Thursday, 9 January 2014

Ontario Association of the Deaf (OAD) - Executive Director position available!

ONTARIO ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF
Working together to ensure a better future for Deaf Ontarians

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - DOP/OAD
Date: January 7, 2014
Position: Executive Director
Location: OAD Office at 2395 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Start Date: Immediately
Position Status: Permanent, full-time
Probationary Period: 1 year
Closing Date: January 24, 2014
* Please note that candidates will only be contacted
  if selected for an interview.

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POSITION SUMMARY:
The Executive Director is responsible for establishing & executing major
goals & objectives for the organization. Implements policies established
by the Board of Directors. Provides leadership, direction & guidance of
Ontario Association of the Deaf organization’s activities, projects &
programs. Analyzes & evaluates the effectiveness of all organization
operations. Develops & maintains organizational structure & effective
workplace & staffing. Represents the organization to regulatory bodies,
other agencies, community & civic organizations, donors, funders, members
& the general public.

LINE OF RESPONSIBILITY:
Reports to the Executive Committee & Board of Directors

GENERAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Attends regular OAD board, DOP Family, OAD AGM & sub-committee meetings.
* Directs & oversees DOP/OAD short & long term strategic plans.
* Provides leadership to organization personnel through effective objective
  setting, delegation & communication.
* Executes human resources & financial policies.
* Oversees the preparation of office procedure manuals & transition plans.
* Develops & implements operational plans, policies & goals that further
  strategic objectives & goals.
* Develops, maintains & up-dates job descriptions, staff duties &
  responsibilities pertinent to the organization.
* Conducts performance appraisals as required.
* Recruit, supervise, discipline & terminate staff as needed.
* Writes grant applications & proposals.
* Submits all information, reports & records as requested or required by
  law to appropriate government officials and/or the board of directors.

ADMINISTRATION:
* Works with the Board of Directors on governance policy issues by providing
  support & by initiating approved recommendations or actions.
* Recommends to the Board changes to policies & procedures that would
  improve the organization.
* Ensures compliance to minimum standards in accordance with all government
  legislation, regulations & guidelines pertinent to the organization's role
  as an employer & non-profit agency.
* Maintains a competent and effective managerial staff.
* Delegates authority & responsibility to office staff.
* Conducts staff meetings to disseminate pertinent information.
* Oversees office maintenance & related emergencies.
* Oversees the contracts, funding submissions & regular reporting between
  the staff & community resources, funding sources (local, provincial &
  federal governments).

* Monitors internal protocols for support service data management & policies
  to ensure the Deaf Outreach Program is providing adequate support for
  DPHAs that request services.
* Consults with community partners & DPHAs in order to update & complete
  strategic plan for the Deaf Outreach Program (DOP).
* Provide reports (financial & statistical) on DOP client services & analysis
  of service delivery.

FINANCIAL PLANNING & MANAGEMENT:
* Plans for new projects, programs & activities through analysis,
correspondence, budgetary projections.
* Maintains budgets & ensures ongoing balance of funds in relations
  to projects & activities performed.
* Maintains awareness of the complete financial, statistical & accounting
  records of the organization & its projects/programs.
* Ensures that operating costs established in the annual budget are met &
  the control of operating expenses is within budget & in a timely manner.
* Signs all cheques.
* Ensures that appropriate salary & wage structures are maintained.
* Maintains an effective & cost efficient office environment.
* Determines staff training/mentoring and/or equipment needs of clerical &
  administrative employees, taking into account annual budget allocations.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
* Executive Director usually works in an office environment, but the mission
  of the organization may sometimes take them to non-standard workplaces.
* Executive Director performs a standard 40-hour a week & additionally will
  work evening, weekends & overtime hours to accommodate activities such as
  Board meetings & representing the organization at public events.

QUALIFICATIONS:
* Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, Office Management or diploma
  related to management/administration/social sciences.
* Knowledge of human resources, financial & project managements.
* Knowledge of leadership & management principles as they relate to
  non-profit/voluntary organizations.
* Knowledge of current Deaf community challenges & opportunities relating
  to the mission of the organization.
* Experience in grant-writing & reporting.
* Able to work under pressure & to meet deadlines.
* Nonprofit experience is an asset.
* Proficiency in MS Office Suite, Web Based Applications & Database
  applications.
* Bilingual Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) & written English.

SEND RESUME TO:
office@deafontario.ca (Subject: Executive Director Application)

Please e-mail your resume as a MS Word attachment or paste the resume into the
body of the email. Remember to put the competition number in the subject line.
Thank you for your application.

Ontario Association of the Deaf supports an affirmative action hiring process
for culturally Deaf, Deafened, Hard of Hearing & Hearing with knowledge of
American Sign Language applicants.