Heritage Community Association is Hiring!

Job Posting: Executive Director

Deadline: April 9, 2021

The Heritage Community Association (HCA) is looking for its next Executive Director (ED)! This is an exciting leadership opportunity for someone with a passion for community engagement and strong administrative skills.

The Executive Director is accountable to the HCA Board of Directors, who is accountable to residents of the Heritage neighbourhood and HCA Members. As the Heritage Community Association’s chief staff officer, you will play a significant leadership role in the achievement of the HCA’s mission, mandate and strategic plan. You will also be responsible for the overall administration of the non-profit organization, maintaining relationships with funders and community partners, internal and external communications, hiring and supporting HCA staff, and overseeing the development and coordination of HCA programs and services.

Roles and Responsibilities

Being guided by the values and vision of HCA, you will work closely with the HCA Board to:

  • Champion and promote the diversity of voices and realties within the Heritage community
  • Steward HCA’s relationship with the City of Regina as a core funder and partner
  • Increase awareness of and engagement with HCA and the Heritage community
  • Manage all HCA communications including social media, newsletters and website
  • Represent HCA in the media and at City Council on issues relevant to the Heritage neighbourhood
  • Steward HCA’s relationship with community partners, including through shared programming and advocacy
  • Act as a resource for Heritage residents on neighbourhood issues and services
  • Maintain a keen awareness of the main needs, assets and trends within the neighbourhood
  • Develop, implement and evaluate a broad range of relevant, effective, needs-based programs, projects and services
  • Hire, train and supervise program staff and volunteers
  • Work with bookkeeper to manage financial record-keeping
  • Work with Finance & Audit Committee to develop and manage budgets and ensure overall financial sustainability of the organization
  • Oversee the administration of the HCA in a timely and ethical manner, fulfilling all legal requirements

Skill/Knowledge Requirements

We do not expect all applicants to have every quality and skill listed here, and are willing to train and support the right candidate to develop the necessary skills. Nonetheless, our ideal candidate will either have the following qualities and skills, or be able to develop them in a short time on the job:

  • Strong interpersonal and group communication skills
  • Leadership experience within the non-profit sector
  • Experience in and knowledge of community development
  • Effective time-management skills and the ability to work independently
  • Strong administrative skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage budgets, understand financial reports, and manage the financial commitments and responsibilities of a small non-profit
  • Ability to support, develop, manage, and delegate to staff and volunteers
  • Ability to research and identify community resources
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office, GSuite, video conferencing, WordPress, MailChimp, and Canva, or the ability to quickly learn these skills
  • Familiarity with the Heritage neighbourhood and issues affecting inner city communities

Requirements

  • A commitment to work with the HCA for the long term
  • 2 or more years experience in a similar environment
  • Post secondary education
  • A combination of experience and education will be considered

Working Conditions

  • Permanent fulltime
  • Flexible hours and working conditions
  • Salary is negotiable within an established five-year salary grid starting at $48,000 per year.
  • Generous vacation, sick and time off entitlements
  • We are currently developing an RRSP contribution plan
  • We are currently developing a health benefits plan

Approach to Equity

The Heritage Community Association recognizes that racism, cissexism, heterosexism, ableism, classism, and sexism have historically impacted and currently impact hiring practices. The HCA prioritizes the hiring of those who have experienced systemic barriers to employment as long as they meet the minimum requirements. In a case where a candidate is a member of an equity group and does not meet the minimum requirements, the hiring committee will consider whether the candidate could develop the skills to attain the minimum requirements. We invite you to self-disclose in your cover letter or on your resume if you identify as belonging to any equity group(s).*

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity please forward your resume and cover letter to jobs@heritagecommunityassociation.com by April 9, 2021.

For more information about the Heritage Community Association, you are invited to browse our website.

*This equity statement has been borrowed with permission from Common Weal Community Arts, Briarpatch Magazine, and UR Pride; we thank them for their support as we work to prioritize equity in our hiring processes

Job Posting: Executive Director

 

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