Chief Executive Officer - Street Culture Project
Street Culture Project Inc. Regina area
closes in 4 days (Fri, 18 Jun) full time
About the Organization
Street Culture Inc. is a diverse and expansive organization that provides programs and services to youth in Regina and surrounding communities who need it the most and are working through the effects of complex experiences. In 1998, the Street Culture Project Inc. was founded as a non-profit charity and grew from being contracted to painting large-scale murals and faces at community events to a respected and relied upon agency for youth. The agency grew to employ over 100 employees and now provides a number of different programs and services including: emergency shelter and housing; mentorship; and employment programs and services.
Street Culture Inc.’s foundation is tied to the community and responding to the gaps for youth services that exist. The responsive nature of the organization requires them to work closely with youth, community and partnering agencies, funders, and government to identify those gaps and address them. Funding for the agency is dependent on relationships and ensuring the youths voice is heard.
Also pivotal is cultural responsiveness and perspectives that assist in guiding the day-to-day work of Street Culture Inc. Trauma informed practices, diversity and inclusion are key pillars in the operations of this organization. The youth we serve are diverse and require supports that are rooted in understanding the impacts and history of racism, and violence in our community.
Over the years, Street Culture has embedded itself in Regina and participates in many different community-led initiatives. Engagement and participation in fundraising events have been an important aspect of the mandate of the agency. Through these events, youth develop skills and confidence through their interactions within the community.
Street Culture is a leading example of effective community and economic development, with an emphasis on relationship and inclusive practices. The agency is seeking an equally dynamic Chief Executive Officer who wants to transition this important organization into the next phase of its development.
To create environments where participants, mentors and volunteers can choose to increase their personal support networks, advance their skills and abilities, and contribute to community.
To empower individuals to reach their fullest potential, maximizing the agency’s collective impact for those we serve.
Guiding Principles of Street Culture:
Relationships. Building strong, trusting, and respectful relationships is the fundamental key in all layers of Street Culture from staff to youth, colleague to colleague, and agency to community.
‘Team 1’. We are all part of different programs in the Agency, but we all are united by putting the collective priorities and needs of the larger organization above any one department.
Safety. Approach every situation with a filter of safety; providing environments of safety for ourselves, each other, and all youth is paramount.
Genuine, Passionate People. The adult supports employed understand it to be more than a pay cheque. SCP employs individuals who share and embrace positive youth- centered development and who embody the skills, ideology and values that result in the creation of authentic, respectful and caring relationships with youth.
Flexibility. Flexibility is not only necessary when engaging youth, it is also paramount in responding to different situations, the needs of the agency, and to provide the support and resources needed by all youth to help them reach their full potential and self-sufficiency for the betterment of their own lives and the community in general.
Solution-Focused. We work in an industry that is trite with problems, poor system responses, challenges, and setbacks, but we act towards overcoming all with a solution-focused approach.
Community Partnerships and Engagement. We actively foster and maintain respectful and mutually beneficial partnerships in the community, availing the support systems and resources of the community to the youth and the agency.
Accountability. We undertake to be open, honest and accountable in our relationships with youth, team members and ourselves.
Innovative. Create the environment and opportunities for youth, staff and volunteers to reach fullest potential in an environment of learning, sharing and innovation and continually strive to develop agency, community and self.
Communication. We strive for clear, respectful, accurate, coordinated and timely workplace communication between all.
Principles for Working with Youth:
Voluntary Participation. We understand that forced engagement is not conducive to finding success and engage those who choose to be engaged when they are ready to do so.
Journey Oriented. Interact with youth to help them understand the interconnectedness of past, present, and future as they decide where they want to go and how to get there.
Trauma-informed care. Recognize that all engaged youth have experienced trauma; build relationships, responses and services on that knowledge.
Nonjudgmental engagement. Interact with youth without labeling or judging them on the basis of their background, experiences, choices, or behaviours.
Harm reduction. Contain the effects of risky behaviour in the short term and seek to reduce its effects in the long term.
Trusting youth-adult relationship. Build relationships by interacting with youth in an honest, dependable, authentic, caring, and supportive way.
Strengths-based approach. Start with and build on the skills, strengths, and positive characteristics of each youth.
Positive youth development. Provide opportunities for youth to build a sense of competency, usefulness, belonging, and power.
Holistic.Engage youth in a manner that recognizes that mental, physical, spiritual, emotional, and social health are interconnected and interrelated.
Collaboration. Establish a principle-based, youth-focused system of support that integrates practices, procedures, and services within and across agencies, systems, and policies.
Youth are safe and/or have increased protection from abuse, neglect and harm or threat of harm; protect youth from imminent harm.
Youth’s short-term, immediate basic needs for shelter, food and clothing have been met.
Youth have experienced trust and positive participation with Staff.
Youth are more empowered, making healthier decisions and utilizing community resources more effectively.
Youth are applying new knowledge and/or skills in their lives.
Youth have improved connections to community professionals to adequately meet their needs regarding addictions, sexual exploitation, justice, physical health and/or mental health.
Youth have improved connections with people in the community and/or positive peer networks.
Youth have positive connections with supports to meet longer-term needs including housing, education and/or employment.
Youth will voluntarily accept service from the Ministry of Social Services.
Youth are assisted in identifying immediate and longer-term safety, care and support needs.
Youth are connected to an independent living environment, a peer home, or aid youth in functioning safety within home environment.
