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  • public company director searches
  • private company board and advisory board searches
  • public sector and not for profit director searches
  • CEO and executive searches
  • corporate secretary and general counsel searches
  • other governance related searches.

Most of our searches are confidential and are not advertised.

Current Advertised Searches

CAMH, SickKids, & Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto and Patsy and Jamie Anderson Chair in Child and Youth Mental Health

Launched in 2013 by CAMH, SickKids, and the University of Toronto, the Child and Youth Mental Health Collaborative is set to transform mental health care for children and youth.  With the upcoming founding Chief, Dr. Peter Szatmari, stepping down, there exists an opportunity for an accomplished clinician and researcher to lead the expansion of bold and positive changes in the understanding and treatment of child and youth mental health. The Chief of this one-of-a-kind collaborative assumes the Patsy and Jamie Anderson Chair in Child and Youth Mental Health.  The CYMHC reflects the commitment of three globally recognized institutions to transform mental health care delivery, accelerate mental health research, and develop a robust next generation of child and youth psychiatrists and mental health clinicians in Canada. With the deep and wide fractures in today’s society, the economy, and families, mental health has never been more important. There exists an imperative to achieve unparalleled improvements and better outcomes in child and youth mental health through collaborations, innovations and partnerships.

The Chief must be a visionary leader who will link clinical priorities to research and professional development through clinical innovation, research, and training. They will convey passion for both the clinical and academic aspects of the role and will ensure impact both internally and externally. If you or someone you know might be the right fit for this role, we want to hear from you.

For more information and details on how to apply, click here.

 

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South Okanagan Women in Need Society - Executive Director

South Okanagan Women in Need Society (SOWINS or the Society) is a trauma-informed organization where women throughout the Okanagan are able to receive support, live in a safe environment, and make informed decisions on how they want to restructure their lives. The Society has experienced significant growth and the Board is now seeking an Executive Director who will fine-tune existing programs and services, and analyse and refine roles and responsibilities and reporting structures to ensure there’s a solid foundation to support future initiatives. The Executive Director will be a strong and supportive leader responsible for the organizational management of SOWINS consistent with the strategic plan set by the Board. If you possess a post-secondary degree in a related field, a minimum of five years’ experience in a senior leadership role in the non-profit sector, have previous experience in a non-profit housing/social services organization working with government funders, and are trauma-informed with experience working with women’s groups and vulnerable populations then we would like to hear from you.

For more information on the role and how to apply, click here.

 

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Plan International Canada - Vice President Talent & Culture

Plan International Canada is an influential member of Plan International, a global organization dedicated to advancing children’s rights and equality for girls around the world since its founding in 1938. Plan International Canada’s work to advance children’s rights and equality for girls, is based around eight core areas of work education, health, water and sanitation, protection, economic security, emergencies, child participation, and sexual health, including HIV. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, with a close tie to the CEO, and to the Human Resource and Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors, the organization is now seeking a future focused talent and people leader who will bring an infectious energy and passion for how to fuel the strength of the team for even greater impact on Plan’s important mission. They will ignite and engage the enterprise to embrace a new world of work in these dynamic times, demonstrating creativity, pragmatism, the ability to influence and work with colleagues across the organization and functions to be future-focused while building on the strong HR fundamentals established in recent years. The Vice President, Talent & Culture role requires an imaginative and visionary leader who has also demonstrated their ability to engage cross functionally, listen, and also make things happen. They will become a trusted advisor to the executive team and Board and will be relied upon to build consensus and practically align the people agenda with the organization’s priorities. Central to this involves unleashing the passion of purpose that will result in even greater commitment to achieve results and building a culture of trust and accountability across the enterprise. If you or someone you know has the skills required to take on this next step in their career we want to hear from you.

For more information about the role and how to apply, click here.

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BC SPCA - CFO

The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) is a unique and complex charitable organization that provides a wide range of services, including in-shelter care and free or subsidized outreach services to care for and assist more than 40,000 animals in distress and need each year through the society’s 44 locations. BC SPCA is seeking a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to oversee the organization’s finance, IT, and facilities, and prepare the organization to manage its continued growth. The CFO will report to the CEO and be primarily focused on providing strategic leadership, developing and managing the organization’s financial health and long-term sustainability and operational excellence. If you possess a university degree and a CPA Designation; a minimum ten years of experience as a CFO, preferably in a complex organization similar in size; have superior IT skills and strong business acumen; exceptional analytical and decision-making skills; and strong professional presence with experience presenting to a board of directors and working with board committees, then we would like to hear from you.

For more information about the role and how to apply, click here.

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Richmond Chamber of Commerce - CEO

The Richmond Chamber of Commerce (the Chamber) is the City of Richmond’s most influential and diverse business membership organization representing some 900 members of all sizes and stages of maturity, operating in most industry sectors. The Chamber is seeking a highly innovative and dynamic Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who will help the Chamber create new and innovative ways to provide outstanding service to the members and the business community. Responsible for the administration and overall management of the Chamber and its lean team of five staff, the CEO will advocate for key issues that are critical to Chamber members to all levels of government. If you possess a post-secondary degree and diverse business experience, ideally in a non-profit environment; experience working with all levels of government and a wide range of community stakeholders; and have experience reporting to or serving on a board, then we would like to hear from you.

For more information about the role and how to apply, click here.

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BCIT Student Association - ED

The BCIT Student Association (BCITSA) is a non-profit student service and advocacy organization with a mandate to enhance student life for the 48,000+ full-time and part-time students across the five campuses of BCIT. BCITSA is seeking a highly collaborative, visionary Executive Director with exceptional relationship building and advocacy skills who is passionate about working with, influencing, and championing the ideas of a group of energetic student leaders. Reporting to and working closely with the elected student Board of Directors, the ED is responsible for the leadership and management of BCITSA and all of its affairs and projects. If you possess an MBA, or a post-secondary degree in business or another relevant discipline, have senior leadership experience, some of which may have been gained in a student association or other non-profit organization, experience managing a budget of $13M+, and the ability to lead a complex organization operating a variety of businesses, then we would like to hear from you.

For more information on the role and how to apply, click here.


BCITSA encourages applications regardless of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, political belief, religion, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, gender, gender identity, or age. We value equity and diversity in the workplace, and the positive impact that it has on our teams. Upon receiving an interview, you may request accommodation for any accessibility needs.

