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Chief Executive Officer, CF Meridian (SK)


The Board of Meridian Community Futures Corporation requires a new CEO following the pending retirement of a longstanding administrative leader in this position. The new CEO will execute a renewed Strategic Plan to continuously improve both small business lending; and to enhance community economic development services within central Alberta and the west-central region of Saskatchewan. Taber

This leadership position requires a combination of business experience in ownership or a management capacity; experience in finance and commercial lending; and/or experience in economic, community and rural development. Added preference will be given to individuals experienced in working with a diverse Board of Directors of a Non-Profit Corporation. Candidates should have a minimum bachelor’s degree and be very familiar with operations of modern office and digital marketing software. We are looking for an entrepreneurial and innovative mindset, with an aim to diversify the own-source revenue of CF Meridian while continuing to meet the changing needs of this dynamic rural area. We also are looking for an excellent communicator for increased outreach and connections to the communities and entrepreneurs we serve.

CF Meridian provides a competitive mix of salary and benefits commensurate with an executive position located in Kindersley, Saskatchewan, and its attractive quality of life. 

Please forward your application – by no later than Monday, November 6, 2023. Our intent is to accelerate interviews as early as the week of November 13th and to have a new CEO in place early in the New Year. Please send your resume and covering letter to:

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Executive Director - Community Futures Big Country


Executive Director, Community Futures Big Country (Drumheller, Alberta)
You have a passion for rural economic development.
You are a confident and strategic leader.
You have experience leading a dynamic non-profit organization.
            You have been referred to as a visionary.     
You have worked with Boards of Directors and Executive Committees.
You are often described as a mentor/teacher/coach.

If these statements describe you, we should talk.  You just might be the ideal candidate to be the next Executive Director at Community Futures Big Country!  

Community Futures Big Country is a non-profit organization that supports local entrepreneurs, businesses, and communities.   We are guided by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of community representatives and members-at-large from our Region.  The mandate for the Executive Director is Leadership, Advocacy, Stewardship.  As champion of the Community Futures mission and assets, your leadership communicates and advocates for the well-being, development and sustainability of the businesses and communities you represent. 

Our next Executive Director will have the following qualifications:

  • Superior leadership, relationship building and interpersonal skills.
  • Refined listening, collaboration, problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Polished business acumen with strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of commercial finance and lending.
  • Financial planning and management.
  • Rural Economic Development experience preferred.
  • Governance experience.
  • Effective conflict management and creative resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated competence in the development, promotion, and delivery of training programs.
  • 5-7 years of business management, preferably in the non-profit sector.
  • Post-secondary degree in Business/Finance or combination of experience in business and Not-for-Profit management would be considered an asset
  • Ability to lead a small team with close oversight and management of the administrative function when required.

If you think you’re a strong candidate for this role, please tell us why in your cover letter.  Selected candidates will be screened virtually for primary interviews and finalists will be invited to second-round in person interviews with the Selection Committee. This position offers a sound compensation package and salary will be commensurate with experience and education.  Successful candidate must live (or is planning to live) within the Drumheller region, as no relocation assistance is offered with this role.   The search will continue until the best candidate is found.   To apply:  please send your resume and cover letter (including your compensation requirements) to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">

We thank all applicants for considering this exciting opportunity with Community Futures.  Please be advised that the Selection Committee will only be contacting those individuals chosen for interview. No phone calls or international applications will be accepted. Community Futures values diversity and is committed to attracting, engaging, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.
As well, your privacy is important to us – please rest assured that all applications will always remain confidential.  We do not retain candidate profiles or resumes.  

CF Centre West - Community Development Project Lead

Community Futures Centre West (CFCWest) is seeking a professional who can add an innovative perspective to economic growth in a rural environment.

We Make Dreams Happen in Rural Alberta.

You inspire dedication and commitment to excellence. Your organizational skills and applied knowledge of project development, implementation, promotion, and project management are second to none. As an influencer, you know how to build alliances and relationships to engage clients and community partners to meet the needs of other important stakeholders throughout the region. You are a self-starter and can work independently in a semi-virtual and flexible work environment. This position is permanent part-time (Three days a week) with the potential for full-time hours.

Our Wish List
• Superior relationship building, interpersonal skills, and strong written and communication skills.
• Refined listening, collaboration, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
• Proven knowledge of project management, community engagement and solid understanding of grant, proposal and report writing
• Experience with group presentations (In-person & virtual), public speaking and training background will be a strong asset.
• Strong understanding of entrepreneurial mindset is essential.
• 4-6 years of project management and community engagement, combined with post-secondary certification or degree in the discipline of economic development or related field(s).
• Promotion & marketing experience, including applied knowledge and experience with social media is a plus.
• A self-starter who can work with limited supervision.
• Strong working knowledge of Office 365, Outlook, and other online programs such as Zoom, Skype orTeams and project management software.
• Must have a valid Class 5 Drivers License and be willing to travel throughout the CFCWest region.

Interested applicants are asked to email a cover letter and CV (Resume) to Patti-Jay Powell, CFCWestExecutive Director by midnight October 15, 2023.

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thanks all applicants for applying for this position but only those applicants receiving an interview will be contacted. This posting will stay active until a suitable candidate is found.

*All information sent to CFCWest is collected in compliance with section 33 (c) of the Freedom of information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act.*

Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow

Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow

Youth Business Programs Return

After some changes due to COVID 19, many annual Community Futures youth entrepreneurship and business-building programs have made a full return across Alberta. 

Community Futures locations are proud to offer a wide range of entrepreneurship programs for school-aged children and up, and encourage entrepreneurial and community spirit.

Programs often provide students with financial literacy skills, mentorship from the business community, and a chance to showcase their passions.

New Funding to Empower Women Entrepreneurs in Rural Alberta

New Funding to Empower Women Entrepreneurs in Rural Alberta

A new provincial initiative is giving rural women entrepreneurs easier access to capital and local support to start or grow a business in their community.

The Alberta Women’s Economic Recovery - Capital Growth Initiative, will be available to provide easier access to loans for women-owned small and medium-sized businesses and help create jobs and diversify the Alberta economy.

The Road to Recovery - Economic Development Awards

The Road to Recovery - Economic Development Awards

We are pleased to share information about two Community Futures member initiatives that have been awarded Community Awards of Excellence from the Economic Developers of Alberta. 

Small Business Relief and Recovery in Alberta

Small Business Relief and Recovery in Alberta

During one of the most significant challenges in our program’s history, the Community Futures network was there to make a difference.

Faced with a global health crisis, teams from across the province connected with thousands of small business owners - And the voice of advocacy for their survival was heard.

Understanding the pressures small businesses were facing, Community Futures quickly became experts in deploying a federal government relief program, the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund.

Responding Through Resilience

Responding Through Resilience

Excerpt from Community Futures Network of Canada - Annual Report 2020-21


As the weeks wore on during the global pandemic, rural and remote businesses needed increasing levels of support, and the Community Futures voice of rural advocacy was heard. 

Introducing the NEW ALBERTACF.COM

Introducing the NEW ALBERTACF.COM

Our new network of websites are mobile-friendly and help guide rural small business owners and entrepreneurs through the steps to success.

Explore the wide range of tools and local support options available at
Community Futures locations across Alberta. 

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Community Futures Network of Alberta
Box 753 – Cochrane, AB T4C 1A9
T: 403-851-9995
Toll free: 1-877-482-3672


About Community Futures

Guidance, support, and financial help for small businesses. Community Futures has been helping rural Alberta entrepreneurs for over 30 years with guidance, business loans, training, and free resources.
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