Hiring for Executive Director position now!

To apply send cover letter and resume to: [email protected]
Application deadline: July 14th, 2017


Position: Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity PEI

The Executive Director is the leader and chief spokesperson for the organization. The Executive Director reports to and is accountable to the board chair and the board of directors. The Executive Director’s primary responsibilities include strategic planning and implementation of the strategic initiatives through tactical actions. The responsibilities should be carried out in accordance with the directions provided by the board of directors and within established guidelines so that organizational, fundraising, budgetary, community relations and volunteer objectives are achieved.

REPORTS TO: The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors but is a day-to-day report of the Board Chair


Serves as the principal professional resource to the board of directors and key committees, assisting them in matters of policy formulation and interpretation. Communicates regularly and openly with the board. Creates a culture of partnership between board and staff based on genuine trust and respect for each others’ contributions of time, talent and resources. Implements the policies established by the board of directors through the administration of the organization and its activities. Participates in board meetings, (i.e., providing input, information and feedback as the organization’s liaison).

Manages the operation of the organization, including staff and programs. Directs professional staff by delegating responsibilities as necessary to effectively serve the organization’s clients and accomplish its goals. Charged with hiring, evaluating, administering employee benefits, and handling other personnel matters. Develops, establishes and utilizes organizational performance measurement standards; reports results to board and staff; and, makes necessary changes based upon results.

Provides oversight for the financial affairs of the organization. This includes, but is not limited to, preparation of the budget, statements of financial position, and profit and loss statements. Ensures financial policies and procedures are followed. Serves as primary support to the finance committee. Ensures ongoing financial growth of the organization.

Leads the development and implementation of strategic plans into tactical actions/activities. Presents update on quarterly basis to board.

Oversees development and implementation of fundraising plans to secure adequate funding, including preparing and supervising foundation grants and corporate proposals.

Chief spokesperson for the organization. Represents the organization to the community and fosters a good relationship and image among the organization, its clients, and the general and philanthropic province of Prince Edward Island.

Important Competencies:

Visioning – Visualizes the organization’s future state (structure, culture, leadership, target markets, etc) and criteria for long-term, sustained business success.

Leading and managing change – Continuously challenges the status quo and leads the necessary changes. Provides information and gathers feedback about changes that allow others to create organizational agility.

Passion for mission – Demonstrates and communicates passion for the organization’s core purpose; identifies with the organization’s mission and inspires others about the mission.

Credibility – Demonstrates honesty, sincerity, humility and respect for individuals while modeling organizational values. Inspires trust in and from others.

Achieves results – Improves and sustains superior business performance, develops and follows through on priorities, delegates appropriately, holds people accountable, makes financially-sound decisions, optimizes resources and initiates efficient work processes.

Intelligence and judgment – Demonstrates capacity to analyze, synthesize and integrate information to effectively identify and solve problems. Makes informed decisions, and successfully addresses complex organizational challenges.

Strategic thinking – Provides focus and long-term direction for constant stream of organizational and individual action.

Inspirational leadership – Develops commitment in others by setting a personal example, demonstrates enthusiasm, empowers workforce and appeals to what motivates them.

Customer focus – Responds to the needs and expectations of clients and donors. Uses an understanding of client and donor needs as the basis for organizational action.

Fundraising – Provides direction and serves as primary contact for foundations, government and donors.

Community development – Develops strong external loyalty to the mission and values of organization, and brings strong community and civic leader relationships to leverage good will and financial support for organization.

Financial development / acumen – Ensures innovative fund development strategies are developed, cultivated and implemented that provide the necessary financial resources to sustain and grow the organization. Ensures generally accepted accounting principles are continually adhered to and related to all budget and financial matters. Understands and can manage operations within budget constraints.

Talent management – Demonstrates the ability to attract, align, develop and retain the diverse talent pool needed to meet and exceed organizational goals.

Interpersonal savvy – Builds appropriate rapport and constructive, effective relations both internally and externally. Relates well to people of diverse backgrounds and exhibits genuinely warm and approachable behaviour. Listens attentively to understand the needs, intentions and values of others.

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