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Executive Director

Fast and Female

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Executive Director

Fast and Female

Apply by 11/14/2020

Starts on 1/28/2021

Posted 4 weeks ago

How to apply


Canmore, AB, Canada

Job Type

Industry Areas

Operations Management

 Job Description

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall operational responsibility for fund development and philanthropy, internal and external communications, program evaluation and excellence and financial accountability.   This experienced leader will bring a strong background in fund development and operations from a registered Canadian charity organization.


Leadership & Management:

  • Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals set out by the board.
  • Actively engage and organize the Fast and Female team: contractors, role models, board members, event committees, alumni, partnering organizations, and funders (typically pertaining to partnerships, donations, grants).
  • Develop, maintain, and support a strong relationship with the Board of Directors; serve as ex-officio of each committee; offer insights and make recommendations on strategic decisions big and small.
  • Lead, coach, develop, retain and grow Fast and Female’s Leadership Team.
  • Ensure effective systems to track scaling progress, and regularly evaluate program components, so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents.

Fundraising & Communications:

  • Expand current revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and expansion.
  • Create, plan and execute charity fundraising campaigns to support programming expansions.
  • Drive consistency across all communications channels—from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger brand.
  • Use external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities.
  • Support the diversification, growth and sustainability of revenue streams.

Operations & Programs:

  • Design and lead operational planning processes for programs to achieve the mission.
  • Advise the board on appropriate KPIs and report regularly on progress.
  • Build partnerships in new markets, establishing relationships with the funders, and political and community leaders at each expansion site.
  • Ensure opportunities for our team to have a local and national presence that publishes and communicates program results with an emphasis on the successes of the local program as a model for regional and national replication.

Qualifications RequiredQualifications Required

The ED will be thoroughly committed to Fast and Female’s mission. All passionate, self-directed candidates should have proven leadership, charity fund development, coaching experience, and possess an integral sense of idealism, integrity, positivity, and drive. This a crucial priority — this person will lead/manage the strategy that will bring together research, girls, team, board, donors, etc. — for the betterment of what we can offer to the community.

Specific requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree (masters considered an asset depending on field) and at least 15 years of senior management experience. Track record of effectively leading and regionally and/or nationally scaling an outcomes-based organization and team.
  • Experience having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth financially (Fast and Female is seeking a 3x operating budget increase to $1 million) and in measurable program impact (Fast and Female aspires to be the most effective program for keeping a girl in sports in the world).
  • Relevant experience in the delivery of quality programs and data-driven program evaluation.
  • Proven excellence and ability in coaching staff, managing, and developing high-performance teams, setting and achieving strategic objectives, and managing a budget.
  • Success working for a registered Canadian charity Board of Directors.
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Multidisciplinary project skills, ability to work effectively in collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning.

How To Apply

Contact Person Emily Jago

100-1995 Olympic Way Canmore, Alberta T1W 2T6

Apply via Email

Inclusive Note

The employer is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status or disability.

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About Fast and Female

Fast and Female’s mission is to keep girls healthy and active in sports because it sets them up to succeed and lead in life beyond sports. We are driven to fulfill our mission because aside from the obvious benefits of physical health and wellness, we know that sports help young women develop the confidence, leadership and teamwork skills that are essential for success in later life.

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