Employment Opportunity: Executive Director

Job Summary

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Are you an accomplished manager with experience in a people oriented service organization? Are you looking for a challenging position assisting people living with mental health needs? Artbeat Studio (www.artbeatstudio.ca) needs an Executive Director (ED) to manage the organization and its programs.  The ED provides the leadership for maintaining daily operations and implementing the organization’s long term strategic plan based on its principles and vision.  The ideal ED is someone with strong leadership, interpersonal and collaborative skills. Mental health experience and a commitment to people’s development is an advantage.

Requirements:

Mental health experience

Post secondary education

Leadership abilities

Program management experience

 

Desired assets:

Accounting

Fund raising abilities

Grant application experience

Human resource management experience

 

The ED is responsible and accountable for the management of day-to-day operations and implementing the organization’s long term strategic plan.  An effective ED will provide leadership and organizational direction, based on Artbeat principles and vision. 

Some of the ED’s responsibilities include:

 

Operations:

  • Supervising staff and volunteers to achieve the administrative, stewardship and fundraising goals of Artbeat Studio, while promoting professional development through training, mentoring and evaluation.
  • Maintaining effective working relationships with federal, provincial and municipal government agencies, and private associations including mental health and arts organisations to ensure Artbeat programs are effective.

Administration:

  • Assuring appropriate financial controls, budget integrity and the supply of consumable supplies for the office and studios.
  • Coordinating and supporting fundraising efforts and effective grant and donor support, which includes maintaining records that assure the use of grant money consistent with the granter’s intent.

Board Support:

  • In consultation with Board members, manages the financial and physical resources of Artbeat Studio and leads the development of long range plans to meet the changing social, economic and cultural aspirations and objectives of Artbeat.
  • Represent and foster the organization’s reputation and rapport within the community, including assisting the Board, staff and program participants in promoting the Artbeat ideals, principles and operational methods.

 

Full Job Description

The Executive Director is a full time, permanent position responsible and accountable for the leadership, management and administration of Artbeat Studio Inc. Artbeat Studio enables those living with mental illness to engage in artistic expression that promotes recovery, empowerment and community by offering three distinct but interrelated projects as follows:  Artbeat Studio Artist-in-Residency Program (located at 4-62 Albert St); Studio Central, Urban Arts Centre (located at 2-444 Kennedy St); Upbeat Artworks, Gallery-Boutique (Social Enterprise) (located at Portage Place Shopping Centre).  The Executive Director provides leadership in day-to-day operations and in the development of the organization’s long term strategic vision based on Artbeat’s principles and programs. The Executive Director is responsible for managing and administering the program’s $350,000 annual operating budget. The Executive Director reports to the Chair of the Board of Directors.

Requirements:

  ▪      Mental health experience
  ▪      Post-secondary education
  ▪      Leadership abilities
  ▪      Program management experience


Desired assets:

  ▪      Interpersonal skills
  ▪      Collaborative skills
  ▪      Accounting
  ▪      NGO experience
  ▪      Fund raising abilities
  ▪      Artistic talents
  ▪      Grant application experience
  ▪      Human resource management experience

Responsibilities include:

Operations:

Supervising staff and volunteers to achieve the administrative, stewardship and fundraising goals at Artbeat Studio, while promoting their professional development through training, evaluation and mentoring, that
▪           Defines the responsibilities of staff and volunteers;
▪           Co-ordinates the workload of staff and volunteers; and
▪           Establishes objectives, standards and evaluating staff performance.

  • In collaboration with the Studio Facilitator and volunteer staff, directing the delivery of programs and services of Artbeat Studio
  • Representing the organization when needed to fundraise or get community support.
  • Maintaining effective working relationships with federal, provincial and municipal government agencies and private associations including mental health and arts organizations to ensure Artbeat programs are aligned with the programs offered by other agencies.
  • Analyzing and evaluating the effectiveness and adequacy of current programs.
  • Consulting with individual participants to determine their social-economic needs and assisting in coordinating available community resources within the scope of Artbeat Studio to best facilitate a positive experience.
  • Working with staff to leverage social networking platforms for program promotion, communication, fundraising and visibility.

Administration:

  • Attending to monthly expenses within prescribed spending limits.
  • Maintaining consumable supplies for the office and studios.
  • Organizing and overseeing participant-artists intake (selection team, application review and interviews).
  • Organizing special events.
  • Coordinating the publication of the “Artbeat Annual” journal.
  • Maintaining a database that will serve the fundraising and contacts responsibilities.
  • Maintaining records that assure the use of grant money consistent with the granter’s intent.
  • Providing the Treasurer with monthly records of financial transactions and the auditor with annual records for the certified audit. (QuickBooks)
  • Receiving and acknowledging gifts to Artbeat Studio and consulting with Board of Directors on gifts of an unusual nature. Providing charitable tax receipts where appropriate. 

Board:

  • Provides the Board with monthly status reports.
  • Prepares the agenda for meetings of the Board in consultation with the Board Chair, provides the Board all necessary budgets, reports, analysis, and maintains the corporate minute book and meets the requirements for corporate records.
  • In consultation with Board members, manages the financial and physical resources of Artbeat Studio Inc. and co-ordinates the development of long range plans to meet the changing social, economic and cultural aspirations and objectives of this not-for-profit corporation.
  • Plans, forecasts and controls financial expenditures by negotiating agreements for funding and programs and ensuring programs are managed in accordance with the terms and conditions of such agreements.

Other:

  • From time to time there will be a requirement to work evenings or weekends for meetings (ie. Board) and special events.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.

This Job Description is subject to reasonable changes as the position evolves.

Salary: $45-50,000 negotiable.

Deadline for application: November 11th, 2018

Send application to: contact@artbeatstudio.ca