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Executive Directors Position, Multicultural Inter-Agency Group of Peel (MIAG), Peel Community Connection (PCC)

Two organizations are looking for an Executive Director who will be able to develop and maintain solid partnerships with donors and funders, community and government organizations, the Board, the staff, and the public. This position will have the responsibility of operating two small organizations together. This person will bring a participatory management style and be able to foster a strong team environment. Other important skills and attributes include a proven track record in general management with a breadth of functional expertise; a strong affinity for MIAG and PCC and their mission, vision, values, as well as a strong affinity for a low income, diverse community; superior strategic planning skills; effective leadership, team building and motivational skills; superior interpersonal and communications skills; and an ability to juggle many different projects simultaneously while acting as a positive change agent.
Position Type: Full time

Date Ad Posted: November 1, 2004

Job Region: Peel Region

Application Deadline: November 19, 2004

Location(s): Mississauga

The Multicultural Inter-Agency Group of Peel (MIAG) evolved from a task force of the Social Planning Council of Peel in 1982. It was then decided that a network of the various organizations was essential to ensure the coordination of culturally sensitive service delivery in Peel region. MIAG was incorporated in 1990. Currently the MIAG network involves over 100 groups and agencies. Our Mission statement is to enhance the effectiveness of human care organizations serving the culturally diverse community of Peel.

The Peel Community Connection (PCC) is a new organization, which is currently promoting itself and beginning to establish a strong presence within Peel's multicultural community. By working closely with MIAG initiatives and partners, PCC is building its profile as an entity that is dedicated to individual and organizational education, capacity building and cultural competence. PCCs Mission statement is to facilitate the integration of newcomers into Canadian society through research, public education, training, community development, community programs, and the development of resources and services.


Working with the Board of Directors, the Members, Staff, Donors, sand Funding Sources, as well as in the Community, the Executive Director will

* Provide agency leadership to collectively create the vision and plans for continuing to serve the diverse communities in the Region of Peel.

* Have proven experience or expertise in building trust, collaboration and partnership among member agencies.

* Be responsible for financial stability, including following a Board approved budget, compliance with funding source requirements, and reporting to auditors.

* Act as a signing officer and monitor the finances of the corporation in consultation with the treasurer.

* Identify new sources of funding and preparation of all major operating and project grant applications and any related reporting.

* Have overall responsibility for program development and strategic planning, preparation of required financial reports, negotiation of contracts, staffing and adhering to Board approved plans.

* Become a role model for staff, with a strong value on team building, self-esteem building, and motivating staff.

* Oversee operations, programs, public relations, coalition work, marketing, and human relations.

* Represent the agency at key stakeholders meetings that may have an effect on MIAG and PCCs future operations.

* Raise Community Awareness on issues pertaining to diversity, cultural competence, new immigrant and refugee needs, and culturally appropriate service delivery.


* Applicants should have a university degree in administration, social work, and business or equivalent education plus experience.

* Excellent interpersonal skills including ability to work with the funders, public sector community, board of directors and committees, the general public, volunteers, and staff

* Fundraising skills including solicitation of sponsorships, corporate donations, memberships and individual gifts

* Ability to write proposals, grant and foundation submissions, program evaluations, and other reports as appropriate

* Ability to identify and initiate program and service ideas

* Supervise the production of program and special events and when necessary produce the program and events

* Ability to research and develop policy submissions for board approval

* Ability to negotiate contracts

* Preparation of budgets, statements and projections

* Computer literacy to the extent of the use of database and spreadsheet systems and adequate knowledge of the production requirements for all types of print materials including newsletters, brochures, flyers, etc

* Excellent organizational skills and the ability to set priorities, work under pressure and manage more than one project at a time as the occasion arises

* Ability to supervise train, evaluate and develop staff

* Proven ability to work in a non-profit and multi ethnic environment

If this opportunity is of interest to you, please send your letter, submission and resume in confidence by November 19, 2004, to

Fax: (905) 270-6263 (The Hiring Committee)

We thank all candidates who submit an application for the position, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.