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Interim Executive Director

Employment Opportunity

Interim Executive Director

Writers’ Guild of Alberta, Edmonton

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA) is seeking a dynamic, experienced Executive Director for an interim period from November 2014 through March, 2015.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

The successful candidate will effectively represent the WGA, its mission, its members, and its programs. The position involves direct responsibility for three full-time staff and one part-time staff as well as interaction with a number of contract employees and seasonal staff.  The Executive Director works under the direction of a policy board to design, develop and implement strategic plans for the organization in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner. The Executive Director is also responsible for the day-to-day operation of the organization. Responsibilities include overseeing all day-to-day functions of the organization including program development and delivery, financial management, personnel, communications, and acting as a liaison with funding bodies.

The successful candidate must have a proven track record of leadership in administration, financial management and human resources. A minimum of two years experience as the leader of a not-for-profit arts organization would be ideal, but parallel experience in business or other management settings will be considered. A passion for writing and the literary arts and experience working in the field is a must

The successful candidate will possess excellent communications skills and high standards of performance. She/he will be a strategic planner, meeting short-term commitments while remaining focused on a larger, long-term vision. She/he will liaise with writers, funders, the publishing industry and other provincial and national literary organizations to help develop a positive and progressive literary community in Alberta.

As this is a short-term interim position, the successful candidate will be required to settle into the job quickly and immediately take on the many roles of the Executive Director. Previous experience with WGA will be considered an asset

Closing Date:    August 10, 2014

Please email your resume with a covering letter (including salary expectations) to: [email protected]

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