CFAA Executive Director Search

(Posting Date: 10/07/19)

Established in 1973, the Canadian Fire Alarm Association (CFAA) is a not-for-profit organization that has remained focused on its mission to “Maximize the Use and Effectiveness of Fire Alarm Systems in the Protection of Life and Property”. Having enjoyed continual growth and recognition, the CFAA operates from a National office in Markham, Ontario and through six volunteer chapters across Canada. The Association serves 370 members and 3500 registered technicians.
The success of the CFAA is reflected in the high level of engagement of volunteers serving on the Board, operating committees and chapter leaderships. The CFAA is recruiting a new Executive Director to continue to build and strengthen a national presence in service delivery.
The Executive Director will report to the Board of Directors in collaboration with a small in-house team. The Executive Director will drive the implementation of the strategic plan that will drive provincial and national initiatives:
  • Develop a solid value proposition for members and stakeholders within the industry and government.
  • Expand the Association’s nationally recognized accreditation program for technicians.
  • Promote increased national presence through chapter and member development.
  • Collaborate with the CFAA Director of Education to expand education programs.
The Executive Director will excel as a relationship manager, possessing the communications and presentation skills that will engage and influence a range of stakeholders and decision makers to champion the goals of the CFAA.
Trusted, collaborative, and possessing sound judgement with the ability to prioritize deliverables and manage expectations of multiple parties, your Board and Committee experience has developed a sound understanding of the dynamic involved in motivating and supporting volunteers.
A seasoned manager with at least 5 years in supervisory roles, our ideal candidate would possess experience in the Fire Alarm/Safety industry with some knowledge of building codes, fire codes, and how fire alarm systems work. An understanding of delivery models in training or education environments would be considered an asset; as would be experience managing and succeeding in a not-for-profit association.
Bilingual capability in English and French would be ideal, and the ability to travel 10-15 percent of time is essential.
The ideal candidate will have completed a College/University Degree in Commerce, Business Administration, Science or Engineering from a recognized post-secondary educational institution.
Please forward résumés to Ruth Kavanagh
Application Deadline July 29, 2019