Job Posting 75617

Executive Director
Association of Neighbourhood Houses of BC
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Vancouver, British Columbia
closed 10 days ago (Fri, 15 Oct)
full time

The Association of Neighbourhood Houses of BC (ANHBC) is currently seeking an experienced executive to join our senior leadership team and provide leadership to the Marpole Neighbourhood House (MNH).


As a future-oriented leader and strategic thinker, the successful candidate will demonstrate a proven record of strong leadership skills and an ability to work effectively and collaboratively using a community development lens with staff, volunteers and a volunteer Community Board, as well as funders, community partners and local groups, in order to achieve the organization’s mission and vision, develop strategic directions, goals and plan, and execute and follow through the plan both during and post this pandemic.   



Working within the ANHBC senior leadership team, the Executive Director of MNH reports to the CEO of ANHBC with respect to operational and association-wide responsibilities and has functional accountability to the MNH Community Board with respect to the priorities at the local community level.  The successful candidate will lead a recently launched Neighbourhood House with a nimble and dedicated team of 5 staff and many community volunteers. They will manage a growing budget and develop it into a financially resilient entity that sustains community needs.



  • A minimum of five years of senior level management/leadership experience, ideally in a not-for-profit environment;
  • Relevant graduate degree or higher; an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered
  • Strong strategic planning skills; must be able to connect vision, mission and strategic goals and develop work plans to achieve them;
  • Strong leadership and organizational development skills; broad knowledge and experience in place-based strategies, community development initiatives and programs/services that promote food security, social justice, and inclusion;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; the ability to write coherent proposals and reports and to articulate, reframe and present complex ideas and messages is essential;
  • Experience in fund development and grant writing; knowledge and experience in donor engagement and social enterprise an asset;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to build and nurture internal and external relationships;
  • Knowledge of community development principles is essential; experience working with a diverse community including vulnerable populations such as seniors, LGBTQ2+, indigenous groups, newcomers, youth and those who experience barriers to social and economic participation in community; knowledge of and demonstrated commitment to anti-racism and de-colonization work;
  • In-depth knowledge of Marpole community  or communities offering services and programs that address the particular concerns and needs of diverse populations;
  • Experience in human resource management, financial management, administration and program management, development and evaluation; and
  • Knowledge of additional languages and cultures will be considered a great asset.


This is a regular full time position (35 hours per week, 5 day work week) that requires a consistent in-person presence at MNH.  A detailed job description available upon request.  Salary commensurate with experience.  


For more information about the Association of Neighbourhood Houses of BC and the Marpole Neighbourhood House, please visit


The Association of Neighbourhood Houses of BC is an equal opportunity employer.  We place a high value on diversity & inclusion.  We encourage qualified individuals from all backgrounds and identities to consider applying for the position. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply by noon Friday October 15th, 2021, in confidence, to:


Ms. Lily Chen, CPHR, Human Resources Director, ANHBC



To help us track our recruitment effort, please indicate in your cover letter where you found this posting.

We thank and acknowledge all applicants and will proactively contact those selected for interviews.

Please Note: is not affiliated with and in no way endorses or vets the organization that posted this job. Any links posted within the job will take you to their external site where the same disclaimer applies.

Thanks for looking on and good luck with your job search!