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Core Competencies

The Bruce Trail Conservancy Board of Directors seeks the appropriate balance of the following 10 core competencies:

Connection to ‘on the ground BTC activities’ 

  • Local club board, committee, hike leader or work party volunteering 
  • Experience working with BTC members at the Club level 

Government and stakeholder relations/communications skills 

  • Experience and skills engaging with key stakeholder groups including members, volunteers, donors and hikers 
  • Knowledge of the inner workings of government and/or BTC stakeholder environments 
  • Relationships and relationship building capability with key government or critical stakeholders 
  • Experience working in government at a senior level with an ability to build and maintain relationships

Board Governance Certification 

  • Current certification as a ICD.D or C.Dir from University of Toronto/Institute of Corporate Directors or McMaster University/Directors College, or the equivalent 

Strategic capability and senior leadership experience 

  • Significant work experience at an executive leadership level in private, public or the Not For Profit sectors 
  • Experience creating, socializing, and successfully implementing organization strategies and tactics in pursuit of a specific mission 
  • Understanding of the principles of a strategic plan including the mission, vision, values and interval plans to execute the strategy 

Fundraising experience and knowledge 

  • Specific experience building a fund raising plan 
  • Successfully raised significant funding for a cause you believe in 
  • Contacts and relationships with potential donors with capacity and interest in the environment 

Property acquisition and land management knowledge 

  • Experience in identifying, assessing, valuing or purchasing land and property 
  • Negotiation experience in complex transactions in urban and/or non-urban environments 

Finance, accounting and controls knowledge and experience 

  • Certified accountant (CPA or equivalent) with experience in an operating organization 

People management, knowledge and experience 

  • Current certification as a human resources professional including CHRP, CHRM, and CHRL designations from the Human Resources Professional Association or equivalent 
  • Senior human resources working experience in the private, public or Not for Profit sectors 
  • Senior human resources consultant on people behavior, compensation, or organizational dynamics 

Legal knowledge, skills, and experience 

  • Experience and certified as a lawyer (LLB) called to the bar, or equivalent 

Risk management expertise 

  • Knowledge and experience working in the area of risk management in the private, public or Not for Profit sectors 
  • Understanding of the key principles of risk management in a Not for profit organization setting