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Executive Director

Job ID
Job Posting
Close Date
Job Title
Executive Director
Job Type
Full Time
Job Category
Social services
Job Location
Edmonton, AB


7103 - 105 Street
Edmonton, AB   T6E4G8

Organization Profile

About Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues

We connect, represent and enable Leagues to preserve and promote the Community League way of life

Job Purpose

The Executive Director (ED) acts as the managing director of our organization and is responsible for implementing its strategic and business plans. The EFCL is seeking an ED with strong connections within, and deep commitment to, Edmonton’s community league movement, and should be capable of developing and implementing a growth strategy.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities


Identify, assess, and inform the Board of Directors of internal and external issues that affect the organization.

Foster effective teamwork between board, staff, community leagues, and COE.

In addition to the President act as a spokesperson for the organization.

Create official correspondence on behalf of the Board and/or the organization as appropriate.

Represent the organization at community and other activities.

Provide leadership and advice to member leagues and COE committees.

Participate with the Board of Directors in updating a vision and strategic plan to guide the organization.

Cultivate diversity, among our board, membership and staff.

Nurture relationships with the COE and other stakeholders.

Operational planning and management

Implement and assist in the development of strategic and business plans.

Ensure the operation of the organization meets expectations of Members, Board and Funders.

Oversee day-to-day operation of the organization including building and offices.

Implement and uphold organizational policy and bylaws. 

Provide support to the Board in preparing meeting agendas and supporting materials.

Organize and manage general meetings.

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.

Oversee the planning, implementation, execution and evaluation of special projects.

Oversee the design and delivery of training programs for League members and Executives to develop board, program and advocacy skills.

Human resources planning and management

Determine staffing requirements including the development of a job descriptions, staff recruitment and retention processes.

Implement human resources policy, procedure and practices.

Implement a performance management process for all staff and conduct annual performance reviews.

Coach and mentor staff as appropriate to improve performance.

Financial planning and management

Work with Treasurer to prepare an annual budget for board and membership approval.

Work with the Board to secure adequate funding for the operation.

Manage and approve expenditures within the authority delegated by the Board.

Administer the funds of the organization according to the approved budget and monitor the monthly cash flow of the organization.

Provide the Board with regular financial reports on the revenues and expenditures of the organization.

Community relations/advocacy

Communicate actively with stakeholders to keep them informed of the work of the organization

Monitor emerging issues and engage strategically when the EFCL can improve the success of leagues or the EFCL.

Establish good working relationships and collaborate with community groups, funders, elected officials, boards, and other organizations, to achieve the goals of the organization.

Risk management

Identify, evaluate and manage risks to the organization.

Preferred qualifications include:

Knowledge of Community Leagues, their missions and a commitment to increase their success

Residency in the City of Edmonton

Undergraduate degree or college diploma, or five years of progressive experience with community development.

Supportive of the community league movement.

Knowledge of, and experience with community issues and opportunities relating to the mission of the EFCL.

A solid understanding of civic process and how issues are handled and resolved in Edmonton

Advocacy experience with various levels of government

Excellent verbal and written communication skills and experience. Familiarity with Microsoft Office programs and the use of Social Media.

Experience managing and sustaining an organization of the scale of the EFCL

Experience managing a staff of five or more

Decision making and strategic planning skills

Experience with large project fundraising

Familiarity with Land Use Planning

Understanding of property management

Benefits/Hours of Work

Starting salary of $83,000 – 90,000/year.

Two weeks of paid vacation time per year to increase by statute, plus Christmas and Summer office closures.

Hours of work are from 8:30–4:30 Monday through Friday, along with some evening and weekend activities

Seventy-two (72) hours of paid sick leave per year. One third (1/3) of these hours can be converted to holiday time at year end.

Option of participating in the EFCL medical insurance and dental plan as well as the RRSP program.

Personal vehicle use is to be compensated at the rate of $0.50 per kilometer for round trips away from the office. An allowance of $80 a month will be provided to cover cellular phone expenses.

You will report directly to the Board of Directors via the President and will be evaluated after a three (3) month probationary period, and every twelve (12) months thereafter.

How To Apply

Please submit your application to by Friday, May 4. Please include in your covering letter any involvement you have had with community leagues and your understanding of their role in Edmonton's social development. This should include an outline of how you would implement our goals, mission, and vision to fulfill our mandate.
We would also like to see your resume, related LinkedIn profile link (if you have one) and the names of three references, one of which should be community-league related. Applicants’ education and work history will be verified and the references of those who are shortlisted will be confirmed.

The successful applicant will be subject to a criminal and vulnerable persons check.

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