Current Employment Openings
Please apply for each position according to the job description. Due to the volume of applications we receive, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. We thank all applicants for their interest.
CCSS has been providing support and programs in the community for over 40 years. We are committed to supporting children, youth, and families to strive toward their own personal successes. Our programs are based on the foundation of building assets with the support of individuals and the community. We have several innovative partnerships with other community agencies, government bodies, school districts and community-minded businesses.
This position is responsible to and reports directly to the Board of Directors. The Executive Director will be responsible for establishing and achieving the vision, long-range strategy, and the consistent evaluation of key performance indicators for the organization. This individual will be an influential manager with the ability to lead and motivate teams. They will also provide financial leadership by managing budgets and monitoring long-term strategic fiscal plans.
GOVERNANCE & LEADERSHIP
- Work with the Board to develop, implement and periodically review a vision and strategic plan to guide the organization
- Serve as ex-officio on the Board and foster effective teamwork between the Board, the Executive Director and staff
- Identify, assess, and inform the Board of Directors on the overall condition of the organization and any internal and external issues that affect the organization in a timely manner
- Draft policies for the consideration 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
- Lead, coach, develop, and retain CCSS’s culturally diverse staff and volunteers
- Oversee and ensure successful program implementation, community engagement, and fundraising activities
- Establish a positive, healthy, and safe work environment in accordance with all appropriate legislation, regulations and Board-approved policies
- Develop and implement effective systems to track and evaluate progress, program outcomes, and fundraising targets to report to the Board, funders, and other key stakeholders
- Recommend organizational changes that will enhance the organization’s ability to deliver effective and efficient programs and services
- Work with staff and the Board’s Finance Committee to prepare the annual operating budget
- Administer the funds of the organization according to the approved budget and monitor the monthly cash flow of the organization
- Monitor financial performance to ensure the organization is in compliance with board set limitations and annual budget.
- Approve expenditures within the authority delegated by the Board
- Provide the Board with comprehensive, regular reports on the revenues, expenditures, assets and liabilities of the organization
- Research funding sources, oversee the development of fundraising plans and write funding proposals to increase the funds of the organization
- Ensure that the organization complies with all legislation regarding taxation, withholdings, and remittances, and works with the auditor annually or as required by funders
- Participate in and guide the development of and relationships with the organization’s significant donors
COMMUNICATIONS & FUNDRAISING
- Establish positive working collaboration and relationships with community groups, funders, politicians, and others through innovation and interagency networking to achieve the organizations’ goals
- Maximize opportunities for community partnerships and networks in the design, implementation, and evaluation of programs and services and the reduction of systemic barriers to service delivery
- Represent the organization publicly and actively participate in external events, both increasing visibility, credibility, and brand for the organization
- Develop strategic partnerships in order to increase community awareness of the organization
- Set and meet annual fundraising goals, in partnership with board of directors, to secure financial support from foundations, corporations, individuals, and government funding sources
- Work with staff and board on fundraising events, and oversee all external communication materials including, funding requests, website, marketing materials, newsletters and social media content
- Communicate and engage with members, stakeholders, and the broader community, as appropriate to ensure information sharing, capacity building and advocacy
- As directed by the Board, administer the organization’s policies regarding inappropriate or unacceptable behaviour by a member
- Identify and evaluate the risks to the organization’s people (members, staff, management, volunteers), property, finances, goodwill, and image and, with the approval of the Board, implement measures to control risks
- Ensure the organization carries adequate and appropriate liability insurance coverage and assist board and staff to familiarise themselves the parameters of the coverage.
- Oversee the administration of all external contracts and contractors including funding contracts, leases, services, contracts and any other obligations of a legal and binding nature
- Ensure appropriate systems are in place to safeguard the physical assets of the society
- Ensure the integrity and continuity of the society’s information systems and data, including physical and cyber security
- Be responsible for the negotiation, development and application of all legal contracts involving the organization
SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
- Master’s degree in business administration, leadership, social work or equivalent
- A minimum of 3-5 years of senior management experience, preferably with a non-profit organization
- Experience empowering, engaging and inspiring staff by promoting team collaboration, celebrating victories and recognizing staff contributions while managing performance and providing professional development and mentorship opportunities
- Demonstrable strategic visioning and planning experience and proven success working with a board of directors
- In-depth understanding of community needs that CCSS serve including the needs of Indigenous peoples and diverse communities
- Experience managing in a union environment, with knowledge of collective agreement administration and ability to work effectively with a union
- Demonstrated public relations and fundraising skills and experience
- Knowledge of leadership and management principles related to non-profits
- Strong technical skills with experience in Microsoft Office suite, social media and other online communications platforms
- Entrepreneurial mindset, with innovative approach to organizational planning
- Dynamic team player to publicly represent the organization in the community
- Ability to deal with crises/difficult situations in a diplomatic, tactful and objective manner
- Proven skills and experience in change management
HOURS OF WORK
- Monday – Friday, 35 hours per week, some evenings and weekends may be required on occasion.
- Please indicate your salary expectations in the final paragraph of your cover letter.
HOW TO APPLY
- Please email your resume and cover letter in PDF format to Anita Irani, Board President, at email@example.com.
- Applications will be accepted until July 20, 2020 at 11:59pm