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We are hiring a new Executive Director!

Aug 21, 2019 | News

The Comox Valley Child Development Association is currently accepting applications for our Executive Director position.

The Executive Director’s fundamental responsibility is to advance, oversee and promote the CVCDA’s strategic vision and operations while serving as the chief advocate and spokesperson.

The Executive Director ensures that the CVCDA continues its tradition of high quality, family centred services which are responsive and connected to community.

The Executive Director, in partnership with the Board of Directors, maintains current and long term financial viability of the organization.

Resumes and references can be sent to Executive Director, Joanne Schroeder at joanne@cvcda.ca before September, 30, 2019.

Please read on for the complete job description.


Complete Job Description

Leadership. The Executive Director:

  • Serves as the chief advocate, spokesperson and fundraising representative for an annual budget of over four million dollars;
  • Leads the organization while effectively collaborating and maximizing the individual and collective expertise of board members, staff, and volunteers;
  • Maintains a healthy partnership and effective communication with the Board of Directors, community partners and the staff to improve all aspects of operations.


Board Relations. The Executive Director:

  • Assists the Board Chair in preparing meeting agendas, and other tasks to assist and ensure efficient and effective
  • Board meetings and communications;
  • Assists the Board in helping to identify community leaders to join the Board;
  • Works with and supports all Board Committees
  • Presents clear and transparent operating results, projections and annual budgets for Board approval.


Operations and Finances. The Executive Director:

  • Oversees all aspects of finance and operations in the organization and supervises the Director of Finance and
  • Operations in their duties.
  • Prepares annual operating budgets
  • Monitors financial statements monthly
  • Ensures that all aspects of organizational operations adhere to the CARF accreditation standards
  • Manages the ongoing accreditation process culminating in the reaccreditation of the organization every three years
  • Develops with Board of Directors a capital plan, which includes goals for facility maintenance as well as expansion


Service Delivery. The Executive Director:

  • Ensures that all programs are providing high quality services that adhere to contract requirements, and accreditation standards
  • Supervises Intervention Program Managers and some front line clinical staff in their practice
  • Leads the Program Manager’s team
  • Maintains relationships with program funders, in particular the Ministry of Children and Family Development and Community Living B.C.
  • Seeks funding for new programs that align with the service delivery mandate of the CVCDA
  • Works with other service organizations to improve the integration and reach of services.


Human Resources.  The Executive Director:

  • Leads human resource activities for the organization.
  • Further develops the CVCDA’s human resources capacity, enhancing professional development, performance evaluation, training, and recruiting.
  • Ensures that recruiting and orientation processes are consistent and streamlined.
  • Monitors and updates employee policies as required.
  • Is knowledgeable of the conditions in the collective agreements and interprets these for Board and staff members.
  • Acts as the management representative in discussions with HSA stewards and Labour Relations officer.
  • Participates in employment interviews as required.
  • Supervises HR support staff.


Community and Public Relations. The Executive Director:

  • With Communications and Marketing lead develops an annual communications plan for the organization and oversees its implementation.
  • Makes public presentations to potential donors, government agencies and interested individuals on the work of the CVCDA
  • Participates in the planning and preparation for the CVCDA Annual Telethon
  • Acts as media spokesperson for the organization.



  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline.  Master’s preferred.
  • A minimum of five year’s management experience within a non-profit organization.
  • Extensive supervisory experience.
  • Human resources and financial experience and knowledge
  • Experience in working with a Board of Directors
  • Experience in working collaboratively with other service delivery organizations.
  • Media experience.
  • Experience in a child serving organization preferred.


Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, meeting deadlines and managing a diverse workload
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Ability to create a work environment that is inclusive and welcoming for all
  • Public speaking skills
  • Ability to encourage and maximize the capabilities of others.


Salary to be negotiated.

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