Executive Director

July 8th, 2024

Executive Director

  • Full Time
  • Vernon

Website North Okanagan Friendship Centre Society

The NOFCS is a dynamic and dedicated non-profit organization committed to serving the needs
of urban Indigenous people residing in the North Okanagan. Our mission is to provide culturally
appropriate health and social programs and services for the North Okanagan community.
We are looking for an Executive Director to take the organization into the next phase of its life.
Supported by the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres, the board is reorganizing the
society, and you will be the catalyst for positive change. You have deep knowledge of the
challenges faced by Indigenous people living in urban areas, often away from their home
communities. Your previous work has given you great leadership and management skills, and
now you are looking for a role to put them to good use to create strong community supports
for Indigenous people in the North Okanagan.

The North Okanagan is a fast-growing community that is still affordable and has all the
amenities for people who love the outdoors and a small city environment.
The full job description follows.

If you would love to bring your transformational leadership
skills to this Executive Director opportunity, please send your resume and cover letter detailing
your experience and understanding of issues facing urban Indigenous people to
gaelene@askelandconsulting.ca by the end of day, July 19.

Salary range is $85,000 to $95,000 depending on experience.

Position Overview:

The Executive Director will provide strategic direction, organizational leadership, and
operational oversight to advance the mission and goals of our organization. Working
collaboratively with the Board of Directors, staff, and community stakeholders, the Executive
Director will be responsible for ensuring the effective delivery of programs and services,
securing funding and resources, and fostering a culture of innovation, accountability, and


  1. Provide visionary leadership and strategic direction to advance the mission, goals, and values
    of the organization.
  2. Oversee the day-to-day operations of the organization, including program development,
    implementation, and evaluation, financial management, human resources, and administration.
  3. Collaborate with the Board of Directors to develop and implement organizational policies,
    procedures, and strategic plans to achieve long-term sustainability and impact.
  4. Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with Indigenous communities, organizations,
    government agencies, funders, and other stakeholders to support programmatic initiatives,
    partnerships, and advocacy efforts.
  5. Lead fundraising and resource development activities, including grant writing, donor
    cultivation, and stewardship, to secure funding for existing programs and future growth.
  6. Ensure compliance with all relevant legal, regulatory, and contractual requirements, as well
    as adherence to ethical and best practice standards.
  7. Foster a positive organizational culture that values teamwork, collaboration, diversity, equity,
    and inclusion, and promote professional development opportunities for staff and volunteers.
  8. Represent the organization in public forums, media interviews, conferences, and community
    events to raise awareness of our mission, impact, and achievements.
  9. Prepare and present regular reports to the Board of Directors, funders, and other
    stakeholders on the organization’s activities, financial performance, and outcomes.
  10. Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of programs and services, utilizing data and
    feedback to inform continuous improvement and strategic decision-making.


  • ┬áMinimum of 5 years of senior leadership experience in the non-profit sector, with a proven
    track record of success in organizational management, program development, fundraising,
    and community engagement.
  • Strong commitment to the values and principles of Indigenous self-determination, cultural
    revitalization, and social justice, with a deep understanding of the challenges and
    opportunities facing urban Indigenous people in the North Okanagan.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, with excellent communication, interpersonal, and
    relationship-building skills, and the ability to inspire and motivate staff, volunteers, and
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to develop and implement innovative solutions to complex
    issues, while effectively managing resources and mitigating risks.
  • Strong financial acumen, with experience in budget development, financial planning, and
    grant management, reporting, as well as knowledge of relevant accounting and reporting
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., Indigenous studies, social work, public
    administration, non-profit management) required; advanced degree preferred.
  • Indigenous heritage and cultural competency highly preferred.

To apply for this job email your details to communications@bcaafc.com.