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Chief Executive Officer | Commissionaires Northern Alberta Division

The Organization

The Canadian Corps of Commissionaires (Northern Alberta), a not for profit organization, is part of Canada’s largest, best-trained and most experienced security services provider.  They operate one of North America’s most technically advanced security systems. The Commissionaires have a long history of service, dedication, and professionalism, with origins dating back to 1859 in the UK, 1925 in Canada, and 1939 in Alberta.  The Commissionaires were formed to provide meaningful employment to veterans who had retired from military service, and they continue that function with their strong partnership with the Canadian Armed Forces as well as with the RCMP. Additionally, in order to serve the growing demand for exceptional personal and security services, the Commissionaires now hire civilians whose work ethic and values match those of the organization.

For further information about Commissionaires Northern Alberta Division, please visit their website at


The Opportunity

Reports to:Board of Directors
Direct Reports:4
Indirect Reports:40
Location:Edmonton, Alberta



Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer is tasked with the oversight and management of the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires’ Northern Alberta Division. The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the development and implementation of long-term goals and objectives and capital allocation. Moreover, the Chief Executive Officer will set the organization’s cultural tone through team-building and motivating employees at all levels to contribute to the mission of employing veterans.


Key Accountabilities

The position will include the following responsibilities:

People Leadership

  • Provide leadership and mentorship to direct reports and measure outcomes by establishing, implementing, and monitoring goals and metrics;
  • Motivate a team of leaders who are committed to the vision of the Commissionaires, and empower them to think entrepreneurially and work collaboratively in support of the mission;
  • Continue the emphasis on alignment of vision to achieve organizational success;
  • Serve as a resource person to staff, stakeholders, and Committees; and
  • Champion a culture of internal excellence that promotes equity, respect, dignity, fairness and inclusion.


  • Maintain open, transparent, and timely communication with the Board;
  • Serve as the interface between the Board of Directors and Commissionaires, to support and conduct the administration for the Board;
  • Make recommendations to the Board regarding policies, organizational structure and general supervision of the organization, and implement such policies and objectives;
  • Identify and provide information on issues and opportunities that may be relevant to the Board;
  • Serve as a resource to the Board, especially to the Chair of the Board;
  • Support and enable the effectiveness of the Board by actioning directives/decisions made at the Board level;
  • Report regularly to the Board on strategic plan execution, financial performance, and risk management; and
  • Provide the Board with information on trends within the security industry to maintain an edge over business competitors.

Financial Oversight

  • Review detailed monthly financial reports, and ensure accountability of funds;
  • Ensure that annual audits are completed and that the financial policies determined by the Board are adhered to by staff;
  • Act as a signatory for all outbound cheques and contracts;
  • Ensure that provincial Labour standards and other guidelines are followed by staff;
  • Assess the division’s compensation policies and, when needed, adjust compensation to retain organizational talent; and
  • Ensure accounts payable and receivable are auctioned in a timely fashion.

Strategic Leadership

  • Continually encourage and motivate the Commissionaires’ staff and Board to rally behind the mission of providing meaningful employment for veterans;
  • Research and provide opportunities for diversification of organizational services to support continual innovation and growth;
  • Establish the organization’s priorities and allocate resources accordingly, after consultation with and approval by the Board;
  • Engage with the board in annual and long-term strategic planning with responsibility for the implementation of long-range objectives; and
  • Communicate and build understanding of the vision, mission, and key goals among employees, stakeholders, and the community at large.

Community and Stakeholder Relations

  • Attend events as a representative of Commissionaires and speak on the breadth of services that Commissionaires provides;
  • Maintain an active presence in the community through the use of social media, participation in professional networking events, and partnership with other relevant organizations;
  • Actively participate as a member of the National Business Management Committee;
  • Collaborate with regional and national communications initiatives to promote the Commissionaires’ mission; and
  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with military and police organizations to advance the organization’s mission.


First Year Deliverables / Measures of Success

Success in the first year will be determined by the candidate’s ability to:

  • Develop an understanding of the organization through stakeholder engagement.
  • Thoughtfully integrate into the organization by building key relationships based on trust with the staff, Board, and external stakeholders.
  • In collaboration with leadership and the Board, identify opportunities to influence the strategic and operational plans for the following year.


Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will have the following:


  • A formal education in business or another related field is considered an asset.
  • A balance of formal education and experience will be considered.


  • A minimum of fifteen years of progressively responsible experience in a senior leadership position in an organization of similar complexity;
  • Previous experience in military or policing is preferred;
  • Understanding and experience of working with a governance board;
  • Understanding and experience in effectively navigating complex stakeholder relations in the not for profit community;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of financial management, and ongoing trends for employing veterans;
  • A leader with proven ability to work with and influence groups and associations toward achievement of a common goal;
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in the development and implementation of an integrated approach to strategic planning, performance measurement and management, business planning and budgeting; and
  • Demonstrated commitment to diverse and inclusive work environments.

Competencies and Attributes:

  • Excellent business and political acumen.
  • Ability to develop and foster meaningful relationships and networks.
  • Demonstrates entrepreneurial and innovate thinking, taking risks as required to better the organization.
  • Ability to articulate and use a vision of excellence.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of financial best practices, planning, evaluation and governance.
  • Comfortable with relating to political representatives or high-profile business leaders in an official capacity or at informal gatherings.
  • Possesses superior interpersonal skills with the capacity to make formal, persuasive presentations to the Boards, community groups, government agencies and persons of influence from all segments of the community.
  • Possesses strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Maintains open, consistent two-way communication with all stakeholders to keep the vision alive.
  • Motivated to achieve goals while maintaining a focus on client satisfaction.
  • Action oriented and innovative with an ability to translate broad goals into achievable action plans.
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate and solve problems while being poised to take advantage of opportunities.
  • Conveys and promotes a professional positive image and attitude regarding the organization.
  • Focuses on and anticipates community needs; responsive to community issues.
  • Learns from and is respectful of others.
  • Sees potential future states and takes the “big picture” issues into account.
  • Can balance process and outcome orientation to ensure results are achieved.
  • Open and honest in dealing with others.
  • Candid, sincere, and possesses great integrity.


The Compensation

An excellent compensation package awaits the successful candidate.

How to Apply:

Please send your resume in Word or PDF format to: Copy and Paste the following job title and code and place it in the subject line of your email so we can identify the job and confirm receipt of your application:
APDD-427364 Chief Executive Officer | Commissionaires Northern Alberta Division - AB - Edmonton and Area (OTIAPPLY)

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