Job Posting

POSITION: Chief Executive Officer

SALARY: $125,000.00-$150,000.00 per year


  • Extended health care


  • French not required


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends as needed

WORK LOCATION: Hybrid remote in Nanaimo, BC V9R 0H1



Reporting to the Board of Directors, the CEO manages the business affairs, including all administrative and operational aspects, of the Island Corridor Foundation. These responsibilities include but are not limited to, all financial and operational matters, land use, property leases, utility leases, the expansion of freight and passenger rail use, and the development of trails and public use space along the corridor. The CEO works to achieve the strategic goals of the ICF as established by the Board of Directors.

Please submit your resume and any supporting documents and reference letters using the button link at the bottom of this posting or email directly to:


The CEO works closely with the Board of Directors, First Nations, Regional Districts, Municipalities, Provincial government, Southern Rail, the public, and the media. The CEO also maintains a positive team-based and collaborative relationship with staff, service providers, stakeholders, and volunteer organizations.

The ICF is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, parental status, disability status, or any other status protected by local law.


  • Manage all day-to-day functions of the ICF, including financial oversight, operations, legal affairs, public engagement, and stakeholder relationships
  • Work with and communicate effectively with the Board and provide timely and accurate information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions
  • Work with the Board and staff to develop and implement the strategic plan of the organization
  • Maintain a positive image of the ICF by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic, and private organizations
  • Organize, prepare, and present comprehensive documentation for all board meetings
    Arrange and manage the Annual General Meeting of the organization
  • Develop and publish various organizational documents including minutes of all board meetings, AGM minutes, and annual financial reports
  • Develop and implement communications plans, including keeping the ICF website current with information necessary for public awareness
  • Develop policies, template agreements, leases, and licenses for Board approval, as required
  • Develop and maintain a three-year strategic financial plan to support the ongoing operation of the ICF
  • Work closely with the rail operator to maintain a healthy and beneficial business relationship
  • Negotiate and manage agreements as approved by the Board
  • Communicate regularly with the Co-Chairs to ensure they are up to date on the affairs of the organization
  • Hire and supervise staff and contractors, and maintain a supportive and professional culture
  • Develop a comprehensive public involvement strategy to secure federal, provincial, and private sector support and funding for corridor infrastructure
  • Ensure the financial and other assets of the ICF are safeguarded and optimized; ensure the integrity of the organization’s internal controls and management systems
  • Support First Nation members and Regional Districts with their specific interests in the future and uses of the corridor
  • Establish and support working committees as appropriate and as directed by the Board
  • Encourage and assist stakeholders who are developing trails and other approved facilities through the corridor
  • Ensure the restored Heritage Stations are properly maintained and work to source funding and find partners to restore and maintain the stations


  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and to lead a staff to achieve business goals while adhering to values-based leadership principles
  • Working knowledge and understanding of financial statements and budget oversight
  • Clear understanding of business principles and demonstrated ability to effectively manage according to those principles
  • Experience and working knowledge of government administrative and planning functions
  • Experience working with legal contracts and managing the legal affairs of the organization
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain strong relationships with multiple and diverse stakeholders


  • Bachelor of Commerce, Public Admin. – MBA preferred
  • Proven track record in operations, finance, and strategic management.
  • Strong fiscal management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting.
  • Successful record of working with First Nation governments and multiple stakeholders
  • Experience in service-oriented environments, with a focus on public engagement and customer satisfaction.
  • Proven leadership track record in business, non-profits, and/or government
  • Adaptable and dynamic leadership style, capable of thriving in a multifaceted and evolving setting.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to connect with diverse groups
  • Strong public speaking ability.
  • Experience in media management
  • Must have and maintain a valid BC driver’s licence

Please submit your resume and any supporting documents and reference letters using the button link below: