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Executive Director





Company Hiring: Hinton Friendship Centre

Recruiting Company: HRCovered Inc.

Job Title: Executive Director

Job type: Permanent, Full-Time/Part-Time

Reports to: Board of Directors

Location: Hinton, Alberta

Compensation: $65-$75k plus benefits and more!

Job Start Date: July 1, 2022


Are you naturally empathetic? Do you find joy in spreading smiles, and pride in making a genuine difference? Here’s your chance to change your life and of many others while living in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains!


About Hinton Friendship Centre

The Hinton Friendship Centre (HFS) supports indigenous and non-indigenous people through a variety of social programs. Through a workforce of over 30, HFS have qualified registered Psychologist, social workers, pre-school teachers, and family support personnel in multiple locations to assist those in need from everything from sexual abuse trauma to early childhood education. Based out of Hinton, Alberta, just outside of Jasper National Park, HFS has been serving the greater Hinton community since 1995. 


Position Summary

 This job requires a special person who can be the proud ambassador of the Hinton Friendship Centre. HFS is looking for a highly motivated, committed and passionate Executive Director (ED) with a founder mentality to expand its impact and public awareness. The ED will embody the organization’s values and culture and lead its 30-plus employees in supporting indigenous and non-indigenous people through various social programs. 


The ED is responsible for managing and supervising the Hinton Friendship Centre Society office, personnel and all programs and services; delegating responsibility to appropriate program managers and staff; and ensuring that policies and procedures are adhered to.


The Executive Director reports directly to the Board and is in charge of implementing the Board’s decisions. 


What you’ll do at HFS

 The Executive Director supervises the following positions: 

  • ILC Coordinator
  • IRS Worker
  • Family Diversion Worker
  • Home Visitation Workers
  • Bookkeeper/Executive Assistant
  • Receptionist/Secretary
  • Head Start Coordinator
  • Mamowichihitowin Coordinator
  • Urban Partnership Youth Worker


Overall, the Executive Director’s responsibilities include:


  • Creating and implementing strategies to promote the mission and voice of the organization.
  • Creating comprehensive business plans to achieve the Board of directors’ goals and objectives.
  • Ensuring all HFS activities are conducted in accordance with established policy and procedure.
  • Reporting to the Board of directors eight (8) times a year, including the Annual General Meeting (AGM). No meetings in July and August.
  • Carrying out the functions and duties of Chief Financial Officer for HFS, including:
    • Making recommendations to the Board on financial matters
    • Coordinating development of the annual HFS budget and recommending approval to the Board
    • Managing the HFS budget
    • Approving invoices for payment
    • Supervising financial record keeping and reporting systems
    • Providing monthly expenditure reporting to the Board
    • Preparing amendments to the annual budget for submission to the Board for review and approval
    • Overseeing the preparation of long-term financial projections and cash flow
    • Monitoring adherence to agreements and funding arrangements entered in the by the HFS
  • Maintaining financial accountability by ensuring that the requirements of funding agencies are met; overseeing accounts payable, receivables and payroll and keeping the Board informed on the current financial position of the organization.
  • Overseeing the planning, organizing and scheduling of programs, activities and events.
  • Submitting recommended updates to the Policies and Procedures Manual for Board approval.
  • Ensuring collecting and maintenance of statistical information pertaining to HFS generally and individual programs specifically (e.g. membership list, donations, program users, volunteer time, quantifiable results etc.).
  • Negotiating and approving contracts; supervising the performance of contractors and approving progress payments.
  • Preparing or supervising the preparation of all correspondence on behalf of the HFS administration.
  • Drafting correspondence for the Board as required.
  • Overseeing arrangements and coordinator of Board and staff retreats.
  • Representing HFS at national and provincial meetings and attending other meetings on behalf of HFS.
  • Serving on community and regional committees.
  • Securing new funding opportunities.
  • Managing existing grants and funding relationships.
  • Constructing corrective actions for any identified issues and managing crises as needed.
  • Additional duties as assigned.



  • Minimum 2 year diploma is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in social programing or social work is preferred. 
  • Minimum 5 year experience with managing people in a leadership role, is required, with preference given to management within a not-for-profit or social work organization.
  • Experience as an executive director is considered an asset.
  • Indigneous background is preferred but not required.
  • Extensive knowledge of developing strategies and plans.
  • Capability to use effective fundraising and networking techniques.
  • Strong understanding of corporate finance and performance metrics.
  • Comprehensive understanding of corporate governance principles and managerial best practices.
  • Knowledge of Zoom and Microsoft Office. 
  • SAGE knowledge is an asset.


Core Competencies

  • Exceptional communication abilities, both verbal and written
  • Confident and capable at public speaking
  • Excellent leadership abilities
  • Demonstrated teamwork and relationship building skills
  • Outstanding organizational and planning abilities with the ability to prioritize multiple important tasks and delegate to the appropriate parties as needed
  • Strong problem solving and decision making skills
  • Demonstrated high level of judgement, tact, and diplomacy in interacting with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Confident and capable at public speaking 
  • Knows, understands, and operates sensitively and effectively within community service structures and climates, and strategically builds consensus, manages/resolves conflicts, and influences agreeable outcomes.


Work Life at HFS

  • A kind and caring community
  • Opportunity to create a positive impact every day
  • Competitive compensation starting from $65,000-$75,000
  • 5 weeks paid vacation plus the Christmas break. You also get all school holidays off (minus summer break).
  • Health and dental benefits with 60% coverage. 
  • Employers RRSP contribution
  • 35 hours a week based on a flexible work schedule
  • Up to 3K for relocation expenses


Working Conditions

  • Additional hours may be required from time to time.  
  • A fast-paced work environment with frequent interruptions and competing priorities
  • Some travel may be required 
  • Extended periods of sitting may be required
  • Formal COVID-19 protocols as required
  • 100% criminal background and sexual background check 
  • 3 references will need to be provided for the final interview


If you like what you just read, apply now!

Please send your resume to before June 3rd, 2022.