TITLE: Executive Director
PLACE OF WORK: Montreal
STARTING DATE: June 2015
DURATION: 5 year term
REFERENCE NUMBER: DG‐12‐14
TO APPLY: Send a resume and cover letter to: rh.hr [at] devp.org www.devp.org
DEADLINE: Jan. 23, 2014
The Canadian Catholic Organization for DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE is a leading Canadian international development NGO and the official international solidarity organization for the Catholic Church in Canada. With annual revenues of approximately $30 million, the organization supports local partners located in 30 countries in the Global South. Through a network of grassroots members and supporters across Canada, DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE raises the awareness of Canadians about the causes of worldwide poverty and injustice and mobilizes Canadians around actions for change. DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE is the Canadian member of Caritas Internationalis, a confederation of Catholic humanitarian aid and development agencies. In 2017 DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE will celebrate 50 years of work and service.
DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE is seeking an Executive Director with a solid record as a dynamic and accomplished leader with experience working with a Board of Directors. You possess a thorough knowledge of the issues surrounding sustainable development, popular education and humanitarian aid. You are aware of the contemporary challenges facing non‐profit organizations and strategies to address such challenges. You are equipped to provide leadership to a member‐based organization that is integrally linked to both the wider Roman Catholic community and to the community of civil society organizations working on international development and/or social justice issues. You are aware of, and committed to, the development of leading edge strategies to enhance fundraising and grow the membership of an organization. You have a good understanding of the structures and social teaching of the Catholic Church as well as a keen interest in fostering diversity and inclusion in organizations.
As Executive Director you will:
- Report to, implement and follow‐up on decisions of the National Council (Board of Directors) and its Executive Committee;
- Provide strategic leadership to an organization with between 60 and 80 staff members across the country (management and unionized);
- Manage the resources, programs and overall activities of the organization, working closely with other members of the Management Team, staff and partners;
- Establish, strengthen and maintain excellent relations with key organizations and stakeholders, including the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, institutional and individual supporters, members, and networks and/or organizations in which DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE is a member.
Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, international development, business management and administration or equivalent (Master’s an asset);
Minimum of five years’ experience in senior management role of an organization;
Thorough knowledge of international development issues, and the socio‐economic, political, cultural and religious realities facing Catholic humanitarian aid and development organizations, in Canada and abroad;
Knowledge of and sensitivity to the diverse cultural environments in which DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE operates, including the bilingual nature of the organization;
Fluency in English and French;
Experience working in a computerized environment, and knowledge and awareness of the Internet and social media technologies and issues.
A 5‐year term contract with salary and benefits in conformity with DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE employment policies, renewable once.
Availability to work evenings and weekends.
Frequent travel in Canada and occasional international travel are required.
(We encourage members of employment equity groups to apply Only Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be considered for this position. Only short‐listed candidates will be contacted for interview.)