General Manager - CF Sagehill

About Sagehill Community Futures
Community Futures has been in the business of encouraging and supporting our communities, our volunteers and our small business owners for more than 25 years.

Serving the communities within a 155 km radius of Bruno, Saskatchewan, Sagehill Community Futures provides flexible, affordable loans as well as business advisory services specifically designed for new start-ups, expansions or newly-purchased businesses in the rural community.

Sagehill Community Futures works with ambitious individuals to create a stronger local economy and thriving communities in our area. From starting your own business to winding down an established business, Sagehill Community Futures covers the full spectrum of resources and services to help business owners achieve their vision.

To learn more about Sagehill Community Futures, please visit https://cfsask.ca/sagehill.

About the General Manager Role
The General Manager is the operational leader of Sagehill Community Futures and is responsible for achieving the Board’s vision of ‘Growing the Community One Idea at a Time.’

Key Accountabilities


  • Develop, implement, track, evaluate and calibrate business strategies and plans for achieving the vision and goals within the policies set by the Board of Directors
  • Responsible for the management of the investment fund (loan fund) and to maintain or improve the cash position of the organization
  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships in the communities being served by attending events and becoming involved in the community
  • Facilitate information sharing and exchange amongst stakeholders, the Board and staff to establish a common understanding and commitment to goals and objectives
  • Role model the culture and values of the organization

Product/Program Development & Management

  • Initiate and develop products, programs and/or policies to respond to and meet stakeholder needs and organizational development objectives
  • Scan, evaluate and recommend opportunities that align with the vision
  • Provide cost/benefit analysis and economic evaluations on proposed programs
  • Ensure the organization’s services meet or exceed the expectations of its members and clients

Operations Management

  • Oversee internal operations including operational, financial, and people resources
  • Analyze and evaluate service and performance and make changes consistent with organizational objectives and standards
  • Prepare forecasts and budgets ensuring revenue targets are met and expenses are controlled
  • Provide leadership to staff resulting in strong employee engagement and a positive culture
  • Manage community outreach and marketing/promotions of services
  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with all stakeholders including the Board, community, staff, agencies and other professionals
  • Respond to stakeholder feedback
  • Represent and promote the company at events and associations
  • Develop and implement operational procedures, policies and standards approved by the Board

Requirements of an Ideal Candidate


  • Bachelor’s degree in business or a relevant field
  • Professional development in leadership is an asset
  • Valid driver’s license


  • Experience leading and developing a team
  • Management experience within a small business setting
  • Small business lending experience is preferred
  • Economic development experience is an asset
  • Experience marketing and promoting services
  • Extensive successful history planning, developing, implementing and evaluating programs
  • General management experience within an entrepreneurial setting, such as previous experience owning a business, is an asset


  • Decision-making: The ability to make sound decisions while under tight deadlines and the pressure of competing priorities and viewpoints
  • Relationships: Superior interpersonal skills including the ability to build and maintain strong relationships
  • Conflict: The ability to have crucial conversations and objectively handle conflict in a timely manner
  • Strategic-thinking: The ability to develop and execute plans (strategic, financial, operational)
  • Financial acumen: The ability to develop financial plan and understand their impact
  • Leadership: Strong ability to lead and manage a team through coaching, mentorship and development
  • Integrity: Impeccable judgment, ethics and morals
  • Diversity: Values diversity and is able to work co-operatively with people from many backgrounds, interests, and attitudes

Why Choose Sagehill Community Futures?

  • Flexible schedule
  • Country lifestyle
  • Ability to make a difference in the local economy
  • Helping grow communities one idea at a time
  • Comprehensive benefits package

How to Apply

If interested in this leadership role, please e-mail your cover letter and resume to Rodelle@BusinessPotential.ca by Friday, October 11, 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact Rodelle Genoway at Rodelle@BusinessPotential.ca or 1-306-230-6895.