Job Posting 100270

Executive Director
WISH Drop-In Centre Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Vancouver, BC
closed 15 days ago (Fri, 5 Apr)
full time  •  $125,000-$140,000 per annum

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Experience or lived expertise working in processes that can meaningfully center
    the voices of street-based sex workers.

  • Experience or lived expertise in, and deep commitment to, decolonizing and
    anti-oppressive principles and practices.
  • Familiarity with the Downtown Eastside in the Lower Mainland/Vancouver.
  • Strong operational, programmatic and financial leadership experience with a minimum of 5 years as an Executive Director or CEO or a minimum of 7 years of progressive experience in senior leadership roles within non-profit, social service and social impact sectors.
  • A post-secondary education in non-profit management, social service work, and/or public administration, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong experience in financial management including budget preparation, financial projections, expenditure control, and successful grant proposal writing.
  • A demonstrated ability to work effectively and build professional relationships with a broad range of funders, community organizations, government, and media.
  • A prolabor management style with extensive experience with collective bargaining and managing within a unionized work environment.
  • Experience in leading and developing a multi-disciplinary and diverse staff.
  • Superior judgment skills and ability to make quick, insightful decisions.
  • Self-starter energy and skills with a strong work ethic and the ability to triage numerous complex tasks and competing priorities.
  • The ability to work on a broad scope of projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrable values alignment and an unwavering ability to support the vision, mission and objectives of WISH.
  • A strong intersectional feminist analysis and anti-oppression, anti-racism, anti-Indigenous racism and anti-Black racism praxis and possesses significant understanding and knowledge of systemic barriers and oppression rooted in colonization, racism, transphobia, classism, misogyny, moralism, ableism and how they impact sex workers.
  • Experience with media, providing analysis and acting as a public spokesperson for an organization.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • High level of technological acuity including Google Workspace, MS Office Suite, SLACK and other SaaS.
  • Solid experience with conflict management and resolution.
  • Experience reporting to and working with a diverse Board of Directors, including supporting the retention and engagement of those directors.
  • More information about this opportunity can be found at this site. 
  • WISH - Are you our next ED? (



At WISH, we take our commitment to diversity, inclusion and reconciliation very seriously. To honour this commitment, we strongly encourage women with lived expertise in sex work, Indigenous women, Black women, women of colour, trans women, and members of other equity-seeking groups to apply. 

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter (max 1 page) in a PDF format
using this form. Your cover letter should let us know why this is your job! Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis as received up until April 5th, 2024 at 4:00 p.m PST. We thank all applicants for their interest, however; only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

WISH is committed to providing accommodation upon request at all stages of the hiring process. If you require accommodation during the hiring process, please contact us at


No telephone inquiries please. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. For more information on WISH Drop-in Centre Society visit 


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