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The CEO is an employee of and reports to the Ferguson Forest Centre Corporation Board of Directors. The CEO also performs the functions of the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the Corporation. The CEO is a voting member of the Board and currently acts as Treasurer.
The CEO provides direction to all Corporation departments and staff to ensure the Board’s policies and objectives are efficiently and effectively implemented in accordance with all applicable laws. Provides day- to-day direction of the Ferguson Forest Centre and Ferguson Tree Nursery (FTN) including but not limited to production and sales planning and support, personnel and human resource management, facilities management, strategic planning, budget preparation, cost management, and reporting.
The Ferguson Forest Centre Corporation is a non-profit corporation operating the Ferguson Forest Centre.
The Ferguson Forest Centre is comprised of 1100 acres of multi-use forested land located in Kemptville, in the Municipality of North Grenville, 50 kilometers south of Ottawa. The Centre is governed by the not-for-profit Ferguson Forest Centre Corporation and operates on 360 acres of land leased from of the Municipality of North Grenville, and 740 acres of Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources land, comprised of forest and trails. The 300-acre Ferguson Tree Nursery manages the Centre and provides funding for its operation and maintenance. The Centre boasts walking and hiking trails, an arboretum, dog park, snowmobile and skiing trails, a giving garden, a children’s walking trail with animal displays and a shaded picnic area with a canoe and kayak launch adjacent to the South Branch of the Rideau River.
The nursery produces native forest tree seedlings predominantly for Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. Our customer base consists of forest industry companies, public and private forest managers, provincial and federal research institutes, Conservation Authorities, municipalities, private landowners and other nurseries. Seedling planting results in something for everyone: clean air through carbon sequestering, clean water through intact forest systems, enhanced wildlife habitat with increased biological values, stable healthy soils and end products for revenue generation.
The C.E.O. is responsible to the Board of Directors for:
The CEO is responsible for the financial health of the nursery through:
The CEO is responsible for Staff Management through:
The CEO is responsible for Nursery Operations through:
The CEO is also responsible for:
Consequence of Error/Judgment
This position has a high level of autonomy and discretion. The Board of Directors of the Corporation does not involve itself in the day-to-day operations of the nursery.
The CEO is responsible for executing the Board’s direction and ensuring the overall success of the corporation in meeting its mandate and its ability to manage the resources of the corporation. The development of partnerships with all stakeholders in both the public and private sector is critical.
The consequence of error for this position is considered high.
The CEO is expected to seek advice and guidance from Corporate Directors as required.
The CEO position directly supervises the Nursery General Manager, the Office and Sales Administrator, the Maintenance Manager and the Sales Representative positions.
Post secondary degree from a recognized educational institution in forestry, horticulture or agriculture with five (5) years of business management experience in a growing facility and five (5) years of practical horticultural or forestry experience is preferred;
A combination of relevant alternative education, training and or experience may be deemed acceptable at the sole discretion of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors may or may not adjust the position's compensation based on any accepted education, training and or experience alternatives.
Related experience seen as an asset;
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