CoDevelopment Canada (CoDev) is a Vancouver-based organization working for social justice in the Americas. CoDev links unions and civil society organizations in Canada with similar bodies in Latin America, supporting cooperation to build solidarity for a more just and equitable world. We build partnerships that protect workers’ rights, foster gender equity, strengthen public education and promote fair trade and community development.
CoDev seeks an Executive Director to join our staff team.
Full-time (37.5 hours per week). Start date is August 16, 2021/ Starting annual salary of $65,000, plus generous pension, vacation and benefits package. Terms and conditions per Collective Agreement with CUPE 1004.
The Executive Director coordinates the staff team and is the chief representative of CoDevelopment Canada to other organizations. The Executive Director is also the primary liaison between the CoDev Board of Directors and staff. Regular domestic travel and irregular work hours are required.
● Management of CoDev’s operations. This includes coordination of the staff team for effective implementation of CoDev's mandate, and of human resources matters such as; work assignments, schedules, staff evaluations, and approving professional development and vacation time.
● As primary liaison with CoDev’s Board of Directors, the Executive Director works closely with the organization’s Executive and Personnel Committees.
● External Relations. The Executive Director is responsible for representing CoDev before different government bodies, in the various coalitions that the organization belongs to, and in relations with other organizations addressing similar issues.
Knowledge, Abilities & Skills
● Human Resources and management experience in a unionized workplace
● Experience working on social justice issues with Latin America
● Language proficiency in written and spoken English and Spanish; French is an asset
● Experience in project management, grant application and report writing
● Financial Management experience
● Experience with the Canadian and/or international labour movement
● Excellent understanding of international solidarity and development issues, especially as they relate to gender, class and intersectionality
● Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills with an emphasis on cultural sensitivity
● University degree in a related area or equivalent related experience
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