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Executive Director

Dalton Cloutier Inc. (“DCI”)

Job Description


Dalton Cloutier Inc. (“DCI”) is seeking an Executive Director for one of their clients, the Canadian Public Relations Society (“CPRS”). We’re looking for an innovative self-starter who has experience managing member-driven organizations and has a proven track record in developing successful campaigns to increase recruitment, retention and non-dues revenues, as well as realizing operational efficiencies.  

Job Description
The Executive Director is the chief staff executive and signing officer of the Society with the responsibility for its day-to-day operations and growth for the clients. As a permanent staff person of DCI, the Executive Director provides advice and counsel to support the CPRS Board of Directors and the Society’s Strategic Plan as well as provides continuity and corporate memory for the incoming CPRS Board of Directors. The Executive Director's role is to propose policy direction and business development initiatives to the Board or its designate (e.g. Councils, Committees) and, in partnership with the elected and appointed leadership of the Society, achieve the goals and further the mission of the Society.

Work Environment
Dalton Cloutier Inc. (DCI) is a fast-paced association management company. DCI has a staff of six (6) employees and currently provides management services to the Canadian Public Relations Society and the Canadian Carwash Association. DCI offers its clients an array of services including administrative support, membership support, event management, communications, website management and marketing services. Membership drives and membership research is ongoing.

Functions and Objectives

Under the authority of the Society's by-laws and the policies of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director shall:

a. direct and execute all activities of the Society either directly or through delegated authority;

b. provide leadership in these and other areas: the creation of strategic and tactical objectives; revenue generation; development of goals and performance measurements against those goals ; organizational development; liaison to the public, government, affiliated organizations, and other stakeholders; member services and member development; the development of the Society's staff.

Strategic Relations and Business Development

  • Provides leadership in the development of the Society’s statements of vision, mission, and goals, and the corresponding strategies, plans, and budgets to achieve them;
  • Ensures the development of priority plans, performance measurements, management controls, and critical success factors;
  • Develops and provides appropriate policy recommendations for consideration by the CPRS Board;
  • Presents an Executive Director's report to all Board meetings;
  • Develops and maintains an effective staff organization which provides appropriate policy and program recommendations for consideration by the Board and its committees, and which delivers services, programs and information beneficial to the members;
  • Identifies, documents, and articulates the needs of members to local Societies, committees, and other forums which exist to serve member needs;
  • Promotes collaboration with and among the Society’s local Societies to address the needs of members and the mission and goals of the Society;
  • Acts as secondary spokesperson for the Society if President is unavailable;
  • Serves as secondary ambassador for the Society to relevant organizations in Canada and internationally (PRSA, Global Alliance, CIPR, and IABC)
  • Manages staffing requirements as well as business priorities and objectives within the context of CPRS’ strategic plan;
  • Maintains the necessary contacts to keep abreast of emerging issues of significance to the Society
  • Conducts Issues Management
Reporting Structure:

The Executive Director is:
  • An officer of CPRS, without vote
  • A non-voting member of the CPRS Board and all Committees, Councils, Task Forces, and other member forums appointed or established by, and accountable to, the Board of Directors
  • Accountable to the CPRS Board of Directors, and reports to the Partners of DCI.


  • Bilingual in French and English is a strong asset;
  • Proven track record in developing successful campaigns to grow membership (recruitment and retention), to increase non-dues revenues, and to realize cost efficiencies;
  • CAE designation is a strong asset;
  • Knowledge of the PR and Communications Management Industry.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in a related senior leadership capacity;
  • Undergraduate degree in related discipline, or equivalent;
  • Proven abilities related to strategic and operational planning, implementation and evaluation of priorities, including: significant achievements, tangible results and risk management;
  • Accomplishments in member services notably events and trade shows; publications; education; marketing and public relations; web-based marketing and service delivery; advocacy and government relations;
  • Budget management; time management and project management expertise;
  • Demonstrates knowledge and commitment to sponsorship, communications and marketing;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, with a demonstrated collaborative approach;
  • Ability to travel.

How To Apply

Please e-mail your resume to Kiki Cloutier, Partner, Dalton Cloutier Inc. (DCI) at 
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Contact For This Position
Kiki Cloutier
Dalton Cloutier Inc.
783 Annette Street
Toronto ON M6S2E4

Telephone: 416-239-7546 ext. 224

Company Website: View
Job Location
Toronto ON
Job Level & Type
Senior Level
Full Time Permanent Staff Position
Listing To Be Posted Until
February 01, 2019
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