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Job Number:  34318
Executive Director
Job Posted: Wednesday, 19 April 2017
Closing Date: Tuesday, 23 May 2017
(60 days ago)
North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society
Region: Kootenay Type: Part time
Location: Kaslo Salary: $32/hr. to start



Are you looking for a job that will make a difference to the charming and friendly village of Kaslo in the West Kootenay?  Find work/life balance in this beautiful mountain rimmed town on Kootenay Lake.

The people of Kaslo consider their “Victorian Village” a special place – rich in history, strong in spirit, It’s vibrant community and spectacular setting offers those who live here a quality of life others can only envy.

Kaslo is a self-contained community possessing a complete range of retail outlets and essential services. These include a college extension campus, a health clinic, a manned RCMP station, Provincial and Municipal government services, not to mention a charming main street with natural food shops, and wonderful locally-owned restaurants. Kaslo has a safe, village ambience. But its serenity is only one of its aspects. Kaslo is famous for its festivals: May Days, the Logger Sports competition, and the Kaslo Jazz Etc Festival to name just three. Outdoor activities abound with hiking/biking/camping/boating/fishing/swimming plus world-class winter skiing and sledding opportunities.

If this appeals to you, please see if the following job might be the right match for you.









The Executive Director is accountable and reports to the Board of Directors of the North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society. Under the direction of the Board, the Executive Director is responsible for ensuring that the aims and objectives of the Society are met. The Executive Director may delegate duties as appropriate but retains full responsibility for their performance.




Note: This job description is not intended to be understood to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. Duties and responsibilities may vary or change over time.



  • Works to maintain and diversify income sources. Tasks may include research, development and negotiation of new contract proposals, supervision and/or preparation of grant and funding applications, and development of social enterprise business.

  • Monitors and evaluates existing programs in relation to community needs and/or service demands.

  • Reviews and renews all program contracts and extensions with Finance Manager as required.

  • Mentors staff for leadership, autonomy and accountability.



Manages the organization in keeping with the applicable standards of practice:

  • Ensures that staff is providing service within the parameters established by the Board and funders and that all contractual obligations and commitments are met.

  • Provides regular program activity reports to the Board.

  • Ensures confidentiality and serves as the Privacy Officer as needed.

  • Ensures that statistical documentation systems on confidential client services are maintained.

  • Signs contracts and assumes financial signing authority as one of the Society’s signing officers.

  • Participates in collaborative relationship building in the community and the region.




  • Oversees the recruitment, training and supervision of the regular staff.

  • Maintains a team approach to personnel and agency management; consults respectfully with staff on decisions that affect them.

  • Ensures that there are comprehensive and current job descriptions for all positions

  • Ensures that regular employee evaluations are conducted based on performance standards and current work plans.

  • Ensures all agency positions are advertised and filled according to agency policies for fairness and objectivity.

  • Ensures orientation of new employees to programs, policies and procedures, including terms and conditions of employment.

  • Approves staff development, leave of absence and vacations within budget limitations, personnel policies of the Society.

  • Mediates employee conflicts and problems as required.

  • With the Finance Manager, annually reviews staff wage and benefit levels and recommends necessary or appropriate changes for Board approval.

  • Ensures clinical supervision by a qualified professional is available to counselling staff.

  • Ensures continuity of service during annual holidays and illness.



  • Participates with the Board in strategic planning and AGM preparation.

  • Provides liaison with funding sources and regulatory bodies.

  • Ensures that there is timely communication with other agencies, community organisations and members of the public.

  • Addresses public gatherings and other forums on the role and function of the Society.

  • Participates in committee meetings as required.

  • Keeps up-to-date with and submits required reports and documents under the Societies Act and other relevant legislation.

  • Knows the Society's constitution and recommends amendments as necessary.

  • Maintains memberships with associations of community service organisations.

  • Responds to complaints and requests for access to files.

  • Develops and monitors office procedures and policies with the Office Manager.



  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience in social work, community social services, community development, or other related fields.

  • Experience planning and implementing community-based programs.

  • Experience and competence with financial administration, contract management, program and fund development.

  • Experience in management and human resources.

  • Experience with strategic planning, and developing goals, objectives and outcome measures.

  • Experience working with community members experiencing diverse physical, social, economic and educational challenges.



  • Respectful, confidential and non-judgmental in her/his work

  • Ability to take leadership and work both independently and in teams.

  • Strong organizational and project management skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to establish rapport with people of all educational and occupational backgrounds.

  • Commitment to community building and empowering people.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative working style.

  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and delegate in a fast-paced, diverse, community environment.

  • Understands the need for high professional ethical standards, discretion, flexibility and humour.

  • Good computer skills and familiarity with Agency software and social media programs, and willing to adapt to new ones as appropriate.




This position is open until filled.


The agency thanks all applicants but only those considered for the position will receive a response.



How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
send letter of application, Curriculum Vitae and references from 3 sources including current or last employer, another professional reference and a personal reference to:
Contact Details:
North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society
PO Box 546
Kaslo, BC, V0G 1M0

Tel: 250-353-7691
www:   nklcss.org

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