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Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) is a national Indigenous, non-partisan association. Our mission is to promote, strengthen and enhance a prosperous Indigenous economy through the fostering of business relationships, opportunities, and awareness.

CCAB is seeking a dynamic and experienced Chief Operating Officer (COO) to play a pivotal role in our organization’s leadership team. Reporting directly to the President & CEO, the COO will be responsible for overseeing CCAB’s day-to-day operations and ensuring that the organization achieves its strategic objectives. This is a unique opportunity to make a significant impact on Indigenous business development in Canada.

Key Responsibilities

Strategic Leadership: Collaborate with the President & CEO and the Board of Directors to develop and implement CCAB’s strategic plan, ensuring alignment with the organization’s mission and vision.

Operational Oversight: Provide leadership and direction to the various operational departments within CCAB, including finance, administration, and human resources.

Financial Management: Manage CCAB’s financial resources, including budgeting, forecasting, and financial reporting, to ensure the organization’s financial health and sustainability.

Engagement: Build and maintain strong relationships with CCAB’s diverse members, allies, and clients, including Indigenous communities, businesses, government partners, and corporate sponsors.

Team Development: Mentor and lead a high-performing team, fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and excellence.

Risk Management: Identify and mitigate operational risks to ensure CCAB’s programs and initiatives are delivered effectively and efficiently.

Advocacy and Representation: Act as a key representative of CCAB, participating in relevant industry events and advocating for Indigenous business interests.

Education and Experience

  • A Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Extensive senior leadership experience, including at least 5 years in a COO or equivalent role.
  • Strong understanding of Indigenous business and economic development in Canada.
  • Strong understanding of financial policies and procedures.
  • Exceptional strategic planning and organizational skills.
  • Proven track record of financial management and budget oversight.
  • Sound understanding of risk management.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • 5+ years of experience in an Indigenous work environment, or with Indigenous communities required.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships.
  • Commitment to CCAB’s mission and values.
  • Excellent judgment and discretion in handling sensitive data and confidential information.

Considered an Asset

  • Familiarity with Indigenous business and relations
  • Demonstrated experience working in inclusive environments
  • Working in a member-based organization
  • Bilingual (English and French)

 How to apply:

Submit your resume and cover letter to hr@ccab.com  via email, with COO in the subject line. No phone calls or agencies. We encourage applications from First Nations, Métis and Inuit candidates.

Position Type: This is a full-time position. Location is anywhere in Canada, with hours from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

We would like to thank all applicants who applied for this opportunity; however, you will only be contacted if your candidacy is being considered. CCAB is committed to an inclusive and accessible recruitment selection process. If you are invited to attend an interview and require an accommodation, please advise us in advance of our meeting.

For more information about Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, visit: www.ccab.com