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Director of Payroll
Keolis Canada
Montreal, QC

Our client Keolis Canada is considered a pioneer in multimodality. With the support of a global group, the business has developed a broad-based vision of urban and intercity mobility for today and the future. Operating in Québec and Ontario, Keolis Canada carries nearly 20 million passengers and delivers more that 1 million parcels every year. The business offers a wide range of high-quality, reliable and safe transportation services in a sustainable manner.

Keolis Canada is focused on building tomorrow's mobility for today with a global, collaborative, and innovative approach. As passengers demand more in terms of connected mobility, cities become smarter, and countries search for more sustainable mobility the business continues to adapt. Under the guidance of a dynamic leadership team, Keolis Canada is well positioned to continue to excel into the future. The need has been identified for a dynamic leader to join this high performing team in the newly created role of Director of Payroll, championing the function for the business.

The Position

The Director of Payroll is a key position within Keolis Canada, centred at the heart of the operations. The Director of Payroll will be accountable for leading the payroll function for the business, supporting 1,000 associates with 12 collective agreements across Québec and Ontario. With accountability for the strategy, structure and execution of the payroll function, the Director will drive both the day-to-day execution and the long-term vision for the function. They will be accountable for the payroll system, the processes, the strategy, and the effectiveness of the service for both the head office and field operations.

The Director of Payroll will lead a team of 4 direct reports and will report to the Vice President of Human Resources and be a key business partner to the human resources department. Accuracy and timeliness of payroll processing, efficiency in operations, consistency in service and readiness for continued growth are key for success in this role. The Director of Payroll will bring a continuous improvement and best in class service mind-set to the business. They will evaluate workflows, design best practices and processes to bring consistency across decision making and improve payroll accuracy. The Director will be responsible for providing mentorship, coaching and development to create a high performing, efficient and service-oriented team.

More specifically, on a day-to-day basis, the Director will be accountable for the following:
+ Payroll administration, taxes and deductions in a multi-province environment, ongoing processing of payroll for over 1,000 associates and 12 collective agreements
+ 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
+ Developing and executing vision for future-state processes, including project plans, monitoring and reporting of process improvement initiatives
+ 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 performance management, and
+ Establishing and maintaining strong relationships and on-going communication and collaboration with human resources, accounting, information technology and operations.

The Director will be deemed successful having accomplished the following, after 12 months:

+ Successfully implemented clear and consistent payroll processes across the board
+ Has improved payroll accuracy
+ Established relationships and credibility across the business and is seen as a key partner across multiple regions
+ Is receiving positive feedback that they have brought together and developed a strong team and is trusted and viewed to be adding value to the organization, and
+ Is leading, mentoring and motivating the payroll team through change to achieve results.

The Ideal Candidate

+ A Bachelor’s Degree and Certified Payroll Professional Designation is preferred
+ A minimum of 7 years of experience managing payroll departments within large multi-province companies, including responsibility for, and in-depth functional knowledge of payroll/payroll tax processing, collective agreements, internal/external audits, issue resolution, deductions and research of payroll tax and wage/hour requirements for new locations
+ The incumbent must have experience with payroll systems and/or upgrades including current and future state documentation, gap-fit analysis, solution strategy recommendations, project management, training, communications and change management
+ An engaging leader with previous experience leading a team through change management
+ Proven ability to collaborate with other departments, building relationships and gaining commitment and resources for payroll led initiatives
+ Has had exposure to compensation, benefits and pension related work. Depth of experience required not substantial; however, the successful candidate must be familiar with basic terminology and be comfortable working with spreadsheets and numbers
+ 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, and
+ English / French bilingualism is a requirement.

To learn more about this extraordinary opportunity, or to apply, please contact:
Erin Plasky, Client Partner at eplasky@fourcornersgroup.com or 416-593-0900 x2250

Keolis Canada encourages applications from individuals who reflect the diversity of the city of Montreal. Keolis Canada and Four Corners Group are committed to supporting individuals with disabilities through each stage of the recruitment and selection process. Please inform us if you require accommodation through any stage of the process and we will assist you.

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Director of Tenant Services
Circle Community LandTrust
Toronto, ON

If you share a passion for innovative approaches to keeping Toronto homes in the affordable housing realm and wish to help build an organization that will have a lasting impact on hundreds of low-income families, we invite you to use your energy and talents as our Director of Tenant Services at Circle Community LandTrust ("Circle").

About Circle Community LandTrust:
Circle is a non-profit organization founded to protect and invest in some of the last affordable family-sized homes in Toronto. In June 2021, the City of Toronto chose Circle as the successful proponent to own and manage 561 houses now owned by Toronto Community Housing Corporation. For tenants, the benefits will be improved services, well-maintained houses, and the assurance that they can raise their families without the fear of losing their homes. For Toronto, the benefits are the preservation and regeneration of hundreds of affordable houses – houses that would be impossible to replace in today’s market – in mixed income neighbourhoods.

Beginning in March 2022, Circle will begin to complete the purchase of the houses, bring them to a good state of repair, and keep them affordable. In undertaking this work, Circle will draw upon an experienced housing provider and manager, WoodGreen Community Services, to support the management of the portfolio. Governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of leaders in the social housing sector, Circle has a vision of quality, family-sized, perpetually affordable homes in inclusive communities to serve today’s tenants and future generations.

About This Role:
Reporting to the CEO & General Manager, the Director of Tenant Services is accountable for the tenant experience and contributes to the overall success of Circle by designing and implementing strategies and processes to administer and support successful tenancies. As a member of the executive leadership team, the Director of Tenant Services leads the development and implementation of operational strategies and procedures in accordance with the regulatory framework and which promotes tenant satisfaction and wellbeing.

As Director of Tenant Services, You Will:
+ Recruit, train, and lead the Tenant Service Team (of 4-5) to provide Circle’s tenants with exemplary service, promote tenants’ independence and well-being, and ensure all tenants are equipped to maintain successful tenancies;
+ Collaborate with senior leadership to review, develop, and deploy tenant-facing policies, including eviction prevention, internal and external transfers, and tenant communications;
+ Develop and oversee processes for lease and subsidy administration activities, including filling vacant units, welcoming and orienting new tenants, lease signings, rent-geared-to-income calculations, and mandatory reporting;
+ Collaborate with the team to collect and leverage data to inform decision making related to improving the tenant experience;
+ Build connections with agencies and resources in the community that will benefit Circle’s tenants; and
+ Foster and promote a positive image of Circle with tenants, key stakeholders, and the general public.

About You:
+ An innovative, empathetic, and inclusive leader who takes initiative and is comfortable operating both strategically and in a hands-on way with your team and tenants;
+ Superb organizational, communications (verbal/written), interpersonal, and problem solving skills;
+ Demonstrates a maturity in decision making, sound judgment, integrity, and common sense;
+ Track record of teamwork, collegiality, and developing strong cross-functional partnerships; and
+ An affinity for affordable housing and making a meaningful difference through your work.

You Also Have:
+ A minimum of 3 to 5 years of progressive management experience and a broad knowledge of non-profit housing and Toronto’s social service sector;
+ Familiarity with the legislation and regulations governing non-profit housing, in particular the Residential Tenancies Act and the City of Toronto’s access and rent-geared-to-income policies;
+ A Degree in social sciences (or equivalent), preferred; and
+ Experience with Yardi Property Management software is an asset.

The target hiring range for the role is $85,000 to $95,000 per year, depending on experience.

Applications will be considered as they are received.

Circle Community LandTrust encourages applications from individuals who reflect the diversity of the city of Toronto. Circle and Four Corners Group are committed to supporting individuals with disabilities through each stage of the recruitment and selection process. Please inform us if you require accommodation through any stage of the process and we will assist you.

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Director of Finance
Circle Community LandTrust
Toronto, ON

If you share a passion for innovative approaches to keeping Toronto homes in the affordable housing realm and wish to help build an organization that will have a lasting impact on hundreds of low-income families, we invite you to bring your energy and talents to the role of Director of Finance at Circle Community LandTrust.

About Circle Community LandTrust:
Circle is a non-profit organization founded to protect and invest in some of the last affordable family-sized homes in Toronto. In June 2021, the City of Toronto chose Circle as the successful proponent to own and manage 561 houses now owned by Toronto Community Housing Corporation. For tenants, the benefits will be improved services, well-maintained houses, and the assurance that they can raise their families without the fear of losing their homes. For Toronto, the benefits are the preservation and regeneration of hundreds of affordable houses – houses that would be impossible to replace in today’s market – in mixed income neighbourhoods.

Beginning in March 2022, Circle will begin to complete the purchase of the houses, bring them to a good state of repair, and keep them affordable. In undertaking this work, Circle will draw upon an experienced housing provider and manager, WoodGreen Community Services to support the management of the portfolio. Governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of leaders in the social housing sector, Circle has a vision of quality, family-sized, perpetually affordable homes in inclusive communities to serve today’s tenants and future generations.

About This Role:
Reporting to the CEO & General Manager, the Director of Finance contributes to the overall success of the organization by effectively leading and managing all finance and accounting functions at Circle, including financial accounting, reporting, budgeting, modelling, and controls, as well as government reporting and compliance for the organization. As a member of the executive leadership team, the Director provides vital input into key financial strategic decisions to support the effective start-up and sustainable operation of the organization.

As Director of Finance, You Will:
+ Prepare management and financial statements and reports to meet differing stakeholder requirements;
+ Work closely with the CEO & GM to make sound and proactive finance and business decisions;
+ Assist in the development of the annual budget and multi-year business plan to align with strategic plans;
+ Develop and lead the annual operating budget and capital planning process, and related monitoring;
+ Ensure that appropriate systems of internal controls have been developed and effectively implemented; Work with senior leadership and staff to assist with their budgeting and reporting needs, providing guidance, training, and financial expertise; and
+ Develop, recommend, implement, and monitor risk management systems to ensure the integrity of financial practices and compliance with the expectations of funders, lenders, and auditors.

About You:
+ An adaptable and inclusive leader who takes initiative and is comfortable operating both strategically and in a hands-on way;
+ Superb organizational, communications (verbal/written), interpersonal, and problem solving skills;
+ Deep experience with budgeting and operational and financial modelling;
+ Proven ability to effectively lead reporting and compliance for an organization;
+ Track record of teamwork, collegiality, and developing strong cross-functional partnerships; and
+ An affinity for affordable housing and making a meaningful difference through your work.

You Also Have:
+ 5+ years of progressive senior management experience in finance, preferably in the nonprofit sector;
+ Extensive knowledge of business practices and approaches related to financial management, including audit, comptrollership, generally accepted accounting principles, financial and cash flow modelling, corporate governance, and risk management;
+ CPA designation and degree in Finance, Business Administration, or related field (or equivalent); and
+ Experience working with lenders and an understanding of the housing sector or other social services, preferred.

The target hiring range for the role is $105,000 to $115,000 per year, depending on experience.

Applications will be considered as they are received.

Circle Community LandTrust encourages applications from individuals who reflect the diversity of the city of Toronto. Circle and Four Corners Group are committed to supporting individuals with disabilities through each stage of the recruitment and selection process. Please inform us if you require accommodation through any stage of the process and we will assist you.

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Information Security Officer
Queen’s University – Information Technology Services
Kingston, ON

Queen’s University (Information Technology Services) is seeking a new Information Security Officer to provide leadership and to develop and maintain security policies, assess cyber and information security risks and to recommend risk mitigation strategies.

Reporting to the Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice-Principal (Information Technology Services) (CIO), the Information Security Officer (ISO) provides leadership and works in partnership with units and individuals across the University to develop and maintain policy instruments, assess cyber and information security risks, and recommend risk mitigation strategies and priorities.

The ISO is responsible for implementing and running the enterprise information security program, providing direct consultation to both the Director, Strategy and Partnerships and the CIO. The ISO also interacts with senior members of the University community in an advisory role, using significant tact, judgement, and negotiation skills to articulate the impact of cybersecurity on (digital) business. In addition, the ISO is responsible for building awareness of and ensuring compliance with Queen’s information security policies and procedures and the regulatory environment.

Overall, the ISO’s main functions are ensuring the execution of all information security risks and compliance activities across the University and to assess, maintain, and ensure that staff, students, and faculty are supported by and comply with the University’s security requirements.

Committed to equity, diversity and inclusion, the ISO leads 2 direct reports and empowers and inspires all of IT Services to achieve a strong and proactive enterprise information security program.

Ideal Candidate:

You hold a graduate degree in engineering, computer science, or related field with several years of experience in governance development (processes, policies, procedures, and standards) and substantial work experience with information systems and network security. You possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills with an ability to compile, synthesize and interpret relevant information from a wide variety of sources, with an ability to pay exceptional attention to detail. To the role, you bring a high-level understanding of current security technology and business trends, with an ability to communicate that understanding in non-technical business terms. You are a strategic leader with experience collaborating at all levels within a large organization and thrive in a fast-paced, multi-stakeholder environment. A recognized professional IT security certification, such as Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), is preferred.

Queen’s University is an equal opportunity employer and invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities/racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Queen’s 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). If you require accommodation during the recruitment or interview process, please let us know. This document is available in alternate format(s) upon request.

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Executive Director
Seva Food Bank
Seva Food Bank supports the community from two locations in Mississauga.

Following several years of significant growth and with exciting new opportunities on the horizon, Seva Food Bank is undertaking a search for an outstanding new Executive Director (“ED”)

Since 2010, the Seva Food Bank (“Seva”) has been addressing the causes and consequences of food insecurity by providing safe, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food and programing to low-income families of all backgrounds within the Peel Region. Registered as Sikhs Serving Canada, Seva is a Sikh-inspired, registered not-for-profit organization whose clients, volunteers, and staff are as diverse as the communities it supports.