BCITSA respectfully acknowledges that the land on which BCIT’s main campuses are located is the traditional and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the shared traditional territories of the Səl̓ ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and xʷ məθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) First Nations.

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Burnbrae Farms - Vice President, Poultry Operations & Industry Relations

Burnbrae Farms (Burnbrae) is a family enterprise that was established in 1891 and has operations in Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia. Burnbrae is vertically integrated and owns five farms, seven egg grading plants, three egg processing facilities, and has a share in four joint venture farms in Alberta, Manitoba and Quebec. As the largest egg supplier in Canada, Burnbrae works with approximately 400 egg farmers across the country and supplies eggs to 40% of Canada. The company is also the industry leader in animal welfare and corporate social responsibility programs. Burnbrae Farms is seeking a new Vice President, Poultry Operations & Industry Relations (VP) who will report to the Executive Vice President and work closely with the President to assist with strategic planning for the department, ensuring farming capital is deployed to best serve changing market demand. This VP will be directly responsible for operational, financial, animal welfare, and environmental performance of this multi-site farm operation. Succession planning, employee development, team objectives, departmental administration and ensuring KPI’s are being met will also be priorities for the Vice President. If you are a highly strategic and innovative thinking that possess a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture, business, or other related degree , then we want to hear from you.

For more information on the role and how to apply, click here.

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BC Association of Clinical Counsellors - ED

Established in 1988, the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC or Association) is based in Victoria, BC and represents approximately 4,500 Registered Clinical Counsellors across British Columbia. The profession is currently self regulated, but after the BC government’s recent review of the regulatory framework for health professions in the province, a College may be established to regulate clinical counsellors and other health professions and would transform BCACC into a member services based Association focused on continuing education and advocacy and other services. Due to the retirement of the incumbent Executive Director, the Association is undertaking a search to recruit a new Executive Director to oversee day-to-day operations and, when a College is formed, to plan and lead the transition of regulatory responsibilities to the College. The Executive Director will also be responsible for evolving current member services to ensure the Association is a highly relevant member services based organization. If you are a senior non-profit leader who is technologically savvy with solid business and financial acumen, then we would like to hear from you.

For more information on the role and how to apply, click here.

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RecycleSmart - CFO

Founded in 2008, RecycleSmart Solutions (RecycleSmart or the Company) is the leading provider of B2B waste and recycling management services in Canada. During the last five years, growth has been dramatic and the Company has been aggressively investing in people and technology to scale rapidly. Based on the rapid growth underway and ahead, there is a need for the Company to hire its first CFO who will develop and manage the financial systems for RecycleSmart to reliably achieve its strategic objectives while mitigating risk. If you possess 10+ years of senior leadership experience in finance and administration, with at least five years as a CFO, have a proven track record of being a key member of a team that has grown at least one dynamic organization in a B2B environment, and have demonstrated skills in building teams and partnerships, then we would like to hear from you.

For more information on the role and how to apply click here.

 

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Alzheimer Society of BC - CEO

The Alzheimer Society of BC (ASBC) educates and mobilizes a broader community of care around people affected by dementia and supports valuable research into the disease and people living with it. ASBC is seeking a highly collaborative CEO who will strategically and authentically lead the organization to its next level of growth and success. Reporting to and working in close partnership with the 12-member board of directors, the CEO is responsible for the leadership and management of ASBC and evolving its programs and services, education, advocacy and fundraising. The ideal candidate will be passionately aligned with the organization’s mission and vision, people-focused, and have exceptional relationship building and change management skills. If you possess senior leadership experience, preferably in a non-profit, charity, or health care setting, a post-secondary degree in business, health, or other relevant disciplines, and experience managing a budget of $12M+, then we would like to hear from you.

For more information and details on how to apply, click here.

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College of Veterinarians of BC - Registrar

Established in 2010, the College of Veterinarians of BC (CVBC) is a self-governing professional regulatory body created under The Veterinarians Act of the Province of British Columbia and is responsible for ensuring that the public and animals of BC are served by a competent and ethical veterinary profession. The College is currently seeking a Registrar to provide leadership and direction to CVBC and to ensure it fulfills its regulatory responsibilities. If you possess a post-secondary degree in Veterinarian Medicine, Agriculture, Animal Science, Medicine or other related discipline and are a strong tech-savvy administrator with solid business acumen and knowledge of modern governance practices, then we would like to hear from you.

For more information and details on how to apply, click here.

 

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Lotte & John Hecht Memorial Foundation - Grants Manager

Update: Search successfully completed, position has been filled!

The Lotte and John Hecht Memorial Foundation was originally established as the “1945 Foundation” and subsequently renamed in 1993 to the Lotte & John Hecht Memorial Foundation (the Foundation). In the past year, the Foundation granted over $15M of which $6.7M was directed towards complementary and alternative medicine. The Foundation is seeking a Grants Manager who will provide contract management, grant-making and operational management for all grants in the complementary and alternative medicine category. The Grants Manager will serve as the relationship manager for grantees, provide full lifecycle grants and contract management, and ensure compliance with project-specific requirements and Foundation-wide policies and procedures. If you possess a Bachelor of Science degree, at least three years’ experience in grants management in a non-profit or philanthropic setting, and have previous experience in, and a passion for, innovative medical research, then we would like to hear from you.

For more information and for details on how to apply, click here.

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Focus Equities - Controller

Update: Search successfully completed, position has been filled!

Focus Equities is a privately-held company established by a highly successful entrepreneur and visionary developer of large complex real estate projects. Focus Equities, and its associated companies, have developed, purchased, or sold more than 15 million square feet of real estate, and more than 10,000 residential/condo units throughout North America. Focus Equities is seeking a Controller based in Victoria, BC who will support the senior management and provide oversight and guidance to a small accounting team. If you possess a CPA designation, experience in real estate development, a good understanding of project accounting, and at least 3 years’ experience managing a team, then we would like to hear from you.

For more information and details on how to apply, click here.

 

 

 

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First West Credit Union - Call for Nominations

Update: the nomination period has closed.

First West Credit Union is looking for exceptional board of director candidates who have a passion for helping our members, local businesses and communities grow and thrive. Nominations will be accepted from December 14, 2020 to January 19, 2021.

If you’re a senior leader with experience in financial services, risk management, business growth, people and culture, or real estate lending and development, click here for more information.

 

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LEAP | Pecaut Centre for Social Impact - Managing Director

Update: Search successfully completed, position has been filled!

