The Alberta Wall and Ceiling Association (AWCA) is a non-profit trade association representing the Lather Interior Systems Mechanics (ISM) scope of work; aka, Alberta’s wall and ceiling industry since 1972. It serves to unite contractors, manufacturers, and suppliers in proactively promoting the wall and ceiling industry, and educating the public and the government about industry issues.
The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors.
- Participate with the Board of Directors in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the organization
- Identify, assess, and inform the Board of Directors of internal and external issues that affect the organization
- Act as a professional advisor to the Board of Director on all aspects of the organization's activities
- Foster effective team work between the Board and the Executive Director and between the Executive Director and staff
- In addition to the President of the Board, act as a spokesperson for the organization
- Conduct official correspondence on behalf of the Board as appropriate and jointly with the Board when appropriate
- Represent the organization at related industry / government activities to enhance the organization's community profile
Program planning and management
- Oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of the organization's programs and services
- Ensure that the programs and services offered by the organization contribute to the organization's mission and reflect the priorities of the Board
- Monitor the day-to-day delivery of the programs and services of the organization to maintain or improve quality
- Oversee the planning, implementation, execution and evaluation of special projects
- Maintain AWCA website/email member information, event updates, attachment and link updates
- Organize functions such as dinner meetings, board meetings, AGM, annual golf tournaments, Christmas party
- Direct technical questions to Technical committee
- Compose business letters, articles, correspondence as needed
- Assist in fund raising or community events sponsored by the AWCA
Human resources planning and management
- Coach and mentor staff as appropriate to improve performance
Financial planning and management
- Work with staff and the Board (Finance Committee) to prepare a comprehensive budget
- Work with the Board to secure adequate funding for the operation of the organization
- Research funding sources, oversee the development of fund raising plans and write funding proposals to increase the funds of the organization
- Participate in fundraising activities as appropriate
- Approve expenditures within the authority delegated by the Board
Financial planning and management
- Ensure that sound bookkeeping and accounting procedures are followed
- Administer the funds of the organization according to the approved budget and monitor the monthly cash flow of the organization
- Provide the Board with comprehensive, regular reports on the revenues and expenditure of the organization
- Ensure that the organization complies with all legislation covering taxation and withholding payments
- Maintain bank signing authorities
- Communicate with stakeholders to keep them informed of the work of the organization and to identify changes in the community served by the organization
- Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups, funders, politicians, and other organizations to help achieve the goals of the organization
- Identify and evaluate the risks to the organization's people (clients, staff, management, volunteers), property, finances, goodwill, and image and implement measures to control risks
- Ensure that the Board of Directors and the organization carries appropriate and adequate insurance coverage
- Ensure that the Board and staff understand the terms, conditions and limitations of the insurance coverage
Education / Experience
- 5 years progressive experience in construction is an asset but not required. Sales experience an asset. 5 or more years of progressive management experience in a voluntary sector organization would also be an asset.
Knowledge, skills and abilities
- Knowledge of leadership and management principles as they relate to non-profit/ voluntary organizations
- Knowledge of all federal and provincial legislation applicable to voluntary sector organizations including: employment standards, human rights, occupational health and safety, charities, taxation, CPP, EI, health coverage etc…
- Knowledge of financial management
- Knowledge of project management
- Proficiency in the use of computers for: word processing, financial management, E-mail / Internet
The Executive Director should demonstrate competence in some or all of the following:
- Adaptability: Demonstrate a willingness to be flexible, versatile and/or tolerant in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency.
- Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behaviour and business practices, and ensure that own behaviour and the behaviour of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization.
- Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization.
- Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
- Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the organization and to create new opportunities.
- Focus on Client Needs: Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of internal and external clients to meet or exceed their expectations within the organizational parameters.
- Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
- Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.
- Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization.
- Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities
- Plan: Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results.
- Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.
- Think Strategically: Assesses options and actions based on trends and conditions in the environment, and the vision and values of the organization.
- Develop skills related to technical aspects of the wall and ceiling industry, ability to evaluate quality of workmanship within the parameters of the industry
- Executive Directors usually work in an office environment, but the mission of the organization may sometimes take them to non standard workplaces.
- Executive Directors work a standard work week, but additionally will often work evening, weekends, and overtime hours to accommodate activities such as Board meetings and representing the organization at public events.
Application deadline: 2021-10-11
Expected start date: 2021-10-18
Job Types: Full-time, Contract, Permanent
Salary: $76,500.00 per year
- Company events
- Dental care
- Paid time off
- Vision care
- Bachelor's Degree (preferred)