The Canadian AIDS Society (CAS) is looking for its new Executive Director, CAS is a coalition made up of member organizations from across Canada that celebrates the voices of people living with HIV to guide its work. CAS is seeking an Executive Director to continue its evolution and growth and to expand and maintain its role as a national leader in HIV.
The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Directors. The Executive Director is responsible for strategic and organizational management, policy development, implementation, and advocacy. The Executive Director presents and promotes the Society as a national voice for HIV and other STBBIs in Canada.
The Society is seeking a dynamic leader, who has extensive knowledge of HIV, a demonstrated ability in community development and possesses excellent financial, organizational and interpersonal skills. Strong use of both English and French in oral and written communication is critical. The applicant has proven experience with resource development, grant proposal writing and funding application submissions. This person has skills in program development and long-term planning. Knowledge of government and its processes and familiarity with media are assets. The ideal candidate possesses a post-secondary degree in health or the social sciences and has at least five years of senior management experience in the not-for-profit sector. An equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered.
The basic salary range for this position is competitive and comes with an attractive benefits package.
Applications, including a resume and a letter indicating suitability for the position, must be submitted, in all confidence, no later than September 16th, 2022.
Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
CAS is an equal opportunity employer and people living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply
- Position Summary
Under the authority of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director manages the overall operation of the Society, provides guidance and support to the Board and leadership to the staff, ensures that all programs and services reflect the Society’s strategic directions, directs and oversees budget preparation and expenditures, liaises with member groups and external stakeholders, and communicates and promotes the Society’s mission and values.
- Post-secondary degree in health or social sciences
- Five years of management experience in the not-for-profit sector
- Experience working in HIV/AIDS
Ensures that appropriate systems and structures are in place for the effective management and control of the Society and its resources including the employment, development, control, direction, and discharge of all employees of the Society.
Reports to the Chair of the Board of Directors and is responsible to the Board as a whole.
- Core Competencies and Key Responsibilities
To define a vision and guide individuals and groups towards the vision, while maintaining group cohesiveness, motivation, commitment, and effectiveness.
Effectively communicating such that the verbal and written messages are understood; understand the essence and subtle meanings of what is said or not said.
Continually learning and promoting the value of learning for self and others.
Consumer/Community Responsiveness and Public Relations:
Responds to the consumer/community needs; actively promote positive relations with the community and consumer groups.
Political Awareness and Government Relations
Sensitive and aware of political issues and government relations and their impact, furthering the mission of the Society through active involvement.
Identifies and analyzes situations and problems and ensures that viable solutions are found; approaches tasks and issues in a holistic manner that considers systems and strategies.
Establishes courses of action for self and others that achieve a learning culture which reflects the values of the Society.
Manages human, capital, financial and information resources so that the organizational objectives are achieved.
- Develops, recommends, and fosters the values, culture and philosophy of the Society.
- Ensures structures and systems for the development, review and recommendations of new programs, program expansion or changes.
- Ensures effective human resource planning and identifies resource implications.
- Establishes organizational structures that ensure accountability of all programs, staff, and volunteers in fulfilling the mission, objectives and strategic plan of the Society.
- Oversees development of the annual work plan including the annual budget and operational goals and objectives.
- Responsible for the payment of all salaries and amounts due from and owing by the Society which falls within the purview and scope of the approved annual budget or otherwise, as may be established from time to time, by resolution of the Board.
- Responsible for resource development, which includes the submission of grant proposals or applications.
- Provides leadership in support of the Board’s responsibility in developing and reviewing the mission, vision and strategic plan of the Society.
- Is an ex-officio member of the Board.
- Participates on committees of the Board and related external committees as required.
- Assists the Board in ensuring accountability to member groups and external stakeholders.
- Ensures the outcomes of the Society are met as established by the Board.
- Provides leadership and advocates on critical issues affecting people living with or affected by HIV, member groups and the Society, in conjunction with the Board.
- Ensures and maintains a role in the advocacy work of the Society.
- Acts in consultation with the Chair, as an official spokesperson of the Society.
- Represents the Society externally to the community, government, media, and other stakeholders.
- Initiates and maintains relationships with the community, government, and other stakeholders.
- Performs other duties deemed appropriate and assigned by the Board.