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Are you interested in being a part of our team?  Have you always had a passion for empowering others? We are always looking for strong, empowered young self-identifying women interested in The Indigo Girls Group! To see more availble postions check below! Don't see anywhere you'd think you would fit but still interested in joining our team? Have questions about the hiring process? Want to know what it is like to volunteer with Indigo Girls Group? Please send us an email at apply@indigogirlsgroup.com to find out more! 

AVAILABLE POSITIONS

LEADERSHIP

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We are hiring for the Indigo Girls Group Board of Directors! Are you a  young self-identifying woman passionate about empowerment, equity, education and have interest in leading a non-profit organization? If yes, we have the position for you! 

 

Our Board of Directors is actively hiring for the following roles: 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

DIRECTOR OF OUTREACH

DIRECTOR OF EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES

. Please note that these are voluntary positions and do not include compensation at this time. 

 

Indigo Girls Group as an organization acknowledges its white centric history as well as the current lack of representation of Black, Indigneous and people of colour (BIPOC) as well as individuals with a diverse experience with gender and gender expression. We also encourage those of any and all (dis)abilities to apply. We would like to invite those on the margins of, including but not limited to, race, gender, (dis)ability and sexual orientation. We would also like to flag that institutionalized education is not a requirement as we are aware of the system privilege related to such. We value lived experience over that of learned knowledge.

 

What is the Indigo Girls Group? 

Indigo Girls is an organization run by young women for young women. We are a registered non-profit that is built for cis and trans women and non-binary folx who are comfortable in a space that centres around the experiences of women. Through diverse mediums, we aim to educate and create discussion surrounding current societal themes for self-identifying girls. We aim to foster a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive space to learn and engage together. Our focuses are on youth engagement, discussion-based learning, independent growth and development, self-esteem, mental and physical wellness, and equipping girls with tools to become change-makers in life. We focus on many topics, some include; gender barriers, self-care, the role of women globally, media and advertising, environment, mental well-being, women in STEM, power and pride, and much more. We operate in 5 Ontario cities, Halifax, and Winnipeg, running free programming for self-identifying adolescent girls. Our programming consists of weekly clubs, workshops, and speaking events.

What are the Indigo Girls Group Hiring Practices and Policies?

Indigo Girls Group is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. In our hiring process, we actively work to combat any form of discrimination. We are therefore happy to accommodate any and all individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.  If you need assistance or accommodation due to an exceptionality please feel free to reach us at our email listed below. We recognize that academic and professional qualifications are a privilege and therefore we choose to value lived experiences and passion for our mission over professional skills. If you do not meet all the suggested requirements, we encourage you to still apply.* It is important to note that IGG is continually learning, growing, and working to do better - we acknowledge past and current practices are imperfect. Have feedback on how we can make our postings or hiring process a more inclusive space? Please let us know at info@indigogirlsgroup.com - Thank you. 

How do I apply to one of these leadership positions? 

To apply please send us an explanation of why you are interested in this role and how your experiences align with the specified requirements; this could be in the form of video, collage, voice note, visual art, written cover letter, etc. Additionally, we ask that you highlight what you would envision contributing to Indigo Girls in your desired role. Please also include your resume in your application, and send to: apply@indigogirlsgroup.com. 

 

We encourage all those interested to apply, do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions. 

Applications will be accepted until October 18th, 2020 (12:00 AM EST).

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: 

What does the Executive Director do?

Board Governance:  Works with the board in order to fulfill the organization mission.

  • Responsible for leading Indigo Girls Group in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors 

  • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.

 

Financial Performance and Viability: Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.

  • Responsible for fundraising and developing other revenues necessary to support Indigo Girls Group’s mission

  • Responsible for the fiscal integrity of Indigo Girls Group, to include review of submissions to the Board of all proposed annual budgets and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.

  • Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.

 

Organization Mission and Strategy:  Works with board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach.

  • Responsible for implementation of Indigo Girls Group’s programs that carry out the organization’s mission.

  • Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that Indigo Girls Group can successfully fulfill its Mission into the future.

  • Responsible for the enhancement of Indigo Girls Group’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.

 

Organization Operations:  Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate.

  • Responsible for the hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff.

  • Responsible effective administration of Indigo Girls Group operations.

  • Responsible for signing all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.

 

Actual Job Responsibilities

  1. Report to and work closely with the Board of Directors to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising and to increase the overall visibility of the organization.

  2. Supervise, collaborate with organization staff.

  3. Strategic planning and implementation.

  4. Planning and operation of annual budget, led also by the Director of Finance. 

  5. Serve as Indigo Girls Group’s primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, the media and the general public.

  6. Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance Indigo Girls Group’s Mission.

  7.  Engage in fundraising and developing other revenues.

  8.  Oversee marketing and other communications efforts.

  9. Oversee organization Board and committee meetings.

  10.  Establishing employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operation of the nonprofit.

  11. Review and approve contracts for services.

  12.  Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.

What are the requirements? 