Seva is a client-centric organization. Its approach underscores the importance of dignity, cultural sensitivity, and inclusion in the way it serves families in need. Seva’s mandate is to coordinate and deliver programs that improve the food needs of clients and support them in their journey to self-reliance by addressing the root causes of hunger. Solutions are developed and implemented by a small, committed staff with thoughtful community engagement. Seva’s programs and services are provided in English, Arabic, Punjabi, Hindi, and Urdu. Each month over 900 families receive an average of 100,000 pounds of food and a variety of support services. Seva currently operates two food bank locations in Mississauga, including a Community Teaching Kitchen where they host interactive cooking classes facilitated by a professional Culinary Chef. Seva’s locations are hubs of energy and collaboration for the community.

Following several years of significant growth and with exciting new opportunities on the horizon, the Board of Directors is undertaking a search for an outstanding new leader. Reporting to the Board, the Executive Director (“ED”) is responsible for providing direction and leadership to an engaged staff team (currently with 6 full-time staff), along with numerous part-time staff and dedicated volunteers, in achievement of Seva’s mission and strategic objectives. The ED is accountable for the administration, day-to-day operations, fundraising, relationship management, and implementation of the strategic plan to effectively lead the organization through a period of continued growth and expanded programing.

As an ideal candidate for this role, you are passionate about serving the community and recognize the power of food to feed, nourish, heal, connect, and grow individuals, families, and communities. You are an innovative, inspiring, and strategic leader who exemplifies Seva’s core values and possesses a clear vision for continuing and executing the strategic plan with nimbleness and creativity. With outstanding leadership and relationship building skills, you can communicate and translate Seva’s vision into actionable outcomes, leveraging relationships and alliances with a wide variety of key internal and external stakeholders, funders, and community partners. With strong communications skills and leadership rooted in trust, transparency, and teamwork, you lead with kindness and champion and model collaboration, accountability, and inclusion in all you do. A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required, while a master’s degree is preferred. To the role, you bring at least 8 years of management experience, with 3-5 years of general management overseeing finance, operations, fundraising, marketing communications, program development, and team leadership. Not-for-profit experience and an ability to communicate in Punjabi, Hindi, or Urdu is preferred, as is an understanding of food security and/or food banking and experience reporting to or supporting a volunteer Board of Directors.

If you share Seva’s passion for addressing the needs of local communities to enable everyone to fulfil their true potential, we invite you to bring your talents and energy to this exciting and rewarding role.

Seva Food Bank is an equal opportunity employer. Seva Food Bank 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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Executive Director
Amalgamated Agency of Brant Family and Children’s Services and The Children’s Aid Society of Haldimand & Norfolk
Brantford and Haldimand & Norfolk County

The Joint Board Steering Committee, on behalf of the Boards of Directors, wishes to recruit an exceptional leader to the role of Executive Director (“ED”) of the new amalgamated Agency combining Brant Family and Children’s Services (Brant FACS) and The Children’s Aid Society of Haldimand & Norfolk (CASHN), both agencies mandated by the Province of Ontario through the Child, Youth and Family Services Act to ensure the protection of children from abuse and neglect.

Brant Family and Children’s Services (Brant FACS) and The Children’s Aid Society of Haldimand & Norfolk (CASHN) are agencies mandated by the Province of Ontario through the Child, Youth and Family Services Act to ensure the protection of children from abuse and neglect. The two agencies have served their respective communities for over 100 years and now look forward to continuing to meet the needs of children and families, as they move forward under a collective vision. Earlier this year, an Amalgamation Proposal and Agreement between Brant FACS and CASHN was approved by the community Boards of Directors and Memberships of both organizations. Following government approvals, the Amalgamation Agreement will take effect April 1, 2022 and a re-branding process to establish a new operating name and brand / logo for the new agency is underway.

At this important time of new beginnings, the Joint Board Steering Committee, on behalf of the Boards of Directors, wishes to recruit an exceptional leader to the role of Executive Director (“ED”) of the new amalgamated Agency. The ED is accountable to the Board of Directors for the delivery of the Agency’s services in accordance with the policies, goals, and objectives established by the Board and relevant legislation, and for the effective and efficient management of the Agency’s operations (including: service mandate; organization diversity, equity, and inclusion; management and development of a staff team of over 200; fiscal management of a ~$40M budget; and community, media, and Ministry/government relations and advocacy). With a focus on enhancing the Agency’s ability to promote and serve the welfare of children, youth, and families, the ED leads with integrity and works in close collaboration with the Board to create a strong vision, provide sound governance, and develop strategic plans that ensure the agency is sustainable, results based, and child focused.

With a track record of successfully leading teams and organizations through change, the preferred candidate brings ¬¬¬strong leadership and advanced management skills with significant experience in delivering and managing child welfare services. The ED role requires a supportive and flexible leader with excellent financial acumen who champions transformative change, collaboration, and equitable outcomes and practices. A Master’s degree in social work or related field is preferred, as is experience with amalgamations and knowledge of indigenous services including Truth and Reconciliation commitments in child welfare. The candidate sought is a skilled communicator who is passionate about child protection rooted in community and is comfortable acting as the agency’s spokesperson with government, partners, families, and the communities served.

The amalgamated agency of Brant Family and Children’s Services and The Children’s Aid Society of Haldimand & Norfolk is committed to anti-oppressive values of equity, inclusion, and respect. We value a diverse workforce and encourage applications from people of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities. The agency and Four Corners Group are committed to creating an accessible environment for all. 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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Human Resources Consultant, Academic and Francophone Affairs
College Employer Council
Toronto, ON

The College Employer Council is seeking a new Human Resources Consultant, Academic and Francophone Affairs (“Consultant”) role due to the pending retirement of a long-service and trusted incumbent. The Consultant works closely with both the Vice President, and the Director, Labour Relations in managing a wide-ranging portfolio including:

+ Liaising with 24 Ontario public colleges with interpretation and application of Collective Agreements and certification process;
+ Evaluating the short-term and long-term impact of the union’s monetary and non-monetary demands;
+ Assisting with the drafting of the management’s financial mandate and language proposals;
+ Coordinating the information provided to the union and management bargaining teams;
+ Producing the legal translations of the support and academic collective agreements; and
+ Supporting and preparing system-wide projects as required by the CEC or Joint Committees.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Consultant must possess key analytical skills over large data sets to support policy decision-making and interpretation of Collective Agreements. The incumbent initiates and produces various sensitive documents for review by the bargaining team and manages and/or coordinates system-wide projects on behalf of the team and/or other stakeholders

The position is responsible for researching issues identified by various joint committees and/or stakeholders and providing advice to the college in accordance with legislation and human resources policies and procedures.

The Consultant provides support services for the Academic Labour Relations portfolio of the CEC and acts as the key resource person and/or supports both the Vice President, and Director of Labour Relations, with respect to the Employee/Employer Relations Committee (EERC Academic), Joint Educational Qualifications Subcommittee (JEQS), and Academic Bargaining Teams.

As a member of the Academic Bargaining Team, the Consultant works with College and CEC staff to provide input in developing bargaining strategy.

The Consultant is responsible for the translation and/or revision of legal documents produced by the CEC for the academic and collective agreement portfolios and is occasionally required to handle French media enquiries or to represent the CEC at French language colleges.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

Academic Collective Agreement (65%)
+ Is the key resource person for the CEC on any issue pertaining to the Academic Collective Agreement;
+ Prepares and distributes all documentation required to conduct the regular (six times per year) EERC Academic meetings;
+ As a member of the Academic Bargaining Team, researches new and emerging issues, applies updated data to existing costing models to provide accurate costings of union demands and management proposals and participates in the drafting of proposals;
+ Participates on various committees including the Collective Bargaining Information Services Advisory Committee (CBIS) and Provincial Joint Union-Management Committees (JEQS) and provides ongoing support to the CBIS, JEQS as well as to the EERC Academic;
+ Develops a wide range of documents/surveys for the academic bargaining team;
+ Establishes agendas, maintains records and develops a wide range of documents/surveys for joint union-CEC committees;
+ Coordinates system-wide projects;
+ Provides advice on academic related issues in accordance with legislation and human resources policies and procedures;
+ Makes presentations to committees and colleges as required; and
+ Liaises with CEC employees, Colleges, OPSEU, Legal Counsel, external consultants, and other stakeholders on issues related to the Academic Collective Agreement.

Francophone Affairs (10%)
+ Manages the translation and/or revision of legal documents related to the collective agreements and other documents as requested;
+ Represents the CEC at French language Colleges when appropriate;
+ As required, acts as a French language spokesperson with French-Media;
+ Liaises with the French language Colleges with enquiries related to the collective agreements; and
+ Liaises with Legal Counsel for French Language Colleges where appropriate.

October Staffing Survey (10%)
+ Supports and manages the collection, collation, and analysis of the annual staffing data for academic employees; and
+ Responds to College enquiries related to the collection of the October staffing data.

Financial (5%)
+ Assists with the development of budgets for areas of responsibilities and operates within allocated resources.

Other Duties (10%)
+ Assists senior staff in special projects by performing various activities such as research, analysis and report writing.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

Education
+ Minimum three-year post-secondary diploma/degree combined with specialized qualifications in Human Resources, Finance and Labour Relations.

Competencies
+ Minimum of five years’ human resources experience in a unionized environment, with an emphasis on collective agreements;
+ Preference for fluency in both French and English, written and oral (but not mandatory);
+ Solid analytical skills, able to quickly ascertain completeness and accuracy of data, and provide accurate and detailed numerical analysis, including financial acumen to understand and demonstrate the short- and long-term implications of the union’s monetary and non-monetary demands;
+ Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) and ability to conduct research;
+ Highly developed communications skills (spoken and written), tact and diplomacy are essential to deal effectively with various stakeholders;
+ Strong research and organizational skills;
+ Well-versed in collective bargaining, including strategy, communication, analysis and drafting of union agreements;
+ Experience working within a fast-paced, team-oriented atmosphere, effectively meeting deadlines while remaining flexible and accommodating;
+ Highly professional demeanor and diplomatic skills. Ability to create effective partnerships at all levels;
+ Results-orientation in setting and pursuing goals, demonstrating a strong commitment to organizational success, and marshaling resources to accomplish objectives;
+ Strong project management skills and an ability to handle multiple and varied projects at one time;
+ Has the ability to build trust and provide the right message in the right way to each unique group and individual;
+ Effective and comfortable in conflict resolution, utilizing a practical and fair-minded approach. Has the strength of character to deal with difficult and sensitive situations;
+ Committed to delivering timely, high-quality service along with a strong sense of urgency. A hands-on individual who is detail oriented and consistently sets high productivity and performance standards;
+ A reputable individual with high ethical standards and a longer-term business perspective. Will protect the interests of the CEC; and
+ Willing to travel as required (expected to be minimal).

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General Manager
ABC Electric
GTA

ABC Electric is seeking a General Manager to work closely with the President to develop ABC’s long-range strategic plans and corporate development activities, and to lead all aspects of ABC Operations including customer service, service technicians, logistics, shipping/receiving, inventory management, special projects, facilities, security, administration, and IT.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The General Manager will be responsible and accountable for:

+          Establishing, in conjunction with the President, corporate guidelines for annual operating and profit plans, and develop ABC’s long-range strategic plans and corporate development activities including assessment of new products, services and markets;

+          Leading all aspects of ABC Operations including customer service, service technicians, logistics, shipping/receiving, inventory management, special projects, facilities, security, administration and IT;

+          Upholding ABC’s standards of excellence, product quality and exceptional customer service;

+          Defining and driving ABC’s sales and marketing strategy, focusing on both profitable growth and increases in market share, improving company branding and developing an understanding of key market demographics to refine individual product lines;

+          Developing and implementing strategies to improve the financial performance, and monitor financial performance to ensure ABC is meeting or exceeding budgetary commitments, including analysis of key daily, monthly and annual performance indicators and industry trends;

+          Reviewing and improve organizational effectiveness by developing processes, overseeing employees, establishing a highly motivated work environment, and creating innovative approaches for improvement;

+          Seeking out opportunities for expansion and growth by developing new or enhancing existing business relationships;

+          Providing guidance and feedback to ABC staff in strengthening specific knowledge/skill areas;

+          Fostering a corporate culture that is positive, respectful, promotes ethical practices and is conducive to attracting, developing, engaging and retaining top talent at all levels; and

+          Ensuring ABC anticipates and reacts appropriately to market trends and changing customer needs in its products and services.

 

THE PERSON

Education

+          Undergraduate degree in engineering or business management is preferred.

+          Electrical engineer plus P.Eng. designation would be a real asset.

Leadership Competencies

+          Experience in the electrical engineering or electrical construction industry is not required but is definitely preferred.

+          A minimum of 10 years’ progressive management experience, at least five years of which are at the executive leadership level.  Demonstrated business acumen.

+          Experience in sales management, technical product management, and/or leading highly technical teams. Has a track record of meeting or exceeding sales targets.

+          Knowledge of ISO9001:2015 and electrical codes (CSA, NEC, UL, etc.)  is a definite asset.

+          Proficient in MS Office 365 and Dynamic 365 platforms.

+          Knowledge of Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Building Information Modeling processes are also an asset.

+          Strong decision-making capabilities along with communication, collaboration, and delegation skills.

+          Proven ability to develop and maintain financial plans.

+          Ability to motivate and lead staff, while holding employees accountable.

+          Strong working knowledge of operational procedures.

+          Effective time management and organizational skills with the ability to become involved in a number of projects and remain up to date on the various developmental stages.

+          Prefer a candidate with leadership experience in a mid-sized business in highly competitive markets.

+          Successful experience in driving a business to improved financial and operating results.

+          Comfortable working closely with the President on a wide range of business and operating issues.

+          Has created and nurtured environments that promote best practices and outstanding customer service as well as a positive corporate culture.

+          Experienced in strategic planning, operational leadership and execution.  Demonstrated ability to be successful in a quickly evolving and rapid-paced organization.

+          Demonstrated evidence of successful experience in negotiating a wide range of agreements. Possesses a keen sense of relevant cost drivers.

+          Knowledge and effective understanding of financial reporting and planning. Strong analytical ability with respect to business proposals and plans, financial results and performance indicators.

+          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 ABC

+          Willing to travel as required.

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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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Executive Director
ABC Life Literacy Canada
Greater Toronto / Hamilton Area or Ottawa

ABC Life Literacy Canada (“ABC”) is recruiting a dynamic leader and champion of adult literacy to the role of Executive Director (“ED”).

