Work With The WRENCH

The WRENCH welcomes applications for the position of Executive Director. 

Please submit cover letter and resume by August 8, 2022 to Nathan Wild [email protected]

Executive Director, WRENCH

DIRECT REPORTS: Sales Lead, Volunteer Coordinator, Shop Coordinator, Wheels of Courage Coordinator, Education Staff, Bookkeeper/accountant.

HOURS: Full-time

SALARY RANGE: $58k to $65k


Reporting to the Board, the Executive Director carries out the mission statement of the organisation by developing strategic plans and budgets for board consideration, and then implementing board approved plans and budgets by fundraising; recruiting and training volunteers and staff; developing systems and protocols for safe, organised, efficient and enjoyable work; acquiring, managing and maintaining the physical resources needed to support WRENCH work including learning spaces, tools, supplies and equipment; communicating effectively with the public; and developing and maintain positive and fruitful relationships with government, foundations, and donors. The Executive Director also develops and maintains positive relationships with all partners including community organisations, schools, and businesses  to support progress towards our mission. 

Current organisational directions (4):

  1. The WRENCH has become, and continues to expand its role as a public demonstration of Winnipeggers’ commitment to responsible resource management, active transportation, health, and community building through education and collaboration. To support this expansion, the WRENCH is seeking a building to showcase this commitment and provide a comfortable and welcoming space for everyone interested in contributing towards these goals. The WRENCH has secured a number of major capital commitments towards this end. A new director will support building acquisition, renovation, and programming of a new space, in addition to management of our existing partner spaces at Clifton Community Centre and our original workshop at 1057 Logan. 
  2. The WRENCH continues to expand its organisational impact through education. We maintain partnerships with dozens of schools with our Earn a Bike Program, run leadership development through our Wheels of Courage program, and our Just Cycle program supports a constant presence at both Knowles Centre and Marymound School. We also do two rounds of After School Leaders each year for teens. Recently we expanded our impact by partnering with childcare centres, offering a summer camp, offering a parent-child mechanic program, and also a learn to ride program at the Forks. The next step in our work is to develop paid programming as a complement to our barrier free work. 
  3. Bike management system for the City of Winnipeg. Increasingly, we have begun to see our work as managing bikes as a resource for the City of Winnipeg. This year, we organised our bike bazaars to happen in the spring time, and increased them in number from 2-3 to 11; and partnered with communities throughout the city to offer them. This allowed us to get more bikes out onto the road quicker, allowed us to take in bikes that families are not using any more, and set the WRENCH up as an obvious swap out service for future years. We see a lot of opportunity to expand this role as we work with increasing volumes of usable material discarded at the 4R sites on a regular basis. 
  4. Continuing to develop independent revenue streams. We remain committed to barrier free access to our programs, services, and supports; while looking to increase our financial sustainability and viability. In seeking revenue streams outside of grants and foundations, we have 
    1. Developed an online store
    2. Continued to sell higher end bikes through our Forks Location and through an instagram account
    3. Worked to develop new product lines out of parts ill suited to be reused for bikes
    4. Begun work on paid programs.

This will continue to be a strong priority going forward. 




  • Participate with the Board of Directors in developing and implementing a strategic plan for the organisation. 
  • Identify, assess and inform the Board of Directors of internal and external issues that affect the organization. 
  • Foster effective team work between the Board of Directors and the Executive Director, and between the Executive Director and other employees. 
  • Act as a spokesperson for the organisation, as directed by the board of directors or jointly with the board of directors, as appropriate. 
  • Represent the organisation at community activities to enhance the organisation’s community profile. 
  • When appropriate, acquire input from community stakeholders (schools, community bike shops, volunteers) as well as funders including the Winnipeg Foundation, the Richardson Foundation, and the City of Winnipeg. 
  • Develop a communications strategy to increase the profile and public awareness and engagement with the WRENCH.
  • Proactively communicate media and with stakeholders to keep them informed of the organisations work. 
  • Foster working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups, schools, youth groups, cycling groups, funders, media and other organizations to help achieve the organisation's goals. 


  • Oversee the efficient and effective operation of the organisation. 
  • Ensure that the organisation meets the operational expectations of the board of directors and complies with all legal requirements and funding agreements. 
  • Draft policies and procedures for the board of directors, review existing policies and procedures and recommend appropriate changes.
  • Develop operational plans as directed and work towards the strategic plan of the organisation. 
  • Determine and implement staffing requirements for management of the organisation and delivery of programs
  • Oversee development and implementation of human resources policies, procedures and practices. 
  • Ensure a positive healthy and safe work environment in accordance with all appropriate legislation and regulations. 
  • Ensure all new staff receive an orientation to the organisation and appropriate training. 
  • Implement a performance management process for all staff which includes an annual performance review.
  • Train and mentor staff as appropriate to improve performance.
  • Discipline and release staff when necessary and using appropriate methods. 


  • Support the board of directors to set an annual budget, and then work within budget targets. 
  • Secure funding to meet budget targets
  • Develop and implement a long term funding strategy for the organisation as directed by the board of directors.
  • Research funding sources, develop fundraising plans and write funding proposals. Participate in fundraising activities as appropriate/ as directed. 
  • Approve expenditures within the authority given by the board of directors. 
  • Ensure that sound bookkeeping and accounting procedures are followed. 
  • Administer the funds of the organisation according to the approved budget and monitor the monthly cashflow of the organisation. 
  • Provide comprehensive regular reports on the revenues and expenditures of the organisation including a monthly financial analysis.
  • Ensure the organisation maintains current financial records and complies with all reporting requirements of the Canada Revenue Agency.
  • Ensure that the organisation complies with all legislation. 


  • Ensure that the programs and services offered by the organisation contribute to the mission and reflect the board’s priorities. 
  • Oversee the planning, implementation, and evaluation of programs and services, and special projects.
  • Ensure reporting requirements for all funders are honored. 


  • Identify and evaluate risks to the organisations people and property and implement measures to control risks. 
  • Ensure the organisation complies with all laws and regulations
  • Ensure the board of directors and organisation carries necessary insurance
  • Support the board of directors by preparing meeting agendas, and supporting materials
  • Deliver a monthly report to the board of directors, giving the status of each area of responsibility. 
  • Plan and facilitate the annual general meeting
  • Ensure that files are securely stored and confidentially maintained
  • Complete such other duties that the board of directors shall from time to time reasonably assign. 


  • Leadership experience in the not for profit sector. 
  • Grant writing and management experience. 
  • Other fundraising experience. 
  • Project management experience
  • Coaching experience
  • Experience completing projects with multi organization collaboration. 
  • Knowledge of Harm Reduction, Trauma Informed Practice, and ability to implement organizational systems and projects that move the organization towards safety, inclusivity and the opportunity to thrive for everyone. 
  • Understanding of colonization and its impacts and experience implementing projects that seek or implement redress. 
  • The WRENCH hires towards inclusivity. Please advise of any relevant information in your application that would contribute towards this goal.