For over 22 years, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) has been advancing change toward sustainable development. As an independent, non-profit policy research institute, the organization engages decision-makers in the development and implementation of policies that are simultaneously beneficial to both the global economy and environment, and also to social well-being. The challenge of attaining sustainable development is more urgent now than it has ever been, and while much has been done, there is significant work ahead for IISD. It is within this context that the Institute is seeking to recruit its next President and Chief Executive Officer.

The President and CEO oversees the policy and program focus of the Institute as well as the vision and fundraising growth of the organization. The Chief Executive will represent IISD externally and will ensure that the Institute remains an innovative thought leader, linking the best in research worldwide with the needs of policy-makers in Canada and abroad. He/She will lead a decentralized international team of motivated and highly accomplished executives, and will cultivate donors and build partnerships with governments, international organizations, foundations, and the private sector around the world.

As the ideal candidate, you are a passionate advocate for sustainable development and the significant impact research can have to inform practical and cost-effective sustainable development policy solutions. You have an impressive network of contacts, and a track record of motivating teams in order to achieve ambitious results. You are a strategic thinker, an experienced fundraiser, and will guide IISD as it continues to position itself as a world leader in a field that is evolving rapidly. A gifted communicator, you have exceptional networking and interpersonal skills, and thrive in environments characterized by innovative thinking and ambitious results. The CEO will reside in Ottawa or Winnipeg (Canada), and will work closely with an international Board of Directors as IISD continues to champion sustainable development around the world.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact:
Eric Lathrop ( at 613-742-3211
or Jane Griffith ( at 613-742-3219 in our Ottawa office.

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