LEAP was formed in 2012, with a mission to catalyze large scale social impact by selecting, supporting and scaling breakthrough social ventures and unleashing the potential of collaboration. LEAP transforms health, education, and employment by investing in measurable impact and breakthrough leaders. They identify game-changing social ventures with exceptional leaders, developing deep, committed long-term partnerships to catalyze large-scale social impactMuch like an active investor, LEAP acts as a coach, advisor and valued partner surrounding social ventures with deep, long-term and hands-on support. Working collaboratively with leaders, they also identify opportunities for high impact expert sector partner interventions. Partners include BCG, EY, McCarthy Tetrault, Google, Hill & Knowlton Strategies and The Offord Group. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Managing Director is a dynamic leader who will build a strong, values driven culture while providing overall direction and oversight in the formulation of strategy in partnership with the Board. The Managing Director will be accountable to the Board, investors/donors, corporate and professional services partners, and other stakeholders on delivery of strategy and impact metrics. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of organizational leadership experience, ideally gained in a combination of sectors (for profit, not for profit or public sectors) with a demonstrated track record of successful strategy and execution scaling an organization. Has experience cultivating relationships and collaborations for common purpose and ideally has translated this into working agreements and/or revenue/fund generation.

For more information and details on how to apply, click here.

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Medcan - Head of Enterprise Sales

Update: Search successfully completed, position has been filled!

Established over 30 years ago, Medcan is a global leader in assessing clients’ overall well-being and inspiring them to live well. We partner with over 1,200 corporate accounts and 50,000 clients to set and achieve health and wellness goals. Medcan has a comprehensive range of diagnostic assessments, which, in combination with innovative programs tailored to specific needs are designed to successfully reach improved health outcomes. Reporting to the Vice President Business Development, the new Head of Enterprise Sales will be responsible for achieving significant near-term growth and helping establish Medcan’s new enterprise sales function. Growth will be achieved by focusing on delivering Medcan’s ‘All Employee Offerings’ to both existing and new enterprise customers. This expanded focus beyond the executive level will address the emerging needs of plan sponsor customers, across a wide array of Medcan’s existing and developing solutions, including Virtual Care and Mental Health.

If you have a minimum of 7-10 years of enterprise sales experience in benefits, wellness and/or healthcare environment, ideally including some experience leading others in sales or experience with group benefits either with an insurer and/or a consulting firm we want to hear from you.

For more information and details on how to apply, click here.

 

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Save the Children Canada - CEO

Update: Search successfully completed, position has been filled!

Save the Children was established in the United Kingdom in 1919 to improve the lives of children through better education, health care, and economic opportunities, as well as provide emergency aid in natural disasters, war, and other conflicts. The organization promotes policy changes to gain more rights for young people, especially by enforcing the UN Declaration of the Rights of the child. Created in 1921 in Vancouver, Save the Children Canada (Save Canada) was one of the first to establish itself as an affiliated member of the original organization. Today, Save Canada employs 65 staff and operates out of its offices in Toronto, with some staff working remotely in other parts of Canada and globally. Save Canada reports revenues of $50 million with approximately 66% attained through government funding from Global Affairs Canada and international grants and 26% from fundraising and contributions.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is Save the Children Canada’s visionary and leader, interpreting and implementing all aspects of its mission and responsible for establishing Save Canada’s strategy, consistent with SCI’s global strategies and priorities. Responsibilities include the strategic roadmap, revenue generation, program quality, brand and reputation, public engagement, advocacy and external relations, inspiring the team and working effectively with the Board. Committed to continuing and building upon a close and positive relationship with SCI, the new CEO will inherit strong programming, a more robust marketing and operational enterprise strength, and an aligned and motivated team. If you have passion and a clear dedication to the cause of children’s rights and a strong desire to change the world we want to hear from you!

For more information and details on how to apply, click here.

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CAMH - Head of Provincial Support Systems Program (PSSP)

Update: Search successfully completed, position has been filled!

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada’s largest mental health teaching hospital and one of the world’s leading research centres in its field while being fully affiliated with the University of Toronto. CAMH is seeking to recruit a Head of Provincial Support Systems Program (PSSP) leader who will bring a track record of leadership in a hospital environment, a reputation as a collaborative and creative leader, and a desire to be part of a team dedicated to revolutionizing mental health for Canada and the world. PSSP is devoted to working with communities and partners to move evidence to action to create and sustain system improvements. The team drives system change through implementation, knowledge exchange, evaluation and data management, health equity and engagement. With a hub team based in Toronto, PSSP works on the ground with communities at regional offices located throughout Ontario. The role is multifaceted and includes providing a strategic and forward-looking vision to better serve the needs of the communities within realities of government priorities. The head of PSSP will also lead organizational and cultural transformation and inspire a team so as to translate its core purpose into high-quality service and outcomes. They will balance both external and internal responsibilities, in the short-term to optimize talent and resources and over the long-term to ensure sustained targeted outcomes for the population it is designed to serve. They will work closely with government, other key funders and community stakeholders, while also providing broad organizational oversight as it relates to people, finance, risk, process and operational and cultural transformation.

If you have knowledge and/or experience in mental health and addictions, or the broader health related sector where collaboration with government and community agencies has been core to getting things done, then we would like to hear from you.

For more information and details on how to apply, click here.

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Coast Capital - Seeking Qualified Candidates for the Board of Directors

Update: the nomination period has closed.

Coast Capital has been assisting its members with their financial well being for over 80 years. They are Canada’s largest credit union by membership with over 52 branches serving 543,000 members in Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island and the Okanagan. Coast Capital is currently seeking and recruiting qualified candidates to run for four positions in the 2021 Board of Directors election. Terms for three directors expire at the 2021 AGM and there is currently one vacancy. Elected positions are for three-year terms, beginning at the end of the 2021 AGM and ending at the 2024 AGM.

Coast Capital members who are interested in putting their name forward for consideration and be voted upon by the membership are encouraged to read the details and follow the nomination process outlined on their website.

 

 

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Prospera Credit Union - Call for Director Nominations

Update: the nomination period has closed.

Westminster Savings Credit Union (WSCU) and Prospera Credit Union (Prospera) amalgamated to form Prospera, effective January 1, 2020. Prospera is calling for nominations of qualified candidates to fill three positions on the Board of Directors.  This Call for Director Nominations is the first call issued by Prospera as a newly amalgamated entity with over $9B in assets under management! The Board is seeking community leaders who share Prospera’s values, reflect the diversity of our communities and possess strong business skills and relevant expertise to further strengthen the Prospera Board and position the credit union for future growth for the benefit of all members. To be eligible for nomination a member must be 19 years or older and a Member in Good Standing of Prospera.

