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Executive Director
Catholic Family Services of Hamilton (CFS)
Hamilton, ON

Catholic Family Services of Hamilton (CFS) is a nonprofit, multi-service agency offering services to anyone in need regardless of faith, race, ethnicity, economic status, or sexual orientation. Originally established in 1949, CFS is a well-respected, values-driven social services agency that works with a range of clients providing counselling, community connection, and education programs within the Hamilton region. The clients supported by CFS’s programs include men, women, young, pregnant and parenting women and their partners, infants and seniors with diverse and often complex needs, people with developmental disabilities, as well as individuals seeking therapeutic counselling, credit counselling, group counselling, and violence intervention programs.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) is responsible for providing direction and leadership to the organization in achievement of its mission and strategic objectives. With a staff team of approximately 60 via 3 direct reports, the ED is responsible for overall management of CFS, overseeing the administration, day-to-day operation of programs and the strategic plan of the organization, with a focus on strategic leadership, program planning and execution, future sustainability, public relations, and stakeholder management. The ED will help develop organizational strength to capitalize on appropriate opportunities in the changing environment, including bolstering awareness of CFS’s services building capacity within the programs and team. The ED will lead with transparency in a forward-thinking manner and will identify and maintain positive, productive relationships with the Board of Directors, government, the Diocese of Hamilton, community partners, funders, union representatives, and CFS staff by championing an environment of collaboration and empowerment within an established framework of accountability. As an ideal candidate, you possess at least 8 years of organizational management experience within the human services sector, ideally with experience in a unionized environment. A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required (Master’s preferred) and hands-on clinical experience in a community agency would be an asset. You have demonstrated success and strength in organizational leadership, budget and financial management, change management, and strategic planning. You are a skilled communicator and relationship builder with a demonstrated ability to initiate, secure, and grow funding and foster strategic partnerships. As a leader, you create an environment of trust, collaboration, accountability, and inclusion, while and never losing sight of the ‘big picture’ and keeping families and clients at the centre of decision making.

Catholic Family Services of Hamilton is an equal opportunity employer committed to developing a staff team that reflects the community in which we work, and the people we serve. Catholic Family Services of Hamilton and Four Corners Group are committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). We will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process. This document is available in alternate format(s) upon request.

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Chief Public Relations & Communications Officer
Food Banks Canada
Anywhere in Canada

Food Banks Canada (FBC) is a national charitable organization dedicated to helping Canadians living with food insecurity. The organization supports a network of 10 provincial associations, more than 600 food banks, and over 3000 food agencies across Canada, sharing food and funds and delivering programs and services, including large-scale food donations made through its National Food Sharing System and Retail Food Program, and by providing financial support alongside donor partners. Together, the network assists over 860,000 Canadians who turn to food banks each month.

Food Banks Canada’s vision is: A Canada Where No One Goes Hungry. Food Banks Canada’s awareness-raising campaigns increase the profile of the issue of hunger and the work of food banks, and its advocacy work aims to reduce the long-term need for our services. Food Banks Canada wishes to recruit an accomplished Chief Public Relations & Communications Officer (CPR&CO) to its executive team, to help take the organization to its next level of achievement in building awareness and recognition of its work, and the work of food banks across the country.

Reporting directly to the CEO, the CPR&CO will be responsible for leading the Public Relations and Communications team and advising Food Banks Canada’s leadership team on all matters related to strategic public relations and communications. The primary objective for this role is to develop, communicate, and amplify clear, consistent messaging for Food Banks Canada across the country. The CPR&CO will be accountable for effective media, public relations, crisis communications, branding, publications, media relations, story gathering and storytelling, marketing, social media, website, internal communications, and related activities for Food Banks Canada. Through consultation and integration, the CPR&CO will lead organization-wide strategic communications efforts that build a common voice for food banking across Canada and position Food Banks Canada and the food banking network as a thought leader on issues that affect people living in poverty as well as food insecurity across the nation.

The Chief Public Relations & Communications Officer (CPR&CO) will strategically lead and oversee the development and execution of public relations and communication strategy in support of Food Banks Canada’s (FBC’s) mission and vision. As a member of the executive team and leading a team of 4, the CPR&CO will motivate and coach others to perform at their highest potential in order to fully achieve FBC’s strategic goals.

Key Responsibilities

Vision, Strategy and Leadership

+ Act as the senior public relations (PR), communications, and media relations executive within the organization
+ Develop and implement an integrated strategic media and public relations plan to advance FBC’s brand, increase profile as sector thought leaders, amplify and elevate the work and stories of food banking across Canada, broaden awareness of FBC’s programs and priorities; and increase the visibility and value of FBC’s programs across key stakeholder audiences
+ Work collaboratively with the food bank network to facilitate alignment on a common voice and advance a common brand identity for food banking and hunger in Canada
+ Create a PR strategy that will allow FBC leadership to cultivate and enhance meaningful relationships with targeted, high-level external audiences, including the media and key stakeholders, such as corporate and government partners
+ Identify challenges and emerging issues faced by the organization, working with the leadership team and staff to recognize internal and external PR, communications, and marketing opportunities and solutions, and define and execute appropriate strategies to support them
+ Develop all elements of FBC’s social business, designing and driving FBC’s national social media strategy and tactics
+ Serve as a PR/communications subject matter expert, both internally and to the food bank network across Canada
+ Serves as the lead for FBC’s National Communications Advisory Committee

Operations

+ Oversee development of all FBC’s communications including the annual report, marketing collateral, website, and new media; manage relationships with associated vendors
+ Exercise judgment to proactively seek and prioritize media opportunities, and prepare talking points, speeches, presentations, and other supporting material as needed for the C-suite and spokespeople
+ Pro-actively engage, cultivate, and manage press relationships to ensure coverage surrounding FBC programs, campaigns, public announcements, and other projects
+ Actively recruit and maintain national media sponsors and national advertising sponsors
+ Oversee all internal communications, including monthly food bank network newsletter
+ Develop the annual department budget and set strategic, operational goals and KPI’s
+ Monitor performance to budget for the department and the organization’s PR & marketing spend

Team Development/Management

+ Oversee the day-to-day activities of the PR & Communications department including budgeting, planning and staff development
+ Recruit and manage the team to support the development and execution of the PR and communications strategy
+ Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality
+ Mentor and develop staff using a supportive and collaborative approach on a consistent basis
+ Establish and monitor staff performance and development goals, assign accountabilities, set objectives, establish priorities, conduct annual performance appraisals, and administer salary adjustments
+ Demonstrate integrity and ethical leadership

Ideal Candidate Profile

Qualifications, Skills & Attributes

+ Bilingual (French and English) preferred
+ Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, or a related field; MBA or other related advanced degree preferred
+ Professional public relations or communications certifications/designations would be an asset
+ A minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in leadership roles with demonstrated success in a PR/media and/or communications-related field
+ Previous experience leading public relations within a national not-for-profit organization, or with a public relations firm is highly desirable
+ Experience in web design, publishing, and developing and implementing social media strategies
+ Expert knowledge of media landscape, including non-traditional media
+ Demonstrated ability to conceive, articulate and execute a strategic PR and communications plan, including media relations and marketing programs to advance FBC’s mission and goals
+ Proficient with analytics and able to validate the effectiveness of the public relations efforts undertaken by FBC
+ Demonstrated skill and comfort in proactively building relationships with top tier partners, and in successfully positioning subject matter with the media to achieve national recognition, with a dossier of demonstrated achievements in managing and strengthening a brand
+ Experience in building, mentoring, and coaching a team of public relations and communications specialists
+ Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution
+ Ability to make decisions in a changing environment and anticipate future needs
+ Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with senior management, FBC’s Board of Directors, staff, and food banking network
+ Proven ability to operate as an effective tactical and strategic thinker
+ Possesses superior management skills and an ability to influence, engage, build, mentor and coach a team of PR communications specialists.
+ Strong financial assessment, budgeting, and financial monitoring skills

Personal Characteristics

+ An innovative systems thinker, with a track record for translating strategic thinking into action plans and output
+ Works well within a team as a cooperator and team contributor
+ An excellent and persuasive communicator with an innate ability to respectfully and thoughtfully gather information from others
+ Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive
+ Decisive in making fair and timely decisions on internal and external matters
+ Exceptional judgment, diplomacy and tact, with the ability to anticipate opportunities and challenges

Food Banks Canada is an equal opportunity employer that aims to represent the diversity of the community it serves and strongly encourages individuals from diverse groups to apply. Food Banks Canada and Four Corners Group are committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process and we respect, encourage, and celebrate the diversity of staff. Please advise if you require accommodation at any stage in the recruitment and selection process.

