Executive Director Role Available with Women in Aerospace Canada

May 22, 2024

Executive Director Role Available with
Women in Aerospace Canada


Women in Aerospace Canada (WIA-C) is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to fill the role of Executive Director. This is a unique opportunity to lead a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing women’s careers in the aerospace sector and promoting gender equality within the industry.

About Women in Aerospace Canada:
WIA-C is a non-profit organization committed to empowering women in the aerospace sector through networking, mentorship, professional development, and advocacy initiatives. Our mission is to create a supportive and inclusive environment where women can thrive and excel in their aerospace careers.

Role Overview:
As the Executive Director, you will be responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction to WIA-C, overseeing day-to-day operations, and driving the organization’s growth and impact. Key responsibilities include:

Developing and implementing strategic plans and initiatives to advance WIA-C’s mission and objectives.

Building and maintaining partnerships with industry stakeholders, government agencies, and other organizations to support WIA-C’s programs and activities.

Managing the organization’s finances, including budgeting, fundraising, and grant applications.

Leading and managing a team of volunteers to execute WIA-C’s programs, events, and projects.

Representing WIAC at conferences, events, and meetings to raise awareness and advocate for gender equality in the aerospace sector.


  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in a leadership role, preferably within the non-profit sector or related industry.
  • Strong strategic planning and organizational skills, with the ability to set goals, develop plans, and track progress.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships and engage stakeholders at all levels.
  • Experience in financial management, including budgeting, fundraising, and grant writing.
  • Knowledge of the aerospace industry and/or experience working with women in STEM fields is an asset.

Position Details:

Type: Full Time Contract
Location: Canada (Remote with some travel to attend events)
Duration: 2-year contract with possibility of renewal
Compensation: Competitive hourly rate commensurate with experience

How to Apply:
If you are passionate about advancing gender equality in the aerospace industry and possess the skills and experience required for this role, we encourage you to apply! Please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your qualifications and interest in the position to leigh.kras@wia-canada.org by June 7, 2024.

Join us in making a difference in the aerospace sector and empowering women to reach new heights in their careers!

Empowering Women. Advancing Aerospace.