Executive Director – NewCities

1) Mission and Strategy. Define and implement NewCities’ strategy, working closely with the Chairman and the team:
Responsible for strategic planning to ensure the growth of NewCities in the months and years ahead
Develop new initiatives, concepts, and formats of strategic interest to current members and partners, and attractive to potential prospects
Refine and improve NewCities business model with the NewCities team
Liaise with the Board of Trustees of NewCities and ensure their involvements in strategic projects and fundraising efforts
Responsible for the enhancement of NewCities’ image by being active and visible in the global urban community
Act as an official representative of NewCities at strategic external gatherings
2) Fundraising and Financial Viability. Ensure the financial wellbeing of NewCities by:
Develop annual revenue forecasts and devise objectives that fit within annual financial needs
Seek new business opportunities and develop and maintain relationships strategic to new projects
Lead NewCities’ revenue generation and fundraising efforts (membership, sponsorships, and other sources of revenue):
Develop the fundraising strategy with the right tools and contacts to attract new sources of funding from corporate, philanthropic, individual and public sources, to reach the Foundation’s growth objectives
Oversee relations with existing NewCities members and partners to address needs, ensure their satisfaction, and secure membership renewals
Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position
Coordinate with accounting regarding the team payroll and books updates.
3) Programs and Team Management:
Work closely with the team to ensure the success of all initiatives
Be an inspiring manager to the team and advise them on the initiatives design and implementation
Review team assets and determine employee roles to best serve organization strategy, adapting as necessary
Review and oversee relationship with Board of Trustees
Oversee all departments (Communications, Events/Programs, and Research) to ensure the successful implementation of work/alignment with overall strategy
Oversee post-pandemic logistics including defining work environment going forward (for example, NewCities does not have an office space – so options such as coworking space, remote work, hybrid)
Responsible for motivating the team and for defining hiring priorities

Required Skills and Qualifications
10 years’ work experience including 5 years’ in a top management position in international and/or nonprofit and/or governmental organizations, international development & fundraising, strategic planning, program management, research, local politics
High level strategic thinking and planning. Ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic message and goals to staff, board, members, partners and other stakeholders.
Experience in team management and leadership
Successful track record improving financial results of a non-profit organization including generating new revenue streams from across sectors (private, federal, provincial & municipal, philanthropic). Demonstrated ability to build a network and maintain sound relationships with representatives from public and private sectors at the local and international level
Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and negotiating.
Financial management skills: to coordinate the books and payroll with the external accounting firm, and to prepare and analyze the budget, and cashflow.
Experience in urban affairs, or public affairs or related field
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent communicator with unparalleled ease on stage with a global audience
Dynamic, inspiring, proactive, creative, flexible
Fluency in English mandatory. Professional French would also be key for the success of this role.

Salary range 120,000-140,000 CAD
Permanent employment contract in Canada (If needed, NewCities to coordinate the work permit procedure for the employee and his/her/their family)
5 weeks of paid vacation
Access to NewCities’ health and dental insurance
Work with a great, creative, and motivated international team!
Aimed start date: Summer 2021

To Apply:
Please send a CV and a detailed cover letter or email to jobs@newcities.org with ‘Executive Director’ in the subject line. We are reviewing applications as they come in.