Polytechnics Canada - Chief Executive Officer Position

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Polytechnics Canada is a national association of Canada’s leading polytechnics, colleges, and institutes of technology. Established in 2003 and based in Ottawa, Polytechnics Canada is the voice of polytechnic institutions that share a common focus on advanced technical and technological education. Driven by industry and employer demand, their members provide highly qualified, skilled, and innovation-ready talent for Canadian employers of all sizes, in all sectors. It is in this dynamic environment that Polytechnics Canada is seeking its next Chief Executive Officer.

Passionate, vibrant, and driven to succeed, the new CEO, reporting to the Board of Directors of Polytechnics Canada, will possess a deep understanding of national public policy issues that impact the association’s members, will have an aptitude for partnerships through the credibility of his or her networks, and a demonstrated experience in advocacy.  An excellent listener and superb communicator, the CEO will be mission-driven and has a talent for solutions-based advocacy. As a leader of a small team, the CEO understands the most important resource of any organization are the people working for it.

As an ideal candidate, you are a skilled leader with experience leading organizations towards ambitious goals.  You understand the decision-making processes of government, and you have significant experience in public policies of strategic relevance to the association.  You excel when working with a wide variety of stakeholders, and are characterised by others as a leader with impeccable integrity, vision, and drive.  Most importantly, you believe Canada’s polytechnics, colleges, and institutes of technology make vital contributions in talent and innovation for the continued prosperity and economic competitiveness of our country.

To apply for this position, please submit your application and related materials to scameron@boyden.com and state the title of the position in the subject line of your e-mail.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.