CFI Job Posting for National Director - Applications Due April 15
April 12, 2012
The Board of Directors of the Centre for Inquiry Canada is sending out this final reminder.
We are calling for applications for the position of National Director, one of CFI’s top positions. Applications are due this Sunday, April 15. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org asap.
CENTRE FOR INQUIRY CANADA / CENTRE POUR L’ENQUETE
NATIONAL DIRECTOR - JOB DESCRIPTION
Centre for Inquiry Canada / Centre pour l’enquête (CFI Canada) is an educational charity with a mandate to educate and provide training to the public in the application of skeptical, secular, rational, and humanistic enquiry through conferences, symposia, lectures, published works and the maintenance of a library, and developing communities where like-minded individuals can meet and share their experiences. We focus on three broad areas: 1. Religion, Ethics and Society, 2. Pseudoscience, Paranormal and Fringe-science claims, 3. Medicine and Health.
The National Director (ND), a position that replaces the National Executive Director role within the organization, will be responsible for budgeting, administration (including financial administration), compliance, event coordination and human resource management at CFI Canada. The ND will work to build an organization capable of promoting skeptical, secular as well as rational and humanistic enquiry in an effective and professional manner. The ND will also develop and implement programming initiatives that attract new CFI Canada membership, and thus increase the benefit of being a member. CFI Canada is based in Toronto, Ontario. Some travel may be required. The ND reports directly to the Board of Directors and is expected to work in close cooperation with the National Communications Director.
The most important responsibility of the ND is to ensure that CFI Canada maintains its charitable status and complies with all laws and regulations governing the operation of a charity in Canada and its provinces. The ND is also responsible for the overall administration of the organization, including budgeting, quarterly and annual financial reporting, filing of annual returns to the Canada Revenue Agency, payroll, bookkeeping, internal communications and programming coordination. Furthermore, the ND is also responsible for fostering and maintaining relationships with members, volunteers and key stakeholders of CFI Canada whenever possible.
Duties include but are not limited to:
* Organizing and prepare quarterly and annual budgets for CFI Canada utilizing input from branch directors and the National Communications Director;
* Controlling all access to CFI Canada’s bank accounts, bank cards, PayPal accounts, CanadaHelps account, investment accounts, etc;
* Controlling all spending of CFI Canada including spending by Branch Leaders and the National Communications Director;
* Maintaining protocols and procedures for financial reporting by branches
* Collecting monthly financial reports from branches;
* Filing and storing of financial reports, receipts, process documentation, by-laws and all other documents related to CFI Canada’s administration and operations in such a manner that they are easily located by the Board of Directors or CFI Canada’s auditors;
* Enter financial transactions from all branches and head office into our Quickbooks accounting system;
* Reconciling financial reports with bank statements;
* Producing quarterly and annual reports for the CFI Canada Board of Directors (and when appropriate, for CFI Canada Associate Members);
* Issuing of tax receipts to members and donors;
* Organizing and advertising the Annual General Meeting for CFI Canada;
* Participate in and provide financial and organizational reviews for quarterly meetings of the Board of Directors;
* Contacting donors and members, in collaboration with the National Communications Director, to ensure that they renew their annual membership and donations;
* Developing and implementing annual programming plans with Branch Leaders and national committees that include goals, activities, materials, and performance indicators. Annual plans should created in cooperation with the National Communications Director in consultation with key CFI Canada members;
* Coordinating and providing logistical support to committees/Branch Leaders in organizing local and national events primarily aimed at raising the visibility of CFI Canada;
* Overseeing hiring of staff (subject to Board approval);
* Delegating authority and responsibilities to Branch Leaders;
* Conducting performance appraisals as required;
* Organizing volunteers to help with event planning and administration of the organization where appropriate;
* Coordinating internal communications to Branch Leaders, volunteers and key stakeholders in cooperation with the National Communications Director;
* Participating in strategic planning with the National Communications Director and the Board of Directors;
* Determining staff training and/or equipment needs of clerical and administrative employees, taking into account annual budget allocations;
*Traveling to complete the functions above as required.
KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
Lowest possible compliance costs while maintaining excellent records
Amount spent on accounting, auditing and legal fees; maintaining charitable status
Receipts and financial reports are filed and stored appropriately.
Board of Directors or auditors can quickly and easily access any receipt or financial report upon request. Branch financial reports are complete and up to date
Financial reports submitted on time
Maintain CFI Canada’s charitable status, reports are complete for presentation at quarterly meetings of the Board of Directors and AGM
Tax receipts issued
Tax receipts are issued by December 1st in order to start the end of year fund-raising efforts.
Process documentation up-to-date
All documentation for organizational processes are easily found and used to train new volunteers, Branch Leaders and staff.
Maintain membership numbers
Decrease of lapsed memberships, maintain $ per member revenues
Financial planning is prepared for future quarter and year.
Directors are aware of the financial position of the organization and what expectations are for the near-term.
Annual programming plan is in place
Website and communications should always have events that appeal to the membership in the near future. Programming should include special events, fundraising events and community services (eg. Living without religion / skeptics for sobriety)
Human Resource Management
Volunteers can help CFI and feel appreciated
Length of volunteer service; growing community of volunteers; testimonials; sense of community
Board of Directors
Centre for Inquiry Canada