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  • Director of Operations

    Director of Operations

    The Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre (SKCAC) is a Calgary based not-for -profit organization. The SKCAC works in collaboration with relevant partner agencies to best serve children and families who are involved in the investigation and treatment of child abuse. The Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre is a physical site, where more than 115 professionals deal with the criminal investigation, child protection, medical and psychosocial needs of children, youth and families impacted by child abuse and maltreatment. The focus of work at the SKCAC is children and youth who have experienced sexual abuse and severe and complex physical abuse and neglect.

    Job Summary:

    The Director of Operations is responsible for the efficient running of the back-office operations, the effective control of its financial and human resources, and of the technical, IT and administrative systems, in order to contribute to the delivery of the company’s overall objectives.

    Reporting to the CEO, and serving as a member of the Management Team, this position’s primary responsibility is ensuring organizational effectiveness by providing leadership for the organization’s financial functions. Working with the management team, the position also contributes to the development and implementation of organizational strategies, policies and practices.

    Key Responsibilities:

    Overall responsibilities of the Director of Operations include:

    • Improve the operational systems, processes and policies in support of organization’s mission — specifically, support better management reporting, information flow and management, business process and organizational planning
    • Manage and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of support services (HR, IT and Finance), through improvements to each function, as well as coordination and communication between support and business functions
    • Play a significant role in long-term strategic planning and annual operating plans
    • Oversee overall financial management, planning, systems and controls
    • Manage the agency’s budget in coordination with the CEO
    • Manage and supervise the operations team, including staff and external contractors
    • Development of individual program budgets
    • Invoicing to funding sources, including calculation of completed units of service.
    • Payroll management
    • Disbursement of checks for agency expenses
    • Organization of fiscal documents
    • Regular meetings with the CEO around fiscal planning

    Responsibilities by Function

    Financial Management

    • Direct annual budgeting and planning process for the organization’s annual budget with the CEO
    • Develop and manage annual budget
    • Oversee monthly and quarterly assessments and forecasts of organization’s financial performance against budget, financial and operational goals. Oversee short and long-term financial and managerial reporting.
    • Manage day-to-day processing of accounts receivable and payable, producing reports as requested.
    • Reconciling monthly activity, generating year-end reports, and fulfilling tax related requirements.
    • Assisting the CEO and Board in creating an annual organizational budget and monitoring cash flow.
    • Managing grantor contracts and reimbursement requests.
    • Maintaining archival and administrative files.
    • Administering payroll and employee benefits and organizational insurance.
    • Develop long-range forecasts and maintain long-range financial plans.
    • Develop, maintain and monitor all fundraising and accounting systems and procedures capturing all pledges, billings and receipts and for the recording of all revenue transactions, recommend and implement improvements to systems.
    • Prepare annual audit and be a liaison with all outside vendors.

     

    Organizational Effectiveness

    • Manage functions.
    • Increase the effectiveness and efficiency of support services through improvements to each function (HR, IT, Finance) as well as coordination and communication between functions.
    • Drive initiatives in the management team and organizationally that contribute to long-term operational excellence.
    • Providing consulting services on matters related to fundraising, tax and insurance questions, and business structure and growth.

     

     Leadership

    • Contribute to short and long-term organizational planning and strategy as a member of the management team
    • Manages and supervises the Operations Team, including staff and contractors
    • Determines, in consultation with the CEO, staffing requirements, appointments and conducts evaluations and initiates promotions, terminations, or other disciplinary actions.
    • Encourages staff to continually develop their knowledge of good business practices through training courses and seminars.
    • Provides leadership, coaches and mentors staff, and monitors work productivity and employee development.
    • Oversees the implementation of the human resources policies, procedures and practices including developing job descriptions and an annual performance management process.

     

    Board Relations

    • Acts as a resource to the SKCAC Board of Directors, as required.
    • Attends Board or committee meetings, as required.

