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SMILE is hiring an Executive Director!

SMILE Executive Director

Part-time position

The Executive Director is the key management leader of

SMILE Canada - Support Services.

The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, fundraising and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the SMILE Board of Directors.


1) Board Governance: Works with board in order to fulfill the organization mission.

● Responsible for leading SMILE 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 function properly and to make informed decisions.

2) Financial Performance and Viability: Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.

● Responsible for the fiscal integrity of SMILE, 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 generally 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 necessary to support SMILE’s mission.

3) Organization Mission and Strategy: Works with board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach.

● Responsible for implementation of SMILE’s programs that carry out the organization’s mission.

● Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that SMILE can successfully fulfill its Mission into the future.

● Responsible for the enhancement of SMILE’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.

4) Organization Operations. Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate.

● Responsible effective administration of SMILE operations.

● Responsible for the hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff.

● Responsible for signing all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.

5) Health/ disability etc.

Oversees SMILE’s assessment team evaluation activities including data collection systems, and all contracts and activities relating to program evaluation and measurement; communicate and prepare all data collection summary reports and evaluation updates for the board and team lead. Either leads or supports the development with qualified professionals the best practices and approaches to supporting clients as they respond to the unique and specific health and disability related concerns.

Professional Qualifications/Experience Requirements:

● A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field

● Transparent and high integrity leadership

● Five or more years of experience in a senior decision making role with a not-for-profit sector organization

● Experience in Disability related issues and health promotion

● Solid, hands-on, budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting

● Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation

● Ability to effectively promote an organizations vision to future to staff, board, volunteers and donors

● Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to non-profit sector

● Skills to collaborate with and motivate board members and other volunteers

● Strong written and oral communication skills

● Ability to interface and engage diverse volunteer and donor groups

● Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff

● Strong public speaking ability

Actual Job Responsibilities:

1. Planning and operation of annual budget.

2. Establishing employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operation of the nonprofit.

3. Serving as Smile’s primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, the media and the general public.

4. Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations throughout the state and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance Smile’s Mission.

5. Report to and work closely with the Board of Directors to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising and to increase the overall visibility of the Foundation throughout the State.

6. Supervise, collaborate with organization staff.

7. Strategic planning and implementation.

8. Oversee organization Board and committee meetings.

9. Oversee marketing and other communications efforts.

10. Review and approve contracts for services.

11. Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience and other qualifications.

Email Resume + Cover Letter to: info@smilecan.org

DEADLINE: Feb 5, 2018

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