STR8 UP is seeking a new Full Time Executive Director.

Salary range: $60,000 to 70,000 dependant upon education and experience.

Apply: Send resumé by May 15th to:

Summary of Position

Under the direction of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for carrying out STR8 UP’s mission and goals.

Duties & Responsibilities

1.  Administration

Establish policies and procedures in keeping with the mission and goals of the organization. Assess on an ongoing basis all areas of the organization’s operations and implement proactive measures to address ongoing needs for effective, efficient operation including personnel management. Insure annual requirements for non-profit and charitable status are met.

2. Finance

The ED is responsible for the sound financial management and control, budget preparation, year-end preparation, forecasting and ensuring compliance with federal and provincial government and funding requirements with respect to programs and employees.

Assess short and long-term financial needs and recommend appropriate courses of action. Ensure that effective, timely and accurate financial policies, procedures and records are maintained. Oversee bookkeeping and annual audit requirements. Produce financial statements for board and membership meetings.

3. Fundraising & Communications

Work with the fundraising committee to expand revenue generating and fundraising activities to support program operations and potential expansion. Identify and pursue appropriate revenue sources, including government grants, foundations and private donations.  Routinely report to revenue sources as required and as appropriate. Relationship building and ongoing contact with funders and potential funders.

Oversee communications including: web presence, social and traditional media, with a view to improving external presence and awareness of the organization’s mission and achievements. Use external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities.

4. Board & Membership

In concert with the president or chair, plan and participate in board, committee and membership meetings. Implement policies, programs and other directives of the board and circulate information.

5. Program Management

Plan, organize, implement and evaluate programs and projects. Ensure effective data collection, analysis and program evaluation, so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents. Protect and maintain privacy and confidentiality concerning the organization, clients, employees and funders, as appropriate.

6.  Personnel

Oversee all areas of human resource management. Ensure compliance with accepted human resources practices, organizational personnel policies and governing legislation and regulations. Establish procedures pertaining to work assignments, time-keeping, expense and resource management and data collection and inputting.

Education and Skills required

A relevant undergraduate degree in the social sciences or comparable combination of education and experience. Proven leadership, coaching, interpersonal and administrative skills, including financial and human resource management.  Superior communication skills.  Strong strategic planning and organizational ability. Awareness and appreciation of First Nation and Métis traditions and culture. An understanding of the socio-economic issues that contribute to gang affiliation and have the ability to work with individuals who have experienced marginalization. Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people. Demonstrated qualities: passion, integrity, positive attitude, motivated, self-directed and strong work ethic.