Interim Executive Director – Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment

This position
is a unique opportunity to maintain CAPE’s excellent track record of evidence-based advocacy and support a collaborative team environment. This hands-on Interim Executive Director will oversee a variety of areas including finance, administration, human resources, program planning, fundraising, advocacy and stewardship.

In this role, the successful candidate will:
Build, train, and lead our staff of 4-7 individuals in addition to possible contractors
Foster a positive work environment and motivate our team to effectively meet organizational goals
In cooperation with Board Treasurer and Bookkeeper, create, improve and monitor the organizational financial system to ensure Board and staff have a solid understanding of the organization’s financial position while facilitating sound financial decision making
Design and implement fundraising plans, engaging the support and assistance of Board members where appropriate
Maintain constructive working relationships with stakeholder individuals, policymakers, and organizations, including funders
Provide advice, assistance and support to the Board in developing and implementing plans, objectives, policies and priorities, including coordination of all Board meetings and reporting
Oversee the day-to-day operation of the organization including government communications, staffing, volunteer support and community engagement
Support the efforts of multiple volunteer regional committees, consisting of 300-500 volunteers, primarily physicians
Direct the creation and launch of public-facing reports relevant to the organization’s objectives

The successful candidate will ideally have:
Experience managing teams and projects, ideally at a Director level
Experience supporting organizational transitions
Experience with individual donor, major donor, and foundation fundraising
Understanding of charity finances, obligations, and budgeting
Skills in communication and media
Knowledge of health, climate policy and/or toxics policy
Commitment to CAPE’s mission and environmental justice
Proficiency in English required, bilingualism with French preferred
As an organization working at the intersection of health and environment, CAPE understands the importance of diverse perspectives to ensure a healthy future for all. We understand that those most impacted by climate change and environmental hazards are often Indigenous and racialized peoples. We encourage applications from individuals who may not always see themselves as part of the environmental movement and we are committed to learning from and with the successful candidate.

To Apply:
In order to apply, please submit a cover letter and resume in English to (current Executive Director).