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Job Number:  44701
Executive Director
Job Posted: Wednesday, 16 May 2018
Closing Date: Saturday, 16 June 2018
(9 days ago)
Cerebral Palsy Association of BC
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: $60,000 - $80,000

Do you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of others?  If so, the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC (CPABC) may have an opportunity for you.  Our longstanding Executive Director is ready to retire, and we are looking for a new leader.

The CPABC provides community programs such as recreation, support and referral as well as financial resources to people living with cerebral palsy (CP) and other disabilities in British Columbia. Our mission is:

  • To raise awareness of cerebral palsy in the community;
  • To assist those living with cerebral palsy to reach their maximum potential; and
  • To work to see those living with cerebral palsy realize their place as equals in a diverse society.

The vision of the CPABC is to create a Life Without Limits for people with disabilities.


The successful candidate will be chiefly responsible for leadership, fundraising and the overall operation of the organization. The position reports to a volunteer Board of Directors.




Strategic Planning & Governance 

  • As an ex officio member of the Board of Directors, works with the Board developing the vision and strategic plan to guide the organization, setting direction and goals
  • Responsible for successful execution of strategic plan
  • Reports to and works collaboratively with Board of Directors to develop agendas and attend and participate in all board meetings, strategic planning, annual general meeting etc.
  • Primary point of contact for membership  

Fundraising & Partnership Development 

  • Manages and develops key relationships with major funders
  • Determines long-term funding goals for the organization and develops fundraising strategies from various sources including individual donations, corporate giving, grants and major events
  • Supports the Development Coordinator to develop and execute the plan
  • Ensures that all legal reporting requirements are satisfied 

Human Resources 

  • Leads and inspires staffing team in keeping with organizational culture and values
  • Ensures adequate staffing consistent with organizational needs, through recruitment, hiring, orientation, and supervision, and professional development of staff
  • Directs activities of staff on a day to day basis, coaching and mentoring
  • Develops and enforces appropriate policies, manuals and documents relating to all staff and volunteer practices, including development of job descriptions and performance appraisal
  • Implements performance management process for all staff which includes monitoring the performance of staff on an on-going basis and conducting an annual performance review
  • Assesses and implements workplace accommodations as required 

Operations and Programs Management 

  • Oversees the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of CPABC
  • Ensures all organizational filings, registrations and renewals are carried out in accordance to regulations in BC and Canada
  • Oversees the planning, implementation and evaluation of the organization's programs and services
  • Ensures that the programs and services offered by the organization contribute to the organization's mission and reflect the priorities of the Board
  • Oversees the day-to-day delivery of the programs and services of the organization to maintain or improve quality
  • Oversees the planning, implementation, execution and evaluation of special projects 

Financial Management 

  • Exercises sound fiscal management and stewardship of CPABC’s resources
  • Works with the Treasurer of the Board to develop annual budget, present regular financial reporting and ensure adequate monthly financial recording
  • Ensures that operating results established in the annual budget are achieved
  • Administers the funds of the organization according to the approved budget and monitors the monthly cash flow of the organization 

Communications & PR 

  • Communicates with key stakeholders to keep them informed of the work of CPABC
  • Participates in networking and community relations on behalf of CPABC
  • Ensures the execution of the organization’s website, newsletters, blog, social media, campaigns and media coverage 


  • Graduate level degree in health, business, non-profit management or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Senior management experience of 4-5 years in leading health, community service or disability related organization/s
  • Operational experience with knowledge of HR, finance, governance, strategic planning, communications, technology, impact measurement, and a history of successfully delivering on operational goals
  • Proven track record of successful fundraising strategies and managing key funder relationships
  • Understanding of financial management best practices
  • Understanding of non-profit and charitable regulatory frameworks
  • Experience leading and working with a wide variety of stakeholders including staff, board, advisors, volunteers, donors and beneficiaries
  • Demonstrated track record of success in governance, leadership and executing strategic plans
  • Exceptional administrative, communication, organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of disability related issues and person-centred service delivery

 Hours of work:

  • full-time, on-site (37.5 hours/week)
  • It is expected that the Executive Director will work the hours required to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, which will include some evenings and weekends.


The annual salary range will be commensurate with experience, in the range of $60,000 - $80,000, plus benefits.


Start date: The expected start date for this position is negotiable, but no later than August 31, 2018.


To apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume in one pdf document to

on or before June 16, 2018.


While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will

be contacted.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
To apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume in one pdf document to on or before June 16, 2018.

While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will
be contacted.
Contact Details:
Cerebral Palsy Association of BC
330-409 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC, V6C 1T2

www:   www.bccerebralpalsy.com

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