Job Posting 99268

Executive Director, People & Culture
Atira Women's Resource Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closed 2 days ago (Wed, 21 Feb)
full time  •  $120,000-$145,000

Atira Women's Resource Society (Atira) is a leading and highly effective non-profit organization in the Lower Mainland of BC dedicated to supporting women, children and gender diverse individuals affected by violence and oppression. Founded in 1983 and with a staff of 1500 and close to 3000 units under management, Atira offers safe and supportive housing and aims to end all forms of gendered violence by delivering educational programs and through its advocacy work. Atira believes in a “Housing to Hope” philosophy, where supports are in place along with housing, to fully enable all people.


Reporting to the CEO, the Executive Director, People & Culture (ED PC) will be a key member of the Executive Leadership Team with the responsibility to provide strategic human resources leadership and oversight to support Atira’s mission and oversee all aspects of the organization's employee journey. Specifically, the ED PC will be a key steward of Atira’s culture and will provide insightful change leadership and organizational development insight to the Executive Leadership Team, Atira’s Board of Directors, and to Atira’s strategic partners, including the BCGEU, CSSEA and funders including the Province of BC and BC Housing. Deeply committed to the mission, the ED PC will be a strong advocate on behalf of the community and will actively participate in discussions related to gender-based violence, women’s housing, and related employment services and considerations.


As the ideal candidate, you bring a track record of successful HR policy, procedure, program development and implementation experience, preferably in the non-profit sector, and lived experience and/or understanding of mental health, addictions, housing and social services to the role. You demonstrate exceptional empathy, self-awareness and problem-solving abilities with skilled expertise in people-centric change management. Your exceptional communication, interpersonal skills and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, gender equality, and social justice allow you to cultivate strong relationships with a variety of stakeholders. And finally, you embrace and lead with women-centered approaches that align with Atira’s mission and values of inclusive feminism, anti-oppression, and harm reduction.


Compensation: Competitive compensation and benefits package commensurate with experience, in a range between $120k - $145k. A benefits plan and generous vacation allowance are included.


To Apply


Atira Women's Resource Society has partnered with leadership advisory firm Odgers Berndtson. To apply for this position, please submit your resume and a detailed cover letter outlining how you meet the criteria listed above online at


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Atira Women’s Resource Society is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and Atira Women's Resource Society throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.


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