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Executive Director - FT - starts Summer 2023 - Ottawa Ontario

  • Posted:Jan 24, 2023
  • Apply by:Mar 25, 2023
  • Job Type
  • Full Time
  • Job Level
  • Other
  • Location
  • Ottawa, ON
  • Impact Area
  • Other
  • Impact Category
  • Other
  • Company Type
  • Other

About this position

iSisters is a low-cost, high-impact charity that mentors disadvantaged women with free skills development programs about computers, the internet and getting a job. iSisters’ programs are designed in collaboration with partner organizations and customized for the specific learning needs of the students to equip them with essential technological and employability skills.

We are passionate and committed to:

  • Learner Focus
  • Respect
  • Excellence
  • Community Orientation
  • Accountability

iSisters is currently seeking a passionate Ottawa, ON-based Executive Director to take us to the next level in developing and delivering technology learning for women in need in Ottawa.  The successful candidate is someone who is a solutions-focused, strategic leader who will serve as a spokesperson for the organization, and is responsible for promoting iSisters to donors, partners, volunteers, stakeholders and the public at large. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director provides overall direction and leadership for the organization, and ensures that the programs and services offered by the organization contribute to the organization's mission and reflect its priorities.

This role will appeal to those who are looking for an opportunity to grow the organization while giving back to the community in a caring and meaningful way. The ideal candidate is a self-motivated individual with broad-based executive leadership and management experience who possesses great interpersonal skills and is very passionate about helping others.  iSisters welcomes and encourages applications from members of equity-deserving groups including candidates who are Indigenous, racialized, 2SLGBTQ+, and people with disabilities.

Location:                                   Ottawa, Ontario (home-based)

Hours of Work:                         37.5 hours per week. Evening/weekend work will be required.

Salary Range:                           $68,000 - $75,000

Start Date:                                Summer 2023

The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization. Specific duties and responsibilities include:

  • With the Board of Directors, set the organization’s Strategic Plan and priorities.  Operationalize these goals in the annual Operational Plan.
  • Plan and execute the grant- and fundraising needs for the organization based on strategic goals and budget requirements. Submit proposals for funding and provide required reporting for each funding agency.
  • Create and develop annual projects and programs that will meet the evolving needs of the community (learners, partner centres and funders), and achieve annual financial goals for the organization;
  • Develop and nurture relationships with funding agencies (foundations, government, corporate partners, individuals).
  • Manage and oversee all aspects of annual projects (hire and manage project staff, work closely with partner organizations, celebrate student success, evaluate and report on project success);
  • Manage and implement all marketing and communications;
  • Act as the Spokesperson for the organization within the community;
  • Manage human resources planning, hiring, and retention of staff and volunteers
  • Together with the Treasurer, oversee financial planning, reporting and bookkeeping, submissions to CRA and adherence to the Charities Act;
  • Work closely with the Board of Directors on governance, policy development and provide regular financial and operational reporting. Be an active participant at board and committee meetings.
  • Plan and deliver the organization’s annual general meeting and annual report;
  • Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups, funders, politicians and other organizations


  • Previous experience in a management role for a charity/not-for-profit organization, or relevant management experience in the for-profit sector including development and management of the organization’s budget;
  • Personal commitment to, and belief in, the purpose of iSisters, including its mission, vision and core values;
  • Must Have: Demonstrated track record of successful grant writing, awards & fundraising >$250k annually
  • Effective communicator with experience public speaking;
  • Strong strategic thinking, planning and financial management skills;
  • Exceptional relationship building, interpersonal skills;
  • Confidentiality, tact, maturity and diplomacy in dealing with colleagues, volunteers, donors and partners;
  • Successful facilitator in problem-solving and change management;
  • Experience building, developing and enhancing collaborative, inclusive relationships with a wide range of corporate, not-for-profit, and government organizations and people at all levels – proven ability to build/use relationship networks;
  • Experience in program development, project management and administration in the non-profit sector, an asset
  • High comfort level with computers & tech; Google Suites power user desirable

iSisters welcomes and encourages applications from members of equity-deserving groups, including but not limited to, candidates who are racialized, Indigenous, LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities. iSisters is committed to accessible employment procedures. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants and employees with disabilities.

How to Apply:

Applications should be submitted by email to: boardchair@isisters.org. Applications are to include a maximum one-page cover letter and a resume.


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