For more information on the nomination process and how to apply, click here. For more information on the credit union please visit the websites for Prospera and WSCU.

 

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Confidential Company - Chief Executive Officer

Update: Search successfully completed, position has been filled!

Our client was founded approximately 20 years ago and has been a pioneer in solar energy. Today, the company is a leading distributor and value-added service provider of solar energy products and systems for residential, commercial, and industrial markets throughout Canada sold through a national network of 5,000 dealers. In July 2019, our client was acquired by a highly supportive and engaged private equity firm with a long-term vision of building a great company and in turn, creating significant value. The private equity firm has been quite active in the business over the past year and is now ready to hire a full-time CEO based in Victoria who can lead the company to its next level of success. Reporting to the owners, the CEO will ensure bottom-line profitability and will develop and lead a very successful growth strategy.  If you possess a successful track record of significantly growing a B2B business, we would like to hear from you.

For more information and details on how to apply, click here.

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The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)- Vice President Support Services & Chief Financial Officer

Update: Search successfully completed, position has been filled!

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada’s largest mental health teaching hospital and one of the world’s leading research centres in its field. CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto. CAMH is seeking to recruit a finance leader who will bring a track record of leadership in a hospital environment, a reputation as a collaborative and creative leader, and a desire to be part of a team dedicated to revolutionizing mental health for Canada and the world. The role demands core financial management skills, broad-based strategic skills, and a creative vision for understanding how the traditional model of health funding can be reinvented. CAMH also seeks an individual that demands a high level of financial acuity, creativity, experience working with banks and government on new funding models, and ideally familiarity with ongoing health care funding reform. If you possess a CPA and/or a master’s degree in a related discipline, then we would like to hear from you.

For more information and details on how to apply, click here.

 

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The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)- Vice President Research

Update: Search successfully completed, position has been filled!

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada’s largest mental health teaching hospital and one of the world’s leading research centres in its field. CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto. CAMH is seeking a Vice President, Research who will bring a track record of international research excellence, a reputation as a collaborative and creative leader, and desire to be part of a team dedicated to revolutionizing mental health for Canada and the world. The role of Vice President, Research, combines ambitious strategic and operational responsibilities and is a central position amongst a strong leadership team committed to ambitious objectives for CAMH. If you possess a MD or PhD degree in medicine, medical science, psychology and experience demonstrating clinical and human subject translational work, then we would like to hear from you.

For more information and details on how to apply, click here.

 

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Montrose Property Holdings - Vice President, Real Estate

Update: Search successfully completed, position has been filled!

Montrose Property Holdings Ltd. (Montrose) is a privately held family business that holds 474 acres of land in Richmond, 319-acres of which comprises a landfill that operates as Ecowaste Industries Ltd. As the landfill is approaching full capacity, a strategic decision was made to re-develop the industrial zoned land and build commercial built-to-suit warehouses. Once completed, it will be one of the largest privately-owned logistics warehousing developments in the Lower Mainland. Montrose is seeking an inaugural Vice President, Real Estate (VP) to lead the successful development and navigate the evolution of the company into a real estate development/property management company. The VP will report to the President and CEO and be primarily focused on leading the successful development of the land with profit and loss responsibility and clear external visibility as the owners’ representative. If you possess in-depth knowledge of commercial real estate in the Vancouver market, experience in the full development cycle for industrial projects, including land use planning and permitting, experience with asset management of commercial/industrial buildings, and previous profit and loss responsibility, then we would like to hear from you.

For more information and details on how to apply, click here

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SAGE - Chief Administrative Officer

Update: Search successfully completed, position has been filled!

In April 2020, four well-respected and long-serving multi-service delivery agencies created a single amalgamated organization serving infants, children, transitional-aged youth, adults and their families with a focus on improving their development and mental well-being. This new agency, with over 600 employees and revenues of $80 million, will capitalize on collective strengths, values and areas of expertise to provide a quality, integrated, continuous system of much needed accessible services. SAGE is searching for a new CAO who will play a critical role in positioning SAGE for even greater impact for the clients it serves today and tomorrow. The CAO oversees corporate services including finance, technology and facilities and is responsible for the leadership and strategic vision of these services and for identifying and achieving outcomes. If you have experience in successful multi-site change management involving organizational as well as cultural transformation Including technological transformation, experience in community care and or not-for-profit environment, bringing an understanding of budgeting and accountabilities and working with various government bodies and demonstrating a broad view of legislation regulations, evolving business models within the sector, then we would like to hear from you.

For more information on the role and how to apply, click here.

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Canadian Health Food Association - Chief Executive Officer

Update: Search successfully completed, position has been filled!

The Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) is the largest trade association in Canada dedicated to the $9B natural health and organic products business in Canada. CHFA is seeking a CEO who can relate to, engage, and influence a broad range of members with divergent points of view and serve the common interests of CHFA. The CEO will require a strong understanding of government relations and advocacy, exceptional communication skills, proven success fostering positive relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, and the ability to lead and inspire others through challenges and change. If you have experience evolving an organization, preferably a member-based non-profit, in a sector that is highly regulated and facing constant change, and experience conducting business in Quebec, fluency in French (or a willingness to learn), then we would like to hear from you. Possessing an understanding of the omni-channel consumer retail sector would be beneficial.

For more information on the role and how to apply, click here.

 

 

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Eminence Organic Skin Care - Director, People & Culture

Update: Search successfully completed, position has been filled!

Eminence Organic Skin Care (Eminence) is the leading name in the field of organic skin care. Led by two brothers, the company provides premium products and unparalleled service to leading salons, spas and beauty professionals. Eminence currently has over 300 team members worldwide including 185 employees in Vancouver, plus contract sales representatives, training specialists, and international trainers servicing distribution channels in more than 60 countries. The company’s continued growth has created the need to expand its human resource function and Eminence is seeking a Director, People & Culture who has a strong understanding of operations and a complex business model. If you possess 10+ years of progressive experience as an HR generalist, with at least 4 years’ experience leading an HR team, strong business acumen, a keen interest in operations, advanced proficiency in MS Office, experience facilitating and conducting training, and the ability to thrive in a collaborative, fast-paced, and entrepreneurial environment, then we would like to hear from you.

