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To learn more about why this position is available, please read: Letters from the Centre. To see other positions we have available, check out our Job Opportunities.

The Tatamagouche Centre is an educational centre focused on leadership development, spiritual deepening, and transformational education on both a personal and community level. The Centre is located in Mi’kma’ki in the thriving rural community of Tatamagouche on the beautiful Waugh and French Rivers. It has always been a place of meeting, convergence and transformation -foremost as an important gathering place for the Mi’kmaq people, the Acadians, and diverse visitors since. We are a charitable, non-profit organization and an education centre of the United Church of Canada.

Through the full welcome and inclusion of all people, Tatamagouche Centre offers its hospitality to everyone, works for the justice of all people, and joyfully affirms and celebrates human diversity in sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, ability, race, religion and age, regardless of economic situation.  In addition to offering programs/training events, we also host activities of other like-minded organizations. The Centre currently enjoys a positive financial position through a combination of social enterprise activities, fundraising, and grants. This is an exciting opportunity for a new Executive Director to work creatively to fulfill the Centre’s mission, vision and values.

We are looking for someone who is collaborative, self-motivated, mature, and self-aware. The Applicant will be someone who has a passion for personal and social transformation through adult education and a willingness to integrate Tatamagouche Centre’s adult education model (ASPIRE). The Applicant will have strong inter-personal and cross-cultural skills and be committed to inclusion and relationships of solidarity against marginalization and oppression.

Because Tatamagouche Centre operates out of an inclusive spiritual framework, the applicant should be someone who is journeying on their own spiritual path.

For more information on the Tatamagouche Centre please see our website www.tatacentre.ca

Job Description:  

  • Embody and convey the Centre’s vision, mission and values
  • Work with organizational partners (Indigenous partners, program leadership, United Church of Canada, and other community allies) to coordinate visionary programming
  • Represent the organization at regional events and build strategic organizational relationships (including offering public presentations)
  • Support the staff team by maintaining a collaborative workplace:
    • Connect regularly with staff for personal and organizational development and goal setting
    • Facilitate annual performance reviews
    • Organize regular staff meetings
    • Hire and supervise staff
  • Collaborate with staff bookkeeper and Board to oversee finances, manage project funding, create annual budget, and manage cashflow
  • Write grants and grant reports to all levels of government, private foundations, and the United Church of Canada to support low-income access to programs at the Centre
  • Develop a working knowledge of the Centre’s administrative tasks related to donations, hosting events, communications, and program registration to support efficient operation
  • Report to the Board of Directors and support committee work on policy, fundraising, finances, and programming
  • Oversee day-to-day operations of Centre


  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and team development skills
  • Grounded in an anti-oppressive approach to community work
  • Demonstrated commitment to working in solidarity with people of all identities to create spaces that are not only safe, but encourage meaningful exploration and dialogue
  • Experience working within and/or alongside marginalized communities
  • Ability to work with diverse collaborators in a multi-faceted organization within a challenging, rapidly changing context of Church and community
  • Significant leadership experience in the non-profit sector
  • Ability to understand and analyze financial statements and budgets – ability to recognize financial opportunities and threats
  • Experience writing grant applications and reports
  • Experience in program development and management
  • Experience in supporting fundraising activities
  • Proficient in computer technology including Microsoft Office, G-Suite, social media, presentation software
  • Post-secondary education in a relevant field – or experiential equivalent

37.5 hrs/week; typically, Monday-Friday, but some flexibility needed for occasional weekend and evening work.

What you can expect from us:

  • Salary range: $52,000 – $60,000
  • 3-week vacation time, statutory holidays, and an openness to accommodate time related to personal life, significant days for faith, etc.
  • The Centre is closed the week between Christmas and New Year’s
  • Health and dental benefits package
  • An annual pension contribution
  • Excess hours compensated with in-lieu time
  • Support for life-long learning and professional development
  • Support from a committed and engaged Board of Directors
  • Private office with a beautiful view of Tatamagouche Bay! Phone and computer
  • Ability to work off-site one day/week

Deadline for applications: Midnight on January 12, 2020.

Employment Equity Policy: The Tatamagouche Centre has a policy of employment equity in the calling/appointment of all staff  positions to eliminate discriminatory employment barriers and practices and improve the participation of any person regardless of race, gender, colour, creed or sexual orientation. Please indicate in your cover letter if you would like to be considered for employment equity.

To Apply:

Send resume and cover letter in PDF format to Jim Wicks, Secretary of the Board: tatacentreboard@gmail.com. By January 12th 2020.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Peter Hough, Board Chair, at 902-538-7544 or peter.cwcf@xcountry.tv