Office Closure

Please note the National Office of the Air Cadet League of Canada will be closed Monday, November 13.

IN MEMORIAM: COLIN COUSENS

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Colin Cousens. Colin was one of the Air Cadet League recipients of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002, recipient of the Bob McMeekin Award in 2006 and elected as Life Member of the Ontario Provincial Committee in 2013. Mr. Cousens was a model volunteer, exceptional police and CIC officer and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Work Opportunity

The Air Cadet League of Canada is hiring! We are looking for someone to join us as an Executive Director starting in October. Please see below for all the details.

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Executive Director     

Reference No: ED17-001

Position(s): FTE Indeterminate

Term:  Starting October 2017 (37.5/hrs/wk)

Job Summary:

The Executive Director (ED) supervises the day to day operations, finances, fundraising initiatives and administration of the League. The ED will serve as the Secretary of the Corporation (Officer) to ensure that all legal and business requirements are met. The Executive Director will maintain strategic links with aviation industry partners and ensure continued partnership with its stakeholders – in particular, the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces.

The successful candidate will be one who is an experienced, forward-thinking and practical leader with the skills to successfully implement a newly developed strategic plan. They are highly organized with a keen attention to detail.

NOTE: Please submit a cover letter and CV to aircadetleague.hr@gmail.com outlining your skills, qualifications, and the specific experiences that make you an ideal candidate. Indicate any experience as a cadet if applicable.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Day-to-day operational management of all aspects of the organization including:
    • Managing finances: budgeting, grant-writing, fiscal management, investments and reporting
    • Managing human resources and overseeing staff including recruiting/releasing, discipline, staff reviews, managing conflicts, maintaining a respectful environment
    • Managing organizational development: supporting the development of a strong Board of Governors; maintaining professional and collaborative board and committee relations
    • Implementing the strategic plan and connection with Mission, Vision and Values
    • Managing a communications plan for all stakeholders including members, volunteers, donors
    • Managing charitable compliance in accordance with the Canada Revenue Agency
    • Managing compliance in accordance with the Not for Profit Corporations Act
    • Managing office administration, awards, annual meetings and member services
  • Implementing fundraising/resource generation initiatives to ensure the League’s long-term sustainability
  • Managing insurance portfolios and organizational risk management
  • Developing, recommending, implementing League bylaws, policy and procedure
  • Managing governance relationships and relationships with provincial affiliates
  • Representing the organization with external stakeholders and developing relationships

Qualifications/Requirements include:

The successful applicant holds a College or University degree with five (5) years of management experience, preferably in youth or non-profit organizations.  The ability to work in both official languages is essential. Knowledge of the Cadet program, the general aviation and aerospace community, and the military are definite assets.

Job Location:

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Employment Status

Full time indeterminate

Application Deadline

2017-10-20

Classification

Negotiable

About the Air Cadet League of Canada (ACL)
The ACL is the non-profit charitable organization and civilian partner working with the Department of National Defence in the delivery of the cadet program to over 25,000 air cadets between the ages of 12 and 19. The ACL has a national office headquartered in Ottawa, 11 provincial and territorial committees, and over 450 local squadrons and are supported by over 6,000 dedicated volunteers.

How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to:
aircadetleague.hr@gmail.com

Only qualified individuals being considered will be contacted for an interview. Please state salary expectations in your cover letter. No phone calls please.

Work Opportunity

The Air Cadet League of Canada is hiring! We are looking for someone to join us as an Administrative Assistant starting in September. Please see below for all the details.

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Administrative Assistant     

Reference No: ADM17-005

Position(s): One (1) Part Time – Admin. Assistant (1 yr. contract)

Term:  Starting Sept 2017 (24/hrs/wk)

Job Summary:

The successful candidate will be one that is highly organized with a keen attention to detail and will provide general administrative support and assist with office logistics and organization, particularly in fundraising administration. Flexibility, adaptability, problem-solving, and sound communication skills are key qualities for this position.

NOTE: Please submit a cover letter and CV to aircadetleague.hr@gmail.com outlining your skills, qualifications, and the specific experiences that make you an ideal candidate. Indicate any experience as a cadet if applicable.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in daily administrative operations and fundraising administration.
  • Answer phone, handle correspondence, letter campaigns and assist other staff as required;
  • Data-input donor information, searches, mail merges, generate information from fundraising database;
  • Monitor action items for the management team and follow up to ensure completion;
  • Track, collate, and distribute documents for meetings, often working within tight timeframes;
  • Archive records; and administer the retention and destruction of records;
  • Draft documents for review, including correspondence, minutes, agendas, and reports;
  • Proofread text with detailed attention to grammar, punctuation, style, tone and consistency; and
  • Maintain an organized electronic/paper filing system with the ability to retrieve information and documents efficiently.
  • Completes all functions and tasks in compliance with Occupational Health and Safety Standards, League policies and procedures, and other relevant legislation.
  • Other duties and projects as required

Qualifications include:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience related to the position
  • Post-secondary education
  • Excellent customer service abilities
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal, in English and French
  • Experience using MSOffice, SUMAC (or equivalent fundraising tools), databases
  • Well organized, self-starter, independent
  • Possesses good judgment, professional, ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work in a team

Job Location
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 

Employment Status
Part-time 1-year contract

Application Deadline
2017-08-31

Classification
$18/hr 

About the Air Cadet League of Canada (ACL)
The ACL is the non-profit charitable organization and civilian partner working with the Department of National Defence in the delivery of the cadet program to over 25,000 air cadets between the ages of 12 and 19. The ACL has a national office headquartered in Ottawa, 11 provincial and territorial committees, and over 450 local squadrons and are supported by over 6,000 dedicated volunteers.

How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to:
aircadetleague.hr@gmail.com

Only qualified individuals being considered will be contacted for an interview. No phone calls please.

 

 

Civic Holiday

Please note the National Office of the Air Cadet League of Canada will be closed Monday, August 7 for the Civic Holiday.

Social Media When Traveling

For everyone who is traveling this summer, please find below a useful infographic on social media best practices.

 

Canada’s New Astronauts

Congratulations to both Dr. Jennifer Sidey and LCol Joshua Kutryk for being selected as Canada’s two new astronauts ! Both are extremely qualified and we wish them the best in all their future endeavors.
On a side note, LCol Joshua Kutryk used to be an air cadet and was part of 341 Mundare (Alberta) and 551 Whitehorse Lions (YT) squadrons.