Administrative Director, Border Crossings Magazine

Employment Opportunity at Border Crossings Magazine
Administrative Director

Border Crossings, published in Winnipeg, Canada, is a national and international arts magazine. Now in its 41st year of publishing, Border Crossings is recognized as a significant contemporary magazine focussing on issues of relevance and concern in art and culture. The magazine engages the topics it addresses, in good part, through interviewsā€”committed to the artistā€™s voice and providing first-person, unmediated perspectives. The magazineā€™s articles, reviews, essays and portfolios are substantial and broad-ranging.

Border Crossings is published by a not-for-profit arts organization. To learn more, visit the magazineā€™s website at:

Position Title: Administrative Director
Terms: Full-time, 40 hours per week, in person. A compressed or flexible work week may be considered.
Location: Winnipeg

Role Summary:

Border Crossings is currently seeking an organized, passionate and dedicated individual to serve the role of Administrative Director for a nationally and internationally recognized art magazine. This is a senior role that reports directly to the magazineā€™s Editor and is responsible for overseeing all administrative and office management duties, including fundraising and development.

The Administrative Director is a new position to Border Crossings, complementing the magazinesā€™ existing staff team of five, which includes: (1) The Editor; (2) Operations and Circulation; (3) Advertising and Distribution; (4) Accounting; and (5) Special Projects Coordinator.


  • Administrative support to the Editor, including managing office, funding, and production calendars
  • Grant writing, tracking, and reporting
  • Leading and executing annual fundraising projects and initiatives
  • Office management functions and staff coordination
  • Providing support to the Board of Directors, including meeting scheduling, preparing agendas and minutes, and corporate filing
  • Directing marketing and promotions initiatives in collaboration with the Editor, including developing and implementing special projects
  • Funder and donor relations
  • Other administrative and office management duties as required

Qualifications and Attributes:

The Administrative Director should be an experienced and committed professional, with a minimum of five years of experience working in an administrative capacity, preferably in the non-profit and/or cultural sector.

The Administrative Director should:

  • Possess a strong understanding of financial operations and funding in the non-profit sector, including experience and skill in grant writing and budgeting
  • General knowledge of the granting bodies, practices of related government agencies, charitable foundations and corporations
  • Have advanced writing and communication skills
  • Be a strategic thinker and problem solverā€”focused, motivated and able to manage priorities
  • Have excellent interpersonal and relational management skills with the ability to work well collaboratively and as a team member
  • Have familiarity with the functions of a Board of Directors
  • Have experience managing staff
  • Be well versed with Mac computers and products
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office suite (ie. Word and Excel)
  • Have a general interest in contemporary art and culture


Border Crossings is committed to and highly values diversity and inclusiveness. Qualified candidates of all backgrounds are invited and encouraged to apply.

Applications must include a current resume and a cover letter addressed to Meeka Walsh, Editor, indicating your interest in the role, your qualifications for the position, and your salary expectations.

To apply, please submit your application to: no later than May 31, 2023.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

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