ABC Life Literacy Canada (“ABC”) is a national non-profit organization that has been inspiring, helping, and advocating for Canadians to improve their literacy skills since 1990. By developing and supporting the use of high-quality introductory learning materials and resources, ABC aims to strengthen organizations that promote adult learning. ABC partners with business, government, literacy organizations, communities, and individuals across Canada to raise awareness and to create, deliver, and share accessible literacy programming for adults and families. Current programming covers financial, family, workplace, health, digital, and civic literacy.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) works with the Board and staff to ensure that ABC’s mission is fulfilled through proactive strategic planning, flawless program design and delivery, and community outreach. The ED lives the values of ABC and has overall leadership, management, and operational responsibility for the organization. As the lead spokesperson for the organization, the ED will continue to build and foster strong relationships across the country with funders, literacy organizations, and communities, and demonstrate business acumen by ensuring ABC’s programs are aligned to the organization’s mission and continue to deliver strategic value and impact to learners across Canada.

The ED role at ABC requires a strategic, out-of-the box thinker with a proven ability to effectively mentor, motivate, and engage a talented team of professionals. With a track record of advancing an organization and leveraging key metrics to drive continuous improvement, strong governance, and accountability, the preferred candidate brings 10+ years of senior non-profit management experience, preferably within a national organization. An undergraduate degree (or equivalent) is required, while a strong understanding of public policy, literacy sector experience, and bilingualism (French/English) would be definite assets. A skilled communicator and proven collaborator, the candidate sought is comfortable acting as a national adult literacy spokesperson to build strategic stakeholder and funding relationships across various groups (such as the private sector, media, governments, sponsors, the public, the Board, and the literacy field), to allow ABC to achieve its vision: a Canada where everyone has the tools and opportunities, they need to improve their literacy and essential skills.

 

Target compensation for the Executive Director role is from $120k to the mid-$100k range, commensurate with experience.

 

ABC Life Literacy Canada values inclusivity and diversity in the workplace and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds. ABC 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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President & Chief Executive Officer
OMNI Health Care
Peterborough/Greater Toronto Area - East

After 14 years with OMNI Health Care (“OMNI”), the current President & CEO will be retiring at the end of 2021. The incumbent has positioned OMNI well for both the $250 million redevelopment of its current portfolio of licensed long-term care beds, as well as growth through acquisition. Going forward, OMNI will be able to leverage its excellent reputation in long-term care along with support from Hillcore. The new President & CEO will be responsible for the ongoing operations of OMNI and will also play a key leadership role in its growth through acquisitions (including integration) and new builds.

OMNI, established in 1975, currently operates 18 long-term care homes in Ontario with 1,479 licensed long-term care beds and 25 retirement beds.  OMNI is currently redeveloping its older homes and has been allocated a further 337 licenses in connection with the redevelopments. OMNI’s mission is to experience “Hope, Purpose and Belonging in Long-Term Care”, and its vision is “to demonstrate what is possible with Knowledge, Support and Understanding.

Hillcore Group (“Hillcore”) acquired OMNI in 2007 and has supported the organization’s commitment to the on-going importance of education of staff and programs for residents, as well as its positive culture, vision, and standards of care. Hillcore is a leading independent Canadian investment firm with assets under management in excess of $4.5 billion. The firm invests primarily in the life sciences, real estate, seniors living, financial, industrial, forestry and energy sectors with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal.

The President & Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) reports directly to the Asset Manager designated by Hillcore Group, and will have overall responsibility for:

+  Supporting development and implementation of OMNI’s strategic direction as developed jointly with Hillcore;

+  Building upon the successful OMNI mission, vision, and values throughout the organization;

+  Providing inspired leadership, ensuring timely and effective accountability mechanisms and assessing and supporting resource allocations to enable attainment of the strategic vision;

+  Maintaining and enhancing OMNI’s reputation for quality of care and as an employer of choice;

+  Overseeing quality, financial and operational performance;

+  Overseeing and leading the redevelopment of OMNI homes;

+  Overseeing the transformation of future acquisitions to the OMNNI philosophy, culture, policies and systems; and

+  Seeking opportunities to represent OMNI to the public and to stakeholders in the health systems where OMNI operates.

 

Position Responsibilities

The new President & CEO will be responsible for the ongoing operations of OMNI and will also play a key leadership role in the growth of the organization. Areas of focus include the following:

Strategy and Planning

Growth

Development/Redevelopment

Communications

Human Resources

Financial Leadership

 

The Ideal Candidate

Education and Experience

+  Post-secondary education in finance or health related field.

+  A minimum of 10 years’ progressive operations/finance experience, including substantial experience in senior management levels.

+  Knowledge of long-term care funding and regulatory requirements is a definite asset.

+  Ideally has knowledge of the continuum of related care sectors, including Seniors Housing, assisted living and other health care sectors in Ontario and elsewhere in Canada.

+  Sound people and resource manager.  Understands financial and management reporting as well as internal controls and governance.  Able to produce timely, accurate and relevant operational and financial reports.

+  Comfortable in marketing and corporate communications.

+  Ideally has experience with review and integration acquisitions.

+  Good working knowledge of computer and information systems.

Proven ability to develop and implement changes improving operational and financial effectiveness.

Personal Characteristics

+  Ability to lead, navigate and thrive in a highly regulated sector.

+  Proactive leadership and managerial skills developed through consistent career progression.  Able to delegate and to be hands-on when necessary.

+  Flexible, multi-task person with high energy who enjoys and functions well in a fast-paced but caring environment.

+  Ability to direct, coach, develop, promote best practices, and motivate staff in making a business successful.

+  A strategic thinker, able to promote ideas throughout the organization.

+  Excellent communication skills, comfortable in dealing with all levels of staff, residents, volunteers, internal and external stakeholders, and the ownership group.

+  An accessible and approachable leader with an open style.

+  Strong interpersonal skills; strong team player with ability to build and nurture solid relationships at all levels internally and externally.

+  Ability to lead through consensus and influence while appreciating the need for effective decision- making and results.

+  A reputable individual with high ethical standards and a longer-term business perspective.

 

OMNI is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes candidates from equity-seeking groups and is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. Please let us know if you require accommodation due to a disability during any aspect of the recruitment process and we will work with you to address your needs.

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Regional Director of Human Resources, Western USA
GardaWorld
Multiple Locations (California), Head Office City of Industry, Southern California

As a key part of human resources and the regional operations teams, GardaWorld is seeking a Regional Director of Human Resources, Western USA (Director of Human Resources) who will be responsible for supporting the business in achieving its goals through its people.

The Human Resources function at GardaWorld is regarded as a strategic business partner to the organization.  The human resources team provides insight and direction to collaboratively shape and deliver on the business and its people agendas.

The Director of Human Resources is a generalist role and will be accountable for supporting the branch environments on employee relations management, engagement and planning, and training and development and recruitment. The Director of Human Resources will succeed by advising and guiding the leaders of the Company, providing the tools and knowledge to support the leaders in their development as managers, and by directly advising and supporting the employees of the business.  The Director will provide efficient, focused and dedicated human resources support to the team.

The Director of Human Resources will report directly to the Senior Vice President of Human Resources, and indirectly to the Regional Vice President of Operations for Western USA.  Human Resources reports into the Chief Executive Officer, and the Regional Vice President of Operations reports into the Chief Operating Officer.

The Western Region is headquartered out of the City of Industry in Southern California and is comprised of approximately 30 branches throughout the region.  Branches are primarily concentrated in Southern California and are further located in Northern California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Montana and Utah.  The Western Region employs 1500-1800 employees and is growing at a rapid pace.

More specifically, the Director of Human Resources will operate as a generalist and business partner and will be accountable (but not limited to) the following:

Employee Relations, Engagement, Planning & Development

  • Responsible for providing human resources related advice and guidance to the managers and employees, acting as the first point of contact for field enquiries;
  • Fielding and responding to employee complaints or concerns;
  • Conducting or facilitating investigations related to complaints of harassment, discrimination, bullying or violence;
  • Day-to-day employee relations management, engagement and planning;
  • Performance development and management coaching;
  • Assisting in the management of health and safety complaints and at times, speaking to health and safety inspectors about visits, concerns or orders;
  • Ensuring field teams are meeting and operating within company human resources guidelines and state laws;
  • Ensuring the branches remain free of third-party intervention;
  • Furthering a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion and fostering an environment of recognition and reward; and
  • Identifying hi-potential talent and providing the tools and training to enable continued development, progression, and succession.

Talent Acquisition

  • Working with local Western US recruiters, who report directly to the Director of Talent Acquisition, on strategy and tactics to fulfill local staffing needs;
  • Providing direction regarding strategies, local outreach, and local job-boards;
  • Educating the recruiting team on required candidate qualifications and recruitment process;
  • Ensuring accurate tracking and maintaining of candidate data and the use of the applicant tracking system.
  • Ensuring continuous momentum and candidate flow; and
  • Ensuring adherence to GardaWorld CS recruiting and employment practices.

The Ideal Candidate

  • A post-secondary degree or diploma in Human Resources, Business Administration and/or a related program is mandatory.
  • At least five years of business leadership experience in Human Resources with generalist experience gained within a fast-paced operationally based multi-branch, network, or field environment. Experience gained within a similar industry or retail, distribution operations or supply chain preferred.
  • Employee Relations experience is mandatory, ideally combined with Labor Relations experience.
  • General knowledge and understanding of state laws and regulations, with specific knowledge of California legislation preferred. General knowledge of the Employment Standards Act, Human Rights and Labor Relations Acts is required.
  • Successful partnerships development with operations.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct or facilitate thorough investigations of harassment, discrimination and violence complaints, review evidence collected and come to reasonable conclusions, communicate results verbally and write a detailed summary.
  • Good general business knowledge ideally developed through hands on experience in another function within a business.
  • The ideal candidate will be located within the Western Region as defined above, with preference given to candidates coming from California, Arizona, or Nevada. The ideal candidate will be comfortable with travel throughout the region, anticipating 3 to 3.5 days in the field per week and 1.5 to 2 days in the office per week.  Occasional overnight stays will be required.

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President – Family Office
Confidential
Toronto, Ontario

The President of “Confidential” will oversee and manage the business affairs of the Family with offices located in Toronto. The organization deals with a wide range of responsibilities on behalf of the Family including wealth preservation, risk and investment management, estate and tax planning and compliance, insurance, succession planning, philanthropic initiatives, financial reporting and analysis, review of major transactions such as potential acquisitions and dispositions, succession planning and a range of legal matters. The main purpose is to protect the assets, interests, and legacy of the Family.

The President will oversee all financial reporting and analysis for the organization; manage internal and external relationships with key stakeholders; and manage risk, investment management, insurance, estate and tax planning and compliance. The new President may take on some additional responsibilities on behalf of the Family such as operating reviews and active involvement in any potential acquisitions and dispositions. In essence, the President will be focused on protecting the assets and interests of the Family.

The Family is seeking ONE individual with deep analytical skills that will focus exclusively on the Family affairs. This is a great opportunity for an individual with strong experience in wealth management, tax and estate planning and risk management. Naturally, experience in a Family Office or professional services environment dealing with high-net-worth clients would also be a definite asset.

Ideal Candidate Profile

Education

  • Undergraduate degree in business is preferred.
  • Qualified Certified Financial Planner, Chartered Financial Analyst, Chartered Professional Accountant or Lawyer would be preferred.
  • Completion of the CPA In-Depth Tax Course would be an asset.

 Experience

  • A minimum of 12 years’ progressive experience, five of which are in wealth management, tax and estate planning and risk management. Experience in a Family Office or professional services environment dealing with high-net-worth clients would be a definite asset.
  • Ideally has experience with due diligence, structuring and negotiating acquisition and disposition activities.
  • Ideally will have experience in a family owned and managed business and understands the unique qualities this entails.
  • Stays current in finance, accounting, taxation, corporate structuring and thought leadership through participation in industry associations, industry connections and a strong network.
  • Technically sound in accounting principles, practices, and procedures. Knowledgeable and innovative in identifying opportunities for business improvements. Produces top quality, timely financial reports and well versed in internal controls and governance.
  • Very well versed in financial, business, and strategic planning as well as financial and operational analysis.
  • Good knowledge of computer systems applications to accounting, administration and operations.

Personal Characteristics

  • High energy, self-motivated, results oriented, flexible, and creative.
  • Enjoys complexity and is driven to achieve results. Comfortable with ambiguity and able to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Comfortable admitting, they do not have all the answers all the time.
  • Has their ego in check and focused on a team approach. Willing to be very hands-on as required.
  • A reputable individual with high ethical standards and a longer-term business perspective. Will protect the interests of the Family.

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Taxation Practice Leader
DCY Professional Corporation
Ontario

Join a mid-sized, highly successful and respected boutique firm that is seeking an experienced professional as its Taxation Practice Leader. This individual will support the practice and its clients with a broad range of financial, business and tax services. DCY is not your typical firm, providing a wider range of services and opportunities, they continue to experience significant growth, while promoting a collegial, supportive and flexible work environment, resulting in very low staff turnover.

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 (approximately 60 transactions annually), business improvements and retirement and estate planning. The focus is definitely oriented towards strategy and planning rather than tax compliance. Exciting upside opportunities could include equity in firm-sponsored business acquisitions.

Ideal Candidate Profile
• Qualified CPA or lawyer
• Completed the CPA Canada In-Depth Tax course and/or Master of Taxation
• 10 years progressive experience 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
• Ideally has exposure to acquisitions and deal structuring

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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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Senior Manager, Insights & Analytics – Recently Completed
Confidential - CPG Company
Greater Toronto Area

Exciting opportunity to join the Marketing team to be the Voice of the Consumer and to shape brand strategies and marketing plans through insights.

The Senior Manager, Insights & Analytics is responsible for bringing forward-looking methods and practices to the analytics and consumer & shopper insights function. This position is responsible for developing, managing, and communicating analytic-based actionable consumer insights by leveraging strong story-telling skills to drive brand, customer and marketplace success.

