We’re Hiring! Executive Director
Northern Lights Festival Boréal is seeking a new Executive Director to lead the operations of the organization.
The Northern Lights Festival Boreal is the longest, continuously-running, outdoor music festival in Canada, hosting its 50th annual event in 2022. The bilingual festival is known for presenting francophone, Aboriginal, multicultural, emerging and international artists across a variety of musical genres.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will play an instrumental role in planning the Northern Lights Festival Boreal, located in Sudbury, ON. The ideal candidate is well organized with strong communication and financial management skills and will thrive in this exciting role offering a creative outlet.
The incumbent will be responsible for:
- Oversee financial management of the organization, including the development and implementation of the annual budget, in collaboration with the Board of Directors
- Overall administration of the corporation, including but not limited to: reviewing and evaluating the results of the program activities; ensuring that contractual obligations are being fulfilled; allocating resources for greater program effectiveness and efficiency; developing organizational and administrative policies and program objectives for Board consideration
- Ensure finances, facilities, and other property of the organization are properly safeguarded, insured, and administered
- Development of short, intermediate, and long-term plans and programs with supporting budgets and other goals for submission to the Board
- Recruitment and supervision of all operational and support staffing including employees, volunteers, and contractors including conducting interviewing, hiring, and training staff, and planning, assigning, and directing work
- To ensure that a positive, productive, and innovative work environment exists within the organization, maintaining open, honest, and effective communication with membership, stakeholders, and staff
- Oversee all public relations for the organization and, in collaboration with the President of the Board of Directors, act as the official spokesperson of the NLFB
- Liaise with other organizations, including, but not limited to, all levels of government, the Canadian music community, other local, national, and international stakeholders of the music/arts community, and local music and arts organizations
- Maintain good relations with the media, local, regional, and national
- Ensure all matters related to the membership community, stakeholders, volunteers, and the public are communicated effectively
- The Executive Director is the key advisor to the Board of Directors and will maintain open, honest, and effective communication with the Board of Directors and the Board Chair through timely reports dealing with all significant matters pertaining to the operations of the NLFB
- Provide advice, information, and counsel to the Board in the development and implementation of strategic direction and strategies for the organization. This includes, but is not limited to, providing advice, information, and counsel to the Board in the creation of policies and programs
- Assist the Chair of the Board and committee chairs in setting annual goals and objectives for the corporation and various committees
- Manage the development, implementation, and accomplishment of annual operational goals, as approved by the Board
- 2+ years of experience in not-for-profit sector or a related field with leadership responsibilities and a proven ability to effectively work with a Board of Directors
- French and/or First Nations language considered a strong asset
- Post secondary education considered a strong asset
- High level strategic thinking and planning with an ability to convey goals for the organization to the Board
- Experience with successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results
- Financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making, and reporting
- Proven success in establishing relationships with individuals and organization including funders, partner agencies and volunteers with experience in active fundraising and grant writing
- Proficient written and oral communication skills
- Strong organizational skills, including planning, delegating, program development, task facilitation, and document control
- Demonstrated work ethic with a high level of energy
- Compelling leadership skills and ability to be transparent with the ability to oversee and collaborate with staff
Applications can be e-mailed to email@example.com.
Posting closes Friday May 21 2021 at 5:00 p.m.