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  • 11-Jan-2018 to 24-Jan-2018 (PST)
  • Esquimalt MFRC
  • Victoria, BC, CAN
  • Full Time


Are you a collaborative, strategic leader with a passion for working in non-profit organizations? Do you value the efforts and sacrifices made by our Canadian military members and their families? Here is a chance to make a positive difference. The Esquimalt Military Family Resource Centre (Esquimalt MFRC) is seeking an experienced, inclusive, and strategic Executive Director to lead our well-established organization.


About Us

Esquimalt MFRC is an independent resource for the military members and their families, and is a community-based, registered charitable organization. We provide support and services that address the unique challenges of the military lifestyle. Our mission is to increase resilience in military families, resulting in enhanced quality of life, thereby enabling military operations.

For more on who we are, access the Esquimalt Military Family Resource Centre website here.


About the Role

The Executive Director (ED) reports to the Esquimalt MFRC Board of Directors, and is responsible for implementing and achieving the policies and goals set out by the Board. The ED oversees all aspects of day-to-day operations of the Esquimalt MFRC, including general management and administration, human resources, program planning, community engagement, and financial management.

The Executive Director liaises with stakeholders including the Department of National Defence, the Canadian Forces (CF), Military Family Services (MFS), community organizations, and government (municipal, provincial and federal) organizations, and is accountable to the Canadian Forces community for the operation of the Esquimalt MFRC.


Our Ideal Candidate

We are seeking a leader who has experience with leading an organization that delivers a wide range of social services, all while using a sense of humour effectively to enhance progress towards goals, and inspire the team to achieve positive outcomes.

Our ideal Executive Director is resourceful, flexible and resilient. They are committed to a high level of transparency, integrity in communication, and sharing of information to build trust, and to inspiring and empowering others. They are supportive, respectful and positive in their interactions, and recognize and appreciate the needs of our clients. 



  • University degree in a related field, preferably at the Masters level.

Desired Knowledge and Experience

  • Full knowledge of the unique challenges of the military family lifestyle and proficiency in French are considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of current community challenges and opportunities relating to the mission of the organization.
  • Five years' progressive management experience in a voluntary sector, including previous experience working with a Board of Directors and knowledge of governance practices and standards.
  • Knowledge of human resources management, financial management, and project management best practices, including all federal and provincial legislation applicable to voluntary sector organizations.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the proven ability to deal effectively with community members, staff, media, community agencies, and other stakeholders.
  • Excellent computer skills with advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours.
  • Valid BC Driver's license.

To read more about this position including compensation and benefits information, as well as information on living in Victoria, click on the Full Job Description button below.

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