Research spans the entire portfolio and across the analytics continuum including consumer segmentation, assortment and audit, business drivers, pricing, and marketing effectiveness. This individual is also responsible for leading and developing consumer and shopper insights via customer and syndicated research, monitoring brand, category, and portfolio initiatives. This position works cross functionally supporting marketing, category management, sales, finance, and business leadership teams.

More specifically, the Senior Manager will:

+ Distill research findings into action-oriented insights and strategic plans, as well as materials that provide holistic views of business performance.
+ Lead discussions on research needs to develop a learning plan with key stakeholders across Marketing and Sales, making recommendations on the project design including methodology, parameters, suppliers, budgets, etc. to meet the need of the business.
+ Leverage and manage supplier relationships to maximize quality and value (on a project-by-project basis).
+ Mine existing data sources to identify relevant insights and drive value out of existing toolkits/datasets.
+ Drive a forward-looking understanding of trends across both Consumer and Shopper that lead to a meaningful recommendation for business growth.
+ Lead the tracking, reporting, and analysis of business performance, marketing activities, ad-hoc analytic requests, and development/automation of regular reports.
+ Analyze external and internal consumer & customer data using database queries, spreadsheet models, web analytics tools, statistical analysis tools, and campaign management software tools.
+ Liaise with U.S counterparts to drive synergies, consistency and sharing of best practices.

Ideal Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications/skills:

+ Proficient in marketing research and statistical analysis
+ Excellent analytical skills and a high degree of business acumen
+ Understanding of consumer-packaged goods and market research methodologies, suppliers and best practices
+ Understanding of marketing processes: business planning, marketing strategy, advertising development, media and promotions
+ Strong ability to analyze and interpret results to formulate actionable recommendations
+ Proven ability to lead through the lens of insights, influence effectively, and drive clarity out of ambiguity
+ Proven ability in handling concurrent projects with attention to detail and accuracy
+ Thorough knowledge and experience with qualitative and quantitative analysis methods, process, and external partner management
+ Experience with sales analytics/consumption data, as well as advanced analytic techniques (ex. ROI modelling)
+ Adept in analytic tools, business analysis, PowerPoint, Excel, and Nielsen
+ Strong partnership, communication and prioritization skills are required to build productive working relationships with cross-functional teams and external partners.
+ The ideal candidate will possess a spirit of entrepreneurship and agility will be necessary to enable best-in-class Insights & Analytics organization.
+ A strong curiosity and passion for consumer/shopper/category
+ Strong sense of ownership and drive for results

The ideal candidate will possess the following education/experience:

+ Bachelor’s Degree or higher with a focus on Business, Marketing, Research or related field
+ Minimum 5+ years of market research and analytics experience
+ Experience will have been gained from the client-side of consumer-packaged goods environment, ideally within the food, beverage or consumer products categories. The candidate will be able to demonstrate a track record of success and growth on brands he/she has worked on.
+ Experience working with and mining insights from syndicated data (Nielsen required)
+ Strong experience in advanced analytic and statistical techniques related multivariate and A/B testing, consumer segmentation, and marketing effectiveness.
+ Demonstrated experience with quantitative analytics, processes and external partner management.

+ The ideal candidate will be passionate – passionate about all that they do; curious – curious about the customer and how they think and why they do what they do; and innovative – innovative and taking initiative simply to satisfy curiosity and deliver results.
+ Desire and ability to work in an ever-changing fast-paced environment with many stakeholders.

 

We thank for your interest in this opportunity. Applications will be considered as they are received until the position has been filled.

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Executive Director – Recently Completed
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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Head of School – Recently Completed
Kawartha Montessori School
Peterborough, Ontario

The Kawartha Montessori School (KMS) Board of Directors seeks to recruit a passionate, creative, and visionary leader to the position of Head of School.

Kawartha Montessori School (KMS) is a non-profit organization that provides an authentic Montessori education in an unparalleled learning environment, for children from 2½ years to Grade 8, in Peterborough and the Kawarthas. The combination of KMS’s commitment to Montessori education and its outstanding team of passionate, dedicated, and highly skilled Montessori educators and administrators have helped it become the school of choice for over 100 children and their families each year and the only CCMA-accredited Montessori school in the region.

Located just east of Peterborough, Ontario and beside the Mark S. Burnham Provincial Park, KMS’s 10-acre property offers beautiful outdoor experiential learning spaces, and its contemporary, bright, and fully equipped Montessori classrooms create the perfect atmosphere for fostering curiosity and learning. To its community of children, parents, and staff, KMS is a warm and welcoming place to come together in a shared passion for learning and the Montessori way.

The KMS Head of School (HoS) leads a motivated team of approximately 18 staff, reports directly to the Board of Directors and is accountable for the operational and financial stewardship of KMS, as well as the development and execution of the organization’s strategic

vision. Cultivating a positive and team-oriented environment, the HoS works collaboratively with staff and effectively leverages the team’s expertise to ensure that each child receives a high-quality, authentic Montessori learning experience. The HoS develops and maintains a school culture where the parent, child, and school relationships are respectfully and meaningfully integrated. Externally, the HoS acts as the primary spokesperson for the school and fosters strong relationships with a range of stakeholders including, students, parents, alumni, the local business community, governmental agencies, educational organizations, accrediting agencies, etc.

As an ideal candidate for the role of Head of School, you bring a depth of experience in education and passion for the Montessori philosophy and teaching methodology. You are a dynamic leader with excellent strategic thinking and business acumen, paired with a proven ability to effectively manage competing priorities and support an engaged staff and teaching team. You have extensive classroom teaching and leadership experience, primarily at the elementary level, and therefore a minimum of a Bachelor of Education Degree (or equivalent Montessori training) is required. You have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, and proven success in creating a collaborative work and learning culture in an educational environment. If you share a passion for KMS’s mission of providing an authentic Montessori education that emphasizes the whole child within an environment that inspires the pursuit of academic excellence and the development of socially responsible citizens, the Board of Directors invites you to bring your talents to this important role and make a meaningful difference in our school community.

 

KMS offers a competitive salary and benefits package, professional development opportunities, and generous tuition discounts for dependents attending KMS.

KMS is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes candidates from equity-seeking groups and is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. Please let us know if you require accommodation due to a disability during any aspect of the recruitment process and we will work with you to address your needs.

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Director of Compliance – Recently Completed
Confidential
United States, Remote

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. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and driven professional to join as the Director of Compliance. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced industry professional to be part of a growing company, and to become a key strategic partner to the business.

The Director of Compliance, will report to the Senior Legal Counsel and support the execution of the Compliance program. The Director will be responsible for responding to financial institution questionnaires, annual audits, continuity of business testing, and other annual assessments that are routinely conducted by the company’s banking customers. They will further provide compliance expertise across the organization on Anti-Money Laundering / Bank Secrecy Act (AML/BSA) risk, and by employing a systematic, disciplined approach to compliance, risk management, control and governance processes to ensure that business objectives are met.

Key Responsibilities
More specifically the Director of Compliance will be accountable for:
+ Fulfilling the requirements for the company and its client businesses. This includes being responsible for the compliance with AML/BSA and Information Security Awareness programs requirements.
+ Providing guidance on regulatory deadlines, changes, communications that affect the organization, and ensuring the implementation of internal policies and procedures.
+ Maintaining relationships with various stakeholders including banking customers, branches and other internal departments.
+ Completing all customers due diligence questionnaires and compliance requests.
+ Preparing and coordinating all on-site Enterprise Audit/Risk Review/Due Diligence.
+ Participating in the on-site Enterprise Audit/Risk Review/Due Diligence.
+ Participating in the ISAE 3402 certification process.
+ Communicating and addressing findings and compliance issues with necessary subject matter experts and departments.
+ Monitoring findings remediation and develops adequate action plans to return to customers in collaboration with necessary subject matter experts and teams.
+ Complying with federal, state, and local security legal requirements by studying existing and new security legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
+ Maintaining professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

Success
The Director of Compliance will be deemed successful having accomplished the following in the first 12 months of their tenure:
+ Built out a robust banking compliance program and have successfully met AML/BSA and Information Security Awareness programs requirements with clients’ businesses.
+ Has kept up to date with all different audits, assessments, testing, requests and questionnaires sent by banking clients on an ongoing basis.
+ Established relationships and credibility with banking partners as a subject matter expert and is valued for their impact and contribution.

Ideal Candidate Profile
+ Bachelor’s degree or other applicable post-secondary education.
+ Minimum 3 years of work experience in the banking industry, serving directly in a compliance, risk management, third-party management, or audit role.
+ Broad knowledge of statutory and regulatory obligations governing financial organizations in the United States.
+ Experience acting as a subject matter expert, ensuring compliance deliverables are executed within scope and delivered within prescribed timeframes.
+ Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and remain organized, ability to set priorities and meet any established deadlines.
+ Strong collaboration skills and the ability to work closely with a wide range of stakeholders, both internally and externally.
+ Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
+ Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills.
+ Familiarity with Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, Outlook, Visio, Access and PowerPoint
+ This role is 100% remote but requires occasional business travel to meet with clients.

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Chief Financial Officer (CFO) – Recently Completed
Premier Family Farms
Smithville, Ontario (Between Hamilton & Niagara Falls)

Premier Family Farms (“Premier”) is an integrated group that manages a supply chain of poultry through four operating businesses – Premier Express Lines, Premier Poultry Farms, Premier Kosher Inc. and Premier Catching Services. Premier is profitable and growing, with international sales of its Kosher product line. Premier is family-owned and operated and is the only certified producer of Kosher poultry products in Ontario.

For additional information on the company, please visit http://premierfamilyfarms.com/

Reporting to the President, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will work closely with other members of the senior management team and the owners to ensure the overall financial stability and successful growth of the company.

This critical position will be responsible for managing the overall finance and accounting function of Premier, including providing timely and accurate information for real-time decision-making.

This Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will be both a “hands on” executive in managing the finance and accounting function as well as contributing significantly to the strategic direction and growth of the organization. Additional responsibilities will include determining Premier’s information technology needs and then managing the selection and implementation of any new or upgraded systems. As a member of the senior management team, the CFO will be key in guiding the company through a significant phase of growth and profitability. The Premier CFO will act as the primary finance and information technology interface with the owners.

Key Accountabilities

More specifically, the CFO will be accountable for:

+ All financial reporting, accounting and treasury matters, including strategic and business plans, budgets and forecasts, costing, cash flows and tax compliance;
+ Management of all accounting functions and internal controls including costing, payroll, accounts receivable and payable, inventory, cash flow analysis and projections;
+ Ensuring sound fiscal management practices throughout the organization including Premier having the appropriate capital and tax-effective structure in place;
+ Providing key support to the President and other senior management team members on a wide range of finance, information technology and operating initiatives;
+ Monitoring and analyzing monthly financial statements and management reports, recommending any changes critical to the success and growth of the company (based on KPI’s, budget variances, etc.);
+ Providing financial and operational advice, guidance and support to the senior management team;
+ Supporting Premier’s strategic planning process including assessment of new products and services as well as potential acquisitions;
+ Closely monitors costing, capital spending, cash flows and budgets to ensure the business is on plan and any issues or challenges are brought to the attention of the senior management team and the President for review and resolution;
+ Identifying and managing risks associated with changes in the business as it relates to Premier’s growth and profitability;
+ Providing appropriate and timely KPIs to the senior management team to support real-time management of Premier’s business;
+ Maintaining positive, productive and professional relationships with Premier’s bankers, lenders, lawyers, advisors and external accountants;
+ As part of Premier’s senior management team, contributing to both profitable growth and increases in market share, both domestically and internationally;
+ Promoting Premier’s core values of entrepreneurship, integrity, collaboration, responsibility, initiative, leadership and creativity;
+ Monitoring industry and regulatory trends and taking necessary actions to protect the interests of Premier;
+ Supporting the implementation of an ERP system to enhance reporting and analysis regarding the profitability and growth of the organization as well as mitigating risk; and
+ Reviewing Premier’s information technology infrastructure and systems to identify opportunities for improvements or efficiencies.

Ideal Candidate Profile

Education

+ Undergraduate degree in business along with a professional accounting designation.

Experience

+ High energy, proactive, data-driven, out-of-the-box thinker and leader;
+ Demonstrated ability to be successful and responsive in a complex, quickly evolving and rapid-paced organization;
+ Experience in the food processing industry is a definite asset. Some sort of experience in manufacturing or processing is required;
+ A minimum of 15 years’ progressive management experience, at least five years of which are at the senior management level. Demonstrated business acumen;
+ Knowledge of, and experience with, both traditional lending sources, private capital markets, and other non-traditional lenders;
+ Well versed in financial, business and strategic planning as well as financial analysis;
+ Proven track record of contributing to profitable growth of a sustainable business in competitive markets;
+ Stays current in finance and information technology thought leadership through participation in industry associations, industry connections and a strong network;
+ Technically strong in accounting principles, practices and procedures. Knowledgeable and innovative in identifying opportunities for business improvements. Produces top quality, timely financial reports and well versed in internal controls and governance;
+ Demonstrated evidence of successful experience in negotiating a wide range of agreements. Possesses a keen sense of relevant cost drivers;
+ Hands-on experience in administration and operations, dealing with operational and other issues beyond finance and accounting; and
+ Good knowledge of computer systems applications to accounting, administration and operations.

Personal Characteristics

+ Roll up the sleeves and get it done, hands-on manager;
+ Capacity to provide both strategic and operational leadership while building the organization;
+ High energy, self-motivated, results oriented, flexible and creative;
+ Enjoys complexity and is driven to achieve results through innovation, flexibility, commitment and the team;
+ Able to recognize and admit they do not have all the answers all of the time, and seek timely assistance;
+ Has their ego in check and focused on a team approach;
+ Decisive leadership capabilities: through consultative processes takes decisions and actions (with accountability) and provides clear direction;
+ Able to sell ideas throughout the organizations. Effective negotiator and influencer to resolve a wide range of finance, information technology and operating issues;
+ A reputable individual with high ethical standards and a longer-term business perspective. Will protect the interests of Premier; and
+ Willing to travel as required.