The Chief Executive Officer will be a role model of the values of the organization, accountable to lead pursuit of its strategic objectives in a manner that fulfills its mission. The Chief Executive Officer will determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of the organization within guidelines established by the Board of Directors. Exhibiting passion and commitment to the mission, the CEO will plan, direct and coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with appropriate delegation to the management team, staff and volunteers.
Key Accountabilities The position will include the following responsibilities:
Enable the Board Directors to be successful in their fiduciary responsibility through timely, accurate and comprehensive reporting.
Contribute to a healthy, effective Board – CEO working relationship, one that welcomes constructive conflict in pursuit of advancing the organization’s mission, improving its operations and ensuring long-term sustainability.
In partnership with the Board of Directors, conduct an annual strategic review of the Plan to ensure the Plan’s implementation is based on best available information, including new learnings and emerging trends in community and government landscapes.
Creating a shared vision where all members of the team have a sense of ownership and purpose aligned to the overall organizational goals.
Deliberate, measured risk taking; considering the capacity and capabilities of the organization, drawing upon the expertise of the leadership team and available information to chart a course forward when all variables cannot be known.
Provide leadership to the big picture thinking and work with the Board and leadership team to establish facility and capital plans required to enable future success of the organization.
Build strategic fund development capability within the organization to ensure financial resources are accessible, when required, to support achievement of the strategic objectives.
Provide executive leadership that nurtures a culture of engagement and high-performance.
Accountable for oversight and appropriate focus of the organization’s resources including financial, human, physical and knowledge based.
Provide leadership to ensure the execution and successful implementation of the strategic plan, working to achieve established goals with an overall awareness to the mitigation of risk.
Oversee development of an annual business plan and budget to focus the organization toward achievement of its annual priorities.
Espousing a client-centric philosophy, ensure effective and efficient delivery of SCP programs and services.
Ensure SCP policies and procedures are appropriate and aligned with the goals and objectives of the organization.
Establish a sound brand building and corporate communication plan to elevate awareness and understanding of the challenges facing women, children and families and the value to the community from the work of SCP.
Ensure the overall operation is in compliance with legislation, best practices and professional standards.
Provide stewardship to and ensure sound management of the SCP financial resources, including that appropriate controls are implemented and effective.
Develop an engaging, desirable work environment that fosters personal and professional development, encourages teamwork and recognizes individual contribution to the organization’s success.
Inspire others by leading through example, successfully encouraging and fostering the same leadership impact from others in the organization.
Advocate for government and community support to shine a light on and increase support to youth requiring service.
Develop and maintain influential positioning within existing partnerships at all levels of government.
Build, nurture and enhance a network with other administrative leaders in organizations focused on common clients with Street Culture Project
Developing and maintaining constructive working relationships with funders.
Represent Street Culture Project with media and general public in a savvy and compelling manner.
Opportunities and Challenges
Align and motivate the organization to deliver on its strategic objectives.
Lead an organization that is going through significant positive change.
Build organization capacity and capability in fund development.
Initiate a fundraising campaign to fuel the continued growth of the Street Culture Project’s impact on its client community.
Assume a leadership role within the Regina human services community, influencing change for an entire sector.
Focus your talents to positively impact the lives youth in Regina. Apply your experience with social issues and passion for affecting positive change – make a difference.
Work on a team of passionate, committed, talented board directors and senior managers.
First Year Deliverables/ Measures of Success
Success in the first year will be determined by the CEO‘s ability to:
Lead the organization in meeting milestones, progress to plan on the strategic priorities.
Assess the feasibility of and establish a plan for a capital campaign.
Partner for new programming that contributes positive net income to the SCP.
Build the trust and respect of board directors, senior managers, managers and staff of the SCP.
Provide stability to the organization through the leadership transition.
The successful candidate will have the following:
A degree in social sciences, counselling, human services and / or business or equivalent combination of education and experience.
An Association Executive or similar designation preferred, but not required.
A proven leader with increasing scope of responsibility in the human service, that includes direct service delivery and functional leadership experiences over at least a 5-year period.
Evidence working closely with community partners leading to collaborative solutions to problems.
Proven knowledge and experience working within diverse and inclusive environments, and of trauma informed practices.
Demonstrated experience leading large, complex, cross-sector, multi-stakeholder projects.
Solid understanding of business functions including finance, marketing & communications, human resources and information technology.
Extensive experience building effective relationships with diverse groups of individuals, including senior executives, the board of directors, government, community leaders and staff.
Experience providing leadership to matters associated with social and / or justice issues with an emphasis on women, children and families.
Proven ability to effectively lead teams of people who are physically located in different workplaces.
Proven experience successfully working with a governance board.
Competencies and Attributes
Exhibits a passion for advancing the lives of women, children and families.
Demonstrated experience and/or a working knowledge of women’s issues.
A results oriented, entrepreneurial perspective with a resourceful CAN DO attitude.
Demonstrated professionalism, cultural sensitivity, humility and adaptability.
A leader who consistently exhibits a positive outlook; a visionary conceptual thinker who can communicate complex information or concepts in a straight-forward, easily understood manner.
A confident public speaker with an expressive style that is accessible to diverse stakeholder groups, ability to represent the organization to the media when needed.
An individual who embraces change to enhance results.
A collaborative approach to working with others.
Demonstrated ability to gain respect, trust, credibility and confidence.
An excellent compensation package awaits the successful candidate.
To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resumé by June 18, 2021, to:
Cassandra Klassen, Chair, Board of Directors – Street Culture Project
Mari Petroski, Member, Board of Directors - Street Culture Project
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