For more information and details on how to apply, click here.

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Shape Properties - General Manager

Update: Search successfully completed, position has been filled!

Shape Properties (SHAPE) is the fully integrated real estate investment, management and development company behind some of the largest and most exciting projects in North America. SHAPE is seeking a General Manager for The City of Lougheed, the redevelopment of Lougheed Town Centre in Burnaby. Known as Canada’s largest new master planned community, this is SHAPE’s biggest and most ambitious project to date. The General Manager will be responsible for the optimal financial performance, maintenance and administration of the property, as well as overseeing tenant relationships, guest experience, and developing and implementing innovative marketing initiatives and event programming to create a vibrant community gathering place. If you possess between five and ten years of operations and guest relations, strong attention to detail, and are high-energy, action-oriented, and an excellent communicator and relationship builder, then we would like to hear from you.

For more information on the role and how to apply, click here.

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Pacifica Housing - Director of Community Real Estate

Update: Search successfully completed, position has been filled!

Pacifica Housing Advisory Association (Pacifica Housing) has been providing safe and affordable housing for almost 35 years and is one of the largest non-profit housing providers on Vancouver Island. Pacifica Housing is seeking a Director of Community Real Estate who will work to ensure Pacifica Housing’s long-term stability and financial viability while addressing the urgent need for affordable housing. If you possess a post-secondary degree in a relevant discipline and a minimum five years’ experience in real estate development, then we would like to hear from you.

For more information and details on how to apply, click here.

 

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Hammerberg Lawyers - Chief Operating Officer

Update: Search successfully completed, position has been filled!

Hammerberg Lawyers was established in 1999 and is a mid-sized firm with seven Partners and approximately 43 staff. The Firm constantly strives for innovation to set them apart from traditional law firms and is recruiting a Chief Operating Officer (COO) who will take the lead in bringing the Firm’s ideas to life and building a solid internal infrastructure to support the Firm’s growth. The COO will focus on the Firm’s long-term strategic objectives and manage the day-to-day administrative matters, which include accounting, human resources, office services, facilities management, IT, marketing and communications, and risk management. The successful candidate will be a strategic and big-picture thinker who takes an interest in best practices and current trends in law firm management. They will be tech-savvy, have experience implementing systems that have enhanced efficiency, and have a natural affinity to marketing and business development; having an understanding of a professional services firm would be an asset but is not essential.

If you possess a post-secondary degree and a minimum of five years of relevant experience in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities, then we would like to hear from you.

For more information and details on how to apply, click here.

 

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Fraser Valley Steel & Wire - General Manager

Update: Search successfully completed, position has been filled!

Established in 1974, Fraser Valley Steel & Wire Ltd. (FVSW) is a steel and wire wholesaler with three lines of business – steel, rebar, and agriculture wire and mesh. FVSW was acquired in 2018 by the current owners and the incumbent General Manager (GM), who has a strong background in distribution, has been in the role since the acquisition and is now easing into retirement. The company is seeking to hire a new GM who can take the company to the next level. Reporting to the owners, the GM will develop and implement the annual strategic plan and sales forecast to expand market share with existing customers, capture new business, and increase profitability. If you possess a post-secondary degree or diploma in marketing or another relevant discipline, senior management experience with responsibility for the P&L, a strong track record of increasing sales, and previous success in developing a high performing team, then we would like to hear from you. Experience in and knowledge of the steel/rebar industry as well as wholesale distribution would be a definite asset.

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TransLink - Board Director (1 position)

Update: the application period has closed.

TransLink is the regional authority responsible for the planning, building, and operating of an integrated transportation system for the movement of goods and people in Metro Vancouver. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, TransLink had a combined workforce of 8,300 people and generated over $2.0 billion in revenues in 2019, making TransLink and its operating subsidiaries one of the largest organizations in British Columbia.

TransLink’s Board of Directors (Board) is responsible for supervising the management of TransLink’s affairs and for acting in the best interests of the broader organization while upholding the highest levels of integrity and professionalism.TransLink’s independent Screening Panel is seeking one individual to contribute seasoned executive leadership, business acumen, and operational expertise to TransLink’s Board of Directors. If you have experience managing a large and/or complex organization that has undertaken large capital projects; property acquisition and development experience; financial management experience, including accounting, finance, audit and internal controls; community leadership and engagement experience; transportation and goods movement experience; awareness and perspective of the communities TransLink serves; if you are a transit user; have or have had accountability to elected officials or experience in public office; experience in public policy and/or intergovernmental relations; diversity, as broadly defined; and the time and interest needed to meet a demanding level of activity as a Board Director, then we would like to hear from you.

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Three Links - Board Directors

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Incorporated in 1979, Three Links Care Society (Three Links) supports the well-being of older persons and younger people with special needs by providing an integrated and holistic range of health, housing and supportive services. The organization provides residential care and independent living services to 175 residents in Vancouver’s Renfrew-Collingwood neighbourhood and creates job opportunities for more than 100 staff, service providers and contractors. Three Links is seeking to augment its current volunteer Board of Directors (Board) with individuals who possess broad business sense, will contribute on a wide range of issues, provide strategic perspective and financial acumen, and play a role in creating a constructive boardroom style.

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Kiwanis North Shore Housing Society - Executive Director

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Kiwanis North Shore Housing Society (KNSHS) was formed in 2016 when the North Vancouver and West Vancouver Kiwanis merged their housing operations. KNSHS provides housing for low to moderate income seniors, and it currently has seven buildings with 634 units and two housing projects underway. The expansion of KNSHS’s housing portfolio presents the ideal time for the Board to transition to a governance board and hire an Executive Director to manage the Society. Reporting to the Board, The Executive Director will be responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership and overseeing third party management of rental operations and tenant relations. Possessing a minimum of seven years of broad senior leadership experience, ideally in the non-profit sector, the successful candidate will have strong financial and business acumen and preferably have experience in property management, development, social housing, and/or construction. Experience dealing with funders and government stakeholders is also desirable.

