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Job Details

Job Number:  57238
Executive Director
Job Posted: Tuesday, 3 September 2019
Closing Date: Tuesday, 24 September 2019
(in 5 days)
Bowen Island Arts Council
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Bowen Island Salary: $65,000-$70,000

Founded in 1987, the Bowen Island Arts Council (operating as “The Hearth”) is the flagship organization for the development and promotion of arts and culture in a vibrant community of 3700 residents.


The Hearth is seeking an experienced administrative leader to serve as the full-time Executive Director (ED). Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ED is responsible for the overall management of The Hearth, including all operational activity, programming, administration, and financial processes, according to the policies, strategic directions, and budgets approved by the Board.


ANNUAL OPERATIONS - Overseeing an annual operating budget of approximately $250,000, the ED is responsible for the development and execution of annual operating plans and management of the required resources. The ED leads and directs the organization’s staff, volunteers and contractors, and ensures the organization meets its goals through effective delivery of its mission-driven programs and services. The Executive Director is the principal representative of The Hearth to its stakeholders, partner organizations, regulatory bodies, donors, funders, and the general community.

CAPITAL PLANNING - The Hearth’s next Executive Director will be responsible for managing the organization through a period of dynamic change and growth. In addition to its ongoing operations, the organization is working actively toward the development of a performing arts venue as part of a new community centre. As leader of The Hearth, the Executive Director will be a key contributor to this major project.


- Post-secondary degree or diploma in arts, communications, non-profit management, or a related field

- Five years of senior management experience or equivalent combination of training and experience in the cultural sector or other non-profit environment

- Ability to inspire and lead the organization to achieve its vision, goals and objectives
- Strong administrative skills, including financial management, human resources, project management
- Superior communications and marketing skills, including experience with web and digital media tools
- Proven success building community support through public relations, advocacy and fundraising
- Ability to write compelling proposals and grant applications to multiple funding agencies
- Effective interpersonal skills and ability to develop consensus in complex situations
- Strategic thinking and problem solving

How to Apply
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Interested candidates may apply by email only - please no phone or in-person inquiries. Send Résumé and Cover Letter as a single PDF attachment to by September 24, 2019. Please mention that you saw the ad on the workinnonprofits.ca job board.
Contact Details
The Hearth Search Committee

www:   thehearth.ca

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