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Executive Director

As the senior leader the Executive Director is responsible for the effective and efficient management of budgets, staff and program delivery for the Victoria Brain Injury Society (VIBS). Reporting through the President the Executive Director provides professional advice to ensure the successful implementation of the strategic direction set out by the Board of Directors.

Core Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Working with the Board developing strategic goals and objectives for VBIS
  • Creating annual business plan to deliver on strategic objectives
  • Program evaluation and development and implement improvements when required
  • Identifying and prioritizing strategic and operational policy gaps
  • Ensuring the timely delivery of materials to the Board including:
    • Agendas, minutes and reports
    • Issues that could impact service delivery
  • Financial Management including;
    • Budget preparation, monitoring and reporting
    • Development of fundraising proposals
    • Development of fundraising initiatives
    • Adherence to all relevant legal financial requirements
  • Human Resource Management including:
    • Establishing and maintaining a positive and productive environment for staff, volunteers and clients
    • Developing annual work/performance plans aligning with the annual business plan
    • Determining staffing requirements and overseeing the recruitment of staff
  • Provide crisis management support to staff and volunteers
  • Creating an increased awareness of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and the organization
  • Developing and coordinating production of media material (newsletter, brochures, promotional materials, online and social media content)
  • Establishing good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with the community-at-large, stakeholder groups, sponsors and other organizations to help achieve goals of the organization
  • In addition to the president of the board, acting as spokesperson for the organization

Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills Requirements 

  • Undergraduate degree or higher from a recognized post secondary institution and two (2) year experience in the not for profit sector or a Diploma from a recognized post secondary institution and three (3) years relevant experience
  • Experience with individuals with Acquired Brain Injuries (ABI)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex tasks and prioritize competing demands
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment to implement projects
  • Firm understanding of: 
    • Not for profit governance structures
    • Funding agencies
    • Policy and program development and implementation

Personal Characteristics

  • Highly organized and possesses a systematic approach to work
  • Ability to engage in relationship-building with multiple organizations, government agencies and other professional associations
  • Ability to work to demanding deadlines and to adapt and operate effectively in a dynamic environment
  • Collaborative working style in a team environment
  • Is diplomatic and tactful and able to maintain confidentiality and monitor level of disclosure on sensitive matters
  • Understand and practice ethical behavior and business practices
  • Innovative approach to developing strategies to improve operations within the organization
  • Ability to be flexible, versatile and open-minded in an evolving work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency

Working Conditions

  • Standard office/program delivery environment
  • Standard work week (37.5)*, but occasionally will involve working evening and weekend hours to accommodate activities (e.g. Board meetings, representing the organization at public events).

*Hours may be negotiable for the right candidate.

Interested candidates should e-mail their resume and cover letter, with “Executive Director” in the subject line to:

Don Anderson

Acting Executive Director

Victoria Brain Injury Society

ed@vbis.ca

The Victoria Brain Injury Society is committed to employment equity and encourages people living with a brain injury, visible minorities and persons with culturally diverse backgrounds to apply and self-identify. We encourage applications from candidates who reflect the diversity of our community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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