Job Posting 94216

Vice President of Development
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley
Abbotsford, BC
closes in 8 days (Thu, 8 Jun)
full time

Vice President of Development – HyLand

This executive search is conducted by Nelson/Kraft & Associates on behalf of HyLand




  • Must be aligned with the Christian values and convictions of MCC.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders through use of excellent collaboration skills as well as strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrate a great deal of initiative and the ability to effectively manage time and priorities with minimal supervision.
  • Must be approachable, humble, patient, positive, teachable and passionate about real estate development and the mission of MCC.
  • Must be an effective part of the HyLand team, valuing the contributions of each team member, and intentionally fostering strong personal and working relationships.




  • Post-secondary education in Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Planning or Commerce (Urban Land Economics and Real Estate) or Diploma Urban Land Economics (D.U.L.E.).
  • 5+ years of real estate development and finance experience: private sector development, commercial brokerage, real estate lender, real estate law, etc.
  • A track record of real estate financial analysis, strategic planning and executing ground-up development projects.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, including the ability to analyze current business problems and implement recommended solutions.
  • Must have exceptional organization, time management and interpersonal skills, and be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.




HyLand is looking for a relational leader with a background and gifting in real estate development to join their team as Vice President of Development.

HyLand is a real estate endowment that manages a significant portfolio of development and rental properties to generate revenue for the international relief work of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). MCC is a Christian non-profit organization that supports relief, development and peacebuilding initiatives in over 53 countries worldwide, including refugee support for war-torn countries, humanitarian aid for areas affected by natural disasters, clean water, job creation and education programs in developing nations, and reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples.

HyLand is a unique organization for two reasons: firstly, the work is inspired by a deep sense of purpose, as every earned dollar will be deployed to help those in greatest need around the world; and secondly, the work itself is carried out in accordance with MCC values that, in addition to financial sustainability and business excellence, prioritize integrity, stewardship and positive relationships. If this resonates with you, read on!

The Vice President of Development will work closely with the President in providing leadership to the organization, strategic planning and portfolio analysis, and oversight of various real estate acquisitions and development projects.

If you are a intrinsically motivated businessperson with high emotional intelligence, integrity and a conviction that aligns with the faith and values of MCC, we would love to hear from you!



Land was formed in 2012 to manage the donation of a large portfolio of rental and development properties across BC to Mennonite Central Committee (MCC).

The intent of the donor was to provide the basic necessities of those in greatest need around the world – and he believed that MCC had the right experience and track record to implement this vision.

HyLand functions like an endowment in preserving and growing the capital base and annually donating revenue back to MCC to fund its international relief and development programs. Part of HyLand’s mandate is to facilitate similar legacy donations for those who would like to devote a portion of their wealth to help create a better world. The endowment principle ensures that these donations can continue to have an impact in perpetuity.

HyLand functions as a sophisticated real estate investor and is actively involved in land development, property management and ground-up construction. We are an ideal partner for individuals and organizations that have shared values and a desire to create projects that benefit the local community and the broader world.



MCC BC wholly owns HyLand and is the shareholder of the HyLand group of companies. MCC BC appoints the directors of the HyLand Board and related subsidiaries as needed. The HyLand Board is the oversight body of HyLand, and as such, it approves the goals, plans, policies and long-term direction of HyLand within the general parameters set by MCC BC as the shareholder.

For further information, visit HyLand's website.



Location: Abbotsford, BC

Application Deadline: June 8, 2023

Start Date: TBD


TO APPLY please send a PDF copy of your cover letter and resume to . Include “HyLand – Vice President of Development” in the subject line.

To obtain a complete Opportunity Profile, please visit our website.



Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. is an executive consulting firm that specializes in working with not-for-profits and for-profit businesses across Canada, assisting them in the placement of senior executives and directors.

Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. welcomes and encourages all interested applicants to apply for this position. Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion in its hiring practices, and will only make distinctions among interested applicants in accordance with the applicable Human Rights legislation.

Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. also welcomes and encourages applications from candidates with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in the selection process. If you require disability-related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact us.

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