 

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Director Inventory Forecasting & Replenishment
Confidential
Canada

Our client is an outsourced business services provider with operations in Canada, the United States and throughout the world.

A key business vertical of this $3 billion company services the financial services industry. The importance of the services offered by this entity grows daily as the economy and customer habits evolve and change. With this evolution and opportunity in the business model, our client has identified the need for a Director of Forecasting & Replenishment to join the team. The Director of Forecasting & Replenishment is a newly created position that will play a key role in propelling the organization forward to offer new value added solutions to its customers.

The Director of Forecasting & Replenishment will be responsible for forecasting and replenishment across the business, accelerating the capabilities and growth of its services.  Reporting to the Vice President Brand Innovation and Strategy, the Director will optimize forecasting solutions that enable the end-to-end management and continuous improvement of the expanded and new processes, which will strengthen the businesses core services to its clients, while enhancing business operations.

The Director will approach this new opportunity with a forward thinking and technology-based mindset, working alongside data scientists to prepare the business for where it needs to be in the future to service its clients.

Currently forecasting is based on analysis of historical data and trends to plan replenishment levels and to ensure a balance is struck between having sufficient inventories without high inventory residuals requiring a reverse logistics / return flow.  Accurate forecasts are critical to success and are used to plan operations across North America, predict business performance and to provide foresight to our client and sales teams.

With the day-to-day management and improvement of our forecasting and replenishment solutions, our client will be able to improve forecasting accuracy while driving down inefficiencies and costs, enabling the teams to provide superior client experience.

Key Responsibilities

  • Own and manage the forecasting and replenishment planning , migrating this work from client-led forecasting to internal systems that can deliver and meet large scale, North American service level agreements (SLA).
  • Lead the overall cash forecasting process, covering cash requirements for all locations on weekly, monthly and a yearly basis.
  • Perform analyses and provide strategic perspectives to facilitate problem solving and decision making on business issues.
  • Identify and action opportunities for continuous improvement in Forecasting and Replenishment.
  • Provide regular reporting to various levels of management on issues and opportunities that affect the business.
  • Lead and facilitate client presentations to report on forecasting and replenishment activities.
  • Partner with Data Science teams to design and build an accurate, actionable, forecasting system leveraging AI technology.
  • Lead the future state forecasting system that includes scope, planning, timeline, implementation partners, budget, and best practices of building a forecasting system that supports decision-making.

Ideal Candidate Profile

  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced graduate degree in mathematics or quantitative fields (MBA, PhD, etc.) typically preferred.
  • A minimum of 5-7 years of experience in successfully leading forecasting systems, with examples of delivering meaningful operational and cost benefits to the business, preferably in a retail environment.
  • Exceptional analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to take responsibility for an initiative with a high degree of ownership, be self-motivated with minimal supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and presentation abilities. Must be able to explain technical concepts and implications to varied audiences, both internally and externally.
  • Skilled in representing data such that it enables good decision making;
  • Experienced in managing within Service Level Agreements (SLA’s) with clients of significant size and scale.

 

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Project Management Office Director
GardaWorld
United States

GardaWorld is the world’s largest privately owned security services company offering a wide range of highly focused business solutions including leading-edge security services and cash solutions. GardaWorld’s work has taken them from their home base in Montreal to the oil fields of Iraq, embassies across Africa, and they have a strong presence in financial institutions in the US and airports in Canada. GardaWorld operates across a broad range of sectors, including financial services, infrastructure, natural resources and retail. Clients include Fortune 500 companies and governments with people and assets deployed around the world. Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, GardaWorld’s 102,000 highly trained, dedicated professionals serve clients in North America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. In today’s complex world, security has become a vital concern for everyone and is the foundation of our present and future success. GardaWorld is a privately owned company and is a $3 billion business globally.

As GardaWorld CS continues to expand their solutions and service offerings, the need for a new professional skillset in the business has been identified.  GardaWorld CS is seeking a leader to join their team in the newly created role Project Management Office Director (PMO Director).

The Position

The function of project management at GardaWorld CS has historically relied on some project-related governance processes, but the focus has been on coordinating and managing projects. Today, client onboarding forms the majority of projects handled by the department.  Looking forward, the business is seeking to enable the PMO office as a management structure that will materially impact profitability and service.

The PMO Director will evolve the current project management team into an internal PMO service that will play a vital role in the business achieving their vision of exponential organic growth.

The PMO Director will ensure that projects are executed effectively and efficiently and are meeting/exceeding service level agreements and key performance indicators.  The PMO Director will develop, implement and maintain project management methodologies standards and tools.  In addition to overseeing project teams as a core focus, the PMO Director will also lead their own project portfolio, with a particular focus on onboarding new customers into the business.  They will act as the convergence point in many cases between clients, sales and support with a goal of ensuring the successful onboarding of new projects.

The PMO Director reports into the Vice President of Brand Innovation and Strategy and will provide leadership to a North American team of 8 project management professionals.

Key Responsibilities

More specifically the PMO Director will be accountable for:

Implementing standards and best industry practices.  They will define project management standards, guidelines and set up a project governance standards for GardaWorld.

Aligning project goals with business objectives and client deliverables.  They will navigate the organization to achieve success.

Overseeing a high volume of projects that are directly managed by the team including onboarding of new projects, and the successful client transition to GardaWorld services.

Owning project success by effectively tracking KPIs and forecast related to projects, programs, portfolios, resources, risks, etc. enabling management to make timely decisions.

Leading and providing direction on the day-to-day operations of the project management team. Assigning work based on project size, complexity and individual capacity.

Reducing project resourcing costs through forward planning and improving the strategic utilization of resources.

Tracking and reporting project progress, leading communications internally and to clients.

Improving communication and productivity across projects through creating frameworks across the organization structures and remote work.

Working in collaboration with Canadian operations to ensure alignment to best practices and deliverables.

Providing support to the VP Brand Innovation and Strategy.

Owning and being responsible for strategic initiatives and special projects identified by the Executive Team, distinct from day to day on-boarding activities.

Success

The Director, Project Management Office will be deemed successful having accomplished the following in the first 12 months of their tenure:

Delivered successful on-boarding of new projects within budget and timeline, and management of customer projects.

Led the transformation of the project team to become the Project Management Office (PMO) for the organization.

Built a deep understanding of the cash services business and has developed a comprehensive understanding of the logistics behind order movement.

Established relationships and credibility cross-functionally and is valued for their impact and contribution.

 

Ideal Candidate Profile

Post secondary education with a preference for study in business or commerce and certification in project management.

Minimum 5 – 10+ years demonstrated success in leading both a Project Management Process along with managing a team of Project Managers, with proven results.

Experience gained in retail, logistics, or supply chain industries preferred.

