Executive Director - CoDevelopment Canada

April 25, 2014

Executive Director

Our organization:

CoDevelopment Canada (CoDev) is a BC-based non-profit agency that works for social change in Latin America and in Canada. We build partnerships with organizations in Canada and throughout Latin America to protect workers’ rights, build solidarity for public education, strengthen grassroots initiatives, engage Canadians in global issues, and promote fair trade.

We are looking for an Executive Director to join our staff team.
37.5 hours per week / $26.78 per hour / Start date is June 9, 2014 / Terms and conditions per Collective Agreement with CUPE 1004.

Job Summary:
The Executive Director (ED) coordinates the staff team, is the primary organizational spokesperson and primary liaison between CoDev and other non-government organizations (NGO's). The ED manages, coordinates, monitors and reports on overseas projects associated with CoDev. The ED is the staff liaison to the Management and Personnel Committees of the CoDev Board of Directors. The ED is required to travel frequently and work irregular hours.


  • Co-ordinates the staff team, including conducting meetings, for the purpose of effective implementation of CoDev's mandate, work plans and directives and decisions of the Board of Directors;
  • Develops and recommends policies and procedures to the Board of Directors and/or its committees relating to job responsibilities, in co-operation with other staff and/or a designated Board member or committee;
  • Formulates, manages, coordinates, monitors, evaluates and reports on overseas projects and international exchange projects between Latin American and Canadian partners;
  • Maintains an effective relationship with DFATD, CCIC/APG, other Canadian government agencies and national and international NGOs, including participation on external Boards and committees when deemed necessary;
  • Participates in partner exchange visits by translating and facilitating relationship building;
  • Co-ordinates development of public engagement program;
  • Prepares material and follow-up for Board of Director’s Management and Personnel Committees;

Knowledge, Abilities & Skills

  • University degree in a related area or equivalent related experience;
  • A minimum of three years experience working in international development with NGO's;
  • A minimum of one year related work experience in Latin America;
  • Experience in project management and report writing;
  • Excellent understanding of international development issues, especially related to areas of gender and development and the objectives and functions of the Canadian and international labour movement;
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills with an emphasis on cultural sensitivity;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team; and
  • Language proficiency in Spanish and English, both written and spoken.

To apply:
Resumes and covering letters may be sent to CoDev, attention Barbara Wood - Executive Director by Midnight, Friday April 25, 2014. Email or Fax to 604-708-1497.

We thank everyone who applies but will only contact those applicants selected for an interview.

Executive Director - BCCIC

May 6, 2014

Executive Director
BC Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC)

The Organization:

The British Columbia Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC) is a coalition of individual and non-profit organizational members committed to sustainable global development. The Council is committed to international cooperation in two ways. First, BCCIC supports its members to network, learn, and share good practice, while representing members’ interests provincially and nationally. Second, the Council encourages and mobilizes British Columbians as active global citizens.

The Position:

BCCIC is looking for a seasoned professional who has the ability to juggle competing priorities, lead and deliver a multi-facetted program, and thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, and following the strategic direction set by the Board, the Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and effective management of the organization, including: programmes, finances, member and key stakeholder relationships, revenue diversification and personnel.

Specific Responsibilities


  • Represents BCCIC and act as BCCIC spokesperson as required in dealings with members, partners, key stakeholders, and others;
  • Develops and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, including potential funders;
  • Determines members' views on issues of importance to them and to the Council, convey shared views and concerns to appropriate individuals or organizations;
  • Ensures that all Council dealings are in support of the Council’s vision and mission.

Programme Management

  • Ensures that programmes conform to and further the mission of BCCIC;
  • Ensures timely and effective delivery of all aspects of the funded projects and programs, including that funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD);
  • Evaluates programs and services; recommend development of new programs and elimination of programs no longer necessary;
  • Oversees and host the Inter-Council Network’s program during its five-year plan.

Financial Management & Development

  • Ensures effective administration of the annual budget and that regular reports are provided to the Board;
  • Writes and/or oversee writing of funding proposals;
  • Ensures that detailed reporting is submitted to funders as required;
  • Ensures appropriate accounting policies, procedures and controls are adhered to;
  • Acts as a signing officer for the Society;
  • Identifies and pursue, to successful conclusion, opportunities for BCCIC to diversify its sources of funding;
  • Develops and maintain strong relationships with donors/funders.

Member Services

  • Expands the BCCIC membership, including to BC based NGOs involved in international development;
  • Supports current members, regional networks and outreach programs in support of members;
  • Ensures that members services are provided effectively throughout BC;
  • Facilitates effective communication between members;
  • Consults with members when relevant and necessary.

Human Resources Management

  • Responsible for employment, assignment, development, supervision, evaluation and termination of all staff;
  • Involves staff in the formulation of Council policies and procedures;
  • Ensures all staff develop annual objectives and receive an annual performance review;
  • Recommends personnel policy changes and ensure sound personnel practices are maintained; • Ensures the appropriate involvement and management of volunteers and interns.

Responsibilities to the Board:

  • Provides information and support to the Board in carrying out its governance function;
  • Assists the Board in annual and strategic planning;
  • Provides regular reports to the Board and issue-specific reports as required;
  • Ensures that BCCIC operates within its legal and by-law requirements and recommend changes as needed;
  • Performs other duties as directed by the Board.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Desired Knowledge, Experience and Education

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent;
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in management positions, including: programme, financial and human resource management;
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working in or with not-for-profit sector;
  • Good knowledge of international development issues;
  • Experience in writing of successful proposals for funding;
  • Experience in managing high level donor relations either with government or with private institutions;
  • Proven ability to identify and effectively pursue revenue generating and fund raising opportunities of a diverse nature.

Skills and Abilities

Collaborative practice
  • Ability to build, sustain and resource healthy partnerships;
  • Demonstrates understanding and ability to build consensus decision-making;
  • Demonstrates understanding of community capacity-building.
Organizational Coordination and Leadership
    Ability to foster a constructive, collaborative work environment while also exercising leadership skills;
    • Demonstrates long range strategic planning skills.

Management Skills

  • Demonstrated knowledge of sound accounting practices, fiscal management in a non-profit environment and ability to work collaboratively with public sector funders;
  • Demonstrated human resources management skills in promoting a healthy team environment;
  • Ability to manage an organization under the direction of an elected volunteer Board;
  • Demonstrates a good understanding of the current political environment and has the ability to work respectfully and assertively in a political context.

Personal Skills and Abilities

  • Interpersonal skills – the ability to deal effectively with a wide range of individuals coming from diverse backgrounds (Council members, partners, funders and others) in a positive, constructive and collaborative manner;
  • Demonstrates flexible, solution-driven problem-solving skills;
  • Excellent computer, verbal and written skills;
  • Excellent team player;
  • Creative thinking to accomplish goals, meet growing demands and respond to the need for innovative strategic planning;
  • Flexibility: willingness to work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends; and ability to travel as required.

The current compensation is $66,700 (salary and benefits included) and is under review.

Together with your resume please forward a cover letter which includes your responses to the following:

  1. What interests you most about the position?
  2. Tell us why you are a good fit with this position and this organization?
  3. How have you proven your ability to successfully lead an organization that involves a range of diverse stakeholders?

The deadline for applications is May 6th. Please send your documents to