Executive Director

Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE)
Applications Due: 
Fri, 06/14/2019


CAPE is a charitable organization, run by a Board composed primarily of physicians, that seeks to improve health by protecting the planet. While CAPE is a small organization, it can have substantial influence on public policies. Over the last four years, CAPE has gone through a transformation: it has updated it governance documents; reinvigorated its board; established four regional volunteer committees; redesigned its website and cultivated its presence on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram; developed several capacity building toolkits; and grown its staff from 2.5 to 5 staff. CAPE is currently splitting the existing Executive Director position into two separate positions: this new Executive Director position and a new Senior Director, Climate Health and Policy position, which will be assumed by the current Executive Director.

Job Description:

  • Develop and oversee strategic, operational and financial plans that meet objectives created in partnership with the Board
  • Manage the finances and operations for CAPE with support from a contracted bookkeeper Oversee and support the Communications Program led by a Communications Director
  • Oversee and support the Fundraising Program led by a full-time Fundraising Director
  • Oversee and support campaign staff - Senior Director, Climate Health and Policy, and Pesticides Director
  • Ensure strong communications between CAPE’s Board, staff and volunteer committees
  • Provide strategic and communications support to Board Members, active members and regional volunteer committees that are leading Board-approved campaigns where staff resources allow it.


We are looking for someone with related training and considerable experience:

  • managing the finances and operations of a non-profit or charitable organization
  • managing staff, a volunteer board, and volunteer members
  • preparing funding proposals
  • with government relations and strategic communications
  • working on environmental issues

Experience communicating health evidence and/or working with health care or public health professionals on campaigns would be an asset.

This person must be comfortable working with Word, PPT, Outlook, Excel. It would be helpful if she/he were comfortable with OneDrive or SharePoint and on-line financial systems as our books are now managed on-line.

Working Conditions:

  • Working 35 hours per week with some work and travel on evenings and weekends and flexible work times.
  • Living in the Toronto area is preferable but we are open to candidates who might work from a distance.