CASA is hiring a new Executive Director

The Organization

Established in 1994, the Clean Air Strategic Alliance (CASA) is a non-profit, multi-stakeholder partnership, composed of representatives selected by industry, government and non-government organizations whose mission is to recommend strategies to assess and improve air quality in Alberta, using a consensus process. 

CASA has been recognized provincially, nationally and internationally for its innovative process and commitment to collaboration. Over its 20 year history, CASA agreements have led to successful action on oil patch flaring and venting, power plant emissions, acid rain, smog, and other air issues.  CASA is now undertaking its 2015-2018 strategic planning process and is primed for another three years of exciting work.  

For more information on CASA, please visit their website at or call 780 427-9793.

The Position

Reporting to CASA’s Executive Committee, the Executive Director plays a key leadership role in ensuring CASA achieves its goals. The Executive Director is responsible for successful leadership, management, support and achievement of the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors. The Executive Director coordinates all activities of the Board, and manages the day-to-day activities of the secretariat to ensure that the organization is meeting the expectations of its stakeholders, the Board and the public. The secretariat is currently comprised of six CASA staff, and provides ongoing support to the Board and the project teams in their endeavors to achieve consensus on strategies leading to clean air in Alberta.  

Specific accountabilities for the CASA Executive Director are listed below. 

Strategic Planning

Develop, with the board, a strategic plan to guide the organization
Ensure strategic and operational plans are developed and executed in line with the board’s planning cycle, emerging issues and priorities
Identify and assess internal and external issues affecting the organization
Ensure services offered by the secretariat contribute to the organization’s mission and reflect priorities of the board

Operational Leadership

Act as a professional advisor to the board 
Act as a CASA representative on selected organizations
Ensuring that board members are fully supported and that guiding principles and processes are being upheld
Manage relationships with key stakeholders to establish priorities and achieve the objectives of various CASA initiatives
Work with the board to secure adequate funding for the operation of the organization
Oversee the implementation of all board decisions and briefing board members on relevant issues
Prepare and manage a comprehensive budget

Human Resources 

Establish an organizational structure that can respond to the objectives and priorities established by the board
Align resources and oversee implementation of effective human resource policies and procedures
Build, manage and motivate a team of qualified and innovative staff within the secretariat


Serve as a liaison between the Executive Committee and the Board’s Committees and project teams
Make presentations to stakeholder groups and communicating with the media about CASA and it’s processes 
Liaise with, and facilitate meetings and other communications with sponsoring Ministers, and other senior executives in government, industry, and non government organizations
Maintain CASA’s relationships with all stakeholders, the media and the public

The Person 

The ideal candidate will have a post-secondary education combined with considerable experience in the strategic management of groups with diverse interests.  Experience with a consensus decision-making organization is preferred.  Experience in the field of environmental management is desired.

You must be:

an open, transparent communicator who understands stakeholder consensus decision-making and respects a diversity of opinions
a team player and a team leader who has the ability to motivate people with diverse or conflicting interests to work together to reach consensus
able to develop and maintain effective relationships with all stakeholders
able to resolve conflict in creative ways
be innovative to develop new and better ways of doing things, while supporting existing projects
a strong organizer who can manage many strategic and administrative challenges at one time
able to establish and manage budgets and to ensure that projects remain within budget
a strong coach who is approachable, supporting and trusting
a decisive but respectful leader who can ensure the engagement of a diverse set of interests
able to delegate effectively, establish clear accountabilities and develop the capabilities of others 
able to anticipate change, and respond effectively 
confident and mature, with strength of character yet open to the views of others
knowledgeable of upcoming communications tools, including social networking, and their role in strategic communication 
one who possesses excellent judgment, good common sense, and the ability to deal with competing demands
enthusiastic, outgoing and possess a high level of personal integrity 

The Compensation: An excellent compensation package awaits the successful candidate.

The Location: Edmonton, Alberta

To Apply: Resumes should be submitted no later than Friday, January 16th, 2015 by email to:

For more information: Please call Wendy Boje, CASA at (780) 231-5148.


CASA is hiring a new Project Manager


Would you like to make a real contribution to addressing environmental challenges in Alberta? Do you:

• Listen to learn?
• Confirm assumptions?
• Understand the power of a question and ask the right question at the right time?

Can you demonstrate that you have helped diverse groups reach significant agreements? Would you like to develop your skills in interest-based negotiation?


As one of the CASA secreteriat's newest Project Managers, you will learn to provide leadership and facilitate multi-stakeholder project teams that develop policy recommendations for some of Alberta's most challenging air quality files. You will  facilitate team discussions, manage team dynamics and handle issues that have the potential to impede team progress. You will build positive working relationships across stakeholder groups and foster a climate in which interest-based negotiation helps stakeholders reach ground-breaking agreements. You are able to manage complex projects and to produce deliverables on time and to a high standard.


The Clean Air Strategic Alliance is one of Alberta’s most unique institutions, bringing industry, and non-government organizations, and governments together to produce ground-breaking agreemetns. CASA is a non-profit society and our mission is to recommend strategies to assess and improve air quality in Alberta using a consensus process. The CASA Secretariat is a creative, high-energy team that operates in a small, integrated office environment where collaborative, open communication is highly valued.



  • University degree in a related field (e.g. natural resource sciences, conservation sciences geography, etc.) or a comparable combination of education and experience;
  • Minimum two years of related work experience,
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of multi-stakeholder processes and group facilitation;
  • Demonstrated ability to write well and communicate effectively.



$64,450 to $84,530 annually, commensurate with education and experience.

Note: Candidates with lesser related qualifications may be considered at a lower salary range.

How to Apply

Your application should include 1) a cover letter and curriculum vitae, clearly stating how you meet the minimum requirements and 2) a personal statement (of up to 500 words) explaining why you are the best candidate for this job.


Please submit your to than 11:59 PM, December 17, 2014 to or mail to CASA at 10035-108 Street, 10th Floor, Edmonton, AB T5J 3E1

More information about CASA is available at

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