Toronto Shelter Network – Executive Director

The Toronto Shelter Network (TSN), established in 2015, is the umbrella organization for 34 organizations that collectively deliver Toronto’s 24-hour emergency homelessness services including emergency shelters, respite centres, temporary COVID response programs and 24 hour drop-ins. The TSN has a dual mandate: working hand in hand with its members and partners, the TSN advocates for a progressive, effective and equitable housing and homelessness system and champions dignified housing for people experiencing homelessness. Additionally, the TSN supports a vibrant network of members to be leaders in housing and homelessness. The TSN advocates for resources that members need to deliver the highest quality services and enhances capacity of homelessness service providers in Toronto through knowledge sharing and learning, collaborative planning, research and advocacy.

Over the past two years, the TSN has expanded significantly. It is within this context the TSN welcomes applications and nominations for the appointment of its Executive Director.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will provide visionary, strategic and operational leadership for the TSN. The Executive Director will steer the organization to the next phase of its development through continued growth and evolution in a changing environment. As the organization evolves and grows, the Executive Director will continue to build a positive and healthy culture and high-performance environment. The Executive Director will work with the Board of Directors and staff to further develop the TSN’s structures and processes and maintain an efficient and effective organization capable of delivering the highest quality of service to the TSN membership. In partnership with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will initiate the development of vision-led, strategic and long-range plans. The Executive Director will develop the organization’s operational plan and financial plan, in accordance with strategic plan, and develop and monitor organizational policies enabling the consistent, fair, transparent running of the organization. Building on the current Strategic Plan and strong financial foundation, the Executive Director will ensure ongoing relevance and sustainability by delivering meaningful results and through revenue generation opportunities.

The Executive Director will ensure the TSN continues to lead with ideas and action, embrace and drive change, forge powerful coalitions and create pathways to better results. The Executive Director will provide thought leadership and engage members through a highly networked system, including its Sector Tables meetings, all member meetings, webinars and communications. The Executive Director will mobilize member networks and committees and advance the TSN’s vision by promoting policies, services and programs that help achieve an emergency homelessness system that is focused on housing outcomes which are evidence based, equity informed and client centered.

Candidates for this Executive Director role must have demonstrated professional experience related to advancing wellbeing for people and communities facing barriers. You have leadership experience in a not-for-profit organization, financial and operational skills, and an ability to cultivate and work effectively with a Board of Directors. A post-secondary degree in a related field is preferred. Candidates have capacity to lead during times of growth and change, ensuring effective governance and organizational structure and processes. You can navigate complex and shifting housing and homelessness systems, while overseeing the day-to-day operations of the organization through management of a committed and passionate staff team. You are a strategic, inclusive and inspirational leader, who actively engages staff, balances consensus-building with effective decision-making, and encourages accountability and ownership.

The ideal candidate has strong communication and public speaking skills, and the ability to influence, negotiate and persuade. You are an exceptional relationship builder and collaborate effectively with a variety of stakeholders. You can build relationships and partnerships to mobilize sector specific and cross sector planning, collaboration and collective action.

You have demonstrated knowledge of equity and the impacts of racism and discrimination on different marginalized communities, especially diverse, intersectional equity-deserving groups. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to equity, anti-racism and anti-oppression, and to the TSN’s belief that everyone in Toronto can and should live in a home that brings dignity.

The TSN is an equity employer and encourages applications from Indigenous peoples, individuals from racialized groups, people of all sexual orientations and genders and persons with disabilities.

To apply or explore this impactful opportunity with the TSN, please submit a resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca) and Noshina Choudhary (noshina@griffithgroup.ca).

Salary Range: $110,000 – $120,000 commensurate with experience.

In accordance with provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Griffith Group and TSN throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact sam@griffithgroup.ca.

Let’s Talk Science – Director, Leadership Giving

Let’s Talk Science is an award-winning, national charity focused on education and outreach to support youth development.  Committed to inspiring and empowering youth in Canada to develop the skills they need to participate and thrive in an ever-changing world, Let’s Talk Science offers programs, resources and services that motivate all ages to fulfill their potential by preparing them for future careers and roles as citizens. Through the creation and delivery of unique learning programs and services that engage children, youth and educators in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), staff and volunteers support learning and skill development.  Let’s Talk Science believes equity, diversity and inclusion strengthen the community and enhance excellence, innovation and creativity.  The organization is committed to employment equity, building a diverse workforce and accessibility for all employees and program participants. During its almost 30 years, Let’s Talk Science has excited, inspired and engaged more than 11.5 million children, youth, educators and volunteers in STEM.

It is within this dynamic context that Let’s Talk Science invites applications and nominations for the appointment of its inaugural Director, Leadership Giving.

Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, the Director, Leadership Giving (“Director”) will be focused on growing $1M+ donations by managing a portfolio of prospects in all aspects of the gift cycle including identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship activities to achieve annual team revenue targets. The Director will also contribute to the fund development forecasting and budget process, development of customized proposals, including budgets, with stewardship reports, donor and sponsor agreements, and donor correspondence and recognition. The Director will contribute to a collaborative and inclusive work culture, and build effective working relationships with internal staff, volunteers and external stakeholders. As an enthusiastic and well-informed spokesperson for Let’s Talk Science and its mission, the Director will collaborate with team members on events to raise awareness and support for the organization while ensuring donors are offered strategic opportunities for engagement in Let’s Talk Science activities.

As the ideal candidate, you are a professional fundraiser who brings a depth of understanding of strategy and tactics for both philanthropy and sponsorships. You have demonstrated success in securing six and seven figure gifts from individuals, corporate donors, sponsors, and family foundations. You are skilled at working with donors to create legacy commitments, and with matching their interests to an organization’s national and regional funding priorities. You possess sophisticated interpersonal skills, and excellent written and oral communications skills. Bilingualism in both of Canada’s official languages (English and French) is considered an asset. Candidates must have post-secondary education from a recognized university or college, or an equivalent combination of education and experience in fund development. As Let’s Talk Science’s inaugural Director, you must have an excellent moral compass, adhere to the highest ethical standards, demonstrate an empathetic disposition, reflect an optimistic and positive attitude, and be sensitive to the privacy needs of donors, teams and program participants.

