Job Posting 54638

Executive Director
Autism Society of Edmonton Area
Edmonton area, Edmonton
closed 79 days ago (Thu, 7 Nov 2019)
full time

The Opportunity

Autism Edmonton is seeking a dynamic, forward-looking individual to provide leadership in achieving our vision and mission. Accountable to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director develops and optimizes strategic linkages and partnerships with diverse stakeholders such as funders, other agencies, community groups and government bodies to advance Autism Edmonton’s interests and mandate.


As the Executive Director, you will work collaboratively with the Board in developing Autism Edmonton’s strategic plan, as well as develop and implement an operational plan and budget that aligns with strategic priorities.  Similarly, you will work collaboratively with staff and stakeholders to guide work that supports the development and delivery of effective programs and services.


Qualifications and Requirements

  • Post-secondary degree in a related field, preferable in community development/non-profit, business or finance.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in strategic leadership and operational management roles, preferably within the non-profit sector.
  • Strong fiscal management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, and reporting.
  • Experience in fund development, revenue generation, and grant writing.
  • Experience with, and understanding of, working with a governance board.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and presentation skills, with a strong focus on advocacy, collaboration and relationship building.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and work experience may be considered.
  • This full-time position may require working outside standard business hours. As such, flexibility to adjust working schedules is required.


To fully succeed in this role, the Executive Director will need to:

  • Work effectively with diverse groups, including the membership, staff, board, persons on the autism spectrum, and as well as external stakeholders and organizations.
  • Have an understanding of autism spectrum disorder, and related opportunities and challenges.
  • Value and understand diversity and effectively include, lead and work with individuals and groups with different styles of perceiving, learning and communicating.
  • Demonstrate the ability to foster continuous learning and a performance-oriented culture that builds on the organization’s talent.
  • Lead change and to effectively plan, manage and facilitate multiple projects simultaneously.


We offer an excellent work environment with a competitive salary and benefit package that will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The successful candidate will be required to obtain a satisfactory criminal records check, vulnerable sector check and other checks as required, e.g. education or professional.


Candidates are invited to submit their resume along with a cover letter outlining their interest, qualification and salary expectation. Submissions can be sent to: 


This posting will remain open until filled. Review of applications will commence June 20, 2019.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

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