[Sust-mar] Job posting - Executive Director Nova Scotia-Gambia Association (Maternity Leave)

Clare Levin clevin at eastlink.ca
Sat Aug 21 09:37:20 EDT 2010


Reporting to: Board of Directors NSGA
Contract Length: 1 year (maternity leave)
Start Date: September 1st, 2010
Salary: $45,000 - $50,000 

The Nova Scotia -Gambia Association (NSGA) is an International Non -
Government Organisation (NGO) working in partnership with West Africans and
Canadians. The NSGA is an organisation that works together to create healthy
communities through education and health promotion initiatives.

General Description of the Role.

The Executive Director directs, manages and coordinates the operations of
the Nova Scotia - Gambia Association (NSGA) in Canada and overseas in
accordance with the Mission Statement of the Association, and the policies,
plans and procedures approved by the Board.

The Executive Director will focus on organizational capacity building,
profile-raising, and public engagement. The Executive Director will oversee
and monitor the work of our large and experienced staff in West Africa
ensuring the ongoing success and continuity of the work of NSGA.

Principle Tasks and Responsibilities

Fund Raising and Revenue Generation (35%)
*	Enhance and grow the organization's portfolio of individual,
corporate and foundation donors.  This will include identification,
cultivation and solicitation of new prospects from within the NSGA's network
of supporters and beyond.
*	Prepare and execute a comprehensive annual work plan to meet
established revenue targets in Individual Giving, Corporate Sponsorship and
Foundation grants
*	Work with Board of Directors and volunteers to develop and implement
special events within Atlantic Canada to raise awareness and funds for NSGA.
*	Develop and manage annual major gifts and planned giving campaign 

Public Engagement and Communications (30%)
*	Work closely with schools, colleges and universities- by offering
presentations and public engagement activities within Nova Scotia and
Atlantic Canada.Increase media coverage with local, national and
international media outlets regarding the work of NSGA.
*	Develop relationships with community and service clubs (rotary,
senate clubs) in the region to increase knowledge of the work of NSGA
*	Ensure NSGA communications materials are developed and distributed
widely among members, community and donors. 

Human Resources Management (15%)
*	Ensure that all staff in Canada and West Africa have clear
understanding of their roles and responsibilities and are receiving ongoing
feedback as well as annual performance reviews.
*	Recruit, train and retain volunteers to work in Canada and West
*	Support the development of staff through capacity building
opportunities such as training, cultural exchanges, and other growth
*	Develop and recommend for Board approval, and administer policies
and procedures with respect to position, recruitment, hiring, termination,
contractual arrangements, performance appraisal and salary/benefits.  

Program Planning and Management (10%)
*	Together with NSGA Board of Directors and Country Director in The
Gambia, set strategic directions for the organization.
*	Monitor and evaluate existing NSGA programs to ensure maximum
*	Oversee donor relations and ensure all donor expectations are met,
including narrative and financial reporting.
*	Ensure the expansion of projects using a community based
participatory approach to program and proposal development. 

Financial Management (10%)
*	Provide overall financial management and control for NSGA operations
in Canada and West Africa.
*	Work closely with the Finance Manager to prepare the annual
administrative budget of the Association for approval by the Board; and be
accountable for the control of financial resources once the budget has been
*	Work closely with Finance staff in Canada and West Africa to ensure
proper financial reporting to donors. 

Essential Requirements
*	Minimum of five years of previous experience in senior management
role with a non-governmental or government organization
*	University degree (Master's level preferred) in a relevant field
*	Advanced communication and interpersonal skills
*	Strong leadership and management skills
*	Experience working internationally (West Africa an asset)
*	Proven experience securing funding for a  non-profit organisation
*	Demonstrated project and financial management skills and experience

DEALINE FOR APPLICATION: Friday, August 27th at 4pm

Please submit application letter and CV electronically to:
HR at novascotiagambia.ca

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