Job Posting 100525

Chief Executive Officer
Spirit North
Calgary area
closes in 5 days (Thu, 25 Apr)
full time

The Role: Chief Executive Officer


To change a life, just add play!

This is an exciting opportunity for you to join a nationally renowned organization poised for continued growth. The question is, do you have the desire, ability, and talent to take this organization even farther? If so, you will be able to demonstrate a history and a proven track record of successful leadership managing an impactful, growing, nationally recognized organization.


Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) draws upon their expertise as a skilled leader, and strategic thinker to foster deep relationships with board members, staff, community partners, and funders to continue to expand Spirit North’s mission, vision, and plans for the future. This position is responsible for the development and implementation of the expansion strategy for Spirit North’s programs as well as ensuing alignment of operational activities. You have a growth and entrepreneurial mindset as well as expert management and leadership skills. You have strong financial acumen, can understand and lead by the numbers, manage budgets, reduce risks, and effectively allocate resources, all the while enhancing the already extraordinary reputation of this organization. You will be charged with leading and motivating an experienced, expert team to further grow the organization in Canada.


Key Accountabilities


Fundraising and Marketing

  • Work with the Founder and the Board to develop and facilitate philanthropic relationships with individuals, businesses, corporations, organizations, and foundations.
  • Work with the Directors of Development and Communications to oversee and activate the fundraising, communication and promotional strategies and activities, including setting annual plans and objectives for existing and new community partnerships.
  • Develop and activate an effective government relations strategy.

Operations and Strategy

  • Lead the development and execution of the annual operational plan and budget, ensuring programs, metrics, and key deliverables are aligned with strategic priorities.
  • Advise the Board of all major commitments, liability and risks (internal and external) on a regular and timely basis and suggest mitigation strategies.

Leadership and Human Resources

  • Provide positive, inspiring and collaborative leadership and champion the mission, vision, and strategic objectives of Spirit North in collaboration with the Board of Directors, staff, and partner organizations, ensuring the mission, operations, and programs remain aligned; work with key stakeholders and Board of Directors to further develop and implement the strategic plan.
  • Lead the operations of the organization, including providing oversight and strategic direction to programs, and staff.

Governance and Risk Management

  • Lead the development and execution of the annual operational plan and budget, ensuring programs, metrics, and key deliverables are aligned with strategic priorities.
  • Support all activities of the Board, attend Board and committee meetings, and provide required CEO reports.
  • Stay abreast of government policy and regulatory trends affecting Indigenous peoples and the charitable, social enterprise, and child sport sectors.



The successful applicant will demonstrate the following competencies and skills:

  • Demonstrated leadership and strong track record of growing, scaling, and managing a mid to large size business or organization.
  • Commitment and alignment with Spirit North’s mission, vision and values and willing to be part of an organization that has a national impact.
  • Indigenous experience and/or knowledge of Indigenous history and acquaintance with TRC recommendations.
  • 10 - 15 years of progressive and senior leadership in the not-for-profit, charitable, sport, or philanthropic sector or other related leadership experiences with a focus on sport for development, social justice, community economic development, public administration, advocacy, or a related field.
  • Strong financial management skills with a track record of successfully developing, implementing and monitoring strategic and operational budgets and plans.
  • Experience leading the development and execution of an annual operational plan and budget, ensuring programs, metrics, and key deliverables are aligned with strategic priorities.
  • A higher education credential, preferably with a focus on business, non-profit leadership, or a comparable focus; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Track record of leading and growing teams with collaboration, authenticity, integrity, humour, and professionalism.


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