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Chief Executive Officer

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The CEO will be the external voice of The Alex, articulating the strategy and story, solidifying existing and building new partner and funding relationships, and enhancing the overall image and awareness of the organization. The CEO will be a transformational leader, strategic influencer and role model of the values, vision and mission of the organization. A seasoned, credible and engaging leader, this individual will effectively influence and advocate on behalf of The Alex, build on community outreach efforts, and drive increased visibility locally, regionally and nationally to enhance the organization’s impact on Calgary’s most vulnerable population.

As a forward-thinking visionary leader who can capitalize on the huge potential of The Alex and provide the direction and strategic framework to execute and implement the vision, the CEO ‘s key areas of focus will be:

Strategic Leadership:
• Provide direction through human-centered leadership and a broad vision for the organization – building upon a strong foundation towards an enhanced level of excellence
• Provide leadership to ensure the execution and successful implementation of the strategic plan, working to achieve established goals with an overall awareness of the mitigation of risk, and ensure an alignment of program and services to strategy
• In partnership with the Board of Directors, conducts an annual strategic review of the plan, ensuring the implementation includes research and metrics, new learnings and emerging trends in the community and government landscapes
• Co-create a shared vision where all members of the team have a sense of ownership and purpose aligned to organizational goals.
• Inspire others, lead by example, and successfully encourage and foster the same style throughout the organization
• Deliberate risk taking; consider the expertise of the leadership team and available data to chart a course forward where all variables cannot be known
• Lead through organizational change while maintaining a focus on vision, mission, and values

Organizational Leadership:
• Enhance the commitment to organizational culture, valuing a client service orientation across all levels of the organization
• Responsible for the overall management and direction of the organization, ensuring that the goals of the organization are achieved through the continued development of innovative practices
• Develop effective and efficient operations and management of all organizational programs and services, ensuring that policies and procedures are appropriate and aligned with the goals and objectives of the organization
• Ensure a sound corporate communication plan is developed and implemented

Engagement Leadership & Advocacy:
• Build and maintain a strong, positive, collaborative and trusting relationship with the Board and all other stakeholders
• Increase the profile of The Alex, tell the organizational story, and develop and maintain influential positioning with partners and with all levels of government
• Seek out key roles on regional, provincial, and national committees that focus on emerging trends and innovation related to the work of The Alex

Fiscal Management & Resource Development:
• Articulate to the Board a clear vision for fiscal sustainability, ensuring the organization’s financial services and operations are managed efficiently and effectively
• Negotiate agreements with funders and governments
• Review and update appropriate control mechanisms to identify and mitigate risks to achieving the strategic plan
• Develop an effective fund development strategy that reflects the vision and mission of The Alex and optimizes financial results
• Develop and maintain positive influential relationships with funders and donors with the goal of decreasing The Alex’s reliance on public funding

Governance Development:
• Ensure that the Board has all the information and support necessary to effectively exercise its governance responsibilities
• Work in close collaboration with the Board Chair to determine the scheduling of, and agendas for, meetings of the Board and Committees of the Board, to ensure that the Board is kept apprised in a timely manner of main issues facing the organization, and to ensure there is an effective relationship between the Senior Leadership Team and the members of the Board
• Provide information to the Board regarding Strategic Plans and relevant environmental scanning data
• Prepare CEO report; organize and attend all regular and special board and committee meetings


Posted: October 3, 2018
Closes: December 2, 2018