Position: Executive Director
Organization: Toronto Vegetarian Association
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Reporting to the Board of Directors (Board), the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the Toronto Vegetarian Association (TVA)’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission, to inspire people to choose a healthier, greener, more compassionate lifestyle through plant-based eating. This role is responsible for establishing and executing major goals and objectives for the organization. They will provide leadership, direction and guidance for TVA’s activities, while analyzing and evaluating the effectiveness of all organization operations. They will develop and maintain organizational structure and effective personnel, coordinate major activities through subordinates and appraise assigned personnel. They will implement the strategic plan and policies as approved by the Board. They will be the lead spokesperson for TVA to other agencies, community and civic organizations, donors, funders and supporters, and the general public.
Board of Directors
TYPE OF POSITION
Full time – one-year contract with potential to renew contract
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
A. Strategic Planning and Management
Direct and oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of the organization's short and long term strategic plans, programs and services.
Oversee the planning, implementation, execution and evaluation of special projects.
Provide leadership to organization personnel through effective objective setting, delegation, and communication.
Oversee the development of an operational plan which incorporates goals and objectives that work towards the strategic direction of the organization
Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the organization
Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence.
Ensure effective systems to track scaling progress, and regularly evaluate program components, to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents.
Maintain and support an effective managerial staff.
Conduct staff meetings to disseminate pertinent information.
Actively engage and energize TVA’s volunteers, board members, event committees, partnering organizations, and funders.
Ensure that operations are implemented and conducted in accordance with TVA’s constitution and by-laws, its mission statement, and any approved Board policies.
Attend meetings of the Board and attend (or designate another staff, as appropriate) Board committee meetings.
Working with committees, draft policies for Board approval and prepare procedures to implement the organizational policies; review existing policies on an annual basis and recommend changes to the Board, as appropriate.
Provide staff support to the Board by preparing meeting agenda (in consultation with the Chair) and supporting materials.
Report to the Board on activities and concerns regarding the operation of TVA on a monthly (or “as needed”) basis.
Work with the Nominating & Governance Committee on Board recruitment
Act as the lead spokesperson for organization.
Working with the Marketing & Development Committee, develop and implement an annual communications plan; develop an effective social media strategy.
Oversee all aspects of communications—from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger brand and raising TVA’s visibility.
Create, update, and oversee the distribution of promotional materials for TVA.
Meet with community members and organizations to tell the TVA story and to gain financial support.
Encourage and build strong and positive partnerships with community agencies, individuals and government.
Develop and execute a PR strategy, including representing TVA through media appearances and interviews to increase TVA’s visibility.
Maintain ongoing communications and stewardship of our donors.
Oversee timely and effective communications to members.
D. Human Resources
Foster a healthy organizational culture; encourage and value diversity.
Ensure that appropriate salary and wage structures are maintained.
Ensure that job descriptions are current.
Conduct performance appraisals as required.
Formulate and implement corrective action as needed.
Lead, coach, develop, and retain TVA’s high-performance team.
Assist with Board development efforts, including Board member orientation and training.
Maintain full awareness of the complete financial, statistical, and accounting records of the organization.
Ensure that operating results established in the annual budget are achieved and the control of operating expenses within budget.
Ensure the accuracy, integrity, and timeliness of all financial accounting and reporting.
Ensure the preparation of budgets and forecasts for board approval.
Report on the financial affairs of TVA to the Board as required.
Negotiate contracts and agreements within Board-approved limits.
Maintain an effective and cost-efficient office environment.
F. Perform other duties as requested and required.
Knowledge, skills and abilities
Proficiency in the use of Mac computers for:
The ED should demonstrate competence in some or all of the following:
Please submit your resume and cover letter in one Word or pdf document, along with your salary expectations, to:
This posting will remain open until filled.
TVA encourages applications from people representing the diverse community we serve. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), TVA will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require any accommodations, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.
We thank all candidates for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Sep 30 2018 ID: 47890