Executive Director - Annauma Community Foundation

Annauma Community Foundation is in need of an Executive Director. A dedicated leader and recognized relationship builder who has the financial acumen, business skills, focus, and commitment to lead by example to ensure the continued development and support to the overall growth and sustainability of Nunavut’s first community foundation whose vision is to ensure that “Inuit communities are healthy and confident and have what they need to thrive.”

About Annauma Community Foundation:

Annauma Community Foundation has been established to deliver funding and support to the non-profit and charitable sector to encourage learning, sharing, and collaboration within Nunavut communities in a way that reflects and honours Inuit values, skills, and worldview. Located in Iqaluit, our goal is to build linkages with community, philanthropists, corporate partners, funders, and governments who are interested in investing in community-identified needs and capacity building. Harnessing the power of philanthropy, the Foundation is committed to providing support to communities to take action to develop and implement their own solutions to help Inuit stay ahead, and will serve to provide this support in the most impactful and respectful ways. 

About the Role:

With accountability to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will be responsible for the leadership, management, and operations of all activities of Annauma. You will conduct the daily management and organization of Annauma’s corporate operations, including daily correspondence, meetings, banking, HR, and payroll. The Executive Director will directly supervise two employees (Program Manager, and Executive Assistant) and manage an annual operating budget of $1 million. Candidates can receive mentorship and professional development on the job.

The execution of this role will see you perform professional outreach, fundraising, and donor activities which include solicitation of major donors, driving fundraising campaigns, relationship management, professional grant writing, ad hoc donor event planning, donor communications, stewardship tracking (using the Keela platform), and annual impact reporting. You will also provide public communications involving social media, website upkeep, and fielding media inquiries as a way to promote community awareness of Annauma’s activities, goals, and objectives. You will oversee investment activities which include risk management, investment strategy development, and short-term and long-term fund investment, while ensuring you uphold strict privacy and confidentiality processes.

As Executive Director, you will have the opportunity to represent Annauma in philanthropic leadership and outreach across Nunavut and Canada, including active participation in national meetings and conferences, events, and presentations. Through your philanthropic initiative, you will plan and implement the strategic directions of the Board of Directors and committees to advance the philosophy of Inuktitut Philanthropy.


About the Candidate:

Your expertise would be acquired through a related undergraduate degree in Arts, Humanities, Business, Social Science, Community Development, Fundraising, or Non-Profit Leadership, or an equivalent of 5 years of professional/volunteer management experience and training. Further qualifications include a comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office and/or Google for Business.  

As a purpose driven, cause-focused self-driven individual who has a recognized commitment to integrity, you will be expected to deal with large volumes of work with minimal supervision, working from an office and/or remotely. Attendance at all board and committee meetings, possibly outside regular work hours to accommodate board members, volunteers, and donors, is also to be expected. To be executed effectively, the role requires an energetic and independent leader who can readily adapt to changing circumstances. This position will also require some travel.

As an accomplished and passionate leader, further competency is based on your ability to practice sound philanthropic leadership and project management, including fiscal and strategic planning, and a strong familiarity with public communications (i.e., social media, public speaking, listening, facilitation, mentorship, proposal writing). As an effective relationship builder, you demonstrate that you are willing to work with people in addition to facilitating partnerships with communities, donors, board members, volunteers, non-profits and charities, sponsors, and contractors.       

As the inspirational and collaborative Executive Director, this role requires an ability to communicate effectively within a multi-cultural environment. The official languages of Nunavut include Inuktitut and Inuinnaqtun, and the ability to communicate in these languages (speaking and/or listening, reading and/or writing) is considered an asset, in addition to a strong mastery of the English language (speaking and listening, reading, and writing). Extensive cultural, historical, societal, economic, environmental, political linguistic, and geographical knowledge of Nunavut and Inuit communities is also considered an asset. You will also bring awareness for political, cultural, and community concerns, that allow you to anticipate community needs.

This position is designated as a full-time employment opportunity which will be based in Iqaluit. The starting base salary is $160,000 with $27,000 in Northern Allowance.

To apply to this role, please submit your application to Phelps by clicking: https://bit.ly/3ZriKef

Application deadline is April 11, 2023.




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