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RecycleSmart Solutions - Chief Executive Officer

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Founded in 2008, RecycleSmart Solutions (RecycleSmart or the Company) is the leading provider of B2B waste and recycling management services in Canada.  During the last five years, growth has been dramatic and the Company has been aggressively investing in people and technology to scale rapidly, earning its spot as the 12th fastest growing company in Canada in 2018. To optimize the next stage of RecycleSmart’s evolution, the three owners of RecycleSmart have created the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) role. The CEO will be a strategist, natural relationship builder, business operator, strong communicator, visionary, and advocate for sustainability in corporate Canada through better waste management techniques. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset, possess 10-plus years of executive experience successfully leading a high growth B2B company, a degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent in education and experience, and a passion for the potential of RecycleSmart, then we would like to hear from you.

For more information and details on the role and how to apply, click here.

 

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Montrose Property Holdings Ltd. - Chief Financial Officer

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Montrose Property Holdings Ltd. is a privately held family business headquartered in Richmond, B.C. with a wholly owned subsidiary, Ecowaste Industries Ltd. Ecowaste owns 480 acres of land, which includes a landfill,  and is a long-standing leader in the solid waste management field. Over the next ten years, there will be a $450M expansion of the business, which will require very complex financing and cash management. As such, the company wants to hire a fulltime Chief Financial Officer (CFO) who will be responsible for securing financing to support the company’s growth and developing a bullet-proof financial plan that will provide confidence to the shareholders. If you possess a university degree and CPA Designation, and a minimum ten years of experience as a CFO, preferably in a medium to large sized privately-owned business, then we would like to hear from you.

For more information on the role and how to apply, click here.

 

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BC Chicken Growers Association - Association Manager

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BC Chicken Growers Association (BCCGA or the Association) is funded by producers through an allocation from the BC Chicken Marketing Board (BCCMB). The role of the Association is to represent the interests of growers and provide advice and input to BCCMB who is responsible for advocacy at the national and provincial level, with input from the Association. Over the past few years, the demand on the directors’ time has increased significantly, leading to BCCGA establishing a full-time Association Manager position who will help the Association increase its profile and voice, enhance engagement with producers, and improve the quality of board meetings and decisions. Desired candidates will have strong financial and business acumen and experience reporting to a board. Knowledge of the agriculture industry and supply management is desirable, but not essential. If you have post-secondary education coupled with increasingly responsible management experience, with at least five in a supervisory capacity, then we would like to hear from you.

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Woodtone - Chief Financial Officer

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Family-owned and operated for the last 40 years, Woodtone manufactures prefinished building products for inside and outside the home with an unsurpassed level of quality. Woodtone has grown significantly over the past several years. As the business has become more complex, the need for accurate and timely financial and operational reporting has become even more essential to making informed decisions that drive the business, creating the new role of CFO. If you possess 10-15 years of senior leadership experience in finance and administration, at least five of which were as a CFO or equivalent (preferably gained within a high-growth, global, entrepreneurial environment), hold a CPA designation, can demonstrate a proven strength in operational accounting in a manufacturing environment, are comfortable negotiating with financial institutions and working with debt instruments, and have cross-border tax, forex and import duties experience, then we would like to hear from you.

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Mountain Equipment Co-op - 2020 Board Nominations

Update: the deadline for applications has passed. 

Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) is Canada’s go-to place for outdoor gear, know-how and inspiration: a large retail cooperative with over 5.42 million members, $462 million in annual revenue, a global supply chain, more than 2,500 employees, 22 stores across Canada, and a gear-packed website. As a retail co-op, MEC is owned by its members and is governed by a nine-member Board of Directors elected by the membership. Their goal is strong and balanced leadership, and their nominations process helps them get there. In 2020, MEC members will elect three directors to MEC’s Board. MEC is looking for candidates who have significant experience in areas relevant to MEC’s business, coupled with a deep commitment to MEC’s values and purpose. If you want to mix your business acumen with your outdoor obsessions and lead the charge in inspiring good times outside across Canada, then we would like to hear from you.

For more information on the role and how to apply, click here, and for more information on the nomination process click here to be redirected to MEC’s website.

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Pacifica Housing - Executive Director

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Pacifica Housing Advisory Association (Pacifica Housing) has been providing safe and affordable housing for almost 35 years and is one of the largest non-profit housing providers on Vancouver Island. The annual budget is approximately $16M and the total staff complement is around 150 employees who are non-union. Pacifica Housing is seeking a permanent Executive Director who will oversee the operations of Pacifica Housing, act in its best interest at all times, and ensure its long-term stability and financial viability. Reporting to the Board, the Executive Director of Pacifica Housing is responsible for the successful leadership and management of Pacifica Housing, in accordance with the strategic directions set by the Board of Directors. If you possess a post-secondary degree or diploma in a related field; a minimum of eight years of experience in the non-profit sector; strong financial and business acumen; knowledge of property development and property management; and a superior understanding of the impacts of addiction, mental health, homelessness, and poverty, then we would like to hear from you. Previous experience in a non-profit housing organization, or working with government funding programs is highly desirable.

For more information and details on how to apply, click here.

 

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Technical Safety BC - Board Directors (1 to 2 positions)

Update: the deadline for applications has passed. 

Technical Safety BC has a bold vision for the future: Safe technical systems. Everywhere. As an independent, self-funded organization that oversees the safe installation and operation of technical systems and equipment in the province, Technical Safety BC sees genius in diversity; fosters confidence; makes the complex simple; and adapts to meet the safety challenges of a highly-connected world. Technical Safety BC is seeking up to 2 Board Directors to provide strategic advice, and oversee Technical Safety BC’s business performance, financial reporting, and risk.

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Technical Safety BC - Board Directors (3 positions)

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Technical Safety BC has a bold vision for the future: Safe technical systems. Everywhere. As an independent, self-funded organization that oversees the safe installation and operation of technical systems and equipment in the province, Technical Safety BC sees genius in diversity; fosters confidence; makes the complex simple; and adapts to meet the safety challenges of a highly-connected world. Technical Safety BC is seeking three Board Directors to provide strategic advice, and oversee Technical Safety BC’s business performance, financial reporting, and risk.

For more information and details on the role and how to apply, click here.

 

 

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Carlson Construction Group - Independent Board Director (2 Positions)

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Since 1971, the Carlson Construction Group (Carlson) brings together eight unique entities that provide a breadth and depth of experience unrivalled as a specialist partner, trusted by its clients to build and maintain their most challenging heavy civil, marine and industrial projects. They are proud to be Canadian wholly-owned and operated by the Carlson Family, consisting of a founder and his children.  The Carlson Family is seeking two external Independent Directors to serve on the Advisory Board of Directors. If you are a leader with broad business sense and executive leadership experience who is able to contribute on a wide range of business issues, bring a strategic perspective, as well as play a role in creating a constructive boardroom style, then we would like to hear from you.
 
