SWOVA is hiring an Acting Executive Director

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Acting Executive Director – Position Available

Employment term: 10 months, beginning in October, 2018

Job Title: SWOVA Acting Executive Director
Responsible to: Board of Directors

Hours of Work: 21 hours per week
Salary: TBD, paid bi-weekly

The Acting Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the
organization according to the strategic direction developed with the Board of Directors.
Working Conditions: Typically, in an office environment but travel to other workplaces may also be required.
Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.

Duties include:
• Implement an operational plan, which incorporates goals and objectives that work towards the strategic
direction of the organization.
• Seek funding opportunities; prepare grant proposals (including budgets); maintain relationships with
funding organizations.
• Fiscal oversight of organization. Negotiate contracts with funders; report to Board of Directors and to
funding organizations on financial status; review program budgets; submit financial statements to funders,
meeting their timelines; manage general expenses of SWOVA office in conjunction with the bookkeeper.
• Primary spokesperson for the agency- other staff may share in publicizing their work. Acting ED will review
and approve internally developed publications/products prior to dissemination.
• Coordinate monthly staff meetings and plan for professional development of staff.
• Attend Board meetings and report to Board. Participate in visioning and strategic planning. As one who
networks in the community, the Acting ED will support the Board in its membership development.
• Expand relationships in the community and with provincial organizations with similar goals. Network in
violence prevention sector. Respond to program inquiries and any program complaints and keep Board
• Participate in professional development opportunities as they relate to the Acting Executive Director
• Oversee program development and delivery including program evaluation, for SWOVA’s programs.

• University degree in a related field, or relevant experience.
• Experience with grant writing and fundraising within a non profit organization.
• Experience in managing a non profit organization.
• Excellent communication and organization skills.
• Knowledge and understanding of respectful leadership and the ability to inspire others as well as provide
constructive feedback.
• Project management experience. Including concept/design, human resources, timelines, and budget.
• The Acting Executive Director is responsible for balancing their work and personal life. This may require
prioritizing work to accomplish strategic goals within the allotted time.
• Ability to be self-managed, and self-directed. Able to manage workloads and allocate time appropriately.
• Criminal record check (required for all staff).

Please submit cover letter and resume by Friday September 14 @ 4 pm to: info@swova.org

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