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Job Opp-Executive Director

Executive Director – Environmental Literacy Programming Promotion & Financial Management – 0.2 to 0.4 Full Time Equivalent Continuing


Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall coordination and promotion for Champlain Heights Community Association’s (CHCA) programs, staff, and manifesting the Society’s overall purpose. The successful candidate will work closely with the management committee to develop a deep knowledge of all CHCA core programs, their promotion, and undertake best practices of fiscal control benefiting the Society’s membership and the Champlain Heights’ neighbourhood. The expected hire date is December 1st 2019.


Leadership & Management:

  • Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, promotional communications, time-line development of programs and resources to achieve strategic goals.
  • Actively engage and energize CHCA volunteers, board members, event committees, partnering organizations, and funders.
  • Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors; serve as ex-officio on each committee; seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for ongoing local rollout.
  • Work closely with the CHCA’s management and finance committee teams.
  • Ensure effective systems to track all revenue and related expenses, program progress with evaluation of their elements; measure program success in a manner that can be effectively communicated to the board, Park Board Personnel, and all stakeholders.

Fundraising, Advocacy & Partnerships:

  • Grow revenue and fundraising in combination with the Vancouver Park Board Personnel to foster future programs that explicitly benefit the Champlain Heights community.
  • Deepen and refine all aspects of advocacy and partnerships—from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger brand.
  • Use external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities.

Planning & New Business:

  • Design and complete strategic business planning processes for programming expansion.
  • Begin to build partnerships with new community stakeholders, establishing relationships with the funders, and political and community leaders as necessary.
  • Be an external local presence that publishes and communicates program results with an emphasis on the successes of the local program as a model for general replication.


The ED will be thoroughly committed to CHCA’s Constitutional purpose and Bylaws. The successful candidate will hold proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management skills.

Specific requirements include:

  • Advanced degree, ideally an MBA, with at least 1 years of senior management experience; track record of effectively leading regional performance- and outcomes-based organization and staff; ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that take an organization to the next stage(s) of growth
  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget
  • Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to non-profit business planning
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
  • Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed


Resume submissions accepted up to November 25th 2019:

Email to: CHCA Board of Directors at directors@champlainheightscc.ca

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