Executive Director

  • EMO Workforce Planning & Development Board
  • Unit 3 647 Wilton Grove Rd, London, ON, Canada
  • Jan 13, 2022

Job Description

  • Creates and implements an annual business plan as submitted to the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development and ensures full reporting compliance absolutely meeting funder deadlines. 
  • Develops and maintains sound financial practices to ensure the accuracy, integrity and timeliness of all financial accounting and reporting to the Board and Ministry funders. 
  • Works with the Board of Directors for annual budget preparation and updates ensuring adequate funds are available for the organization to carry out its mandate.
  • Ensures WPDB produces an annual balanced year end budget and possibly generates modest annual surpluses to enable strategic growth. 
  • Writes business plans and proposals for grants and funding consistent with the mission of the organization.
  • Provides strategic and operational leadership for the organization.
  • Maintains and strengthens existing community and industry relationships. Forges new partnerships with community stakeholders and works cooperatively with other regional and provincial Workforce Planning Boards.  
  • Oversees all aspects of WPDB’s human resources including hiring, supervision and performance management for staff, consultants or contractors engaged by or working with WPDB. Ensures compliance to minimum standards in accordance with all government legislation, regulations, and guidelines pertinent to the organization’s role as an employer and not-for-profit agency. 
  • Supports the Board of Directors as a non-voting participant.  Ensures effective governance through; maintaining and recording statutory compliance; and compliance with Bylaws and Board approved policies.  Attends all Board Meetings.  Supports the Board and Chairs with Board member Recruitment and Succession Planning.
  • Meets with and maintains key partnerships with City and County officials, representatives of education services, employment services, community services, local businesses, and business associations, labour associations, etc. Attends meetings where opportunities present to influence and support employment initiatives in the local community. 
  • Manages WPDB’s community and business profile and ensures protection and enhancement of the brand within the industry, the community and with the media, by attending events and developing strategic partnerships and relationships. 
  • Works within the broader community and industry in a professional, responsible and ethical manner to be the spokesperson for the organization, acting to enhance and expand the professional reputation of WPDB.  
  • Manages internal and external communications, with Board input and approval as required. 
  • Participates and represents WPDB within the local, provincial and national network of not-for-profit employment organizations including attending conferences and providing necessary feedback to Board. 


 Real world working experience with evidence of an ability to meet deadlines, take responsibility and work independently.  A bachelor’s degree or equivalent with extensive relevant experience.
 Three to five years of management experience. 
   Knowledge of labour market dynamics and policy.  Strong knowledge of the local community and community organizations.
 Strong organizational and financial abilities for project management.
 Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to interface and engage diverse groups.
 Proficient computer and internet skills including Microsoft 365, Accounting software, and cloud-based technologies.  The ability to work in English and French is considered an asset.