Founded in 1918, CNIB is one of Canada’s oldest and most respected charities. For 99 years, the organization has been Canada’s primary source of support for people who are blind or partially sighted, providing crucial vision loss rehabilitation services to thousands of Canadians each day.


With a dedicated team of approximately 700 staff members and thousands of volunteers across the country, CNIB is proud to be there, every step of the way, for people who are blind or partially sighted and their families, from the crucial early childhood years through adulthood and into the autumn of life. We also work diligently to increase public understanding of vision health, and to advocate proudly for an inclusive society where no citizen is left behind, regardless of vision loss.


CNIB has ambitious goals for the future. Through our new strategic plan, CNIB is working to ensure that every Canadian who is blind or partially sighted has access to the full range of services they need to increase their independence and have more control over their own lives.


For more information, please visit or call 1-800-563-2642.




November 6, 2017


Job Title:


Executive Director, Quebec Division




Full Time




Montreal, Quebec






Reporting to the Regional Vice President, Ontario and Quebec, the focus of this position will be to engage the Quebec team, Board members, volunteers and stakeholders to implement key operational initiatives which are aligned with CNIB's National Strategy and monitor performance of these initiatives against the operational plan.




Essential Duties entail (but not limited to):


Division Leadership:


  • Provide oversight and leadership to the employees of the Quebec Division.

  • Manage performance of direct and indirect reports, including volunteers, through effective planning, measurement and review on an ongoing basis; ensure corrective performance measures are implemented when necessary.

  • Monitor the budget information and operating efficiency of the Division.


Program Development


  • In collaboration with Program Leads, develop and promote Foundation programs, operating objectives and budgets and make recommendations to the Regional Vice President.

  • Evaluate program components and outcomes, to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the Board, funders and other constituents.


Board Engagement


  • Lead and engage the Division Board in its efforts to inform the development and implementation of the Divisional Operations Plan.

  • Recruit and steward Board and Committee members as necessary.

  • Develop and foster community and business networks.


Stakeholder Relations


  • Act as a provincial spokesperson for the organization.

  • Develop and broaden relationships with corporate and private stakeholders to achieve organization strategic plan and promote funding opportunities.

  • Effectively engage stakeholders and keep them informed of the organization's activities, achievements, needs and concerns.


Philanthropy Leadership


  • Foster a culture of philanthropy within the organization.

  • In collaboration with the Director, Philanthropy and the Philanthropy team, assist in expanding revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing and proposed programs.

  • Actively assist in managing relationships with key Major Gift donors in the Province.



Qualifications: (Education, Training, Experience):




Knowledge and Skill Requirements:


  • Passion for client service

  • Sound stakeholder relations skills

  • Demonstrated ability to use multiple means of communication to effect change, achieve results and build a team

  • Strong strategic thinking and analytical skills

  • Demonstrated ability to resolve issues showing good judgment in a timely manner

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities in a changing environment




Experience and Education:


  • Relevant post-secondary education and experience with a minimum of 5 years in a senior management role

  • Demonstrated ability in developing and implementing effective community-based programs and services

  • Sound knowledge of the not-for-profit and community services sectors

  • Demonstrated leadership skills that create an empowered team of managers, staff and volunteers who are aligned with organizational goals


  • Commitment to and demonstrated success in client service, program development, fund development, stakeholder and community relations, and human resources management

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software

  • Bilingual -- French and English



Work Environment


  • Willingness to work flexible, non-regular hours to accommodate committee work

  • Some travel within the Province and to other Divisions will be required

  • Deadline driven environment




Closing Date for Applications:  November 10, 2017




Please Send the Application To: and quote the job title in the subject line.


Please send cover letter and resume, and mention how you learned of this position.


CNIB strives to establish and maintain an inclusive workplace and believes that the diversity of our workforce is an invaluable asset. CNIB is committed to following recruitment and selection practices based on merit, transparency, accessibility and inclusion ensuring that all candidates are given a fair opportunity for employment with CNIB.


To help ensure that this commitment is met, CNIB is committed to working with all candidates that require an accommodation. If you require an accommodation, please state in your cover letter what accommodation you require and CNIB will work with you to meet your needs at every stage of the recruitment and selection process.


We thank all applicants for their interest in CNIB, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.