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Gerry Enns Contracting - Development & Construction Manager

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Gerry Enns Contracting Ltd. (GEC) is an Industrial, Commercial and Residential builder in the Fraser Valley that has been in business for more than 25 years. GEC is now part of the Emil Anderson Group of Companies and is looking for a Development & Construction Manager to assist with transition and growth of the business. The Development & Construction Manager will provide input and be responsible for the full range of activities in the development process, including but not limited to acquisition of land, land use plans, approvals, design development, construction of internal projects, bidding external construction work, and community/political outreach. It is imperative that the successful candidate is a self-starter who is genuinely passionate about improving and driving the business. If you possess a bachelor’s degree in business, planning or engineering, and/or have a minimum of five years’ experience with a developer, general contractor, planner, consultant, or a related field, then we would like to hear from you. Proven construction experience is important. An ability to think strategically and to manage, inspire, and motivate people are crucial.

For more information and details on the role and how to apply, click here.

 

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North Shore Disability Resource Centre - Executive Director

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Established in 1976, the North Shore Disability Resource Centre provides services and programs to support over 4,000 infants, children, youth, adults, and seniors with disabilities. The organization is seeking a new Executive Director (ED) that will help raise its profile, expand its presence and programs within all communities it serves, and make decisions guided by the organization’s current strategic priorities. As a highly strategic and innovative thinker, the new ED will update processes, create efficiencies, and improve data collection and analysis through the use of technology. The ideal candidate will possess 7+ years of broad senior leadership experience, an understanding of modern governance practices, and will have a successful track record of developing and implementing a strategy that led to diversified funding and long-term financial sustainability. There is a preference for candidates who have served as an ED and who have experience developing a housing strategy and structuring deals. Knowledge of community living or other social service agency would be an asset.

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The Houssian Foundation - Executive Director

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The Houssian Foundation was established approximately 15 years ago and has evolved from its initial focus on community based initiatives to include climate and environmental protection, gender equality and human rights as key areas of impact. With expansion of the Foundation’s reach to these global issues, the Board of Directors has set a goal of tripling its investment portfolio and evolving from a family run foundation to a professionally managed organization, with a fully mission-aligned investment strategy and a grant-making process deeply rooted in the Foundation’s key values. The Foundation is looking for an inaugural Executive Director who will lead the development and implementation of a strategy that will shape the future of the Foundation and set the organization on a path to reach its long term vision. With a genuine passion for philanthropy and a keen interest in gender equality, human rights, environmental issues, and/or community, the successful candidate will have an entrepreneurial mindset coupled with a successful track record in business or non-profit leadership.

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Food-X - Chief Financial Officer

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Food-X Technologies (Food-X) is the best-in-class eCommerce grocery delivery solution. Developed as a proprietary technology by its parent company, SPUD.ca, Food-X  is a purpose-built, white-label solution providing retailers with a plug and play online grocery fulfillment and delivery platform that seamlessly integrates with existing websites to ensure better, faster, and more efficient grocery delivery. In order to meet the current and future needs of the company and, ultimately, the expectations of the public capital markets, Food-X is seeking a highly qualified and experienced CFO to guide the organization through its next rapid growth phase, an initial public offering of shares (IPO), and to help shape the growing technology organization over time. If you possess 10-15 years of senior leadership experience in finance and administration, at least five of which were as a CFO or equivalent (preferably gained within a major company or a division of a large corporation), and have IPO/capital markets experience, we would like to hear from you.

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VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation - Chief Executive Officer

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VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation is the philanthropic engine for health care innovation and transformation in British Columbia. With a staff of over 70 employees, average annual revenue of $100 million, and assets of more than $325 million, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation is one of the largest health care foundations in Canada. At the request of the current Chief Executive Officer, the Board has activated the Foundation’s CEO Succession Policy and is seeking qualified candidates as part of an orderly succession plan. If you possess 10-15 years of relevant and progressively increasing levels of executive leadership experience within a non-profit or industry setting; a track record of effectively working with diverse stakeholders; demonstrated experience as a spokesperson with a wide range of audiences including the media, donors, government, and broad community; success in generating revenue and employing multiple strategies while managing the operating budget in a cost-constrained environment; strong financial management experience; demonstrated ability to think strategically regarding future trends and their long-term effect, while at the same time focusing on day-to-day operational issues; and demonstrated success in positively affecting organization dynamics through energetic leadership, strategic thinking, practical business acumen, and analytical skills, then we would like to hear from you. Candidates are expected to have a Bachelor’s degree, and an advanced degree will be considered an asset.

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Mainland Group of Companies - Chief Financial Officer

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Mainland Group of Companies (Mainland), is a recognized and respected privately-held firm that provides excavation, shotcrete shoring, landfill management, aggregates, and civil construction services. The company experienced 50% annual growth last year. To continue this growth, Mainland created the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) role and is seeking a high-energy and proactive CFO who will create a solid financial foundation to support the business and serve as a true business partner to the CEO. The ideal candidate will have experience within a high growth, entrepreneurial environment, preferably within the construction sector. They will be a proven leader with an inherent ability to lead and inspire others, excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, sharp business acumen, and an ability to coach, mentor, and develop team members for current and future success. If you possess 10+ years of senior leadership experience in finance and administration, with at least five of these years as a CFO, and have experience implementing an ERP system, interpreting financial statements, presenting logical plain language conclusions geared to respective audiences, and developing and rolling out an Employee Share Ownership Plan, then we would like to hear from you. Preference will be given to those with a professional accounting designation or an MBA coupled with relevant experience.

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TransLink - Board Directors (3 Positions)

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TransLink is the regional authority responsible for the planning, building, and operating of an integrated transportation system for the movement of goods and people in Metro Vancouver. With a combined workforce of 7,800 people, TransLink and its operating subsidiaries represent one of the largest organizations in British Columbia.

