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Renfrew County CFDC: Executive Director

Application Deadline: Expressions of interest with detailed resume should be submitted by March 31, 2022.

Position: Executive Director

Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation
Location: Renfrew, Ontario
Posted: February 24th 2022
Salary: $80,00-$115,000 per annum


The Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation (RCCFDC) is focused on creating opportunities for entrepreneurs and pursuing economic growth in Renfrew County.   We, along with 60 other similar organizations in rural Ontario, receive operational funding from the Government of Canada through FedDev or FedNor Ontario. Our approach is simple- we take a grass-roots approach to create local solutions and invest in local entrepreneurs and community initiatives that fit the challenges of our local economy. We are a provincially-incorporated non-profit organization, governed by a local volunteer board of directors. You can see more of our services on our website.

Our organization is located in the heart of the Ottawa Valley, an oasis of environmental natural beauty. We are on the doorstep to Ottawa with all the urban benefits that our nation’s capital offers.

Our current Executive Director will be retiring shortly and we are recruiting our next visionary leader to step into this role. This is a full-time position.

The Executive Director will build on the organization's legacy and continue to achieve significant growth in our business community. We are looking for someone who will help us define and deliver a new set of footprints for our organization, our entrepreneurs and our communities. We are recruiting someone with strong leadership, strategy, business acumen, community development experience and engagement skills.

The Role

The RCCFDC team is passionate about supporting the future of Renfrew County through fostering a healthy and vibrant entrepreneurial and supportive business culture. As our new Executive Director, you will lead, inspire, enable and empower the organization to face the evolving challenges confronting our current businesses and entrepreneurs.

Whether you are partnering with community members, business leaders, budding entrepreneurs, politicians, or partner agencies, you are the voice of our organization’s integrity and commitment. You are an innovator and a champion of change. You are confident with technology and investment fund management and you are able to build bridges across multiple business support opportunities.

In collaboration with the board or directors, you will lead our team in its strategic direction, program development and implementation. As our leader, you will stay current with the latest thinking and promote and model an organizational culture that fosters teamwork, collaboration, courage, transparency and healthy growth.

If you are a visionary professional who is able to view the world through an entrepreneurial lens, we welcome your application. We want you to recognize and interpret the big picture –  inside and outside the organization – and be a leader in achieving those same visions.


  • Advanced degree in finance or business
  • An entrepreneurial mindset
  • A minimum of five years of senior leadership experience
  • Demonstrated financial, investment fund management and business competence through significant years of experience in one or more related fields
  • Experience in preparing and overseeing budgets and assessing investment opportunities to support business development and economic growth.
  • Solid relationship and interpersonal skills related to board of directors, employees, organization partners and the general public
  • Bilingual (French and English) competency is highly desirable


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