Career Opportunity: President & Chief Executive Officer



Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada enables life-changing mentorship relationships to ignite the power and potential of young people. Comprised of over 95 member agencies serving more than 1,100 communities across Canada, in 2021 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada helped 24,000 young people access the transformative benefits of mentoring relationships with caring, trained volunteers. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada’s national organization provides services and programs to membership agencies to assist them in their work with parents, caregivers, school communities, mentees and volunteers. The National Office is a registered Canadian charity and is accredited through the Imagine Canada Strong Charities Standards Program.

It is within this context that Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada (“BBBS”) welcomes applications and nominations for the appointment of its President & Chief Executive Officer (“President & CEO”).

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President & CEO provides strategic leadership and management of the National Office to ensure BBBS’s successful short- and long-term operations via executive leadership and organizational management, board governance, fundraising, financial management, agency and community service, and external relations and communications – including advocacy with government stakeholders. The President & CEO motivates and mentors a team with the goal of strategically growing the organization’s impact, programs, and fundraising to effectively fulfill its important mission. The President & CEO champions and embeds diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), and reconciliation and indigenization, into all aspects of the organization, and will continue to create and support a culture that encourages collaboration between staff, agencies and other partners. The President & CEO will also lead the Federation in transformational change through its Theory of Change mandate, and co-lead the development of its next strategic plan with board and federation members. The President & CEO ensures regular and ongoing communication with the Board, communicating effectively by providing members with all information necessary to make informed decisions in a timely and accurate manner. The President & CEO represents the organization and serves as chief spokesperson at events, conferences, agency and partnership meetings, and presents and promotes the organization. The President & CEO also ensures the organization is recognized as experts in children’s social services to ensure the BBBS addresses and responds to emerging issues.

As the ideal candidate, you bring progressive experience in senior leadership roles from a national organization of similar size and complexity; experience from a non-profit organization, a registered charity, or from within a federation structure, are all considered strong assets. As the next President & CEO of BBBS, you are adept at leading distributed teams, and have the required skill to manage complex multi-dynamic relationships with all of BBBS’s agencies. As a leader, you empower high performance, mission-driven, and results-oriented teams. Your communications skills are excellent, and you are at ease with public speaking. As a national organization, proficiency in English is required, and bilingualism in French and English is highly desirable. Your executive skills are well developed and include financial and budgetary expertise, knowledge of governance best practices, experience growing an organization in a transformative yet holistic manner, and conflict resolution skills. Candidates must hold a bachelor’s from a recognized university, and a masters level degree, is highly desirable.

To learn more about this impactful leadership opportunity with Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith ( and/or Sam Walton ( and visit our website:

Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including, but not limited to women, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and persons of all sexual orientations and/or gender identities. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada and Griffith Group are committed to an inclusive, accessible and welcoming hiring process that provides reasonable accommodation to all applicants. Please advise Jane Griffith ( should you require any accommodation to participate in the recruitment and/or assessment processes.