 

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Clinical Director of Intensive Services – Recently Completed
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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Chief Public Relations & Communications Officer – Recently Completed
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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Associate Director of Education, Academic Affairs and Chief Operating Officer – Recently Completed
Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB)
Toronto, ON

The Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) is seeking a new Associate Director of Education, Academic Affairs and Chief Operating Officer (Associate Director) to join their executive team.

Reporting to and in partnership with the Director of Education and the Board of Trustees, the Associate Director of Education, Academic Affairs and Chief Operating Officer (Associate Director) is a practicing, faithful Catholic and empowering leader with a strong vision for Catholic education. The Associate Director will have a record of outstanding commitment to Catholic education, student achievement and well-being, equity, faith-formation, and servant leadership.

The Toronto Catholic District School Board is a student-focused learning institution. We seek Catholic educational leaders who demonstrate a powerful personal mission and commitment through action. We are committed to promoting leaders who are visionary and innovative, excellent communicators, effective administrators, outstanding role models, and collaborative in building Catholic communities.

As the largest publicly funded Catholic School Board in the world, Toronto Catholic District School Board operates a large, progressive school system focused on high expectations for student achievement, well-being, and equity.  We serve approximately 90,000 students from JK to Grade 12 in 166 elementary schools and 30 secondary schools, each with unique histories and mandates reflecting the nature of their communities.

The Associate Director is responsible to the Board of Trustees through the Director of Education for the leadership of student achievement, equity, well-being, and academic programs, special education programs, school administration, human resources initiatives of the Board, the coordination of the implementation of the Multi-Year Strategic Plan, and other initiatives as required.

The Associate Director will have the knowledge and ability to oversee the operations of a large system and have respect for the philosophy and traditions of publicly funded Catholic education. The successful candidate will lead and support the efforts and talents of a dedicated staff of the Board’s Academic Executive Superintendents and Supervisory Officers. The Associate Director will also have proven work experience in labour relations, policy development, and staffing within an educational setting. The Associate Director understands the impact of systems and structures on student achievement, opportunities, and equity, and is committed to disrupting existing norms, practices, and processes in order to support better outcomes for all students.

The candidate will hold Ontario Supervisory Officer qualifications and be a practicing Catholic with 5+ years’ experience as a Supervisory Officer in a school board setting.

Qualified applicants are requested to submit a resume and letter of application detailing qualifications and experience, including a current pastoral reference and a one-page reflection on your vision of Catholic education to recruitment partner, Four Corners Group, via email to Sup Das at sdas@fourcornersgroup.com by July 23rd, 2021.

We thank all applicants.  Only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

The Toronto Catholic District School Board and Four Corners Group are committed to creating an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. 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. This document is available in alternate format(s) upon request

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Vice President, Marketing – Recently Completed
Credit Canada Debt Solutions
Toronto, ON

An Opportunity to Be Bold & Do Meaningful Work.

Who We Are

For more than 50 years, Credit Canada Debt Solutions (Credit Canada) has been helping Canadians to lead healthy financial lives, achieve their goals, and improve their quality of life through financial education and debt resolution. As a national, non-profit organization and Canada’s first and longest-standing credit counselling agency, Credit Canada has helped thousands avoid bankruptcy, become debt-free, and achieve financial wellness. Our Vision: We are Canada’s leaders in credit counselling, transforming the way people use credit. Last year, we assisted approximately 70,000 consumers through our credit counselling and educational services, which are available to all Canadians regardless of income level or employment status. Now, and into the near future, many Canadians will need credit counselling services that put their best interests first, and we’re stepping up to answer the call.

About This Role

Reporting to the CEO, the Vice President, Marketing is responsible for developing and executing a strategic integrated marketing plan designed to promote Credit Canada, differentiate it in the marketplace and drive revenue for our counselling and education services. In this newly created role, as a key member of the Executive Leadership team, the VP, Marketing will lead the relaunch of the Credit Canada brand, will oversee all marketing campaigns, and will create, execute, and optimize a bold and innovative digital marketing strategy.

As Vice President, Marketing, You Will

+    Lead the development and execution of an agency rebrand and new website build;

+    Develop and manage a digital marketing strategy, including web, SEO, email, content, and display advertising and reinvigorate our social media presence across all channels;

+    Manage a small team of direct reports as well as external agencies and vendors in the delivery of the brand and mission;

+    Lead the planning, production, and distribution of external reports, newsletters, publications, and video assets;

+    Establish clear processes for efficient workflow, communications, and structure; and

+    Develop, manage, and optimize the marketing budget and allocation of marketing resources.

 

About You

+    An entrepreneurial, creative self-starter who takes initiative and champions progressive change;

+    Superb organizational, communications (verbal/written), interpersonal and creative problem solving skills;

+    Ability to think and plan within a strategic marketing framework;

+    Deep experience with Hubspot, email marketing and email automation, web analytics, SEO, and social media management/marketing;

+    Proven ability to develop and implement strategic marketing plans and oversee a complex website build;

+    Track record of teamwork, collegiality, and developing strong cross-functional partnerships; and

+    Passion for making a meaningful difference through your work.

 

You Also Have:

+    10+ years’ experience in marketing, brand activation and digital strategy;

+    Experience working in or understanding of the financial services sector, an asset;

+    Experience managing and developing website content, CMS platform experience, an asset;

+    Familiarity with WCAG and AODA, an asset.

+    Knowledge of marketing/ad agency processes, briefing and creative development; and

+    A university degree or a combination of education and experience.

The anticipated annual salary range for the role is $95,000 to $120,000, depending on experience. Flexible hours, remote working options, and an organizational value of work-life balance underscore our interest in attracting outstanding candidates, including those with real lives and life commitments and responsibilities.

If you share a belief in Credit Canada’s mission of helping people get out of debt so they can get back to life, we invite you to bring your passion and talents to our team by submitting your resume and cover letter to Search Partner: Suzanne Clark, Four Corners Group (sclark@fourcornersgroup.com)

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Vice President, Finance & Information Technology – Recently Completed
Surrey Place
Toronto, Ontario

Surrey Place helps children and adults living with developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder and visual impairments reach their full potential. We offer a variety of groups and workshops for clients, families and caregivers in the Toronto region, as well as extensive education and consultation services to community agencies.

Our comprehensive programs and services, provided by a broad network of clinicians and professionals, range from assessment, diagnosis, and one-on-one treatment to family counselling and group support. Surrey Place is accredited with Accreditation Canada and is affiliated with the University of Toronto and other academic institutions and is a teaching site for students in a variety of health care professions. Surrey Place employs nearly 500 employees, with 12 locations in the Greater Toronto Area and we also provide video-conferencing services to communities in northwestern Ontario.

As part of an evolving organizational restructure, we are recruiting a dynamic leader to the new role of Vice President, Finance and Information Technology (VP, Finance & IT).

 

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the VP, Finance & IT is responsible for the overall management, direction and leadership of the Financial Services, Information and Communication Technology, Charitable Foundation and Facilities Services areas of the organization and will play a key role in supporting Surrey Place through the transition to alternative service funding models amidst system transformation. As a member of the Executive Team, the VP, Finance & IT leads a team of 23 staff, participates in strategic planning, provides change leadership and is responsible for the planning and execution of the approved operating budget and operating plan, consistent with Surrey Place’s mission, vision and values.

You hold a professional accounting designation (CPA or equivalent) and a minimum of ten years relevant senior management experience in finance and IT. You bring that rare combination of experience with both not-for-profit funding and paid-service models within large organizations. Demonstrated experience in leading change, financial forecasting and modeling, IT strategy and IT security are definite assets. You are a strategic, values-based leader with superior interpersonal and communications skills and an outstanding problem solver who effectively builds trust and works collaboratively with others to help realize Surrey Place’s vision of Living your potential – All your Life!

Surrey Place is an equal opportunity employer committed to developing a staff team that reflects the diversity of the communities it serves. Surrey Place and Four Corners Group encourage applications from individuals from underrepresented groups. We are committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). This document is available in alternate format(s) upon request.

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Director of Sales, Canada – Recently Completed
Bellisio Foods
Mississauga, ON

Bellisio Foods – “the beautiful foods company” – began with a passion for good food. From its beginnings to today, Bellisio Foods is committed to quality and innovation, reflected in their frozen food brands and partnerships including: Michelina’s, Boston Market, Atkins Frozen, CP Authentic Asia, and Eating Well. While most of Bellisio's products are branded, the company also manufactures products for foodservice, private label and co-manufacturing customers.

Bellisio Foods is committed to achieving and maintaining food industry excellence through innovation. They are driven by consistent improvement of their products with efficient development, testing and refinement, and are dedicated to being experts in the commercialization and production of the highest-quality frozen meals possible.

Today, the Canadian Bellisio Foods business represents $90 million in annual sales with listings and distribution in all major retailers in grocery, mass merchandise, and warehouse channels. Its flagship brand, Michelina’s, is the market share leader in total volume sold, within the frozen single serve entrée category. In fact, Canadians consume over 32M units of Bellisio Foods products every year as a meal or as a snack in their workplace, at school, or in their homes.

Consistently striving for more, Bellisio Foods is seeking a Director of Sales, Canada to join this team of committed leaders.

The Position

In this highly impactful role, the Director of Sales will represent Canada sales within the North American Bellisio Foods organization and have an ability to make a difference.  They will be accountable for the overall sales leadership and successful growth of the Canadian business.  More specifically, the Director will be responsible for:

  • Manage all Canadian customers with the objective of delivering budgeted volume and trade spend
  • Develop the pricing strategy for regular and promotional pricing, reflecting competitive dynamics in the category, across brands, customers, and channels.
  • Lead the team from the broker sales agency and from Bellisio Foods who are responsible for calling on key customers directly.
  • Develop and execute sales promotion strategies that will deliver budgeted volume and trade spend.
  • Collaborate with the US Marketing group to develop and commercialize the innovation pipeline for Canada.
  • Lead sales input into the development of monthly sales forecasts to the Canadian Operations team.
  • Maintain deduction balances to budgeted levels with the Bellisio administrative team under your supervision.
  • Partner with Canadian Finance team to build annual sales and financial budgets.
  • Identifying and managing risks associated with changes in the business as it relates to Bellisio’s growth and profitability.
  • Support the Canadian team members on a wide range of finance, marketing, and operating initiatives.
  • Analyze customer POS and Nielsen consumption performance, in collaboration with external customer analytics consultants.
  • Monitor industry and regulatory trends and taking necessary actions to protect the interests of Bellisio Foods.
  • Act as the lead contact for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

The Director of Sales will report to the Chief Customer Officer and leads a team of two, a National Account Manager (1 direct report) and works closely with the Senior Manager of Finance and Operations (1 direct report) in the Mississauga office.   The Chief Customer Officer oversees North American Sales, Sales Strategy, and Sales Operations from the Minneapolis head office.

The Director of Sales, Canada will collaborate cross-functionally with:

  • US Marketing
  • Research & Development
  • New Ventures

The Director of Sales, Canada will be a member of the following teams:

  • Canadian Leadership Team
  • North American Leadership Team
  • Sales Executive Team

The Director of Sales, Canada will interact externally with the following:

  • Sales Brokers
  • Retail Customers including buyers, logistics and private label
  • Customer Analytics Consultants
  • Existing and prospective Customers and Suppliers

Key Achievements

The Director of Sales, Canada will be deemed successful having completed the following in their first year with Bellisio Foods:

  • Will have met profitable growth targets in both topline revenue and sales margin.
  • Will have established connectivity and built direct relationships with Customers across the country.
  • Will have fostered a sales culture of driving for and delivering results.
  • Will have evaluated the overall sales structure with a plan to optimize and improve for future business growth.
  • Will have demonstrated competencies and capabilities to become Country Manager, Canada.

Competencies

The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies / attributes.

  • Innovation
  • Decisive Judgement
  • Drive & Deliver Results
  • Customer Focus
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Influencing and Persuading
  • Team Leadership

Ideal Candidate Profile

  • University Degree in Business, Commerce, or related area.
  • 10+ years of relevant sales experience, ideally with progression from key account management to sales leadership roles on the client-side of consumer-packaged goods manufacturers.
  • Experience gained within multi-national consumer goods environment, and ideally with experience working with sales brokers across Canada.
  • Expertise in U.S. food manufacturing with export to Canada.
  • Strong understanding of the Canadian retail customers is a requisite. Demonstrated examples of robust relationships, ultimately producing positive outcomes for the business.
  • Leadership of a National account is preferred and/or has been involved in calling on the retailer direct with comparably sized trade spend budgets.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead customer development with successful business outcomes.
  • Entrepreneurial drive and examples of commercial successes.
  • Astute financial acumen to manage the Canadian P&L and deliver on sales margin.
  • Strong orientation for collaboration and influencing, with a relentless drive to results.
  • Proven leader, mentor, and coach who has developed people managers. Can point to a track record of developing direct reports.
  • Highly honed communication skills, with the ability to influence across all levels and all functions of the organization and customer base.
  • Experienced MS Office skills (Excel and PowerPoint) including Teams and Zoom.
  • Office location: Mississauga, Ontario.

 

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 of Marketing (12 Month Contract) – Recently Completed
Post Consumer Brands
Toronto, ON, Canada

Post Consumer Brands is one of the world’s most beloved consumer goods brands. Recognized for brands that have been at the heart of mornings every day for over 75 years, Post boasts some of the most recognized ready-to-eat cereal brands in their line-up, from nostalgic favourites such as Shreddies to Honey Bunches of Oats and Raisin Bran to Honeycomb, Sugar Crisp, Weetabix and many more. This powerhouse of brands enjoys a leading position in the market and is outpacing the competition in their continued growth. Recognized for their quality, values and value, Post Consumer Brands Canada is driven by one idea – To make better happen every day.

Post Consumer Foods has identified the need for a Director of Marketing, Canada, to steer the Canadian flagship brands through the next 12 months in a contract capacity.

