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Executive Director

Saskatchewan Elocution and Debate Association, Saskatoon
Deadline: May 19, 2020 - June 22, 2020


Name: Lindsay kiesman




June 22, 2020

The Saskatchewan Elocution & Debate Association (SEDA) is a registered charity and volunteer-driven organization founded in 1974. SEDA equips youth with the communication and critical thinking skills they need to be better citizens and future leaders. SEDA promotes debate and speech throughout Saskatchewan, hosting competitive tournaments, helping start speech and debate clubs, providing resources to teachers and coaches, and teaching debate and speech skills to students in grades 5-12.
We are looking for a leader who will work with SEDA’s employees, Board of Directors, Board Committees, and Working Groups to achieve the long-term strategic goals of the organization and to manage daily activities in a manner that advances SEDA’s mission and keeps it resilient and sustainable.
Reporting to SEDA’s Board, the Executive Director is responsible for:
• Providing collaborative leadership that inspires, motivates, and enables employees, Board
members, and volunteers to deliver on the strategic priorities of SEDA
• Creating conditions that provide an opportunity for growth and development and increase
knowledge and skills among staff, volunteers, and program participants
• Managing all administrative aspects of the organization and programs to ensure SEDA is
effectively meeting its financial, operational, and strategic goals
• Ensuring that SEDA’s financial management processes are sound and transparent
• Leading SEDA’s fundraising efforts
This position is located in Saskatoon. Some evening and weekend hours as well as occasional travel across and beyond the province are required for this role. A job description for the position may be requested via the email address below.
Candidates should possess a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience, most recently in a managerial position. Candidates with a relevant undergraduate degree are preferred. We are also open to those with an equivalent and compelling combination of education and experience. Experience with one or more of the following is an asset:
• Debate or public speaking • Education
• Online program delivery
• Governance or management of non-profit organizations
The salary for this position will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications, within a range of $40,000 to $55,000 per year. The successful candidate will also receive six weeks of vacation annually and a comprehensive benefits package.
Please send applications with cover letter and resume to by June 22, 2020.
Applications from all qualified candidates are welcome. SEDA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and Aboriginal Peoples. We thank all applicants for their interest. The search will remain open until filled.