Police Services Boards govern police within their jurisdictions primarily by establishing priorities, objectives, and policies for police services in their community. The mission of the Ontario Association of Police Services Board (OAPSB) is to equip Police Service Boards to govern effectively by providing advocacy, expertise, and training. The OAPSB is the leading voice of police governance in Ontario. Serving members and stakeholders, as well as the public, the OAPSB helps local police services boards fulfill their legislated responsibilities. The OAPSB also provides training and networking opportunities, and facilitate the transfer of knowledge, advocating for improvements in public safety laws and regulations, practices, and funding mechanisms. Membership includes police services board members, police and law enforcement officials, and other persons involved in policing and public safety.
Reporting to the Chair and Board of Directors, and serving as the primary contact to the Chair of the Board, the Executive Director will oversee the day-to-day operations of the organization and manage its compliance with legal regulatory requirements in accordance with the Constitution and By-Laws and Policies and procedures. In addition, the role ensures that all relevant and required items are brought to the Board in a strong and positive image and briefs them on the many internal and external events and market trends. The Executive Director will act as the OAPSB’s administrative head and collaborates with the Chair to provide overall leadership and direction for the organization. The ED will also provide and ensure representation, leadership and support for political and strategic matters defined by the Board and membership. Considerable experience in a management/leadership position, with additional experience in government relations is key, along with an understanding of legislation, such as the Community Safety and Policing Act once enacted. This role requires frequent time devoted to lobbying government and meetings with stakeholders, as well as occasional attendance at member association meetings through-out the province as requested or required.
The Ontario Association of Police Services Board is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and The Ontario Association of Police Services Board throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.
To explore this opportunity further, please contact Diana Rucchin at Odgers Berndtson at
diana.rucchin@odgersberndtson.ca or submit your resume and letter of interest online to
https://www.odgersberndtson.com/en/careers/17729 by February 15th, 2022.