Executive Director (ED)
The Executive Director (ED) will work with the Board and Executive of the NFU to successfully implement the policy directives of the membership. The ED will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the National Office of the NFU and work in a management role with the Director of Finance and Director of Policy and Research. The ED will take a leadership role in identifying emerging issues, setting priorities and maximizing the effectiveness of the resources of the NFU. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to take an active responsibility for the operations of a national not-for-profit organization. He or she will:
possess a genuine interest in farming and food issues;
have experience working with an elected/nonprofit/volunteer board;
understand budgeting and accounting processes;
have experience in managing staff and volunteers;
demonstrate effective written and verbal communication;
have experience editing and publishing documents;
have confidence in speaking to the media and public; and
will be self‐directed, creative, enthusiastic and organized.
The position will be located in the NFU National Office in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and will involve occasional travel.
Interested parties please send resume and cover letter by email to email@example.com by February 21, 2012.