Executive Director Position – Prince George Brain Injured Group

PG BIG is now hiring an executive director.

The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the Prince George Brain Injured Group according to its mission and the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors and in accordance with PGBIG policies and legislative and legal requirements.

The Executive Director position requires an individual who displays strong, collaborative leadership abilities, and a commitment to client-centred care.


  • Possesses a Master Degree in business, or in a health or human service discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years senior management experience, including human resources management, preferably in a unionized environment.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience with delivery of social programs.
  • Demonstrated experience with non-profit boards.
  • Displays excellent written and oral communication skills, including public relations and marketing.
  • Displays skills in program development, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Demonstrates ability to generate revenue and identify potential funding sources.
  • Demonstrates experience & skills in financial management.
  • Licenses and certifications: Class 5 BC Driver License (Required)
  • Language: English (Proficiency Required)


  • Displays a commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation.
  • Displays passion, idealism, integrity and a positive attitude.
  • Displays mission-driven and self-directed behaviours.
  • Behaves in an ethical manner.
  • Understands ethical behaviour and business practices, and ensures that own behaviour and the behaviour of others is consistent with these standards, and aligns with the values of the organization.
  • Displays excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget.
  • Possesses strong marketing, public relations and fundraising experience, with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.
  • Displays an action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning.
  • Displays knowledge of federal and provincial legislation applicable to charitable sector organizations including: employment standards, human rights, occupational health and safety, charities, taxation, CPP, EI, health coverage etc.
  • Exhibits proficiency in the use of computers for: Word processing, Financial management, E-mail, Internet.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
  • Adaptability: Demonstrates a willingness to be flexible, versatile and/or tolerant in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Creativity/Innovation: Develops new and unique ways to improve operations of the organization and to create new opportunities.
  • Focus on Client Needs: Anticipates, understands, and responds to the needs of internal and external clients to meet or exceed their expectations within the organizational parameters.

The Executive Director performs the following:

  • Provides exemplary leadership.
  • Participates with the Board of Directors and senior staff in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the Society.
  • Identifies, assesses, and informs the Board of Directors of internal and external issues that affect the Society.
  • Acts as a professional advisor to the Board of Directors on all aspects of the organization’s activities.
  • Fosters effective team work between the Board and the Executive Director, and between the Executive Director and staff.
  • Partners with managers, staff and persons served by the society to maintain an organizational culture of respect, community and personal growth.
  • Positively influences others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.
  • Makes decisions through a process of assessment to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely, and in the best interests of the organization.
  • Conducts official correspondence on behalf of the Board as appropriate and jointly with the Board when appropriate.
  • In addition to the Chair of the Board, acts as a spokesperson for the Society.

Operational Planning and Management

  • Develops an operational plan which incorporates goals, objectives, timelines and evaluation processes that work towards the strategic direction of the Society.
  • Ensures that the operation of the Society is consistent with direction from the Board, PG BIG contractual obligations, and the legislative responsibilities of the Society.
  • Drafts policies for the approval of the Board, and prepare procedures to implement the Society’s policies; review existing policies on an annual basis, and recommend changes to the Board as appropriate.
  • Thinks strategically by assessing options and actions based on trends and conditions in the environment, and the vision and values of the organization.
  • Provides support to the Board by preparing the meeting agenda in cooperation with the Board Chair and providing all other supporting materials.
  • Provides leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff, and carry out plans and policies authorized by the board.

Program Planning and Management

  • Oversees the planning, implementation and evaluation of the Society’s programs and services.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field of brain injury.
  • Ensures that the programs and services offered by the Society contribute to the Society’s mission and reflect the priorities of the Board.
  • Ensures that the operation of the organization meets the expectations of its clients, Board, and Funders.
  • Ensures effective systems to track progress, and regularly evaluate program components.
  • Oversees the day-to-day delivery of the programs and services of the organization to maintain or improve quality.

