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Executive Director

Saskatchewan Writers' Guild, Regina
Deadline: March 08, 2018 - March 23, 2018


Name: Jack Walton




March 23, 2018

The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild is looking to fill the senior position of Executive Director.

As a senior administrator, you will bring proven leadership in managing a significant membership driven cultural organization towards the creation and delivery of inspiring and engaging experiences for a diverse writing community in Saskatchewan.

Your demonstrated skills and experiences will include budgeting, financial management, human resources, grant writing, sponsorship, marketing, and fundraising.

You will be an outstanding communicator with the ability to work collaboratively across a diverse cultural community including major funders, cultural agencies, and organizations.

You will have knowledge of and experience in Nonprofit Policy Governance and working with a volunteer Board of Directors.

If you feel you have the experience and background that would make you a competitive candidate for this position, please submit your application c/o Jack Walton, President to the email listed no later than Friday March 23, 2018.

Accountability/ Performance Review /Reporting: SWG Board

Key Responsibilities:

Board Support
• Works with the Board to model the vision for the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild.
• Identifies, assesses and informs the Board of internal and external issues or trends that might affect the organization
• Implements board policy and decisions
• In consultation with the Board, oversees development and implementation of orientation for in-coming Board members
• Acts as a professional advisor to the Board on all aspects of Guild activities
• Acts as a resource to the Board so that decisions are made on an informed basis

Financial Management
• Ensures development of the annual budget within the context of the requirements of key funding agencies
• Administers the funds of the SWG according to the approved budget and monitors the monthly cash flow
• Identifies funding opportunities and ensures the preparation of grant proposals and associated reports in a professional and timely manner
• Approves expenditures within the authority delegated by the Board
• Provides the Board with comprehensive, regular reports on the financial situation of the SWG
• Ensures the SWG complies with all legislative requirements and generally accepted accounting principles

Program/Special Projects/ Service Delivery
• Oversees the planning, implementation and evaluation of the Guilds’ programs, special projects and services
• Ensures that the programs, special projects and services offered by the Guild reflect the vision and mission statements and fulfil the priorities of the Board
• Monitors the day-to-day delivery of the programs, special projects, and services to maintain or improve quality

Community and Member Relations
• Communicates with members and stakeholders to keep them informed of the work of the Guild
• Identifies trends within the membership and the larger community that may have an impact on the Guild and its programming
• Establishes good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups, funders, government officials and other organizations to help achieve Guild goals
• Represents the Guild at community activities to enhance the SWG’s profile
• Represents the Guild on relevant committees and joint projects
• Develops and disseminates information about the Guild’s goals, programs and services
• Acts as a spokesperson for the Guild when required

Human Resources Management
• Oversees the implementation of the human resources policies, procedures and practices including the development of job descriptions for all staff.
• Maintains effective, respectful, and open communication within a unionized work place
• Establishes a positive, healthy and safe work environment in accordance with the policies of the Guild and relevant legislation
• Ensures appropriate staffing consistent with community and member needs and within the constraints of the Guild’s physical and financial resources
• Recruits, selects, orients, trains and evaluates staff
• Coaches and mentors staff as appropriate to improve performance
• Disciplines staff when necessary
• In conjunction with the Board of Directors, provides administrative supports to the Collective Bargaining process.