Orbis JOB TITLE –  CEO, Orbis Canada
Job Description: The CEO of Orbis Canada is an entrepreneur, builder, and leader who will take the organization to new levels of fundraising success, transforming the Canadian office from $1 million in annual revenues to a larger charitable enterprise.  He or she will cultivate corporate and individual donors, government and foundation funding sources, and oversee fundraising events that raise both awareness and revenue for Orbis International.

The CEO is a hands-on leader, who gets things done, and achieves results in a small organization, while implementing a vision to grow the organization and its people to much higher levels of achievement.  He or she will be backed by a highly knowledgeable Chair, Board, and Orbis International expertise, but will be fully responsible for staffing and operations, and accountable for results.

• A university degree, preferably related to non-profit, business or public administration, and at least 10 years of progressive fundraising management experience, preferably with fundraising certification.
• Demonstrated success at increasing fundraising results and the ability to take the lead in cultivating and securing major gifts from individuals, foundations, corporations and government granting bodies.
• Entrepreneurial, creative approach and driven to help Orbis reach its worthy aspirations
• Savvy to social media trends and other innovative revenue generation methods.
• A skilled project manager, able to oversee and implement national fundraising programs effectively.
• A successful diplomat skilled at working with a board that is active as program and faculty volunteers, but growing in its involvement in fundraising.
• Direct experience with government funding processes
• Strong, articulate communicator who relates well with senior executives, board members, donors, and diverse cultures in North America and overseas.
• An instinctive relationship-builder who is personable, approachable team player to fellow Orbis staff worldwide.
• Adaptable to the needs of an ever-changing and fast-paced environment, rolling up sleeves and pitching in wherever necessary. Steady and unflappable and focussed on getting the job done.
• Ability to function with limited staff support, leverage Orbis International support, and an appreciation and understanding of the benefits and challenges of working within a multi-affiliate international organization.
• A valid passport and willingness to travel approximately 10% of the time. Travel is mainly within Canada, with periodic trips to the Orbis headquarters in New York City and with occasional travel overseas for field operations. Evening and weekend work will be necessary as appropriate.
• Demonstrated proficiency for computer and internet technology, including Microsoft Office and fundraising database software; experience with Raiser’s Edge software is highly desirable

Description of Organization: Orbis:  Making a difference you can see

Orbis believes in a world where no one is needlessly blind or visually impaired.  It helps build the skills and resources needed to deliver quality eye care across the world and ensure no one loses their sight simply because of where they were born.

An alliance between the medical and aviation industries founded Orbis in the 1970s to bring eye care training and medical aid to countries around the world.    With a fully equipped hospital onboard a jet liner, doctors in developing countries are trained in the latest ophthalmic techniques, including pediatric ophthalmology, saving the high costs of tuition, international travel and accommodations which act as a barrier to medical education.

From its Flying Eye Hospital created from a jetliner, to in-hospital training programs, fellowships, and online educational Cybersight, Orbis has provided medical training and care in 92 countries, and maintains 14 offices around the world to deliver programs and raise funds for its important work.

Permanent offices are run by local staff, who develop and implement an array of multi-year projects to improve the quality and accessibility of eye care to residents, particularly in rural areas and impoverished urban communities. Many of these programs focus on the treatment and prevention of childhood blindness, cataract, trachoma and corneal disease.  Other offices, such as Orbis Canada conduct fundraising to help keep these programs strong.

Based in Toronto, ORBIS Canada is the Canadian fundraising arm of ORBIS International. The goal of ORBIS Canada is to reduce blindness by collaborating with and supporting local institutions that have the same goals. The charity raises and contributes funds to ORBIS International to support its goal. ORBIS Canada raises funds through donations, corporate partnerships as well as special events such as the Pull for Sight, an event where teams attempt to pull a FedEx 757 jet as far as possible.

Contact Information: 4169772913

Website Link:  http://crawfordconnect.com/career-portal/index.html#/jobs/69

Deadline:  February 13, 2017

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Additional Information:
This search is being conducted on behalf of Orbis Canada by crawfordconnect, a search firm specializing in recruiting leaders and fundraisers 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.

For additional information, please reach out to Michelle Lalonde at michelle@crawfordconnect.com  or at 647.342.0201 or 1.866.647.5149.  We request all applications be submitted online only. For technical issues, please contact info@crawfordconnect.com.

To submit your resume, please visit:http://crawfordconnect.com/career-portal/index.html#/jobs/69. Select the ‘Apply’ button to upload your resume and cover letter (in one document) by February 13, 2017.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume and letter of interest in one document/attachment online only, in confidence. We thank all applicants for applying, however, only qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.