Job Posting

Executive Director

Location: Toronto, ON
Salary Range: $180-205K

Access Copyright (AC) is a not-for-profit copyright collective that represents over 13,000 Canadian publishers, authors, and visual artists. AC facilitates the reuse and sharing of content by licensing content from published works and distributing royalties to copyright holders. Due to reduced education sector licensing revenue, AC's Board has decided to restructure operations in 2024 to restore financial sustainability. AC is now seeking an Executive Director (ED) to manage this transition to a leaner structure focused on streamlined licensing services and distribution to serve copyright holders.

Reporting to the AC Board of Directors, the Executive Director is a strategic and operational leader with demonstrated experience leading an organization in a time of change and evolution, as well as in managing and overseeing vital operations including Board Governance/Reporting, Finance, People & Culture, Strategic Planning, and Member/External Relations. The Executive Director champions remote-friendly best practices, effective planning, prioritization, and timely decision-making, while creating a positive workplace environment and promoting a culture of hard work, service, and quality. The Executive Director understands the big picture and is adept at finding creative, strategic, and practical solutions to problems. The Executive Director will ensure that AC is well positioned to meet current and future sector challenges.

As the ideal candidate, you possess a solution-oriented approach to position AC for ongoing success and impact. You are an inspiring, resourceful, and trusted administrator with a performance and process-improvement mindset, and excellent change management and operational decision-making skills. You are known as an active listener and a credible leader with exceptional relationship management and communication skills that inspire confidence. You have demonstrated experience directing and leading staff to achieve organizational targets and objectives, and a solid understanding of how technology can support an organization of similar nature, continually evaluating opportunities for streamlining systems and operations. Your experience in a comparable organization in the copyright or publishing space would be an asset, as would your language proficiency in both English and French and your advanced degree in business administration, finance, or law.

This is a pivotal moment to shape AC's future direction. If you are an inspiring leader ready to guide a respected organization through strategic change, we want to hear from you.

To apply for this position, please submit your application and related materials to Alain Pescador and Maja Messam at and state the title of the position in the subject line of your e-mail.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.

Boyden and AC are committed to building diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible working environments and welcomes those who would contribute to the further diversification of staff including, but not limited to, women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to apply.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2024
Type of Work: 
Full Time
Education Level: 
University (Graduate)
Prefered Method(s) of Application: 
By E-Mail

Employer Details

Access Copyright

Maja Messam
69 Yonge Street
Suite 1100
Toronto, ON M5E 1K3