Director of External Relations (Remote)
City : Remote - Canada
Category : FT Permanent
Industry : Non-profit
Employer : Pride at Work Canada
Founded in 2008, Pride at Work Canada/ Fierté au travail Canada is the leading Canadian not-for-profit organization promoting workplace cultures that are inclusive of all employees and job seekers; especially 2SLGBTQIA+ communities. Pride at Work Canada/ Fierté au travail Canada works with a member network of Canadian employers and community partners that share its vision of a Canada where everyone can achieve their full potential at work, regardless of gender expression, gender identity and sexual orientation.
Pride at Work Canada/Fierté au travail Canada works on the unceded and treatied traditional territories of the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit, which includes Two-Spirit and LGBTQIA+ Indigenous communities. Pride at Work Canada/ Fierté au travail Canada’s main office is based in Tkarón:to/ Toronto which is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaties signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands. These lands and waters are the traditional homes and territories of and cared for by the Anishinaabeg, Wendat, Chippewa, Haudenosaunee, and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. Today, Toronto is home to Indigenous, Afro-Indigenous and Urban Indigenous people from across Turtle Island.
It is within this context that Pride at Work Canada/ Fierté au travail Canada welcomes applications and nominations for the appointment of its inaugural Director of External Relations (“Director”).
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of External Relations is responsible for the promotion of Pride at Work Canada’s brand presence. The Director will lead the External Relations strategy including resource development, sales, sponsorships, marketing, communications, and member relations. The Director will develop department strategy and prepare budgets and periodic progress reports. The Director manages and mentors four direct reports and ensures team collaboration, efficiency, development and success. The Director is the face of Pride at Work Canada’s communications with external vendors, consultants, and partners, identifying project needs, building strong relationships with stakeholders, and advancing strategic priorities. The Director conducts market research to identify new business development opportunities and develops a workplan focussed on external resource gathering and business growth. The Director also oversees the wider business development workflow and ensures effective and efficient Customer Relationship Management practices among team members and between departments. This position requires regular travel across Canada to attend in-person events.
As the ideal candidate, you have leadership and management/ mentorship experience coupled with demonstrated experience in sales, marketing, and/ or customer relations. You can provide strategic direction and create a work environment that enables an organization to achieve results. You have strong written and verbal communication skills, and interpersonal and networking skills. You have a high level of understanding of gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation inclusion in the workplace, and demonstrated experience cultivating a culture of belonging, especially for Indigenous, Black, racialized, trans, and disabled employees. Experience working with 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, especially Two-Spirit, queer, and trans BIPOC communities is desired, as is a strong understanding of anti-racism, reconciliation, intersectionality, diversity, inclusion, equity, accessibility, and human rights issues. Demonstrated fluency in French, ASL, and/ or QSL is an asset.
Candidates who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ or are otherwise marginalized on the grounds of gender expression, gender identity and/ or sexual orientation are strongly encouraged to apply. Lived experience as a member of any equity-deserving community is considered a strong asset.
To support pay equity Pride at Work Canada/ Fierté au travail Canada maintains established salary bands. The salary range for this full time, permanent position is $83,760 - $99,465 per year. Associated benefits are:
- 15 paid vacation per year.
- 10 paid flex days per year.
- Dental coverage.
- Health coverage (including gender-affirming care and paramedical).
- Health Spending Account ($500/ year).
- Professional Development Fund ($2,500/ year).
- GRSP Employer Contribution ($3,000/ year) and option for non-matching employee contribution.
Pride at Work Canada/ Fierté au travail Canada is a virtual first (anywhere in Canada) workplace and Toronto staff have the opportunity to work out of the office if they wish.
To learn more about this impactful leadership opportunity with Pride at Work Canada/ Fierté au travail Canada, please submit a resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Sam Walton (firstname.lastname@example.org) and/ or Noshina Choudhary (email@example.com).Accessibility
Pride at Work Canada/ Fierté au travail Canada welcomes and encourages applications from disabled people, and people with disabilities. Pride at Work Canada/ Fierté au travail Canada and Griffith Group are committed to an inclusive, accessible and welcoming hiring process that provides reasonable accommodation to all applicants. We encourage requests to make the hiring process as accessible as possible, some examples may be:
- captions during the interview;
- having a support person or support animal;
- video or audio resume or cover letters;
- sending follow-up responses in case there is anything you feel you missed during your interview.
Disclosure is not required, just what would make the process as welcoming and accessible to you. Please advise Sam Walton at any point (firstname.lastname@example.org) should you require any accommodation to participate in any aspect of the recruitment/ assessment process, and we will work with you to meet your needs.
All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.