The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is a nationwide charitable organization which formed in Canada in 1918 and came to Alberta in 1955. CMHA Alberta Northeast Region/Wood Buffalo has served Fort McMurray and the Wood Buffalo Region since 1984. Our vision is “mentally health people in a health society”. The vision is delivered through a comprehensive range of mental health services to support the local community.
The Executive Director (ED) reports to the Board of Directors (the Board) and provides leadership of both the strategic direction and daily operations. The ED is responsible for the achievement of our vision, mission, and strategic plan, as well as financial objectives. The ED must have demonstrated leadership skills to effectively manage an extensive team to deliver CMHA’s diverse programming. An understanding of the not-for-profit sector including marketing, fundraising, and stakeholder relations is critical for success.
Leadership – set direction for the team to achieve the goals of the organization; resolve issues and make decisions to support organizational effectiveness; consult and make recommendations to the Board where required; manage performance of all staff.
Strategic Thinking/Planning – support the Board in developing a strategic plan to guide the organization.
Funding – establish and maintain funding for the organization, meeting contractual conditions and renewal obligations; lead the fundraising efforts for the organization.
Fiscal management and integrity – develop and manage to an annual budget in alignment to the strategic plan, ensure sound accounting practices and controls are implemented, ensure clear reporting for the Board.
Operations/Program Management – ensure all operations and programs operate effectively and meet the expectations of the users, the Board, and funders. Develop an operational plan which incorporates goal and objectives that fulfil the mission and strategic direction of the organization. Foster a positive culture that encourages teamwork and collaboration.
Community Relations and Advocacy – promote and represent the organization through advocacy with the government, community partners, and other organizations in the field; establish and maintain positive working relationships internally and externally to enable the achievement of the organizations goals; foster a respectful workplace.
Risk Management and Decision Making – monitor public policy, community environment, and the internal operation on an ongoing basis for factors which may have an impact on the organization; accurately assess situations to determine the importance, urgency, and risks in order to make timely decisions in the best interests of the organization.
Interpersonal skills – ability to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally.
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field with 8+ years of experience in a senior leadership role; other combinations of education and experience may be considered.
- Proved ability to managing strategic plans, staff and volunteers, facility operations, revenue generation, as well as financial operations and reporting.
What we offer
- We offer a competitive benefits package
- Three weeks paid vacation in the first year
- Pension plan after the first year
- Flexible working hours
- Great work environment
Submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org Please put “Executive Director” in the subject line. The attachments should be in MS word or PDF format. For more information, please email the above e-mail address.
The Job posting will be open until October 15th 2019. Only successful candidates will be contacted.