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Canadian Foundry Association

Executive Director



Job Description

Canadian Foundry Association

Executive Director


Company Information

Incorporated in 1975, the CFA is a proactive issues driven association located in Ottawa.  The strength of the association comes from involvement of industry’s top management, a strong government relations program, effective committees and programs, collaborations with other organizations, and industry participation.


Job Description

The ideal candidate will have an association background and experience and have obtained a Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation, Canadian Society of Association Executives.  He/she will be bilingual (English with good command of French). The position reports directly to the Board of Directors and operates with a minimum of supervision. The Executive Director directs the development, delivery and evaluation of government relations, industry programs and services to fulfill the association’s mission and objectives.  The role must influence the direction of the association, including through volunteers’ efforts, and guide the progress to achieve objectives. 


Executive Director’s Responsibilities:

Oversee the management and day to day operations of the association and work with a permanent part-time Administrative Assistant. 


Forge critical relationships and escalate the most important issues and programs.


Successful volunteer recruitment, communicate and work with the Board of Directors, committees, coalitions, program leaders, members, government and other organizations to keep them informed and provide updates to members on the activities of the association.


Maintain an effective Government Relations program and protect the interests of the CFA as an association and lobby group.  Provide assistance to government and request assistance from government to support the industry.


Plan and manage the Annual Conference, Annual General Meeting, Board of Directors Meetings, Issues Meetings and Committee Meetings.


Membership retention and recruitment include communication on issues impacting the industry and value of the association. Visit both member and non-member plants with assistance from the Board of Directors.


Please submit a covering letter and resume by July 18th, 2017:


Contact Information


Company Name:         Canadian Foundry Association


Contact Name:           Lynda Lowe


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Candidates whose background and qualifications fit the desired requirements will be contacted directly.

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Canadian Foundry Association
Lynda Lowe
Administrative Assistant
Posting Date: 06-Jun-2017Executive Permanent, Full-Time Open 115-Jan-2018
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