Job Opportunity – Co-Executive Director – WRENCH

The WRENCH (Winnipeg Repair Education and Cycling Hub) is a non-profit organization that strives to make bikes and knowledge of bicycle repair and maintenance accessible to the public by:

  • Providing programming, education, and resources for community members, groups, and organizations
  • Supporting and promoting bicycle sue within the city
  • Supporting new and existing community bike shops

Through collaboration with community groups, schools, municipal representatives and individuals, The WRENCH:

  • 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 volunteers
  • Empowers youth and other community members through mentorship, training, building
    confidence and self-esteem
  •  Reduces waste by refurbishing and recycling bicycles and bicycle parts

The WRENCH is seeking a Co-Executive Director to provide organizational leadership and financial
planning and management of The WRENCH.

Job Description

Leadership

  • Participate with the Board and co-ED to guide the continued growth of 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 standard 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 report.

Operational and program 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 operation of the organization.
  • Review existing policies and procedures and recommend 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.
  • Determine staffing requirements for the organization.
  • Maintain a positive, healthy and safe work environment.
  • Implement/Maintain a performance management process for all staff, which includes an annual performance review.

Community relations and advocacy

  • Communicate with stakeholders to keep them engaged.
  • Establish/Maintain good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups,
    schools, youth groups, cycling groups, funders and other organizations to help achieve organizational goals.
  • Act as media liaison for organization and arrange media & promotion for community events

Qualifications

  • 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
  • Experience in 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
  • Familiarity with social enterprise funding
  • Experience working with youth, Aboriginal and newcomer communities
  • Experience building consensus within and between organizations

The successful candidate will be required to complete a child abuse registry check and criminal record check.
Application deadline: Friday, August 11, 2017
Annual Salary: $45,000 to $50,000, with benefits package
Start Date: ASAP
Please submit resume and cover letter to The WRENCH Hiring Committee to: info@thewrench.ca

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