National Indigenous Diabetes Association is Hiring an Executive Director

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Published:             June 3, 2022

Closing Date:         June 17, 2022, 4:30PM Central   

Interviews will be conducted the week of June 27, 2022

Employment Opportunity: Executive Director, Full Time

National Indigenous Diabetes Association

NIDA is a non-profit organization located in Winnipeg, MB, whose mission is to be the driving force in addressing diabetes and Indigenous Peoples as a priority health issue. NIDA is seeking a dynamic, energetic, and skilled person to act as Executive Director.

The Executive Director is the senior manager who oversees the organizational operations including: human resources, finances, work plans, partnerships, and advocacy.  The Executive Director reports to a national Board of Directors.

Major Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Oversees the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the organization’s projects
  • Oversees the efficient and effective day to day operations of the organization
  • Prepares formal reports for Board of Directors and funding bodies
  • Maintains the organization’s established financial accountability,
  • Implements human resource procedures for operational staff
  • Researches and writes funding proposals
  • Provides leadership in accordance with NIDA’s by-laws, policies and procedures
  • Builds strong partnerships with funders, Indigenous communities, organizations, and other stakeholders
  • Communicates collaboratively / collegially with NIDA’s staff, members, board of directors, public, funders, etc.

Qualifications include:

  • University degree in business management or health sciences.
  • 3-5 years senior management experience preferably in an Indigenous organization.
  • Knowledge of diabetes and its impact in Indigenous communities.
  • Knowledge of Indigenous cultures, histories, and contemporary issues.
  • Proven track record in organizational administration, work planning, negotiations, advocacy, public relations, evaluation, and fundraising.
  • Experience in all aspects of financial management including preparation and analysis of budgets and financial reports.
  • Experience working with charitable organizations and volunteer boards.
  • Ability to motivate and encourage staff and volunteers.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Solid computer skills.
  • Ability to communicate in an Indigenous language is an asset.

General Requirements

  • Must have valid Driver’s License and a reliable vehicle.

We invite qualified individuals to submit their resume and a 1-2 page cover letter describing how your qualifications and experience make you the ideal candidate for the position of Executive Director at NIDA.

Email Application to:       

Subject:                                     ED Application

Attn:                                          NIDA Hiring Committee

National Indigenous Diabetes Association

202 – 160 Provencher Blvd Winnipeg MB R2H 0G3

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please note that only selected individuals will be contacted for an interview. Preference will be given to Indigenous Peoples and applicants are asked to self-declare in their resume or cover letter. We thank you for your interest.