Job Posting 101741

Director of Service Design & Development
Bethesda Christian Association
Fraser Valley
Abbotsford, BC
closes in 15 days (Mon, 8 Jul)
full time  •  $85,072-$93,288

Director of Service Design & Development – Bethesda Christian Association

This executive search is conducted by Nelson/Kraft & Associates on behalf of Bethesda Christian Association



Are you yearning for a new role in supporting people with diverse abilities, where your organizational and leadership skills can shine? Are you passionate about creating strong partnerships, advancing strategic growth, and designing quality services?

At Bethesda Christian Association, the goal is to create community among the people they support. This community extends to their families and their surrounding communities. Bethesda believes that we are all interdependent as we experience life together, and by bringing us all together in relationship, we are made stronger. In this way, we can do more, dream more, and fulfill more. Together we thrive.

Do you have a heart for this vision and the skill to step into a new and challenging role? The Director of Service Design & Development position may be the next step in your journey.

As Director of Service Design & Development, you will be joining a highly collaborative and supportive team of professionals. You will participate in the team’s efforts to further develop and enhance services of an ever-expanding organization.

This position takes a leading role in the design and development of new and existing services within Bethesda. It assumes full responsibility of supervising and supporting assigned resource managers who oversee various services, ensuring that desired objectives are met. It is ideal for an experienced leader who has worked directly with people who have disabilities or has a genuine heart to serve others.

If you recognize that supporting and empowering people with diverse abilities requires a strong commitment to service excellence, a collaborative culture, and effective systems to enhance service delivery, we would love to consider you for the role of Director of Service Design & Development.




Bethesda supports and empowers people with diverse abilities and their families

A big part of what we do is help people to find out what services are available to them, what would be most beneficial, and how to access them.

We offer a range of services including living options (staff supported homes, shared living, and intentional communities where people of all abilities live), community inclusion, supported independent living, summer camps, employment services, and family support services. There’s a lot to consider and what is right for one person or family may not be right for another.

We walk alongside people on their journey. Life isn’t static and so when it changes, we’re there working to find solutions. That’s what being committed to communities of true belonging means.

Each of our services is designed to meet the needs and preferences of each person in 8 areas of their life (8 Qualify of Life measures). This person-centred approach is committed to the values of community and inclusion.

We offer services for people with diverse abilities who are eligible for funding through Community Living British Columbia (CLBC), the Ministry for Children and Family Development (MCFD), and/or the Ministry of Health. We also offer options for people who pay privately for services as well as donation-based services.





As an expression of our Christian faith, we support and empower people of all abilities and their families, to thrive and to cultivate a deep sense of belonging as we journey through the joys and challenges of life together.


People of all abilities are flourishing in community while sharing their God-given skills and abilities, and being celebrated and embraced for who they are as leaders and decision-makers of their own lives.


  • Christ-centered, faith-based
  • Sanctity of life
  • Self-advocacy
  • Trust and integrity
  • Valuing relationships & inclusion
  • Stewardship





  • A philosophy of care in line with Bethesda’s philosophy of Christian service and support for people with diverse abilities.
  • Proven leadership experience in a non-profit organization; preferably in a senior leadership role.
  • Previous experience working with adults living with disabilities.
  • A minimum of a post-secondary degree in a relevant field.
  • Strong interpersonal, leadership, and organizational skills, with a high level of personal integrity, initiative, and maturity.
  • Excellent communication, mediation, advocacy, and assessment skills.
  • Advanced levels of written communication skills required for writing proposals, reports, etc.
  • Strong analytical and administrative skills.
  • Excellent computer skills with strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to learn new systems.
  • Willingness to be available for flexible working hours and access to own vehicle.
  • Standard requirements (Criminal Record Check, Medical Clearance, ICBC Driving Record, Immunization Records).
  • Full COVID-19 immunization.


Location: Abbotsford, BC

Application Deadline: July 8, 2024

Start Date: TBD

Salary Range: $85,072-$93,288


APPLY online at with your cover letter and resume. You must be eligible to work in Canada.



Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. is an executive consulting firm that specializes in working with not-for-profits and for-profit businesses across Canada, assisting them in the placement of senior executives and directors.

Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. welcomes and encourages all interested applicants to apply for this position. Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion in its hiring practices, and will only make distinctions among interested applicants in accordance with the applicable Human Rights legislation.

Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. also welcomes and encourages applications from candidates with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in the selection process. If you require disability-related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact us.

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