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Make a positive impact in the community in road safety
Support from a diverse and passionate governing board to guide you with a dedicated, collaborative staff to empower your success
Executive Director @ Ottawa Safety Council
Company: Ottawa Safety Council
Position: Executive Director
Location: Ottawa, ON
The Ottawa Safety Council (OSC) is a not-for-profit organization offering an array of programs and services to the residents of Ottawa. Founded in 1957, the OSC is a well-established leader in safety education. By continually monitoring the environment to identify gaps in safety promotion, the OSC is able to meet the safety needs of the Ottawa community, either through individual effort or with the many health and safety-related organizations with whom they partner.
With a mission to deliver best-in-class road safe services, education, training and awareness, the OSC is working to guide communities towards safer roads, no matter how travelled. Best known for their Motorcycle Training and School Zone Safety Programs, the Ottawa Safety Council also delivers Walking School Bus, Pedestrians Safety, Best-Fit for car seats and Cycle Safe programs – programs which have made a significant impact on overall road safety in the Ottawa community.
Skills & Experience
You have a strong record of accomplishment in the non-profit sector or other relevant sectors
Built your career around community safety, sustainability, social initiatives, or political advocacy
Valued for your ability to develop and implement strategic plans while overseeing a team with diverse responsibilities, ranging from research to program and event management
Strong Network & Relationships
In the City of Ottawa and other key stakeholders in the community will be an asset especially in the volunteer management space
You are a strong manager, having been exposed to team leadership and human resources management
Responsibilities including overseeing finances, staff and community programming
Summary of the Role
Key facets of this mandate will include effective stakeholder management, creation of proactive communication strategy, organizational development, implementation, oversight of new and existing programs, and ensuring continuous staff retention and development. Reporting into the Board of Directors, the Executive Director oversees the leadership and management of the organization.
As the leader for the not-for-profit organization you will be responsible for expanding the visibility and reach, management and growth of staff to support objectives, financial and operational oversight, researching new potential funding and revenue sources and developing the organization’s future strategy and direction. In collaboration with the Board of Directors, a critical element of your mandate will be to secure the OSC’s Adult Crossing Guard contract once again with the City of Ottawa. This contract is up for tender in 2022 and as a significant revenue stream for the OSC, its continuation is crucial to the success of the organization. The Executive Director will also direct, manage, and execute a strategic plan for the organization’s future by way of leveraging current successes, increasing stakeholder engagement, management and empowerment of the operational staff.