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As the Board of Directors at Lakeshore Arts look to diversify the organization, the Hiring Committee are prioritizing candidates with lived experience of the community LSA serves (e.g., candidates that grew up in or identify with low-income neighbourhoods, marginalized communities, or identify as BIPOC or LGBTQ+).

Lakeshore Arts Board of Directors are seeking an inspired, and inspiring, Executive Director who is excited to lead the organization through the creation and delivery of its new strategic plan

Read on below for more information and to apply!

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Date Posted:  Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Application Deadline:  May 27, 2022
Start Date: End of July (Negotiable)
Salary Range:  $69,000 – $78,000 plus Extended Health Benefits
Type: Full-Time with opportunity for flex time

About the Opportunity 

Lakeshore Arts Board of Directors are seeking an inspired, and inspiring, Executive Director who is excited to lead the organization through the creation and delivery of its new strategic plan. Supervising a small team of managers who oversee programs and operations; and regularly reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the overall operations, financial health, and day-to-day management of Lakeshore Arts. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of strategic forecasting, building strong relationships, and creating high-performing teams. The Executive Director must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, artists, educational institutions, community partners, corporate, government and donors and funders, as well as maintaining a strong presence in the community and arts sectors.

Leading a small staff team committed to nurturing activities that lead to social justice through the arts, the Executive Director’s supportive and situational-based leadership style drives the financial management and budgeting, project management, policy development, fundraising, advocacy, marketing, and Human Resources of the organization.

EDUCATION

  • Minimum of one relevant post-secondary degree such as arts, communications, or business, or an equivalent combination of education and three (3) years experience in a senior management role with experience in or knowledge of the not-for-profit sector

SKILLS, ATTRIBUTES, & VALUES

  • Strong interpersonal, supervisory, and transformational leadership skills
  • Balanced approach to operational efficiency, financial performance, and staff development
  • Demonstrated success and strong skills in grant writing, fundraising and/or fiscal management
  • Able to strengthen and maintain relationships with key stakeholders (city staff; municipal/provincial/federal politicians; the Board; staff; donors, partners;
  • Sound analytical and strategic planning abilities
  • Demonstrated passion for community arts programming that is equitable, inclusive, and diverse

SALARY & BENEFIT INFORMATION

  • $65k – $78k commensurate with experience
  • Plus a benefits package and four (4) weeks vacation

APPLICATION PROCESS
Submit resume and cover letter via Charity Village by May 27, 2022, at midnight. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Lakeshore Arts is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diverse applicants to apply from all equity-seeking groups. Lakeshore Arts welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request, for candidates taking part in the selection process.

To submit your resume in a different format, please call or text 647-495-4918.

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