Job Posting 74591

Executive Director
The Asante Centre
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Maple Ridge/Surrey
closed 2 days ago (Tue, 21 Sep)
full time  •  $90,000 - $95,000

Job description

Executive Director

Board of Directors, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Society for British Columbia

Full-Time, permanent position
Monday to Friday daytime hours; some Saturdays and/or flexible hours will apply

The Asante Centre, governed by the FASD Society for BC
#103-22356 McIntosh Avenue, Maple Ridge, BC
#303-7337 137th Street, Surrey, BC
*Travel between sites and into the community will be required.

To Apply
Please include a cover letter describing your experience/skill alignment as well as your reason for interest in the position, with your CV. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. The posting will remain open until filled.

Compensation $90,000 – $95,000 per annum, plus benefits and vacation

Who We Are

The Asante Centre is committed to supporting individuals of all ages with neurodevelopmental diversity, and their families, to reach their full potential. We do that through quality assessment and diagnostic services, speech-language and occupational therapy, client and family support, education, resource access and development, peer mentorship, and research. We specialize in brain-based differences such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), and other complex disorders influenced by a range of early trauma, prenatal stress, mental health, or genetics. We value respect, integrity, and collaboration in all our work.


The FASD Society for BC is looking for a charismatic, forward thinking and quality minded individual. You will have a passion for helping meet the needs of people with FASD and other developmental disabilities who experience social harms. You will provide an inspiring vision and strong, supportive direction, always with consideration of inclusiveness and informed by current trends.

Strong relational and collaborative skills and a proven track record of successful values-based leadership are key attributes of this role. The ED must be comfortable leading and developing a team of experienced professionals from various disciplines, have strong personal accountability, and function effectively as the face of the Society among internal and external stakeholders.

The ED will have strong advocacy and persuasion skills, including the ability to deliver public presentations and network with a diverse array of people. You can tailor your communications style for those with family members living with FASD and other developmental disabilities, funders, partners, clinicians, researchers and other audiences.

The ability to successfully manage change, growth and team development is a key for success in this role. A supportive leadership style with a focus on outcomes as well as courage and humility are qualities that are highly desirable.


The Executive Director is the key management leader of The Asante Centre. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.

1) Board Governance:

· Works with board in order to fulfill the organization mission.

· Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.

· Responsible for leading the Asante Centre in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors. Must have a tolerance for calculated risk to support innovative programming.

2) Financial Performance and Viability:

· Develops resources to ensure the financial health of the organization.

· Responsible for fundraising and developing other revenues necessary to support Asante Centre’s mission.

· Responsible for the fiscal integrity of The Asante Centre, through discipline and sustainability. to include submission to the Board and relevant committees of a proposed annual budget and ensuring delivery of monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.

· Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position. Reports variations to the budget as set by the board in a timely manner.

3) Organization Mission and Strategy:

· Works with board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning.

· Responsible for implementation of The Asante Centre’s programs that carry out the organization’s mission.

· Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that The Asante Centre can successfully fulfill its Mission into the future ensuring sustainability.

· Responsible for representing The Asante Centre in public arenas across BC, nationally and internationally, being the spokesperson for the organization and collaborating or networking with other parties. Being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.

· Responsible for developing and maintaining stakeholder and governments relations with federal, provincial and municipal representatives to further the mission and goals of The Asante Centre

4) Organization Operations:

· Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate.

· Provide overall direction and coordination of the planning, implementation and evaluation of all Asante Centre programs.

· Provide leadership, supervise and collaborate with organization staff.

· Responsible for the hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff.

· Responsible for signing all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.


· Five or more years senior nonprofit management experience.

· Proven track record of creating and executing on long- and short-term strategic plans and experience working closely with a Board of Directors

· Strong business and financial acumen and superior communications and leadership skills.

· Previous experience with fundraising and revenue generation.

· Experience with innovation, developing and executing new business/program offerings will be given strong consideration.

· Knowledge of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action and experience working with Indigenous families and communities.

· High level strategic thinking, planning and effective communication skills. Ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future to stakeholders.

· Ability to effectively communicate the organization’s mission to donors, volunteers and the overall community.

· Demonstrated experience in risk management in order to adequately protect the employees, assets and reputation of the Society.

· Previous experience with government and other stakeholder relations. Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence including funders, partner agencies and volunteers.

· Connections with local and provincial communities and organizations.

· Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff.

· A history of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results.

· Active fundraising experience. Excellent donor relations skills and understanding of the funding community.

· Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation.

· Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting.

· Strong written and oral communication skills.

· Strong public speaking ability.

· Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy.


· A master’s degree in social work, psychology, health management, or leadership. A master’s degree is preferred but commensurate experience will be considered.

· Minimum 5 years of direct management experience within a large organization, managing programs and large budgets. Prior management experience within the nonprofit sector is desirable.

· Training/education working with marginalized populations.

· Education and/or 3 years’ experience within a field of research is preferred.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $90,000.00-$95,000.00 per year

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