An exciting opportunity exists at the North Central Local Government Association (NCLGA) for an exceptional candidate who is suitably qualified and experienced to fill the position of Executive Director. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for working with the Board to set the strategic vision and goals of the NCLGA. The Executive Director (ED) will be responsible for providing vision, leadership, and advice to the Board of Directors.
The successful candidate must have exceptional multi-tasking skills, superior organization skills, sound judgment, and be proactive & resourceful. Attention to detail, discretion in handling confidential information, ability to prioritize, and ability to adapt to changing demands will be essential.
The ED administers the NCLGA office, including staffing, maintenance of all financial records, and is accountable for funds received. This individual will be responsible for all aspects of planning and coordination of the NCLGA AGM & Convention, meeting logistics for Board members, including agenda development, coordination of meeting materials, taking minutes, and timely dissemination of materials and information.
Desired Skills & Experience
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, capable of independently producing a variety of products, including agendas, reports, minutes and correspondence on behalf of the Board of Directors
- Knowledge of local government as well as political awareness and the ability to be non-partisan are essential
- Political astuteness; capable of handling conflicting views, maintaining integrity and confidentiality
- Excellent interpersonal skills that build positive and strong relationships at all levels of government.
- Financial management and budgeting
- Event planning skills including fundraising and sponsorship
- Proven ability and a natural inclination to interact with people in a professional, respectful and diplomatic manner
- Ability to work both independently with minimal supervision and as part of a team.
- Able to adapt to a fast-paced, changing environment and changing priorities
- Advanced skills in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint and database management
- Ability to provide analytical thinking, recommendations and prepare reports to the NCLGA Executive as issues arise
- Flexibility to work outside of regular business hours and travel on occasion.
The North Central Local Government Association is one of the five area Associations within the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM). As a political entity, the NCLGA is a coalition of communities in Northern British Columbia. Its territory includes the area of British Columbia above the 53rd parallel, from 100 Mile House to the Yukon border, west to Haida Gwaii and east to the Alberta border.
The NCLGA territory is an area equivalent to 68% of the province’s landmass, but the overall population of the region comprises only ten percent of the provincial total. The size, geographic location, and population of this territory, harsh weather conditions, and a resource-based economy create challenges which are often very different from those of other areas of British Columbia.
The purpose of the North Central Local Government Association is to identify and illuminate issues that impact on British Columbia’s northern economy, its environment, and the social well being of its people. Focusing on issues from a regional, rather than local or provincial perspective, the mandate of the NCLGA Executive is to work with other levels of government to affect “made in the north” strategies and solutions.
The Executive Board is composed of 14 elected local government officials representing all members of the association. The NCLGA Executive meets three times per year in Prince George, and is elected annually at the Annual General Meeting and Convention that is held in May.
NCLGA offers a competitive wage and benefits package. Wages to be commensurate with experience, and will be discussed during the interview process.
How to Apply:
Please forward your resume and covering letter in confidence to:
NCLGA Personnel Committee
206 - 155 George Street
Prince George, BC, V2L 1P8