Organic Alberta Searching for New Executive Director!

Job Title: Executive Director
Reporting to: Board of Directors
Location: Edmonton (Negotiable, must be within Alberta)
Terms: Permanent – Full-time (will consider part-time)
Start Date: Flexible (preferred April or May 2019)

Organic Alberta

Organic Alberta’s mission is to represent, support and grow Alberta’s entire organic industry. We are a not-for-profit organization led by a governance board. We pride ourselves on our organizational culture and have a small group of dedicated and passionate staff primarily located in Edmonton, with some team members working remotely. Established in 2005, we represent all 590 organic producers and processors in Alberta as well as 100+ businesses across the organic community.

Organic Alberta is the voice of organics. We communicate with and for the sector, we market the organic brand, we encourage and support producers to become organic, we cultivate better production practices, and we advance business development. We lead the industry towards success.

The Ideal Candidate

You are a natural leader who is passionate about organic agriculture and food. You are excited about our mission, meeting the needs of our members and supporting the organization. You are a strategic thinker who sees the big picture while focusing in on the details. You enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and are used to problem solving by taking an entrepreneurial and innovative approach to tackling any issue.

You are passionate about organizational culture and building a supportive team environment that empowers each individual to successfully achieve personal and organizational goals.

You excel in both oral and written communication, and naturally build strong relationships. One of your abilities is strategic marketing, and knowing how to best write that key messaging so our members and partners clearly understand the value in the work that we do. You are also able to foster strong and beneficial relationships with our diverse partners including government, funders, industry and conventional agricultural groups.

Finally, you are a strong administrator with a background in strategic planning, management, HR, financial oversight, fundraising, not-for-profit governance, membership engagement and organizational development.

Duties and Responsibilities:


Operations, fundraising and financial management

Human Resources

Advocacy, Public Relations and Stakeholder Engagement

Key Competencies and Qualifications

How to Apply:

Please email your cover letter and CV to Charles Newell at by March 22 2019. Please ensure that the cover letter and CV are saved together in one word or PDF document with your name as the file title. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Only candidates invited for an interview will be contacted. Organic Alberta is committed to employment equity and encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Thank you for your interest but we currently do not have any job opportunities available.

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