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NEW LISTINGS

1.     WANTED: ART AND POETRY SUBMISSIONS FOR MINDSCAPES P.E.I:  Deadline August 9

2010 is the 50th anniversary year of the Canadian Mental Health Association on P.E.I. and its dedication to promoting the mental health of Islanders.  One of CMHA/PEI’s main celebratory events this year is Mindscapes P.E.I., an art and poetry exhibition to be presented in collaboration with Confederation Centre Art Gallery from September 16 to October 10, 2010.

CMHA/PEI is asking for art or poetry submissions from anyone whose life has been affected by mental illness.  This includes anyone who has, or had, a mental illness, or anyone closely connected to them, such as a family member, spouse, friend, or any medical professional, counsellor, or caregiver.

For Submission Guidelines please go to our website: http://www.cmha.pe.ca  and follow the link to Mindscapes P.E.I.   Or, you can email us at celebration2010@cmha.pe.ca , call us at 628-3653, or stop by our offices at 178 Fitzroy Street, 2nd Floor, to pick up your copy of the Submission Guidelines.


2.  The Prince Edward Island Council of the Arts is seeking a Bilingual Programs and Communications Officer and an Administrative Assistant

Bilingual Programs and Communications Officer

The PEICA is seeking a Bilingual Programs and Communications Officer. This position is 0.75 of full time, salaried, and comes with several benefits including a health care plan and contributions to your RRSP.

The Programs and Communications Officer performs a dual role at the PEICA. As grant rounds approach the successful candidate will act largely as a Programs Officer, dealing with applicants, organizing applications, assisting the juries and other duties as relate.

In the time between grant rounds, this staff member acts as a Communications Officer, assisting the Executive Director in implementing communications strategies, issuing news releases, creating opportunities to engage the public and the arts community and preparing the newsletter.

For a complete job description please see this link:   http://www.peica.ca/hr/

Applications should arrive by email or regular mail and should consist of a cover page and resume that articulates how your qualifications and experience will meet our needs for this important position.

Applications sent by email should be ONLY in the following formats: PDF (preferred), .DOC, or, .DOCX. No other formats will be considered. Please attach your cover letter and resume to the email message. Do not place either in the body of the message.

Send your email to Darrin White, Executive Director atdwhite@peica.ca. In your subject line please put “Programs and Communications Officer Search”.

Applications sent by post or delivered to our offices should be directed to:

The Prince Edward Island Council of the Arts
Programs and Communications Search Committee
115 Richmond Street
Charlottetown, PE
C1A 1H7

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Administrative Assistant

The PEICA is seeking a Administrative Assistant This position is 0.5 of full time, salaried, and comes with several benefits including a health care plan and contributions to your RRSP.

The Administrative Assistance acts in support of the Executive Director and the Programs and Communications Officer by performing and keeping abreast of day-to-day administrative duties such as bookkeeping and accounts payable and receivable, payroll and remittances, preparing financial reports and budget estimates and other important duties.

This important, and trusted role, is vital and requires and candidate that is both self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision. The ideal candidate will, once they have become comfortable in the position, be able to develop an annual work plan and make recommendations to the Executive Director on areas where improved efficiencies can be found.

Knowledge of general bookkeeping, and Simply Accounting (or a similar software package where the knowledge is transferrable) is an absolute must.

For a complete job description please see this link:  http://www.peica.ca/hr/

Applications should arrive by email or regular mail and should consist of a cover page and resume that articulates how your qualifications and experience will meet our needs for this important position.

Applications sent by email should be ONLY in the following formats: PDF (preferred), .DOC, or, .DOCX. No other formats will be considered. Please attach your cover letter and resume to the email message. Do not place either in the body of the message.

Send your email to Darrin White, Executive Director atdwhite@peica.ca. In your subject line please put “Administrative Assistant Search”.

Applications sent by post or delivered to our offices should be directed to:

The Prince Edward Island Council of the Arts
Administrative Assistant Search Committee
115 Richmond Street
Charlottetown, PE
C1A 1H7

Telephone enquiries should be directed to Darrin White, Executive Director at 902-368-6176.

DEADLINE: July 28, 2010

3.  PEI Business Women’s Association (PEIBWA) has new Executive Director

PEIBWA is pleased to announce that they have a new Executive Director, Joan Fleming starting July 19, 2010.

Joan is a native Islander whose successful business and personal experiences have instilled in her a passion for working with others and supporting them in their endeavors.  Joan had a career with the Royal Bank of Canada managing several branches and dealing with a wide variety of businesses throughout the Maritimes.  She has experience in financial management, business planning, human resources, and financial counselling. Her most recent position at UPEI School of Business involved a variety of projects allowing her to connect with students in a mentoring, counselling and supportive role.

From a personal perspective, Joan has been involved with Rotary for the past thirteen years and is a member of the Charlottetown Chamber of Commerce.  She loves to garden, paint in various mediums, do stain glass and create genealogy stories in book or movie format.

