Job Posting 69914

Executive Director
Nelson and District Women's Centre
Kootenay, 420 Mill Street, Nelson V1L4R9
closes in 20 days (Mon, 3 May)
full time

The Nelson and District Women’s Centre has an opening for an Executive Director. 

The Director will work together with the board and staff to perform related duties. 

This is a 30 hour a week position with a rate of pay of $23 per hour, plus 1.15% health benefits. Hours are mostly daytime but may include occasional weekends and evening hours for meetings and events. 

The Nelson and District Women’s Centre is a feminist organization in operation since 1972.  Our aim is to create healthy community through providing support for women and advancing gender equality. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Assist the board in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of staff, all programs, services, and activities approved under a strategic planning process.
  • Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the organization including human resources, facility management, health and safety, and risk management.
  • Create and nurture relationships with funders and donors, including potential funding organizations and community members.
  • Maintain full awareness and ensure accuracy of the complete financial, statistical, and accounting records of the organization.
  • Represent the organization within the community and implement the communications strategy.

Job Requirements: 

  • A degree or diploma in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum 5 years non-profit experience in a leadership position
  • Demonstrated ability to manage key external relationships, including donors, business partners, government agencies, and political relationships
  • Demonstrated public relations skills including deputations, presentations, media coverage and the development of written/verbal communication strategies
  • Evidence of successful grant writing/submission and extensive knowledge of grants and donations from the community and online
  • Extensive experience in the supervision of staff and contract workers
  • Strong background of working within feminist women’s organizations, developing and providing feminist-based programs and supports for women and girls

Applications accepted until the position is filled

Job to commence as soon as possible


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