     

    Required/Desired Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, or related degree
    • At least seven to 10 years of overall professional experience; ideally six-plus years of broad financial and operations management experience
    • Non-profit experience an asset
    • Experience of managing IT resources –
    • Experience of managing staff and associated employment issues
    • Ability to translate financial concepts to and effectively collaborate with colleagues who may not necessarily have finance backgrounds
    • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making
    • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
    • A multi-tasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment

    Compensation:

    Competitive Salary & Benefit Package

     

    Position Type / Duration:

    Full Time, 38.75 hours/week

     

    How to Apply:

    If you feel that you are uniquely qualified for this position please submit your resume to RESUMES@SALOPEKCONSULTING.COM for review. 

     

    Application Closing Date:

    The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

    SKCAC is partnering with Salopek & Associates to recruit for the Operations Manager position. All information submitted to Salopek & Associates remains in strict confidence.

    Salopek & Associates Ltd. is a team of human resource consultants specializing in recruitment, human resources and board governance. We are available to help you attract, retain and develop the right people and put effective processes in place to grow your business.

    This job ad is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities and qualifications for this position. The job ad is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or of all qualifications that may be required either now or in the future.

    Application Closing Date:

    The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

    If you feel that you are uniquely qualified for this position please submit your resume to Leah at RESUMES@SALOPEKCONSULTING.COM for review.

    SKCAC is partnering with Salopek & Associates to recruit for the Grant Manager position. All information submitted to Salopek & Associates remains in strict confidence.

    Salopek & Associates Ltd. is a team of human resource consultants specializing in recruitment, human resources and board governance. We are available to help you attract, retain and develop the right people and put effective processes in place to grow your business.

    This job ad is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities and qualifications for this position. The job ad is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or of all qualifications that may be required either now or in the future.

  • Communications Coordinator

    Communications Coordinator

    About the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre:

    The Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre (SKCAC) is a Calgary based not-for -profit organization. The SKCAC works in collaboration with relevant partner agencies to best serve children and families who are involved in the investigation and treatment of child abuse. The Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre is a physical site, where more than 115 professionals deal with the criminal investigation, child protection, medical and psychosocial needs of children, youth and families impacted by child abuse and maltreatment. The focus of work at the SKCAC is children and youth who have experienced sexual abuse and severe and complex physical abuse and neglect.

    Job Summary:

    The Communications Coordinator is a creative, self-starter with superior writing, verbal, problem-solving and strategic communication skills, as well as an ability to thrive under pressure in a dynamic, multi-disciplinary environment. You will collaborate with multiple internal and external stakeholders, and have a passion for producing written content that engages a wide variety of audiences through various communication vehicles and tactics.

    The Communications Coordinator plays a role in the development and implementation of SKCAC’s communication activities.  This position is involved in both internal and external communications, including web and social media strategies, press releases, and development of print and electronic materials.  It will also support special events, and community partnerships.

    Key Responsibilities:

    Communications

    • Create and execute an internal and external communications strategy
    • Help build and steward a SKCAC brand that is compelling and consistent
    • Increase awareness of the SKCAC
    • Utilize strong story-telling, design, and digital media skills to engage internal and external audiences
    • Write and create content for key communications deliverables including presentations, newsletters, videos, web content, scripts/speaking points, and reports as required
    • Draft press releases
    • Organize press conferences as required
    • Develop a social media strategy/platform
    • Act as the social media representative, ensuring the SKCAC is using the right social media platforms, and engaging with users on those platforms in a way that generates positive, valuable interactions
    • Ensure the website is current, professional, and functional
    • Create engaging and visually appealing electronic and print materials i.e., marketing materials/info sheets, e-mail announcements, newsletters and presentations.
    • Ensure brand guidelines are adhered to in both internal and external usage

    Tours, Presentations, Special Events

    • Assist with tours, presentations, special events and fund development initiatives as requested.

    Community Support/Partnerships

    • Coordinate SKCAC’s involvement in events that support other organizations, and positions the SKCAC as a community partner i.e., bike-a-thons, charity hockey games, food bank etc.

    Required/Desired Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, public relations, business (or equivalent experience)
    • 3 – 5 years experience in brand marketing, corporate communications, social media, and content development
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • Any knowledge of Adobe programmes is a plus (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop)
    • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience in copywriting and editing
    • Relevant experience across leading social media platforms
    • Outstanding organizational and planning abilities
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks while maintaining superior attention to detail
    • Resourcefulness, creativity and strong problem-solving and time management skills
    • Ability to work with diverse groups of people
    • A team player that can work autonomously, meet deadlines and focus on a variety of tasks simultaneously

    Compensation:

    Competitive Salary & Benefit Package

    Position Type / Duration:

    Full Time, 38.75 hours/week

    How to Apply:

    If you feel that you are uniquely qualified for this position please submit your resume to RESUMES@SALOPEKCONSULTING.COM for review.

