Canadian Centre on Disability Studies seeking Executive Director

The Canadian Centre on Disability Studies (CCDS) is a consumer-directed, university-affiliated centre dedicated to research, education and information dissemination on disability issues. Through our activities we promote full and equal participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of society. For more information on CCDS, please visit

CCDS invites applications for the position of Executive Director, to begin November 1, 2013, or as soon thereafter as possible. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for providing dynamic leadership to further the mission of the organization through the effective management of a skilled and dedicated interdisciplinary team, the development of sound and effective partnerships with universities, governments, the disability community and the private sector, and contributing to and building financial sustainability. The proposed salary range will be $65,000 to $85,000, commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

The successful candidate will have a graduate degree in disability studies or another relevant discipline, experience in developing and conducting research and/or non-research projects, excellent communication and facilitation skills, and management experience in a small to medium non-profit organization. The position will appeal to an individual who has a deep commitment to creating a more inclusive society for all, including persons with disabilities, who has demonstrated experience in developing meaningful community engagement for partners and others, and who is comfortable working with diverse groups and communities. The ability to communicate in French would be an asset. Though based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the organization (and thus, the position of Executive Director) has national and international dimensions as well.

CCDS is an inclusive work environment, and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals. CCDS values diversity and employment equity Please submit your application in writing and electronically, including a curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three referees to (electronic applications preferred):

Darcy MacPherson
Canadian Centre on Disability Studies
Room 305J,
Robson Hall
224 Dysart Road,
Winnipeg, Manitoba,
R3T 2N2

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by September 16, 2013. The search will continue until the position is filled.