Position: Executive Director
Organization: Canadian Organic Growers
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Canadian Organic Growers envisions a regenerative and resilient organic food and farming system across Canada. COG provides education, advocacy and leadership to help build an agricultural system that empowers farmers and consumers, enhances human health, builds community and mitigates climate change while increasing Canadian food sovereignty... COG.ca
At a time of unprecedented change within the organic and agricultural sector, COG is seeking a dynamic and passionate Executive Director who has an established knowledge of the organic sector and the practical skills necessary to help lead a national organization engaged in a wide range of practical project based programs and advocacy based endeavours. Successful applicants will demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the organic sector, program delivery, not-for-profit administration and financial management and reporting.
The successful candidate will help chart the course of COG’s future as we work to promote, protect and expand organic and regenerative production across Canada while also addressing the ongoing challenges of the climate crisis.
Job Type: Full time permanent
Schedule: Monday-Friday with occasional evening and weekend work as required
Salary: Commensurate with experience and in line with sector best practices
Requirements: Proven experience in financial management, fundraising and human resources. Applicants must be able to legally work in Canada and must be located near our offices in Ottawa, Ontario or be able to travel there frequently.
Assets: Fluency in French
Work Remotely: Temporary remote work is currently in place due to COVID.
Application Deadline: June 21st, 2021
Start Date: Summer 2021
COG is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion. COG actively encourages applications from those who experience barriers to equity such as BIPOC and LGBTQ2S+ people. We invite you to inform us should you have any accessibility or accommodation needs.
We encourage all participants who meet or have experience in at least 80% of the below criteria to apply.
Send your resume and cover letter in a single PDF format to: firstname.lastname@example.org by June 21st, 2021. Resumes will be reviewed in order of submission.
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POSITION SUMMARY: Reporting directly to COG’s Board of Directors, the Executive Director (“the ED”) is responsible for the leadership and management of Canadian Organic Growers (COG)
1. Organizational management
2. Financial Administration
3. Partnership and collaboration
4. Membership development
5. Board support and leadership
7. Human resource management
9. Risk management
Canadian Organic Growers (COG) is Canada’s national organic farmer and consumer association and is a registered educational charity. COG offers training and resources to raise awareness about organics and to assist farmers and gardeners in adopting sustainable and commercially-viable, organic production methods. We are engaged in policy work and industry development at the local, regional and national level, and offer a voice for organic farmers and consumers to governments on matters related to regenerative and organic food and farming.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jun 2 2021 ID: 60108