General Manager

Community Futures Lakeland - Bonnyville, AB (29 days ago)

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Do you have a passion for relationship management and advocacy?

Are you a confident and strategic leader with great listening skill?

Do you have experience leading a dynamic non-profit organization?

Have you worked with Boards of Directors and Executive Committees?

If you answered yes to these questions, we should talk. You just might be the ideal candidate to be the next General Manager at Community Futures Lakeland!

Community Futures Lakeland is looking for a General Manager. Community Futures Lakeland is part of a network of hundreds of Community Futures organizations across Canada which provide loans and training to entrepreneurs and small businesses with the goal of economic development in areas outside of large cities. The Community Futures program has been active in Canada for more than 30 years and funding is primarily provided by the federal government.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the General Manager is responsible for the operations of this non-profit organization including managing a small staff team, overseeing small business loans and training, marketing the services of the organization, collaborating with community partners, managing and reporting on finances, and working with the Board to implement strategic directions.

The ideal candidate will have a related degree such as business administration along with at least 5 years experience in small business lending, community economic development, and/or small business development. A combination of education and experience will be considered. Key competencies include small business lending, management and leadership, financial management and budgeting, Board relations, collaboration skills, marketing, training/presentation skills, and a deep understanding of small business and entrepreneurship – especially the challenges faced by business start-ups in rural areas. We are looking for an ethical person with excellent management skills and a good understanding of the economy of northern Alberta, who can provide strategic leadership for Community Futures Lakeland. The candidate must be well organized and understand the importance of meeting deadlines for reporting and planning. The candidate also requires strong communication skills for liaising with the Board of Directors, funding agencies, partners and staff.

This position is located in Bonnyville, Alberta with a regional coverage area that includes the City of Cold Lake, MD of Bonnyville, Cold Lake First Nations, Elizabeth Metis Settlement, Fishing Lake Metis Settlement, Frog Lake First Nations and Kehewin First Nations and a number of hamlets and villages throughout the region.

This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is found

Benefits:

  • Extended health care
  • Disability insurance
  • Dental care
  • Life insurance

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Experience:

  • community economic development and business development: 5 years (Preferred)