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Current Openings With Ringette Alberta

If you’re as dedicated to our sport and community as we are, please consider applying to work with us.

Current opens can be found below.

Now Hiring: Executive Director

Position: Executive Director

Employer: Ringette Alberta

Type: Full-time

Location: Edmonton, Alberta

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience and background

Employment Type: Employee 

Expected Start Date: Beginning of June, 2023


Looking to combine your passion for sport with the opportunity to lead a world class sport organization? Consider Ringette Alberta. Our incredible athletes, coaches, and volunteers, have driven the organization to become a recognized powerhouse on the national scene. What we do, others follow. If you’re a dynamic, values-based leader, with a desire to make a difference in sport, please submit your resume as per details below.

Reporting to: Board of Directors, through the President

Working relationships

Board and Staff

· Ringette Canada

· Ringette Alberta Committees

· Volunteers

· Local Associations

· Partnerships

· Government

· Other organizations and funding agencies


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

What you will do:

· Implement board policy and decisions

· Operational planning and management

· Program planning and management

· Human resources planning and management

· Financial planning and management

· Community relations/advocacy

· Risk management



See a detailed job profile below

What you will bring:

· Volunteer, marketing and general management experience

· Excellent analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills.

· Strong communication skills with a capacity to engage, motivate and inspire teams

· Experience leading and managing multi-functional teams

· Management and leadership experience with an ability to build relationships



Job Profile

The Executive Director performs the following:

Implement board policy and decisions

· Participate with the Board of Directors in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the organization

· Identify, assess, and inform the Board of Directors of internal and external issues that affect the organization

· Act as a professional advisor to the Board of Director on all aspects of the organization’s activities

· Foster effective team work between the Board and the Executive Director and between the Executive Director and staff

· Act as a spokesperson for the organization to inspire, promote and engage with current and future players, parents, coaches, volunteers, media and other stakeholder groups.

· Conduct official correspondence on behalf of the Board as appropriate and jointly with the Board when appropriate

· Represent the organization at community activities to enhance the organization’s profile

· Oversee development and implementation of orientation for in-coming Board Members


Operational planning and management

· Develop an operational plan which incorporates goals and objectives that work towards the strategic direction of the organization and meet expectations of board, staff, funders and other stakeholders.

· Ensure appropriate staffing consistent with community and member needs and within the constraints of the organization’s physical and financial resources

· Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the organization

· Draft policies for the approval of the Board and prepare procedures to implement the organizational policies; review existing policies on an annual basis and recommend changes to the Board as appropriate

· Ensure that personnel, coach, donor and volunteer files are securely stored and privacy/confidentiality is maintained

· Provide support to the Board by preparing meeting agenda and supporting materials


Program planning and management

· Oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of the organization’s programs and services

· Ensure that the programs and services offered by the organization contribute to the organization’s mission and reflect the priorities of the Board

· Monitor the day-to-day delivery of the programs and services of the organization to maintain or improve quality

· Oversee the planning, implementation, execution and evaluation of special projects

· Attend provincial and national sport forums to stay abreast of the science of long term athlete development



Human resources planning and management

· Determine staffing requirements for organizational management and program delivery

· Oversee the implementation of the human resources policies, procedures and practices including the development of job description for all staff

· Establish a positive, healthy and safe work environment in accordance with all appropriate legislation and regulations

· Recruit, interview and select staff that have the right technical and personal abilities to help further the organization’s mission

· Ensure that all staff receives an orientation to the organization and that appropriate training is provided

· Implement a performance management process for all staff which includes monitoring the performance of staff on an on-going basis and conducting an annual performance review

· Coach and mentor staff as appropriate to improve performance

· Discipline staff when necessary using appropriate techniques; release staff when necessary using appropriate and legally defensible procedures


Financial planning and management

· Work with staff and the Board (Finance Committee) to prepare a comprehensive budget

· Ensure development of annual budget, within the context of the operating plans, and present to Board Treasurer for evaluation and modification as required

· Research funding sources, oversee the development of fund raising plans and write funding proposals to increase the funds of the organization

· Participate in fundraising activities as appropriate

· Approve expenditures within the authority delegated by the Board

· Ensure that sound bookkeeping and accounting procedures are followed

· Administer the funds of the organization according to the approved budget and monitor the monthly cash flow of the organization

· Provide the Board with regular reports on the revenues and expenditure of the organization

· Ensure that the organization complies with all legislation covering taxation and withholding payments

· Liaise with provincial funder and prepare annual (and or other) reports to meet funding requirements


Community relations/advocacy

· Communicate with stakeholders such as national, provincial and local associations, coaches, players, parents and volunteers to keep them informed of the work of the organization and to identify changes in the community served by the organization

· Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups, funders, politicians, and other organizations to help achieve the goals of the organization


Risk management

· Identify and evaluate the risks to the organization’s people (stakeholders, staff, management, volunteers), property, finances, goodwill, and image and implement measures to control risks

· Ensure that the Board of Directors and the organization carries appropriate and adequate insurance coverage

· Ensure that the Board and staff understand the terms, conditions and limitations of the insurance coverage



Qualifications, Knowledge, skills and abilities

· Related Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience

· Experience in managing volunteers, kids, sports or education related organizations

· Familiarity with PC computer applications

· Experience in initiating, planning, implementing and evaluating programs and services

· Knowledge of leadership and management principles as they relate to non-profit/ voluntary organizations

· Knowledge of all federal and provincial legislation applicable to voluntary sector organizations including: employment standards, human rights, occupational health and safety, charities, taxation, CPP, EI, and health coverage

· Knowledge of human resources, financial, project, operational and strategic management



· 5 or more years of relevant work experience (e. g. leadership position in a nonprofit)


Proficiency in the use of computers for:

· Word processing

· Financial management

· E-mail

· Internet


Working Conditions

· Executive Directors usually work in an office environment, but the mission of the organization may sometimes take them to non-standard workplaces.

· Executive Directors work a standard work week, but additionally will often work evening, weekends, and overtime hours to accommodate activities such as Board meetings and representing the organization at public events.



· A competitive package will be provided. Further details will be discussed during the interview.


To apply:

Please forward your cover letter and resume by PDF to the Ringette Alberta hiring committee at including the subject line “RA Executive Director position”. The deadline for application is Friday, April 21, 2023.


We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Ringette Alberta is committed to ensuring our recruitment and selection processes and work environment are inclusive and barrier-free. At Ringette Alberta, we celebrate and welcome the diversity of all employees and believe that having a team of individuals with different backgrounds, views, experience and capability working together makes us stronger and better as an organization.

Accommodation is also available upon request for individuals taking part in all stages of our recruitment and selection processes. Please advise the recruiter to ensure your accessibility needs due to a disability are accommodated. Information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.