Now Hiring: Executive Director

Executive Director 

Job Purpose: 

The Ladysmith Resources Centre Association (LRCA) is recruiting for an Executive Director to assist the  LRCA in being “the centre of change in Ladysmith”. Working for the LRCA will bring rewarding  opportunities to gain relevant further skills and knowledge while working in a supportive team  environment and making a difference in the local community.

The Executive Director oversees the operations of the LRCA and acts as the agency’s liaison between the  organization and relevant regional, provincial, and federal services including the community at large.  The Executive Director reports to the LRCA Board of the Directors and is responsible for the overall  administration of LRCA affairs and activities in accordance with policies established by the Board of  Directors.

The LRCA is located in Ladysmith and is one of a few social service agencies providing service. The Town  of Ladysmith is a small town with a big town feel. Nestled between Nanaimo and Duncan, this position  gives opportunities to build professional networks north and south. As Executive Director of the LRCA,  you are supported by a team of 20-25 amazing staff and over 250 volunteers to carry out work that  brings positive change to our most underserved populations. For more information on what the LRCA  does please visit:

Scope of Work:

Full Time hours, Monday to Friday however participation in fundraisers, events and  presentations on evenings and weekends will be required. Flexibility of hours will be required in order  to meet job requirements.




Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is accountable for the following:

  • Building and maintaining a professional and collaborative relationship with the Board of Directors.
  • Overall strategic leadership and day-to-day operational and financial management of all aspects of the LRCA.
  • Development and maintenance of effective partnerships with stakeholders, governments, donors, media, corporations, and other non-profit organizations.
  • Building community and strategic partnerships and acting as the organization’s principal spokesperson and community ambassador.
  • Preparation of grant applications reports to funders and fund-raising plans to realize the organization’s vision, mission, and its programming goals.
  • Maintaining a positive workplace culture that is consistent with the LRCA’s vision, mission, and values.
  • Keeping informed of trends, issues, events and developments within the Non-Profit sector through professional peer contacts, conference, and appropriate training.

Major Accountabilities:

  1. Board Engagement and Interface -- Supports the work of engaging the Board by advising and informing the Board President as well as its members, facilitating the interfacing between the Board and the Agency staff. Works to achieve milestones, objectives and goals set by the Board of Directors.  Supports the Board's evaluation of the Executive Director.
  2. Program and Service Delivery -- Oversees design, marketing, promotion, delivery and quality of programs and services.
  3. Financial, Tax, Risk and Facilities Management – Develops and presents the yearly budget for Board approval and prudently manages organization's resources within those budget guidelines according to current laws and regulations.
  4. Human Resource Management -- Effectively manages the staff and volunteers of the organization, ensuring the effective administration of the organization policies, processes and established operating procedures. Provides career development, coaching, feedback and any necessary discipline of the  organization’s employees and/or volunteers.
  5. Community and Public Relations -- Assures the organization and its mission, programs, and services are consistently presented in strong, positive image to relevant stakeholders, including – grant issuing entities, government agencies, other service agencies including nonprofit agencies, donors and the  community at large.
  6. Fundraising -- Oversees fundraising planning and implementation, including identifying resource requirements, researching funding sources, establishing strategies to approach funders, writing and submitting of grants/proposals and administrating fundraising records and documentation.

The Executive Director assumes full responsibility for the organization. Ensuring the organization is  abiding by all laws, being ethical, financially accountable, good stewards of all donations/grants and  abiding by all regional, provincial and federal laws.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. social sciences, community development, business) or equivalent education, training and experience.
  • Significant management and leadership experience, preferably in a non-profit setting.
  • Experience in business, budget management, social enterprise management, and fundraising campaigns.
  • Strong people management skills and experience in Human Resource management, including the recruitment, orientation, teambuilding of employees and a volunteer workforce.
  • Strong relationship building skills and the ability to develop and maintain strong collaborative relationships with community stakeholders and organizations, municipal and provincial government agencies, and corporate sponsors.
  • Experience in grant and report preparation.
  • Ability to engage and effectively collaborate with the Board of Directors.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Working knowledge of creating strategic plans, developing action items and ensuring the steady progress of completions
  • Knowledge of performance management tools for personnel and programs.
  • Knowledge of the complexities of poverty, especially in housing, homelessness, food security and community wellness is considered an asset.
  • High level of resourcefulness, creativity and solid organizational leadership.

A satisfactory criminal record check is required for all LRCA employees and volunteers prior to beginning work.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however only those candidates selected for interviews  will be contacted.


Please email your cover letter and resume to LRCA President, Jennica Graham by December 11, 2020. All applications will be kept in strict confidence.