Extensive knowledge of PMO governance structure and project management standards, processes, procedures and guidelines.

A track record of delivering high quality results and success on multiple work streams managed simultaneously.

Demonstrated resilience and the ability to quickly adapt to change.

Strong leadership and supervisory experience, to oversee project responsibilities and manage team performance.

Strong ability to interact and communicate effectively with executives at both GardaWorld and clients.

Ability to maintain confidentiality and carry out assignments that may be sensitive in nature.

Candidate is ideally based in South Florida. Could be located anywhere within the United States with 20% travel projected.

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Associate, Executive Search Consultant
Four Corners Group Inc.
Toronto

We are looking to add a dynamic and personable Associate, Executive Search Consultant to our team. In this role, you will plan search strategies, recruit and interview candidates, assist in the overall execution of searches, and make a positive contribution to our unique and collaborative culture.

Four Corners Group is a leading Canadian professional services firm specializing in retained executive search and recruitment. Respected nationally for providing innovative talent solutions and for delivering exceptional results, we operate with the highest ethical standards and we’re passionate about connecting organizations with top talent. Our clients range from early-stage “start ups” to large “Fortune 100” global companies, as well as the non-profit and public sector. We provide superior client service and partner with our clients to identify, recruit and acquire great talent locally, nationally and, as a member of InterSearch WorldWide, internationally.

Founded in 2007, the firm has conducted hundreds of search assignments in virtually every functional area and industry sector across North America. Our creativity and unique approach allow us to deliver innovative, tailored solutions to our clients, while our expertise, market knowledge and proven process allow us to deliver exceptional results.

Specialties: Executive Search in the areas of Consumer Packaged Goods, Retail, Associations, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Marketing, Advertising, Health Care, Non-profit Leadership, Education, Strategy Consulting, Digital, Analytics, Technology, Start-Ups, Executive, Public Sector and Board recruitment.

We are looking to add a dynamic and personable Associate to our team. In this role, you will plan search strategies, recruit and interview candidates, assist in the overall execution of searches, and make a positive contribution to our unique and collaborative culture.

As an ideal candidate, you have:

+Completed a post-secondary degree;

+2-5 years of recruitment/talent acquisition experience from an executive search or contingency  recruitment firm, ideally at a senior level;

+Or, 2-5 years of corporate recruiting experience and a passion for client service;

+Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, coupled with strong project management skills;

+The ability to work within a team environment and collaborate closely with peers and senior level colleagues;

+A commitment to producing great work and exceeding client expectations;

+The desire to make a significant contribution to the success of client projects, and also the company.

We provide excellent remuneration, benefits, flexibility to work from home, and invest in technology and training for all employees. We also offer a uniquely positive corporate culture that is rare within our industry. The company is also involved in helping employees engage with non-profit organizations in the community and gives back 1% of all revenues to registered charities.

Four Corners Group values inclusivity and diversity in the workplace and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds.  We strongly encourage all those who can provide different perspectives and contribute to the diversity community at Four Corners Group to apply.

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Clinical Director of Intensive Services
York Hills Centre for Children, Youth and Families
York Region

York Hills Centre for Children, Youth and Families (York Hills) is the largest children and youth mental health agency in York Region. The agency offers a range of mental health services to children from birth to age 18 and their families. York Hills’ assessment and treatment services include: individual, family and group counselling; community and in-school clinical supports; residential (live-in) services; day treatment services; alternative dispute resolution; and family mediation. York Hills was formed in late 2018 following the amalgamation of Blue Hills Child and Family Centre and The York Centre for Children, Youth and Families. Today, the agency brings expertise in treating the social, emotional and behavioural challenges of children, youth, and their families. Serving York Region though five office locations in Aurora, Richmond Hill, Keswick and Maple, and 18 day treatment classrooms across the region, York Hills’ dedicated team of professionals serves nearly 5,500 children, youth, and families each year through programs funded by the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, Royal bank of Canada and the United Way of Greater Toronto. The organization has staff team of approximately 200, and an annual operating budget of nearly $13 M.

The Clinical Director of Intensive Services (Clinical Director) provides leadership on planning, design, implementation, delivery, and assessment of services within York Hills’ residential and day treatment programs and services. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, the Clinical Director leads a team of approximately 50 staff via 6 clinical managers and oversees a budget of $5.5M. Fostering a culture of inclusivity and family centered care across the continuum of service delivery, the Clinical Director partners with leadership in the strategic planning, system design, implementation, and sustainability of integrated clinical programs to achieve York Hills’ service initiatives. Externally, the Clinical Director represents and promotes both the organization and the mental health needs of children, youth, and families in York Region by participating in various community activities and planning tables and working in partnership with community stakeholders.

As an ideal candidate, you bring 5+ years of progressive senior leadership experience with a background in day treatment or live-in treatment/intensive programs and Master’s level training in a field related to Social Work, Psychology, or Counselling, with membership in the appropriate professional College. You champion an organizational culture that values and advances equity, diversity, and inclusion and aligns with the organization’s core values of integrity, high service quality, collaboration, commitment, acceptance, and financial stewardship. Coupled with outstanding relationship building skills, you are a highly collaborative leader that is passionate about lending your clinical expertise to help achieve the best possible outcomes for the children, youth, and families accessing York Hills’ critical services.

York Hills is an equal opportunity employer that aims to represent the diversity of the community it serves and strongly encourages individuals from diverse groups to apply. York Hills and Four Corners Group are committed to an inclusive barrier-free recruitment and selection process and we respect, encourage, and celebrate the diversity of staff. Please advise if you require accommodation at any stage in the recruitment and selection process.

We thank you for your interest in this opportunity. Due to the high volume of applicants, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications will be considered as they are received until the position has been filled.

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Associate Director, Facilities, Business and Community Development
Toronto Catholic District School Board
Toronto, Ontario

With the upcoming departure of the current Associate Director, Facilities, Business and Community Development, the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) seeks a visionary leader to support the growth and success of its students, staff and communities, and effectively meet the challenges of education today and into the future.

Transforming the world through witness, faith, innovation and action: The Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB), Canada’s largest publicly funded Catholic school board, is an inclusive learning community rooted in the love of Christ. We serve students from diverse cultural, linguistic and ethnic backgrounds and are proud to be a significant part of the fabric of publicly-funded Catholic education in the Province of Ontario.

Working in partnership with parents, teachers, unions, associations, the Archdiocese of Toronto, and the wider community, the TCDSB educates students to their full academic, social, physical and spiritual potential in an inclusive learning community imbued with Catholic faith. With a long and distinguished history of providing excellence in Catholic education for the Toronto community, the TCDSB serves more than 92,000 students in 201 schools, employs 14,000 staff and represents close to 475,000 Catholic school supporters in this city.

Responsible to the Board of Trustees through the Director of Education, the Associate Director serves as TCDSB’s chief commercial officer. The Associate Director is accountable to bring a commercial lens to the operations of the Board and to support the Trustees and Director in the ongoing compliance with provincial law and curriculum.

The ideal candidate will bring an acute business mindset to operations, finance, information technology, infrastructure, communications, human resources, and governance. With high emotional intelligence and a track record of success in implementation and leading through change, the preferred candidate is a champion of innovation, with a passion for Catholic education and TCDSB’s vision: transform the world through witness, faith, innovation and action.

The successful candidate will:

  • Represent Catholic education executive leadership locally and provincially by demonstrating a commitment to the strengthening of publicly-funded Catholic education;
  • Champion a strong education vision within the complexities of the City of Toronto;
  • Demonstrate a commitment to environmental stewardship and energy conservation;
  • Provide ongoing strategic and integrated leadership in the financial, business, property maintenance, capital development, and information technology areas;
  • Influence (through the Director) the development and formation of Board policy;
  • Lead and engage both non-union management and unionized staff (total staffing approximately 1,000) to ensure service excellence; and
  • Ensure (through the reporting CFO) that budgets and plans, quality assurance measures, checks, and balances and appropriate accountability measures are in place.

