Position: Acting Executive Director
Organization: LEAF – Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests
Location: Toronto, Ontario
LEAF is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the urban forest. Our planting and education programs have been connecting residents to the urban forest for over two decades. Our service area includes Toronto, York Region and some municipalities within Durham Region.
We are currently seeking a highly motivated and experienced professional to join our team as Acting Executive Director, covering a one-year leave of absence. Preparations for the leave have been underway for some time and the organization is well-positioned to sustain it.
The successful candidate will provide leadership and guidance throughout the leave, collaborating with other experienced team members. There will be a two-month period of orientation and training prior to the Executive Director’s leave. When the Executive Director returns from leave, the Acting Executive Director will move into a new position entitled Operations Director, continuing with many of the same responsibilities. The Executive Director will shift focus to longer-term sustainability and strategic planning. The Operations Director role will last for at least three months after the Executive Director returns, with the possibility to transition it to a full-time permanent position.
In the role of Acting Executive Director, the successful candidate will:
Apply in confidence by emailing your resume and cover letter in one PDF document to the hiring committee: recruitment [at] yourleaf.org .
Applications must be received before midnight on Sunday, April 18, 2021. However, applications will be reviewed as they are submitted so applicants are encouraged to apply early.
No phone calls or in-person visits, please. We appreciate all applications, but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The LEAF team values a healthy, respectful and pleasant work environment. Learn more about the LEAF work culture.
LEAF is committed to equity and inclusion and is dedicated to cultivating an environment where everyone feels able to bring their full selves to work. We celebrate diversity and encourage applications from women, LGBTQ+ people, non-binary people, people of colour, Black people, Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities or any other equity-seeking individuals. We will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Apr 1 2021 ID: 59334