Job Opportunity: Executive Director

The Ontario Para Network is seeking a highly-collaborative, innovative team leader who is adept at building partnerships, strengthening community relationships, and inspiring staff and stakeholders alike to fulfill the role of Executive Director.

Position: Executive Director
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Reports to: Ontario Para Network Board of Directors

The Ontario Para Network is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status or disability.

We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


The Executive Director is the key leadership position for the Ontario Para Network (ONPARA). Under the direction and guidelines set by the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the implementation of Board policies and strategic plan, and is accountable for all organizational performance including participation on and support of Board committees; building and expanding positive internal and external relationships with volunteers, officials, partner organizations, sponsors, government, etc., and oversight of all programs and services delivered by ONPARA and its members.

The Board delegates to the Executive Director the responsibilities of managing the day-to-day operations including managing programs, services, employees, and finances.

As the ideal candidate as Executive Director of ONPARA, you are a highly-collaborative, innovative team-leader who is adept at building partnerships, strengthening community relationships throughout the province and inspiring staff and stakeholders alike.

Armed with the ability to lead and empower staff through organizational change and growth, you possess strong business acumen and financial management skills, both central to the growth strategy, revenue generation, sponsorship and fund-raising requirements of the organization. Your critical thinking consistently takes on the big picture.

ONPARA will benefit from your success in marketing, partnership sales, business development and revenue growth. You have senior management experience, ideally in the area of business development and financial accountability. Staff development and strategic and operational planning are second nature to you. You have earned a university degree in a relevant discipline (sport, business, administration, marketing & communications, etc.).

Experience in the national/provincial sport system and/or the promotion of adaptive sport is an asset. Previous experience reporting to, or working with, a Board of Directors is an important consideration, as is experience working for an organization with charitable status.

Please review the Job Description for further details about the Executive Director opportunity

Applications must be submitted no later than July 14, 2021 to:
Ontario Para Network

We will be conducting interviews on an ongoing basis as qualified applicants apply and will close applications once a suitable applicant has been identified.

We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

About the Ontario Para Network

Formerly known as the Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association, our mission at the Ontario Para Network (ONPARA) is to grow opportunities for participation in adaptive sports across Ontario. As the governing body for wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, and wheelchair tennis in the province, we strive to offer opportunities for individuals with disabilities to participate in recreational, competitive, and high performance programs. We lead, develop, support and advocate for athletes, coaches and volunteers to build strong and inclusive sport communities. We also deliver extensive outreach and education programs targeting schools as well as individuals and clinicians at rehabilitation hospitals and the broader health care sector.