Powell River & Region Transition House Society Powell River Community Services Association
Position: Executive Director
Reports to: Board of Directors
Purpose of Position:
The Executive Director provides visionary and practical leadership in two multi-program, non-profit organizations and is responsible for the overall administration and supervision of all seven programs operated by the Powell River & Region Transition House Society and the Powell River Community Services Association.
-Should possess post-secondary degree in a related field or equivalent combination of training, experience and education.
-Must have sound knowledge and understanding in the area of violence against women and children.
-Background and skills should include: five to seven years management level experience in a non-profit society, excellent oral and written communication skills and a proven ability to supervise staff and volunteers.
-Familiarity working within a unionized environment is preferred.
Key Areas of Responsibility:
- Formulates, develops and implements new or revised policy, goals, operational policies, new program proposals, directions or initiatives, impacts of legislative changes, resource needs and other matters of importance to the agency;
-Provides information to and recommends/presents proposals and plans to the Board for review, discussion and approval;
-Offers guidance and implements decisions of the Board in keeping with all legal and contractual obligations undertaken by the organization;
- Reports monthly to the Board of Directors on the status of the programs;
-Alerts the Board promptly of any extraordinary circumstances, including financial, legal or ethical issues that may arise;
-Ensures proper administration of all record keeping
-Ensures staffing configurations, scheduling, etc. are in keeping with program needs and funding levels;
-Strong financial knowledge and experience, including budgeting, analysis, reporting and communicating to the Board, Auditors and Funders;
-Demonstrated excellence in written communication skills, including the ability to develop and write briefs, proposals, contracts, presentations and reports;
- Ensures flow of communication between Board of Directors and staff and between programs.
-Prepares annual budgets for each of the seven programs for their specific, provincial funders;
-In conjunction with the Bookkeeper, prepares annual budgets and cash flow for Board approval and monitors ongoing allocation of resources and monthly financial reports to the board;
-With Board approval, prepares applications for any and all funding bodies, including seeking new funding sources as appropriate;
-Works with fundraising committee as required, setting objectives and assisting with initiatives and event coordination.
-Coordinates and participates in all staff hiring;
-Provides evaluation of Counselling program staff (Stopping the Violence Counselling and PEACE program, formerly Children Who Witness Abuse),SVSS and PBVS Coordinators and the Grace House Manager;
-Manages professional development within budget, including assessing, coordinating and recommending staff training requests;
-Encourages staff input and involvement in the decision-making process where appropriate;
-Shows a proven ability to provide support and supervision to staff;
-Keeps current on collective agreement and participates in negotiations as necessary.
Program Service Delivery:
-Ensures all aspects of Provincially contracted services are fulfilled;
Works with staff to ensure a high quality of client-based service delivery in the seven programs within the two societies;
Ensures the physical maintenance of the Main Office and Grace House are in compliance with Safety Standards required by law.
Community Liaison and Public Relations:
-Establishes and maintains effective relationships with senior and other government officials: clients and stakeholders, funding sources, volunteers, community groups etc;
-Communicates, presents and promotes the agency’s services and funding needs to the community etc;
Represents the agency at community and fundraising events or other official functions;
-Participates on working committees within the provincial zone, and other groups as an agency advocate.
-Excellent ability to communicate and negotiate with different levels of government;
-Possess a strong understanding of the impacts of colonization and experience working with Indigenous people and communities;
-Possess excellent interpersonal, public relations and networking skills;
-Possess a strong understanding of violence against women and children and familiarity with current research, understanding and theoretical approaches to working with survivors of violence;
-Shows creativity and a sense of humour where appropriate; Understands diplomacy and confidentiality.
Orientation & Training:
-Be willing to undertake appropriate professional development as needed.
-Attend out-of-town meetings and conferences as necessary and appropriate.
-Must have the ability to function independently, manage projects, meet deadlines, and respond to crisis or emergency situations;
-Is physically able to support this position;
-Must have a Satisfactory Criminal Record Clearance;
-Maintains a Current BC Driver’s License.