We are recruiting a new Executive Director!

Shared Path is seeking a talented and passionate leader to assume the role of Executive Director (ED) as of October 17, 2022. This is an opportunity to actively work towards truth and reconciliation with Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities across southern Ontario.

Our organization is growing and looking for an individual who demonstrates creativity and initiative. We are looking for someone who can interpret our mission and vision in a way that attracts new opportunities for collaboration and funding.

Due to the nature of our work, strong preference will be given to applicants who are Indigenous and based in Ontario. The successful candidate will receive training and orientation from the outgoing Executive Director.

Overview of Shared Path

We are a charitable organization working towards a future in which Indigenous voices, obligations, and rights form a sustained and integral part of how we share land and water, particularly with respect to land-use planning law, policy, and governance in Ontario. We seek to provide opportunities and resources that enhance, inform, and facilitate Indigenous-non-Indigenous bridge building, particularly within the realm of land planning practice


To be negotiated.

Position summary

The ED is responsible for implementing the strategic plan of Shared Path including developing and managing programs and projects, developing and growing relationships with members, partners, funders, volunteers and others, as well as some administrative duties. The ED reports directly to the Board of Directors.

Working Conditions

This position is initially part-time with the possibility of growing into full-time. For the time being, the ED will be expected to work from home but may be asked to travel within Ontario and attend some meetings in person.


  • Report to and work closely with the Board of Directors to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising, partnerships, programming, and the overall visibility of the organization
  • Engage in fundraising, grant writing, and developing other revenue sources
  • Ensure fulfillment obligations to funders and partners
  • Contribute to strategic planning and lead implementation
  • Lead the planning and operation of annual budget
  • Serve as Shared Path’s primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, the media, and the general public
  • Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations that will strategically enhance Shared Path’s Mission
  • Supervise and collaborate with organization staff
  • Oversee staff meetings and attend Board and committee meetings
  • Review and approve contracts for services
  • Manage membership benefits, including weekly “In the Know” memo
  • Complete other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors

Preferred Qualifications

  • Five or more years senior non-profit management experience
  • Strong understanding of the context of Shared Path’s work including:
    1. working with Indigenous communities
    2. land use, municipal planning, and policy in Ontario
    3. Indigenous land claims processes, consultation and accommodation, and the context of treaties in the province of Ontario
    4. the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action and relationship building from an Indigenous perspective
  • A history of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results including fundraising experience, donor relationship management, nurturing partnerships
  • Experience and skill in working with a Board of Directors
  • Ability to effectively communicate the organization’s mission to members, donors, volunteers, and the overall community
  • Transparent and high integrity leadership
  • High level strategic thinking and planning
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff
  • Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development, and task facilitation
  • Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making, and reporting
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong public speaking ability
  • Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy
  • University or college education preferred.

Deadline To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to admin@sharedpath.ca on or before September 30th, 2022.

Start Date

Mid-late October 2022

This Post Was Published On August 31, 2022. Last Updated August 31, 2022

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