To apply or explore this exceptional leadership opportunity with Let’s Talk Science, please submit a curriculum vitae along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and Denny Young (denny@griffithgroup.ca).

Location and Work Activity: Let’s Talk Science staff work remotely and in one of three offices, and as such, we welcome applications from candidates across Canada. The organization will provide support for the set-up and connectivity of your office. The position requires work outside of regular hours and a willingness to travel to meetings on occasion.

COVID Policy: Let’s Talk Science has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy in place.  Therefore, it is expected that the successful candidate will produce confirmation of vaccination or proof of a valid human rights exemption.

Equity Statement: Let’s Talk Science is committed to implementing the Calls to Action framed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. We acknowledge the shared lands we live and work on across Canada and that our national office is situated on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, Wyandot and Anishinaabe peoples.

Let’s Talk Science values the diverse and intersectional identities of its stakeholders and staff. Let’s Talk Science believes equity, diversity and inclusion strengthen the community and enhance excellence, innovation and creativity and is committed to accessibility for all employees. We are committed to employment equity and building a diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society that will enrich our work and learning environment. Let’s Talk Science seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion. As such, we encourage applications from candidates that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applications who identify as First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit/Inuk, Black, racialized, a person with a disability, women, and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. We are committed to providing accommodation to those with a disability or medical necessity. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify Jane Griffith at Griffith Group (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and we will work together on the accommodation request.

We thank everyone for their expression of interest and are truly appreciative of the time individuals put into applying. However, with the limitations on time only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

CIFAR – Executive Assistant, President’s Office

CIFAR is a global research organization that convenes extraordinary minds to address science and humanity’s most important questions. By supporting long-term interdisciplinary collaboration, CIFAR provides some of the world’s best researchers with an unparalleled environment of trust, transparency and knowledge sharing. CIFAR’s time-tested model inspires new directions of inquiry, accelerates discovery and yields breakthroughs across borders and academic disciplines. Through knowledge mobilization, CIFAR is a catalyst for change in industry, government and society. CIFAR’s community of fellows, advisors and global scholars includes 20 Nobel laureates and more than 400 researchers from 22 countries. In 2017, the Government of Canada appointed CIFAR to develop and lead the Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy (PCAIS), the world’s first AI Strategy.

It is within this context that CIFAR welcomes applications for the position of Executive Assistant, President’s Office (“Executive Assistant”) commencing September 1, 2022, or soon after. The position will be based out of CIFAR’s Toronto office.

Reporting to President & CEO, the Executive Assistant provides senior level support and assistance to the President & CEO on all matters related to the smooth and successful functioning of the President’s office. The Executive Assistant liaises with internal and external stakeholders for CIFAR and the President (ie., government and academic leaders; chairs and members of various boards and committees; high profile donors and funders; CIFAR researchers; international scientific leaders), and presents a professional, proficient and welcoming impression of the organization. This position requires a high level of discretion and confidentiality; a proactive and strategic approach to all aspects of the work; and the ability to manage multiple priorities with rapidly changing levels of urgency. The EA also manages the Presidents’ expenses and travel including coordinating with travel agents to make all travel arrangements.

The ideal candidate is an experienced and senior level professional/administrative assistant. You are adept at managing multiple priorities, often with conflicting priorities, on behalf of a President. You have an excellent customer service mindset, which you employ as you build trust and credibility in a collaborative and positive way across CIFAR, knowing that this role is often the first point of contact for the organization. You are an agile thinker who problem solves while using their discretion and high degree of confidentiality to carry out the role efficiently to allow for immediate solutions and prompt responses. Your tenure in similar roles has equipped you with excellent organizational skills, superior judgement, exceptional communications skills, a track record of success in advancing priority projects, and with complex risk and issues management. You are proficient with current technology, including the Google suite, Office 365, and social media platforms. The ideal candidate will ideally have had experience working with a diverse set of external stakeholders, including but not limited to academic and research institutions, government officials, donors, partners, and researchers. Candidate should hold relevant post-secondary education or a combination of education and experience. The ideal candidate will have high integrity and an unwavering commitment to and demonstrated ability to advocate for equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.

To apply or explore this key leadership position at CIFAR, please contact Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca), or visit https://griffithgroup.ca/XXXXX/. Consideration of candidates will begin immediately.

EQUITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION – CIFAR is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. We strive to bring together individuals from multiple backgrounds, perspectives with the goal of advancing excellence and increasing the impact of our organization. Ensuring that every person feels valued and welcome is vital to achieving our mission. We strongly encourage applications from members of equity-deserving groups, including, but not limited to, Indigenous people, Black people, racialized communities, people with disabilities, 2SLGBTQ+ people, women and people with marginalized gender identities. To learn more about our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion work, please click here.

ACCESSIBILITY FOR APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES – CIFAR’s recruitment process aims to reflect our commitment to accessibility. If you require accommodation, please email careers@cifar.ca and include the term ‘Accessibility’ in the Subject Line, or call 416-971-4251. Please provide your preferred name and contact method, and a detailed description of the nature of any accommodation that you may require. You will also be briefed on CIFAR’s policies regarding accommodation and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Le CIFAR est une organisation mondiale de recherche qui rassemble de brillants cerveaux pour trouver réponse aux plus grandes questions de la science et de l’humanité. En soutenant une collaboration interdisciplinaire à long terme, le CIFAR offre à certains des meilleurs chercheurs et chercheuses au monde un environnement sans pareil où règnent la confiance, la transparence et le partage de connaissances. Le modèle éprouvé du CIFAR inspire de nouvelles orientations de recherche, accélère les découvertes et engendre des percées par-delà les frontières et les disciplines universitaires. En mobilisant le savoir, le CIFAR se veut un catalyseur du changement au sein de l’industrie, des gouvernements et de la société. La communauté de boursier(-ère)s, de conseiller(-ère)s et de chercheur(-se)s mondiaux(-ales) du CIFAR comprend 20 lauréat(e)s du prix Nobel et plus de 400 chercheur(-euse)s provenant de 22 pays. En 2017, le gouvernement du Canada a chargé le CIFAR d’élaborer et de diriger la Stratégie pancanadienne en matière d’intelligence artificielle, la première stratégie sur l’IA au monde.