Joan is excited about her new position and is committed to assisting individuals and businesses throughout Prince Edward Island to maximize their potential through their involvement with PEI Business Women’s Association.  Joan can be reached by e-mail at joan@peibwa.org and by phone at 892-6040.

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SOME PREVIOUS LISTINGS

1.  Employment Opportunity – Executive Director for Canadian Women’s Health Network

The Canadian Women’s Health Network (CWHN) is looking for new leadership. Canada’s leading independent voice for trusted women’s health information is seeking a new Executive Director. The organization, with its head office in Winnipeg, has strong networks and affiliations throughout the country. The CWHN focuses on providing high quality information about women’s health for researchers, health care providers, policy makers and Canadian women.

We strive to be an independent, critical voice for women’s health in Canada. Throughout our 14-year history, we have helped to lead and define the women’s health agenda in this country. We have taken courageous positions, built strong communities, and spoken out on behalf of women and girls. We are looking for an exceptional woman to help us take our next steps into the future, a thought leader with passion and a commitment to social change.

To take on this leadership challenge, the CWHN is seeking an enthusiastic and determined champion for women’s health. Working with a dedicated and diverse Board, the Executive Director will play an important role in developing and transitioning the Network. She will encourage strategic directions, provide inspiration and vision for the organization, and support the Network’s talented staff team.

The ideal candidate will have post-secondary education, a strong background in women’s health policy and research and a commitment to feminist perspectives and equity. She will also have experience and a demonstrated track record in evidence-based advocacy, building networks, promoting capacity building, and fostering organizational growth.

To be considered, applicants must have demonstrated:
. commitment to building an independent and national voice for women’s health in Canada
. understanding of NGO governance
. effective management of internal and external communications, including media
. experience in maintaining government relations
. ability to plan and manage organizational development, creation and implementation of budgets,goals and objectives, including recruitment and effective utilization of staff skills
. results in fundraising and grant acquisition derived from a variety of sources
. strong oral and written English is essential and bilingualism is an asset
. ability to work collaboratively and independently with board, staff, and community allies

To explore this exciting leadership opportunity to guide one of Canada’s most trusted and respected health organizations, please forward your résumé, a one page document describing your vision for the CWHN and a sample of writing intended for the public or for a policy context to cwhn@cwhn.ca by Tuesday, July 20, 2010.   More information about CWHN is available at http://www.cwhn.ca

While the CWHN’s national office is located in Winnipeg, we will accept applications from elsewhere. However, candidates must be open to travel to Winnipeg as well as Ottawa. The position is full time but some flexibility in terms of hours can be considered. Salary will be negotiable, and will include a generous benefit package.

The CWHN is committed to diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from candidates who have disabilities, who are Aboriginal, from LGBTQ communities, or who are members of racialized groups. We are a unionized work environment. We are grateful for all applications; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

2.   PEI Status of Women Council Vacancy

Are you committed to women’s equality? Are you interested in bringing the equality issues and concerns of your community to government’s attention and in helping guide the PEI Status of Women Council in its work? This could be the opportunity you’ve been looking for!

In December 2010, three of nine Council member positions will be vacant. Government will appoint women to Council who have demonstrated a commitment to women’s equality who represent the regional, cultural, and ethnic diversity of PEI women, including groups such as women of colour, young, lesbian, Aboriginal, Francophone, low income, senior women or women with a disability.

Applications to sit on Council can be made through Participate PEI, administered by the Executive Council Office. Beginning September 2010, applications must be received 2 months before a vacancy. Applications are available on-line at http://www.gov.pe.ca/forms/pdf/1516.pdf or call the Executive Council Office at (902) 368-4502.

The PEI Status of Women Council works for equality and supports women’s full and active participation in social, legal, cultural, economic, and political spheres of life. The Council began in 1975 as an Order-In-Council. In 1988, it received full legislative standing with the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women Act. It is an arms-length provincial government advisory agency, serving as a bridge between community and government. Council meets six times a year.

A visit to the Status of Women website at http://www.gov.pe.ca/acsw will give you a glimpse of some of the work the Council has been doing in recent years. In addition to making recommendations to government in policy and legislation to benefit the lives of Island women, girls and their families, Council initiates and participates in events and projects that benefit women.

One of Council’s most public initiatives is the annual Purple Ribbon Campaign, to raise awareness about violence against women and children. Council also partners with many groups including the Working Group for a Livable Income, the planning committee for International Women’s Day, the Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention and the PEI Victim Services Advisory Board.

If you would like more information on becoming a member of the Advisory Council on the Status of Women, please email peistatusofwomen@eastlink.ca or call (902) 368-4510.

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Community Events and Notices are forwarded to you by the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women for your information and interest. The PEI Status of Women cannot guarantee the accuracy of notices or control re-postings, and does not necessarily endorse every notice or event posted.

For further information or questions specifically relating to any notices or events, please contact the individual or organization hosting the community event.

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PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women
PO Box 2000 (161 St. Peter’s Road), Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
tel: 902 368 4510
fax: 902 368 3269
peistatusofwomen@eastlink.ca
http://www.gov.pe.ca/acsw

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