Executive Director: Wilfred Laurier Student Publications

Organization Name: 
Wildred Laurier

Wilfrid Laurier University Student Publications is looking for a new Executive Director who can lead our volunteer-based campus media organization. Successful applicants will be able to work with and for students and staff to deliver our 7 print publications, web radio station, and student polling group as well as support advertising, human resources, and finance on both our Waterloo and Brantford campuses. The ED is responsible for all business aspects of the organization including, financial oversight, policy enforcement, training, strategic planning and implementation, contract negotiation and any number of other issues that can come up on a daily or annual basis. This is not the role for someone who craves structure or calm work environments. The person who will succeed in this role will love to motivate others to create great things out of chaos.

Ensure office is properly maintained and functional for daily operations

Oversee administrative staff, including the Human Resources Manager,

Advertising Manager, and Finance Manager positions as well as the Brantford Manager of Operations

Ensure governmental and legal compliance in all operations of WLUSP

Monitor cash flow and advise the President and board accordingly

Develop annual budget and present for approval to the board of directors

Work with Finance Manager to compile overall budget, and to ensure budgetary compliance

Develop and implement regular business plans

Seek new revenue sources, such as grants, to support WLUSP operations

Seek new and innovative ways to expand WLUSP influence in the community

Must work with the President in hiring and firing full-time staff in accordance with the law and with WLUSP policies.

Experience in procurement of supplies, resources and assets Relationship Building and Volunteer Support

Act as a resource and support for all media departments

Assist in the development of training programs for WLUSP volunteers

Deliver upon or ensure progress towards the strategic goals as set out in the strategic plans produced and approved by the President and the Board of Directors.

Act as an institutional resource for volunteers and staff during key transition and turnover times, such as April/May of every year

Negotiate WLUSP’s Operating Procedures Agreement (OPA) with Wilfrid Laurier University

Build and maintain relationships with other full-time, permanent staff and administration at Wilfrid Laurier University in all departments as well as with student groups such as the Graduate Students’ Association, the Laurier Students’ Public Interest Research Group, the Diversity and Equity Office, the WLU Students’ Union, etc.

Executive Director MUST be able to answer to and support student-aged president and board and support staff in their roles in a high turnover environment.


Experience as a business manager

Knowledge of print, radio and online media

Ability to foster a healthy learning environment for student volunteers

Capable of managing both volunteers and paid staff

Organized and capable of utilizing various types of filing systems

Familiarity with financial reporting

Computer literacy, including basic trouble-shooting and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs

Familiarity with not-for-profit management, governance and legislation
Ideally, successful applicants will also have the following:

Knowledge of editing and graphic design software such as Adobe Creative Suite.

Some experience in some or all of print, web, and radio production

Full drivers license

Knowledge of website development and or design

Familiarity with best social media practices

Familiarity with news gathering and publishing

Familiarity with campus media

Familiarity with Wilfrid Laurier University

Familiarity with Waterloo and / or Brantford communities


Compensation: $35,000 - $55,000 commensurate to experience

Candidate interviews will begin June 11th, 2015.

How to Apply: 
ON Charity Village: https://charityvillage.com/jobs/search-results/job-detail.aspx?id=315904&l=2
Closing Date: 
Mon, 2015-07-13