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Chief Executive Officer

Winnipeg Indigenous Executive Circle

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted August 4, 2022.

JOB TITLE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER NATIONAL OCCUPATION CODE 0014 POSITION TYPE FULL-TIME Responsibilities / Tasks / Requirements Strategic Planning and Operations Maintain an organizational structure and communications network through which resources are coordinated and allocated to meet the philosophy and mission of the organization.

Develop, recommend, and implement a plan of operations consistent with the overall strategic plan approved by WIEC.

Develop and maintain written systems, policies, and procedures relative to management, finance, membership maintenance operations, and equipment.

Organize and direct record keeping and reporting of operational activity in a way that keeps information easily accessible.

Develop and maintain good working relationships and collaboration with Indigenous community resources and networks to achieve mutual goals.

Participate as membership on committees that may be relevant to WIEC’s mission and vision.

Maintain liaison with government funding organizations, foundations, local media, service clubs, groups, and corporations involved in servicing and supporting urban Indigenous people in Winnipeg.

Represent WIEC at external meetings and events.

Finance Responsible for fiscal management that includes: operating within the approved budget, ensuring maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.

Seek out, apply, and negotiate opportunities with various funders and foundations and government (federal, provincial, municipal) grants and funding.

Prepare, write, and present proposals and grants.

Preparation of the appropriate reports per grant criteria.

Partnership / Membership Support Consult with and assist WIEC Members in establishing strategic plans and goals relative to the organization.

Establish a positive, accountable, and collaborative working relationship with the Board of Directors characterized by open communication.

Work with the Co-Chairs and Membership to develop mutually acceptable processes for direction setting, decision making, and issues management.

Provide regular information to the members in a concise and helpful way, including: relevant and pressing issues, events, accomplishments, and other relevant information.

Support the Members in linking with relevant organizations and in undertaking advocacy work as needed.

Demonstrate and maintain ethical and professional behaviour in a respectful workplace.

Keep informed on Indigenous issues and events occurring across Canada, attend workshops, conferences, and training sessions when possible.

Other responsibilities as required.

Human Resource Management and Internal Relations Recruitment, development, and maintenance of a qualified staffing complement.

Ensure the effective management and maintenance of the organization’s human resources, including volunteers.

Determine and implement strategies in staff development to ensure that staff have the desire and skill necessary for the achievement of the organization’s goals and objectives.

Participate in the establishment, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of organizational policies, standards, and procedures.

Provide leadership to make change, implement processes and provide strategic direction.

Identify and address emerging issues.

Education / Experience / Requirements Post-secondary education in a related subject or a combination of education and relevant experience may be considered.

Minimum of 5 years of leadership and operational management experience, preferably in an Indigenous non-profit organization.

Current child abuse registry check.

Current adult abuse registry check.

Current criminal record check with the vulnerable person sector search.

Driver’s license and access to reliable vehicle.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge, awareness, and understanding of Indigenous culture, particularly in an urban landscape.

Knowledge of the social service and community support organizations in the service delivery area.

Ability to work collaboratively in a changing environment focused on achieving the highest standards of client services.

Effective communication skills (written and orally), networking skills, and community connections.

Strong interpersonal communication skills with initiative, judgment, and ability to give and take direction.

Demonstrate sound decision making and time management skills.

Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with other agencies and key stakeholders to achieve common goals.

Ability to speak or understand Indigenous languages such as Cree, Ojibway, Oji-Cree, Dene, Dakota would be an asset.

Please send a resume and cover letter to

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