The Community Radio Fund of Canada (CRFC) is an independent not-for-profit funding organization. Its mandate is to support licenced campus and community radio stations in their work as local broadcasters in communities across Canada.
The Executive Director is responsible for leading this work, taking direction from the Board of Directors. This includes managing CRFC operations, as well as the coordination and implementation of the Fund’s development, communications, stakeholder relations and strategic plans.
Since it was founded in 2007, the CRFC has distributed more than $7-Million to 123 different campus and community radio stations across Canada for 376 projects. The CRFC has also built solid programs and administrative processes, and transparent and accountable governance structures.
We are looking for someone to continue this work, to further raise the profile of the Fund with external takeholders, and to build our fundraising capacity.
• Ensure the continued smooth operation of the Fund by managing finances, staff, programs and other operations. This includes development and management of the operating budget, with particular emphasis on identifying funds for contingencies and Board priorities.
• Lead the implementation, maintenance, and future development of the CRFC’s strategic plan.
• Work with the Board of Directors to develop a plan to secure additional funding to support the development of the campus and community radio sector in Canada, as well as the CRFC’s own operations.
• Monitor the activities of the Canadian Federal Government and of Provincial and Territorial Governments with respect to the community radio sector.
• Work with the Board of Directors to build and maintain relations with the CRTC, the government, commercial broadcasters and other external stakeholders with a view to a timely and effective response to government and CRTC policies.
• Communicate and work with the campus and community radio sector, from individual stations to the national associations that represent them with a view to development of the sector and ensuring cooperation on funding plans.
• Develop a communications plan, and manage the CRFC's public and media relations, including social media.
• A university degree or an equivalent combination of training and experience in public relations, communications, marketing, journalism, political science, public administration, or a related field.
• Five or more years of experience working in public affairs, government relations, fund development or any combination thereof, as an executive director or other senior management position.
• Strong communication skills (written and verbal, public and media related as well as one on one).
• Superior written and verbal communication skills in French and English (written and spoken fluency will be tested during the interview process).
• Experience with financial administration, including budgeting and forecasting.
• Facility with technology, including Internet research, basic databases, and the Microsoft Office suite of programs.
• Knowledge and interest in the inner workings of government at all levels.
• Knowledge of volunteer-based organisations, the not-for-profit sector, or campus and community radio.
• Understanding of the strategic planning and implementation process.
• Experience working in collaboration or partnership.
• Experience working with a volunteer Board of Directors.
• Self-directed and able to work with small teams.
• Ability to multitask and work under tight deadlines.
• Sound judgement, tact, and diplomacy skills.
Terms and Benefits
This is a full-time (40-hour/week) position with a salary range of $65,000 to $80,000, commensurate with skills and experience. Benefits include a comprehensive health and dental plan, employee assistance program and annual RRSP contribution. Estimated start is early October 2016.
How to Apply
Applicants are asked to forward a cover letter and short 3 to 5 pages résumé as well as two references by the end of the business day on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.
Emailed applications are preferred, faxed applications will not be considered, if using mail, all materials must arrive no later than September 6th, 2016.
Everyone is thanked for applying, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
Community Radio Fund of Canada
130 Albert St, Suite 606
Ottawa, ON K1P 5G4
The CRFC encourages applications from a diverse range of candidates, including (but not limited to) women, people of colour, those who identify as LGBTQ, and people with disabilities.
For more information about the CRFC, please visit www.crfc-fcrc.ca.