Job Posting 101615

Executive Director
The Fort Saskatchewan Food Gatherers Society
Edmonton area
Fort Saskatchewan
closes in 8 days (Fri, 21 Jun)
full time  •  $70,000 - $85,000


The Fort Saskatchewan Food Gatherers Society is a registered charity which operates the Fort Saskatchewan Food BankChristmas Hamper & Toy ProgramSchool Snack Program, and other essential programs and services from the Fort Saskatchewan Nourishment Centre. The Society supports individuals and families experiencing food insecurity and serves hope and dignity to the people of Fort Saskatchewan.


Under the authority and guidance of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director works within the vision, mission, belief statements and policies of the Society. The Executive Director provides exemplary management of operations, administration, strategic and financial plans, budget, assets, human resources, and community engagement. The Executive Director position is a full-time on-site position with the option of a hybrid work model after six months, and some flexibility in hours worked daily.


The Board of Directors is currently seeking an individual who is committed to the Fort Saskatchewan community and is passionate about addressing food insecurity. The successful candidate will possess strong leadership skills, a focus on positive interpersonal relationships, the ability to multi-task, problem solve, and delegate effectively for optimal day to day operation of the Society.    



  • University degree in Administration, Business, Human or Social Services, Education or comparable
  • Equivalent Experience: We understand that talent and potential come from a variety of backgrounds. If you do not meet the exact education requirements but believe your combination of education, training, and/or experience equips you to succeed in this role, we encourage you to apply. Please share with us the ways in which your background is a match for this position.

Desirable Experience/Qualifications/Skills/Attributes

  • Personal values aligned with the Society vision, mission and beliefs
  • Personal traits - sincere, honest, compassionate, enthusiastic, dynamic, flexible, organized, collaborative, capable and confident
  • Experience in not-for-profit organization
  • Experience in food bank industry
  • Exemplary computer skills and progressive knowledge of technology
  • Strong time management skills
  • Proven ability to take initiative, problem solve, work independently and delegate

Additional Requirements

  • Must hold a valid Alberta driver (Operators) license – Class 5 and own reliable transportation
  • Must hold current Standard First Aid & CPR (Level C)
  • Must hold and maintain a clean Criminal & Vulnerable Sector Record Check
  • Some travel required
  • Flexible work schedule, some evenings and weekends are required

Operations/Administration Management

  • Plans, organizes, develops, implements, and monitors programs and opportunities based on identified needs of clients
  • Focuses on operational excellence
  • Complies with all workplace health & safety laws, policies and training requirements
  • Manages and supports operational area lead roles
  • Implements and monitors all Society polices

Fiscal Management

  • Ensures responsible control of accounts and funds, including the utilization of sound financial practices in compliance with standards and laws
  • Assesses short-and long-term financial needs and recommends courses of action
  • Prepares a budget and annual financial plan in collaboration with the Board Treasurer. Both plans to be approved by the Board no later than the November Board meeting of each year
  • Works closely with the Finance Committee to ensure budget projections align with the financial plan

Philanthropy and Fund Development

  • Identifies, cultivates, and solicits donor prospects and nurtures relationships
  • Develops, submits, and tracks funding grants/proposals/applications
  • Creates and maintains a sustained database of donors
  • Monitors trends in the community and adapts fundraising strategies as necessary

Human Resource Management

  • Writes clear job descriptions to recruit optimal candidates for employment with the Society
  • Develops, directs, support, and retains capable and appropriate employees
  • Establishes and maintains staff relational strategies, including orientation, training, ongoing monitoring, regular feedback and annual performance evaluations
  • Ensures compliance with all employment laws and volunteer best practices

  Governance - Board of Directors    

  • Attends Board and Committee meetings as required and requested
  • Supports decisions made in alignment with the strategic plan and Board directives
  • Provides the Board of Directors and committees with robust information, relevant data, and/or research to facilitate informed decisions and to support effective, timely, planning and policy development
  • Prepares reports, submissions and applications required by the Board
  • Implements and monitors all policies, programs, and other directives of the Board
  • Engages in strategic planning


  • Leads by example, maintaining a climate of excellence, accountability, and respect
  • Inspires others by recognizing, acknowledging, and appreciating individual contributions across the Society
  • Empowers staff members and volunteers to fulfil their responsibilities and commitments
  • Implements and monitors Society polices

Team Development  

  • Facilitates team development activities regularly
  • Conducts regular meetings for employees and operational lead volunteers to enhance team dynamics

Community Engagement

  • Represents the Society on all interagency committees and/or boards to support the needs of clients
  • Ensures attendance by the Society at all meetings
  • Consults with other organizations/services to facilitate coordination of services for clients
  • Creates and maintains relationships with all levels of government
  • Advocates for the development and improvement of services and programs for clients
  • Fosters great public relations in the community

 How To Apply


In order to be considered for the Executive Director position with The Fort Saskatchewan Food Gatherers Society, you must submit your cover letter and resume sent as an attachment by email only to P.  Please use a subject line.

Direct all related inquiries to the same email address.   


Additionally, all candidates considered for this position must submit an originally created philosophical statement (maximum four pages single-line-spaced; 12-point times new roman font created in Word) sharing their personal thoughts on the topic of Addressing Food Insecurity through Ethical Leadership


Closing date for acceptance of applications is end of day June 21, 2024.


*We thank everyone for your expression of interest in our posted position, however, we will only contact those qualified for the next step in our process.*  


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