(not logged in)

Hide nav pane
books & more

Job Details

Job Number:  37779
Executive Director
Job Posted: Thursday, 31 August 2017
Closing Date: Thursday, 28 September 2017
(55 days ago)
Region: Calgary area Type: Full time
Location: Calgary Salary: (not entered)

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Land Administration (CAPLA®) is looking for a dynamic, friendly, outgoing professional who is passionate about providing great member services.


An energetic leader who embodies the values of professionalism, volunteerism, integrity, and ethical conduct, the ideal candidate will be comfortable taking a leading role in collaborating with the CAPLA community, positively influencing others to champion, and enhancing the CAPLA brand. He or she will be a motivator and team-builder, able to naturally engage, connect, and communicate with diverse audiences. The successful candidate will be committed to servant based leadership, able to take a hands-on approach to complete goals, and comfortable with delegating responsibility and promoting teamwork among staff and volunteers in a flexible way that is focused on results.


This successful candidate will be innovative and creative, bringing fresh, new ideas to reimagine CAPLA’s member education, networking and engagement opportunities for current and future members. He or she will have the skills to secure significant sponsorships and partnerships to support CAPLA’s mission and enhance member value to ensure CAPLA is not just sustainable, but thrives into the future. Comfortable working with technology, the successful candidate will demonstrate a solid understanding of social media and modern educational methods.

The successful candidate will have experience supporting a nonprofit Board of Directors in its governance duties and working with an engaged, passionate team of volunteers.


Key competencies the candidate must demonstrate are:

·       Communication

·       Adaptability

·       Leadership

·       Resource and Fiscal Management

·       Public Speaking

·       Strategic Thinking

·       Networking and Relationship Building

·       Service Orientation

·       Planning and Organizing



In Canada, land asset management professionals working in the energy industry are supported by CAPLA. Based in Calgary, Alberta, CAPLA is one of the largest oil and gas professional associations in the country. CAPLA seeks to support its members and sponsoring companies by building vibrant member engagement, education, and networking programs.

As part of its service to members, CAPLA provides ethics training, education programs, an annual conference, a voluntary certification program, leadership development, mentoring opportunities, a job bank, and an active calendar of networking events.


The Land Discipline


Professionals working in land asset management are essential to the energy sector. Land professionals manage the entire land asset life cycle, from the time a parcel of land is acquired, through the exploration and development stages, and through the final disposition or reclamation phase.

Over the past 20 years, land asset management has evolved. Originally administrative in nature, land asset management has become a complex discipline touching on the law, the regulatory environment, technical developments, and data management. Modern land professionals may specialize as technical experts or team leaders in numerous fields including the acquisition of mineral or surface rights; the drafting, implementation, and administration of mineral and surface agreements; the oversight and management of acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures; data analysis and reporting; and abandonment and reclamation. Many more career development opportunities are continuing to emerge.


Role Emphasis


The Executive Director (ED) is the key leader of CAPLA and is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ED is accountable for management of the operational affairs of CAPLA and providing strong leadership to staff and volunteers who implement the association’s programs and services. In this role, the art of leadership together with skillful management practices combine to ensure strong relationships with board, staff, volunteers, members, and partners in industry and government.

General responsibilities include working closely with the volunteer board to fulfill the organization’s mission; developing resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization; working with the board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning, and community outreach; and ensuring that organizational resources are sufficient and deployed effectively.


Required Experience/Skills

  • At least five years of experience in a senior leadership position in the energy industry and/or the nonprofit sector.
  • Experience working collaboratively with a volunteer Board of Directors.
  • A passion for great member services: ability to positively influence key stakeholders and partners locally, provincially, and nationally to enhance the experience of CAPLA members.
  • Excellent communication skills: demonstrated ability to tailor communication to different audiences, particularly members, partners, industry leaders, and partner associations.
  • Strong business skills: strategic planning, people and organizational leadership, sound financial knowledge and reporting, innovative program development, and human resources management.
  • Proficient financial stewardship skills: a strategic approach to developing a sustainable and strong financial foundation through establishing strong relationships and support with members and partners.



At least five years senior leadership experience in the energy and/or the nonprofit sector is expected, along with a University degree in a related discipline. A different combination of relevant education and experience will be considered.


How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please send your covering letter and resume in PDF form to:

CAPLA thanks all candidates for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. CAPLA will not respond to inquiries concerning this posting. Please direct questions to .
Contact Details:
impact8 Inc


 Thanks for looking on WorkInNonProfits.ca and good luck with your job search!

Please Note: WorkInNonProfits.ca is not affiliated with and in no way endorses or vets the organization that posted this job. Any links posted within the job will take you to their external site where the same disclaimer applies.

Home Skip to content Skip to navigation Contact us Access keys Hide Left Pane Find a job Post a job Find service provider