This job is no longer available.

Executive Director - NELSON KRAFT & ASSOCIATES

Nov 30, 2023
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Executive Director – Living Bible Explorers
This executive search is conducted by Nelson/Kraft & Associates on behalf of Living Bible Explorers

Living Bible Explorers (LBE) is searching for an operationally gifted leader with a visionary mindset to lead the team as Executive Director.

The Executive Director of LBE loves children and youth ministry and has a passion for the spiritual growth and discipleship of children, teens, and families. Reporting to the LBE Board, the Executive Director provides visionary leadership to the organization in the areas of strategy, mission growth, team management, and operational excellence while modelling relationship building and a servant heart.

The Executive Director is responsible for developing and directing the overall ministry of LBE. A first-year priority of the Executive Director is to lead a strategic planning process together with the board, program directors and other key staff. The Executive Director is growth oriented, with an appreciation for the operational requirements to provide exceptional, cost effective, and safe ministries for children and youth in an inner-city multicultural context.
If you are passionate about working in a multicultural environment, and have convictions that enthusiastically align with the values of LBE, we would love to hear from you!

Living Bible Explorers began in the spring of 1969 as the Simcoe Boys Club. It met in the West End home of 23-year-old George Bock. Four boys attended. George asked God to send someone to share the love of Jesus with kids on his street. The “someone” prayed for turned out to be George himself.

By the fall of that first year, so many boys were coming to the club that additional help was needed. Along came George Walker to fill the gap. That same fall, the first girls club was started in an old Safeway building, and the ministry changed its name to Living Bible Explorers.

Today, the Living Bible Explorers Ministry Center is located in a renovated church at 600 Burnell Street. Over the years, LBE’s ministries have evolved to include weekly programs for Grades 1-12, the Explore! Wilderness Adventure program, Lunch Club, Homework Club, Summer Adventures programs, and Explorers Bible Camp. God continues to call individuals to serve as both staff and volunteers, and the work of LBE continues to reach children, youth, and families in Winnipeg’s inner city with the Good News of Jesus.

Living Bible Explorers (LBE) is a non-denominational Christian charity that is committed to helping children, youth, and their families become productive, responsible, and spiritually mature individuals. This will be accomplished through building of relationships between individuals and LBE’s staff and volunteers within a safe environment and programs, and through sharing God’s love through life witness and the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Living Bible Explorers exists so that the children, youth, and families that we work with would come to know the Lord Jesus Christ, and be in His presence when He returns. This is our joy.

To provide a regular place where we invite children, youth, and their families in the core areas of the City of Winnipeg, to be passionate followers of Jesus.

To evangelize and disciple children and their families who live in the core areas of the City of Winnipeg.

To establish and direct programs and activities that will achieve these purposes.


  • In agreement with the Statement of Faith and Code of Conduct of LBE and aligned with the mission, vision, and purpose of the organization.
  • Servant leader and sociable with a positive attitude that cultivates a warm and encouraging team culture.
  • Background in inner city work and an understanding of indigenous relations, an asset.
  • Senior leadership/management experience.
  • Not-for-profit sector experience, preferred.
  • University degree in a relevant field such as Christian ministry leadership, social work, and/or education, preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in organizational development with measurable results. Highly motivated toward achievement and surpassing prior goals.
  • Experience in organizational process, having worked or been exposed to the administrative and accounting functions of an organization.
  • Previous experience facilitating the development and implementation of a strategic plan.
  • Able and willing to travel outside of the city to oversee ministries and donor development.
  • Experience reporting to and collaborating with an engaged board, preferred.
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Application Deadline: November 30, 2023
Start Date: TBD

TO APPLY please send a PDF copy of your cover letter and resume to Include “LBE – Executive Director” 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.
This job is from CharityVillage