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NVision Insight Group Inc. – Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer
Over the last twenty-five years, NVision Insight Group Inc. (NVision) has grown from a small group of friends working on a single project to become Canada’s only consulting firm with First Nations, Inuit, Métis and non-Indigenous shareholders and staff, and offices in Ottawa and Iqaluit. NVision Insight Group Inc. came to its current iteration in 2014 with the amalgamation of Stonecircle Consulting, Aarluk Consulting, and Consilium Consulting. NVision provides services in six key areas: planning, learning, policy development, communications, evaluation and review, and management support.
NVision’s Clients and Offices
Vision, Aspirations and Values
A Canada of empowered Indigenous communities.
- To provide support to Indigenous communities to create positive change
- To engage clients as full partners
- To provide professional consulting solutions that deliver innovative, comprehensive, high-quality products and services
- To work coast to coast to coast with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities and the organizations and governments that work with them
- To promote the growth of Indigenous capacity in the consulting sector
- To provide our employees and associates with a rewarding and stimulating working environment
- To be Canada’s leading Indigenous consulting firm
- A focus on client success
- Commitment to quality
- Partnership and collaboration
- Honesty and integrity
- Cultural awareness and sensitivity
- Respect for each other, for our clients, and for our profession
- Work-life balance and a supportive work environment
- Commitment to the recruitment, development, and advancement of Indigenous peoples 2
Relationships With Our Partners In The Community
It is NVision’s perspective that the best way to understand a person, a community, or a company is through the stories they tell. Here are some stories about NVision from their clients and partners:
Hal Timar of the Nunavut Economic Developers Association said: “Thanks yet again! Your team did (and are doing) a great job… I don’t think that it would ever have been this good, even with my comments, without them …and you can quote me on that!”
“Being provided the opportunity to work with these fine folks was one of the best decisions our organization made in respect to gaining a perspective into our own operations, challenges, and opportunities to grow” says Stan Kapashesit of Wakenagun Community Futures Development Corporation.
Canadian Bar Association says “The CBA is proud of its collaboration with NVision. Our partners in the company are incredibly flexible, responsive, and expert, and the quality of The Path is unmatched. The work we have done together represents a really important step forward in our reconciliation journey as we seek to know more and do better.”
Chief Dean Sayers of Batchewana First Nation says that “[NVision] went above and beyond to meet Batchewana’s unique organizational structure and geography and proposed a tremendous solution to meet our exponential growth as a First Nation.”
“In the television production business timelines are hectic, and we greatly appreciate the effort that [NVision] made to work around our busy production schedules”, said Vinnie Karetak, owner, and actor. “It’s not easy to start a company or to expand, but NVision’s help made it possible for us to focus on the things we do well.”
Martin Rukavina says that “[t]he expertise and professionalism of NVision Insight Group Inc. In working with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis partners and organizations ensured that they were well suited to act as a provincial project facilitator for a community-led mapping exercise in seven communities in Ontario. In everything they did, NVision worked from a place of cultural safety and humility”
Join us on our next big steps to creative positive change!
This is the opportunity to play an important role in NVision’s next stage of growth and development to better empower First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities throughout Canada. With offices in Ottawa and Iqaluit and a national team of associates and sub-contractors, the new CEO will support the evolution of NVision’s comprehensive range of high-quality consulting services across Canada. The CEO will be supported by a dynamic team that includes First Nation, Inuit, Métis, and non-Indigenous shareholders, staff, associates, and subcontractors.
Under the direction of the NVision Board and working closely with Directors and Managers, the CEO is responsible for implementing NVision’s strategic vision through planning, marketing, product and service development and sales, oversight of project management, and communications.
The CEO prepares the long-term strategic plan in collaboration with the Board and shareholders; prepares annual business plans for Board approval; and oversees the implementation, monitoring and adjustment of the business plan. The CEO oversees corporate governance and policy development, and leads business development, marketing, and communication, as well as company-wide project management oversight and coordination of all projects. The CEO also oversees administrative activities related to shareholding.
The CEO will support NVision’s collaborative and consensus-based culture while being grounded in First Nations, Inuit, and Métis community values. The role provides an opportunity to build and develop the NVision team—finding the right fit for new team members while connecting with our existing staff, associates, and subcontractors
Typical Duties and Responsibilities
- Facilitate development of a continuously evergreened five-year strategic planning process and related financial targets, in collaboration with Board, staff, associates, and shareholders.
- Initiate the annual business planning cycle and prepare a plan and schedule for annual business planning and budgeting.
- Participate on the Board Finance Committee
- Collaborate with and provide financial advice and analysis to the Finance Manager, in order to ensure the long-term financial viability of the organization.
- Collaborate with the Director of Administration and Human Resources on budgeting for capital, staffing, training, and operational costs.
- Fulfil the oversight function with respect to the position of Manager of Consulting Research and Products including regular meetings, collaboration and problem solving, and intervention and discipline as required.
- Develop, monitor and implement project management procedures and ensure all Project Managers (PMs) are aware of their responsibilities, are trained in the PM processes and tools and are supported in delivering profitable, high quality services to clients.
Marketing, and Product and Service Development
- Lead corporate marketing, product and service development and sales.
