EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Do you feel that you could benefit from a working environment with carefully selected, highly capable, engaged team members and fellow Executive Directors? 

The position of Executive Director will be responsible for working with other members of our Association Management Team in managing all aspects of one of our National Association clients’ operations and potentially additional comparative roles with other clients.  This includes setting and providing strategic guidance for board initiatives, operational excellence, building sustainable revenue streams for the association, developing marketing strategies, being on top of industry trends, and adopting future-focused thinking to ensure the ongoing health of the organization, all while being knowledgeable and active on day-to-day projects and initiatives, working with the team.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides leadership in the development of the assigned association’s statement of vision, mission, and goals, and the corresponding strategies, plans, and budgets to achieve them;

  • Ensures the development of priority plans, performance measurements, management controls, and critical success factors;

  • Develops and provides appropriate policy recommendations for consideration by the Board;

  • Presents an Executive Director's report to all board meetings;

  • Management of the internal staff team to ensure deliverables and goals are being met

  • Develops and maintains an effective staff organization which provides appropriate policy and program recommendations for consideration by the Board and its committees, and which delivers services, programs and information beneficial to the members;

  • Identifies, documents, and articulates the needs of members to committees, and other forums which exist to serve member needs;

  • Promote collaboration with and among the association’s local societies to address the needs of members and the mission and goals of the association;

  • Acts as secondary spokesperson for the association if President is unavailable;

  • Serves as secondary ambassador for the association to relevant organizations in Canada and internationally

  • Manages association team requirements as well as business priorities and objectives within the context of the strategic plan;

  • Maintain the necessary contacts to keep abreast of emerging issues of significance to the association

  • Issues management

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Proven track record in developing successful campaigns to increase membership recruitment, retention and non-dues revenues;

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in a related senior leadership capacity;

  • CAE designation

  • Undergraduate degree in related discipline, or equivalent;

  • Proven abilities related to strategic and operational planning, implementation and evaluation of priorities, including: significant achievements, tangible results and risk management;

  • Accomplishments in member services notably events and trade shows; publications; education; marketing and public relations; web-based marketing and service delivery; advocacy and government relations;

  • Budget management; time management and project management expertise;

  • Demonstrates knowledge and commitment to sponsorship, communications and marketing;

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, with a demonstrated collaborative approach;

  • Ability to travel

  • Bilingual in French and English is an asset