Programs Chair Position Available

We are looking to fill a vacancy on our board of directors for the volunteer position of Programs Director. Programs Director is responsible for organizing events and developing and curating on-going programming at our Community Space.

Please send your resume and a small paragraph about why you’d like to join the DECL team to Application deadline is January 29.

Position Title: Programs Director /Event Coordinator


  • The board of directors is the legal authority for the Downtown Edmonton Community League (“DECL”).

Term of Office

  • Term of office is 2 years.
  • Weekly time commitment of 3-4 hours.

General Duties/Requirements

  • A director is expected to be fully informed on community league matters and participate in discussions and decisions in matters of policy, finance, programs, personnel and advocacy.
  • Commit to the work of the organization.
  • Review the board’s conduct and monitor its performance to ensure compliance with bylaws and policies.
  • Speak positively of the league and assist in developing and maintaining positive relations among the board, committees and communities to enhance the league’s mission.
  • Orient new board members.
  • Prepare for and arrive on time for all required meetings.
  • Develop, monitor, review and approve all policies and other recommendations received from the board, its standing committees and staff.
  • Review the bylaws and recommend changes to the membership.
  • Participate in the development of the league’s organizational plan, annual review and budget.
  • Approve the budget and other financial matters.
  • Prepare and present required reports at board meetings.
  • Prepare and present an annual report at the annual general meeting.

Responsibilities of PROGRAMS DIRECTOR

  • Works with the City Community Recreation Coordinators (CRCs).
  • Is Chair of the Programs Committee and works with the other members of that committee
  • Prepares and reviews policy and procedures related to programs and social activities
  • Is “point person” or main contact for DECL’s main events/membership drives, the Pancake Breakfast and Cornfest, as well as smaller events.
  • Determines which programs will be offered to the community, then arranges for instructors and accommodation.
  • Establishes process for approving new programming proposals
  • Makes recommendations to the board.
  • Coordinates marketing of events with Communications Chair
  • Coordinates rental of DECL space with Facilities Coordinator
  • Prepares budget and financial reports for the treasurer
  • Arranges payments to instructors and keeps appropriate records.