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You will engage with key stakeholders to ensure that the plan is coordinated and communicated with a high degree of clarity. Through the exercise of developing an operational plan, you will be responsible for the interpretation and administration of existing policies and will research and develop new policies for approval by the Board of Directors.
Stakeholder & Partnership Development
Fundraising is critical to the success of the organization and your efforts will be heavily focused on developing and maintaining strong relationships with the sport community, funding partners, politicians and other key stakeholders.
You will be responsible for developing and executing financial, operating, human resources and risk management, fundraising, marketing and awareness plans based on the Board approved strategic plan.
Executive Director @ Shooting Federation of Canada
Company: Shooting Federation of Canada
Position: Executive Director
Location: Canada (remote)
The Shooting Federation of Canada (SFC) is the national sport governing body responsible for the development and governing of organized, recreational, and competitive target shooting in and for Canada. To promote the growth of our sport, the SFC delivers programs for officials, coaches, volunteers, and high performance athletes and domestic programs that support the pathway to high performance, in addition to hosting major national championships. The organization has relationships with Sport Canada, The Canadian Olympic Committee, Own the Podium and various provincial sport organizations. SFC is increasingly engaged with its members across Canada, both clubs and individuals, to advance the sport opportunities for all ages and levels and physical abilities.
Skills & Experience
You ideally possess a Master’s degree in higher education, student development, physical education, kinesiology, sport administration or equivalent. You have a high degree of political acumen and have a thorough understanding of how to manage relationships on a local, provincial, federal and national level which has led to success in the area of funding, partnerships and sponsorships.
Communication & Leadership
You are extremely comfortable as the face of an organization with a proven ability to communicate effectively, ideally in both official languages. You will bring a strong understanding of the management of sport organizations and experience balancing a wide spectrum of expectations on how to effectively manage a sport organization.
Strategic Planning & Operations
From your tenure in leadership roles, you will have in-depth knowledge with the development of risk management strategies, plans and processes that enable sound communication and decision-making plans by identifying, analyzing, evaluating, treating, monitoring and reviewing organizational risks. You will bring deep experience with financial management including financial controls, decision-making, planning, budgeting, analyzing data, monitoring, and reporting on the financial health of an organization.
Throughout your career, you will have had experience in progressive leadership roles within a not-for-profit sport organization and exposure working with a volunteer Board of Directors in a governance structure. You are well-versed in the development, implementation, and management of human resource strategies and plans for both paid and volunteer positions including recruitment, training and development, retention and evaluation.
Summary of the Role
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will provide operational leadership, planning, evaluation and oversight of all functional departments in order to support the organization’s core mandate and the delivery of both short term and long term goals. The responsibilities of the role are exceptionally diverse and will call on your ability to balance your time effectively with both internal and external mandates on a day-to-day basis.
As the Executive Director, you will be responsible for developing and executing financial, operating, human resources and risk management, fundraising, marketing and awareness plans based on the Board approved strategic plan. In developing the operational plan, you will engage with key stakeholders to ensure that the plan is coordinated and communicated with a high degree of clarity. Through the exercise of developing an operational plan, you will be responsible for the interpretation and administration of existing policies and will research and develop new policies for approval by the Board of Directors. You will oversee and implement appropriate resources to ensure successful operation of the Federation, events, and programs.
As an advocate for target shooting sports in Canada, you will represent SFC by building strong relationships with the membership, government, external stakeholders, and partners to ensure SFC has a significant voice for target shooting sports in Canada. You will act as the primary spokesperson to members, media, and the general public. It will be a key priority for you to enhance the SFC’s image by being active and highly visible in the sport community and working closely with stakeholders and partners.
Due to the historical nature of SFC’s fundraising strategy including grants and sponsorship funding, you will also be responsible to assist with the upkeep of proposal development and grant writing. Fundraising is critical to the success of the organization and your efforts will be heavily focused on developing and maintaining strong relationships with the sport community, funding partners, politicians and other key stakeholders. Not only will you practice good stewardship but you also will bring a creative and detailed approach to identifying new sources of funding in order to maintain the financial integrity of SFC and ensure that it maintains a positive and sustainable financial position.
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