Job Posting – Executive Director

The Manitoba Canola Growers Association (MCGA), based in Winnipeg, is a provincial commodity association representing approximately 8,500 farmers who grow and market canola and its products.  Our mission is to maximize net income for canola farmers through sustainable production, with a strategic focus on research, market development, and member relations.

Currently we are seeking an:

Executive Director

If you are an energetic and dedicated professional, with a collaborative approach to leadership and significant communication and general management skills, we want to hear from you. As the Executive Director, your primary responsibilities will include:

  • providing vision and leadership, in conjunction with the Board of Directors, for the strategic direction of the MCGA on behalf of the members it represents;
  • accountability to the Board for the management, operations and administration of the MCGA;
  • managing and monitoring a voluntary check-off program with grower members and industry stakeholders;
  • clearly communicating the MCGA’s vision and programs to the membership stakeholders, farmers, industry, government and consumers;
  • providing direction on the development of research and market development programs that represent the interests of Manitoba canola growers at provincial and national levels, and;
  • providing a strong and informed voice to ensure the MCGA’s messages are heard and understood on policy issues affecting the canola sector in Canada and internationally.

Qualifications include:

  • post-secondary education in agriculture and / or business; MBA or Master’s degree in agriculture / or related disciplines considered an asset;
  • strong ability to translate a vision into action; proven experience in leading, developing and execution of strategic business and work plans;
  • proven experience leading and empowering professional staff to high performance;
  • strong administrative and financial management experience (budgeting, cost controls, reporting);
  • proven ability to work and communicate with a Board of Directors;
  • ability to develop and maintain relationships with farmers; experience with farmer organizations and member relations a significant asset;
  • strong agronomic knowledge / awareness of market development, research and innovation environment is an asset;
  • significant collaborator and team player; able to facilitate and share ideas;
  • credibility, integrity and good judgement; and,
  • ability to travel domestically.

Salary commensurate with experience, qualifications and ability.

Applications must be received by April 24th, 2017.

Apply, with resume, to email:

Scott Wolfe Management Inc., 5315 Portage Avenue,

Headingley, Manitoba, Canada R4H 1J9