    Application Closing Date:

    The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

    SKCAC is partnering with Salopek & Associates to recruit for the Communications Coordinator position. All information submitted to Salopek & Associates remains in strict confidence.

    Salopek & Associates Ltd. is a team of human resource consultants specializing in recruitment, human resources and board governance. We are available to help you attract, retain and develop the right people and put effective processes in place to grow your business.

    This job ad is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities and qualifications for this position. The job ad is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or of all qualifications that may be required either now or in the future.

    Application Closing Date:

    The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

    If you feel that you are uniquely qualified for this position please submit your resume to Leah at RESUMES@SALOPEKCONSULTING.COM for review.

    SKCAC is partnering with Salopek & Associates to recruit for the Grant Manager position. All information submitted to Salopek & Associates remains in strict confidence.

    Salopek & Associates Ltd. is a team of human resource consultants specializing in recruitment, human resources and board governance. We are available to help you attract, retain and develop the right people and put effective processes in place to grow your business.

    This job ad is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities and qualifications for this position. The job ad is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or of all qualifications that may be required either now or in the future.

  • Administrative Assistant, Programs

    Administrative Assistant, Programs

    About the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre:

    The Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre (SKCAC) is a Calgary based not-for -profit organization. The SKCAC works in collaboration with relevant partner agencies to best serve children and families who are involved in the investigation and treatment of child abuse. The Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre is a physical site, where more than 115 professionals deal with the criminal investigation, child protection, medical and psychosocial needs of children, youth and families impacted by child abuse and maltreatment. The focus of work at the SKCAC is children and youth who have experienced sexual abuse and severe and complex physical abuse and neglect.

    Job Summary:

    The Administrative Assistant, Programs provides administrative support to the program staff to ensure the effective delivery of program services.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Provides administrative support to the program staff (Victim Support; POST; Child Life).
    • Provides reception coverage on an as-required basis
    • Data entry responsibilities which may include retrieving, accessing, updating and creating records for SKCAC donor relations and information systems
    • Phone calls to clients to schedule appointments, provide referrals and follow up as needed
    • Attend meetings and take minutes as required
    • Prepare and distribute correspondence as required
    • Participate in the preparation, scheduling and organizing of special events and projects
    • Provides Administrative support to CEO as needed
    • Participate and support organization staff committees
    • Other duties as required.

    Required/Desired Qualifications:

    • Post-secondary degree/diploma considered an asset, but not required
    • 3-5 years’ experience in office administration, preferably in a non-profit organization
    • Excellent organizational, coordination, and planning skills
    • Excellent customer service and computer skills
    • Good communication skills – both verbally and written
    • Good knowledge and understanding of typical office procedures
    • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
    • Strong team player with the ability to be flexible and adaptable 

    Compensation:

    Competitive Salary & Benefit Package

     

    Position Type / Duration:

    Full Time, 38.75 hours/week

     

    How to Apply:

    If you feel that you are uniquely qualified for this position please submit your resume to RESUMES@SALOPEKCONSULTING.COM for review.

    Application Closing Date:

    The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

    SKCAC is partnering with Salopek & Associates to recruit for the Administrative Assistant, Programs position. All information submitted to Salopek & Associates remains in strict confidence.

    Salopek & Associates Ltd. is a team of human resource consultants specializing in recruitment, human resources and board governance. We are available to help you attract, retain and develop the right people and put effective processes in place to grow your business.

    This job ad is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities and qualifications for this position. The job ad is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or of all qualifications that may be required either now or in the future.

  • Manager of Programs

    Manager of Programs

    About the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre:

    The Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre (SKCAC) is a Calgary based not-for -profit organization. The SKCAC works in collaboration with relevant partner agencies to best serve children and families who are involved in the investigation and treatment of child abuse. The Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre is a physical site, where more than 115 professionals deal with the criminal investigation, child protection, medical and psychosocial needs of children, youth and families impacted by child abuse and maltreatment. The focus of work at the SKCAC is children and youth who have experienced sexual abuse and severe and complex physical abuse and neglect.