The Director of Marketing (12 month contract) is a critical leadership role that is accountable for driving strategy and growth for a portfolio ready-to-eat cereal brands for Post Consumer Brands Canada. The Director of Marketing will be accountable for developing all facets of the marketing mix and will work in collaboration with and lead cross-functional teams to deliver upon strategies and ensure innovations, promotions, advertising and products are brought to market successfully. The accountability encompasses the key brands Shreddies, Shredded Wheat, Honeycomb, Tim Hortons, and Mondelez partnerships (Oreo, Chips Ahoy).

The Director of Marketing will report to the Vice President Marketing and will collaborate with cross functional team members within Post Consumer Brands and external agency partners.

Key Responsibilities:

Integrated Marketing Strategy (30%)

  • Strategic Planning: Lead cross-functional commercial teams to develop plans and budgets to enable our business strategy, metrics and objectives (revenue, share, profit.)
  • Integrated Business Planning: Responsible for leading and representing Canada and International in the monthly North American Brand Management Review (BMR) process.
  • Strategic Insight: Identify and build a robust learning agenda to inform current and future business needs.
  • Leadership:  Represent the Consumer and the Brands on the Operations committee with the Directors of Sales, Finance, and Operations, and contributing to the day-to-day management of Post

Communication (35%)

  • Lead the development and execution of highly effective integrated marketing communication plans that leverage a strong consumer insight to create a competitive advantage and build consumer value.
  • Development and management of brand positioning
  • Ensuring communication plans (advertising, PR, digital, experiential) are executed with excellence and on budget.
  • Understanding marketing efficiency and effectiveness to optimize and enhance plans.

Innovation (10%)

  • Participate in new product initiatives to meet business goals.
  • Coach and guide cross-functional team through the Commercialization Stage Gate process
  • Validate and launch innovation with excellence.
  • Ensure innovation trackers are employed and adjust plans accordingly to ensure innovation meets its financial commitments.

People Leadership (25%)

  • Build a world class marketing organization by developing the skills of direct reports (3 direct reports and 2 indirect).
  • Guiding the development of direct reports, including direction on primary projects, continuous feedback and career guidance
  • Strengthening the marketing organization and culture.  Actively contributing to improving Post Consumer Brands culture and organization’s effectiveness

Success:

The Director of Marketing will be deemed successful having accomplished the following in 12 months of their tenure:

  • Successfully delivered the 2021 marketing plans and execution of the marketing activities across brands of the core portfolio.
  • Led the strategic repositioning across packaging and brand communications through creative thought leadership and collaborative agency partnerships.

Ideal Candidate Profile:

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills/experience and attributes:

  • University degree in Marketing, Business/Commerce or Business Administration. An MBA is preferred.
  • The ideal candidate will bring approximately 10+ years of progressive marketing leadership experience.
  • Experience will have been gained within the consumer-packaged goods environment, ideally within the food, beverage or consumer products categories. The candidate will be able to demonstrate a track record of success and growth on brands he/she has worked on.
  • The ideal candidate will lead with heart, will lean-in and care, and is known for developing and motivating people.
  • Experience in leading successful marketing transformations and brand repositioning.
  • Experience in developing original creative (tv, digital, social) from brief to final copy. Will have experience in leading and handling major advertising and promotional responsibilities.
  • Organizationally astute, he/she has superior influencing, collaboration and communication skills and is able to build strong working relationships. The ideal candidate will have the presence, intellect, energy, drive, people skills and business acumen to succeed in a high-performance environment.
  • The ideal candidate will be passionate – passionate about all that they do; curious – curious about the customer and how they think and why they do what they do; and innovative – innovative and taking initiative simply to satisfy curiosity and deliver results.
  • Strong business acumen with a deep understanding of the financial metrics that drive the business.
  • Accountable and strong drive to deliver results.
  • Has strong data capabilities, has well-developed analytic muscles, and will use insight to create great consumer experiences (i.e., AC Nielsen, Basis, ASI Connect)
  • Desire and ability to work in an ever-changing fast-paced environment with many stakeholders.
  • This position is located in Toronto.

We thank for your interest in this opportunity.  Applications will be considered as they are received until the position has been filled.

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Chief Executive Officer – Recently Completed
Credit Canada Debt Solutions
Toronto, Ontario

For more than 50 years, Credit Canada Debt Solutions (CCDS) has been helping Canadians to lead healthy financial lives, achieve their goals, and improve their quality of life through financial education and debt resolution. As a national, non-profit organization and Canada’s first and longest-standing credit counselling agency, CCDS has helped thousands avoid bankruptcy, become debt-free, and achieve financial wellness.

CCDS wishes to recruit an accomplished leader to the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the CEO will execute the organization’s strategic plan and has overall strategic leadership, management, and operational responsibility for the organization. The CEO will build strong relationships and demonstrate leadership in strategy and innovation, ensuring that CCDS’s client-facing programs and services are aligned to the organization’s mission, are relevant in the marketplace, are sustainable through diversified funding, and deliver value and impact.

The role of CEO at CCDS requires a leader with excellent strategic thinking and business acumen, paired with a proven ability to effectively manage and support an engaged staff team of professionals. With an understanding of not-for-profit organizations and governance, the preferred candidate will be a values-driven leader of high integrity, who is approachable, self-aware, and willing to roll up sleeves and personally contribute to the tactical execution of operational plans alongside a dedicated team. A strong understanding of credit granting, credit reporting and/or consumer credit counselling organizations would be a definite asset, as would fluency in technological innovation and digital service provision transformation. A skilled communicator and relationship builder, the candidate sought is comfortable acting as a spokesperson in front of a national audience and can build strategic stakeholder relationships with various groups (such as referring agencies, creditors, financial institutions, corporate sponsors, members, regulators, and the media) to help CCDS achieve its vision: Empowered Canadians leading healthy financial lives.

This position is based out of CCDS’s office located near Yonge and Sheppard in Toronto, Ontario.

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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Executive Director – Recently Completed
Family Services of Peel
Mississauga, ON

Family Services of Peel (FSP) is a multi-service agency that provides professional counselling, educational programs, employment support services, support for people with developmental disabilities and their families, as well as support for victims of violence and abuse. Specifically, FSP provides services for Trauma Intervention, Counselling, Families & Schools, Employment, Family Law, and Adults with Developmental Disabilities. Established in 1971 as a non-profit and registered charitable organisation, FSP provides family and community support services to people living and working in the Region of Peel. Additionally, FSP’s research arm, the Peel Institute on Violence Prevention, is a collaborative initiative focused on the prevention of all forms of violence in Peel.

With the upcoming retirement of FSP’s current Executive Director, the organization wishes to recruit an innovative, inspiring, and strategic leader who exemplifies the organization’s core values and possesses a clear vision for executing its strategic plan with nimbleness and creativity. With strong political acuity and outstanding community relations abilities, the Executive Director (ED) will communicate and translate FSP’s vision into actionable outcomes, leveraging relationships and alliances with a wide variety of key internal and external stakeholders, funders, and community partners.

Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the ED is responsible for leading and supporting the development of an engaged staff team, overseeing the administration, day-to-day operation of programs and the strategic plan, as well as implementing strategies to ensure the timely progression and achievement of both short and long-term strategic goals. Other key responsibilities include active participation in fundraising, advocacy work, program development and administration, encouraging optimal use of organization finances and resources. Working closely with FSP’s key stakeholders and community partners, the ED will focus on creating improved support services within the Region of Peel.

 

As an ideal candidate, you bring at least 10 years of organizational management experience within the human services sector. You are a skilled communicator and relationship builder with strength in financial management, including budgeting and business finances, and a proven ability to initiate, secure, and grow funding and partnerships. As a leader, you champion and model collaboration, accountability, inclusion, and equity in all you do. Paired with an understanding of the challenges facing the community of Peel and how to navigate them from an organization and sector perspective, you are passionate about achieving FSP’s mission: through leadership, collaboration and innovation, we support families and individuals in Peel to transform their lives.

 

For more information on this outstanding opportunity, or to submit your application, please contact:

Suzanne Clark, Partner             416-593-0900 x2234            sclark@fourcornersgroup.com

Erin Plasky, Principal                416-593-0900 x2250            eplasky@fourcornersgroup.com

 

Family Services of Peel is an equal opportunity employer committed to developing a staff team that reflects the community in which we work, and the people we serve. Family Services of Peel 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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Associate Director, Facilities, Business and Community Development – Recently Completed
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 of Warehousing & Operations – Recently Completed
Confidential
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 Director of Warehousing & Operations.

The Director of Warehousing & Operations is an important leadership role, responsible for leading warehouse and distribution operations and facility management for all sites within the business. The Director is responsible for the achievement of efficient and effective operations while meeting and exceeding all quality and safety standards for the business.

The Director will lead receiving, warehousing, order fulfilment, assembly and shipping across our client’s three business units and their warehouses and 3 distribution centres located in Canada and the US. Receiving includes inbound logistics and containers both to the US and Canada. The Director is tasked with ensuring the warehouses are agile, responding and adapting to the fluctuating demands and the urgency required of the business.

With strong analytical capabilities, the Director will streamline processes, drive for improvements to the overall operations and efficiencies through good inventory management and enhancing technology automation capabilities. The Director will bring continuity between all facilities and infrastructure. An in-depth knowledge and understanding of Canada and US regulatory requirements will be critical.

Reporting into the Vice President, Supply Chain. 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 with a high functioning, non-unionized staff.

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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Senior Vice President, Human Resources – Recently Completed
Confidential
Montreal, Canada

Our client is a leading international business that dominates in their space. As they continue their growth both domestically and internationally, the need for a Senior Vice President, Human Resources has been identified.

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, and working in partnership with the Senior Leadership Team, the Senior Vice President, Human Resources (SVP) will be accountable to deliver on business goals through aligning the people agenda with the business agenda.  The SVP will create and implement people strategies that will enable the organization to build capacity to achieve greater effectiveness, ultimately advancing organizational outcomes.

The SVP will lead all human resources strategies and activities across the business and all of its operations. While leading the human resources function in its entirety, the SVP will predominantly focus their efforts on short and long-term strategies that will optimize talent within the corporate employee population. Focus will be on succession planning, talent development, team effectiveness and ensuring a high performing c-suite leadership team.  They will further work collaboratively with the Human Resources and Compensation Committee of the board of directors and external consulting resources on developing and implementing compensation strategy, as well as reviewing and making recommendations on executive and director compensation.

Pivotal to success in all activities will be the SVP’s ability to function as a business partner to the c-suite and other senior executives, as they will bring an internal advisory capability to the business.

The SVP will lead a team of focused and dedicated human resources professionals, and will align the current structure and resources appropriately with the future business objectives.

Ideal Candidate Profile

  • A post-secondary degree or diploma in Human Resources, Business Administration and/or a related program is mandatory.
  • Minimum ten years of business leadership experience in human resources gained in a similar environment of corporate and hourly and/or field/remote employee populations.
  • Experience gained in larger publicly traded environments that are fast paced, agile and entrepreneurial.
  • Has worked with a board, collaborating with a human resources and compensation committee on executive compensation.
  • A well-rounded generalist with depth in succession planning, talent development, and business partnering with the c-suite is required.
  • Experience maintaining a union free environment through progressive employee relations activities is required.
  • Strong coast-to-coast knowledge and understanding of Canadian provincial employment laws, regulations, and standards.
  • The ideal candidate will have a high energy level, be self-motivated, results oriented as well as creative, innovative, and flexible.
  • Is equally comfortable and capable of providing guidance and stewardship at the boardroom table as in rolling up their sleeves in the operations.
  • It is essential that candidates display overall business acumen grounded in formal academic learning as well as in practical application.
  • English / French bilingualism is required.
  • The ideal candidate will be comfortable with occasional travel throughout Canada.

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 Forecasting & Replenishment – Recently Completed
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 have an end-to-end accountability for forecasting and replenishment for the North American business, nationally, across all customers. The Director is required to have the ability to both intimately understand the granular detail of the algorithms and processes used to calculate the data, as well as have the capability to arrive at insights required to drive accurate forecasting and replenishment for the business.

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.

Key Responsibilities

  • Owning and managing the forecasting and replenishment planning process.
  • Migrating forecasting and replenishment functionality from client-led forecasting to internal systems.
  • Delivering and meeting large scale, North American service level agreements (SLA).
  • Leading the overall cash forecasting process, specifically being accountable for determining the cash requirements for each client bank branch location, ATMs, and cash vault services on weekly, monthly and yearly bases.
  • Performing analyses and providing strategic perspectives to facilitate problem solving and decision making on business issues.  This requires strong mathematical statistical knowledge and an understanding of the calculations and the algorithms and processes used to arrive at forecasts
  • Understanding as a super/power user the raw data that leads to the forecast and having the capability to challenge/question the algorithms to ensure accuracy.
  • Identifying and actioning opportunities for continuous improvement in forecasting and replenishment.
  • Providing regular reporting to various levels of management on issues and opportunities that affect the business.
  • Leading and facilitating client presentations to report on forecasting and replenishment activities.
  • Partnering with data scientists to design and build an accurate, actionable, forecasting system.  This will potentially include leveraging AI technology.
  • Leading 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, statistics or quantitative fields (e.g., MBA, PhD, etc.) typically preferred.
  • Preference will be given to further specialized accreditation from a recognized forecasting / statistics association.
  • 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/branch environment.
  • Has a strong grounding in statistics through formal education with understanding of the basics of data science combined with exceptional analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills.  Granular knowledge of forecasting calculations (with adequate knowledge to be able to challenge models and assumptions) and regression analysis/modeling and the processes and algorithms used to calculate the numbers.
  • 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.
  • A preference for understanding artificial intelligence / machine learning is ideal but not a requirement.
  • 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 – Recently Completed
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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President & Chief Executive Officer – Recently Completed
GreenSpace Brands
Toronto, ON

GreenSpace Brands is a name synonymous with quality, they are best-loved brands that people have grown to know and trust. As much as GreenSpace Brands has changed since its inception almost 20 years ago, things haven’t changed. A healthy lifestyle is consistently at the core of their values, whether its healthy nutrition providing the best start in life, sensible snacking or conscious eating. GreenSpace Brands is a Canadian company with North American distribution that is an important player in their categories and has captured the hearts of its consumers.

