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Circle for Aboriginal Relations (CFAR) Society – Executive Director Position

The Circle for Aboriginal Relations (CFAR) is a registered non-profit, non-partisan Society of professionals from diverse backgrounds who work within Aboriginal relations groups in communities, governments and industries.  Our mission is to provide leadership in Aboriginal, government and industry relations by creating a circle of relatives to foster a broad understanding of different perspectives. CFAR facilitates the development of trust, respect and credibility among our membership and with others.
 
CFAR is seeking an experienced Executive Director to successfully lead and manage the organization according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The Executive Director is responsible and accountable for the following:

Strategic, program and operational planning and management

• Participate with the Board of Directors in executing the organization’s vision and strategic plan
• In accordance with organization’s vision, mission, strategic plan and/or Board direction:
   ▪ Identify and scope the program and service needs of the organization and oversee the planning, implementation, delivery and evaluation of CFAR’s programs and services
   ▪ Develop an operational plan and oversee day-to-day operations to satisfy member, sponsor, Board and community partner expectations and deliverables
• Work with the Board of Directors to evolve CFAR’s organizational governance framework
   ▪ Work with the Board President to schedule Board activities and to provide materials for same as required
• Responsible to ensure that the outcomes of CFAR programs are achieved within the expectations of the Board and in compliance with the funder contract agreements
• Communicate regularly with CFAR staff, volunteers and Board on the status and progress of the organization in meeting its goals and objectives
 
Human resources planning and management

• Foster a team environment between the Board, the Executive Director, staff and volunteers
• In consultation with the Board, determine human resource requirements for the organization (e.g. staffing, volunteers, consultants, etc.), develop position profiles, and recruit to meet CFAR’s operational, program and service needs
• Oversee and manage the activities and performance of CFAR staff and volunteers

Financial planning and management

• Work with staff and the Finance Committee to prepare annual and long-term comprehensive budgets, event budgets, and provide the Board with regular financial and event reports   
• Work with the Board to develop a business plan and secure adequate funding for the organization. Activities may include but are not limited to:
   ▪ Researching funding sources, initiating and overseeing the development of fundraising plans and proposals, and participating in fundraising activities
• Administer organizational funds according to the approved budget, monitor monthly cash flow, and approve expenditures within Board delegated authority.
• Ensure organizational compliance with all relevant legislation and that sound bookkeeping and accounting procedures are followed
 
Community and External Relations

• In addition to the Board President, serve as spokesperson for the organization and represent CFAR at public activities to promote and enhance the reputation of the organization
• Develop and implement communications strategies, and build and maintain relationships with external stakeholders and rights holders to profile the organization and to identify changes in the community served by the organization
• Participate in local, provincial and national forums to increase awareness of CFAR as well as develop relationships that will enhance CFAR’s ability to achieve its strategic goals
• Conduct official correspondence on behalf of and jointly with the Board as appropriate
• Identify CFAR supporters and engage their commitment as partner organizations, donors, and/or volunteers as appropriate
• Provide and/or arrange for the provision of culturally appropriate guidance in general and upon specific request to do so

Risk management

• Identify and evaluate the risks to the organization’s people (members, staff, Board, volunteers), property, finances, goodwill, and image and work with CFAR staff and Board to implement measures to mitigate risks
• Organize Board governance training and ensure that there is an annual refresher to keep exiting members current and to provide training to new members

Qualifications

• The candidate will possess a strong background and interest in community relations and a post-secondary degree or equivalent. A graduate degree would be an asset
• 5 or more years of progressive management experience in the non-profit sector and/or experience as an Indigenous Community Industry Relations professional
• Knowledge of leadership and management principles as they relate to non-profit/ voluntary organizations
• Experience in human resources, financial, business and project management practices
• Knowledge of relevant federal and provincial legislation applicable to non-profit and voluntary sector organizations including: authorities, employment standards, human rights, occupational health and safety, taxation, CPP, EI, health coverage etc.
• Knowledge of current challenges and opportunities relating to the mission of CFAR
• Strong interpersonal and social skills
• Problem solving and critical and strategic thinking skills
• The ability to work in a fast-paced environment
• Experience working with Indigenous communities and representatives
• Developed and diverse network
• Experience with membership-based and/or volunteer organizations would be an asset.
• Knowledge of Aboriginal culture, history and language is considered an asset
• Demonstrated track record in organizational leadership that has created effective results is considered an asset.
• Other related skills required include: personal organization, proficiency with computer software and technology, and social media
 
Personal characteristics

The ideal candidate should be adaptable, ethical, client-focused, creative, respectful, decisive, and accountable. It is also desired that the candidate display qualities of leadership, teamwork, relationship building, collaboration, strategic thinking and effective communication.
 