C’est dans ce contexte que le CIFAR accueille les candidatures pour le poste d’adjoint(e) de direction, Bureau du président (« adjoint(e) de direction ») en vue d’une entrée en fonction le 1er septembre 2022, ou peu après. Ce poste sera établi au bureau du CIFAR de Toronto.

Sous la direction du président et chef de la direction, l’adjoint(e) de direction fournit un soutien et une aide de haut niveau au président et chef de la direction pour toutes les questions liées au fonctionnement harmonieux et efficace du bureau du président. Cette personne assure la liaison avec les parties prenantes internes et externes du CIFAR et du président, c’est-à-dire les dirigeant(e)s des instances gouvernementales et universitaires, les président(e)s et les membres de divers conseils et comités, les importants donateurs et bailleurs de fonds, les chercheur(-euse)s du CIFAR et les chef(fe)s de file de la communauté scientifique internationale. Elle doit projeter une image professionnelle, compétente et accueillante. Ce poste exige un degré élevé de discrétion et de confidentialité, une approche proactive et stratégique vis-à-vis de tous les volets du travail, ainsi que la capacité de gérer plusieurs priorités dont le degré d’urgence évolue rapidement. Son ou sa titulaire gère également les dépenses et les déplacements du président, notamment en assurant la coordination avec les agences de voyage.

La personne candidate idéale est un ou une adjointe professionnelle ou administrative expérimentée de haut niveau. Elle est habile à gérer plusieurs priorités, souvent conflictuelles, pour le compte d’un président. Elle possède un excellent état d’esprit axé sur le service à la clientèle, qu’elle met à profit pour instaurer confiance et crédibilité de manière collaborative et positive au sein du CIFAR, sachant que ce poste est souvent le premier point de contact de l’organisation. C’est une penseuse agile qui sait résoudre les problèmes. Elle s’acquitte efficacement de son rôle en faisant preuve de discrétion et en respectant pleinement la confidentialité, ce qui lui permet de trouver des solutions immédiates et d’apporter des réponses rapides. Ayant occupé des fonctions semblables, elle a acquis d’excellentes capacités d’organisation, un jugement supérieur, des compétences exceptionnelles en matière de communication, un bilan positif en matière d’avancement de projets prioritaires et une expérience en gestion des risques et en gestion d’enjeux complexes. Elle maîtrise les technologies courantes, notamment la suite Google, Office 365 et les plateformes de médias sociaux. La personne candidate idéale devra posséder une expérience de travail avec un ensemble diversifié de parties prenantes externes, notamment des institutions universitaires et de recherche, des responsables gouvernementaux, des donateurs, des partenaires, ainsi que des chercheurs et chercheuses. La personne candidate doit être titulaire d’une formation postsecondaire pertinente ou d’une combinaison de formation et d’expérience. Elle fait preuve d’une grande intégrité, d’un engagement inébranlable et d’une capacité avérée à défendre l’équité, la diversité, l’inclusion et l’accessibilité.

Pour soumettre votre candidature ou pour en savoir plus sur ce poste clé de direction au CIFAR, communiquez avec Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) ou visitez le site Web https://griffithgroup.ca/XXXXX/. L’examen des candidatures commencera immédiatement.

ÉQUITÉ, DIVERSITÉ ET INCLUSION – Le CIFAR s’engage à respecter l’équité, la diversité et l’inclusion. Nous nous efforçons de rassembler des personnes issues d’horizons divers et aux perspectives variées dans le but de faire progresser l’excellence et d’accroître les retombées de notre travail. Pour réaliser notre mission, il est essentiel de veiller à ce que chaque personne se sente valorisée et accueillie. Nous encourageons vivement les candidatures de membres de groupes méritant l’équité, y compris, mais sans s’y limiter, les autochtones, les Noirs, les communautés racisées, les personnes handicapées, les personnes 2SLGBTQ+, les femmes et les personnes ayant une identité de genre marginalisée. Pour en savoir plus sur notre travail en matière d’équité, de diversité et d’inclusion, veuillez cliquer ici.

ACCESSIBILITÉ POUR LES PERSONNES CANDIDATES HANDICAPÉES – Le processus de recrutement du CIFAR vise à refléter notre engagement en matière d’accessibilité. Si vous avez besoin de mesures d’adaptation, veuillez écrire à l’adresse careers@cifar.ca en indiquant le terme « Accessibilité » dans la ligne d’objet, ou appelez le 416 971-4251. Veuillez indiquer le nom et le moyen de communication que vous préférez, ainsi qu’une description détaillée de la nature des mesures d’adaptation dont vous pourriez avoir besoin. Vous recevrez également des renseignements sur les politiques du CIFAR en matière de mesures d’adaptation et sur la Loi sur l’accessibilité pour les personnes handicapées de l’Ontario.

Toutes les personnes candidates qualifiées sont invitées à postuler ; toutefois, la priorité sera accordée aux personnes qui détiennent la citoyenneté canadienne ou la résidence permanente.

Griffith Group Executive Search – Research Lead

Founded by Jane Griffith, Griffith Group provides exceptional retained executive search services to its valued clients. Focused on senior level recruitment, our search team partners with not-for-profit, academic, and broader public organizations across Canada to support them with their executive search needs. Griffith Group is deeply rooted in the values of integrity, professionalism, and empowered innovation. We are committed to supporting, championing, and advancing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the workplace as we engage in identifying top-tier candidates for institutions across the country.

Griffith Group is growing and looking for a Research Lead to add to our team. Reporting to the Managing Partner and Founder, the Research Lead is responsible for managing and conducting candidate identification and industry research on behalf of the firm and is an integral part of delivering solutions to our clients. Working collaboratively with the firms Partners’, the Researcher is a key member of the team who helps set the search strategy, maps relevant markets, identifies target organizations most likely to yield qualified candidates, and understands job titles and reporting relationships to efficiently identify appropriate individuals to approach for the firm’s searches.

