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Executive Director - part time - ACCES

Jan 15, 2021
Surrey, British Columbia

Executive Director (0.5 Full Time Equivalent):  African Canadian Continuing Education Society (ACCES)

The African Canadian Continuing Education Society (ACCES) has been providing scholarships to underprivileged Kenyan post-secondary students for over 25 years. Our mission is to alleviate poverty in Kenya through education. The strategic plan focuses on sustainability and “Kenyanization,” enabling graduates to generate ongoing income in support of the ACCES mission. Today, there are more than 3,000 Kenyans who have graduated with an ACCES scholarship, as well as an alumni association, with an endowment fund sponsoring students on its own. ACCES is a duly incorporated and registered charity based in Vancouver BC, supported by the ACCES Foundation and individual donors. This is a part-time contract position (an average of 20 hours per week).

The Ideal Candidate:

• has a passion for service and making a better world

• believes that education provides a path from poverty

• enjoys a flexible work environment

• likes to travel (the position involves two or more annual trips to Kenya)

• actively seeks new ways to grow and be challenged

• enjoys building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives

• uses both successes and failures as learning experiences that inform future actions

Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of five years of professional work experience in a related field (non-profit sector, education, marketing)
  • Leadership/supervisory skills
  • Experience growing/developing a charitable organization
  • Fund development/marketing skills
  • Financial stewardship experience, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making, and reporting
  • Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development, and task facilitation
  • Conversant with technology, social media, and videography
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Public speaking ability/experience
  • Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy

Salary and Benefits:  $37,440 per year, paid vacation, business expense reimbursement, and travel costs

Key Web Links:  ED Job Description,  ACCES Website,  Facebook Page

Applications and enquiries will be received at The application deadline is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 15. Please include a cover letter, resume, and references. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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