- Oversee the implementation of the corporation’s bylaws, and policies and procedures.
- Act as liaison between the Board, shareholders, staff, and external stakeholders.
- Report to the Board on the implementation and recommendations for the strategic plan and annual business plan.
- Report to the Board on financial and administrative results.
- Participate in interviews, selection and orientation of staff under CEO supervision (researchers, consultants, senior consultants).
- Provide input to the Director of Administration and Human Resources with respect to training plans for positions under CEO supervision.
- Oversee all communications, both internal and external.
- Lead external communications and support the Director of Administration and Human Resources on internal communications.
Education and Training
- A Masters’ level university degree or designation and/or relevant experience, (an MBA is an asset)
- Canadian Association of Management Consultants and/or related project/program management professional (PMP) designation/certification is an asset
Experience and Abilities
- Minimum 10 years’ experience as senior manager in management consulting organizations (private sector) with over $10 million in revenue
- Minimum 5 years’ experience successfully overseeing significant corporate growth, with associated product and service development and implementation.
- Minimum 5 years’ experience in a direct supervisory role of 15 or more staff and external resources
- Familiarity with Inuit and First Nations and/or Métis communities in Canada essential
- Willingness to complete NVision’s Indigenous Cultural Awareness course, as well as any additional equity and diversity training specified by the Board, within three months of hire.
- Thorough understanding and experience of strategic planning processes and their implementation
- Extensive knowledge and experience in project management and change management
- Knowledge of computer technologies and their application for communications activities and information management systems, including proficiency with various software, including the Windows Office suite of products
- Knowledge of contracts administration and contract law
- Understanding of the basic principles and practices of financial planning and management within small businesses
- Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
- Ability to design, lead, and motivate teams
- Ability to simultaneously oversee and complete multiple projects and initiatives
- Ability to mentor, train, and motivate staff
- Ability to work effectively in a cross-cultural environment
- Ability to monitor, evaluate and report on corporate results
- Ability to identify opportunities and challenges; ability to develop and implement actions that address opportunities and challenges
The Location – Ottawa, Ontario and Iqaluit, Nunavut
Located on the unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinabe Nation, the City of Ottawa is one of the top 20 cities in the world for quality of living, and the best place to live in Canada, according to Mercer and Money-Sense. It is the capital of Canada and is located four hours west of Toronto. It has a population of just under 1 million people, making it one of the largest cities in Canada. With a state -of-the -art National Arts Centre, over ten museums, and a multitude of historical buildings, Ottawa is the nucleus for art and culture within Canada.
The Ottawa-Gatineau region is home to five Algonquin Anishinabe Nation communities, serves as the center for one of the largest Inuit populations in the South, and is the heart of a thriving Métis community. From the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival to the annual celebration of Inuit Day to the Odawa Traditional Pow Wow, Indigenous peoples in Ottawa strongly represent our diverse and distinct cultures within and beyond the urban setting of the City.
During winter, the City also boasts the world’s largest outdoor skating rink, the Rideau Canal Skateway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which spans 7.8-kilometres and runs through the heart of downtown Ottawa. Across the bridge and fifteen minutes away is also one of Canada’s largest conservation parks, Gatineau Park, featuring unique plants and wildlife, beautiful heritage sites, and an array of trails and facilities for hiking and other outdoor activities.
Nestled at the northern end of Frobisher Bay on Qikiqtaaluk (Baffin Island), Iqaluit is the capital of Nunavut and the most connected eastern Arctic city in Canada. The community is dynamic and its residents, Iqalummiut, form a diverse population from all over Nunavut, elsewhere in Canada and beyond. Every day, Iqalummiut work together to build a better future to preserve Inuit culture, while adapting to the changes of the 21st century. Iqaluit is a young, innovative city steeped in deep-rooted Inuit culture that combines traditional Arctic life alongside the conveniences of a southern centre.
The community embraces the land, sea and ice at all times of the year. The landscape will become etched in your memory. Gentle rolling hills cradle Frobisher Bay and its clear, pristine waters. Cultural events occur throughout the year, in the Alianait Music and Arts Festival in summer and Toonik Time Festival in spring. In winter, the northern sky seems to stretch on for an eternity, hosting the aurora borealis—dazzling ribbons of colour dancing through the night.
For more details or to further explore this important strategic leadership opportunity, please contact:
|Robyn Hartley • Consultant||Brad Evoy • Consultant|
|Leaders International||Leaders International|
|201 Portage Avenue, 18th Floor||Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau St.|
|Winnipeg, MB||Suite 700, Ottawa, ON|
|R3B 3K6||K1N 8S7|
|Telephone: 204-471-6360||Telephone: 343-254-0256|
|[email protected]||[email protected]|
To apply, please submit a Cover Letter and Resume directly to Leaders International outlining your interest, qualifications, and experience. Preference will be given to candidates who self-identify as Indigenous.
To learn more about the NVision Insight Group, Inc., please visit http://www.nvisiongroup.ca
Leaders International specializes in the recruitment of Board of Directors, leadership succession and executive level positions. Our global network, Penrhyn International, is a world leader in the executive recruitment industry, with more than 47 offices in over 25 countries on 5 continents
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