Vibrant Communities Charlotte County (VCCC) is one of twelve Community Inclusion Networks (CINs) established across the province as part of Overcoming Poverty Together: The New Brunswick Economic and Social Inclusion Plan. The twelve Community Inclusion Networks develop local poverty reduction plans and work with community partners to deliver programming tailored to local needs and regional priorities. The financial resources and support for the CINs is provided by the Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation.
The Coordinator is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors.
This position reports to the Board of Directors through the President.
· Source and disseminate information; arrange translation when necessary
· Undertake and partner on research to answer key questions relating to poverty reduction in CC
· Share best practices and lessons learned with partners; identify gaps in data, programs and/or services
· Further develop a network of citizens, non-profits, various levels of government, and private sector businesses to work together to help promote economic and social inclusion in CC
· Develop a multi-media communication strategy to personalize poverty, motivate and inspire; partner with local media; maintain internet and social media presence
Source and communicate to network members information such as funding opportunities, community events, conferences, training opportunities etc.
· Convene community conversations to map community assets, identify change opportunities and determine community actions; create momentum for change
Establish and maintain relationships with a wide range of stakeholders; champion multi-sector engagement and collaboration
Build Capacity for Change
· Influence and advise on poverty reduction; align poverty reduction efforts and increase collaboration
· Work towards a Collective Impact approach to poverty reduction in CC
· Oversee individual and organizational leadership development initiatives
· Work with partners to increase focus on project evaluation and outcomes measurement
Identify new sources of funds and provide advice and guidance to community partners to help them take advantage of them
VCCC Management and Administration Activities
· Organize, attend and participate in Board meetings; prepare and gather necessary documents for Board review
· Develop policies and procedures, forms etc. for the organization
Ensure the timely production of monthly and annual financial statements
Work with Treasurer to develop the annual budget
Manage operational costs to approved budget
Ensure the production of financial reports required by government, funders, sponsors and partners
Maintain strong relationships with Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation (ESIC) and other key partners; attend regular ESIC/Coordinator meetings – quarterly face to face at different locations within Province; quarterly telephone conference calls
· Identify opportunities for additional funding; develop grant applications as appropriate
· Promote ESIC grants with network members; manage expectations according to budget and balance of grant monies; work with partners to develop strong grant applications; submit grant applications to ESIC deadlines; communicate ESIC grant decisions to partners
· Develop Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with each successful grant applicant; raise cheques for grant payments as per MOU schedule/conditions; review project reports received from our partners; work with partners to ensure timeliness, quality and consistency of reports; ensure adherence to conditions of grant
· Report on progress and accomplishments as required by ESIC and other funders/sponsors/partners
· Maintain knowledge and understanding of current developments and best practices in community development and poverty reduction.
Skills and Experience Required
· Experience of non-profit governance and working with Boards
· Must possess exceptional relationship management skills
· Must possess exceptional communication skills (listening, oral and written)
· Proven facilitation skills
· Ability to motivate, engage, inspire and convene others in dialogue and action
· Ability to lead complex projects and a diverse team and to work effectively with
government, business, non-profit and community sectors
· Energetic and critical thinker; innovative and pragmatic problem-solver
· Excellent organizational, project management and time management skills
· Knowledge of social policy, government and community practices, and the
mechanics of research, project planning and evaluation
· Proven experience in media and public relations
· Desire to work in a fast-paced, non-profit environment that values results, learning and change
· Competence with Microsoft Office Suite
· social media, email and web development tools
· Able to work flexible and non-traditional hours
· Must demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the complex nature of
poverty and the barriers to independence
· Must demonstrate an understanding of asset-based community development and community change theories
· Proven experience of advocacy
· Must be able to work independently and as part of a team
· Must own vehicle and be prepared to travel within province
· Bachelor Degree in Social Sciences, Community Development or Community Economic Development an asset
· Bilingual (written and spoken English and French) an asset.
Qualities and Characteristics
· Genuine commitment to helping others
· Flexible; can deal with uncertainty, flux and change
· Positive attitude; sense of humour
· Patience and persistence
· Willingness to lead/support but not “own” solutions; prepared to give others credit
· Commitment to and ability to communicate vision
· Ability to ask sometimes tough questions
· Active learner
· Leads by example; can build trust
· Respectful; inclusive.
After reviewing the job specification, applicants should send a resume (including two
references) and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position
and clearly stating salary expectations to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Friday, March 15,
2019, specifying VCCC Coordinator in the subject line.
Subject to the response to this competition, candidates may be required to demonstrate on their application one or more of the asset qualificationsin addition to the essential qualifications to be given further consideration.