Executive Director (Part-time - 8 hours/week, flexibility in schedule)
Honorarium: $12, 600 per annum
Application Deadline: December 1st, 2023 at 8:00PM EST
Start Date: January 15th, 2024
Interviews will take place during the week of December 11th, 2023. We will make every effort to accommodate candidates’ schedules and needs in all parts of the hiring process.
PCDA is committed to inclusion and equity and strives to ensure that our Staff Collective reflects the diversity of our membership. We are committed to removing barriers to employment that are faced by equity-seeking groups and encourage (but do not require) members of these groups to self-identify as such in their cover letters.
The PCDA is seeking an executive-level leader with demonstrated experience in a medium to large national or provincial membership organization. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director oversees a range of the organization’s functions while demonstrating a commitment to the PCDA’s mission, vision and implementation of the strategic plans in order to drive the organization forward.
We seek a leader who can work collaboratively with a dedicated volunteer Board and Executive committee. This individual must exhibit success in collaborating with diverse stakeholders sharing common interests and values so that the goals of the organization are pursued in a transparent, and participatory manner.
Direct experience in the field of primary care dietetics is not required, though knowledge of the profession will be considered an advantageous asset.
The successful candidate will have a proven record in strategic planning and execution, fundraising, external relations and building partnerships, managing budgets, a creative approach to marketing and branding, strong experience in advocacy, and comfortable with being the face of the organization. Along with these skills, some of the essential personal attributes we seek include being collaborative, team-oriented, empathetic, and to possess emotional intelligence.
Primary Care Dietitian Association Overview:
We are here to support and advocate for dietitians working in primary care across Canada. We started as the Family Health Team Registered Dietitian Network in 2006 and have grown over the years to now include dietitians working in NP-led clinics, community health centres and team based primary care settings.
The PCDA officially launched in April 2020. As a group of dietitians, we are here to support one another in our practice and share our knowledge base to support best practice within primary care.
Encouraging primary care dietitians to become highly skilled in providing equitable and inclusive medical nutrition therapy, disease prevention and health promotion through collaboration, education and mentorship. We advocate for access, capacity and integration of dietitians within comprehensive primary care.
Primary care dietitians are the leaders in equitable and inclusive medical nutrition therapy for our communities and clients.
Evidence based practice
Interprofessional health care
Collaboration and sharing
Diversity, equity and inclusion
Mentorship and preceptorship
One of the PCDA’s current strategic focus is the creation of an Equity Framework, centered on anti-racism, to inform PCDA’s governance, policies, and culture. Since its formation in 2019, PCDA has established the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee with this group dedicated to engage the Canadian dietetic community and advocate for DEI within the profession.
The PCDA Board and Committees are expected to work cooperatively with others; demonstrate flexibility in organizing work; show a high degree of initiative, discernment and resourcefulness; have effective communication skills; and demonstrate thoughtfulness in decision making. Board and committee members must be willing to work within anti-racist and anti-oppressive frameworks and actively engage in ongoing learning about these frameworks and actively engage in ongoing learning about these frameworks.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Executive Leadership and Organizational Management
Provide thoughtful leadership that is inclusive, transparent, and empowering.
Develop, in conjunction with the President and with input from the Board, a go-forward strategic plan for the organization
Oversee the operations of the organization and its Monthly funding cycle
Establish operational plans, goals and success metrics in collaboration with the Board, Executive, and volunteer members
Organize and motivate team members to facilitate the advancement of the organization’s programs and fundraising, including the Annual Conference.
Continually foster a culture that encourages collaboration and recognizes positive contributions
Take an active role in onboarding and, where applicable, compensation
Analyze the current technology infrastructure and scope out the next evolution of the organization’s application and financial systems
Attend monthly Executive Board Meetings and Board Meetings, providing reports and updates on the organization's status.
Maintain ongoing and open communication with the Board Chair, Board and its committees, to build strong relationships while ensuring deliverables are met.
Implement Board policies and procedures and build support for Board decisions amongst team members.
Development and Fundraising
Drive the development of a fundraising plan, and lead its execution leveraging the Executive and Board as needed.
Initiate and foster relationships with the organization’s corporate sponsors.
Support the development of a programming strategy, in partnership with the Executive and others.
Develop quarterly reports, in partnership with the Executive team.
Financial Management and Administration
Provide strategic leadership and management for the administrative and operational functions of the organization in accordance with the mission, objectives, and policies
Work with the Treasurer to build and administer the annual operating budget, with Board approval
Manage all financials within budget guidelines and maintain healthy cash flow and adequate reserves
Assume responsibility for the fiscal integrity of the organization
Support the Accountant and Treasurer through our fiscal year end and annual audit.
External Relations and Communications
Represent the organization and serve as chief spokesperson for any media opportunities (supported by select Board members)
Present and promote the organization and its mission, programs, partners, and members in a consistently positive manner
Collaborate with the Communications, and Social Media and PR and Marketing Committees on the organization’s marketing and public relations
How to Apply:
Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.
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