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Company Name:
Caregivers Alberta
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Edmonton, Alberta
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
5 - 10 years
Education level:
Not specified

Executive Director

Caregivers Alberta is seeking applicants for a 4-day per week Executive Director. The Director will lead all fund development initiatives and ensure the successful operations of the organization's programs and services in support of caregivers across the province. We are looking for a dynamic, outgoing, experienced management and fundraising professional to become the next leader of our small but mighty provincial organization.

 This position liaises most frequently with:

  • Funders: Federal Government, Government of Alberta, City of Edmonton
  • University of Alberta researchers
  • Coalitions
  • Individual Associations/Organizations with similar goals

This position primarily involves the following activities:

  • Day to day Leadership and Management
  • Board Liaison and Support
  • Human Resources Planning and Management
  • Operational Planning
  • Financial Performance – Planning and Monitoring
  • Business Development and Fundraising, including Evaluation, Reporting, Grant Submissions
  • Community Relations, Marketing and Communications, and Advocacy

Key Responsibilities

Day to day Leadership and Management

  • Ensures the operation of the Association meets the expectations of the clients, Board and Funders
  • Oversees the efficient and effective day to day operation of the Association
  • Drafts policies for Board approval and develops procedures to implement the approved policies; reviews existing polices on an annual basis and recommends changes to the Board as appropriate
  • Oversees the planning, coordination, implementation and evaluation of the Association’s programs and services that fulfill the strategic plan
  • Oversees the planning, implementation, execution and evaluation of special projects
  • Meets regularly with staff to discuss program and service delivery issues or challenges
  • Implements and directs policy and procedures
  • Oversees the maintenance of Association infrastructure, for example, IT, phones, information management, etc.

 Board Liaison and Support

  • Attends all Board meetings, and Committee Meetings, as required
  • Assists with the preparation of the agenda for Board meetings
  • Organizes Board retreats
  • Participates with the Board to develop a vision and strategic plan to guide the Association
  • Acts as a consultant to the Board and its Committees on all aspects of the Association’s activities
  • Identifies, assesses, and informs the Board of internal and external issues (e.g., environmental scan for trends, influencing factors, etc.) that affect the Association
  • Prepares procedure statements for Board policies
  • Participates in the recruitment, orientation and training of new Board members and Committees

  Human Resources Planning and Management

  • Oversees the recruitment of staff, including creating job advertisements, reviewing applications, interviewing and selecting staff with the skills and experience to help further the Association’s mission
  • Coordinates onā€boarding, including orientation and training
  • Manages staff performance, including monitoring and conducting performance reviews at the three-month probationary period and then annually.
  • Disciplines staff, up to and including termination, when necessary
  • Leads professional development for staff, including coaching, mentoring and identifying educational opportunities
  • Oversees the implementation of human resource policies, procedures and practices
  • Ensures all personnel files are securely stored and confidentiality is maintained

 Operational Planning

  • Provides input to the Board regarding trends, etc., in preparation for the development/updating of the Strategic Plan
  • Using the Strategic Plan as the foundation, prepares the Operational/Business Plan which incorporates goals and objectives that work towards the strategic direction of the Association
  • Provides guidance to the staff in the development of their individual annual plans, goals and objectives
  • Ensures that programs and services offered by the Association contribute to the Association’s mission and reflect the priorities of the Board

 Financial Performance – Planning and Monitoring

  • Prepares a yearly budget for Board approval
  • Administers the funds of the Association according to the approved budget
  • Monitors budget on a monthly basis ensuring sound bookkeeping and accounting procedures are followed
  • Approves expenditures within the authority delegated by the Board
  • Approves staff expenses according to policy
  • Approves time sheets/payroll documentation
  • Approves the financial reports prepared for funders
  • Provides the Board with comprehensive, regular reports on the financial status of the Association
  • Ensure the Association complies with all relevant financial legislation and CRA requirements

Fundraising and Business Development, including Evaluation, Reporting, and Grant Submissions

  • Works with the Board to secure adequate funding for the operation of the Association
  • Researches funding sources, and writes and submits grant proposals
  • Participates in fundraising activities as appropriate
  • Attends meetings with funders regarding the projects funded, issues arising, etc.
  • Manages all grant funding and adheres to the reporting requirements of the funders/grants
  • Assists staff create evaluations and logic models to facilitate outcome reporting to funders

Community Relations, Marketing and Communications, and Advocacy

  • Serves as the voice of the Association to stakeholders, key audiences and media on issues related to the Mission of the Association
  • Undertakes public relations activities, interagency relations and attends meetings on behalf of the Association
  • Makes presentations about the Association, its goals and activities
  • Manages the monthly e-news and all Association social media accounts
  • Responds positively and in a timely manner to media requests for interviews
  • Attends related events, including consultations, in order to network with stakeholders and increase awareness of the Association, its goals and activities
  • Establish good working relationships and collaborative relationships with community stakeholders, members, the general public, funders, politicians, and other Associations to keep them informed of the work of the Association, to identify changes in the community and to help achieve the goals of the Association
  • Evaluates the programs and services in relation to goals and standards, and recommends ideas and modifications to effectively implement the strategic plan
  • Facilitates and provides consultation for event coordination promoting the mission of the Association
  • Engages in other marketing and communications activities to promote, advocate, and create more awareness of the organization

Reporting to the President of the Board of Directors, this leadership position oversees the implementation of programs and services to support and empower caregivers; possesses business acumen that helps identify and act upon funding opportunities; and, following policies, procedures and regulations, leads the day to day work of the Association, the staff and the volunteers.

As a passionate advocate of family/friend caregivers, the successful candidate understands the need and importance of supporting caregivers in their caregiving journey. The position will remain vacant until a suitable candidate is found. That being said, the Board is looking to fill the position as soon as possible. Please submit your resume and cover letter (including salary expectations) attn: Jonathan Robb, President of the Board c/o the following email: [email protected] We thank all those who take the time to apply. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you.