As the ideal candidate, you have excellent attention to detail, are able to use judgment and discretion in handling confidential information and can manage conflicting timelines and projects. You are a highly motivated individual with strong research and data management skills. You are analytical and comfortable managing data with a high degree of accuracy. As work volume will vary throughout the year, you must be self-motivated, proactive, and can manage continuously shifting priorities and assignment needs. As the ideal candidate, you are an expert communicator with strong EQ, a team player, and do not hesitate to take initiative. You are highly organized, methodical, and can think on your feet. Strong IT skills are required, and you are comfortable with MS Office Suite, and CRM and Project Management platforms. Candidates must hold an undergraduate degree from a recognized university, and a masters level degree would be considered a strong asset.

Griffith Group has a strong and engaged commitment to advancing Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility; candidates must have interest in contributing to this commitment.

Griffith Group prides itself on its excellence, its team, and a culture that is collaborative, inclusive, innovative, and fast paced. We embrace challenges, value kindness, and value kindness, work/life balance and the well being of our staff. Only candidates who will work towards the collective success of the firm, contribute to Griffith Group’s culture, and build collaborative and respectful relationships with colleagues will be selected for interviews.

To express interest in this opportunity please apply in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca).

Griffith Group welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including but not limited to people of any gender, age, or religion, members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, Indigenous persons, people of colour, and other underrepresented races and nationalities persons with disabilities , and anyone who may contribute to the further diversification of Griffith Group. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

In accordance with the provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Griffith Group throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact jane@griffithgroup.ca.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Queen’s University – Executive Director, Athletics & Recreation

Queen’s is located on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples.

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Gichii Ogiimaa Ikwe gichii-gakina’amaadii’igamig owedi ayaamagad Anishinaabeg idash Naadaweg gaa dan’akiyaad

Queen’s University is embarking on a search for its next Executive Director, Athletics & Recreation.

Queen’s Athletics & Recreation (A&R) offers students, staff, faculty and the Kingston community opportunities for physical activity, health and wellness at cutting edge facilities and in sector leading programs. Almost 80 per cent of Queen’s student population is active in high performance sports or recreational activities on its campus, which features the newly revitalized Richardson Stadium, three additional turf fields, running track, the state-of-the-art Athletics & Recreation Centre (ARC) (which includes a 2,700 seat main competition court, 5 gymnasia, studios, squash and racquet ball courts, a high performance training centre, etc.), Kingston’s largest fully accessible pool, and 24,500 square feet of cardio and strength facilities. More than 1,200 student-athletes proudly wear Tricolour representing Queen’s in varsity sports in Ontario University Athletics (OUA) and U Sports, and Gaels are perennial contenders for league and national championships. In addition, Queen’s offers a variety of programs in camps, aquatics, casual recreation, recreational clubs, fitness, active living, wellness programs and intramurals.

Reporting to the Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs (“VP/Dean”), the Executive Director, Athletics & Recreation (“ED”) works to advance the University’s mission and strategic goals fostering a culture of leadership, collaboration, support, innovation, inclusivity, and excellence, and supports outstanding A&R programs and services for students and the university community. Building on the University’s commitment to recreational programs, high performance sport, and striving for excellence in everything Queen’s does, the ED operates with a high level of autonomy and is responsible for guiding the successful delivery of the full suite of programs, services, and student supports under the umbrella of A&R and managing a large number of athletic facilities with complex business operations. This execution is achieved through leading a large team of more than 70 professionals in the development, management, and assessment of programs and services that comprise the portfolio. A&R’s strong program enhance and support the pride, spirit, and sense of community that is so much a part of Queen’s University.

The ED is a member of the Student Affairs Executive Leadership Team, which addresses division wide issues such as staffing, budget planning, and strategic direction. The leadership of the ED is critical to fostering and promoting a vision of athletics and sport at Queen’s that is anti-racist, accessible, inclusive, and contributes to the shared mission of supporting and engaging students in safe and meaningful ways. The ED plays an important role in the University’s efforts to enhance equity, diversity, inclusivity, and Indigenization and has a proven track record of an inclusive, anti-racist approach to all that they do.

As the ideal candidate, you put your people (students, student athletes, coaches, staff, volunteers, community members) first. You bring demonstrated experience working in athletics and recreation or a related field such student affairs, high performance sport, national sport organizations, or education, along with a balanced passion for wellness, fitness and competitive sport. Your career includes progressive management experience leading a large team of people carrying out a diverse range of activities, in a complex, high-performance, service-oriented environment. You have proven knowledge in financial management, fundraising, and human resources. Experience working closely with facility management. substantial knowledge of Canadian University sport, and experience with marketing, promotion and alumni relations are all considered assets. Candidates must hold an undergraduate degree from a recognized university, and a graduate degree is preferred.

About Queen’s University

One of Canada’s leading universities, Queen’s has a long-standing reputation for academic excellence, research, student experience, student leadership, and engaged alumni. Home to over 27,000 students, Queen’s boasts an undergraduate graduation rate of 93 per cent, diverse learning opportunities, a broad range of students’ services and supports, unmistakable school spirit, and a tight-knit global network of 159,000 alumni in 153 countries. Graduates from Queen’s University are part of an international community of lifelong learners and accomplished leaders. Queen’s University is highly ranked in Canada for student experience, taking an inclusive approach, and offering learning beyond the classroom; this experience includes a wealth of student clubs, as well as a robust international exchange program with more than 220 partners. Queen’s has also made a formal commitment to the health and wellness of students, staff and faculty by joining universities from around the world in adopting the “Okanagan Charter: An International Charter for Health Promoting Universities and Colleges”. Queen’s also became a signatory to the “Scarborough Charter On Anti-Black Racism and Black Inclusion” in Canadian Higher Education, committing Queen’s to implementation of the Charter’s various action items and to full accountability to a sector network of signatory institutions.

Queen’s research-intensive environment and interdisciplinary program offerings provide students with the comprehensive and nimble competencies and skills required in today’s competitive and evolving work environment with 91 per cent of Queen’s graduates employed within six months after graduation.

To apply or explore this leadership position at Queen’s University further, please contact Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca).

Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, racialized/visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority.

