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Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume to the attention of Alison Spitzer at columbiavalleypride[at]gmail.com no later than March 1st, 2024. 

Job Title: Executive Director - Columbia Valley Pride Society

Position Overview:

 

Columbia Valley Pride exists within the territories of the Ktunaxa and Secwepemc Nations, and the Columbia Valley Metis Association. We are grateful to be living in these territories and are committed to the decolonization of Pride and of the land we reside in. 

 

Columbia Valley Pride aims to empower the local  2SLGBTQiA+ community with an approach emphasizing intersectionality. Though our organization is small, our numbers increase each year and we're eager to see our outreach grow.

 

It is our hope to help foster a community that celebrates freedom of gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation.  

The Columbia Valley Pride Society is seeking a results-driven and visionary Executive Director with strong project management expertise to lead our organization in advancing community engagement and pride initiatives. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of successfully planning and executing projects, working with diverse teams, and fostering strategic partnerships. This leadership role requires a dynamic individual committed to driving positive change and promoting a sense of community pride.

This role is a part-time 28-month contract role of 0.25 FTE position with an equivalent salary of $55,000 ($13,750 annually), which is funded through a generous grant Columbia Pride has received, from January 1, 2024 until March 31, 2026. Option for renewal following the successful completion of the grant. This role will work closely with the Columbia Valley Pride Volunteer Board and expert consultants, to accomplish our shared goals and reports directly to the board chair.

Responsibilities:

Strategic Project Management:

  • With the board and consultant, develop and implement a strategic project management framework to achieve the organization's goals and objectives.

  • Ensure effective project planning, execution, and evaluation, utilizing industry-standard methodologies.

  • Project manage the key grant initiatives and projects that Columbia Valley Pride received funding for.

Community Engagement Initiatives:

  • Lead the planning and execution of community engagement projects, focusing on inclusivity and pride.

  • Collaborate with the board and an expert consultant to develop and implement initiatives that enhance community involvement.

Event Planning and Execution:

  • Oversee the end-to-end process of organizing community events, ensuring projects are delivered on time and within budget.

  • Utilize project management tools to streamline event planning processes and enhance collaboration among teams.

Advocacy and Outreach Projects:

  • Drive advocacy and outreach projects that promote the rights and well-being of the 2SLGBTQiA+ community and other marginalized groups.

  • Develop and maintain partnerships with external organizations to amplify the impact of advocacy initiatives.

Financial Project Management:

  • Develop and manage project budgets, ensuring fiscal responsibility and optimal resource allocation.

  • Identify and pursue funding opportunities through grants, sponsorships, and strategic partnerships.

Team Leadership and Development:

  • Work with a diverse volunteer board and volunteers, providing clear project objectives and fostering a collaborative and goal-oriented work environment.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experiences in project management, business, or a related field. 

  • Proven experience in organizational leadership, with a focus on project management in the non-profit sector.

  • Strong understanding of 2SLGBTQiA+ issues and a commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion and reconciliation.

  • Excellent project management skills, including proficiency with project management tools and methodologies.

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Experience in financial management, budget development, and oversight.

  • The candidate ideally resides in the Columbia Valley.

SUBMITTING YOUR INTEREST 

 

We provide equal opportunity for all applicants and do not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, record of offenses, marital status, family status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by local law. Self-identification by candidates in the process is completely voluntary. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. If you are a qualified candidate with a disability, please email us at columbiavalleypride[at]gmail.com if you require reasonable accommodation to complete this application. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. 

 

Deadline to apply is March 1st, 2024. Candidates should submit their cover letter and resume to the attention of Alison Spitzer at columbiavalleypride[at]gmail.com  

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