Chief Administrative Officer - Lifesaving Society Canada

Post date: Apr. 19, 2017

Application Deadline: May. 5, 2017

Chief Administrative Officer

Lifesaving Society Canada

Remuneration commensurate with experience and qualifications

The Organization:

The Lifesaving Society Canada is a full-service provider of programs, products and services designed to prevent drowning.  We save lives and prevent water-related injury through our training programs, Water Smart® public education, drowning research, aquatic safety management and lifesaving sport.  The Society is a leader and partner in the development of drowning prevention strategies and the delivery of water safety education in Canada and around the world

We are a national, volunteer organization and registered charity composed of 10 provincial/territorial Branches; tens of thousands of individual Members; and over 4,000 affiliated swimming pools, waterfronts, schools and clubs

The Opportunity:

We are seeking an enthusiastic and energetic individual to continue to build on our success.  Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) will lead the overall operation and administration of the National Office. CAO serves as the chief executive of the Lifesaving Society Canada (LSC) and provides the leadership to guide the successful execution of the National Society’s mission, vision and mandate. As the leader of the organization, the CAO is responsible for cultivating a strong, professional and effective organization.

The Fit:

This is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional leader who possesses an undergraduate degree in business or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.  In addition, the ideal candidate will possess a minimum of five years of progressively responsible management experience in a leadership role.  We are seeking a proactive, self-directed individual who is results driven and a strategic thinker who values working collaboratively and one who takes a client-service approach to partnering with our stakeholders.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong leadership skills, knowledge of the Lifesaving Society and its role as well as the laws governing not-for-profit organizations. In addition, the candidate will have functional written and oral communication skills in English and French. (See full job description

The Process:

If you see yourself in this role and believe you possess the appropriate experience and skill set, please submit your resume and covering letter with the top three reasons why you are the ideal candidate for this position.  Applications are to be submitted electronically no later than end of day May 5, 2017 to:

Carmen Drouin & Associates, Human Resources & Management Consulting


Lifesaving Society Canada is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.  In addition, LSC is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities.  If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

We thank you for your interest. 

Type of Position: Full Time
Employment Type: Employee
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Contact Details

Contact Name: Carmen Drouin
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
287 McArthur Ave
Ottawa, ON K1L 6P3
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