    Job Summary:

    The Manager of Programs is responsible for the development, management and evaluation of SKCAC programs, and leading/supervising the staff and contractors in the program team. The Manager of Programs will analyze, develop and implement programs that align with leading practice models and the development of a centre of excellence.

     

    Key Responsibilities:

    Program Services

    • Oversees the planning, implementation and evaluation of the organization’s ongoing programs and services and special projects, and ensures that they contribute to the organization’s mission.
    • Monitors the day-to-day delivery of the programs and services to maintain or improve quality.

    Community Relations

    • Build a strong relationship with the partner organizations ensuring effective and consistent communication.
    • Works closely with other community, provincial and national organizations to encourage joint representations to government or funding agencies on issues of mutual interest.
    • Supports the work of volunteer communities in bringing community expertise to the resource acquisition process.
    • Increases awareness of the SKCAC by developing effective relationships with local media.
    • Promotes the activities of the SKCAC through presentations and involvement in community activities.
    • Works collaboratively to develop and enhance partnerships through which the SKCAC’s mandate can be promoted.

    Leadership

    • Determines, in consultation with the CEO, staffing requirements, appointments and conducts evaluations and initiates promotions, terminations, or other disciplinary actions.
    • Encourages staff to continually develop their knowledge of good business practices through training courses and seminars.
    • Provides leadership, coaches and mentors staff, and monitors work productivity and employee development.
    • Oversees the implementation of the human resources policies, procedures and practices including developing job descriptions and an annual performance management process.

    Fund Development and Stewardship

    • Ensures effective management, accountability and stewardship of program budgets.
    • Takes a lead in the coordination and over-sight of program events, ensuring that these initiatives enhance the credibility of the SKCAC.

    Board Relations

    • Acts as a resource to the SKCAC Board of Directors, as required.
    • Attends Board or committee meetings, as required.

    Required/Desired Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration
    • 8 – 10 years of experience
    • 5 years of experience in a management role
    • Non-profit experience an asset
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Ability to work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team
    • Ability to effectively lead a team, facilitate problem-solving, conflict-resolution, and team building
    • Ability to think critically and strategically
    • Ability to effectively plan, lead multiple projects, and manage change
    • Ability to partner, build consensus, and influence others
    • Strong client service focus

     

    Compensation:

    Competitive Salary & Benefit Package

     

    Position Type / Duration:

    Full Time, 38.75 hours/week

     

    How to Apply:

    If you feel that you are uniquely qualified for this position please submit your resume to RESUMES@SALOPEKCONSULTING.COM for review.

     

    Application Closing Date:

    The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

    SKCAC is partnering with Salopek & Associates to recruit for the Manager of Programs position. All information submitted to Salopek & Associates remains in strict confidence.

     Salopek & Associates Ltd. is a team of human resource consultants specializing in recruitment, human resources and board governance. We are available to help you attract, retain and develop the right people and put effective processes in place to grow your business.

    This job ad is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities and qualifications for this position. The job ad is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or of all qualifications that may be required either now or in the future.

  • POST Team Lead

    POST Team Lead

    About the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre:

    The Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre (SKCAC) is a Calgary based not-for -profit organization. The SKCAC works in collaboration with relevant partner agencies to best serve children and families who are involved in the investigation and treatment of child abuse. The Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre is a physical site, where more than 115 professionals deal with the criminal investigation, child protection, medical and psychosocial needs of children, youth and families impacted by child abuse and maltreatment. The focus of work at the SKCAC is children and youth who have experienced sexual abuse and severe and complex physical abuse and neglect.

    Another service within the CAC is the Prenatal Outreach Support Team (POST). This is a collaborative initiative between Alberta Health Services (AHS) Public Health, Calgary Police Service (CPS) and the CAC to identify and provide specialized intervention and referrals for vulnerable pregnant women in high-risk situations. The service was identified as a need when looking at the risk factors of mothers who were clients of the Alberta Vulnerable Infant Response Team (AVIRT). AVIRT is a multidisciplinary team, formed in March 2011, to provide an immediate response to maximize safety for infants from birth to 3 months who are at risk for child abuse or neglect.