The university has policies in place to support employees with disabilities, including an Accommodation in the Workplace Policy and a policy on the provision of job accommodations that take into account an employee’s accessibility needs due to disability. The university will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. For more information, please contact Jane@griffithgroup.ca and hradmin@queensu.ca

The Queen’s University Policy Regarding Mandatory Vaccination Requirements for In-person University Activities requires ALL Community Members, including employees, to be Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to participating in any In-person University Activities. This is a condition of employment for all employees who are required to attend University Property to perform their employment responsibilities. Individuals who cannot be vaccinated due to substantiated grounds (medical and other protected grounds under the Ontario Human Rights Code) may ask the University to validate the exemption and request an accommodation for these rare circumstances. If approved, they will be subject to additional health and safety measures.

McMaster University – Dean, Faculty of Engineering

McMaster University (“McMaster”) – based in Hamilton, Ontario – invites applications and nominations for the appointment of its next Dean of Engineering (“Dean”). The appointment is for a five-year term, renewable once and will commence on or around July 1, 2022.

Ranked among the world’s top engineering schools, the Faculty of Engineering plays a significant role in McMaster’s reputation as one of Canada’s most innovative universities. McMaster is one of only four Canadian universities to be listed in the World’s Top 80 universities and consistently ranks among the country’s most research-intensive universities, ranking first for four consecutive years (2017–2020). These distinctions have earned McMaster an international reputation as a research powerhouse and helped to attract more than 34,000 undergraduate and 5,600 graduate students (2021/22) from around the globe. McMaster students benefit from the University’s interdisciplinary approach to research and the opportunity to work with and learn from diverse scholars – some 1,000 faculty members – and are supported by the 10,000 staff who call McMaster home.

One of Canada’s U15 institutions, McMaster is also the only Canadian member of the U21 international group of research-intensive universities. McMaster’s commitment to excellence in research is evidenced through its impressive research resources with a total research income of $353.5 million, with nearly one-third coming from the corporate sector – an indicator of the value McMaster’s partners place in its people and research. McMaster is committed to using its research to advance human and societal health and well-being, and the Faculty of Engineering plays a key role in advancing this commitment. McMaster is also one of 23 Canadian Institutions that have signed the Okanagan Charter, signifying a commitment to integrating wellness into all aspects of campus life.

Distinctly, McMaster is known for its innovative teaching and learning. The aspirations of a new Teaching and Learning Strategy, developed in 2021 is brightly reflected in the Faculty’s re-engineered educational approach. “The Pivot”, introduced in 2020, is the first program of its kind in Canada. It is intensely focused on how McMaster’s engineering students learn, emphasizing design thinking, an innovation mindset and entrepreneurship in an integrated learning experience. Students learn in the context of grand challenges and are encouraged to view and find solutions to complex problems with a multidisciplinary lens. The Faculty’s 7,500 undergraduate and 1,250 graduate students will be uniquely able to enter the workforce thanks to the Pivot and other innovative and student-centred approaches.

This is an exceptional opportunity for a visionary academic leader who will continue to advance the Faculty, consistent with its commitment to excellence and innovation in education, research, and community engagement. The Dean is an important member of the senior leadership team of the University and reports to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic). The Dean is the academic and administrative leader of the Faculty and will be responsible for advancing the national and international reach and stature of the Faculty through faculty recruitment, program development, promotion of high-impact research, and community and alumni engagement. The Faculty values its connection with the Engineering profession, and the Dean is responsible for leading the accreditation of the 19 engineering programs in the Faculty.

The successful candidate must be an accomplished scholar, possessing a strong record of academic and research achievements. Candidates must hold a PhD, be appointable at the rank of full professor, and must either hold a P.Eng. in Ontario or be able to obtain such licensure. The successful candidate must also have academic leadership experience. The leadership style and attributes which will benefit the successful candidate include being an effective collaborator and communicator, an advocate of equity, diversity inclusion, accessibility and indigeneity, an engaging problem solver and empowering team-builder.

The ideal candidate will have experience and interest in transforming the student experience, advancing inclusive excellence, engaging in advancement and development, creating a culture of collaboration, and innovation, and fostering risk-taking and big ideas. They will demonstrate a deep commitment to teaching and learning, research excellence, student success, community engagement and educating a new generation of global citizens ready to tackle the world’s grand challenges.

McMaster has been selected as a Hamilton-Niagara Top Employer for the past five years in a row and has also been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers 2019. The diversity of the McMaster workforce is at the core of its innovation and creativity and strengthens its research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share McMasters’ commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, accessibility and indigenization. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, McMaster particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of racialized communities, and LGBTQ+ persons.

All applicants are asked to complete a confidential Diversity Survey as part of the application submission process. The Survey questions are voluntary, and the entire survey will take approximately two minutes to complete. All information collected is confidential and will be used to support efforts to broaden the diversity of the applicant pool and to promote a fair, equitable and inclusive talent acquisition process. The survey link will be provided at the time of application. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

To apply or explore this Decanal opportunity with McMaster University, please submit a curriculum vitae along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca).

In accordance with the provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Griffith Group and McMaster University throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact jane@griffithgroup.ca and/or sam@griffithgroup.ca.

McMaster University recognizes and acknowledges that it is located on the traditional territories of the Mississauga and Haudenosaunee nations, and within the lands protected by the Dish With One Spoon wampum agreement.

Brock University – Associate Vice-President, Students

Brock University is located on the Traditional Territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples. This Territory is covered by the One Dish One Spoon Wampum Agreement and the Upper Canada Treaties. We express our gratitude and respect for the honour of living and working with Indigenous people. In all that we do, Brock University strives to honour and support the Indigenous peoples on whose Traditional Territory Brock University is located. Our commitment to Reconciliation and Decolonization are one of four strategic priorities of Brock’s 2018-2025 Strategic Plan. At Brock, “we believe that a diverse and welcoming learning community is built upon the foundation of exceptional students, faculty, staff and alumni.” This requires that Brock be attractive and welcoming to people of all identities and accepting of the unique histories and experiences of Indigenous people within the Canadian state.

