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Post Date
Jun. 21, 2021

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Job Title
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Permanent Full-Time

Port Colborne

Position Description
Seeking a mission-driven and experienced not-for-profit business leader skilled in successfully executing strategic plans and empowering high performing staff.  Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will have overall management responsibility for growing an impactful organization with an almost 10 million annual budget, and approximately 170 overall employees. This position requires a dynamic, mission-driven business leader who is passionate about leading hands-on operations, fostering growth, as well as developing and managing  programs.

The ideal candidate for this role embraces strong leadership as well as a thoughtful approach to day-to-day operational management, strategic planning, and organizational leadership. Qualified candidate should bring:
  • At least seven years of prior executive experience as a successful leader of a related not for profit organization
  • University degree in business or related discipline
  • Some experience in property management a definite asset
  • A proven track record of growing organizational capacity and programmatic impact
  • Knowledge of how to foster an environment of accountability, healthy work relationships and partnerships, and inclusivity among organizational staff in order to maintain a positive and collaborative work environment
  • Outstanding communication skills and ability to work well with media, staff, and the community

Oversee the day-to-day operations of the organization and ensure its overall successful long-term operations
  • Assure that the organization makes consistent and timely progress in achieving its mission and target programmatic impact
  • Establish relationships and develop joint programs with like minded community partners
  • Provide leadership in developing program, organizational, and financial plans and execute on the policies authorized by the Board
  • Plan, actively manage, and oversee the organization’s operations, programs, fundraising, and operations while ensuring the organization’s financial sustainability
  • Oversee and report on the organization’s results for Board of Directors
  • Drive development and fundraising in collaboration with the team, leveraging the Board as needed
  • Lead, manage, and guide the organization to attain continued growth, success, and optimal mission impact for  programs and services
  • Actively engage in complex fiscal management through hands on budgetary development and oversight; routinely report performance and financial activities to the Board
  • Provide thoughtful executive leadership that is inclusive, transparent, and empowering in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Trustees
  • Foster a collaborative working environment, encourage professional development, and champion accountability amongst staff
  • Attend all Board meetings and provide reports and updates on staff as well as all current work, project timelines, and project and organizational progress
  • Establish goals, objectives, and operational plans in collaboration with the Board of Directors, staff, and other leaders
  • Communicate effectively with the Board by providing members with all information necessary to continually function properly and make informed decisions in a timely and accurate manner
  • Effectively represent the organization and promote a positive organizational image to ensure adequate community representation
  • Organize, motivate, and mentor internal team leaders to strategically grow the organization’s impact, programs, and fundraising, and to effectively fulfill its important mission
  • Apply innovative thinking and performance measurements to analyze and support strategic decision-making
  • Continually foster a culture that encourages collaboration between departments and recognizes positive contributions
  • Contribute to the strategic plan and drive its implementation
  • Manage and motivate staff, overseeing processes such as hiring, separation, ongoing staff development, performance management, and compensation and benefits
  • Inspire a business-oriented, professional, results-driven environment across the organization

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