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Company Name:
Leaders International Executive Search
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Medicine Hat, Alberta
Social Services
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
10 - 20 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Executive Director, REDI Enterprises Society


REDI Enterprises Society

REDI (Rehabilitation and Employment for Developing Independence) Enterprises Society is a non-profit society which has served the community of Medicine Hat since 1952. REDI works with the community to provide opportunities and supports for a wide range of working and living experiences for persons with disabilities. They also contribute to a cleaner environment through their recycling services. The organization currently has approximately 200 employees and an annual operating budget of $10 million.


REDI serves individuals and families of individuals facing developmental, physical, social, economic, or political barriers.


THE POSITIONExecutive Director 

Reporting to the Chair of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director holds a key leadership position in the organization.  Under the authority of the Board, the Executive Director assumes responsibility for carrying out assigned policies and regulations.  The Executive Director has the authority to direct the implementation of the organization’s programs and services, and is responsible for the management of all staff members and volunteers. At this time, the Board operates under the Carver model of Governance. 

Key Responsibilities:

Provides overall leadership to the organization to ensure REDI continues to contribute significantly to the needs of their clientele and the community.

  • Oversees the total operations of the society while implementing Board approved policy.
  • Works with the HR Manager to provide strategic oversight of staff recruitment and management.
  • Works with the Finance Manager and the Board Finance-Audit-Risk Management Committee to oversee and ensure fiscal integrity of the organization, creates budget to serve identified agency needs, ensures adherence to the budget approved by the Board, and compliance with the Charities Act requirements. 
  • Works with all of the Division Managers, including those of the social enterprise operations, to ensure effective and efficient services are provided towards the achievement of strategic, organizational, and divisional goals and objectives.
  • Participates in all Board meetings, and all committee meetings, as needed.
  • Acts as a consultant to the Board and its committees; helps build board capacity.
  • Acts with integrity and caring to promote and ensure a positive workplace culture and maintenance of a high standard of care and performance by the agency and staff.
  • Ensures excellence and innovative problem solving, by example and through supporting the management team and staff, promoting development of professional skills and knowledge.




  • Preferred ten years’ experience in a management and leadership capacity.
  • Relevant degree/diploma in Management, Business, Accounting or Social/Health Services.
  • Experience in the not for profit sector and/or involvement in the community service field in some capacity, as well as experience and knowledge relating to disabilities.
  • Knowledge of business operations, not for profit board and committee development, and human resource management.  Experience working with social enterprises is a strong asset.




Since 1989 Leaders International has successfully completed hundreds of assignments for public, private, and not-for-profit clients. As Executive Search specialists we have helped leading organizations develop their leadership talent. We do only one thing and we do it well – retained executive search.


We encourage expressions of interest from all qualified applicants; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Please forward a covering letter referencing your experience as well as a current CV in confidence to:   


Allan Nelson or Heather Fookes

Leaders International Executive Search

Ph 403-263-0600

[email protected]  


We wish to thank all applicants for their interest; however, please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.