In keeping with the priorities of Brock’s Strategic Plan, and with the intent to increase the representation of underrepresented groups in leadership positions at Brock, this search for an AVP, Students strongly encourages applications of candidates who self-identify in one or more of the following groups: Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply.

Located in historic Niagara region, Brock offers all the benefits of a young and modern university in a safe, community-minded city, with beautiful natural surroundings. With 19,000 students, 5,000 faculty and staff, an operating budget of around $360 million, and with more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in seven diverse Faculties, Brock excels at providing exceptional experiential learning opportunities and highly rated student and campus life experiences. Brock is a comprehensive university known for its excellence in teaching and learning and the student experience, as well as strong university-community engagement. Brock is home to a community of highly regarded researchers who are improving society by undertaking impactful and significant research. In 2021, for the fourth-straight year, Brock earned the No. 1 ranking among all comprehensive universities in Canada for mental health supports in the 2022 Maclean’s University Rankings. Brock continues to be a leader in student services, ranking first in Ontario and third for comprehensive universities in Canada for student satisfaction thanks to its top national ranking for mental health supports, second ranking for academic advising, extracurricular activities and administrative staff, and third for residence living and student life staff.

Brock has been on a strong growth and development trajectory in recent years. It is within this context that Brock welcomes nominations and applications for the position of Associate Vice-President, Students (“AVP”).
The AVP will contribute to this vibrant university as part of a dynamic and high-caliber team. Reporting to the Provost & Vice-President, Academic, the AVP is the senior administrative team member accountable for the strategic vision, leadership, and support to the University in all aspects of student services and student experience. The AVP’s portfolio includes the following dimensions of the student experience: Brock Sports and Recreation, including varsity, intramural and community-facing components; Student Services, including Student Wellness and Accessibility Services, A to Z Learning, Student Health Services; Student Life and Success, including student orientation activities; and Student conduct, including oversight for the University’s Student Code of Conduct. Brock’s undergraduate and graduate student body is diverse, dynamic and includes individuals with a range of backgrounds and experiences which include International students, Indigenous students, and a significant number of first-generation students. The AVP leads teams of student service professionals whose work is critical to the student experience and academic success of all Brock students. The AVP is responsible for creative and inclusive strategy to ensure that the service level Brock students receive remains unparalleled and that Brock remains a leader among peer institutions. The AVP will act as the primary liaison with Brock University Students’ Association and the Graduate Students’ Association. The incumbent will represent administration on a number of Senate committees and other committees as appointed by the Provost, and the AVP will sit at the University’s senior administrative and academic tables, including the Senior Administrative Council (SAC) and the Strategic Academic Leadership Team (SALT).

The ideal candidate has a demonstrated record of leadership and accomplishment in the student services space gained from a post-secondary context. You have experience effectively managing a large staff team of over 100 FTEs, and a complex budget of $16.2M, which includes being accountable for budgetary decisions and personnel decisions. You have a proven track record of developing, delivering and building on high-quality programming that supports students in reaching their academic and life goals. You can conceptualize and lead policy and program development projects to fruition, and you have experience in leading broad and complex change initiatives. You have demonstrated partnership, collaboration and relationship-building skills, and the ability to represent the University to internal and external stakeholders. Candidates must hold a graduate level degree. A strong and authentic appreciation for collegiality and collaboration and a demonstrated commitment to fostering a culture of inclusivity, accessibility, reconciliation and decolonization is required. The successful candidate will bring a strong strategic and creative vision for Brock’s future, coupled with the ability to leverage opportunities, identify and address challenges to support the mission of the University.
To apply or explore the Associate Vice-President, Students opportunity with Brock University, please contact Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca).

Please note that Brock University currently requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if they are working on campus and/or in-person with other employees, students or members of the public. As a condition of being hired, employees in these types of roles will be required to provide proof of full vaccination, or provide proof of a bona fide medical or Human Rights Code exemption.
Brock University is committed to a positive, supportive and inclusive environment. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including, but not limited to women, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

In accordance with the provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Griffith Group and Brock University throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact jane@griffithgroup.ca and/or sam@griffithgroup.ca.

Griffith Group Executive Search – Proposal Writer

Founded by Jane Griffith, Griffith Group provides exceptional retained executive search services to its valued clients. Focused on senior level recruitment, our search team partners with not-for-profit, academic, and broader public organizations across Canada to support them with their executive search needs. Griffith Group is deeply rooted in the values of integrity, professionalism, and empowered innovation. We are committed to supporting, championing, and advancing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the workplace as we engage in identifying top-tier candidates for institutions across the country.

Griffith Group is growing and looking for a Proposal Writer to add to our team. Reporting to Jane Griffith, the Proposal Writer is responsible for managing all aspects of our proposal process including drafting, editing, proofreading, and submission of all Griffith Group proposals. As a busy firm, there are multiple proposals in process at any given time, and the writer will need to be able to prioritize work and managing competing timelines in a professional manner.

As the ideal candidate, you are an exceptional writer with experience in a fast-paced environment. You have strong critical thinking skills and the ability to help set strategic direction for proposal responses, including the ability to identify value propositions and differentiators. You are a self-starter who is highly motivated and thrives as a team member who contributes to the firm’s overall success. Successful candidates must have high level of proficiency in Microsoft Word, SharePoint, and Adobe Acrobat, and experience with the Adobe Creative Suite is considered a strong asset. You are creative, have exceptional organizational skills, and a keen eye for detail. You work collegially and can manage multiple work assignments.

Candidates must have a minimum two years of proposal writing experience. Experience with grant writing is considered an asset, as is the ability to communicate in both of Canada’s official languages. Candidates must also hold a university degree from a recognized University, and be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

Griffith Group prides itself on its excellence and a culture that is team focused, inclusive, innovative, and fast paced. There is a strong and engaged commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility across the firm; candidates must have interest in contributing to and continuing this commitment. Only candidates who will work towards the collective success of the firm, contribute to Griffith Group’s culture, and build collaborative and respectful relationships with colleagues will be selected for interviews.

To express interest in this opportunity please apply in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca).