Working Conditions

• The Executive Director will work out of his/her home office. As such, the position can be based anywhere in Alberta.
• CFAR’s mission and mandate will require the Executive Director work in non-standard workplaces.
• This is a Part-Time role, consisting of 20 hours per week with possible exceptions during leadups to events. 
• The Executive Director will occasionally need to work evenings, weekends, and overtime hours to accommodate activities such as Board meetings, events and representing the organization at public events.
• Some travel will be required
 
Reporting

• The Executive Director will report to the President of the organization

Preference will be given to candidates that identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Metis, Inuit or Native American; status or non-status).


Please send your resume electronically to Sandra Sutter at president@cfarsociety.ca

For further information, please contact info@cfarsociety.ca

 

 

Circle for Aboriginal Relations (CFAR) Society – Bookkeeper Position


The Circle for Aboriginal Relations (CFAR) is a registered non-profit, non-partisan Society of professionals from diverse backgrounds who work within Aboriginal relations groups in communities, governments and industries.  Our mission is to provide leadership in Aboriginal, government and industry relations by creating a circle of relatives to foster a broad understanding of different perspectives. CFAR facilitates the development of trust, respect and credibility among our membership and with others.
 
CFAR is seeking an experienced part-time bookkeeper to oversee the organization’s financial data and compliance by maintaining accurate books on accounts payable and receivable, payroll, and daily financial entries and reconciliations, and provide support to the Executive Director and Board of Directors. This position entails an average commitment of 20 hours a month with respect to Primary Duties and Responsibilities.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The Bookkeeper is responsible and accountable for the following:

Bookkeeping

• Entry of all sales invoices – events, sponsorships, memberships
• Entry of all payments received – issue receipts
• Entry of all purchase invoices
• Entry of all payments issued
• Preparation and mail out or delivery of payments
• Bank Reconciliations
• Financial Reports
• Follow-up on Accounts Receivable
• Provide documentation for Review or Audit purposes
• Participate in Review or Audit process
• File management – both electronic & paper
 
Memberships and Sponsorships

• Provide information about memberships with the interest of growing our membership base
• Provide information about sponsorships with the interest of increasing revenue
• Follow-up on interested parties
• Maintain up-to-date membership and sponsorship lists to provide to board members and subcommittees
• Provide corporate membership information for website updates
• Pursue renewals of memberships by advising when membership year is expiring
 
Other

• Respond to all e-mail, mail and phone enquiries either personally or by redirection
• Make bank deposits
• Communicate with Treasurer or Executive Director as to what needs attention
• Provide necessary information to Treasurer or Executive Director for board members for meetings
• Liaise with board members
• Attendance at meetings
• Travel for meetings
• Maintenance and management of e-mail accounts and distribution lists
• File management – both electronic & paper
 
Qualifications

The candidate will possess a strong background and interest in supporting the non-profit sector and/or experience in Indigenous Community Industry Relations or related work.  The successful candidate will show proficiency in:
• Developing Standards
• Analyzing Information
• Dealing with Complexity
• Reporting Research Results
• Data Entry Skills
• Accounting
• Attention to Detail
• Confidentiality
• Some travel will be required
 
Reporting

• The Bookkeeper will report to the Executive Director

Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree or diploma in accounting, finance, or related field preferred
• Previous bookkeeping experience required

Preference will be given to candidates that identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Metis, Inuit or Native American; status or non-status).

Please send your resume electronically to Sandra Sutter at president@cfarsociety.ca
 
For further information, please contact info@cfarsociety.ca