Position Requirements

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Have 10+ years of proven leadership experience in large, complex, organizations;
  • Possess a university degree in business, engineering or a related/relevant field;
  • Professional qualifications in property management, real estate or development, architecture or engineering;
  • A proven ability to create and sustain the building and maintenance of excellent working relationships;
  • Exceptional analytical and business skills required to deal with the complexities of a publicly funded catholic school system; and
  • Political acuity – able to advance agendas, collaborate with the Board of Trustees, government officials, colleagues from other boards, etc.
  • Experience in developing and implementing strategic direction in planning, real estate, capital development, environmental stewardship, energy conservation, operations and maintenance, and transportation in a large complex organization;
  • Demonstrated experience in guiding, inspiring and promoting a culture of collaboration among different departments in support of an organizations strategic plan;
  • Thorough knowledge of the Education Act, provincial legislation, policies and codes, and relevant City of Toronto bylaws;
  • Deep understanding of the provincial funding model, including Pupil Accommodation and Transportation grants, and the process for development and building projects; and
  • Excellent communication skills.

The TCDSB and Four Corners Group value inclusivity and diversity in the workplace and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and equity seeking groups.

TCDSB and Four Corners Group are both committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please let us know. This document is available in alternate format(s) upon request.

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Director, Technology & Digital Innovation
EveryMind
Mississauga, ON

Since 1985, EveryMind (previous Peel Children’s Centre and Nexus Youth Services) has inspired hope by leading in the delivery of high quality mental health services for infants, children, youth, young adults (up to age 25) and families in the Region of Peel. Since 2014, EveryMind has served as the Lead Agency for the Peel service area, where it assumes responsibility for the child and youth mental health service system within the region.

Everymind is seeking an outstanding leader for the newly created role of Director, Technology & Digital Innovation (Director, T&DI).

 

As a member of EveryMind’s Senior Leadership Team, the Director, T&DI is a strategic enabler and broad thinker responsible for providing leadership to the IT Department and ensuring that the operation of the Department is in alignment with the business objectives of the organization. Core functions of the role include enhancing the systems/technology infrastructure, team leadership and operational excellence, and system planning and execution. The Director, T&DI is responsible for an annual budget (operating and projects) of up to $2M and for the direct supervision of up to 5 employees within the IT Department.

The ideal candidate is a personable, mission-driven, self-motivated, and strategic leader who exemplifies EveryMind’s core values and brings outstanding communications, listening, and interpersonal skills. Committed to quality and continuous improvement, the preferred candidate is a dependable and trusted partner to members of the Senior Leadership Team and colleagues at all levels across the organization.

 

With 5+ years of IT management experience and several years’ experience in network administration and infrastructure planning, development, and execution, the preferred candidate has demonstrated knowledge of:  network infrastructure (Cloud) architecture, systems platforms and PC operating systems; current network hardware, protocols, and standards; cybersecurity and data security / privacy practices and laws; digitization and/or automation of processes; business intelligence and database management (i.e. clinical systems).

A post-secondary degree (or equivalent) in computer science, information systems or related area is required and a background collaborating with clinicians or other allied health professions is preferred. In this exciting and challenging role, the Director, T&DI reports directly to the CEO and will help EveryMind provide high quality mental health services to meet the needs of the children, youth and families they serve.

 

EveryMind values inclusivity and diversity in the workplace and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds. EveryMind and Four Corners Group are both committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please let us know. This document is available in alternate format(s) upon request.

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Dean – Faculty of Aviation, Trades and Technology
Canadore College
North Bay, Ontario

Canadore College is seeking a proven leader with excellent organizational, administrative and academic skills to join a team of dynamic professionals dedicated to promoting student success and providing innovative, market-driven programs.

Reporting to the Vice-President Academic, the Dean will be accountable for providing senior academic and administrative leadership for the Aviation, Trades and Technology programs and will be a member of the College’s Academic Leadership Team. The incumbent will be responsible for establishing community networks, strategic alliances and partnerships to enhance opportunities for students, create value-added outcomes for business and industry partners and will contribute to advancing teaching, learning, research and discovery and community engagement.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Academic Leadership and Operations
Human, Financial Planning and Management

IDEAL CANDIDATE:

  • Master’s Degree in Mechanical/Aerospace/Manufacturing Engineering or a related field is required; Ph.D. preferred
  • Minimum ten (10) years’ related, progressive work experience and five (5) years in senior leadership roles, preferably in a post-secondary setting; an equivalent combination of post-secondary education and recent related practical experience may be considered
  • Solid understanding of the discipline/area of expertise including applicable professional and regulatory standards/requirements
  • Demonstrated commitment to flexible learning opportunities and experiential and cross-disciplinary learning
  • Superior analytical, organizational and managerial skills demonstrated within a diverse, unionized work environment
  • Demonstrated experience, knowledge and understanding of working effectively in a diverse environment
  • Experience in financial planning and management, budgeting, financial analysis, budget monitoring and reporting
  • Demonstrated collaborative, innovative and confident leadership abilities reinforced by intellectual agility, objectivity, emotional intelligence and self-awareness
  • Ability to foster innovation and continuous improvement in a dynamic organization
  • Demonstrated ability to be a strategic and entrepreneurial thinker and planner
  • Knowledge of policy and process related to college education
  • Knowledge of adult learning styles, instructional design and distance learning approaches required for effective learning in higher education and business/industry
  • Proven track record in team building and public relations to foster dynamic partnerships and working networks both within and external to the College
  • Ability to inspire, educate, model best practices and foster a culture of research and academia among Canadore College faculty, staff, administration and students

Four Corners Group and Our Client value inclusivity and diversity in the workplace and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds and are both committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please let us know.

We thank you for your interest in this opportunity. Due to the high volume of applicants, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications will be considered as they are received until the position has been filled.

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Dean – Faculty of Arts, Design and Entrepreneurship
Canadore College
North Bay, Ontario

Canadore College is seeking a proven leader with excellent organizational, administrative and academic skills to join a team of dynamic professionals dedicated to promoting student success and providing innovative, market-driven programs.

Reporting to the Vice-President Academic, the Dean will be accountable for providing senior academic and administrative leadership for the Arts, Design and Entrepreneurship programs and will be a member of the College’s Academic Leadership Team. The incumbent will be responsible for establishing community networks, strategic alliances and partnerships to enhance opportunities for students, create value-added outcomes for business and industry partners and will contribute to advancing teaching, learning, research and discovery and community engagement.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Academic Leadership and Operations
Human, Financial Planning and Management

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:
• Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Management Information Systems or a related field is required; Ph.D. preferred
• Minimum ten (10) years’ related, progressive work experience and five (5) years in senior leadership roles, preferably in a post-secondary setting; an equivalent combination of post-secondary education and recent related practical experience may be considered
• Demonstrated commitment to flexible learning opportunities and experiential and cross-disciplinary learning
• Superior analytical, organizational and managerial skills demonstrated within a diverse, unionized work environment
• Demonstrated experience, knowledge and understanding of working effectively in a diverse environment
• Experience in financial planning and management, budgeting, financial analysis, budget monitoring and reporting
• Demonstrated collaborative, innovative and confident leadership abilities reinforced by intellectual agility, objectivity, emotional intelligence and self-awareness
• Ability to foster innovation and continuous improvement in a dynamic organization
• Demonstrated understanding and commitment to teaching excellence and quality education
• Superior skills in public and private negotiation, conflict resolution and collaboration building
• Exceptional communication, listening, interpersonal and presentation skills
• Knowledge of policy and process related to college education
• Knowledge of adult learning styles, instructional design and distance learning approaches required for effective learning in higher education and business/industry
• Proven track record in team building and public relations to foster dynamic partnerships and working networks both within and external to the College
• Ability to inspire, educate, model best practices and foster a culture of research and academia among Canadore College faculty, staff, administration and students

Four Corners Group and Our Client value inclusivity and diversity in the workplace and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds and are both committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please let us know.