Griffith Group welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including, but not limited to women, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

In accordance with the provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Griffith Group throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact jane@griffithgroup.ca and/or sam@griffithgroup.ca.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

CIFAR – Director of Development

CIFAR is a global research organization that convenes extraordinary minds to address the most important questions facing science and humanity. By building long-term, interdisciplinary, global communities of collaboration, CIFAR provides the world’s top researchers with an unparalleled environment of trust, transparency and knowledge sharing. CIFAR’s time-tested model inspires new directions of inquiry, creating a culture of risk-taking, accelerating discovery, and yielding breakthroughs across borders and academic disciplines. Through knowledge mobilization, CIFAR is a catalyst for change in industry, government and society. In 2017, the Government of Canada appointed CIFAR to develop and lead the Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategy, the world’s first national AI strategy. Its community of researchers includes more than 400 researchers from 142 institutions in 18 countries. It’s fellows, chairs, scholars, and advisors are among the most highly-cited researchers in the world. Twenty Nobel Prizes have been awarded to CIFAR-affiliated researchers. CIFAR is supported by the governments of Canada, Alberta and Quebec, as well as foundations, individuals, corporations and Canadian and international partner organizations.

It is within this context that CIFAR welcomes nominations and applications for the position of Director of Development.

Reporting to the Vice President, Advancement, the Director, Development will manage a portfolio of donors and prospects and meet financial and relationship objectives in support of departmental and organizational goals. The Director will also support the Vice President, Advancement in advancing a portfolio of major and principal gift prospects. The Director will continue to develop CIFAR’s planned giving program and will oversee team members responsible for the development and implementation of corporate, foundation, annual and major gift plans that include individual, foundation, corporate, sponsorship, and partnership campaigns. As a key member of the Advancement team, the Director will uphold best practices in managing donor information, contribute to building a culture of philanthropy, and assist and lead on various fundraising projects as they arise.

As the ideal candidate you are an experienced Major Gift fundraiser with a track record of success in identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding individuals, foundations and corporations in the six- and seven-figure range. You take the initiative in reaching out to build relationships with donors and volunteers. Finding and articulating the right opportunity for each donor ignites your passion for fundraising work. You are equally comfortable discussing endowment and planned giving, and possess a solid working knowledge of these giving vehicles, including charitable bequests, beneficiary designations, gifts involving retirement plan assets and life insurance policies, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, and other outright and deferred planned gifts. As an exceptional communicator, you are skilled at creating compelling communications that build relationships and generate revenue. You are a collaborative team player with excellent interpersonal skills, integrity, and diplomacy focused on contributing to departmental and organizational objectives.

To apply or explore this impactful position at CIFAR, please contact Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca), or visit https://… .

CIFAR is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. CIFAR recognizes that bringing together individuals from multiple backgrounds, perspectives and experiences is integral to advancing excellence and increasing the impact of our organization. Our leadership, staff and volunteers strive to create an equitable, diverse and inclusive workplace and, in turn, an environment that will give our diverse global community of fellows, scholars and advisors the support to successfully address the most important questions facing science and humanity. Ensuring that every person feels valued and welcome, regardless of age, education, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, parental status/responsibility, immigration status, Indigenous status, religion, disability, language, race, place of origin, ethnicity, culture, socio-economic status, and other attributes is vital to achieving our mission. We strongly encourage applications from members of our society who face systemic barriers and biases, including, but not limited to, women, Indigenous persons, members of visible minority/racialized communities, 2SLGBTQ+ persons, members of marginalized gender identity communities, and persons with disabilities. Applicants may confidentially self-identify at the time of application.

All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

In accordance with the provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Griffith Group and CIFAR throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact jane@griffithgroup.ca and/or sam@griffithgroup.ca.

