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Bezanson Ag Society

Acting Executive Director Opportunity

Bezanson Agricultural Society has a temporary, one-year full-time position open with the
opportunity of becoming permanent full-time. Position commences October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023

Bezanson Ag Society’s purpose is to enrich the community through the encouragement of community spirit and well-being by providing facilities and recreational, educational programs and community opportunities. Facilities include the operation and maintenance of Bezanson’s Knelsen Community Event Centre which includes the Memorial Hall and the Buffalo Gravel Gymnasium, two commercial kitchens, an outdoor horse arena, ball diamond, and the promotion of Bezanson’s rich history. The Centre caters to all local groups and surrounding area and hosts events, develops projects, and provides essential community initiatives.

The Centre is the hub of the community and is used for weddings, funerals, meetings, fundraisers, fitness, recreational and educational programs and community events and the school uses the hall for their curriculum. The horse arena hosts clinics and an annual horse show. BAS hosts children/youth softball and soccer programs, sports, fitness, drop-in recreation, social and activity camps/clinic for children/youth, seniors’ programs, Farm Safety program, leadership opportunities, seasonal activities, and the Bezanson Market. DiscoverBezanson.ca is the community website that is funded by BAS.

Bezanson Ag Society’s goals include increasing its sphere of influence by becoming more involved in the community and region, building relationships, and securing corporate sponsorships, and providing a specific and successful package of proprietary events and programming.

Acting Executive Director
The Acting Executive Director will work closely with the current E.D. and the Board of Directors, ensuring Vision and Business Plan is enacted and supporting the development of short-term and long-range plans.
• Duties: The Executive Director is responsible for the day-to-day management and operations of the Bezanson Agricultural Society.
• Implement & Maintain the Vision Implementation as per Strategic/Business Plan
• Budget: Manage budgets including tracking & analysis and implementation of cost reductions, increased profitability, reporting & draft budgets; fiscal oversight, oversees accounts payable & receivable
• Public Relations
o Networking: liaison between the board; committee; community groups; AAAS & service groups
o Relationships: collaborate & build connections with potential sponsors, donors & stakeholders
o Create Speaking Engagement Presentation
• Communications: Implement communication strategy & media platforms
• HR & Policy implementation
• Oversees staff management; volunteer recruitment/management; committees
• Generalized: fiscal oversight, oversees accounts payable and receivable, keeping track of project allocations, grant applications and reports, management, policy implementation, and other related responsibilities as directed by the Bezanson Agricultural Society Board.
• Ensures the Facility codes, permits, safety checks and requirements are up-to-date and recorded.

Qualifications:
1. Post-secondary degree in Recreation, Commerce, Business Administration, Marketing, or a related discipline.
2. Approximately 3 – 5 years relevant experience in a management position and/or community development.
3. Experience in strategic planning, and organizational development.
4. Experience coaching leaders and employees.
5. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other organizations, stakeholders and build effective relationships with user-groups, employees, other organizations, and the public.
6. Possess well-developed written skills including report writing, verbal communication skills, organizational skills, and ability to work under strict time restraints.
7. Positive can-do attitude and results-orientation.
8. Maintain focus on strategic goal and organizational vision in a fast-paced, evolving environment
9. Current Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Sector Check required at the start of employment, completed at the employee’s expense.
Please send your resume including cover letter to admin@bezansonagsociety.ca
For further information, email admin@bezansonagsociety.ca or contact Audrey at 780-538-3544
• This posting may be open until a suitable candidate is found.
You will receive an email confirmation upon receipt of your resume. If we require any additional information, we will contact you. We thank everyone for their application, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted

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