We thank you for your interest in this opportunity. Due to the high volume of applicants, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications will be considered as they are received until the position has been filled.

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Associate Partner Taxation/Director of Taxation
(CONFIDENTIAL) Chartered Professional Accounting Firm
GTA, ON

Our client is a mid-sized, highly successful and respected boutique CPA firm that is seeking to recruit an experienced Associate Partner Taxation/Director Taxation. This individual will support the practice and its clients with a broad range of financial, business and tax services.

Reporting directly to the Managing Partner, the individual will focus on many aspects of a client’s business including start-up, structuring, financing, tax planning and compliance, sales and acquisitions, business improvements and retirement and estate planning.

Ideal Candidate Profile

  • Qualified CPA in Ontario
  • Completed the CPA Canada In-Depth Income Tax course
  • 10 years progressive experience, preferably in a mid-sized accounting firm office, covering all aspects of taxation, ideally working closely with small to medium sized businesses
  • Independent, outside the box thinking
  • Exceptional communicator and presenter, able to deal with clients at all levels, and present to industry and peer groups
  • Ideally has exposure to acquisitions and deal structuring
  • Demonstrated ability to operate in a fast-paced environment

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Technical Product Manager
Techspan Industries
Mississauga, ON

Since 1989, Techspan has been supplying electrical connectors, fasteners, wire management and control products to the electrical, automotive, heavy-duty truck market. Techspan sells through wholesale distributors from coast-to-coast. Techspan head office is in Mississauga Ontario and has a western warehouse in Burnaby BC.

With over 15,000 part-numbers in stock, Techspan ships 90% of orders same day with a 95% + fill rate. This makes Techspan the market leader in service to its customers across North America. Techspan also recently acquired Fusetek, a leading Canadian supplier of control gear and fuses. This had allowed Techspan to further expand its product offerings and customer base.

Techspan’s success has been largely driven by outstanding customer service, excellent product selection, strong technical competency and an ability to fill orders faster than anyone else. Techspan is constantly on the lookout for products that not only complement their current lines but also offer customers new or improved solutions. The challenge is to ensure Techspan’s extensive product offerings remain relevant and in demand, while seeking new and improved options for current and prospective customers. You will be working closely with the President, sales, marketing, operations, customers and suppliers. This is an extraordinary opportunity for someone who is excited about the prospect of assisting Techspan in driving forward.

Reporting to the President, the Technical Product Manager will develop products by identifying potential products; conducting market research; generating product requirements; determining specifications, production timetables, pricing, and time-integrated plans for product introduction; developing marketing strategies; supporting customers and field sales.

Ideal Candidate Profile

  • Electrical engineering degree or Certified Engineering Technologist certification required.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ relevant product management experience in the electrical industry.
  • Must have strong technical knowledge in the field of power system protection (fuses).
  • Proven track record of managing all aspects of a successful product throughout its lifecycle.
  • Proven ability to develop product, pricing and marketing strategies and effectively communicate recommendations to management.
  • Solid technical background with understanding and/or hands-on experience in CSA and UL-approved electrical components.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; able to quickly establish rapport and build effective working relationships at all levels. A trusted advisor to management and staff and a team player.
  • Strong customer and marketplace orientation and instincts. Well-developed consulting/selling skills, able to identify, develop and exploit business opportunities.
  • Persuasive; able to sell ideas and marshal respect and support both up and down the line.
  • Committed to delivering timely, high quality services to the organization; a strong sense of urgency.
  • Proficient in CRM and Microsoft Office software.
  • Can secure enthusiastic buy-in from sales, marketing and operations on a wide range of product initiatives.
  • Highly effective project management, detail oriented, prioritization, multi-tasking and time management skills to meet deadlines and execute product strategies.
  • Original and creative problem-solving skills/confident decision-making.
  • Ability to effectively work independently as well as within in a team.
  • Possesses firm negotiation skills.
  • Prefer a candidate with experience in a mid-sized business in highly competitive markets.
  • Has their ego in check, able to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and a great sense of humour.
  • Comfortable admitting they do not have all the answers all of the time.
  • Hungry for results and will not be afraid to “roll up their sleeves” and get into the details to achieve wins.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and able to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Commitment to personal and professional development.
  • A reputable individual with high ethical standards and a longer-term business perspective. Will protect the interests of Techspan.

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Director, Warehouse Operations
Montreal, QC

Our client is a leading international customer centric business that dominates their space. As they continue their growth both domestically and internationally, the need for a Director, Warehouse Operations has been identified.

Reporting directly to the Vice President of Warehouse and Distribution, the Director will be responsible for 6 warehouses in the Montreal area and ensuring the warehouses are agile and achieving the business goals through efficient inbound receipt, management of product and outbound delivery of product to the distribution centre. Critical to the supply chain’s success is ensuring the warehouses ability to adapt to fluctuating demands and volumes on a daily basis. The Director will be successful through managing people, processes and systems within the warehouses, driving engagement, ensuring productivity targets are achieved and workplace health and safety requirements are met.

The Ideal Candidate:

+ A University Degree, preferably in logistics management, inventory management, operations or industrial engineering;

+ A minimum of 7 years’ experience in a senior management role, with a demonstrated understanding and experience of the overall supply chain concepts within a network. Experience ideally gained across multiple sites within the fast-moving retail sector;

+ Experience with Warehouse Management Systems is essential; ideally experience gained with radio frequency and SAP;

+ Demonstrated experience managing budgets and productivity levels;

+ Will demonstrate advanced competency in: problem solving, business and opportunity analysis;

+ The ideal candidate will have a high energy level, be self-motivated, results oriented as well as creative, innovative and flexible.

+ The incumbent will be able to point to specific examples of leading change initiatives and processes that have contributed to strong business results and led to the development of a high-performance organization;

+ The successful candidate will have a track record of managing and developing strong teams, they will have inspirational leadership qualities and proven examples of followership;

+ The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies: drive for results; interpretative and root cause analytics; effective team builder and ability to develop direct reports; business acumen; influencing skills; and strategic agility.

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Recently Completed – Executive Director
Stella's Place
Toronto

Stella’s Place is THE place for young adults in Toronto, aged 16 to 29, who are experiencing mental health challenges to get the support they need. A registered charity since in 2013, Stella’s Place is an innovative mental health treatment centre for young adults that offers peer support, clinical, online (via the BeanBagChat™ App and video counselling), employment, wellness, and recovery services as well as opportunities to explore one’s creative self through studio programs. Notably, Stella’s Place programs are co-designed by professionals and young adults—where young adults serve as partners at every level of the organization, not only designing, but also delivering and evaluating all of our services.

As an organization, Stella’s Place fundamentally values the capabilities and contributions of young adults, as it seeks breakthrough innovations that benefit our community and society as a whole, while also valuing: inclusiveness, diversity and equity; accessibility and a sharing of knowledge; and creativity along with a strengths-based approach. Based in Toronto, Stella’s Place provides much-needed support to over 500 young adults and their families each year and works in partnership with community-based organizations committed to changing the experience of young adults struggling with mental health challenges.

