A NATIONAL MISSION TO REDUCE LOSS OF LIFE AND PROPERTY
Executive Director – Location: Ottawa
A strategic leader and progressive administrator, you understand the unique demands and innovative opportunities of a multi-stakeholder organization. With the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC), you will guide the country’s key National Fire Service Organization since 1909. Dedicated to uniting Canada’s Fire Service Leaders, the Association acts to connect Canada’s provincial, territorial & allied associations and external stakeholders for the advancement of public and firefighter safety. Its primary mission is to promote the highest standards of public safety in an ever changing and increasingly complex world. With a membership that includes volunteer, full-time and composite fire departments from every province and territory, CAFC is a true representative of our valued Fire Service. If you’re ready to take on a professional mandate where the work is vital to the wellbeing of every community in Canada, this Ottawa-based stewardship role will challenge you, engage you and reward you for making a difference.
As Executive Director, you will have the chance to work with and learn from a Board of Directors comprised of Fire Chiefs from across the country. Calling on their knowledge of the profession and emerging trends, you will set priorities and strategic directions for the Association. You will lead the Association through four main pillars of Governance; Leader Engagement and Development; Partner/Stakeholder Relationships; and Advocacy. In the short term, you’ll focus on business development, member relations, improved business processes and stakeholder cultivation. In this relationship-intensive position, you will work with members, with the media, with regulators, industry partners, governments and the public. Operationally, you will ensure that CAFC is well structured and staffed to deliver its programs and initiatives in public safety, aligned with provincial associations and properly resourced to accomplish its mandate. Continue to raise the profile of the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs and the issues most important in support of effective and efficient fire safety across the country.
In addition to your academic credentials in business or public administration, you have excelled at the helm of a multi-stakeholder or federated organization. An excellent communicator, (ideally in both official languages), business developer, lobyist and advocate, you may have experience dealing with the Federal Government. A strategic thinker and consensus manager, you are ready to take on a leadership role where you can make a real difference in the lives of Canadians and the Canadian Fire Service.
Applications will be accepted in confidence up to 4:30 PM, December 31, 2016
We thank all candidates for their interest, however; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.