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Location: Montreal, Canada
Duration: Permanent
Salary: Competitive, plus benefits
Hours: 40 hours per week

About the role

The IFRS Foundation's Montreal office houses standard-setting responsibilities and market engagement functions, serving as the hub for the Americas region. Established in 2022, the Frankfurt and Montreal offices serve as the base for International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) members, and support key functions of the ISSB and deeper cooperation with regional stakeholders.

The Office Director, Montreal will provide leadership in engaging with the Coalition of Canadian Champions and other stakeholders in the Americas, and will be responsible for the strategic planning and operation of the office, including all administrative and IT services in close liaison and collaboration with the wider IFRS Foundation. 

Reports to: A member of the Operational Leadership Team

Key responsibilities

Stakeholder and coalition engagement

  • Represent the ISSB when appropriate in creating and maintaining key stakeholder engagement within the region, leveraging ISSB members and other senior resources.
  • Advise relevant leadership on stakeholder engagement relationships.
  • Act as the key contact for all primary engagement with the Coalition of Canadian Champions and Montreal International, supporting the office established in Montreal.
  • Organise and support local events in liaison with the Communications and External Affairs team.
  • Consider the replacement/extension of the MoU in future positioning of the office.


  • Ensure high levels of connectivity between the Montreal office and other IFRS Foundation locations around the world, seeking opportunities for building shared resources, a common culture and unified engagement, consistent with the ‘One IFRS Foundation’ objective.

Staff engagement

  • In liaison with relevant Technical and Operational functional leaders, provide local leadership and support to staff within the office in the relevant aspects of their roles. (Note: the role does not direct staff activities.)


  • Ensure that appropriate funding opportunities within the region are identified, assessed and explored in conjunction with the relevant Operations teams and Trustees.

ISSB members

  • Provide appropriate support as required to local ISSB members, including Vice-Chair Jingdong Hua, and any visiting members, particularly for ISSB meetings held in Montreal.

Office functionality

  • Undertake day-to-day oversight of the office to ensure its functions, including financial control and office administration, are compliant with relevant local and international law; that its functions are within the Foundation’s policies and procedures; and that all operations are professional in all aspects.
  • Manage certain office staff/services including IT support, finance, etc in liaison with relevant Foundation functional Heads.
  • Ensure facilities management is undertaken to a high standard, including overseeing initial fit out to Foundation specifications, ongoing liaison with building owners, building maintenance, cleaning, etc.

Strategic positioning 

  • Evaluate and develop the ongoing strategic positioning of the office within the broader sustainability community, in conjunction with the Executive Director.

Skills and attributes

  • Strong leadership ability with the gravitas to be credible in engaging with stakeholders.
  • Strategic thinking and planning ability.
  • Organisation, communication and relationship-building skills.
  • Bilingual in French and English, both spoken and written.
  • Able to operate on own initiative, dependable and trustworthy.
  • Understands the importance of collaboration and connectivity with the rest of the Foundation.
  • Confident with standard IT office equipment and sophisticated telecoms systems.
  • Understands the importance of health, safety and security matters within an office environment.

Qualifications and experience

  • Demonstrated internal and external stakeholder management skills in the context of the Canadian corporate reporting and sustainability landscapes.
  • Commitment to the mission of the IFRS Foundation and the International Sustainability Standards Board.
  • Collaborative work style with an ability to be effective in a cross-functional and fast-paced environment.
  • Experience of running a business, including facilities management preferred.

To apply

This application period for this role has now closed.

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