Bring your wealth of not for profit knowledge, organizational and people leadership and passion to the Executive Director role.
We are seeking an Executive Director to lead as we build on our strengths and plan for the future. As the leader of a small team, you are a results-driven, people-focused professional and you will lead a variety of complex tasks related to management of vocational training programs, craft therapy and social programs and thriving accessory and craft production.
The Executive Director ensures effective processes and structures that result in key deliverables for business planning, identifying and growing income and funding streams, financial management, communications, and community outreach. Expect challenging and rewarding work along with the chance to add value and the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of others.
Collaboratively works with the board to ensure that the organizations mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach
Ensures compliance with all government legislation, regulations, and guidelines pertinent to the organizationâ��s role as an employer, charity and non-profit agency
Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health 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
Responsible for fundraising plans and developing other resources necessary to support Craftworksâ�� mission
Identifies, recommends, and executes on opportunities to build and grow new revenue streams including grants, sales, and individual donor opportunities
Recruits, leads, develops, recognizes and retains Craftworksâ�� staff
Actively engages and energizes Craftworks volunteers, event committees, and alumni, partnering organizations, and donors
Supports and encourages initiative
Program and Operations Management
Oversees and implements budgets and resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate
Ensures ongoing program excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of administration, fundraising, communications, and systems
Advocacy, Fundraising & Communications:
Actively engages and energizes Craftworksâ�� partnering organizations, and donors
Expands local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and expansion
Oversees all aspects of communicationsâ��from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating stronger awareness and community support
Advocates for and communicates Craftworks mission, vision and organizational success
Planning & New Business:
Designs expansion plans and completes the business planning process for existing operations, new programs or expansion
Builds partnerships and establishes relationships with donors and political and community leaders
Who We Are
Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, our company strives to enhance the quality of life and inclusion in the community for persons with disabilities and other employment barriers through sewing and craft.
Through programming, our company offers individuals working to overcoming physical disability and/or mental illness and other employment barriers the opportunity to increase self-esteem, personal growth and creativity skills, while providing them with new sewing and crafting skills and supplemental income.
In addition to income from its social enterprises, our company receives funding from the Vancouver Foundation, the Province of British Columbia, Vancity and various private donations. With this support, our company has been able to provide services to participants and create products for our customers since 1966.
With respect, teamwork, inclusivity and commitment at the core of our company , we are an organization that knows the value of talented people. A career with us is an opportunity to be part of a team that is focused on forging new opportunities for those we serve. You can expect a competitive salary, flexibility and a challenging work environment.
our company is an equal opportunity employer, and invites applications from all qualified candidates.
Please note only electronic applications will be accepted.
While we thank all applicants for their interest, only individuals shortlisted by the recruitment committee will be contacted.
A Bachelorâ��s degree in a related discipline, with 5 - 7 years of senior management experience; track record of effectively leading and scaling an outcomes-based organization and staff; (or an appropriate combination of education and experience)
A minimum of 5 years experience with social enterprises and/or non-profit/charitable organizations
Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation
Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget
Action-oriented, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning
Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people (staff, volunteers, board members, donors, politicians, community groups)
Grant writing and fund development experience
Experience working with adults with disabilities, with other vulnerable populations or in the mental health field is an asset
Experience working in the fashion or textile industry, volunteering or with hobbies in fashion and crafting an asset