ADRBC is looking for an Executive Director (ED), a key management leadership role liaising between ADRBC’s governance and operational structures. The ED is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include Board governance, financial performance, staff management, fundraising, and marketing & brand development. The position is responsible to the Board through the Executive committee, and reports directly to the President.
The ED not only understands current trends in ADR on National, Provincial, and International levels but applies that understanding in assisting the Organization’s Board and Executive to develop an effective and sustainable Strategic Plan, and to implement that plan. The ED demonstrates the vision and skills needed to spearhead and facilitate ADRBC’s growth, while supporting consistent and measurable value to all its stakeholders.
This role requires a professional with exceptional written and verbal communication skills who is able to manage multiple (and often conflicting) priorities and deadlines, and who brings a practitioner-level fluency and intimate understanding of the ADR discipline in British Columbia and the stakeholders it serves. The ED is fully dialed-in to current government initiatives in support of Access to Justice and is able to funnel and interpret those initiatives into meaningful reporting and consultation to the Organization’s Board and Chair.
The ED serves as the Executive-level face of the Organization, and engages with key stakeholders, clients, cooperating entities, government bodies, and the media in promoting and supporting the ADRBC business brand, the ADR discipline, and Access to Justice in British Columbia. This role works closely with the Organization’s President and Executive in developing policy, ensuring fiscal compliance, and implementing the Strategic Plan.
GENERAL AREAS of RESPONSIBILITY
Board Governance: Works with the President & Executive to ensure compliance with all Board governance requirements.
Financial Performance and Viability: Responsible for revenue generation and develops a strategic plan and resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization to fulfill the organization’s vision, mission and values by identifying and realizing new opportunities.
Marketing & Brand Development: Responsible for building ADRBC’s brand, programs, strategic planning and community outreach.
Operations: Oversees and implements appropriate opportunities to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate.
Staff Management: Leadership & management of ADRBC’s staff
- Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and professional manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
- Key client liaison responsible for maintaining and promoting professional client relations.
- Responsible for revenue generation by developing and maintaining revenue streams necessary to support ADRBC’s mission.
- Responsible for fiscal management and integrity of ADRBC by preparation and management of approved budgets, ensures maximum resource utilization, oversees audits, ensures the preparation of the audited financial statements for Board approval and presentation at the AGM, and overall maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
- Responsible for implementation of ADRBC’s programs that carry out the organization’s mission.
- Responsible for seeking out new opportunities to support and grow ADRBC and its members through responding to RFP’s and sourcing new roster opportunities.
- Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that ADRBC can successfully fulfill its mission into the future.
- Responsible for the enhancement of ADRBC’s image by building the organization’s brand, being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations
- Responsible for the hiring, management, and retention of competent and qualified office staff as well as instructors for ADRBC’s educational programs.
- Conduit for committees to the Board & Executive team
- Responsible for effective oversight of administration of ADRBC’s day to day operations.
- Responsible for signing all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.
- Lead, manage, and collaborate with organization staff.
- Serve as the primary contact between ADRBC and ADRIC as well as other regional affiliates.
- Strategic planning and implementation.
- Responsible for completion, maintenance and submission of ADRBC’s required reports in accordance with the Societies Act of British Columbia and all compliance activities.
- Responsible for overseeing and organizing ADRBC’s annual symposium.
- Responsible for organizing ADRBC’s Annual General Meeting
- Responsible for the organization’s website content and the oversight of member communications
- Serve as ADRBC’s primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, the media and the general public.
- Establish and maintain professional relationships with various organizations and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance ADRBC’s Mission.
- Oversee organization Board and committee meetings.
- Establishing employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operation of the non-profit.
- Review and approve contracts for services.
- Risk analysis – evaluate threats and/or opportunities for ADRBC by accurately reading the organization’s internal and external landscape that are shaping the views of its clients/partners/members and responding appropriately.
- Other duties as assigned by the Executive Team
- A bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent post-secondary education in a related discipline such as conflict resolution, justice studies, law, human resources, or business.
- Transparent and high integrity leadership.
- Five or more years senior non-profit management experience.
- Experience and skill in working with a Board of Directors.
- High level strategic thinking and planning. Ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future and mission to the Board, staff, clients, volunteers and sponsors.
- Demonstrated ability to lead and collaborate with staff.
- A history of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results.
- Active revenue generation and sponsorship experience.
- Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence including sponsors, partner agencies and volunteers.
- Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation.
- Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting.
- Strong written and oral communication skills in English.
- Strong public speaking ability.
- Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy.
- Ability to effectively manage a high-volume workload while being professional and responsive to Board members, staff, members, and client partners alike.
- Strong analytical skills
- Sound core business accounting skills
- A passion for the ADR disciplines and the ability to speak the language of ADR practitioners is an asset.
1) Be a Visionary Thinker
To chart the future direction for ADRBC and communicate it to all stakeholders needed to ensure the organization’s sustainable success.
2) Possess an Entrepreneurial Spirit
To create revenue by building relationships with those willing to invest in ADRBC.
3) Build Trusting Relationships
Through exemplary leadership, be committed to bringing out the best in others.
4) Chief Branding Officer
Exhibit an ongoing commitment to building ADRBC’s brand through raising its profile, communicating its achievements and successes, demonstrating value to its current members and potential new members alike.
Display an ongoing commitment to being collaborative with all levels of the organization.
To be self-managed, productive, and trusted to successfully execute all duties and responsibilities.
Terms of Employment:
- Full-Time / 40 hour per week – subject to a 6-month probationary period
- Work Location: Combination of office and home-based position (Metro Vancouver area)
- Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Posting Date: January 6, 2021
Closing Date: January 19, 2021
To Apply: Email your resume & cover letter to HRCommittee@adrbc.com by the closing date.