Executive Director
Location: Edmonton, AB
Term: Permanent

The Young Alberta Book Society has served Alberta for more than 25 years as a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting literacy and a love of reading among young people in Alberta. The Society coordinates programs to connect Albertan students with authors, illustrators and storytellers. YABS’ flagship program is Taleblazers, a month-long literary festival for kids.

Key Responsibilities
• Carry out assigned policies and regulations under the authority of the Board of Directors
•Implement strategic planning, analysis, management and administration processes
•Provide strong leadership by facilitating positive relationships with the board, community groups and media
•Provide human resource management, including developing interpersonal relations, staff training and motivation
•Manage day-to-day finances, budgeting, and fundraising efforts, including submission of grant applications
•Manage, coordinate, and monitor the successful implementation of YABS programs

•Post-secondary education in business, communications, marketing and/or arts (equivalent experience will be considered)
•Experience in managing non-profit arts or cultural programs is desirable
•Education in arts and cultural management would be an asset
•Experience creating and managing a budget
•Strong planning skills
•Superior English skills, both written and oral
•Accurate and detail-oriented with a high level of initiative
•Excellent team, interpersonal and communication skills
•Demonstrated computer literacy in MS Office, Quickbooks, Adobe, desktop publishing and basic website programs
•Familiarity with Alberta literary artists is an asset

Work Environment
•35-hour week, flextime possible
•Occasional evening or weekend work may be required
•Starting salary $38,500/yr with five-week vacation, pro-rated in first year based on actual start date

Qualified candidates are invited to direct their applications via e-mail. Please submit a one-page cover letter and two-page resume as a Word or PDF file to Chair, Personnel Committee, Young Alberta Book Society by August 20 ,2011.

Young Alberta Book Society
Attn: Personnel Committee
11759 Groat Road, Edmonton, AB T5M 3K6
Ph: 780.422.8232
E-mail: HR@yabs.ab.ca

Please direct all inquiries to the e-mail address provided.