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Inside Out Executive Director For 25 years, Inside Out has brought LGBTQ communities together in celebration of the best queer film from Canada and around the world. Through our annual Festivals in Toronto and Ottawa, our filmmaker development initiatives, our year-‐round events and screenings, Inside Out challenges attitudes and changes lives every day. Inside Out has grown to produce one of the top three film festivals in Toronto, has an annual operational budget of over $1 million, and has a talented, professional full-‐time staff team of seven, and 200 volunteers. We’re looking for a new Executive Director to help take Inside Out to the next level. Are you: a visionary strategist who can • Work with the Board, staff, and stakeholders on Inside Out’s strategic plans, and drive execution • Bring innovative new ideas and approaches to the table and encourage others to do the same • Further develop high-‐quality film experiences, industry development programmes, and Inside Out’s commitment to culture and community • Leverage team talent to maximize audience, industry, and community impact • Build and grow the Inside Out brand, profile, and reputation an experienced fundraiser who will • Maximize current sources of revenue and attract new ones to support programming and operations • Develop partnerships and close deals with individual, government, and corporate supporters, supported by a strong staff team • Nurture a culture of philanthropy across every aspect of the organization passionate about storytelling and will • Act as Inside Out’s principal spokesperson and advocate, tailoring messaging to resonate with a wide variety of stakeholders • Promote storytelling as a tool for empowerment, education, and social justice an effective team and organizational leader who will be • Responsible for fiscal and operational management, including budgeting, forecasting, reporting, project management, and process improvements
A motivating manager for staff and volunteers, inspiring a collaborative culture and nurturing individual development and performance And will work closely with the Board and its Chair to ensure sound governance, strong engagement, and effective leadership
with these qualifications, skills, and qualities: • Committed to the LGBTQ communities, has a deep understanding of its complex issues, and is passionate for the inclusion of marginalized populations • Strong not-‐for-‐profit experience with solid business acumen. Experience in arts and culture an asset • Experience managing a professional staff team and overseeing comparably sized, or larger, budget • Results-‐ and relationships-‐driven • Reputation for ethics, transparency, and accountability • Lives for the work cycle of the Festival and is flexible to accommodate evening and/or weekend meetings and events • Passionate about LGBTQ cinema and arts …and excited by the opportunity to leave your mark? Then Inside Out is looking for you. The Board of Directors is seeking qualified applicants and hopes to fill this position in early 2016. Interested candidates should send a CV detailing relevant education and experience, accompanied by a cover letter indicating where you saw the posting and outlining salary expectations. Please send as a single pdf document and do not imbed cover letter in body of email. All applications should be emailed in strictest confidence to: [email protected]
by January 11, 2016. Inside Out is committed to access and equity, which includes a commitment to achieve diversity among its staff, board and other volunteers. We encourage applicants who reflect the broad diversity of the LGBT communities and communities that we work with, in particular those who are members of the Aboriginal, ethno-‐racial and trans communities. We thank all candidates for their application however only those candidates who have been selected will be contacted for an interview.