Title: Chief Executive Officer
Division: Office of the President and CEO
Employment Status: Full time
Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is one of Canada's preeminent membership organizations and has been a respected voice for post-secondary education for over 50 years. CICan works closely with government and industry in Canada and abroad to represent and advocate for its members, which include Canada’s system of publicly supported colleges, institutes, CEGEPs, and polytechnics. Today, CICan is an innovative global leader that values equity, diversity, and inclusion, sustainable development, access to quality education, and the evolution of post-secondary education to meet the needs of people and communities across Canada and around the world.
As the Chief Executive Officer, you report to a dedicated Board of Directors that reflects the rich diversity of Canada’s colleges and institutes. You inspire and motivate the CICan team, champion and support the learning provided by CICan members, and serve as the organization's chief strategist, advocate, and spokesperson. Your activities include organizational management, administrative oversight of CICan’s programs, and ongoing interaction with partners, stakeholders, and Federal Ministers, officials, and Parliamentary committees. With a national and international focus, you develop strategic alliances and partnerships with both Canadian and non-Canadian stakeholders to further bolster CICan’s footprint.
As the ideal candidate, you are a dynamic, engaging, perfectly bilingual executive who embodies CICan’s member-service orientation and its values of respect, integrity, and trust. You are known for establishing professional relationships that are founded on collaboration, mutual respect, partnership, and transparency and your leadership style is described as consultative, empathetic, and unambiguous. Your experience working with a Board of Directors and your understanding of higher education in Canada, with respect for provincial and territorial uniqueness, will serve CICan well, as will your experience influencing policy, securing funding, and advocating on behalf of an organization across federal and non-governmental entities. You have solved many complex problems in a multi-stakeholder, multi-layered context throughout your career, and as a gifted leader, communicator, and relationship builder, you are now ready to lead a highly successful organization as it enters a new and exciting chapter.
How to Apply:
To apply for this position, please submit your application and related materials to Éric Lathrop and Maja Messam at [email protected] and state the title of the position in the subject line of your e-mail, before May 19, 2023.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted. CICan is committed to building diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible working environments and welcomes those who would contribute to the further diversification of staff including, but not limited to, women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to apply.
CICan is following local public health guidelines as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. When allowable to work from the office, we have a hybrid approach with individuals working from both home and the office. Depending on the requirements of the role, the opportunity may exist to work completely remotely.
It is a mandatory condition of employment that the successful candidate be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with Government of Canada approved vaccines at least 14 days prior to start date (proof of vaccination is required or proof of accommodation pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code).
CICan’s offices in Ottawa are located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe Nation.
Colleges and Institutes Canada is named one the 2022 National Capital Region’s Top Employer and the proud recipient of the Non-Profit Employer of Choice Award.