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Executive Director

Inclusion NWT
October 18, 2021
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Inclusion NWT is a non-profit organization registered under the Societies Act of the Northwest Territories and a registered charity under the Federal Income Tax Act. Founded in 1963, it provides a variety of programs and services for persons with intellectual or other disabilities, as well as their families.  Today, Inclusion NWT is directed by a volunteer Board of Directors and employs about 42 full- and part-time staff as well as many casual employees who provide services in six different service areas.  Services range from supported & independent living to education supports, to employment opportunities and supports, to peer groups and community activities.

Inclusion NWT’s annual operating budget is approximately $4.5 million plus variable donations. It holds approximately $1.1 million in capital assets, at cost, and approximately $750,000 in investments.

Inclusion NWT is a member of Inclusion Canada, a national federation with 420 associations in all provinces and territories.

Reporting to the President and accountable to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director ensures the smooth operation of all Inclusion NWT business, programs and services. This includes the appointment of, and delegation to, program managers and supporting staff, the execution of the fiduciary duties of a non-profit organization, the compliance with municipal, territorial and federal requirements, and the management of current and potential funding opportunities.

This position requires an understanding of Inclusion NWT’s mission and an ability to communicate and advocate an inspired vision of inclusion in all parts of an individual’s life.  This job description describes the general nature and level of work expected of this position and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required of the position.


Duties and Responsibilities

  1. The Executive Director is accountable for the management and administration of Inclusion NWT’s programs, services and activities offered for the benefit of clients with intellectual & other disabilities and their families.
  2. The Executive Director’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to,
    1. direct services to individuals,
    2. advocacy,
    3. public awareness and education,
    4. consultation services to other organizations and interest groups,
    5. research into intellectual and other disabilities, and
    6. related matters.
  3. The Executive Director will
    1. submit proposals to Federal and Territorial Governments and private foundations for program delivery and funding;
    2. discuss program and funding matters with senior officials of the above-noted organizations and agencies – typically Deputy Ministers, Chief Executive Officers and Executive Directors;
    3. attend national Inclusion Canada meetings and maintain ongoing contact by phone and written correspondence; and
    4. participate in relevant workshops and interagency committees aimed at furthering the Association’s mandate.
  4. The Executive Director will also
    1. assist the Board in the management of the Association in accordance with the Societies Act, bylaws, policies and other governance documents,
    2. assist the Board in the development, monitoring and execution of a strategic plan,
    3. develop an annual operating plan and budget for approval by the Board,
    4. facilitate effective, efficient and economical management and administration of the Association and its services,
    5. ensure that adequate management, risk assessment, financial, human resource, administration and communication systems, policies and procedures are in place and being maintained,
    6. provide leadership and direction to the management team and staff and promoting staff development, and
    7. develop funding and other proposals in support of the Association,
    8. perform other duties as directed by the Board or as otherwise needed.


Skills and Qualifications

  1. The successful candidate will have and demonstrate
    1. exceptional written and verbal communication skills,
    2. interpersonal and right-touch & client engagement skills,
    3. the ability to work under pressure and adapt quickly to unforeseen situations and events,
    4. excellent planning and organizational skills,
    5. the ability to lead and motivate employees at every level,
    6. familiarity with social media, industry publications, and common vendors and subcontractors,
    7. the ability to make and follow a budget, and to creatively adapt it to changing circumstances throughout the year.

Education and Experience

  1. The successful candidate will have
    1. a minimum 3 years of relevant experience in senior management, ideally in the non-profit/not-for-profit sector,
    2. a post-graduate degree, such as a Master of Business Administration (MBA), or equivalent education or experience,
    3. a thorough understanding of the Northwest Territories’ socio-political contexts.
  2. Assets for the position include experience in
    1. working with and for persons with disabilities, and
    2. a non-profit organization environment.


  1. Inclusion NWT provides its employees with benefits including RRSP contributions, an insurance plan including health and disability benefits and leaves including vacation and sick
  2. Compensation may range from $105,000 - $120,000 and will be commensurate with experience.


Candidates may send or drop off a resume and cover letter to:

Hiring Committee Inclusion NWT 4912 53rd St. Yellowknife, NT

Additional questions may be directed to the same email address.

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