With the upcoming departure of Stella’s Place’s inaugural Executive Director (ED), the organization seeks a dynamic and strategic new leader to continue to achieve its vision of healthy, resilient young adults living the lives they choose. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ED leads a talented and diverse staff team of approximately 40 (via 4 direct reports) and oversees an operating budget of over$3M. With dedication, compassion and creativity, the ED skillfully balances the various needs of a growing entrepreneurial organization serving as the voice of youth, while maintaining a focus on fundraising, staff development and organizational sustainability.

The ED is accountable for the strategic and operational leadership, quality and efficiency of all programs and services, and the engagement of staff and young adults served. Externally, as a key spokesperson for the organization, the ED builds and maintains collaborative relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, strategic partners, and funders (including various levels of government, corporations, and donors).

As an ideal candidate, you bring at least 5 years of progressive senior leadership experience with a solid background in young adult mental health (or a related social sector) and experience in advancing and working within an anti-racism and anti-oppressive framework. You are recognized as a values-driven, entrepreneurial, and visionary leader with strong business acumen, including a proven ability to initiate, secure and grow funding and partnerships. In addition to being a skilled communicator and relationship builder, you have an innovation-focused mindset, are attuned to the challenges and opportunities within the mental health sector, and are passionate about achieving Stella’s Place’s mission of partnering young adults and professionals to provide a collaborative, innovative model of mental health services.

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Recently Completed – Vice President Strategy
Kinark Child and Family Services
Markham, ON

Kinark wishes to recruit a highly collaborative and strategic leader who exemplifies the organization’s core values to join its team in the newly created role of Vice President, Strategy (VP, Strategy).

As a dependable and trusted partner to members of the Executive Team, the VP, Strategy collaborates in the development and implementation of organizational goals and strategies, and operational plans and priorities.

 

In addition, the VP, Strategy will lead and guide the organization’s quality processes, and will oversee project planning and ensure effective project management for key transformative strategic initiatives.

 

Externally, VP, Strategy will sit at provincial tables with government and other organizations and will lead the identification and/or response to emerging sectoral opportunities and challenges, while also leveraging Kinark’s cross-program strengths to optimize the organization’s ability to respond effectively.

 

As a member of Kinark’s Executive Team, the VP, Strategy role requires a self-motivated and strategic leader with high integrity who exhibits an unwavering commitment to quality, continuous improvement and evidence-informed decision making. This position also requires a people-focused leader with a natural inclination and proven ability to mentor staff (formally and informally) and model behaviours consistent with Kinark’s continuous-learning orientation.

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Director of Compliance – Recently Completed
Confidential
Boca Raton, Florida or Remote

Our client is the largest in the world in their sector, specifically dominating the North American market. Our client offers a wide range of highly focused business solutions. Customers put their trust in our client for their most critical processes and transactions.

The Director will be responsible for compliance across the business, ensuring continuity of operations.  The Director will create and maintain compliance systems and processes that ensures all internal and external standards are met.

Compliance will newly report into Finance (having previously reported through Human Resources), and specifically directly to the Senior Vice President of Finance.  The business is also finalizing new outsourced agreements with third party providers to manage the day to day compliance requirements.  The Director will manage those relationships, ensuring the company has clarity, visibility and access to documentation/data and is able to meet ongoing audit requirements.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Post secondary education with a preference for study in business or commerce and further professional development / certification in compliance related study.
  • Experience will have been gained in a highly regulated services-based industry such as financial services, logistics or security with national operations and an hourly / fleet workforce. Further experience with unionized workforces would be of benefit.
  • Has led a compliance function for a national business and ideally has past experience as an auditor.
  • Has had accountability for managing and optimizing relationships with third party vendors and has established and managed against Service Level Agreements (SLA’s).
  • Knowledge of and prior experience dealing with relevant governing bodies – with a strong preference for previous experience working with the Department of Transportation.
  • Proven experience, pointing to a track record of successfully developing and advancing a compliance function for a business and can point to proven examples of interpreting data, fixing process and undertaking continuous improvement initiatives.
  • The ideal candidate will be detail oriented, results oriented, possess a high sense of ownership and strong problem-solving abilities.

Preference for the candidate to reside in Florida with capability for candidate to be located anywhere within the United States,

We thank you for your interest in this opportunity. Due to the high volume of applicants, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications will be considered as they are received until the position has been filled.

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Vice President, Supply Chain – Recently Completed
Leading Manufacturer and Distributor
Woodbridge, ON

Our client is a subsidiary of a $2 billion USD Company and employs over 10,000 associates in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Products are sold in over 130 countries throughout the world. Our client dominates the value and private label space, attracting customers seeking quality, innovation and leading-edge technology while recognizing value.

The North American market is the largest, most profitable and fastest growing market served for this business, with $700+ million in revenues and is on track to be over $1 billion in the next two years. The business has three distinct business units and corresponding distribution channels in Canada and the United States. For the business to realize its growth goals and to become a benchmark of excellence for the industry, our client has identified the need for a new leader to join their team as Vice President, Supply Chain to champion its operations.

The Vice President, Supply Chain is a critical leadership role, responsible for the development and delivery of supply chain strategies across the company’s three business segments.

The Vice President will bring a continuous improvement mindset to developing and implementing supply chain strategies that will enable each business to meet and exceed their operating plans while concurrently driving long term cost efficiency, customer engagement, sustainability and team engagement.  Under the leadership of the Vice President, the supply chain will ensure sustainable and competitive advantages for customers working with the business.

This Vice President role encompasses the entire end-to-end supply scope, from the receiving of purchased goods, through to the comprehensive planning, operational and production processes, to the effective delivery of the final goods to customers.  The Vice President will manage a large budget of freight spend, with a product flow of $750 million and inbound freight spend of $30 million and an outbound spend of approximately $9 million.

Specifically, the Vice President is accountable for forecasting, procurement, demand fulfillment, logistics, distribution operations, planning and scheduling, materials management and inventory management, third-party contracts (transportation, warehouses, and customs brokers), import, export, and will oversee various company-operated and/or third party warehouse, distribution sites for North America.

With a goal of capitalizing on emerging trends and shortening lead times to deliver better efficiencies, the Vice President will be proactive in utilizing technology.  They will lead automation opportunities to enable the business to further integrate with their customers and ultimately deploy EDI systems that will allow the business to manage inventory on behalf of their customers, further enhancing the strategic partnership with customers.

Reporting to the President, the Vice President will be a member of the senior management team, and will work in conjunction with the sales team members across all business units, the technology team, and in collaboration with the raw materials buyers, planners, schedulers and the logistics team in China. The Vice President will lead a highly functioning team through three direct reports, the Director of Warehousing & Operations, the Supply Chain Manager and the Purchasing Team Manager.

Four Corners Group and Our Client value inclusivity and diversity in the workplace and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds and are both committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please let us know.

We thank you for your interest in this opportunity. Due to the high volume of applicants, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  Applications will be considered as they are received until the position has been filled.

