This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified leader, who is passionate about Social Work in Alberta, to lead the newly formed Professional Association! We are looking for an Executive Director who values relationships, advocates for change, and will bring their innovative approach to unifying Social Workers in Alberta.
As the Executive Director of the Social Workers Association of Alberta, you will be instrumental in giving power to the voice of Social Workers in this province.
The recently formed Social Workers Association of Alberta has the following mandate: to promote and advocate on behalf of the social work profession in Alberta; to connect members; to provide services, supports, and resources to help members achieve professional excellence; and to promote and support the advancement of social justice.
Reporting to the Board of the Social Workers Association of Alberta, the Executive Director (ED) is the association’s first and only employee and provides essential leadership in co-creating and advancing the association’s mission and vision, strategic plan, membership engagement plan, and association culture.
The ED presents with strong commitment in promoting affirmative actions that challenge all forms of oppression, including initiatives on anti-racism, anti-homophobia, anti-ageism, anti-ableism, anti – discrimination, as well as in decolonization processes. This commitment should be reflected within the membership, the profession's strategic direction, and in the activities of the association.
The position is a part-time (0.5 - 0.7 FTE), contract position with wage ranging from $56 to $91/hour. Compensation will be based on skills and experience.
This is a remote position and the successful candidate can be located anywhere in Alberta.
The ED develops and fosters key stakeholder relationships. The ED is tasked with day-to-day operation and management of association business including planning, organizing, budgeting, marketing, facilitating, and directing all association operations in compliance with association policy and in partnership with association members. The ED is responsible for collaborative and supportive people management including working with volunteers and committees.
Success in the First Year:
Always in alignment with the association’s policy and objectives to support social workers, advocate for social justice and promote the social work profession, the ED will:
Qualifications, Skills, and Attributes
Skills and Attributes
The Social Workers Association of Alberta (SWAA) thanks each candidate for your interest in this opportunity. However, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further consideration.
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