Chief Executive Officer

Head Office
Posted 4 days ago

Full Job Description

Reporting to the Board of Directors and in partnership with the Board, staff, Habitat families, and other stakeholders, the Chief Executive Officer ensures that the organization fulfills its mission of providing safe and affordable housing in Saskatchewan. The Chief Executive Officer will lead the organization to manage resources in support of the strategy, encourage collaboration, empower internal stakeholders, engage with impact, and is connected to our mission, vision and values.

Key Accountabilities

Stakeholder Relationships

  • Ensure that the organization and its mission, programs, and services are consistently presented in a strong, positive image.
  • Build strong and effective relationships with peer organizations, particularly Habitat for Humanity Canada and Habitat for Humanity International.
  • Oversee donor relationships and programs; and make one-on-one fund-raising solicitations where appropriate.
  • Act as a liaison between the organization and the communities in which it operates.
  • Advocate for the organization with all stakeholders including government, donors, volunteers, peer organizations and faith groups.

Marketing & Communications

  • Serve as the organization’s primary spokesperson and representative.
  • Actively advocate for the organization, its values, beliefs and programs.
  • Deliver key messages to the media and develop relationships with journalists and media outlets.
  • Oversee and deliver an effective organization-wide Communication and Marketing strategy.
  • Ensure that the organization is a reliable source of information about affordable housing issues.
  • Seek out public speaking engagements to propel the mission of the organization forward with energy, passion and inspiration.


  • Lead the development of a strategic plan in partnership with the Board – and successfully implement the corresponding annual operating plans, capital plans and other supporting initiatives.
  • Develop and monitor strategies for ensuring the long-term viability and growth of the organization.

Organizational Development

  • Provide strong day-to-day, values-based leadership.
  • Develop and mentor leaders within the organization.
  • Recruit the necessary professionals – with competencies to further the organization’s mission.
  • Oversee the operations of the organization and its compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Promote an organizational culture that reflects the organization’s values; encourages high performance; rewards productivity; and ensures safety in all operations for both staff and volunteers.
  • Evaluate and monitor the organization’s performance on a regular basis based on pre-determined goals, objectives and measures (balanced scorecard approach).
  • Build and develop an organizational succession plan for leadership.
  • Ensure that staff and board have sufficient and up-to-date information on all factors affecting the organization’s governance, risk, growth and operations.
  • Ensure that the Board of Directors, through the Chair, is informed of all material changes to organizational design, specifically at a leadership level.

Operational Effectiveness

  • Oversee design, delivery, quality and ongoing innovation of programs and services.
  • Stay current on trends related to the organization’s products and services and anticipate future trends likely to have an impact on its work.
  • Ensure the consistent collection, analysis and strategic evaluation of information that is used to make decisions and/or measure the success of the organization’s program efforts and refine or change programs in response to that information.
  • Monitor the information technology platforms to ensure all areas of the organization’s needs are met within approved budgets.
  • Provide clear and accurate information to keep the Board appropriately informed of the organization’s financial position and environmental analysis as required.
  • Ensure the integrity of the Corporation’s internal control and management systems.
  • Identify the principal risks of the business and ensure the implementation of initiatives to manage these risks.

Board Support and Governance

  • Serve as an ex-officio member of the organization’s Board Committees.
  • Support operations and administration of the Board by advising and informing Board members and interfacing between Board, staff and Habitat Canada.
  • Meet regularly and as required with the Chair to review material issues ensuring the Chair is provided with relevant and timely information.
  • Advise the Board in the development of policies and planning recommendations for all non-delegated policies.
  • Assist the ‘nomination committee’ in the selection and evaluation of Board members and board leadership.
  • Make recommendations and support the Board during orientation and self-evaluation.

Education and Experience

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in business, finance or a related field.
  • A master’s degree will be considered an asset.
  • Minimum of 10 years of senior leadership experience.
  • Proven financial and business acumen.
  • Track record of success within a complex, multi-stakeholder environment.
  • Proven experience building successful relationships with community leaders in government, industry, and not-for-profit sectors.
  • Experience reporting to and working with a Board of Directors.
  • Network of connections in industries such as land acquisition, government, construction and banking.
  • Entrepreneurial in approach with a natural comfort for business development.

Competencies and Attributes


  • Communicate a clear vision and expectations for the organization that enable performance and results while considering an enterprise perspective. Provide leadership and guidance to support leaders in achieving the HFHSK initiatives and measures; identify areas for innovation and enhancement to the desired organization and employee experience; and sustain an engaged, high-performing work environment.
  • Ensure workforce plans and succession plans are in place for the operating divisions in support of the HFHSK strategy and overall operating plan.
  • Lead and champion culture and leadership to support and maintain HFHSK’s desired employee experience, resulting in a motivated, engaged and high-performing workforce.
  • Create an environment and perspective that promotes and leverages talent across the organization including coaching, developing and providing opportunities to increase the capabilities of employees and encourage continued career growth.
  • Build committed, organization-wide partnerships with senior leaders to support and enable the work of the greater good of the organization.


  • Express ideas in a clear and concise manner. Written and verbal communications are compelling and responsive to the needs of the audience; comprehend communications from others and respond appropriately.


  • Encourages others by creating enthusiasm, a feeling of investment and a desire to excel; inspires a healthy attitude to work by recognizing positive contributions.

Interpersonal Understanding & Sensitivity

  • Accurately predicts others’ reactions to events; displays concern and respect for individuals’ feelings and opinions; understands others’ attitudes, interests and needs; takes time to listen to others.


  • Imagines future possibilities; thinks broadly and investigates a wide range of alternatives in developing a vision for the future; selects the most promising vision from a range of alternatives and communicates this vision to others. Is able to assess a broad range of issues.


  • Makes an immediate positive impression upon others; has presence and commands respect; comes across with force and quickly establishes credibility; accurately predicts the effects of own words and actions.

Integrity & Sincerity

  • Inspire trust and support others through authenticity and following up on commitments; maintains high ethical standards both personally and professionally; show consistency of principles.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $120,000.00-$150,000.00 per year


  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • RRSP match


  • Monday to Friday


  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferred)


  • management: 10 years (preferred)

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