TransLink’s Board of Directors (Board) is responsible for supervising the management of TransLink’s affairs and for acting in the best interests of the broader organization while upholding the highest levels of integrity and professionalism. The Board’s Screening Panel is seeking three individuals to contribute seasoned executive leadership, business acumen, and operational expertise to TransLink’s Board. If you have procurement and/or construction experience with large infrastructure projects; awareness and perspective of the communities TransLink serves; property acquisition and development experience; strong board governance skills; goods movement experience; legal training; and financial literacy, then we would like to hear from you. Consideration will also be given to candidates who demonstrate: community leadership; transit use; accountability to elected officials or experience in public office; experience in public policy and/or intergovernmental relations; diversity, as broadly defined; and the time and interest needed to meet a demanding level of activity as a Board Director.

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Confidential Company - Chief Supply Chain Officer

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Our client, a privately-held company that recently celebrated 25 years in business, is recognized as the leading brand of retractable screens in North America. It has a solid distributor network through North America, as well as in Mexico, Australia and the UK, and is poised to achieve significant growth through existing and new product lines. A key initiative in our client’s current strategic plan is a Focus on Profitability, so the role of Chief Supply Chain Officer has been created with the expectation that it will have a significant impact on financial outcomes. If you possess 10+ years of experience in a make-to-order manufacturing and/or assembly environment, at least five years in a decision-making role focused on operations/quality management/supply chain management, and strong knowledge of supply chain data and ERP systems, then we would like to hear from you. Lean and/or Six Sigma certifications are highly desirable.

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Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board - Chief Executive Officer

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Our client is a not-for-profit member-based organization representing approximately 1,300 REALTORS© that serve clients from Peachland to Revelstoke. Governed by a ten-member Board of Directors and employing 12 staff, OMREB is seeking a new CEO who can maintain the organization’s current momentum, implement key priorities, and drive it to its next level of excellence. Reporting to the President and responsible to OMREB’s Board of Directors, the CEO will be a highly strategic and innovative thinker who is collaborative and thrives in rapidly changing environments. If you possess 7+ years of broad senior leadership experience, preferably gained within a non-profit member-based organization, senior-level experience working with a board of directors, and a strong understanding of governance, we would like to hear from you. Knowledge of the real estate profession and organized real estate in BC will be considered an asset.

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Scotia Investments - Chief Executive Officer

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Founded in the early 20th century, Scotia Investments Limited (SIL) is a Nova Scotia-based, family-owned, private holding company diversely invested in the manufacturing, environmental and innovative health sectors. The current CEO, who has been with the organization for approximately 30 years and served as its CEO since 2010, will be retiring in 2019. As such, SIL is seeking a highly collaborative and compelling CEO who is willing to commit to a longer-term role in leading the company as it increases in size and complexity. If you possess a university degree, have experience in industrial manufacturing and sales – preferably in packaging and/or manufacturing a high volume/low margin product, understand complex organizational structures and tax plans, are capable of developing solutions to multi-faceted business problems, and have a proven track record of introducing innovation as well as a strong interest in sustainability and environmental stewardship, then we would like to hear from you.

There is a strong preference for the CEO to be based in the Halifax area, but other alternatives will be considered for the right candidate.

For more information and details on how to apply, click here.

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Rossdown Group of Companies - Manager of Human Resources

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Our client is a fourth-generation, family-run, fully integrated company consisting of poultry farming operations, processing plants, and a cold storage/warehouse facility. Located in BC’s Fraser Valley, Rossdown Group of Companies is seeking an experienced Manager of Human Resources to strengthen its Human Resources function and support a profitable and values-centered business operation. The successful candidate will have strong leadership and communication skills and display an ability to self-manage and work in a fast-paced environment. If you possess 5+ years of HR generalist experience, preferably in the food processing sector, then we would like to hear from you.

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Agrifoods International Cooperative - Independent Director (2 Positions)

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Our client, Agrifoods International Cooperative (Agrifoods) has been in business for over a century and has grown to be one of Canada’s leading cooperatives with over 2,700 member-owners. Agrifoods’s family of brands – Organic Meadow, Meadowfresh, Earth’s Own, Happy Planet and Rolling Meadow employ over 300 people and have become leaders in the health and wellness industry, producing a wide range of premium, on-trend, wholesome foods and beverages available from coast to coast. Agrifoods also provides food grade tanker transportation services and custom, innovative co-packaging solutions with plants strategically located across Canada. Agrifoods is governed by a nine-member board of directors (Board) comprised of seven member-owners and two Independent Directors. Both of the current Independent Directors will retire and the Board is seeking two new qualified candidates to stand for election. If you are a strong leader with a broad business sense, and have served in a senior finance capacity of a company at least similar in size and complexity to Agrifoods, or have a strong background in marketing consumer packaged goods, then we would like to hear from you. 

For more information and details on the role and how to apply, click here.

 

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University of British Columbia - Board Secretary

Update: Search successfully completed, position has been filled!

As a global centre for research and teaching, with two main campuses situated in Vancouver and Kelowna, the University of British Columbia (UBC) encompasses 18 faculties, 12 schools, two colleges, and over 65,000 Canadian and international students. UBC is governed by a 21-person Board of Governors (Board), which operates as part of a bi-cameral governance structure prescribed by the University Act. The Board is supported by the Office of the Board Secretariat. As UBC gets more complex, the Board is seeking a Board Secretary to support the Board and President to ensure world-class university governance, in keeping with UBC’s reputation and aspirations. Equipped with deep governance knowledge, mature judgment, and a pro-active and professional nature, this individual will provide governance leadership at UBC. If you possess a minimum of ten years of Board secretarial or equivalent experience in a large and complex public sector organization, preferably in an academic environment, and a law degree or equivalent experience, then we would like to hear from you.

Experience in one or more of the following areas would be considered an asset: law, policy development; interpretation of statutes, policies and procedures; experience in drafting technical documents and resolutions; experience with university judicial processes; and experience dealing with a wide range of constituencies, including First Nations.

For more information and details on the role and how to apply, click here.

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British Columbia Real Estate Association - VP, Government Relations & Stakeholder Engagement

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Established in 1976, our client is a not-for-profit member-based organization that represents 11 real estate boards across BC and their more than 23,000 REALTORS. With its core purpose being to ensure the continued value of REALTORS in BC, BCREA is seeking to recruit a Vice President, Government Relations & Stakeholder Engagement to proactively identify and assess industry issues and work closely with the CEO in strategizing and developing responses to critical matters affecting real estate and REALTORS in BC. If you’re a strategic and innovative thinker, possess 7 to 10 years of relevant government relations experience and thrive in a rapidly changing environment, then we would like to hear from you.

For more information and details on how to apply, click here.

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