Executive Director
Manitoba Urban Inuit Association - Winnipeg, MB

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The Executive Director (ED) will be the first staff member of the Manitoba Urban Inuit Association (MUIA). Reporting to a volunteer board of directors, the ED will be responsible for building the organization according to the strategic plan and operational plan as developed by the board of directors.

Education and Experience
Minimum of 3 years of experience working within the Non-Profit sector
Degree or Diploma from a College or University in Business Administration, Community Development, Aboriginal Studies or related fields.
Demonstrated success in:

  • Performing the duties of an Executive Director reporting to a volunteer Policy Board;
  • Proposal development;
  • Human resource management, and contracting of staff;
  • Program management;
  • Financial management;
  • Government and funder relations;
  • Community development, including research on needs;
  • Inuit cultural experience.

Skills and Abilities

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills in English, with the ability to interact effectively with a variety of audiences;
  • Ability to work on multiple projects, adjust quickly to shifting priorities, meet deadlines, exercise good judgment, and handle pressure situations;
  • Ability to effectively motivate and lead a team;
  • Ability to demonstrate a positive attitude, a sense of humour, energy, and a high degree of flexibility within a professional setting;
  • Highly motivated, self-directed, and able to efficiently plan and execute multiple projects;
  • Strong time management, organizational, decision making, and problem solving skills;
  • Strong financial management skills;
  • Knowledge of the resources available in the community for Inuit experiencing poverty, housing shortages, challenges in post-secondary education, homelessness, domestic violence, addictions etc;
  • Ability to effectively support a volunteer Policy board;
  • Strong computer skills with a proficiency in Microsoft Office (word, excel, powerpoint), Adobe Acrobat;
  • Knowledge of Quickbooks or Simply Accounting reporting functions;
  • Ability to work in a cross cultural environment;
  • Ability to speak Inuktitut or Inuinaqtun is an asset

Additional Requirements
Current Criminal Record and Child Abuse Registry Check
*preference will be given to candidates who are Inuit recognized under one of the Regional Land Claims in the North.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Initiate and conduct original research with Inuit in Winnipeg to identify demographics and program needs within the urban Inuit population;
  • Design programs to meet urban Inuit needs with board and advisor input as required;
  • Write funding proposals according to strategic plan, with board input, and submit to potential funders and agencies to obtain funds to launch new programs as required;
  • Support board member contact with potential funders to develop funding relationships with Federal, Provincial, Nunavut, Municipal and corporate funders;
  • Work with existing community-based organizations in Manitoba to identify programs that can meet the needs of Inuit, and assist them in ensuring Inuit needs are incorporated into programming in the short and medium term, as MUIA builds its capacity for the long term;
  • Work with existing Manitoba institutions interested in building their connections to Inuit supports and knowledge in Manitoba (Kivalliq Inuit Services, Red River College, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Universities of Brandon, Manitoba and Winnipeg etc);
  • Organize and execute 4 major Inuit gatherings per year, that focus on Inuit community, Inuit culture, and sharing opportunities to strengthen Inuit life in an urban environment;
  • Provide notice and prepare background documents for monthly board meetings, support the creation of Committees as required (including sourcing advisor expertise as necessary), under the direction of the President;
  • Organize and execute an Annual General Meeting, for renewal of the board, approval of annual financial statements and appointment of an auditor (if funders require an audit);
  • Develop budgets for all projects, track finances, manage cash flow, work with the contract bookkeeper, provide monthly financial reports to the board for review, ensure payroll deductions are made as required by CRA, working within the approved financial policies;
  • Contract and manage bookkeeper, and work with an auditor to produce financial statements as required by funders under the direction of the Treasurer and Finance Committee;
  • Maintain a minutes book and corporate filing as required, under the direction of the Secretary;
  • Work with outreach coordinator to ensure membership outreach occurs, and membership lists are up to date, as well as create regular communication vehicles to members (Facebook, maintain website, push email etc) to ensure members are connected with each other, and informed on MUIA activities regularly;
  • Recruit, hire, supervise, evaluate all contractors according to available finances raised for programs, to conduct activities to meet Inuit needs, following the personnel procedures and conflict of interest guidelines, in concert with the Vice-President and Personnel Committee;
  • Support board members to work with other Inuit urban organizations (Ottawa, St. John’s, Ottawa, Montreal and Edmonton) where applicable, to move the interests of urban Inuit forward on a national scale;
  • Carry out special projects as assigned by the board of directors.

How To Apply
Send cover letter and resume via email by August 29th, 5:00pm CT
For more information on this job posting, contact Lorraine Thomas at 204-231-0278, or visit the MUIA website:

About this company
The Manitoba Urban Inuit Association (MUIA) was founded in 2008 in order to promote and enhance individual and community quality of life for...