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Position: Executive Director/Literacy Outreach Coordinator

40 hours per week, $28-$30/hr

May 1st, 2021-December 30th, 2022 (19 months)



The Executive Director/LOC position exists to organize, manage, and promote the day-to-day business of the Society including budget management, reporting and fund sourcing, grant writing; conduct outreach in the community, oversee and manage all staff and programming, liaise with the board of directors and under the guidance on the board, drive the strategic vision of the Society through program planning.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recruiting, training and supporting staff

  • Managing current funding contracts while pursuing new funding opportunities through grant writing and fundraising

  • Researching and developing local community projects

  • Support community planning collaborations for literacy work; coordinate relevant and effective literacy events and programs with community groups

  • Maintain existing partnerships within the community and seek new partnerships with local and regional stakeholders

  • Build positive relationships with community groups, First Nations, seniors, local government, educational institutions, businesses and other non-profit groups

  • Support collaboration and information sharing within the community

  • Work with and support the FNCLS Board of Directors to drive the FNCLS strategic plan

  • Market and promote literacy in the community

  • Recruiting and recommending members to the board of Directors

  • Manage staff by overseeing the day to day programming, guiding program planning sessions and administering performance evaluations

  • Administering programs in a cost-effective manner

  • Managing program budgets and overseeing staff spending per program

  • Preparing and producing reports for the board and as needed for funders

  • Overseeing the maintenance of statistical information

  • Providing supervision and support for staff members

  • Preparing and submitting financial reports and program updates for board meetings

  • Organizing and attending board meetings

  • Providing information and support to directors and committees as needed

  • Discussing day to day issues with board Chair as needed

Position requirements:

  • A university degree or diploma in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Experience working in a management administration role and/or in social programs

  • A criminal records check

Skills and Abilities:

  • Well-organized, strong project and time management skills

  • Superior communication skills, written and oral

  • Superior grant writing skills

  • Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Willingness and ability to embrace the principles of lifelong learning and to understand the diverse dynamics of community literacy needs

Personal Characteristics:

  • Ethical and honest

  • Self-motivate. Able to work with minimum supervision

  • Outgoing and energetic

  • Positive and professional attitude


Email resume and cover letter in PDF format to

For more information, contact Seanah Roper at 250 774 4415.

Competition closes March 15th, 2021

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