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Employment

Job Title: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Salary: $88,000/yr

Contract: June 2024 – June 2025 (with the possibility of extension to 2028 based on performance)

Posted: April 22, 2024

Deadline to apply: May 13, 2024

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

BIPOC USHR, which stands for Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour United for Strength, Home, Relationship, is a PEI-based not-for-profit organization providing support and advocacy to Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) folks living on Prince Edward Island. We aim to serve Black and POC communities on PEI and work in solidarity with the Mi’kmaq upon whose land we reside. We carry and work with feminine energy and recognize the efforts of all BIPOC women and non-binary folks in our collective struggle, along with the struggles of BIPOC cisgender heterosexual men.

Our work is based on the values of anti-racism and decolonization as we work toward social justice for BIPOC communities on PEI. We reject racism/white supremacy, anti-Blackness, anti-Indigeneity, Islamophobia, antisemitism, Sinophobia, colonialism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, classism, ableism, casteism, colorism/shadeism, and all forms of oppression.

SUMMARY OF ROLE

The Executive Director (ED) of BIPOC USHR provides strategic leadership and vision to advance the organization’s mission of supporting and advocating for Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour communities on Prince Edward Island by creating inclusive spaces where BIPOC voices are heard and supported. They oversee the development and implementation of various programs addressing community building, anti-racism, environmental justice, gender justice/GBV prevention, BIPOC youth and their families, and disability justice. Upholding values of anti-racism, decolonization, and intersectionality, the Executive Director fosters cooperation, collectivism, and solidarity among diverse BIPOC communities while actively challenging systemic oppressions such as racism, colonialism, and other forms of discrimination.

BENEFITS

  • Our employees receive a comprehensive health benefits package that includes supplemental health insurance to cover additional medical, dental, and vision expenses
  • Retirement Savings Plan Matching
  • Flexible work hours
  • Professional Development Opportunities 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Note: We welcome applications from individuals who may not meet all requirements but are eager to learn and grow. Thanks to funding dedicated to professional development, we can provide training opportunities to support the successful candidate in acquiring the skills and knowledge necessary for this role. If you are dedicated to our mission and eager to make a difference, we encourage you to apply and join us in our collective efforts toward liberation.

Leadership:

  • As the face of the organization, the ED will promote the vision, mission, and theory of change, strategic plan, and overall strategy and direction of BIPOC USHR
  • Maintain alignment between various programs and people in the organization
  • Speak with the media about BIPOC USHR’s work and contributions
  • Regularly meet with staff to ensure programs maintain the highest of quality, any potential issues can be addressed, and staff feel supported in their work

Fund Development:

  • Consistently be searching for and applying to funding opportunities at the federal, provincial, and municipal levels as well as from private funders
  • Maintain lines of communication between BIPOC USHR and all funding agencies
  • Search for and develop opportunities to collaborate with other community organizations on funding joint projects that fit our six goals
  • Work with the board to design and deliver fundraisers

Financial Management:

  • Read, create, and understand financial documents, including budgets, cash flow, income statements, balance statements, and statements of functional expenses
  • Understand the basics of tax law for not-for-profits and support the work of the accountant and bookkeeper by maintaining all invoices, payroll and all other relevant tax documents

Other responsibilities Include:

  • Act in a human resources capacity by conducting onboarding, recruitment, retention, management, compliance and ensuring work is done efficiently, inclusively, with respect, and is client and community-centered
  • Conduct regular needs assessments to ensure that the needs of the community can be addressed through community building, navigation and/or programming
  • Consistently explore and create ways to collaborate with other community organizations in developing and implementing programming
  • Understand the legal frameworks of running a not-for-profit and ensure that BIPOC USHR is meeting the highest possible standard

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proven leadership experience, preferably in a nonprofit or community-based organization, with a track record of effectively managing teams, developing strategic initiatives, and fostering collaborative relationships with stakeholders
  • Experience in developing and implementing programs and initiatives that address the unique needs of BIPOC communities
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively, develop long-term organizational goals and objectives, and adapt to changing environments while focusing on advancing the organization’s mission and vision.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills, including budget management, grant writing, and reporting
  • Lived experience as a BIPOC person and an alignment with the values of BIPOC USHR
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively articulate the organization’s mission, values, and goals to diverse audiences, including donors, partners, and community members.
  • Be able to provide a Criminal Record Check
  • Be legally able to work in Canada
  • Degree or Diploma in a relevant field is an asset
  • Management experience is an asset

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please send your cover letter, resume, and list of three references to: admin@bipocushr.org

In the subject line please write: “ATTN: Job Application Executive Director”

Deadline to apply: May 13th, 2024


Volunteer

Please contact our Community Relations Coordinators for volunteer opportunities. You may contact Maria Gomez (maria@bipocushr.org) or Nouhad Mourad (nouhad@bipocushr.org).