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Current Job Postings:

  1. Hamilton Burlington SPCA
  2. Manager, Community Development – Kitchener Public Library


Job Title: Chief Executive Officer

The HBSPCA is seeking a change leader, working with others to make Hamilton a humane community for all living things, and the best place to raise a pet.  If you want to make a difference, can leverage partnerships for change, and help to support and develop the animal human bond, please consider this opportunity.

Reporting to a Board of Directors the President & Chief Executive Officer facilitates and provides strategic leadership on matters relating to program development and the promotion of animal welfare, including those concerning animal care and cruelty investigations. The President & CEO is responsible for the management of the organization and all its components.


  • A builder with a minimum of seven (7) years of experience in progressively senior leadership positions in a like-sized nonprofit
  • Strong board governance experience reporting to a volunteer Board of Directors (minimum 3 – 5 years)
  • A proven track record in organizational leadership managing a team of staff and volunteer leaders
  • A good understanding of philanthropy and experience in building diversified strategic fundraising programs
  • Experience working with isolated and marginalized community members/social service organizations
  • Strong record of managing a budget and reporting on the results
  • Experience working with all levels of government officials and media


  • Demonstrated business and financial acumen
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Knowledge/capacity in the area of philanthropy & fundraising
  • Demonstrated skills in strategic thinking and strategic planning
  • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to speak well in public forums
  • Experience in advocacy
  • An understanding of the role of animals as related to the wellbeing of humans
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and network with key stakeholders
  • Problem solving, innovation, and vision for emerging opportunities


  • Inspirational leadership
  • Development of others
  • Customer service orientation
  • Strategic relationship management
  • Strategic thinking
  • Results orientation
  • Managing change
  • Demonstrating ethics and integrity
  • Demonstrating openness and leading new ideas and innovative thinking.


  • Demonstrated passion for animals and experience working in animal welfare


  • BA or higher in an area of study applicable to the role or a combination of education and experience in the field

This search is being conducted on behalf of the HBSPCA by crawfordconnect, a search firm specializing in recruiting leaders for Canada’s non-profit sector. If someone you know may be interested in this position, please feel free to forward this document – we would be pleased to connect with them.

The rescue, rehab and rehoming of animals at risk has shaped HBSPCA service to community for 100 years. Today, the HBSPCA’s commitment to healthy, safe and wanted animals is guiding our role now and in the future.  As a leader in the changing field of animal welfare, you will advance partner programs that keep people and pets together and engage the future stewards of a humane community. You will guide the organization through accreditation and ensure staff and volunteers are equipped for changing roles and responsibilities in the face of new needs.  You will join with longstanding partners at the national, provincial and local levels advancing animal welfare policy, defining and embracing best practices, and speaking for those who have no voice. In partnership with the Board of Directors, you will be a prime mover of a building campaign for an animal welfare and learning centre serving Hamilton and area.

For more information contact Liz Latimer Liz@crawfordconnect.com

Website Link:  https://crawfordconnect.com/for-candidates/job-openings/

Deadline:  September 21, 2020


Manager, Community Development

Full-time Permanent (Kitchener)

Kitchener Public Library welcomes our community to engaging spaces where people connect, ideas flourish, and lives are transformed. Our goals are to work together, foster belonging, ignite community conversation and provide bold leadership. In this dynamic career opportunity as Community Development Manager you, too, can make a difference in enriching the quality of life in our community.

As a creative, out-of-the-box thinker, you will be responsible for overseeing the library’s philanthropic development activities and accountable for fundraising and community stewardship. You will also oversee Heffner Studio live events, audio production and digital literacy.

Our ideal candidate is a passionate story teller and a proven community connector/influencer with existing relationships in Kitchener and Waterloo Region. You have a record of accomplishment in grant applications and awards ($200,000 – $500,000 annual range), a thorough knowledge and understanding of fundraising principles including sponsorships, donor recognition and planned giving and the ability to make presentations to large groups and to speak publicly through various forms of media. You successfully build and sustain positive relationships with volunteers, donors, the media and key contacts in the community.

The successful candidate possesses a degree in communications, arts administration, public relations and/or fund development or a related discipline. Three to five years’ experience is required, with a minimum of three years as a supervisor. Your experience will demonstrate success in the areas of fundraising, public relations and the delivery of arts and culture services. The position also requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to set goals, establish priorities, think creatively, implement new ideas and manage change.

For a full description of responsibilities, go to www.kpl.org/jobs.

Posting open until filled. Review of applications begins Monday, August 31, 2020.

Please quote Manager, Community Development in the subject line.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward a cover letter and résumé to

Senior Manager Human Resources, Kitchener Public Library

85 Queen Street North, Kitchener ON  N2H 2H1

Email: resumes@kpl.org

Fax: 519-743-1261  TTY: 1-877-614-4832

Salary range $80,167 – $92,980

No telephone calls please.

Kitchener Public Library is committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace where our behaviours And actions reflect our values of trust, mutual respect and dignity for all individuals.

Accommodations are available upon request for applicants with a disability. Please contact Human Resources Staff by phone 519-743-0271 ext. 239 or TTY 1-877-614-4832, or by email at hr@kpl.org.

We thank all applicants in advance and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. A police information check may be required as a condition of employment depending on the nature of the position. We will retain your application for a period of six months. Personal information on your résumé is collected under the authority of the Public Libraries Act, R.S.O. 1990 and will be used to determine eligibility for employment. For questions, please contact the Human Resources Department.


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