Executive Director

CFSC-OPEC is seeking an Executive Director (ED) that will provide direction for and coordinate CFSC-OPEC’s work and strategies on digital equity in Canada. This is an exciting time to join CFSC-OPEC as we focus on the expansion and delivery of current Government of Canada programs. The ED is responsible for the effective leadership, strategic oversight, partnership development and overall management of the organization, including financial sustainability, and operational excellence of the organization.  The ED implements the policies, programs and strategies adopted by the Board of Directors and works closely with CFSC-OPEC staff in strengthening relationships between CFSC-OPEC and its partners and stakeholders in Canada.

Start date: 15 November 2022

Deadline for applications: 14 October 2022

Please send your resume, a cover letter and salary expectations to the HR Committee ℅ HR@ReuseTechBC.ca.

* Hybrid work & Location: The Board recommends that the applicant be based in an urban centre in either Toronto, Ottawa or Montreal and has flexible working options.

Remuneration and duration of contract: This is a 1.0 full-time equivalent (FTE) position on a permanent contract. Contract remuneration is dependent on performance and the availability of funding. (There will be a six-month probation period).

Who we are looking for:

  • You believe in CFSC-OPEC’s vision and mission and want to make a positive contribution towards digital equity in Canada.
  • You have experience in developing strategic and operational plans to guide the organization’s activities and outcomes.
  • You have experience in partnership development to further the goals of the organization as well as incubating new initiatives with partners and stakeholders for the national overall strategy.
  • You have experience in digital equity work related to connectivity, digital skills / literacy and digital equipment in Canada or have worked for organizations or networks with similar goals.
  • You are an experienced networker who is equally comfortable networking and partnership development in an online environment and in-person.
  • You are experienced and competent in compiling and writing government submissions and reports and responding to daily communications.
  • You are flexible, can work to deadlines, have tons of initiative and like solving problems.
  • You are ready to and enjoy traveling to meetings and events.
  • You possess excellent English and French written and oral communications skills.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading and directing the implementation of CFSC-OPEC’s work in Canada, including making visible and strengthening Government of Canada’s digital equity and economic development programs.
  • Leading CFSC-OPEC’s development and implementation of its strategic vision and organizational leadership, including engaging with Board members and deepening CFSC-OPEC’s relationships with key stakeholders in existing networks, affiliates and other actors in Canada.
  • Developing and implementing a CFSC-OPEC’s strategic plan working closely with the CFSC-OPEC’s Board of Directors and staff.
  • Supporting the implementation of digital equity-focused activities and projects, including the CFi, CFS+ and YESS programs
  • Developing and implementing CFSC-OPEC policies and procedures that are clear and simple in their format and accessible to all staff, and in line with best practice, operational necessity, and legal and statutory requirements.
  • Ensuring CFSC-OPEC financial systems and practice meet statutory requirements related to CFSC-OPEC’s legal and tax status, as outlined in CFSC-OPEC’s bylaws. Annual budgets and audits are prepared for the financial committee and ready for presentation at the annual general meeting and/or Board meetings.

 

The ideal candidate has:

  • An understanding of digital equity work related to connectivity, digital skills / literacy and digital equipment in Canada.
  • Experience in working with national government, delivering elements of Government of Canada’s programs and understanding of policy-making dynamics, spaces and processes and policy advocacy strategies and tools.
  • Interest in and commitment to collaborating with CFSC-OPEC partners, stakeholders and affiliates and to network building in the region.
  • Experience working in an online virtual/remote environment.

CFSC-OPEC is committed to providing equal employment opportunities. CFSC-OPEC values people from diverse backgrounds and is working to create an open atmosphere of integrity, trust, honesty and respect.