Executive Director

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Executive Director

The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers (CSIF) is an inclusive, non-profit, arts-based society that exists to fuel filmmakers, support storytellers and connect the cinematic community. CSIF’s vision is to be a destination community for independent film production, exhibition, and for people who love cinema.

The Position

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will be responsible for leading the operation, development, and administration of CSIF.

Specific Accountabilities Include: 

Financial Administration and Fundraising

  • Setting and implementing annual budgets.
  • Managing bank and casino accounts.
  • Ensuring financial statements are completed by an accountant and audited by members.

Operational Leadership

  • Lead a full-time staff of two directors, plus a seasonal complement of summer students, interns, and contractors.
  • Strategic planning with Board of Directors.
  • Policy and procedures development (in conjunction with Policy Committee).
  • Monthly reports to the Board and mandatory attendance at all board meetings.
  • Overall administration of Society.

External Relations

  • Be the public face of the organization.
  • Build and maintain relationships with CSIF membership, funding agencies, government bodies, and other media/cultural organizations.

Preferred candidates embody CSIF’s values of mentoring, diversity, and working playfully and playing seriously. You are someone that thrives in a dynamic environment and can balance numerous challenges on a day-to-day basis.

The successful candidate will also have:

  • Strategic thinking and planning abilities.
  • Strong administrative skills including accounting and budgeting.
  • Extensive supervisory and management experience.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills.
  • A proven record of successful grant writing (both operational and project based).
  • An undergraduate or graduate degree with five to 10 years related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • The ability to work independently as well as a part of a team.
  • Experience in the Canadian media arts, filmmaking and/or artist-run centres is considered an asset.

The position is full-time (35 hrs/week) with an expectation that the Executive Director will be available to work some Saturdays, as well as attend and support events held outside of regular business hours as needed.  CSIF offers three weeks of vacation (plus a two-week break late December to early January).

Salary Range: $45K to $55K per annum plus excellent benefits package.

Start Date: No later than August 14, 2018

Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to the attention of Wayne Bradford, HR Committee Chair at director@csif.org.

Please apply early. Applications will be accepted until July 29, 2018, or sooner if a suitable candidate is found.

For more info about CSIF, please visit csif.org.

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