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Lead and oversee strategic and operational management of the organization
Influence the lives of young attendees and youthful volunteers
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You will build upon previous success, all while setting the direction for the organization going forward
Executive Director @ Glebe Neighbourhood Activities Group
Company: Glebe Neighbourhood Activities Group (GNAG)
Position: Executive Director
Location: Ottawa, ON
The Glebe Neighbourhood Activities Group (GNAG) is a non-for-profit, volunteer driven organization, dedicated to enriching life in the community through recreational services and programs. Together, staff and volunteers support a range of offerings for Ottawa residents to enjoy, within and around the Glebe region. In partnership with the City of Ottawa, local businesses, and community associations, GNAG provides a well rounded curriculum of activities, events, and programs ranging from: Arts & Culture, General Interest, Fitness & Wellness, Camps and Childcare.
Skills & Experience
Able to develop and implement short and long term strategic plans while overseeing a team with diverse responsibilities
Strong Business Acumen
You have skills within HR, legal, marketing, and management, and are familiar with managing financials
Strong record of accomplishment in the not-for-profit sector or other relevant sectors having built your career around community, recreational initiatives, or social advocacy
Being community centric, you are comfortable interacting with children, youth, and seniors, and are quite passionate about making impactful exchanges
You have knowledge when it comes to community liasing and developing relationships with community partners
You have successfully sourced, written, and won grants or negotiated other funding opportunities
Summary of the Role
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will lead and oversee strategic and operational management of the organization. Key facets of this role will include effective stakeholder management, organizational development, financial responsibility, oversight of new and existing programs, and ensuring continuous staff management, retention and growth.
Leading operations, you will develop and clearly articulate the organization’s future strategy and roadmap which fosters innovative ideas, methods, techniques, and tools. To ensure the quality and effectiveness of programming, you will identify priorities, objectives, and gaps within activities and services, making recommendations and revisions as necessary.
Effective leadership of your team is a key aspect of this role. Upon establishing trust, you will build upon and enhance a collaborative, fun, inclusive, and high performing environment. On a daily basis, you will be expected to thoughtfully guide, motivate, and provide support to your team, assisting them with any issues that may arise, as well as maintaining an exceptional level of service for community members. All staff are different and you must be adaptive in your approach to leadership, acting as a calming influence within the team. You will be comfortable delegating where appropriate, calculating risk management, making operational adjustments, and monitoring team members, keeping track of progress and growth. You will know when to ask thought provoking questions to engage the team and provide necessary resources while encouraging creativity.
Developing and maintaining key relationships with external stakeholders is a fundamental component to this role which includes community groups such as the local Business Improvement Area (BIA), Glebe Community Association, Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group, along with the City of Ottawa staff. Taking an active part in providing communications for the Glebe Report (community newspaper) will also be a necessary part of your advocacy to engage participants. You will represent GNAG in a professional light, when launching outreach efforts or connecting with other organizations.
Stepping into a post-pandemic environment, you will be responsible for reviewing and rebuilding revenue streams and engagement viability. With this oversight, you will provide guidance to ensure participation is supported, enhanced, and wide-reaching. You will continue producing successful programs and events, while researching new potential funding and revenue sources. This includes building key partnerships and working alongside the board and staff to develop actionable fundraising plans.
The Executive Director will conduct, manage, and execute a strategic plan for the organization’s future by leveraging current successes, increasing stakeholder engagement, and empowering the operational staff. Efficiently maintaining alignment in these key areas will be integral to the continued success of the organization.