Job Posting: Executive Director, Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence Coalition on Sustainability

Executive Director Position 

Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence Coalition on Sustainability 

Deadline to apply: March 31st, 2021 


The Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence Coalition on Sustainability is seeking a highly motivated self-starter  and leader to become its new Executive Director. We are looking for an experienced, passionate, and  dynamic person to fill the role. The ideal candidate excels at developing collaborations amongst  different stakeholders such as federal and provincial departments, First Nations, academia, industry, 

and environmental non-government organizations (ENGOs). If you enjoy interacting with the public  and have experience working with volunteers and community groups, you might be the person we are  looking for. 

The Coalition-SGSL is a not-for-profit, charitable coalition of partners whose common purpose is to  promote the long-term economic, social, and ecological viability of the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence  ecosystem. See details at  

The role of the Executive Director is central and essential to the delivery of the organization’s mandate.  It requires an action-oriented person who will, under the guidance of the Management Committee,  accomplish a number of tasks: working with and engaging various stakeholders; communicating  effectively with the Coalition-SGSL membership, and with funders, partners and media; ensuring  sound financial management; supervising personnel; overseeing the progress of the Coalition-SGSL’s  volunteer groups; organizing Management Committee activities and meetings; writing reports;  initiating, developing and implementing community-based, capacity-building and research projects;  supervising fundraising activities and writing funding proposals; ensuring compliance with charitable  and not-for-profit regulations. 

Candidates should describe and provide examples in their cover letter as to how they meet the  following requirements: 


Fluent in both official languages (written and spoken).

University degree in a relevant area (ie. biology, environment, etc) or an equivalent combination of  studies and work experience. 

Experience working with community groups and to be comfortable with people from various cultural  and social backgrounds; 

Excellent verbal and written communication skills 

Ability to organize public relations activities; 

Ability to manage the financial and human resources of a team, including supervising term and contract  employees. 

Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, and to lead a team of partners. Ability to facilitate meetings in-person, and via teleconferencing and internet meeting platforms. Proficiency with basic office administration, accounting, and other relevant software (ie. Quickbooks,  MSOffice, Internet, etc.) 


Fluently bilingual in French and English, written and spoken 

Some research skills 

Experience in collaborating with multiple stakeholders 

Experience in securing various types of financial supports, i.e., corporate sponsorship, government  grants, private foundation funding 


Knowledge of the various environmental, social, and economic issues facing coastal communities in  the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence and how they are interdependent. 

Knowledge of the principles governing not-for profit volunteer led organizations Knowledge of the mandate and role of the Coalition-SGSL. 

Other prerequisites: 

Valid driver’s license 


Willing to travel within the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence region when possible. Willing to work evenings and weekends when required. 

References upon request 

This is a salaried position with full time hours, but work hours are flexible and part time can be  considered for the right candidate. 

The Coalition-SGSL’s office is currently located in Stratford, PEI. However, we will consider a  candidate working from a home office or a separate location within the Coalition-SGSL’s territory. Resumes must be sent no later than March 31stto: 

Dr. Brigitte Leblon, Coalition-SGSL President, 

By email: 

We thank all those who apply, but only those selected for interviews will be contacted. The  Coalition-SGSL is an equal opportunity employer; we encourage all who feel qualified to apply, men  or women, including First Nations, handicapped persons, and members of visible minorities.