Call for a New Executive Director

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May 26, 2014

Call for a New Executive Director

Desired Candidate

Women in International Security (WIIS) Canada is looking for a dynamic and motivated individual based anywhere in Canada, to serve in support of the Board of Directors as Executive Director. This is a voluntary position requiring approximately 5 hours per week. In time we aim to raise sufficient structural funding to provide some renumeration.

requirements and qualifications:

  • Academic credentials in international development, business, law, political science, security, policy, journalism or communication
  • A demonstrated affiliation with or interest in issues of national and international peace and security
  • Demonstrated ability to work in both official languages of Canada, English and French
  • Solid team work skills

Description of Executive Director’s Role:

The Executive Director  serves on the  Board  in an ex officio capacity. Duties include  but  are not  limited to:

  • Implementation of the Corporation’s strategic direction and programs
  • General supervision of the day-to-day  affairs (this includes management of financials and the membership base, communication with members, external communications)
  • Ultimate responsibility for management of  the  website  and  social media  platforms
  • Ensure that for all activities  and partnerships,  the WIIS-Canada brand is visible and well
  • Strategic decision and events involving the WIIS-Canada brand must be submitted to the Board for
  • The ED will have other duties as the Board may specify.

Core topics of engagement and expertise:

  • Female leadership building
  • United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security
  • Sexual and gender-based violence
  • Canada’s role in the security and defence sector



WIIS-Canada will be accepting applications until October 9.

To apply, please submit resume and covering letter to the Interim Executive Director, Dr. Cassandra Steer: executivedirector@

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