  • Be a young person who identifies as a woman living in Ontario (over 18 under 29 years of age). This age restriction is put in place as our organization is guided by the principle of young women empowering young women. However, if you fall outside of this age range please feel free to still apply and provide a rationale to your application. 

  • Be passionate about the IGG mission and values, previous experience working with young girls is a strong asset 

  • Transparent and high integrity leadership.

  • Senior nonprofit management experience 

  • Experience and skill in working with a Board of Directors.

  • High level strategic thinking and planning. Ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future to the staff, board, volunteers and donors.

  • Ability to effectively communicate the organization’s mission to donors, volunteers and the overall community.

  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff.

  • A history of successfully generating revenue streams and improving financial results.

  • Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence including funders, partner agencies and volunteers.

  • Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Strong public speaking ability.

  • Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy.

  • Ability to create policies that encourage the inclusion of lived experiences within IGG and promote equity across the organization 

 

What are strongly suggested skills? 

  • Previous experience in the nonprofit sector, particularly in a leadership role or a role that had demonstrated lateral movement throughout the organization

  • Previous experience empowering and inspiring women in your day to day life 

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to be approachable and friendly for all members to seek advice 

  • Previous experience working in high levels of leadership is an asset but not required 

  • Flexibility in working hours and working with different leadership styles 

  • Creative thinker, willing to implement innovative new ideas

  • Strong commitment to learning equity/inclusion practices at both a directorship board level and on an individual personal basis

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

What does the Director of Finance do?

  • Assist with the development of policies and procedures to assist branches in budget planning and fundraising strategies 

  • Work closely with the Director of Operations to manage the yearly budget and record all transactions made 

  • Find grant applications applicable to IGG and/or the branches and lead grant writing process

  • Sit on BOD and contribute to policy and bylaw amendments

  • Create and maintain a template for Grant Writing with general information related to IGG 

  • Lead a fundraising team consisting of members of IGG across the organization to organize and promote fundraising initiatives 

  • Lead projects for organization-wide funding 

  • Maintain the IGG sponsorship package and update periodically 

  • Connect and collaborate with organizations and funders for sponsorship opportunities 

 

What are the requirements? 

  • Be a young person who identifies as a woman (over 18 under 29 years of age). This age restriction is put in place as our organization is guided by the principle of young women empowering young women. However, if you fall outside of this age range please do apply and provide further rationale to your application. 

  • Be passionate about the IGG mission and values, previous experience working with young girls is a strong asset 

  • Strong communication skills, ability to work in a team environment, and previous leadership experience

  • Strong organizational skills is a must, comfortable working in Excel and using online banking 

  • Knowledge of fundraising tactics and working with donors 

  • Creative thinker and willingness to learn 

  • Professional writing skills, grant writing experience is an asset 

  • Be passionate about equity and the inclusion of all voices and lived experiences 

 

What are strongly suggested skills? 

  • Previous experience working or volunteering in a Finance role is an asset but not required

  • Proficiency in French is an asset but not required

  • Willingness to engage with potential donors and/or sponsors with a friendly and professional attitude 

  • Collaborative work style to work in and lead different teams 

  • Goal-oriented 

  • Flexibility in working hours and with different working styles in an online environment 

  • Strong commitment to learning equity/inclusion practices at both a directorship board level and on an individual personal basis

DIRECTOR OF OUTREACH

What does the Director of Outreach do?

  • Act as the direct liaison and touchpoint between branches Canada-wide and the BOD (e.g. attending branch meetings, keep open lines of communication with them)

  • Support planning of branch-specific social events (e.g. conferences, speaker events, etc.)

  • Plan IGG-wide social affairs

  • Sit on BOD and contribute to policy and bylaw amendments

  • Lead a Community Outreach team by organizing and chairing meetings, and bringing forth new projects for inclusion within the organization 

  • Actively seek out opportunities for partnership within cities of branch locations

  • Work with the Director of HR and Director of EDI to help create new training opportunities for IGG members

  • Collaborate with the Director of Programming to find partner organizations and guest speakers to create or attend girls club programming across the organization

 

What are the requirements? 

  • Be a young person who identifies as a woman living in Ontario (over 18 under 29 years of age). This age restriction is put in place as our organization is guided by the principle of young women empowering young women. However, if you fall outside of this age range please feel free to still apply and provide a rationale to your application. - 

  • Be passionate about the IGG mission and values, previous experience working with young girls is a strong asset 

  • Strong communication skills, ability to work in a team environment, and previous leadership experience

  • Comfortable enforcing policies that encourage the inclusion of lived experiences within IGG and promotes diversity 

  • Strong communication skills to engage IGG members in social events and chairing committee meetings

  • Prior event-planning experience is an asset, but not mandatory; creative ideas for bringing together teams online (even beyond COVID-19)

  • Be comfortable planning and facilitating meetings

 

What are strongly suggested skills? 