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Interim Chief Executive Officer – Recently Completed
Canopy Support Services (Formerly Tri-County Community Support Services)
Peterborough, Ontario

Canopy provides community-based specialized clinical and support services to individuals, families, and service providers that contribute to the enhancement of the quality of life and community participation of persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities and/or Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). With the upcoming maternity leave of Canopy’s current CEO, the Board of Directors is undertaking a search for an outstanding Interim CEO for an 18-month contract to lead the organization in realizing its mission, vision, and service mandates.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the CEO will be responsible for overall management of Canopy, with a focus on strategic leadership, program planning and execution, future sustainability, public relations, and stakeholder management. The CEO will harness and mobilize the organization by leading through change and will help develop organizational strength to capitalize on appropriate opportunities. This will include bolstering awareness of Canopy’s services and enhanced service offerings to build capacity within the programs and teams. The CEO will lead with transparency in a forward-thinking manner as the organization continues to transition towards alternative service funding models. The CEO will identify and maintain positive, productive relationships with all internal and external parties including the Board of Directors, government, community partners, funders, and staff by championing an environment of collaboration and empowerment within an established framework of accountability.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 8 years of progressive leadership experience and academic credentials consistent with CEO level (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required; Master’s degree preferred). Preference will be given to candidates with non-profit experience, with a background in developmental services or experience with direct funding service models. Drawing on their substantial partnership, relationship building, and change management experience, the preferred candidate is a passionate, empathetic leader with exceptional listening, communication, and interpersonal skills. The preferred candidate is a strategic, values-based leader who effectively builds trust, leads through influence, and works with others to collaboratively realize Canopy’s mission.

The target hiring salary range for this role is $81,907 – $100,471 per annum.

Four Corners Group and Our Client value inclusivity and diversity in the workplace and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds and are both committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please let us know.

We thank you for your interest in this opportunity. Due to the high volume of applicants, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications will be considered as they are received until the position has been filled.

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Director, Media Relations and Communications – Recently Completed
College Employer Council (“CEC”)
Toronto

The Director, Media Relations and Communications is a newly created role, which will work closely with the Chief Executive Officer in managing a wide-ranging portfolio including developing and implementing communication strategies, media relations, issues management, online and social media, government relations, bargaining specific communications and special projects.

The Director, Media Relations and Communications will work with Chief Executive Officer to lead in developing and executing comprehensive external and internal communication and public relations plans for the CEC. Key audiences include the 24 Colleges across Ontario, the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities, Colleges Ontario, the CEC Board, representatives of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (“OPSEU”), regulatory bodies, various government agencies, the general media and the public.

The position requires effectively advising the Board and Senior Management as well as anticipating and expertly handling current and emerging issues that potentially affect the organization’s reputation among its target stakeholders and audiences. The primary objective for this role is to develop and communicate a clear, consistent message for the CEC across all internal and external stakeholders throughout the province. This person will create and disseminate content that is meaningful and relevant to a sophisticated audience of education and business leaders and decision makers.

Key responsibilities include the following:

  • Develop and Implement Communication Strategy
  • Writing and Editing
  • Media Relations and Issues Management
  • Online and Social Media
  • Government Relations
  • Bargaining Specific Communications

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Director of Education and Chief Executive Officer – Recently Completed
Toronto Catholic District School Board
Toronto, ON

Transforming the world through witness, faith, innovation and action: The Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB), Canada’s largest publicly funded Catholic school board, is an inclusive learning community rooted in the love of Christ. We serve students from diverse cultural, linguistic and ethnic backgrounds and are proud to be a significant part of the fabric of publicly-funded Catholic education in the Province of Ontario.

Working in partnership with parents, teachers, unions, associations, the Archdiocese of Toronto, and the wider community, the TCDSB educates students to their full academic, social, physical and spiritual potential in an inclusive learning community imbued with Catholic faith. With a long and distinguished history of providing excellence in Catholic education for the Toronto community, the TCDSB serves more than 91,000 students in 196 schools, employs nearly 14,000 staff and represents close to 550,000 Catholic school supporters in this city.

With the upcoming retirement of the current Director of Education, the TCDSB seeks a visionary leader to support the growth and success of its students, staff and communities, and effectively meet the challenges of education today and into the future.

Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Director of Education is a practicing Catholic who serves as TCDSB’s chief education officer, chief executive officer and secretary of the board. The Director is accountable for ensuring compliance with provincial law and curriculum and is deeply knowledgeable about legislation that pertains to the administration of a school board. As the chief education officer of the TCDSB, the Director is dedicated to the success of all students and actualizes multi-year strategic plans that ensure the equitable treatment of students and continual improvement of student success system wide.

Poised to navigate effectively through a post-COVID-19 reality, the ideal candidate will bring an acute business mindset to operations, finance, infrastructure, communications, human resources and governance. With high emotional intelligence and a track record of success in implementation and leading through change, the preferred candidate is a champion of educational innovation, with a passion for TCDSB’s mission and vision.

Key attributes and skills include:

  • Able to collaborate and build strong relationships and partnerships with stakeholders;
  • Strong political acumen;
  • Adept at navigating complex governance matters;
  • Communicates respectfully and effectively;
  • Is at ease working with groups of varying size and sophistication;
  • Brings experience as a spokesperson, including dealing with the media; and
  • Fosters an environment of accountability and excellence.

Education:

The ideal candidate holds Supervisory Officer qualifications and is a member in good standing of the Ontario College of Teachers.

The TCDSB is an equal opportunity employer committed to accommodating the individual needs of candidates with disabilities. Please let us know if you require accommodation due to a disability during any aspect of the recruitment and selection process and we will work with you to address your needs.

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Vice President Global Marketing – Recently Completed
Umbra Ltd.
Greater Toronto Area

Umbra is recognized as one of the world’s most innovative designers and manufacturers of modern home products. The Umbra brand is easily recognizable for its unique, modern style and appreciated for its affordability in price. Based in Toronto, Canada, Umbra currently distributes in over 120 countries across the world with offices in Europe, Canada, United States, Brazil, and China.

Umbra is seeking an accomplished marketing leader to join their global executive team who shares a passion for design. Reporting directly to the President & CEO, the Vice President Global Marketing will collaborate closely with the in-house design team and ideally thrive in an entrepreneurial, innovative, fast moving culture that is focused on global expansion.

The Vice President Global Marketing will have accountability for the annual business plan and commercial plans, and for leadership for e-commerce, social marketing, graphics, visual marketing and the China e-commerce team. The role will oversee the marketing team of 30 professionals and be responsible for 8 direct reports.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • University degree in Business/Commerce, Marketing or Business Administration.
  • An experienced marketer, strategist and business builder with 10+ years’ senior marketing management experience.
  • Experience gained in a product focused e-commerce organization, ideally combined with business-to-consumer marketing leadership experience. Additional experience in the sales function is an asset.
  • Demonstrated experience and leadership in managing comprehensive strategic marketing and commercial leadership priorities to advance an organization’s mission and goals.
  • An achiever with a track record of developing and growing brands / portfolio management through the creation and execution of sound strategy. Ideation to commercialization is required.
  • Action oriented with a drive to innovate and implement strategies in a competitive environment.
  • Experience operating / collaborating with operations outside of Canada, specifically in the USA, Europe and Asia. The incumbent will be globally minded.
  • The ideal candidate will bring strong financial assessment, budgeting and financial monitoring skills.
  • Organizationally astute, they have superior influencing, collaboration and communication skills and will be able to build strong working relationships across all levels within the business and communicate effectively with external customers and suppliers.

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Director of Payroll and Benefits – Recently Completed
Confidential
Montreal, Quebec

Our client is a leading customer centric business that dominates their space and one of Canada’s most successful publicly traded companies. As they continue their growth, the need for a Director of Payroll and Benefits has been identified.

The Director of Payroll and Benefits is a key position within our client.  Reporting to the Vice President of Finance the Director will be accountable for the payroll function supporting our client’s 20,000+ associates, across the head office and the national store system. Leading a team of 10 people, the Director will be responsible for the accuracy and timeliness of payroll processing and will ensure the right internal controls are in place within both the SAP and the Kronos systems to generate accurate payrolls. In addition to payroll, the Director will further be a resource for the company pension and benefits plans.