Human Resources Planning and Management

  • Determines staffing requirements for organizational management and program delivery.
  • Ensures that an effective management team, with appropriate provision for succession, is in place.
  • Is responsible for the recruitment, employment, and release of all personnel, both paid staff and volunteers, ensuring that personnel have the appropriate technical and personal abilities to help further the Society’s mission.
  • Accesses the supports and recommendations available through the labour relations consultants at the Health Employer’s Association of BC.
  • Oversees the implementation of human resources policies, procedures and practices, ensuring that these are consistent with PG BIG employee’s collective agreement, and all regulatory and legislative requirements.
  • Establishes positive, healthy, and safe work environments in accordance with community standards, legislation and regulation.
  • Coaches and mentors staff as appropriate to improve performance.
  • Ensures that that staff receive appropriate orientation and training, and that employee job descriptions and evaluation tools are updated as required.

Financial Planning and Management

  • Works with managers and the Board to prepare a comprehensive multi-departmental budget.
  • Works with the Board to secure and maintain adequate funding for the operation of the Society.
  • Researches funding sources, oversee the development of fund raising plans and write funding proposals to increase the funds of the Society.
  • Participates in fund raising and organizational promotional activities as appropriate.
  • Approves expenditures within the authority delegated by the Board.
  • Ensures that sound bookkeeping and accounting procedures are followed.
  • Administers the funds of the Society according to the approved budget, and monitors the monthly cash flow of the Society.
  • Provides the Board with comprehensive, regular reports on the revenues and expenditure of the Society.
  • Ensures that the Society complies with all legislation covering taxation and withholding payments.

Community Relations / Advocacy

  • Promotes dialogue with stakeholders regarding current and future work of the Society.
  • Establishes working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups, funders, politicians and other organizations to help achieve the goals of the Society.
  • Represents the Society at community activities, and on local committees, to enhance the Society’s community profile.
  • Publicizes the activities of the organization, its programs and goals through traditional means, as well as through social media and the society web-site.

Risk Management

  • Identifies and evaluates the risks to the Society’s people (clients, staff, management and volunteers), property, information, finances, goodwill and image, and implements measures to control risks.
  • Ensures that the Board of Directors and organization carries appropriate and adequate insurance coverage.
  • Ensures that the Board and staff understand the terms, conditions and limitations of the insurance coverage.

Working Conditions

  • The Executive Director works in the PG BIG office, with regular out-of-office meetings and events requiring travel within the city of Prince George, and occasionally outside of the city.
  • The Executive Director must have their own reliable vehicle available during working hours. PG BIG will reimburse business insurance and mileage costs at the same rates as provided to employees.
  • As a publicly funded health service, the wages paid to the Executive Director and all PG BIG management employees are based on the recommendations of the HEABC and monitored by PSEC (the Public Sector Employers Council).
  • The regular work week of the Executive Director is Monday to Friday, 9 AM-5 PM, however when the situation requires it, the position requires the Executive Director to work later in the evening and/or on weekends to accommodate activities such as PG BIG special events, representing the organization at public events, or other time sensitive tasks.
  • Wages paid to the Executive Director are not subject to overtime rates.
  • Health & welfare benefits, vacation pay, sick pay and other compensation for paid time away from work are calculated at the same rate as bargaining unit workers.
  • Like all employees working out of the main PG BIG office, the Executive Director must arrange and pay for off-site parking.
  • Out-of-town travel costs are reimbursed or paid with the PG BIG credit card using the same maximum rates as specified in the collective agreement.
  • On-call: The Executive Director is not required to take part in the shared responsibility of 24-hour on-call duties, however the ED is required to be on-call for the office building alarm system and emergency calls from managers or on-call staff. These are rare events – maximum once or twice annually.

Please apply by submitting a resume and a cover letter to:

Alison Hagreen
Prince George Brain Injured Group
1070 4th Ave, Prince George, BC, V2L 3M2

Email: alison.hagreen@pgbig.ca (please put ‘ED Application’ in subject line)