Executive Director -

Victoria North, BRITISH COLUMBIA | 4 days | Deadline: 07 May 2021

Job Summary

Victoria North
Heritage BC;

Job Description

Now in its 40th year, Heritage BC supports and advocates for the broad heritage sector through education, training and skills development, capacity and awareness building, and funding through the Heritage Legacy Fund. We are passionate about building links between heritage, economic and environmental sustainability, tourism, community pride, and social representation and inclusivity.

Heritage BC’s business model and programming are at an exciting time of growth and development as we keep pace with the changing priorities of the heritage sector. The successful candidate will be a leader who can continue this development while balancing the many priorities, including built heritage, heritage conservation and intangible heritage, reconciliation and diversity of cultures, environmental and economic issues, and education and training.

The next Executive Director will also have strong knowledge and/or experience in leadership, communications, business development, program development and delivery, financial management and fundraising, and the operational and administrative functions of a small, productive not-for-profit. The successful candidate will understand the complex and changing nature of the heritage field and will be able to balance the many priorities.

The Executive Director hires and manages staff, consultants and volunteers. The Executive Director also supports the Board of Directors and Board committees in meeting goals and meeting requirements.

This is a full-time position. Heritage BC does not maintain a centralized office and relocation is not required.

The Executive Director will be responsible for, but not limited to:


  • Formulates, implements and reviews programs and procedures to support board-approved strategic directions.
  • Oversees the successful completion the Heritage Legacy Fund, Heritage Week, and BC Heritage Awards programs.
  • Oversees the planning, development, and successful delivery of training and skills development programs.
  • Procures and oversees successful completion of fee-for-service contracts.
  • Plans and coordinates the annual conference, in addition to other events, as required.

Marketing and Communications

  • Speaks effectively on behalf of the organization, its members, and the heritage sector, and ensures public communications reflect the organization’s established vision, mission, values and goals.
  • Liaises with members, governments, other organizations and the public; maintains strong relationships with the Heritage Branch, Columbia Basin Trust, BC Museums Association, and other stakeholders.
  • Increases awareness of, and advocates for the heritage sector; coordinates with the National Trust for Canada and provincial organizations to support a cohesive message.
  • Develops and implements a communications strategy; ensures quality and consistency of communication materials, including the website, electronic, social media, and events.


  • Support daily administrative duties.
  • Supports and attends Board meetings, committee meetings, and Annual General Meeting.
  • Prepares and delivers the Annual Report to the Board, members and external stakeholders.
  • Directs and evaluates the effectiveness of operations, including personnel management and implementation of strategic plan.
  • Leads a positive, safe, and inclusive work environment for the Board, staff and volunteers.


  • Prepares annual budgets for Board approval, and financial reviews at each Board meeting.
  • Manages and monitors the organization’s financial health.
  • In collaboration with the Board, and according to annual projections, develops and undertakes fundraising initiatives for Heritage BC and the Heritage Legacy Fund endowment.

Organizational Development

  • Develops with the Board an annual implementation plan to support the healthy growth of Heritage BC.
  • Identifies member and sector needs and communicates these to the Board.
  • Successfully manages member, donor and volunteer programs.
  • Maintains and develops organizational relationships with governments, agencies, educational institutions, foundations, local communities, other heritage organizations, tourism bodies, and the corporate sector.


  • Formal studies and/or demonstrated commensurate experience. Not-for-profit leadership experience an asset, including strategic planning and capacity enhancement.
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership, work collaboratively, delegate tasks as appropriate, exercise independence of judgment in determining priorities and evaluate projects and programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to inspire and lead an organization and to develop creative, high-functioning, mission-driven relationships with stakeholders and community.
  • Proven success developing and executing initiatives to strategically position and increase an organization’s profile, reputation and engagement with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Administrative and management skills, including office systems, budgeting, finance, marketing and communications strategies, board liaising, and staff management.
  • Experience in developing and delivering programs, such as webinars, conferences, and recognition activities.
  • In general, strong attention to detail; highly organized with the ability to plan and prioritize workload to meet objectives to the deadline; excellent communication skills, and ability to convey a range of information clearly.
  • An ability to represent and serve a multi-faceted and diverse sector.


  • The salary range is $75,000 to $85,000 (commensurate with experience), extended medical benefits, and four weeks of vacation.
  • This position is subject to a six-month probationary period.

Cover letters, CVs and correspondence can be delivered electronically to ed@heritagebc.ca .

Heritage BC thanks all applicants for their interest. Only those advancing in the selection process will be contacted. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Qualified candidates from all backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

The initial submission deadline is April 30, but submissions will be received and reviewed until the position has been filed.

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma from a program of 1 year to 2 years
Job Experience: Experience an asset
Rate: $75000.00 Year

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