GreenSpace Brands’ (“GSB”) management team is an innovative group of business leaders and entrepreneurs brought together with a unified purpose of providing high quality natural and organic foods to its consumers.

Reporting to the Executive Chair and Board, the President & CEO, will be responsible for delivering on the short-term financial goals and sustainable long-term profitable growth objectives for the business. The President & CEO will lead a team of Commercial Brand Leaders in the successful achievement of company goals. Working with contribution from the Executive Chair and the Chief Financial Officer, the President & CEO will set the vision for the business, lead the strategic planning process and be involved in the day to operations of the business.

More specifically, the President & CEO will be accountable as a first course of action to:

  • Along with the Executive Chair, develop a strategy to deal with the immediate operational and financial challenges faced by GSB.
  • Lead the successful implementation and operationalization of the strategy, setting immediate priorities to ensure the teams are all pointed in the direction needed to address issues and opportunities.
  • Deliver on customer commitments, ensuring manufacturing excellence, demonstrating industry leadership and leading the development of management.
  • Own the balance sheet and driving the P&L to deliver profitable growth.
  • Assess and further optimize the recent restructure of functions within the business, realizing effectiveness opportunities that have arisen from this work.

On an ongoing basis, the President & CEO will be accountable to and/or responsible for:

  • The ongoing strategic business planning, and ensuring the individual brands align with the values, vision, and mission of GSB.
  • Bringing discipline to the business by setting financial goals, metrics, and targets, and establishing and implementing key performance indicators for each business, ultimately protecting, stabilizing, and improving margins.
  • Strengthening relationships with the retailers and establishing more favourable customer terms. 4
  • Strengthening relationships with co-packers, ensuring optimal supply management, planning, and inventory control.
  • Providing thought leadership and direction regarding operational matters, from procurement to inventory management.
  • Providing leadership, vision and inspiration to the business and its people.
  • Along with the CFO, being responsible for all public company reporting and regulatory filings.
  • Working in strong collaboration with the Board of Directors, Executive Chair and the CFO.

The President & CEO will lead a team of four direct reports. The President of Love Child, the Vice President, General Manager of Central Roast, the President of GO VEGGIE and the Chief Financial Officer.

Ideal Candidate Profile

  • A post secondary degree is required. A focus in Business Administration, Sales, Marketing, Finance, Operations or Engineering is of relevance.
  • Must have experience with a turnaround and/or significant restructuring and repositioning of a business.
  • Strong financial acumen with experience owning the P&L and balance sheet and has a keen sense of relevant cost drivers, and proven ability to deliver profitable growth.
  • Experience gained within the consumer-packaged goods environment, with specific experience gained in the food and the natural food segment preferred. Experienced gained with Canadian customers is ideal and further experienced gained with in the US market would be of relevance, but not required.
  • An ideal mix of foundational learning gained within Tier 1 CPG combined with experience and a track record of success in a smaller more entrepreneurial environment where structure and discipline has been required to build and establish.
  • Is a proven President & CEO or has been a General Manager / Business Unit Leader with full P&L accountability. Ideally has reported to or presented to a Board or Senior Leadership Team.
  • Has had full accountability for a business plan and the direction of a business.
  • As a General Manager has developed skill and ability across all relevant functions, sales, marketing, finance, operations and human resources.
  • Results-orientated mindset with a proven track record of delivering on financial, operational and strategic objectives in a high-growth, competitive environment.
  • A skilled communicator and leader, he/she has an ability to influence at all levels within a business and further communicate effectively with external customers and suppliers.
  • Demonstrated experience in maintaining a strong working relationship with a Board would be considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated evidence of successful experience in negotiating a wide range of agreements.
  • Willing to travel as required.

 

The GSB business is located in Toronto at the St. George & Bloor station, across from the RCYC.

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Community Manager – Recently Completed
WW (formerly Weight Watchers)
Remote

WW is a global wellness technology company inspiring millions of people to adopt healthy habits for real life. They do this through engaging digital experiences, face-to-face workshops and sustainable programs that encourage people to move more, shift their mindset and eat healthier while enjoying the foods they love. By drawing on over six decades of experience and expertise in behavioral science, WW builds communities in order to deliver wellness for all.

WW Canada is seeking a social-savvy content and community manager who excels at shaping content and building community across digital platforms via our new virtual coaches. You will be a key player in enhancing the WW member experience and growing this new digital footprint through assisting in the creation of compelling content, community management, growth, and engagement.

The Community Manager is a newly created role, with a mandate to assist coaches in content creation and distribution, member engagement and community building, and the analysis of data to identify opportunities to optimize the member experience.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Brand, Marketing, Data Analytics, Media, or related area.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in brand, marketing, social media, or data analytics.
  • Experience in content development and/ or production a plus.
  • Demonstrates ability to thrive in high profile, fast-paced, quickly changing environment.
  • Knowledge of WW brand and experience in health and wellness vertical.
  • Ability to foster trust and respect of colleagues to influence decision-making and ensure recommendations are implemented.
  • Excellent organizational, detail-orientation and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to pivot and shift gears quickly.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and positive attitude.
  • Ability to be proactive and anticipate needs.

This is a remote role. Candidates can be located anywhere in Canada, but can accommodate Ontario office hours.

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, Technology & Digital Innovation – Recently Completed
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 Arts, Design and Entrepreneurship – Recently Completed
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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Executive Director – Recently Completed
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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Director, Child & Youth Mental Health Programs – Recently Completed
Kinark Child and Family Services
GTA - East

Kinark Child and Family Services is seeking a Director, Child & Youth Mental Health Programs to join as a key member of the Senior Leadership Team.

Kinark Child and Family Services (Kinark) is a leading provider of services and supports for children and youth with complex needs and their families. As an accredited service provider, Kinark provides services in the core areas of Child and Youth Mental Health, Autism and Forensic Mental Health/Youth Justice and is Lead Agency for Child and Youth Mental Health in the service areas of York, Durham and Haliburton/City of Kawartha/Peterborough. Kinark is also a provider of two Supervised Access programs and a Therapeutic Respite program at the Kinark Outdoor Centre. Kinark has an annual budget of $106 million and its 760 employees, together with volunteers, serve approximately 10,000 children, youth and families throughout Ontario each year.

With the upcoming retirement of the current Director, Child & Youth Mental Health Programs (“Director”), Kinark wishes to recruit a highly collaborative and strategic leader to this important role. Reporting to the Vice President, Program Services & Chief Operating Officer, the Director exemplifies Kinark’s core values and provides oversight and senior leadership for the delivery of high-quality children’s mental health services and adjunct services. As a key member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Director provides program area leadership, liaising and collaborating with community partners for system planning (local relationship building and Lead Agency participation as a core service provider). The Director also contributes to the strategic planning of the organization, operationalizing the plan to meet organizational strategic objectives.

The Director role requires a self-motivated and strategic leader who exhibits an unwavering commitment to quality, continuous improvement and evidence-informed decision making, who can effectively manage competing priorities across a large service geography. This position also requires an inclusive, 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.

As an ideal candidate, you possess a Master’s degree in Social Services, Health, Management, or a related discipline with knowledge and understanding of mental illness diagnosis and treatments. Registration as a Social Worker or other Health Professional is preferred. You bring at least 10 years of progressive management experience that includes responsibility for areas such as service system management, community partnerships, service delivery, quality (implementation science) and change management. In addition to being highly organized and exceptionally strategic, you are a skilled communicator, relationship builder and collaborative team player with strong leadership, management, interpersonal, coaching and negotiation skills. You have a genuine passion for advancing and improving child and youth mental health services in Ontario and are motivated by an opportunity to focus your talents and skills on achieving Kinark’s mission of helping children and youth with complex needs achieve better life outcomes.

Kinark Child and Family Services values inclusivity and diversity in the workplace and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds. Kinark 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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Vice President Strategy – Recently Completed
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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Chief Financial Officer – Recently Completed
Toronto Catholic District School Board
Toronto, Ontario

The TCDSB seeks a visionary financial executive for the role of Chief Financial Officer to brings a fiscal lens to the operations, capital development, financial reporting and controls of the Board.

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.

The TCDSB seeks a visionary financial executive for the role of Chief Financial Officer. Responsible to the Board of Trustees via the Associate Director and the Director of Education, the Chief Financial Officer brings a fiscal lens to the operations, capital development, financial reporting and controls of the Board. In this crucial role, the Chief Financial Officer supports the growth and success of TCDSB’s students, staff, and communities and effectively positions the Board to effectively meet the challenges of education today and into the future.

The ideal candidate will bring a critical financial mindset to planning and budgets, performance measurement, finance, controls, reporting, and development. With a demonstrated track record of success in implementation and leading through change, the preferred candidate is a champion of innovation, with a passion for TCDSB’s mission and vision.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Represent Catholic education executive leadership locally and provincially by demonstrating a commitment to the strengthening of publicly-funded Catholic education;
  • Ensure TCDSB’s integrity of operations with comprehensive and timely financial measures, reporting and internal controls;
  • Ensure that quality assurance checks and balances, and appropriate accountability measures are in place and actively monitored;
  • Provide critical measures, insights and leadership in support of the development of budgets and plans;
  • Drive continuous improvement, seeking efficiencies, enterprise-wide cost management and risk;
  • Support spending priorities and capital allocation through rigorous and defensible, evidence-based business case disciplines;
  • Lead and engage both non-union management and unionized staff to ensure service excellence;
  • Build collegial relationships/rapport with the Associate Director, Director of Education Board of Trustees, and other members of the leadership team;
  • Build relationships with incumbent finance team members, assessing areas of strength and opportunities for improvement; and
  • Engage with external auditors.

Requirements

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A university degree and a professional accounting designation;
  • 10+ years of proven leadership experience in large, complex organizations;
  • Supervisory Officer’s qualification is desirable or a willingness to complete if awarded the role;
  • Proven ability to create and sustain excellent working relationships;
  • Exceptional analytical and business skills required to deal with the complexities of a publicly funded catholic school system;
  • Political acuity and an ability 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 and budgeting, business case development, and decision support on the allocation of capital, performance management, financial reporting, risk management, real estate, and capital development 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;
  • A leadership style that attracts, supports, and develops top talent, that advances equity, diversity, and inclusion, and that encourages a culture of quality, teamwork, accountability, and transparency;
  • 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 are committed to creating an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. 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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Chief Executive Officer – Recently Completed
Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga-Dufferin
Burlington, ON

The Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga-Dufferin (HFHHMD) Board of Directors seeks a passionate, innovative leader who is ready to make a meaningful impact in the community. With the goal of establishing itself as a recognized leader in the provision of affordable housing, HFHHMD is transforming traditional approaches to home building in the communities we serve.

Habitat for Humanity has a global, well-established reputation of mobilizing community resources to provide safe and decent homes to families to help break the cycle of poverty. As the Habitat for Humanity Affiliate serving the communities of Halton, Mississauga and, very recently, Dufferin, HFHHMD’s build projects have provided home ownership opportunities to more than 63 families over the past 20 years. Additionally, its two current build projects will serve 14 more families and the Affiliate has been pursuing new approaches to scale up its capacity and impact. HFHHMD meets the diverse needs of the local community through its Affordable Housing Program, where housing payments never exceed 30% of low-income families’ total gross annual income. A strategic part of HFHHMD’s model is the operation of its social enterprise ReStores (with locations in Burlington, Milton, Mississauga, and Orangeville) that raise funds in support of HFHHMD’s programs. The Mississauga location includes a ReVive Boutique (which sells vintage and antique furniture and collectables) and is currently the largest ReStore in Ontario.

With the ever-growing need for available affordable housing, along with changing market factors severely impacting costs and lead-time, HFHHMD now requires a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to foster partnerships and create and lead innovative solutions that sustainably provide more housing in cost-effective ways. The CEO will lead the execution of HFHHMD’s strategic plan, with overall organizational management and operational responsibilities, including providing financial leadership related to managing budgets, monitoring long-term fiscal plans, and assessing new financial solutions to meet evolving needs. Externally, the CEO will enhance the organization’s capacity, reputation, and impact by fostering strong relationships with businesses, development partners, all levels of government, and a variety of community partners.

 

Is This the Opportunity for You?

 

The Board of Directors wishes to recruit an outstanding CEO with a depth of experience in affordable housing, land planning, development, or real estate. You are a dynamic leader with excellent strategic thinking and business acumen, paired with a proven ability to effectively manage competing priorities and support an engaged staff team. Along with an understanding of not-for-profit organizations and governance, you have demonstrated success in advancing and completing complex projects, effectively managing resources, and initiating, securing, and growing funding and partnerships. If you share a passion for transforming traditional home building approaches towards a vision where everyone has a decent place to live, the Board of Directors invites you to bring your passion and talents to lead this transformation and make a meaningful difference.

 

To learn more about this exciting opportunity or to submit your candidacy, please contact:

Suzanne Clark, Partner               sclark@fourcornersgroup.com                416-593-0900 x2234

Erin Plasky, Client Partner          eplasky@fourcornersgroup.com             416-593-0900 x2250

 

HFHHMD is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes candidates from equity-seeking groups and is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. Please let us know if you require accommodation due to a disability during any aspect of the recruitment process and we will work with you to address your needs.

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Chief Executive Officer – Recently Completed
Dietitians of Canada
Toronto, ON

Dietitians of Canada (DC), a professional association representing nearly 5,000 members at local, provincial, and national levels, provides a leadership voice for advancing health through nutrition and ensures that dietitians have the best opportunities to experience professional success throughout their careers. On behalf of its members and the dietetic profession, DC engages with policymakers, health practitioners, and the Canadian public to advance health through food and nutrition. As an organization, DC develops evidence-based standards and resources, promotes better access to dietitians, provides leadership in shaping food and nutrition policy, and recognizes members’ leadership and contributions to the profession.

With the upcoming departure of DC’s current Chief Executive Officer, the organization seeks an outstanding new leader to help the organization navigate through the changing landscape, deliver value to members, and create opportunities for dietitians to advance health through food and nutrition. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for the successful operations and financial management, team development, and strategic leadership towards growth and sustainability of the organization.

