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FCSS Executive Director

Job Type: 
Management / Administration
City of Wetaskiwin FCSS
Competition Number: 
Job Description : 

The City of Wetaskiwin FCSS is looking for an analytical, goal-oriented leader with proven interpersonal and communication skills. Reporting to the City of Wetaskiwin FCSS Governing Board, the Executive Director oversees the planning, implementation, evaluation and management of FCSS Services.  The Executive Director is responsible for strengthening the quality of life through locally-driven, preventative, educational and social initiatives to enhance the well-being of individuals, families, youth and the community. If you are passionate about advancing the social well-being of Wetaskiwin, are committed to public service and enjoy collaborating with others, this position may be right for you. We support work-life balance and offer competitive wages, pensions, and benefits.  


  • Develop, design, deliver and evaluate preventative social programs and services delivered by FCSS in accordance with the FCSS Act and Regulation.
  • Administers the Family and Community Support Services office; develop and recommend policies, procedures and standards for efficient and effective operation and maintenance of department operations. 
  • Prepare grant and funding proposals.
  • Inform corporate and department accountability reporting.
  • Provide input, participate in, or lead, project-based work.
  • Assists agencies applying for an FCSS Grant in developing programs that are consistent with the goals, mission, mandate, regulations, policies and procedures of the Family and Community Support Services program, both provincially and locally.
  • Manage and administer budget resources for programs and staff, and prepare the FCSS annual financial report to the province of Alberta.
  • Maintain and report outcome measures and essential data on programs and service through written reports, briefing notes, memos and presentations, as required.
  • Develop and maintain ongoing working relationships with City of Wetaskiwin staff, community agencies, support service providers and local businesses in order to create partnerships in delivering social preventative programs and community development opportunities.
  • Attend and participate in relevant inter-agency and coalition committee meetings to identify gaps in services, share resource information, and address community needs.
  • Recruit, train and supervise employees, contract staff and volunteers required to implement programs.

Education and Qualifications

  • A degree in Social Work, Human Services or related area.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in the social services field, with emphasis on partner relationships, non-profit management, risk assessment, governance and partnership development.
  • Knowledge of Provincial FCSS Act, related legislation and FCSS outcome tracking system or other performance measurement systems an asset.
  • Proficient in MS Office, social media.
  • Knowledge and experience with managing emergency situations.
  • Previous experience and knowledge of non-profit organizations and those who deliver social services programs considered an asset.
  • Experience within a municipal organization preferred.
Closing Date: 
January 15, 2021
Application Return: 

To apply for this position please email: hr@wetaskiwin.ca