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Position: Executive Director (37.5 hours/week)
Organization: Capacity Building Institute
Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Language: bilingual
Start date: January 2021 (or sooner)

The Capacity Building Institute has a mission to train 10,000 leaders of small-shop environmental nonprofit organizations in Canada.

CBI is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic leader and spokesperson to be its new Executive Director. This will include supporting the ongoing training programs of the organization, including the Capacity Building Certificate Program and the Intern Training Program.

The candidate will work in close cooperation with the Board of Directors and the Founder and President, Kristina Inrig. We also have a strong team of coaches, mentors, and administrative staff to support the growth and expansion of this important work across Canada.


  • Governance & Strategic Planning
  • Human Resources
  • Fund Development
  • Financial Management
  • Administration & Operations
  • Partnerships & Communications


  • A minimum of 3-5 years of leadership and management experience in the non-profit sector
  • Bilingualism required with high proficiency in English and French (reading, writing, and speaking)
  • Good understanding of environmental issues and experience with environmental organizations
  • Proven experience with fundraising and revenue generation
  • Experience and knowledge in training and capacity building
  • Skilled in team management, particularly where staff numbers fluctuate seasonally
  • Proven capacity to work effectively with donors, government, media and NGO's
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proven capacity to work in a self-directed manner and ability to collaborate
  • Ability to prioritize a high volume of work and effectively handle spontaneous demands
  • Experience developing budgets and preparing financial statements
  • Be a creative, energetic, flexible, motivated, and detail-oriented mature professional
  • A relevant university degree and/or equivalent qualifications

Compensation: Commensurate with experience in alignment with non-profit leadership


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Oct 8 2021    ID: 61555