Employment Opportunity: Executive Director

The PEI Coalition for Women in Government is seeking a leader to help the organization meet its mission of advancing women's leadership in the political, civic and democratic life on Prince Edward Island.

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Organizational Description

The PEI Coalition for Women in Government is a non-partisan organization dedicated to advancing women’s leadership in the political, civic, and democratic life of PEI. Our vision is that Women’s political and civic involvement at all levels is equitable and as diverse as the population. 


The PEI Coalition for Women in Government is a community-based organization that works to address the underrepresentation of women in decision-making. We do so with the belief that gender equity in decision-making results in more equitable policies and outcomes for all. To accomplish our mandate, the Coalition for Women in Government addresses systemic and structural barriers to civic participation by women-identifying and marginalized people and empowers people with information, tools, and strategies to increase their participation. The Coalition is committed to applying non-partisan, evidence-informed, intersectional feminist  principles and processes in its work. 


The Coalition supports rights and empowerment of all women, while understanding how women’s overlapping identities — including race, class, ethnicity, religion, gender identity and sexual orientation — impact the way they experience oppression and discrimination.


Executive Director Job Responsibilities

  • Is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the Coalition’s operations, including programs, projects, and events.
  • Speaks publicly, including in media and social media, on behalf of the organization in support of its activities and relevant current events.
  • Oversees the implementation of the Coalition’s Strategic Plan and reports to the Board of Directors accordingly.
  • Prepares an annual operating budget and workplan in collaboration with the Board of Directors as per funding and projects available.
  • Provides leadership to and manages the efforts of Coalition staff and any volunteers.
  • Prepares accurate and timely analyses that capture and communicate fundraising results, variances, and performance trends.
  • Leads collaborative relationships with organizations and individuals in support of strategic goals.
  • Ensures that funding relationships and community relationships and partnerships are healthy enough to meet or exceed strategic goals.
  • Communicates research findings, gender and diversity analysis, and programming results to the Board of Directors and the public.
  • Writes grant proposals, pre-budget submissions, policy briefs and reports on behalf of the Coalition.
  • Leads public and community education on the importance of the Coalition’s vision, mission, and work and the best practices to support these.

Skills and Experience


The PEI Coalition for Women in Government is seeking applications from individuals who have demonstrated experience in the following:

  • Working (includes volunteering) in the not-for-profit sector, preferably in a leadership role, working collaboratively and responsively with Boards of Directors, Steering Committees, or Advisory Boards,
  • Managing day-to-day administrative operations of an organization or business,
  • Managing communications with media, social media, and the public,
  • Managing staff and/or working collaboratively with contractors,
  • Writing successful grant applications and/or leading fundraising campaigns,
  • Coordinating projects, activities, and events.

The Coalition is seeking an individual with proven skills including the following:

  • Excellent speaking, writing, and communications in English (capacity in French an asset)
  • Developing and maintaining collaborative relationships
  • Facilitating small groups
  • Understanding financial statements and reports
  • Research, analysis, and knowledge transfer
  • Preventing and resolving conflict
  • Applying non-partisan, intersectional, and feminist lenses to work

A complete application will include a cover letter and a resume highlighting relevant experience and skills, to be submitted as a PDF by email ONLY to peiwomeningovernment@gmail.com by 9:00 a.m. ADT on Friday, May 26, 2023. Only applicants who are asked for an interview will be contacted.


Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours per week), or as negotiated

Starting Salary: $60,000 to $65,000 yearly, commensurate with skills and experience

Contract: One-year, renewable to three

Benefits: A comprehensive benefits package including health and family benefits as well as RRSP matching will be available.

Start Date: As early as possible