitment, screening, on-boarding and support
  • Supports divisional Board Committees to ensure all projects execute their respective goals.
Problem Solving/Time Frame of Impact
  • Uses evidence based and data driven decision-making skills in matters relating to finance, operations, human resources and fund development
  • Provides solutions to complicated problems in a timely manner
  • Ensures team tasks and goals are carried out in a timely fashion to meet organizational goals
  • Manages constant demands of changing priorities while meeting project and financial reporting deadlines
 Decision Autonomy
  • Works under the general guidance of National/Divisional guidelines and standards but has latitude in making decisions on routine tasks
  • Consults the Regional Vice President, Western Canada on issues that are more complex and may require upper level approval
  • Ensures corrective performance measures are put into place when necessary
  • Recognizes and develops leadership potential within the division by identifying or providing training and/or succession opportunities
  • Exhibits and promotes the organization’s core values: empowerment, inclusiveness, innovation, passion, collaboration and integrity
  • Directs the divisions activities according to organization policies and objectives and CNIB’s National Strategic Plan
  • Leads change effectively through effective communication and change management strategies
  • Demonstrates passion for our mission
  • Provides leadership and coaching skills to staff and volunteers to assist them in successfully achieving operational goals
Qualifications
Knowledge and Skill Requirements:
  • Passion for making our community a better place for people who are blind or partially sighted
  • Proven ability to develop, implement and monitor effective programs
  • Proven relationship building, communication and negotiation skills
  • Proven track record in providing an exceptional customer experience
  • Sound business acumen including budget, performance management, change management and strategic planning
  • Proven ability to work with and support volunteers at all levels, including senior leadership volunteers
  • Strong strategic thinking and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve issues showing good judgment in a timely manner
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities in a changing environment
  • Experience with vision loss would be an asset
Experience and Education:
  • Relevant post-secondary education with a minimum of 5 years in a senior management or executive role
  • Demonstrated ability in developing and implementing effective community-based programs and services
  • Sound knowledge of the not-for-profit and community services sectors
  • Demonstrated leadership skills that create an empowered team of managers, staff and volunteers who are aligned with organizational goals
  • Commitment to and demonstrated success in client service, program development, fund development, stakeholder and community relations, and human resources management
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software
Working conditions
  • Willingness to work flexible, non-regular hours to accommodate achievement of goals
  • Travel within the division and outside the division
  • Deadline driven environment
Application and contact information

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