General Manager

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  • 265 Front Street North Suite 107 CA View on Map
  • Post Date : September 16, 2020
  • Apply Before : September 25, 2020
  • Salary: Negotiable
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Job Description

The Board of Directors for Organization for Literacy in Lambton is looking to hire a General Manager. Resumes will be accepted until Friday, September 25, 2020. Please email cover letter and resume to:

Position Title: General Manager 

Position Description: 

The General Manager is responsible for the provision of literacy services and programs for residents of the County of Lambton through partnerships and cooperation with other community agencies providing similar services. The position manages the implementation, coordination, and evaluation of the services in keeping with the Organization’s vision statement and goals.

The Manager is the Board’s representative and liaison with local, provincial, and federal government agencies ensuring all legal requirements are met.

The Manager reports directly to the Board of the Organization providing a direct link between staff and the Board.

Total Hours: 30 hours per week


Job Duties and Responsibilities

Management of Literacy Services

Administer the activities of Literacy Services ensuring the services provided meet the Board’s vision, mandate, policies, and procedures.

Administer the development and maintenance of all data and reporting requirements of the Adult Program for the Ministry of Labour, Training, and Skills Development.

Provide input and advice to the Board on policies and procedures to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of services.

Plan, implement, coordinate, and evaluate the services and programs offered by the Organization ensuring the needs of the clients are met.

Prepare presentation materials, attend all Board meetings, and prepare an annual report for the Annual General Meeting with the assistance of staff.

Participate in professional development through membership in professional associations, attendance at conferences and networking to ensure knowledge of current trends and developments in the field.

Community Engagement

Communicate regularly with community agencies and organizations promoting partnerships and cooperation in areas of mutual service interests.

In conjunction with the Board, represent OLL in the community through speaking engagements, awareness programs and information sessions highlighting its role in advancing literacy in the community.

Solicit, listen, and respond to public concerns, requests & needs with diplomacy, respect and professionalism while accurately representing the Organization’s policies and procedures.

Human Resources

Manage the employees of the Organization in accordance with the Board’s Personnel Policy and act as liaison between staff and the Board.

Hire, train, supervise, and discipline staff and volunteers in accordance with policies and procedures and ensure adequate, ongoing training is provided to staff.

Ensure staff adheres to the regulations, legislation, and guidelines such as the Ontario Health and Safety Act and WSIB in support of their health, well-being and maintaining a safe work environment.

Handle staff complaints, grievances, and other disputes in accordance with policies and procedures.

Ensure clear concise communication is maintained with staff for the purpose of exchanging information, clarifying policies and procedures.

Ensure accurate personnel and other information records are maintained and kept up-to-date in a secured area.

Budgets and Report Preparation

Working with the Finance Committee, develop, prepare, and recommend an annual budget to the Board.

Monitor the budget providing the Treasurer with accounts information for the financial report to Board.

Seek out alternative sources of funding, including grants for special projects and submit all necessary documentation.

These describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents in this classification. They are not an exhaustive list of all job duties in the classification. Other duties may be assigned.

Credentials Required

Minimum Formal Education: Comparable experience and/or academic training in the not-for- profit sector.

Experience: Minimum of 3 years experience preferably in an administrative and/or supervisory role.

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