Friday, May 31, 2013

Job Opportunity – Chief Executive Officer
Edmonton, Alberta

Connect Society—Deafness, Education, Advocacy & Family Services (“Connect Society”) is a not-for-profit agency providing services and supports to Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing children, youth and adults and their families. Connect Society employs 42 staff members, and has a complex and diverse funding base of $2.2 million.

Connect Society currently seeks a Chief Executive Officer. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the successful candidate will provide leadership and management to implement established policies and strategic direction.

The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree in a related field plus 5 to 10 years of progressively responsible related experience in managing a human service organization in the not for profit sector. The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and knowledge and understanding of:
 Leadership and management principles;
 Organizational performance and evaluation systems;
 Policy governance;
 Financial management;
 Agency client population, sector challenges and opportunities;
 Diversity and its impact on decision-making.

Preference will be given to applicants with competency in American Sign Language and understanding of Deaf Culture.

$62,000 - $75,000 annually
In addition to a competitive salary, we are offering:
 Comprehensive benefits plan;
 RRSP program;
 Positive workplace culture.

Deadline – October 15, 2013 (4:00 pm)
Start Date – TBD

How to apply – E-mail Curriculum Vitae and letter of interest to Dr. Joe McLaughlin at

If you would like more information about Connect Society overview, please contact Dr. Joe McLaughlin at