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Job Number:  38536
Executive Director
Job Posted: Friday, 29 September 2017
Closing Date: Monday, 23 October 2017
(52 days ago)
Phoenix Human Services
Region: Vancouver Island & Coastal areas Type: Full time
Location: Victoria Salary: (not entered)

Are you a collaborative, strategic leader with a passion for working in non-profit organizations? Do you value relationships and partnerships, inclusion and diversity?  Phoenix Human Services Association is seeking an experienced, dynamic, inclusive, and hardworking Executive Director to lead our well-established organization.


About Us


Work hard, play hard. That pretty well says it all. At Phoenix, we are privileged to be invited into the personal lives of the people we serve, to be part of their journey... and after all is said and done, to join them in celebrating their achievements and looking ahead to brighter days. Our staff are extremely passionate about the services that we provide. As a non-profit charity, we exist to make a difference in people's lives, and we are entrusted with public funding to do that very thing.


'Phoenix Human Services provides programs that recognize individuals' uniqueness and creates opportunities to enhance their strengths and resourcefulness'


For more on who we are, access the Phoenix Human Services Association website here.



About the Role


The Executive Director is responsible for policy implementation and the effective management of the association and all its programs.  We’re looking for a visionary leader who will guide the development of a multi-year strategic plan, create and implement a Board development plan, and quickly establish positive, effective relationships with partners, stakeholders, staff and clients.  The Executive Director works in close collaboration with our team to identify and promote opportunities for growth, inclusion and well being.


The Executive Director role is responsible for all aspects of strategic and operational leadership, including: Program Planning and Management; Board Leadership; Board of Directors and Committees; Operational Planning and Management; Financial Management; Budget; Funding; Human Resources Management; External Relations; Risk Management; and Administration.



Our Ideal Candidate



  • Bachelors Degree in the social services field (e.g. CYC, BSW) is required.
  • Masters Degree - MSW, M.Ed. (Counselling), M.A. (Clinical Psychology) is preferred.



  • Five years’ senior leadership experience, ability to manage 50+ staff, labour relations and human resources experience.
  • Ten years’ experience in social services.
  • Fiscal management and analysis, contract management, government and funder relations; grant and proposal writing experience.
  • Experience in social enterprise preferred.


Knowledge, Abilities and Characteristics

  • Non-profit governance, leadership and management principles and practices
  • Stakeholder relationship skills
  • Advocacy and clinical skills
  • Innovative program and service delivery
  • Excellent communication skills - internal, external, media and web-based
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office suite


Honesty and integrity are fundamental values of Phoenix Human Services; our Executive Director will be ethical, trustworthy, and respectful. We are compassionate people and work in a collaborative, non-hierarchical environment where we can solve problems through creativity and open-mindedness.  Our leader will bring optimism and a focus on solutions, and will champion resilience, resourcefulness and diversity.



Review the full Job Description here.




Phoenix Human Services Association offers a competitive salary, and a full benefits package.

How to Apply:
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If this is the next step in your professional career, for more information and to apply to the position, please apply directly to https://engagedhr.prevueaps.com/jobs/55226.html.
Contact Details:
Engaged HR
602 – 620 View Street
Victoria, BC, V8W 1Y5

Tel: (250)385-7784
www:   engagedhr.prevueaps.com/jobs/55226.html

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