We are seeking a leader who will provide vision, energy, and leadership in fulfillment of the Enchanté Network’s mandate on a national stage.
The Executive Director will be an experienced organizational leader and operational manager with the ability to champion the needs of the 2SLGBTQ+ community and to mobilize a dynamic staff team. The Executive Director will work collaboratively to facilitate social change through advocacy, policy engagement, and mentoring, and by supporting 2SLGBTQ+ organizations across Canada.
Our Mission: to maintain a thriving network where we develop and share programs, resources and knowledge to support 2Spirit and LGBTQ+ communities
Our Vision: Support for 2Spirit and LGBTQ+ communities from coast to coast to coast to be sustainable, vibrant, intersectional, indigenized and culturally competent
The Executive Director is responsible for the management of The Enchanté Network (TEN) and will report to the Board of Directors. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Fulfillment of TEN’s mission and vision through visionary, responsive, and creative thinking.
• Execution of TEN’s short- and long-term strategic plan.
• Building and maintaining meaningful relationships with Indigenous and 2Spirit people and communities, ensuring that TEN is fundamentally engaged in the work of indigenization and reconciliation.
• Oversight of all fiscal responsibilities including those necessary for auditing, budgeting, financial analysis, capital asset, and property management (if required) in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, board and TEN policies and procedures, and all other applicable rules and guidelines.
• All aspects of human resource management including, but not limited to, staff hiring, supervision, training, and termination; developing position descriptions, recommending compensation, identifying gaps in staff team and working to fill them, and applying Board-approved employee policies and benefits in accordance with federal and provincial requirements.
• Grant writing, applications, preparation, compliance, and reporting, with emphasis on new grant sources.
• Preparation and oversight of major donor campaigns, capital campaigns, corporate sponsorship programs, individual donations, and fundraising events.
• Establishing and strengthening partnerships with 2SLGBTQ+ community centres and groups at local, regional, and national levels throughout Canada.
• Oversight of (and developmental support for) programmatic initiatives for TEN, focusing on capacity building, membership engagement, and policy development.
• Development and implementation of new marketing strategies and programs to ensure the growth and stability of the organization.
• Visibility as a spokesperson for TEN and as an advocate for the rights and recognition of 2SLGBTQ+ centres and organizations country-wide. This includes advocacy, policy, and government/stakeholder relations.
• Fundraising: Experience in creating major donor campaigns, capital campaigns, corporate sponsorship programs, annual campaigns, and individual donor initiatives.
• Fiscal Management: Maintain effective systems of internal controls to account for all receipts and expenditures.
• Job Knowledge: understand the technical aspects of managing an organization; supporting staff in building, improving, and maintaining systems and workflows. Demonstrate previous experience with creating and managing a strategic plan. Keep current with social and political changes and their impact on TEN and the national 2SLGBTQ community. Attend Board and Executive Committee meetings and prepare appropriate reports as required by the Board. Clearly understand the mission and the vision of the organization and continuously work to promote TEN and achieve its goals.
• Diversity, Inclusion, and Anti-Oppressive Practice: Have demonstrated experience working with and for culturally diverse communities and supporting anti-oppressive principles and practices at the levels of leadership, human resource management, program development, and policy development.
• Initiative: Recognize and bring to the attention of the Board issues that affect the organization and implement plans to reach organizational goals as determined by the Board of Directors.
• Communication: Communicate and message effectively with multiple audiences using a variety of formats, including: written communications; verbal presentations and briefings to the media, the Board of Directors and other parties; presentations at meetings and to outside groups regarding a variety of issues affecting TEN.
• Dependability: Seek increasing responsibility while remaining conscientious, thorough, accurate, and reliable with respect to achieving the organization’s goals. Available and responsive to issues and concerns as they arise.
• Education and/or Experience: A postsecondary degree/diploma, at least five years of relevant experience, including serving in a managerial role. In lieu of educational requirements, additional years of relevant experience will be considered.
• Language: TEN operates in both French and English and we highly encourage applicants with fluency in French and English to apply, though it is not a requirement.
• Working Conditions: This position is remote. Incumbents can be located anywhere in Canada.
• Travel: The Executive Director must be able to travel to attend meetings, conferences, trainings and other events throughout Canada in fulfilling the responsibilities of the position.
• Flexibility: The Executive Director position requires occasional evening and weekend responsibilities.
• Background Check: An offer of employment will be contingent upon the final candidate successfully completing a routine background check.
$70,000 – $90,000 annually, dependent upon experience
37.5 hours per week, health and benefits package
TEN is committed to equity in its policies, programs, and hiring practices and ensures that applications from members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered. All qualified people who would contribute to the further diversification of our workplace are encouraged to apply.
For consideration, please submit your application by email with a cover letter, resume, and references by August 5th at 5pm EST to the attention of: Rachel Loewen Walker, search Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. We thank all applicants, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.