The WRENCH is a non-profit organization that strives to make bikes and knowledge of bicycle
repair and maintenance assessable to the public by:
.Providing programming, education and resources for community
members, groups and
.Supporting and promoting bicycle use within the city
.Supporting new and existing community bike shops
Through collaboration with community groups, schools, municipal representatives and individuals,
.Provides access to cycling programming for youth groups, community organizations,
agencies and schools
.Supports and increases the number and skill level of school and community mechanics and
.Empowers youth and other community members through mentorship, t
raining, building confidence and self-esteem
.Reduces waste by refurbishing and recycling bicycles and bicycle parts
The WRENCH is seeking an Executive Director to provide organizational leadership and financial planning and management of The WRENCH.
.Participate with the Board in developing astrategic plan to guide the organization.
.Identify, assess and inform the Board of internal and external issues that affect the organization.
.Foster effective team work between the Board and the Executive Director, and between the Executive Director and other employees.
.Act as a spokesperson for the organization, subject to the Board's direction.
.Represent the organization at community activities to enhance the organization's community profile.
Financial planning and management
.Work with staff and Board to prepare a comprehensive budget.
.Coordinate all aspects of fundraising, including developing foundation proposals, securing donations and sponsorship, fundraising events, and donor recognition.
.Ensure that sound bookkeeping and accounting procedures are followed.
.Administer the funds of the organization according to the approved budget and monitor the monthly cash flow of the organization.
.Provide the Board with comprehensive, regular reports on the revenues and expenditures of the organization, including a monthly financial analysis.
Operational and program planning and management
.Develop operational plans that work towards the strategic direction of the organization.
.Oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of the organization's programs and services.
.Ensure that the organization's operation meets the expectations of the Board, funders and clients.
.Oversee the efficient and effective operation of the organization.
.Draft policies and procedures for the Board, review existing policies and procedures and recommend appropriate changes.
.Support the Board by preparing meeting agendas and supporting materials.
.Deliver a monthly report to the Board, giving the status of each area of responsibility.
Human resources planning and management
.Determine staffing requirements for management of the organization and delivery of programs.
.Establish a positive, healthy and safe work environment in accordance with all appropriate legislation and regulations.
.Implement a performance management process for all staff, which includes an annual performance review.
Community relations and advocacy
.Communicate with stakeholders to keep them informed of the organization's work and to identify changes in the community served by the organization.
.Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups, schools, youth groups, cycling groups, funders, and media and other organizations to help achieve the organization's goals.
.Ability to self direct, prioritize and meet deadlines
.Excellent interpersonal communication and conflict management skills
.Experience working with non-profit/community organizations and boards
.Project management from conceptual design to final assessment
.Proven experience in non -profit fundraising and grant writing
.Familiarity with community bike shops and other local cycling organizations
.Awareness and sensitivity to issues of marginalization (sexism, racism, classism) and cultural diversity
.Understanding of community economic development principles
.Experience working with Aboriginal and newcomer communities
.Experience working with youth and knowledge of community based youth serving organizations
.Experience building consensus within and between organizations
The successful candidate will be required to complete a child abuse registry check and a criminal record check.
Monday, June 22, 2015
Start Date: ASAP
Please submit resume and cover letter to The WRENCH Hiring Committee by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org