CLOSED – Job Opening at SPEC – Executive Director – Deadline for Applications September 11th, 2020

The SPEC Association for Children and Families (SPEC) of Brooks, AB is currently recruiting an Executive Director to lead the charity’s strong team with heart and a passion for seeing local children and families thrive. As the senior representative of SPEC, reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director possesses strong leadership skills, a team mindset, the flexibility to work in an ever- changing environment, strong written and verbal communication skills, and thinks both creatively and strategically to achieve organizational goals and outcomes and respond to the changing needs of the community.

 Key responsibilities/duties include but are not limited to:

  • Leadership: Provides management and oversight of all staff and programs, acting as the face of the organization. Builds and maintains community relations.
  • Board Relations: Assists in the development and orientation of the board. Communicates effectively with the board and works with them to develop and execute a strategic plan in line with the organization’s mission and vision. Provides governance support to the Board of Directors.Operational Management: Oversees the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the organization, including human resource  Ensures compliance with any government, regulatory, or funder requirements.
  • Organizational Policy and Risk Management: Ensures the development, application and review of all Board and Operational policies and procedures.  Oversees Risk Management practices and procedures to analyze, report and manage risks.
  • Financial Management: Develops financial policies and procedures. Works with the Financial Administrator to develop and administer all agency budgets and ensures Programs adhere to the budget approved by the board. Works with established funding partners, ensures the preparation of funding proposals, seeks new funding opportunities, and, along with the board, ensures financial viability of the organization.


Bachelor’s degree or diploma in social sciences, human services, management or a related field with 5 years progressive  management experience at a senior level, preferably in the non-profit      sector. A clear understanding of the non-profit sector  and/or government systems is essential.   Demonstrated strong leadership, communication, and financial management skills are necessary.

    Equivalencies will be considered as follows: Directly related education or experience considered on the basis of: 1 year of  related education for 1  year of related experience; or 1 year of  related experience for 1 year of related education.

A clean criminal records check including vulnerable sector check, CYIM check and current drivers abstract will be required before an offer of  employment is presented to the successful applicant.

 Job type:

Full-time with competitive salary and benefits package.


Please submit resume with cover letter and (3) references to                Closing date:  September 11th , 2020  Thank you for your interest.  Only persons selected for interview will be contacted.

SPEC Association is a registered charitable organization focused on engaging families and communities in the positive development of children and families. SPEC works to promote a caring and committed community where kids are resilient and valued through a variety of preventive and educational programs.