CIFAR
Direction du développement

Le CIFAR est une organisation de recherche mondiale qui rassemble de brillants cerveaux pour trouver réponse aux plus grandes questions auxquelles la science et l’humanité sont confrontées. En soutenant la collaboration interdisciplinaire de longue durée, le CIFAR fournit aux plus éminents scientifiques du monde un environnement incomparable centré sur la confiance, la transparence et le partage des connaissances. Le modèle éprouvé du CIFAR inspire de nouvelles orientations de recherche, crée une culture de prise de risque, accélère la découverte et permet des percées au-delà des frontières et des disciplines universitaires. Grâce à la mobilisation du savoir, le CIFAR est un catalyseur du changement au sein de l’industrie, du gouvernement et de la société. En 2017, le gouvernement du Canada a confié au CIFAR le mandat d’élaborer et de diriger la Stratégie pancanadienne en matière d’intelligence artificielle (SPCIA), une première mondiale. La communauté de recherche du CIFAR regroupe plus de 400 membres de 142 établissements dans 18 pays. Ses membres, spécialistes-conseils et membres du programme des chercheurs mondiaux font partie des auteurs les plus souvent cités au monde. Vingt d’entre eux ont obtenu un prix Nobel. Le CIFAR reçoit le soutien des gouvernements du Canada, de l’Alberta et du Québec, ainsi que de fondations, de donateurs individuels, d’entreprises et d’organisations partenaires canadiennes et internationales.
C’est dans ce contexte que le CIFAR accueillera des mises en candidatures et des demandes d’emploi à la direction du développement.
Relevant de la vice-présidence à l’avancement, la personne qui occupera la direction du développement devra gérer un portefeuille de donateurs actuels ou éventuels et atteindre les objectifs en matière de finances et de relations en appui aux buts du service et de l’organisation. Cette personne aidera aussi la vice-présidence à l’avancement à faire progresser un portefeuille de grands donateurs éventuels. Elle continuera d’assurer la croissance du programme de dons planifiés du CIFAR et supervisera les membres de l’équipe responsables de l’élaboration et de la mise en œuvre des plans de dons annuels, majeurs, d’entreprises et de fondations, y compris des campagnes dirigées vers les donateurs individuels, les fondations, les entreprises, les commanditaires et les partenaires. Membre clé de l’équipe d’avancement, cette personne verra au respect des pratiques exemplaires en matière de gestion des renseignements sur les donateurs, contribuera à l’établissement d’une culture de philanthropie et aidera ou dirigera divers projets de collecte de fonds, au fil du temps.
La personne idéale possède une expérience en collecte de dons majeurs et a réussi à repérer et à solliciter des personnes, des fondations et des entreprises prêtes à faire des dons de l’ordre de centaines de milliers ou de millions de dollars. Elle prend l’initiative de tisser et de cultiver des liens avec les donateurs et les bénévoles. Elle a à cœur la collecte de fonds parce qu’elle aime explorer et préciser les circonstances optimales pour chaque don. De plus, elle est à l’aise pour discuter de dons de dotation et de dons planifiés et elle possède une solide connaissance pratique de ces outils de don, y compris les legs de bienfaisance, les désignations de bénéficiaires, les dons d’actifs de régime de retraite et de polices d’assurance, les rentes et fiducies résiduaires de bienfaisance et autres dons planifiés, immédiats ou différés. Ses qualités exceptionnelles en communication lui permettent de créer des messages convaincants, d’étoffer des relations et de générer des revenus. Dotée d’un esprit d’équipe hors pair, cette personne se distingue par ses excellentes compétences interpersonnelles, son intégrité et sa diplomatie axées sur la contribution aux objectifs du service et de l’organisation.
Pour poser votre candidature ou mieux connaître ce poste important au sein du CIFAR, veuillez communiquer avec Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) et Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca), ou vous rendre à https://… .
Le CIFAR accorde une grande importance à l’équité, à la diversité et à l’inclusion. Nous savons que la réunion de personnes venant de multiples horizons et ayant divers points de vue et des expériences différentes est essentielle si nous voulons augmenter l’impact de notre organisation et stimuler l’excellence. Les membres de la direction, le personnel et les bénévoles s’efforcent de créer un milieu de travail équitable, diversifié et inclusif, ce qui offrira en retour à notre communauté mondiale diversifiée de membres, de scientifiques et de spécialistes-conseils le soutien nécessaire pour s’attaquer avec succès aux questions les plus importantes pour la science et l’humanité. Pour assurer l’accomplissement de notre mission, il est essentiel que chaque personne se sente valorisée et accueillie, peu importe son âge, son niveau de scolarisation, son orientation sexuelle, son expression et son identité de genre, son statut de parent ou ses responsabilités parentales, son statut d’immigrant ou d’Autochtone, sa religion, son handicap, sa langue, sa race, son lieu d’origine, son ethnicité, sa culture, son statut socio-économique ou d’autres caractéristiques. Nous encourageons vivement les membres de la société qui sont confrontés à des obstacles et à des préjugés systémiques à présenter leur candidature, y compris, mais sans s’y limiter, les femmes, les Autochtones, les membres de minorités visibles ou racisées, les personnes 2SLGBTQ+, les membres de communautés marginalisées en raison de leur identité de genre et les personnes handicapées. Ces personnes peuvent s’identifier de manière confidentielle au moment du dépôt de leur candidature.
Toute personne qualifiée est invitée à poser sa candidature; la priorité sera toutefois accordée à celles qui ont la citoyenneté canadienne ou le statut de résident permanent.
Conformément aux lois provinciales, Griffith Group et le CIFAR offriront des mesures d’accommodement tout au long du processus de recrutement, de sélection et d’évaluation aux personnes handicapées qui en feront la demande. Si vous avez besoin de telles mesures d’accommodement pendant la démarche d’embauche, veuillez contacter jane@griffithgroup.ca ou sam@griffithgroup.ca.

Volunteer Ottawa – Executive Director

Volunteer Ottawa (“VO”) builds community by strengthening the not-for-profit sector through a focus on building expertise, fostering collaboration and promoting volunteerism. VO was established over 60 years ago as a community builder committed to supporting not-for-profit organizations in Ottawa and surrounding regions. As a not-for-profit organization itself, VO understands the needs of its member organizations and continually strives to increase the awareness of the power of volunteerism within the Ottawa community.

In Ottawa, more and more people of all age groups and demographics want to give back to their community, and VO is where they go to find a comprehensive list of opportunities that meet their interests. VO links people with community organizations. VO supports persons with disabilities, new Canadians, corporations and professionals connected to voluntary organizations in and around the city.

VO enables organizations to effectively and efficiently recruit the volunteers required to deliver their programs and services. Its interactive website has thousands of volunteer opportunities from organizations who need volunteer energy to deliver their critical community services. VO also works directly with organizations to support knowledge development and resource distribution on topics integral to the effective and efficient use of volunteer capacity.

It is within this context that Volunteer Ottawa invites applications and nominations for its Executive Director (“ED”).

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ED is responsible for the management and administration of all aspects of the organization and that programs and services reflect VO’s mission, values and strategic priorities. The ED provides advice and functional guidance to the Board of Directors in regards to strategic long-term planning. The ED also provides leadership in the development, implementation and achievement of fundraising goals and objectives. The ED promotes VO activities to both member organizations and those in the voluntary, public and private sectors. Critical to the success of the new ED will be ensuring the needs of VO’s nearly 300 member organizations, while ensuring the continued relevancy of VO’s services and strategic priorities for both the short and long term.

This appointment calls for a results-oriented, collaborative leader with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. As the ideal candidate, you bring knowledge of, and experience in, the voluntary sector. You have managed staff and understand the dynamics of working with, and in support of, boards and committees. You have the capacity to provide effective administrative leadership, including human and financial resources, and are comfortable representing VO on a regional, provincial and national basis. The ED must have the ability to cultivate and maintain excellent working relationships with VO’s current and future funders, and experience with revenue generation activities would be considered a strong asset. The ability to communicate in both English and French is considered an asset.

Salary Range: $70,000 – 85,000 commensurate with experience plus a comprehensive benefits package and RRSP contributions.

To apply or explore this impactful leadership opportunity with Volunteer Ottawa, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca).

Volunteer Ottawa encourages applications from individuals who self-identify as belonging to equity-deserving groups such as (but not limited to): racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2S+ persons.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

In accordance with the provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Griffith Group and Volunteer Ottawa throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact jane@griffithgroup.ca and/or sam@griffithgroup.ca.

We thank all those who express interest in this opportunity, however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.