Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network
Chief Executive Officer
The Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) is seeking a Chief Executive Officer (CEO). CAAN is a non-profit national Indigenous organization with the following mission: CAAN provides a National forum for Indigenous Peoples to holistically address HIV and AIDS, HCV, STBBIs, TB, Mental Health and related co-morbidity issues; promotes a Social Determinants of Health framework through advocacy; and provides accurate and up to date resources on these issues in a culturally relevant manner for Indigenous Peoples wherever they reside.
Reporting to a national Board of Directors, the CEO is responsible for overseeing the establishment and strategic implementation of the organization’s objectives and activities to achieve CAAN’s mission. The CEO is a dynamic individual who will bring responsive and exciting leadership to CAAN’s membership and guide a diverse staff working across the country. To achieve this, the CEO is responsible for overseeing all operations including: research and programs; formulating organizational policies and procedures; ensuring evaluation and reporting to all funders. Public relations, fund development and networking are key expectations of the CEO role.
The ideal candidate:
- Must support the mandate, policies and procedures of the CAAN and be able to develop and update new guidelines as needed;
- Has extensive knowledge of HIV and AIDS, Hepatitis C, Sexually Transmitted Blood Borne Infections, Tuberculosis, Mental Health and related co-morbidity issues;
- Is grounded in Indigenous cultural ways, respecting a diverse Indigenous population
- Has a demonstrated ability to lead, develop and work with teams and community partners
- Has strong financial management capabilities and operational management experience
- Must have experience with proposal writing and fundraising
- Must be willing and able to travel extensively, including internationally, and have a current passport
- Minimum five (5) years in a senior management role, including extensive knowledge of the Employment Standards Act
- A postsecondary degree in a related field (e.g. Social Sciences or Social Justice) and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience, ideally in a non-profit HIV sector
- Demonstrated ability to report to a Board of Directors and carry out their strategic directions
- Strong written & oral skills, including keeping accurate records and developing narrative/financial reports
- Strong financial capabilities, with the ability to manage an annual budget of a least $2million, including preparing budgets for Board approval
- Must be proficient in MS office Suite (and others);
- Must have a Class 5 Drivers License
- Oversee the human and financial resources to implement CAAN’s objectives and activities
- Supervise two major departments of Programs and Research
- Establish, prepare and implement annual budgets, financial and administrative controls
- Formulate and approve promotional campaigns
- Approve overall personnel planning, including hiring, training and ensuring annual personnel appraisals are performed
- Represent the organization, or delegate representatives to act on behalf of the organization, in International, National & Regional committees, councils, etc.
- Vision and plan for both the short and long term objectives and activities to achieve CAAN’s mission
- Work closely with committees, including finance, personnel, and contract negotiation.
- Plan, organize and implement fundraising initiatives
Preference will be giving to persons with Indigenous ancestry. People living with HIV and/or HCV are strongly encouraged to apply.
This is a permanent full-time position subject to CAAN policies and salary scales. This position is based out of Vancouver, British Columbia
Excellent working conditions, competitive salary, expected start date: Mid to late August
Please submit resume and cover letter by email:
Att. Don Turner, CAAN Treasurer at
July 15th, 2019 by 4:00 pm PDT.
(ONLY SHORT-LISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED)