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Job Number:  42122
Executive Director
Job Posted: Wednesday, 21 February 2018
Closing Date: Thursday, 29 March 2018
(88 days ago)
North Island Crisis & Counselling Centre Society
Region: Vancouver Island & Coastal areas Type: Full time
Location: Port Hardy Salary: (not entered)

The North Island Crisis and Counselling Centre Society’s mission is “Empowering People” and they do this by providing services to help children and youth, women, men, and families achieve identified goals whether simple or complex, short or long term. Using best practice, their service delivery is timely, appropriate, and provides effective assistance that respects and promotes clients’ independence and self-determination within the limits of available resources.


The agency is a not-for-profit, charitable Society that offers services to all age groups in the Mt. Waddington region. Although their main offices are in Port Hardy, they regularly provide service in Port McNeill, Alert Bay, and less regularly in Port Alice, Quatsino and Sointula. The Society owns the main office and the Crisis Stabilization House outright, and runs a Women’s Safe Shelter, and operates two infant - youth programs in Robert Scott School With the exception of Better at Home, which has a sliding scale fee for service, our services are provided free of charge. Collaboration with other service agencies is important to the Society; staff participates in inter-agency meetings at both the leadership and frontline levels to make the most efficient use of resources and to address service gaps in the region.


The North Island Crisis and Counselling Centre Society is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director in Port Hardy, British Columbia. The Executive Director provides overall leadership to advance the Society’s strategic and operational direction, workplace culture, and stakeholder relationships. The Executive Director is also a high-profile community leader, advocating to stakeholders, governments (including local First Nations leadership and health authorities), donors and the media to advance the Society’s vision, mission and strategic priorities.

The Executive Director is accountable for the effective and efficient leadership and day-to-day management of the organization’s operations. This position requires a leader who is able to strengthen community partnerships and empower people through a broad range of counselling and support services. A background in crisis and counselling centre non-profit organizations would be an asset.  


Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is accountable for the following:

  • Overall strategic leadership and day-to-day operational management of all aspects of the Society;
  • Leading fund development plans to realize diverse programming goals of the Society;
  • Advancing a positive workplace culture that is consistent with the Society’s vision, mission and values;
  • Cultivating and maintaining effective partnerships with stakeholders, governments (including MCFD, local First Nations leadership, and health authorities), donors, media, and other service agencies;
  • Building community partnerships and acting as the Society’s principal spokesperson, community ambassador to advance its vision, mission and mandate; and
  • Building and maintaining a professional and collaborative relationship with the volunteer Board of Directors.

The Executive Director leads the Society and is accountable for all facets of its operations and activities. This is a high-profile, demanding role that requires exceptional people skills and business leadership combined with a passionate commitment to advancing the aims of the organization. The Society is dedicated to empowering people by providing a broad range of counselling and support services to help children and youth, women, men, and families achieve identified goals whether simple or complex, short or long term.  The scope of the Executive Director’s role encompasses the management of the Society’s employees, operational budgets, contracts, volunteers and community relationships. Collaboration with other service agencies is important to the Society to make the most efficient use of resources and to address service gaps in the region.


The complexity of this position is in the diversity of the leadership role, and its political and advocacy requirements, and the diversity of the services the Society provides.

Qualifications and Competencies


The ideal candidate will have 5 or more years of professional leadership experience in the non-profit sector. A Master’s Degree in Counseling, Leadership, Business or a related field would be an asset. The incumbent will be an accomplished networker and relationship builder, experienced in representing an organization to media, governments (including local First Nations governments and leadership), donors and community stakeholders.


Experience and knowledge of the accreditation process – COA is the accreditation body for this organization – would be an asset.


Experience reporting to a volunteer board would also be an asset.


Working Conditions                                                         

The Executive Director is a full-time position within a strong value-based organizational culture. This position requires a high level of team collaboration, yet also requires significant autonomy.


The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors. 

How to Apply:
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How to apply

This search is conducted by Realize Strategies. To learn more about this position and to submit your application, please visit: https://realize.coop/opportunity/executive-director-north-island-crisis-counselling-centre-society/

Applications should be submitted by March 29, 2018. All applications will be kept in strict confidence.

The North Island Crisis & Counselling Centre Society strives for meaningful employment from all communities and for its team to reflect the diversity of the communities it serves. First Nations, people of colour, and people across spectrums of gender, sexuality, age and abilities are encouraged to apply.

The North Island Crisis & Counselling Centre Society thanks all applicants for their interest in this position
Contact Details:
Alison Marshall or Gillian Harper
Realize Strategies

www:   realize.coop/opportunity/executive-director-north-island-crisis-counselling-centre-society/

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