We want to live in a caring community. Nelson CARES reaches out to support the most vulnerable
members in our community by providing:
The Executive Director’s key responsibility is the financial and organizational health of Nelson CARES.
The organizational focus is compassion for the people we serve. This includes providing opportunities
for transformation in our clients’ lives and providing access to supports and advocacy for the vulnerable
in our community. The job is client centered.
The care and well being of the staff is crucial and the Executive Director (ED) focuses on recruitment and
retention methods that support program services and staff health.
The most important traits of the ED are vision, passion, collaboration and perseverance. The ED is
engaged in the community and fosters partnerships with funders, staff and other agencies providing
services in Nelson and area.
Nelson CARES operates under a governance model. The ED is responsible to the Board of Directors for
providing leadership and management of the Society. The ED ensures that financial, human and material
resources are organized and directed towards implementation of the goals and policies established by
the Board. Currently there are 10 managers and more than 140 staff members supported by significant
operational and developmental budgets.
The ED is accountable for planning, organizing and evaluating the functions of Administration, Finance,
Human Resources, Public Relations, Communications and Fund Raising. The ED serves as a resource to
the Board and assists Managers in developing strategies, goals and policies consistent with the mission
of the Society.
General Duties and Responsibilities
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Please see the detailed job description at: nelsoncares.ca/execdirect
Skills and Qualifications
Proven experience with contract management, financial management of significant and complex
budgets, grant/proposal development, program development, business management, and
human resource management.
Solid understanding of basic accounting concepts and financial presentation.
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work under pressure and adapt quickly to unforeseen situations.
Excellent planning and organizational skills.
Ability to lead and motivate all employees.
Familiarity with computer systems, business technology and software as well social media platforms.
Compensation is commensurate with other social service agencies in the Southern Interior B.C. region.
Please refer to www.nelsoncares.ca/execdirect to see the detailed job description as well as more
detailed research materials.
We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those candidates selected for an interview will
We are conducting preliminary interviews by video conferencing. If you are selected as a candidate, we
will provide more information when we contact you.
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