Executive Director - Shuswap Immigrant Services Society

Oct 05, 2020
Salmon Arm, British Columbia
Summer, Internship, Work While Studying, Co-op

Shuswap Immigrant Services Society’s mission is to foster a culture of education, tolerance and community that assists and empowers immigrants of the Shuswap region of British Columbia in the integration and settlement into life in Canada.

Shuswap Immigrant Services Society is seeking a collaborative, strategic, and passionate Executive Director to serve as a visionary and partner to the Board of Directors and our staff. We are experiencing an exciting time of growth, and in 2020/21 will work on creating and executing our next strategic plan. The ideal candidate for Executive Director at Shuswap Immigrant Services Society should embrace and embody the vision, mission, core values and objectives of the organization, as set out on our website: www.sissociety.ca


Summary of Skills and Qualities

The successful candidate will be:

  • Passionate about embracing, supporting, and integrating immigrants into the community while honouring diverse culture, language, religion and customs.
  • Comfortable navigating the opportunities and challenges of leading a small, growing organization.
  • Skilled at managing and supporting employees and volunteers with a variety of skills and experience levels
  • Adept at building relationships with the board, funders, staff, volunteers, community members, and community organizations
  • Willing to create partnerships and understand that these relationships are a critical ingredient to the organization’s success.
  • Good at organizational and time management skills.
  • Able to find fun and humor in daily work and enjoy leading an organization that cares personally about the people within it.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

The Executive Director shall be responsible to/for:

The Board of Directors

  • Fulfilling the mandate of the organization as represented by the Board of Directors
  • Developing a trusting, transparent, working relationship with the Board
  • Complying with the Constitution, Board Policies and Procedure Manual
  • Ensuring legislative compliance of the Society with all legislation pertaining to non -profit societies within the province of British Columbia

Staff/ Volunteers

  • Hiring and supervising, directing and facilitating the work of all full and part -time employees
  • Developing internal personnel policies including providing professional development opportunities and initiating performance reviews with staff
  • Recruitment and retention of volunteers

Strategy and Communications

  • Directing and contributing to the implementation of the overall communications strategy
  • Representing, enhancing and promoting the profile of the Society in the wider community
  • Seeking out new community partnerships as well as maintaining and working with existing partners
  • Liaising and maintaining positive relationships with regional partners in the settlement service sector

Development & Funding

  • Building/maintaining relationships with all federal and provincial funding ministries
  • Writing, preparing and negotiating funding proposals and grant applications
  • Maintaining and developing current and new revenue opportunities
  • Ensuring project goals are met within budgets
  • Complying with reporting requirements

Finance and Operations

  • Overseeing facilities management. 
  • Having experience with organizational finances, the E.D. will be responsible for creating budgets, reading financial statements and  interpreting  financial information to make informed decisions and recommendations.
  • Preparing annual budgets and overseeing preparation of annual financial statements by the bookkeeper.


Qualifications of the successful candidate include:

  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in Canadian non-profit leadership
  • Experience in settlement services, social services, public sector or other public service
  • A bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field OR an equivalent combination of education and experience will be accepted
  • Availability for occasional evening and weekend commitments , including approximately eight evening board meetings a year
  • Excellent written and verbal skills in English 
  • Proficiency in other languages an asset.
  • Computer proficiency , especially with Microsoft Office. 
  • Familiarity with accounting software such as Quickbooks is an asset.
  • Regular use of a reliable vehicle, valid driver’s license and insurance.


How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter, Attn: Board Chair to siss.board@gmail.com

Tell us about why the Shuswap Immigrant Services Society’s mission matters to you; how you meet the requirements for this job and why you would like to lead Shuswap Immigrant Services Society.

Hours of Work: 25 to 30 hours per week.

The deadline for applications is August 22, 2020

Commencement Date: September  14th , 2020

What to expect: Applicants will receive an email confirming receipt of their application.

We thank all applicants for their interest in Shuswap Immigrant Services Society. Short-listed candidates will be contacted by email to arrange telephone and/or in-person interviews.

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