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Coordinator, Strategic Initiatives

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Chicken Farmers of Ontario's (CFO) staff-associates are critical to CFO’s success in providing high quality, high impact solutions to Ontario’s chicken industry value chain stakeholders and Ontario consumers.

The Ontario chicken industry is one of the most successful supply managed industries in the country and accounts for over $3.25 billion in overall economic activity in the province.

CFO has a long-standing strategy of rewarding talent and experience which has been designed to attract, retain and motivate high performers and strategic thinkers. At CFO, staff-associates work collaboratively in a modern ‘employer of choice’ environment enjoying competitive wages and benefits while immersed in a sustainable culture that stimulates leadership, accountability, excellence, collaboration and innovation. CFO’s business operations are enabled by ‘best-in-class’ information systems and technology.

CFO is leading positive change and building value as Canada’s premier provider of trusted, family-farmed, safe high-quality chicken. Representing over 1,300 family farmers in the province, CFO is responsible for a growing, profitable and sustainable chicken industry.


The chicken business is growing, and so is Chicken Farmers of Ontario!

Coordinator, Strategic Initiatives


Planning & Reporting

  • Assist in establishing a CFO center for coordination of strategic initiatives
  • Coordinate the Senior Leadership Team in developing the CFO’s three-year Strategic and Annual Business plan, Strategic Risk Management Plan, and Board Governance Plan.
  • Support, Vice President - Strategy and Business Development, in coordinating the senior leadership team in defining annual priorities
  • Coordinate the reporting on initiatives including status reports

Stakeholder Management and Alignment

  • Support the coordination of activities and initiatives related to key external stakeholders
    • Related national organizations
    • Industry groups


  • Coordinate meetings with internal and external stakeholders
  • Coordinate and manage travel arrangements for projects and initiatives relating to this role


  • College Diploma, Business Administration or Undergraduate Degree is considered an asset
  • Recognized Project Management Professional (PMP) an asset
  • A minimum of five years’ experience
  • In-depth knowledge of business applications

Technical Skills

  • Ability to use standard technology tools – MS Windows, Office, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Web
  • Knowledge of and experience with project management methodologies and tools preferred
  • Experience and proven ability to work on multiple platforms, networks, technologies and digital ecosystems

Competencies Required to Perform Role

  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Team Orientation
  • Change Management

CFO's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:

At CFO, we are committed to diversity and inclusion, reflecting our industry and the communities where we live and work. We work together, unified by our respect for each other, CFO values, and the pursuit of our business strategy. Diversity at CFO is understanding, recognizing, and valuing the differences that make each person unique. 

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