OSCA Executive Director



The Oil Sands Community Alliance (OSCA) seeks to support the oil sands industry in its efforts to help identify and address the socio-economic impacts of oil sands development in Athabasca oil sands region. OSCA works in collaboration with related industries, all levels of government, indigenous communities, and other organizations to monitor issues and advance solutions to address key community concerns. 

OSCA reports to, and is administered by, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP).
CAPP represents companies, large and small, that explore for, develop and produce natural gas and crude oil throughout Canada. CAPP’s member companies produce about 85 per cent of Canada’s natural gas and crude oil. 


The Executive Director is responsible for the leadership, management, and regional presence of OSCA according to the strategic direction set by CAPP, in consultation with members and other stakeholders.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide Leadership 

  • Develop and/or implement a vision and strategic plan to guide the organization
  • Foster effective teamwork and collaboration between OSCA, CAPP and industry members.
  • Act as a spokesperson for the industry in the region
  • Represent the organization and industry at community events to enhance the organization's profile

Identify and Advance OSCA Priorities

  • Identify, prioritize and manage issues that affect the organization, including:
  • Supporting wildfire recovery efforts within OSCA communities 
  • Engaging with OSCA municipalities, the province and the federal government as appropriate to enable a strong, prosperous and economically competitive region. 
  • Maintain a pulse on emerging issues and respond as needed

Build and Strengthen Community Relationships 

  • Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups, elected officials, governments and other organizations to provide industry updates, monitor issues, identify priorities and work towards solutions
  • Work directly with key municipalities including the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Lac La Biche County and the Municipal District of Opportunity
  • It is expected that the successful candidate would reside and/or spend a significant amount of time in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region

Manage Operational Activities 

  • Develop an operational plan that seeks to achieve the vision and strategic direction of the organization
  • Manage day-to-day operations, and oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of key policy and operational priorities

Provide Human Resources Support

  • Manage OSCA staff and ensure compliance with CAPP HR policies, procedures, and practices. 
  • Establish a positive, healthy, and safe work environment for employees
  • Coach and mentor staff as appropriate to achieve performance

Create and Manage Annual Budget

  • Work with OSCA and CAPP staff and members to prepare a comprehensive budget and secure adequate funding for the operation of the organization
  • Provide regular reports on expenditure updates as appropriate


  • Demonstrated leadership capability, knowledge of the oil sands industry, Alberta municipal legislation and processes, understanding of community viability and prosperity issues, and the ability to foster strong stakeholder relationships. 


  • University degree or equivalent in an applicable subject area
  • 15+ years of relevant experience  


  • Reports to the Vice President of Oil Sands at CAPP


Compensation will be commensurate with education and experience.

For further information please contact 

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers at [email protected]