The new CEO will be a visionary, transparent, and approachable leader with a track record of success in change management and business leadership towards organizational sustainability. The ideal candidate champions diversity, equity, and inclusion and establishes strong, productive relationships with staff, members, and a wide variety of stakeholders. Possessing exceptional business and financial acumen along with exemplary decision-making and communications skills, the CEO sought will be inspired by and attuned to the priorities and values of DC. Knowledge of and/or training in dietetics, Policy Governance® and bilingualism (French and English) are preferred. Drawing on substantive experience in change management and people leadership, the preferred candidate will ensure and accelerate DC’s ability to bring value to its members, deliver on its vision and priorities, and elevate the influence of the profession.

For more information on this outstanding opportunity, or to submit your application in confidence, please contact executive search partner Four Corners Group:

Suzanne Clark, Partner           416-593-0900 x2234           sclark@fourcornersgroup.com
Erin Plasky, Client Partner    416-593-0900 x2250           eplasky@fourcornersgroup.com

Dietitians of Canada is an equal opportunity employer committed to developing a staff team that reflects the diversity of Canada. Dietitians of Canada and Four Corners Group encourage applications from individuals from underrepresented groups. We are committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). This document is available in alternate format(s) upon request.

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Board Directors – Two Citizen Members – Recently Completed
Toronto Lands Corporation
Toronto, Ontario

The Toronto Lands Corporation (TLC) is a wholly owned subsidiary and exclusive real estate services provider to the Toronto District School Board (TDSB). The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is the largest and one of the most diverse school boards in Canada. It serves approximately 247,000 students in 583 schools throughout Toronto, and more than 130,000 life-long learners in Adult and Continuing Education programs.

Following the amalgamation of seven local school boards in 1998, the TDSB became the owner of one of the largest public real estate portfolios in the City of Toronto. Realizing that managing a portfolio of this nature and size requires specific expertise, is complex and time consuming, TDSB established TLC in 2008 to professionally manage these valuable and important public assets. TLC’s recently expanded mandate now includes responsibility to manage all Board wide real estate interests for the purpose of redeveloping sites, land use planning, property disposition & acquisition, leasing, partnerships and the integration of community hubs.
With specific expertise in real estate, land use planning and leasing, TLC’s intent is to provide opportunities that ensure the accommodation and well-being of TDSB students in modern and innovative schools, preserve public assets where there is a demonstrated need and collaborate to advance complete communities where people live, learn, work and play.

Due to pending retirements, TLC is seeking two new Citizen Directors to join its Board. The term of office for Citizen Directors is three years, with one three-year renewal option.

Board Composition

The Board of Directors of TLC is comprised of:

  • six (6) Citizen Directors;
  • four (4) TDSB Trustees; and
  • the Chief Executive Officer of TLC

Board Responsibilities

The Board is responsible for:

  • Appointing the Chief Executive Officer, approving the Chief Executive Officer’s annual objectives and assessing performance against those objectives;
  • Overseeing TLC’s strategic direction and corporate objectives;
  • Ensuring appropriate capital and risk management practices are followed;
  • Approving final investments in complex and transformative infrastructure;
  • Reviewing and approving the TLC’s financial objectives and results; and
  • Overseeing the policies and frameworks that govern TLC’s internal and external conduct.
  • Directors will advise on the real estate industry’s landscape of issues, challenges and opportunities in relation to the TDSB’s multi-year strategic plan, including:
    • Advise, recommend and approve strategies for achieving effective asset management;
    • Advice on effective use of public assets, including redevelopment, equity extraction, repurposing assets, and capital funding strategies;
    • Provide strategy and advice on current and potential issues related to the implementation of the TLC/TDSB overall fiscal plan;
    • Provide strategic advice and/or recommendations on audits, financial risk mitigation strategies and performance measures and ensure that financial risk to the TDSB and its properties is mitigated;
    • Understand effective and good governance models to meet TLC’s objectives;
    • Provide guidance on the development of policies and procedures;
    • Establish relationships to advance collaboration with provincial, regional and local governments, government agencies, development corporations, small business owners, landowners and citizens and special interest groups to assist in mutually beneficial and productive working relationships; and
    • Understands the value added by communities, local politicians and stakeholder organizations to produce meaningful opportunities.

Term of Office

The term of office for Citizen Directors is three years, with one three-year renewal option.

Requirement

Due to pending retirements, TLC is seeking two new Citizen Directors to join its Board:

  • A senior professional lawyer with significant depth in real estate and municipal law with clear understanding of land use planning, risk tolerance, zoning, and development. Knowledge of the education sector is a desired asset; and
  • A proven leader in their own field of expertise, with both a CPA designation and a governance designation (Chartered Director (C.Dir), Professional Director (Pro.Dir), or ICD.D). They will be experienced in strategic planning, performance measurement and evaluation, forecasting and corporate governance at a significant level.

Meetings

The TLC Board meets four times a year or at the call of the Chair. In addition, each Board member is expected to sit on at least one Standing Committee. Standing Committees also meet four times a year, so a TLC Board Member will be expected to attend a minimum of eight meeting per year.

Remuneration

TLC Citizen Board Members are paid per meeting plus expenses.

Location

Toronto, Ontario

Toronto Lands Corporation is committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs and is committed to ensuring that the organization reflects the diversity of the Toronto community, in which it operates. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our Board are encouraged to apply.

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Director, Service Operations – Recently Completed
Queen’s University Information Technology Services
Kingston, ON

With a mission to strengthen student success and research impact through enabling information and technology services, Queen’s seeks an outstanding leader for the role of Director, Service Operations (“Director”)

About Queen’s University:

Located in beautiful Kingston, Ontario, Queen’s University has a long-standing reputation for academic excellence, research, student experience and leadership, and engaged alumni. Queen’s offers a transformative student learning experience and is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities. Established in 1841 and now home to over 24,000 students annually, Queen’s boasts an undergraduate graduation rate of 93 per cent, diverse learning opportunities, unmistakable school spirit, and a tight-knit global network of alumni in 153 countries.

Queen’s University is situated on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe, in historic Kingston on the shores of Lake Ontario. Kingston’s residents enjoy an outstanding quality of life with a wide range of cultural, recreational, and creative opportunities. Visit Inclusive Queen’s for information on equity, diversity and inclusion resources and initiatives.

The Opportunity:

Reporting directly to the Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice-Principal, Information Technology Services, the Director, Service Operations (“Director”) is responsible for providing ongoing management, maintenance and support of the University’s shared IT services, solutions, and

technology assets and for transitioning new capabilities into production. The Director provides strong vision, strategy, and direction to the Service Operations teams, consisting of 6 direct reports and a total team of approximately 70.

Committed to equity, diversity and inclusion, the Director is an accomplished senior technology leader capable of leading both strategically and tactically to empower and inspire team members to relentlessly pursue the department goals and deliver first-rate services. As a customer-centric champion, the Director adapts to a continually evolving higher education environment and thrives in an autonomous and dynamic workplace.

About You:

You hold a graduate degree in engineering, computer science, business, or related field with 10+ years of experience in Information Technology, preferable in a cross functional environment. You are a strategic, visionary leader with superior interpersonal and communications skills and senior level management experience stewarding large Service Operations and infrastructure teams towards an organization’s goals and objectives. You have led large network infrastructure modernizations and cloud migrations, and you have knowledge and experience in Security Operations, specifically leading a SOC team and taking charge of incident response. Additionally, you possess deep understanding of Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) fundamentals and Information Technology Services Management (ITSM) best practices and are attuned to business and technology trends. You have deep experience in strategic planning, change management, negotiations, and vendor management, and thrive in an environment committed to fostering innovation and continuous improvement.

 

Queen’s University is an equal opportunity employer and invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities/racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Queen’s 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). If you require accommodation during the recruitment or interview process, please let us know. This document is available in alternate format(s) upon request.

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Director, Forensic Services & Programs – Recently Completed
Kinark Child and Family Services
Oakville, GTA - West

Kinark Child and Family Services is seeking a highly collaborative leader to the role of Director, Forensic Services & Programs. The preferred candidate is a trusted partner to members of the Executive Team and leader to the Syl Apps Youth Centre team.

Kinark Child and Family Services (Kinark) is a leading provider of services and supports for children and youth with complex needs and their families. As an accredited service provider, Kinark provides services in the core areas of Child and Youth Mental Health, where it is Lead Agency in the service areas of York, Durham and Haliburton/City of Kawartha/Peterborough, Autism, and Forensic Mental Health/Youth Justice, where it is a provincial resource through its secure facility in Oakville, the Syl Apps Youth Centre, for the delivery of secure treatment, Ontario Review Board programs, and a range of alternatives to custody programming in central and eastern Ontario. Kinark has an annual budget of $106 million and its 760 employees, together with volunteers, serve approximately 10,000 children, youth and families throughout Ontario each year.

Kinark looks forward to welcoming a highly collaborative leader to the role of Director, Forensic Services & Programs (“Director”). Reporting to the Vice President, Program Services & Chief Operating Officer, the Director provides administrative, operational, and clinical direction and oversight for Kinark’s legislatively mandated forensic mental health services in the community, including the Intensive Support and Supervision Program (ISSP) delivered in York, Peel, Halton, Dufferin, and Simcoe  and the Syl Apps Youth Centre (SAYC), a provincial secure facility for high risk youth with complex mental health challenges and high risk behaviours. Responsible for a budget of over $10M, the Director leads a staff team of 130 via 3 direct reports and upholds Kinark’s core values and commitment to quality, continuous improvement, evidence-informed decision making, and inclusion.

The Director role requires a strategic and inspirational leader with knowledge of forensic mental health, secure treatment, youth justice, and Ontario Review Board systems, procedures, orders, and programs.

Drawing upon their strong operations background, the preferred candidate is a trusted partner to members of the Executive Team and leader to the Syl Apps Youth Centre team. The Director is a people-focused leader, with a natural inclination and proven ability to build and support staff, who models behaviours consistent with Kinark’s continuous-learning orientation.

As an ideal candidate, you are a Registered Health Professional with a Master’s degree in a related field, such as Clinical or Forensic Psychology, Social Work, Health Sciences or Nursing. You bring at least 10 years of progressive leadership experience as a Manager or Director in youth or adult mental health and addictions, with a strong background in operations, administration, and clinical services. With deep knowledge of and experience in evidence-based assessment and treatment practices in the forensic mental health system, you have exceptional interpersonal, communication, and conflict resolution skills, and are motivated by an opportunity to focus your talents and skills on achieving Kinark’s mission of helping children and youth with complex needs achieve better life outcomes.

Kinark Child and Family Services values inclusivity and diversity in the workplace and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds. Kinark 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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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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Director, Strategy & Partnerships – Recently Completed
Queen’s University Information Technology Services
Kingston, ON

With a mission to strengthen student success and research impact through enabling information and technology services, Queen’s seeks an outstanding leader for the role of Director, Strategy & Partnerships.

About Queen’s University:

Located in beautiful Kingston, Ontario, Queen’s University has a longstanding reputation for academic excellence, research, student experience and leadership, and engaged alumni. Queen’s offers a transformative student learning experience and is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities. Established in 1841 and now home to over 24,000 students annually, Queen’s boasts an undergraduate graduation rate of 93 per cent, diverse learning opportunities, unmistakable school spirit, and a tight-knit global network of alumni in 153 countries.

Queen’s University is situated on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe, in historic Kingston on the shores of Lake Ontario. Kingston’s residents enjoy an outstanding quality of life with a wide range of cultural, recreational, and creative opportunities. Visit Inclusive Queen’s for information on equity, diversity and inclusion resources and initiatives.

The Opportunity:

Queen’s seeks an outstanding leader for the role of Director, Strategy & Partnerships (“Director”). The Director is a key advisor and reports directly to the Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice-Principal (Information Technology Services) (CIO & AVP (ITS)). The Director is responsible to align IT Services’ direction and operations to the University’s objectives and strategy and maximizes the return on the University’s investments in IT services and solutions against institutional expectations for value.

In other words, the incumbent works closely with the CIO & AVP (ITS) to ensure that IT Services “is doing the right things and doing things right”. The Director provides strong leadership to the Strategy and Partnerships team, consisting of 10 direct reports.

Committed to equity, diversity and inclusion, the Director will lead their team to develop the overall strategy and vision for technology capabilities and requirements that is consistent with University needs and constraints while advancing the agenda of digital transformation. The Director will lead the Business Relationship Management team to build strong partnerships establishing IT Services as champions of institutional optimization and innovation. This includes a plan for evolving digital technologies to enhance interoperability that supports the University’s transition to participate in a digital ecosystem of partners. Additionally, the Director is responsible to lead and advance Queen’s capabilities in key areas such as Data Management and Governance, Business Architecture, Enterprise Technology Architecture and Organizational Change Management.

About You:

You are a charismatic, persuasive, and creative leader who positively influences others in delivering a consistent, transparent, efficient and strategic approach to the way the department delivers value to Queen’s. You intuitively and collaboratively work with cross-functional experts from across the IT Services department, faculties, and shared services units to effectively unify digital and business strategies. You hold a graduate degree in engineering, computer science, business, or related field with 8+ years of business/data architecture experience, preferably in strategic planning and IT governance. You are a visionary leader with superior interpersonal and communications skills and experience collaborating with all levels of the organization. You can translate vision and strategy into clear and actionable goals, establish priorities, and achieve measurable results. You have a keen understanding of current technology and business trends, with an ability to seamlessly communicate this into non-technical terms. You have expertise in negotiations (influence and conflict resolution) and solid finance skills (cost-benefit analysis and budgeting). You are a problem-solver and deeply analytical, with an ability to compile, synthesize, and interpret relevant information from an array of sources. You thrive in an environment committed to fostering creative problem-solving and continuous improvement.

 

Queen’s University is an equal opportunity employer and invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities/racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Queen’s 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). If you require accommodation during the recruitment or interview process, please let us know. This document is available in alternate format(s) upon request.

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