Job op: President – Canada World Youth

Someone just emailed me this job posting. Strikes me as something some of the readers of this blog might find as an interesting challenge. Full disclosure, I know next to nothing about Canada World Youth other than the fact that its mission is one that is hard to disagree with. My hope is that it is one of these Canadian international focused organizations that has been or is ready to be severely shaken up (a la CIIA) Again, I don’t know, but what a great challenge.

President

Canada World Youth is Canada’s leading organization in international volunteer and education programs for young people from Canada and from over 67 countries on all continents. With its international and Canadian partners, CWY strengthens the capacity of youth to participate actively in the development of just, harmonious and sustainable societies.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President, who is the Chief Executive Officer of the organization, will provide strategic leadership in the management and development of this national institution. The President will ensure excellence in program delivery and effective partnerships at the national and international levels.

A dynamic individual with superior management, leadership, entrepreneurial and communication skills, the candidate will lead CWY in a new period of development and growth. She or he will be recognized for vision, strategic leadership skills and a team-oriented leadership style. She or he will bring a commitment to diversity and to equitable cross-cultural partnerships as well as experience in international organizations, programs or exchanges.

A university degree in an appropriate discipline or the equivalent, as well as a broad experience in management, whether in not-for-profit organizations, educational and governmental institutions, or the private sector are required, as is a working knowledge of French and English. Location: Montreal, Canada. The Selection Committee will begin screening candidates from October 15, 2008 and will continue until an appointment is made. Please forward your curriculum vitae by mail to Manon Vennat & Associates, 3554 du Musée, Montreal, QC, H3G 2C7, fax: 514 282-8681, or e-mail: mvennat@sympatico.ca.

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