Join the SWIFT team and help make a real difference in the lives of the residents, farms and business in southwest Ontario, Caledon and Niagara Region. #broadbandforeveryone
Chief Operating Officer
Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology Inc. (SWIFT) is recruiting for a permanent full time Chief Operating Officer (COO). If you care about your community and want to make a difference in the lives of the people living in Southwestern Ontario, Caledon and the Niagara region, come work for SWIFT and help deliver #broadbandforeveryone.
The successful candidate will have a strong telecom background. Experienced, senior level telecom executives that have built and operated fibre networks are encouraged to apply as this role will be responsible for helping to guide the build out of an extensive fibre optic network.
SWIFT is not about profit. SWIFT’s mission is to draw on the strength of our membership and the collective voice of 3.5 million Ontarians to fund the construction of a scalable, affordable, open-access, ultra high-speed fibre-optic regional broadband network for everyone in Southwestern Ontario, Caledon and the Niagara Region. By improving access, we are fostering economic growth and empowering our region to compete, connect and keep pace in a changing digital world. Our vision is to empower communities to access global opportunities through local, ultra-high-speed connections.
SWIFT connects the unconnected so that they can fully participate in the workforce. Our goal is to effectively leverage the $200M of public funds to subsidize private sector Telecom Service Providers to extend fibre infrastructure into areas where there is not a normal business case to do so.
SWIFT has just released the first in a series of up to 30+ RFPs that will procure ultra-high speed fibre optic infrastructure in the project area. The COO will be responsible for key operations of the organization including procurement, network design, provider negotiations and network build oversight.
The position reports to the CEO. The CEO is located in a rural area near Thornbury in Grey County. At this time, SWIFT does not intend to open a bricks and mortar office. Our team works virtually using Office 365. Staff will be expected to work from home with only (ironically) a reliable internet connection and good cell phone reception as prerequisites.
SWIFT has a competitive compensation (base salary plus annual performance incentive) and benefits program with a salary range of $120,000 – $140,000 / year. In addition to a competitive salary, SWIFT is an OMERS employer and the position is eligible for a pension and comprehensive benefits package. This position is full time.
To apply for this position, please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with COO in the title of the email. Competition will close at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday January 24, 2018.
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Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
About the SWIFT Initiative
SWIFT is a not-for-profit, collective broadband initiative that is funding the construction of an affordable, open-access, ultra high-speed fibre-optic regional broadband network for everyone in Southwestern Ontario, Caledon and the Niagara Region. To overcome our region’s longstanding broadband infrastructure gaps, SWIFT has developed a long-term plan to help more than 3.5 million Ontarians to connect and keep pace in a changing digital world. In 2016, SWIFT received $180 million in funding from the Federal and Provincial governments to make #broadbandforeveryone a reality.