  • Previous experience working in social event planning is an asset but is not required 

  • Strong interpersonal skills and be approachable and friendly for members to ask questions/ask for advice free of judgement events for all IGG members through virtual mediums and in person

  • Flexibility in working hours and with different working styles 

  • Creative thinker to help engage members and the public in new social events through many different mediums and activities 

  • Ability to research communities where our branches are located

  • Comfort seeking partnerships with community organizations

  • Strong commitment to learning equity/inclusion practices at both a directorship board level and on an individual personal basis

DIRECTOR OF EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

What does the Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion do?

  • Assist with the collaborative development of policies, institutional practices, and programs to promote diversity within IGG and for program participants; including consultations with members of the Black and Indigenous community, creating scholarship and mentorship opportunities, using diverse mediums for hiring and communication

    • For more information on current Equity & Inclusion policies and practices within Indigo Girls and ongoing work in anti-racism and equity practices please reach out so we can supply appropriate documents and answer any questions

  • Develop and procure training to educate volunteers on how to recognize and accommodate inclusivity, diversity, and intersectionality 

  • Audit historic training and programing material for diversity inclusion, specifically working with IGG branches 

  • Continually review all programming created by IGG members through an EDI lens

  • Lead the Equity and Inclusion Team by organizing and chairing meetings, and bringing forth new projects for inclusion within the organization 

 

What are the requirements? 

  • Be a young person who identifies as a woman(over 18 under 29 years of age). This age restriction is put in place as our organization is guided by the principle of young women empowering young women. However, if you fall outside of this age range please do apply and provide a rationale to your application. - 

  • Be passionate about the IGG mission and values, previous experience working with young girls is a strong asset 

  • Strong communication skills, ability to work in a team environment, and previous leadership experience

  • Ability to create policies that encourage the inclusion of lived experiences within IGG and promote diversity 

  • Strong presentation skills to engage IGG members in multiple anti-oppression and diversity training sessions 

  • Knowledge of the discriminations and oppressions faced by different marginalized groups and eagerness to learn 

  • Be comfortable facilitating conversations around anti-racism initiatives, inclusivity of LGBTQ2S+ folks, inclusive language, and other related topics that may evoke strong emotions 

 

What are strongly suggested skills? 

  • Previous experience working in an equity-related role is an asset but is not required; prior experience includes informal experience and/or lived experience

  • Strong commitment to learning and unlearning practices at both a directorship board level and on an individual personal basis

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to nurture an approachable space for members to ask questions, learn, and engage with EDI 

  • Strong presentation skills to lead training sessions for all IGG members through virtual mediums and in person

  • Flexibility in working hours and with different working styles 

  • Creative thinker to help engage members and the public in anti-oppression through many different mediums and activities 

DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES (HR)

What does the Director of Human Resources do?

  • Recruitment and hiring of new leadership and assisting with individual branch hiring 

  • Writing and updating hiring policies for all IGG branches 

  • Manage volunteer interpersonal relationships through conflict resolution, providing feedback and constructive criticism

  • Responding to and handling anonymous submissions from the website while respecting individual’s privacy 

  • Creating employee improvement plans for leadership, directors and any other IGG member that is not performing in their role to the need of the organization 

  • Recognizing gaps within the organization and creating training sessions for the consistent improvement of the organization 

  • Manage all IGG member data and organize in a database as well as keep track of the training completed by each IGG member 

  • Work closely with the HR advisor and Director Team to assist in other projects as needed 

 

What are the requirements? 

  • Be a young person who identifies as a woman living in Canada (over 18 under 29 years of age). This age restriction is put in place as our organization is guided by the principle of young women empowering young women. However, if you fall outside of this age range please feel free to still apply and provide a rationale to your application. 

  • Be passionate about the IGG mission and values, previous experience working with young girls is a strong asset 

  • Strong communication skills and interpersonal skills, ability to work in a team environment, previous leadership experience

  • Ability to create policies that encourage equitable hiring practices and policies to ensure the leadership team is held accountable 

  • Ability to keep information confidential and secure, need a high degree of professionalism within this role 

  • Fast learner and openness to new ideas and suggestions from HR Advisor and other directors 

  • Strong social skills and ability to create a safe, non-judgmental environment for all IGG members of all backgrounds 

 

What are strongly suggested skills? 

  • Interpersonal skills including conflict resolution, active listening and ability to give constructive feedback 

  • Strong organization skills and previous experience using Google Drive and various Google applications 

  • High-level writing proficiency

  • Strong presentation skills to lead training sessions for all IGG members through virtual mediums and in person

  • Flexibility in working hours and with different working styles 

  • Enrolled in a business program is an asset but is not required for this position 

  • Strong commitment to learning equity/inclusion practices at both a directorship board level and on an individual personal basi

GUELPH

guelph@indigogirlsgroup.com

KINGSTON

kingston@indigogirlsgroup.com

OTTAWA

ottawa@indigogirlsgroup.com

TORONTO

toronto@indigogirlsgroup.com

WINNIPEG

winnipeg@indigogirlsgroup.com

HALIFAX

halifax@indigogirlsgroup.com

LONDON

london@indigogirlsgroup.com

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