Executive Director

Date Posted: APRIL 3, 2017
Application Deadline: April 28, 2017
Start Date: BY JUNE 25, 2017

Salary: TBD

Arts Etobicoke is a community arts service organization formed in 1973, dedicated to bringing the arts into people’s everyday lives. Our vision is to expand our “creative footprint” and transform lives by invigorating, connecting and empowering our diverse community through the arts. Our mission is to support local artists and develop accessible, meaningful arts experiences for the residents of Etobicoke and beyond.
Arts Etobicoke is one of six Local Arts Service Organizations (LASOs) serving the residents of Toronto.

Job Description
The Executive Director is the key management leader of Arts Etobicoke, reporting to its Board of Directors. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the organizational administration, financial management, programming and strategic plans of the organization. Other key duties include oversight of human resources, fundraising, physical facilities, marketing, communications and community outreach.


Board Governance:
• Responsible for leading Arts Etobicoke in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors
• Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to make informed decisions

Financial Performance and Viability:
• Responsible for the fiscal integrity of Arts Etobicoke, to include submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization
• Responsible for fiscal management that anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position
• Responsible for fundraising and developing other resources to support Arts Etobicoke’s mission

Organization Mission and Strategy:
• Responsible for implementation of Arts Etobicoke’s programs that carry out the organization’s mission.
• Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that Arts Etobicoke can successfully fulfill its mission into the future
• Responsible for the enhancement of Arts Etobicoke’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations

Organizational Operations:

• Responsible effective administration of Arts Etobicoke’s operations
• Overall program supervision and new program development
• Financial management including preparation of annual budgets, monthly reports, annual audit, cash flow, CADAC financial input, liaison with accounting staff
• Hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff including training, performance reviews and professional development
• Organizational management, including planning, scheduling and record-keeping
• Writing annual operating and project grant applications and follow up reports
• Supervision of foundation and corporate fundraising and special events
• Supervision of Arts Etobicoke’s Art Rental and Sales program
• Administration of Board of Directors and Committee meetings, Strategic Planning sessions, Annual General Meeting
• Preparation and review of all legal agreements
• Development of policy papers, as required
• Public speaking
• Arts Advocacy

The ideal candidate will have previous senior management experience in leading a non-profit arts or community arts organization, with a minimum of seven years experience and a university degree in arts and/or business management or equivalent experience in arts management and administration.

The new Executive Director will have excellent artistic programming, financial management and organizational skills with demonstrated, transparent and high integrity leadership in human resource management and community partnerships. Other necessary attributes would include above average interpersonal skills/conflict resolution, superior oral and written communication skills, editing/proofing, design literacy, computer literacy, public speaking, political advocacy experience and in-depth knowledge of Toronto’s cultural environment, the concerns and needs of artists across all mediums and community arts initiatives in Etobicoke.

The Executive Director represents Arts Etobicoke to the public, the media and the arts community at large through leadership and participation in community activities. The Executive Director must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, funders, the Board of Directors, staff, the media, artists, arts managers, member groups, sponsors, suppliers, educational institutions, volunteers and program participants.

How to Apply
Submit a letter of interest, resume and list of 3 references by April 28, 2017, in confidence to: Selection Committee
by Mail: Arts Etobicoke, 4893A Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M9A1B2

Additional Info:
If you are a person with a disability and require accommodation in any stage of the recruitment process please contact
Arts Etobicoke is an equal opportunity employer and strongly supports and values diversity in the workplace. Applications from all qualified candidates are welcome. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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