About Between Friends
Between Friends is a charitable organization dedicated to providing quality social, recreation and development opportunities so that people with disabilities can connect, grow and belong. We strive to help build an inclusive community where people with disabilities reach their individual potential and are recognized as valued citizens. We do this by focusing on abilities, not disabilities, and giving our participants experiences that will build confidence, create friendships and develop skills to help them thrive. Working in the Calgary community for close to 40 years, Between Friends has established itself as a leader in providing inclusive programming and increasing awareness, positive attitudes and sensitivity towards our neighbours and friends who live with a disability. Programming includes weekend and evening activities, summer camps, out of town excursions and inclusion support for individuals with disabilities and mainstream organizations throughout the city.
About the position – What you will do
We are seeking a passionate, highly motivated and skilled professional to lead Between Friends’ vision of building a more inclusive community. As the CEO of Between Friends, you will lead the organization in its mission to provide quality programming for people with disabilities, ensuring that our participants have opportunities and support to connect, grow and belong.
Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the CEO is responsible for:
Qualifications – what you bring
Between Friends Culture - what makes us unique
As an organization that provides social, recreation and development opportunities, it is important for us to “walk the talk.” We value fun, play and opportunities to learn and develop, both as an organization and as individuals within the organization. We also value relationships and friendship and consider ourselves a family. Whether a participant, volunteer, donor, funder or employee, we value and respect you. When you come to work for Between Friends, be prepared to have fun, and be prepared to be cared about.
Compensation and Benefits
Between Friends offers a competitive compensation package complete with health and dental benefits, as well as a graduated benefits program that includes increasing vacation time and an RRSP matching program based on years of service.
Community – Calgary and the Between Friends membership
Not from Calgary? Let us paint a picture for you so that you can envision yourself living in our wonderful city. Calgary is a big city with a small-town feel. It has the energy and amenities that you would expect from any urban centre but the unique ability to create close knit neighborhoods and a friendly atmosphere that welcomes newcomers with open arms. Situated in the eastern foothills of Canada’s Rocky Mountains, Calgary’s big sky and incredible views create an atmosphere of working and playing hard. Home to Canada’s energy industry, Calgary’s population is young, well educated, entrepreneurial, community minded and generous. Individuals tend to be family focused, recreation lovers, who are committed to a healthy work-life balance. With a population of just over 1.3MM people, Calgary is home to a diverse group of individuals from all over the world. Even with all these excellent attributes, like any big city, some Calgarians are more vulnerable than others and struggle to feel connected. Between Friends strives to bridge the gap for those with disabilities and we invite you to be a part of that effort!
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