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Calgary, Alberta
Social Services
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
5 - 10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Chief Executive Officer

The Organization

We were born out of a vision and need: our founders saw that new Calgarians needed help to get equitable access to key services and they acted to close that gap. Since humble beginnings in 1978, CCCSA has now celebrated its 40th year, bringing a wide variety of valued programs to those that choose to call Calgary home. As one of Calgary’s leading community service associations, CCCSA envisions an inclusive and supportive society where Calgarians of all ethnic origins have full and equitable access to all aspects of Canadian society. Built through the generosity of volunteers, funders, donors, and partnerships, our core programs serve thousands of Calgarians and include:

  • Integration & Civic Engagement
  • Law & Advocacy
  • Children & Youth
  • Family & Wellness

Your Role

Chief Executive Officer

CCCSA is seeking an energetic, ambitious and visionary leader to join the organization as its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO), reporting to the Board of Directors. The CEO assumes a key leadership position, having overall responsibility for the management of the organization. 

The successful candidate will be a change agent, able to lead the organization through a strategic transformation. This person will also position CCCSA as a leader in the immigration, social integration, and advocacy sectors to challenge and reform the way the industry currently functions. At the same time, the successful candidate will be a strong operational leader to empower staff, teams, volunteers, funders and community partners.

With a strong eye on building organizational capacity, the CEO will drive CCCSA to a new level of growth. Equipped with an entrepreneurial mindset, they will creatively seek funding opportunities, evaluate social enterprise opportunities, balance ROI on programming, and lead fundraising efforts to ensure the financial sustainability of the organization.

Open and personable, our new CEO will model respect and trust, be inclusive in decision making, and able to make critical decisions that are firm and fair, yet compassionate.  A collaborative management style with good listening skills, flexibility and patience is key.  

A strong communicator, the successful candidate will be comfortable with public speaking and humble in sharing success with others. They will have the skills to solicit significant support to fund CCCSA’s mission and will be politically astute and influential in the community to ensure CCCSA thrives into the future. Our new CEO will be able to build, or will already have, effective relationships with key government and sector stakeholders.

Your Responsibilities

Operational Planning & Management

• Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of CCCSA

• Develop annual operating plans that implement the strategic plan of CCCSA

• Undertake an analysis of the current organizational structure and design of CCCSA and make recommendations to the Board on the redesign of that structure

to be able to effectively implement the new strategic plan

People Leadership

• Recruit, interview, and select staff that have the right technical and personal abilities to further the organization’s mission 

• Oversee the implementation of human resources policies, procedures, and practices, including the ongoing and annual execution of performance management and review processes for all staff

• Coach and mentor staff at all levels of the organization

Governance & Board Relations

• Maintain a close working relationship with the Board of Directors, identifying, assessing and informing the Board of internal and external issues that affect the organization

• Attend all regular Board meetings

• Support the Board in its transition from an operational Board to a governance Board

• Assist with Board recruitment, succession planning, and on-boarding

• Manage the development of annual reports for CCCSA

Financial Planning & Management

• Work with the Board to prepare a comprehensive budget reflective of the organization’s current position and long-term goals

• Support the Fund Development Committee in the development and implementation of fundraising strategies and opportunities

• Administer the funds of the organization according to the approved budget and monitor and report on the cash flow of the organization

• Provide the Board with comprehensive, regular reports on the organization’s revenues and expenditures

• Ensure the organization complies with all legislation covering taxation and withholding payments

Community Relations, Advocacy and Partnerships

• Act as a spokesperson for CCCSA in the community and with various stakeholders, working in all instances to build positively upon the organization’s community profile

• Build new and strategic partnerships with Canada-wide organizations, provincial and regional groups, and individuals to further the advocacy agenda of the organization

• Develop a research agenda that ensures CCCSA contributes new and innovative research that is of use to the sector

You Should Have

  • At least five years of experience in a senior leadership position, including experience working collaboratively with a volunteer Board of Directors.
  • Previous experience leading a high-growth organization and related change management would be considered advantageous.
  • A clear understanding of the non-profit sector and government systems, legislations and funding, including a strong track record of successfully obtaining funding from the federal, provincial, and municipal governments.
  • A collaborative and engaging leadership style.
  • A passion for and understanding of the opportunities, challenges and issues facing immigration and social integration.
  • Excellent communication skills: demonstrated ability to tailor communication to different audiences, particularly staff, funders, community leaders, and partner agencies. Comfortable speaking in public is important.
  • Strong business skills: Strategic planning, people and organizational leadership, sound financial knowledge, innovative program development and human resources management.
  • Excellent fund development/donor stewardship skills: a strategic approach to developing sustainable funding and a strong financial foundation through establishing strong relationships and support with funders and partners.
  • Post-secondary degree in Social Work, Community Development, Business or a related field and relevant work experience.


CCCSA's compensation package is competitive with organizations of similar size and revenue. The salary is negotiatable based on experience and qualifications.

At CCCSA, we welcome people from diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and professional journeys. We value integrity, tenacity, and a passion for the community. If you are just as passionate about the Calgary community and have a vision to lead CCCSA to build an inclusive and supportive society for Calgarians from all ethnic origins, please submit your cover letter and resume to [email protected].