Executive Director - WFSJ

Recruiter: World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ)
Post: Executive Director
Location: Montreal (QC), Canada
Sector: International non-profit organization
Language: English fluency required. Practical knowledge of French preferred
Content: Full time (37.5h/week)
Salary: According to experience
Deadline: Friday 25 May 2018

The World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) is an international federation of 59 national associations of science and technology journalists from Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe; and two associate member organizations. It is a non-profit organization and the leading actor in making science journalism a strong contributor for better informed and democratic societies.

The WFSJ is recruiting an experienced and dynamic Executive Director (ED) to provide leadership at the Federation’s headquarters based in Montreal. The Executive Director is responsible for the vision, leadership, fundraising and management of WFSJ operations. The ED is expected to ensure healthy management and resource development as well as maintain the mobilization level of the WFSJ team.

With the collaboration of the board of directors, the ED is in charge of implementing the strategic plan as well as develop innovative fundraising programs. The ED maintains the global reach of the WFSJ network and oversees major international projects.

We are looking for an exceptional individual who will develop and implement a comprehensive vision of the role of science journalism in societies around the world. Candidates should be world-class managers with experience in journalism or communication, with interest and enthusiasm about science, technology, environment and medicine. The ED must show strategic leadership, ensure organizational effectiveness and effective finance management (budgeting, management and growth of resources), in order to maintain the long-term sustainability of the Federation.

A successful candidate will present a strong set of practical ideas and skills to ensure program excellence, revenue diversification, good connection with membership, as well as an effective communication strategy for the Federation.


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