168 Wall Street Saskatoon, SK S7K 1N4

Job Posting for the Executive Director Position of the Saskatoon Indian and Metis Friendship Centre

Title: Executive Director

Reports to: SIMFC Board of Directors

Reporting to this position: Housing Team Manager, Programs Manager, All departmental team based staff

Job Summary

The Executive Director serves as executive director of the Saskatoon Indian and Metis Friendship Centre (SIMFC) and, in partnership with the Board, is responsible for the success of the SIMFC. Together, the Board and Executive Director assure SIMFC’s relevance to the community, the accomplishment of SIMFC mission and vision, and the accountability of the SIMFC to its members. The Board delegates responsibility for management and day-to-day operations to the Executive Director, and s/he has the authority to carry out these responsibilities, in accordance with the direction and policies established by the Board. The Executive Director provides direction and enabling to the Board as it carries out its governance functions.

Duties and Responsibilities

- Provides leadership to the Organization as a whole, by implementing the strategic plan and acting as a liaison with other organizations and stakeholders on a municipal level

- Acts as the spokesperson for the organization

- Directs and oversees long-term and short term strategic plans

- Delegates authority and responsibility to managerial staff and team based departments

- Manages the operations of the Organization


- Provide internal leadership and direction to staff and develop strategic approaches and initiatives based on the strategic plan of the Organization.

- Develop and coordinate all public relations strategies

- Provide senior level advice, strategic analysis to the Board of Directors and President as requested or as they arise

- Ensures the effective management and guidance of staff, conducts staff meetings and management meetings to ensure effective and efficient operations


- Ensure the President is informed on all important matters and activities undertaken pertinent to the Organization;

- Act as an ex-officio non-voting member of all Committees of the Board of Directors and will provide such Committees with all necessary information and advice to perform their function;

- Ensure consistent reporting to the Board of Directors at each Board meeting and support the Executive Committee at the Annual meetings of the Organization


- Manage the operations of the Organization

- Works with the Board of Directors on governance policy issues by providing support and by initiating approved recommendations or actions

- Ensures compliance to minimum standards in accordance with all government legislation, regulations and guidelines pertinent to the organization’s role as an employer and non-profit agency

- Recommends to the Board changes to policies and procedures that would improve the organization

- Determines hiring, evaluation, training and/or equipment needs of employees, taking into account annual budget allocations

- Submits all information, reports and records as requested or required by law to appropriate government officials or the board of directors

- Develops and implements operational plans, policies, and goals that further strategic objectives


- Working with the Comptroller, will maintains full awareness of the complete financial, statistical, and accounting records of the organization


- Minimum of 3 years’ experience in successful management and human resources

- Minimum of some post secondary required, Bachelors degree preferred

- Extensive knowledge of First Nations and Metis Cultures

-Extensive Supervisory experience

- Demonstrated Experience in successful grant writing

- Demonstrated experience in event coordination and program management

- Aboriginal Candidate preferred

- Fluency in an Aboriginal Language is an asset

Salary is negotiable and based on experience

Application deadline is 12:00pm (noon) on September 15, 2017

Please Submit a Resume and Cover Letter by email, fax, or in person to:

Personnel Committee

Saskatoon Indian and Metis Friendship Centre

168 Wall Street, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7W 0M5

Phone: 306-244-0174

Fax: 306-664-2536

Email: careers@simfc.ca


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