More specifically, the Director of Payroll and Benefits will be accountable for the following:

+Payroll administrations, taxes and deductions in a multi-province environment, processing payroll for over 20,000 associates;

+Maintaining and managing payroll-related legal and regulatory compliance;

+Designing and maintaining effective internal controls for the payroll function and working closely with finance to ensure internal/external audit compliance;

+Resolving issues by providing root cause analysis and corrective action for all non-routine situations; +         Collaborating with IT resources to prioritize and resolve both proactive and reactive IT support for all components of the payroll system;

+Managing staff at all levels to accomplish results through training, development, and evaluate the performance of the department’s resource;

+Establishing and maintaining strong relationships and on-going communications and collaborations with human resources, accounting, information technology and operations, and;

+Act as a resource on matters related to, benefits and pension, interacting with outside consultants throughout the year.

The Ideal Candidate

+A Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, administration or the equivalent and Certified Payroll Professional Designation preferred.

+A minimum 8 to 10 years of experience managing payroll departments within large multi-province companies, including responsibility for and in-depth functional knowledge of payroll/payroll tax processing, internal/external audits, issue resolution, deductions and research of payroll tax and wage/hour requirements for new locations.

+Experience working with fully integrated payroll and human resources ERP solutions. Knowledge of SAP and/or Kronos is an asset.

+In depth knowledge of employment rules and regulations in 3 provinces such as Quebec, Ontario, and at least one other province is mandatory.

+Proven ability to collaborate with other departments, building relationships and gaining commitment and resources for payroll led initiatives.

+Is able to point to a track record of having managed payroll to perform more efficiently and accurately, including creating and training new positions to accommodate organizational transformation as a result of system implementations and company growth.

+Has had exposure to high volume payroll processing and to benefits and pension related work.

+Highly organized with the ability to think critically and make effective decisions in a fast-paced environment.

+Possesses excellent business writing and verbal communication skills.

+French / English bilingualism is a requirement.  Based out of our client’s head office in Montreal, the Director of Payroll and Benefits will play an important leadership role within the finance team and will work closely with all members of the finance team as well as be a key business partner to the human resources team.

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Vice President, Marketing – Recently Completed
Sailun Tire America
Brampton, ON

For Sailun Tire America and its associated business units to realize its vision of establishing STA as the benchmark for excellence in the industry, the organization has identified a need to continue to enhance its marketing and commercial leadership capabilities in the North America region. STA is seeking a new Vice President, Marketing to champion their growth efforts.

Reporting directly into the President of STA, The Vice President, Marketing will be responsible for the vision, strategies, leadership and seamless execution of all strategic and tactical marketing initiatives for North America. They will have accountability for the annual business plan and commercial plans, and for leadership in its entirety for marketing, including: strategic brand positioning and brand identities, product management, market and business intelligence (insights on size, segments, trends, competitive frameworks, etc.), customer marketing, pricing and mix management, communication, new product development and innovation and advertising and promotions.

Ideal Candidate Profile

  • University degree in Business/Commerce, Marketing or Business Administration. An MBA is preferred.
  • An experienced marketer, strategist and business builder with 7 – 10 years’ senior marketing management experience.
  • Experience gained in a fast-moving consumer goods environment, ideally combined with an entrepreneurial business to business marketing leadership experience. Additional experience in the sales function is an asset.
  • Exposure to a global/multi-national organization, with candidate experience gained beyond the borders of Canada and ideally internationally beyond North America.
  • The ideal candidate will thrive in an entrepreneurially minded, hands-on environment.
  • An achiever with a track record of developing and growing brands / portfolio management through the creation and execution of sound strategy. Ideation to commercialization is required

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Senior Vice President Real Estate – Recently Completed
Montreal/Toronto, Canada

Our client is a leading international retailer that dominates their space. As they continue their growth, the need for a Vice President Real Estate has been identified.

Reporting to the COO, the Senior Vice President, Real Estate is an integral part of the senior management team and is responsible for continuing to expand the real estate portfolio nationally.  The Senior Vice President will be accountable for strategic network design and optimization of the existing portfolio, ensuring alignment of the real estate strategy with the overall corporate business strategy and vision.

Ideal Candidate Profile

  • The ideal candidate will bring 7-10 years of senior real estate leadership experience gained in the Canadian market with a focus on deal making and network strategy.  Further experience in construction would be an asset, development is not required.
  • Exposure will have been national in scope, and ideally encompasses both tenant and landlord experience gained the commercial retail space.  Further experience as a broker would be an asset.
  • The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable of all major markets across Canada and further will have strong relationships in individual markets, with landlords and local brokers.
  • A self-motivated team player who possesses the intellect, drive, people skills and business acumen to succeed in a fast paced, high performance, results-driven environment.
  • Possesses outstanding analytical skills, with excellent attention to detail.
  • A hands-on problem solver who is hungry for results with top tier negotiating skills to get deals closed.
  • Possesses and constantly seeks out detailed market knowledge across Canada to enhance the retail footprint.
  • Builds and maintains excellent relationships with the main players in the Canadian retail real estate industry including: Landlords; Brokers and Consultants; and Other retailers.
  • Exhibits commitment and perseverance, with a proven ability to stay focused amidst multiple demands on time and attention.
  • Demonstrates a high sense of urgency with the ability to work independently and prioritize on an ongoing basis with a high volume of ever-changing deals.
  • A Degree in Business Management or Administration and a strong track record of notable educational achievement is preferred.
  • English is mandatory, English/French bilingualism would be a strong asset.

We would like to thank all applicants, however, only successful candidates will be contacted.

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Vice President, Central Canada – Recently Completed
GTA, ON

Our client is one of the world’s largest privately-owned security services companies, offering a range of highly focused business solutions.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, Protective Services Canada, the Vice President will be accountable for leading the Ontario Region with full profit and loss accountability.  They will be accountable to develop the region’s book of business, to foster a culture of customer excellence, to develop and implement a strategic plan to reach the sales and profitability objectives of the region, to optimize cost management and to develop a pervasive health and safety culture.

Ideal Candidate Profile

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, engineering or another relevant field is strongly preferred.
  • Minimum 15 years of successful corporate management and executive leadership experience along with responsibility for multi-unit operations across large geographies with P&L accountability.  Experience gained in sales, service and operations-based organizations; outsourced business services are ideal.
  • Solid track record of success in new business development, with a proven ability to raise the bar with respect to strategies, tactics and outcomes.
  • Familiar with pipeline management, sales process, lead generation and marketing disciplines.
  • Knowledge and effective understanding of financial reporting and planning. Strong analytical ability with respect to business proposals and plans, financial results and performance indicators.
  • Must have proven experience in the development of and performance management of highly successful teams.
  • Demonstrates excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Works effectively with co-workers, customers and others by sharing ideas in a constructive and collaborative manner.
  • Anticipates needs, is accessible and manages resources effectively to provide timely and reliable service to both internal and external customers.
  • Owns it; holds oneself and team accountable for delivering on business goals.
  • Demonstrates and models company values with internal and external customers.
  • Excellent communication skills and highly comfortable in client settings.
  • Excellent relationship skills with external and internal clients; is persuasive and patient, listens well.
  • Works well under pressure and meets deadlines; committed to getting the job done.
  • A strategic thinker; able to prioritize and use sound judgment and decision-making.
  • Balances being detail-oriented with seeing the bigger picture.
  • Demonstrates awareness of variables, which could affect employee retention and/or morale; is a leader in developing strategies to ensure employee engagement and retention.
  • Proven leadership and change management skills on a large scale.
  • Must be willing to travel overnight amongst regional offices located in Canada as required by the business to perform to the job standards and requirements to be effective.
  • Will reside in the Greater Toronto Area.

We would like to thank all applicants, however, only successful candidates will be contacted.

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