Chief Executive Officer - Career Colleges Ontario
The Chief Executive Officer, under the direction of the Executive Committee, Board of Directors, will primarily be responsible for establishing, leading and directing Career Colleges Ontario in strategic planning, operational oversight and stakeholder relations. The Chief Executive Officer will develop and uphold the organization's mission, vision, and values. This position will develop and implement both short- and long-term tactical and strategic plans in accordance with organizational goals and objectives. This role aims to create and improve company-wide policies and procedures, ensuring they meet or exceed compliance requirements and best practice standards.
Executive Committee through the Board of Directors
Role and Responsibilities:
- Develop an operational plan which incorporates goals and objectives
- Submit monthly, quarterly, and annual reports to the Executive Committee on strategic plan, analysis of progress in achieving objectives, and recommendations
- Ensure programs, support services and education are developed in accordance with policy and practice standards
- Monitor performance against established goals
Operational and Fiscal Management
- Manages the organization and operation of CCO's board meetings and the reporting to the Executive Committee and Board of CCO with respect to key strategic, operational and stakeholder management issues.
- Oversees the establishment, execution and maintenance, in conjunction with the Executive Director, of operating policies and processes necessary for the ongoing viability of the association
- Make overarching decisions, taking into account fiscal realities and departmental structure
- Oversee CCO's communications with government, ministry officials, media, stakeholder groups and the general public and acts as the chief spokesperson for CCO.
- Maintains effective relationships with members; achieves consensus among member organizations with diverse priorities.
- Develop and execute the strategic government relations program for the association which identifies priority policy issues.
- Lobby directly and through 3rd party lobbyists with government officials on legislative and regulatory issues affecting private career colleges
- Oversee and develops positions on the regulatory, political and educational issues facing the industry, on behalf of the membership.
- Minimum of ten years experience in a results driven leadership role, preferably in the education field
- Post-Secondary education credential
- Proven experience with Government Relations and demonstrated ability to build relationships and influence stakeholders
- Experience with evaluating political risk
- A clear and solid understanding of the challenges facing the organization and the private career college sector
- Ability to identify issues and implement creative and strategic solutions to overcome them
- Ability to initiate and model positive change
- Ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret goals, objectives, and policies
- Experience with coaching and development of management-level employees
- Demonstrated experience coordinating strategic and engagement-planning initiatives
- Must be prepared to register as a lobbyist both provincially and federally
About Career Colleges Ontario
Career Colleges Ontario (CCO) is a not-for-profit association that was established in 1973 to advocate on behalf of private career colleges in the province. The association's purpose is to help governments, key decision makers and the public understand the critical role its members and their students play in supporting Ontario's post-secondary education system and improving the province's economic well-being.
CCO currently has a membership of over 240 career colleges across the province. CCO members contribute to Ontario's economy by providing highly qualified graduates in hundreds of essential, skilled fields such as Applied Arts, Business, Healthcare, Human Services, Information Technology, Services and Trades.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $130,000.00 to $150,000.00 /year
- related: 10 years (Preferred)