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Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society logo

Managing Director

The Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society explores the historical significance of the events at Blackfoot Crossing in 1877 while investigating the consequences and implications of Treaty 7, 140 years later. The Society invites people of all ages and backgrounds to consider an enlightened, sustainable future for everyonetogether.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develops a strong and effective collaborative working relationship with the Artistic Director.
  • Develop and maintains an effective and responsible strategic direction for MT7 in collaboration with the Board of Directors.
  • Develops an effective organizational structure in consultation with the Board of Directors.
  • Generates a long-term strategic and business plan.
  • Establishes an operational budget and performance measurement plans.
  • Represents the MT7 organization in meetings with government, sponsors, donors and Chiefs and Councils.
  • Reports to the Board of Directors on all ongoing operations, staff relations, important events and significant occurrences with government, sponsors, donors and Chiefs and Councils.
  • Obtains Board approvals and guidance for any major decisions that will affect MT7 general operations.

General Accountabilities:

  • Shared responsibility for integrity, health, sustainability and reputation of the MT7 Cultural Society.
  • Developing positive and friendly stakeholder engagement and relations, community outreach with First Nations and Elders, i.e., government, foundations, major sponsors, Chiefs and Councils.
  • Oversee for generation of revenue, i.e., grants, sponsorships, ticket sales, donor programs, school programs
  • Establishing organizational strategic goals as defined by the Board of Directors
  • Develop and implement a financial strategy to achieve medium and long-term sustainability
  • Oversee the annual budget and operational plans that include setting revenue targets, expense limits, as well as long-term budgeting and financial planning as directed by the Board of Directors.
  • Reflects the code of conduct and values of the MT7 organization and ensures that it is maintained by all staff.
  • Works to the terms of the contract and strategic plan.
  • Willingness for on-going professional development.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates and maintains effective partnerships with key stakeholders, i.e., government, foundations, major sponsors, Chiefs and Councils and Elders.
  • Develops, defines and implements a financial strategy in consultation with the Finance, Chair and accountant.
  • Develops an administrative budget and ensures coordination with the Artistic Director’s performance budget.
  • Ensures that all administrative and performance budgets remain within projected targets and aligned.
  • Ensures that revenue targets are achieved or adjusted for any shortfalls; ensures that all budgets are adhered to and report any deficits to the Finance Chair and corrective actions taken thereof.
  • Oversees the MT7 budget and banking process and ensures funding applications and reporting deadlines are met.
  • Leads non-artistic staff: has direct oversight of administrative functions, marketing, communications and stakeholder relations.
  • Leads marketing and communications staff and consultants to develop short and long-term marketing and communications strategy that addresses the internal needs of MT7, all projects and stakeholder groups.
  • All grant applications, including follow-up and revisions if needed.
  • Supports Board Standing Committees and sub-committees.
  • Advises the Board of Directors on the need to revise, add and/or re-align Committees if needed.
  • Maintains effective and positive collaborative relations and communications with Chiefs and Councils and Elders.

General Competencies:

  • Minimum five years experience in a role as Executive Director of indigenous artistic projects and/or as Lead for treaty related activities and functions.
  • Advanced degree in business administration, commerce, and/or Aboriginal studies.
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively and collaborate with governments, sponsors, donors and stakeholders.
  • Exemplary communication skills with indigenous communities and Elders.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management competency.
  • Demonstrated Indigenous cultural competency and/or willingness to learn such competency.
  • Demonstrated financial management, planning and implementation competencies.

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Closing date is April 8, 2018.