Facility Manager – Sejong Multicultural Centre

Application Deadline:  July 20, 2013
Salary Range: Full time position (30 to 35 hours weekly), $22 to $28  hourly

The Sejong Multicultural Centre (SMC) is seeking a dynamic and inspiring leader. Under the authority and guidance of the Edmonton Korean Community Centre Foundation (EKCCF) Board of Directors, the Facility Manager is responsible for the overall management of the SMC to achieve the goals and objectives of this unique not-for-profit cultural and arts organization. The ideal candidate will represent the community, with a proven record of success in people management, and financial management.

The Facility Manager reports to the Chair of the Business Development Committee of the Edmonton Korean Community Centre Foundation (EKCCF). The Facility Manager is responsible for the overall operation and administration of the SMC, which is managed in accordance with the policies and by laws of the EKCCF.  The Facility Manager is responsible for providing leadership and direction for the effective operation, staffing, partner management, financial management and future growth of the SMC.


The Facility Manager will oversee staff, collaboration and management of partners. Other responsibilities are as follows:

Leadership and Human Resources

  1. Provides leadership to direct reports, and other staff as required, to ensure operational efficiency; creates an engaging work environment by facilitating staff input, collaboration and recognition.
  2. Recruits, orients SMC staff and ensures they are appropriately trained for their roles including understanding related human resource policies.  Leads staff through a regular performance management process including setting goals and identifying developmental opportunities.
  3. Ensures a safe working environment consistent with provincial standards; ensures that staff are trained to respond appropriately to emergencies and are familiar with the SMC safety procedures.
  4. Works with the Business Development Committee in developing job descriptions and human resource policies.
  5. Advises the Business Development Committee of emerging human resources issues and works with members of the Committee to develop and implement appropriate interventions including discipline and dismissal.

Centre Operations

Programs and Volunteers

  1. Oversee the implementation of programs in accordance with the strategic direction and policies of the SMC and the priorities established by the Board.
  2. Work with SMC staff members, members of the Business Development Committee , community groups and other members of the public to develop and evaluate programs.
  3. Assist in the needs of the SMC for volunteers, goods and services and funding requests.
  4. Ensure that volunteers are recruited, appropriately trained, developed, and recognized for their contributions to the SMC and its events.


  1. Develop and implement an overall rental strategy for revenue generation.
  2. Establish rental targets, identify rental opportunities and develop effective relationships with partners.
  3. Ensure rental arrangements meet legal, insurance and financial requirements.

Facility Management

  1. Implement the SMC’s building, maintenance, safety and risk management policies and procedures; oversee the safety inspection program.
  2. Manage service contracts to maintain the building and property within budget.
  3. Ensure the building is maintained to an acceptable standard.


  1. Develop and manage the SMC’s budget, including project budgets.
  2. Establish annual targets for revenue streams including programs and rental opportunities.
  3. Identify new potential revenue opportunities for the Business Development Committee’s  consideration. Identify and apply for appropriate granting opportunities. Complete and review the SMC’s monthly financial reports with the Business Development Committee.
  4. Prepare requests for capital expenditures and make recommendations to the Business Development Committee .
  5. Ensure appropriate insurance coverage for the SMC is maintained.
  6. Ensure the development and implementation of accounting practices and procedures in conjunctions with auditors’ recommendations.
  7. Upon direction from the Business Development Committee  arrange for internal and external audits of SMC accounts.

External Relations

  1. Represent and promote the SMC in the community and initiate, develop and maintain relationships with community partners.
  2. Represent and chair the Operational Committee to ensure the facility is utilized fairly.
  3. Identify opportunities to collaborate with community partners to strengthen relationships.
  4. Represent the SMC in matters of customer/user satisfaction and where necessary respond to complaints and takes appropriate follow up action.


  1. Oversee the development of SMC publications, and ensure the SMC website is maintained.
  2. Develop and update SMC Branding guidelines as needed.


  1. Participate on certain committees and attend meetings as requested by the Business Development Committee
  2. Participate in evaluation processes to continually improve the quality of services and programs.
  3. Participate in a performance management process administered by the Business Development Committee ; set annual goals for development; identify external professional development opportunities in support of performance goals.
  4. Foster respect for the spirit, dignity and individuality of members of the public.
  5. Perform other related duties as assigned by the Business Development Committee .


Education, Skills, and Experience

The ideal candidate will have:

  1. A university degree in a relevant discipline; 
  2. 3-5 years of related experience ideally in a leadership role in a not for profit environment (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered);
  3. Effective human resource management experience;
  4. Excellent communication and facilitation skills and a demonstrable ability to influence an environment of cooperation and respect;
  5. An ability to exercise good judgment, promote harmonious working relationships among all employees, and create an engaged working environment that promotes confidence and cooperation;
  6. Competency with computer operating systems and the ability to liaise with IT specialists to diagnose problems and implement solutions;
  7. General knowledge of Korean Canadian history and culture is desirable;
  8. Knowledge of and proficiency with payroll, general ledger and word processing software;
  9. Fluency in English with excellent skills to communicate verbally and in writing; and
  10. Fluency in Korean (considered as a very strong asset).

How to Apply: 

Application Deadline:  July 20, 2013
Salary Range: Full time position (30 to 35 hours weekly), $22 to $28  hourly

Please respond with a cover letter outlining the qualifications and experience you would bring to the position as well as your salary expectations, and a resume. In addition, please provide detailed contact information for three professional references.

Applications will be received in confidence by mail or email only and should be forwarded to:

June Song

309 Gleneagles View
Cochrane, AB, T4C 1P4
Email: webmaster@ekccf.ca

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