Executive Director [Edmonton]

Executive Director



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Executive Director




Friends of the Ukrainian Village Society


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Edmonton, Alberta


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$55,000 to $70,000 dependent on qualifications


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Do you have a passion for history and culture? Are you looking to make a difference in your community? The Friends of the Ukrainian Village Society (FOUVS) is a not-for-profit charitable organization formed in 1984 that supports and encourages the use of the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village (UCHV). With a large volunteer base of more than 500 members, it is the longest serving co-operative society for any provincial historic site or museum in Alberta. The Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village is an open-air outdoor living history museum where costumed role-players recreate the life of early Ukrainian pioneers that settled in east central Alberta from 1892-1930. The site is located only 25 minutes east of Edmonton along Highway 16.

The Board of Directors of FOUVS are seeking an Executive Director who will build upon the Society’s mission, vision and values and successfully lead the FOUVS in furthering our mandate. As a key liaison with internal and external stakeholders, this position demands outstanding interpersonal skills, excellent judgment, the ability to build relationships and superb decision-making aptitude. Your previous experience in planning, developing and implementing strategies for generating resources/revenue for the FOUVS, alongside your well-developed fundraising skills will make you a success in this role. In addition, you will have demonstrated hands on experience providing a high level of customer satisfaction through excellent service and have the capacity to resolve issues when they arise. Furthermore, you will have experience utilizing technology for inventory management and maintaining up to date knowledge of point-of-sale software and applications as well as a knowledge of budget processes and financial procedures.

Your background will include postsecondary education in a related discipline supplemented by progressive experience (preferably in a supervisory role) working in the not-for-profit sector within the tourism, retail or cultural environment. Excellent communication and facilitation skills along with the ability to influence are required for this role. Proven ability in developing and managing an annual operating budget and strong business management skills are required. To aid in your success, you should have previous experience working with a board of directors and experience working with different levels of government. Knowledge of Ukrainian culture and language is an asset

This position requires the flexibility to work day, evening, weekend and statutory holiday shifts as hours of work may vary. 

Please apply with your qualifications to Lydia.migus@fouvs.com. Posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates under further consideration will be contacted.