     

    Job Summary:

    The POST Team Lead is responsible for coordinating and collaborating with community organizations and stakeholders providing services to this population. The POST Team Lead is also responsible for directly supervising and managing a team; working with partner agencies (AHS and CPS) to provide oversight and implement the program; as well as managing the POST grant and being accountable for the reporting requirements.

    Key Responsibilities:

    Working in collaboration with the POST staff, the POST Team Lead will be involved in:

    • Coordinating the development of a formal collaborative model that brings together a network of many agencies providing care for vulnerable pregnant and postpartum women to respond in a streamlined, timely and coordinated manner. This model will include an opportunity for pre-natal programs to jointly triage, assess, share information and provide navigation of services and resources to serve vulnerable, pregnant women in a more efficient manner.
    • Recruiting additional referral sources and providing education about vulnerable pregnant women and POST to new and existing referral sources to facilitate referrals earlier in a woman’s pregnancy.
    • Continuing to consult with community partners to determine how services can be modified to increase access to vulnerable pregnant women.
    • Coordinating staff education for network member agencies that is consistent, relevant 
and current among all partners in the collaborative.
    • Coordinating the evaluation of the project regarding the impact of POST on its clients 
and community partners.
    • Working with CAC to provide information about the learnings from the project to the 
community, professional groups and other child advocacy centres.
    • Provide supervision and management of the POST Outreach Support Workers and the POST Administrative Assistant
    • Managing the POST grant and being accountable for the reporting requirements.

    Required/Desired Qualifications:

    • A post-secondary education (diploma\degree) in a related discipline is required (social work, community development, nursing, psychology). A combination of relevant education and experience will be considered for this position.
    • Ability to effectively lead and manage a team
    • Demonstrated leadership in promoting evidence informed practice, building supportive environments and facilitating the change process is required.
    • Ability to be self-directed and exercise decision-making is required.
    • Demonstrated experience working with and advocating for individuals and diverse 
communities dealing with issues of poverty, homelessness, addictions, domestic 
violence, mental health and pregnant and postpartum women is essential.
    • Knowledge and understanding of health promotion theory and practice, harm reduction 
for this population and knowledge of community resources is an asset.
    • Knowledge of suicide prevention, mental health assessments non-violent crisis 
intervention, motivational interviewing and strength based, solution focused 
communication skills is also an asset.
    • Ability to work collaboratively with members of the multidisciplinary team and community 
partners demonstrating strong listening, negotiating and consensus building skills is
    • Demonstrated leadership in promoting a positive work environment is an asset.
    • Proficient computer skills are required.
    • A valid driver’s license is required.
    • An Enhanced Security Clearance and Child Welfare Information System check is required.

    Compensation:

    Competitive Salary & Benefit Package

     

    Position Type / Duration:

    This is a contract position.

    Full Time, 38.75 hours/week

     

    How to Apply:

    If you feel that you are uniquely qualified for this position please submit your resume to RESUMES@SALOPEKCONSULTING.COM for review.

     

    Application Closing Date:

    The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

    SKCAC is partnering with Salopek & Associates to recruit for the POST Team Lead position. All information submitted to Salopek & Associates remains in strict confidence. 

    Salopek & Associates Ltd. is a team of human resource consultants specializing in recruitment, human resources and board governance. We are available to help you attract, retain and develop the right people and put effective processes in place to grow your business.

    This job ad is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities and qualifications for this position. The job ad is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or of all qualifications that may be required either now or in the future.

  • Executive Assistant To The CEO

    Executive Assistant to the CEO

    Job Summary:

    The Executive Assistant (EA) provides one-on-one administrative support to the CEO and serves as the primary point of contact for all matters pertaining to the office of the CEO. The EA serves as a liaison to the Board of Directors and senior management team; organizes and coordinates the CEO’s schedule and provides briefing notes; oversees special projects; and acts as the Board Secretary.

    The Executive Assistant must be creative and enjoy working within a multi-disciplinary environment that is mission-driven, results-driven and community oriented. The ideal individual will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. The Executive Assistant will have the ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion, and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.

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