Executive Director/Directeur général


Date Posted: November 14, 2019

Job Location: Mattawa

Job Number: GWF-79240

Job Type: Full Time

Start: Immediately

Company: Canadian Institute of Forestry/Institut forestier du Canada


Address: PO Box 99, Hwy 17 W, Mattawa, Ontario, Canada P0H 1V0

Job Description

The Canadian Institute of Forestry/Institut forestier du Canada (CIF-IFC) is seeking an enthusiastic individual to provide strategic and operational leadership as an Executive Director. Founded in 1908, the Institute is the largest and oldest national forestry organization in Canada - serving as the Voice of Forest Practitioners, the CIF-IFC represents foresters, forest technologists and technicians, ecologists, biologists, educators and many others with a professional connection to the forestry sector.

The successful candidate will be working cooperatively with a small team of staff, and accountable to a National Board of Directors while working collaboratively with a wide contingent of committees and regional sections throughout Canada.

Reporting to a volunteer Executive Committee, the Executive Director’s Responsibilities are to:
• Implement the Institute’s Vision; facilitate the development of planning priorities and establish performance indicators.
• Manage a small team (of presently four staff) in a busy office, in addition to contractors and a large contingent of volunteers.
• Provide advice on governance and policy options to the National Board of Directors while engaging and supporting the Institute’s volunteers.
• Develop greater revenue programs through increased membership, sponsorship and grant opportunities.
• Accomplish the goals and objectives set by the National Board of Directors including financial results, marketing and membership growth, program management, publications as well as educational programming.
• Be responsible for advocacy on national forestry issues.
• Manage and develop existing and new membership services including government and public relations, education and publications.

Position Requirements
• Relevant university degree with Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation preferred;
• Five years experience in association management and policy governance. Knowledge of the forestry sector is highly desirable;
• Excellent communication skills (written, spoken) and negotiation skills;
• A successful track record in government relations and advocacy on behalf of an association (e.g., to allied organizations, educators, higher education and government agencies.);
• Prior success in engaging members and prospective members through inclusive communication strategies and effective outreach;
• In depth knowledge of financial strategies and finance-related performance metrics;
• Demonstrated ability to develop and implement successful strategic plans;
• Experience spearheading and collaborating with national team-based initiatives;
• Bilingualism in both Canadian official languages is preferred, it is not a requirement;
• Personable, progressive and adaptive;
• Extensive national travel will be required, as well as the ability to work remotely as necessary, and to liaise with an office presently located in Mattawa, ON.

Job Location: Various, Canada

Job Conditions

  • Travelling may be required.
  • Overtime may be required.
  • Minimum experience: 5 to 10 years
  • Minimum educational level: Bachelor Degree
  • Certifications:
    • Driver’s licence
  • Language: English

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