Executive Director

Do you long to lead a team that is making a difference in the lives of youth? We are searching for a mature leader, strategic thinker, and capable networker with a high growth capacity, to be our new Executive Director. This role is instrumental in our ability to expand and effectively educate and empower high school students to know their own value and the value of others, and to live truly flourishing lives.


  • Serve as chief of staff by providing oversight, leadership and coaching to the Signal Hill team.
  • Give direction and leadership towards achieving Signal Hill’s vision, mission, strategy, annual goals and objectives.  
  • Plan, develop, manage and present the annual organizational budget and provide regular financial reports to the board.
  • Develop and sustain major donor relationships including working with foundations and individuals.
  • Expand revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations.
  • Deepen and refine all aspects of communication, from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger brand presence.
  • Forge partnerships with foundations, peer non-profits, faith communities, businesses and individuals that provide for synergy to accomplish greater outcomes.
  • Serve as an advocate on behalf of Signal Hill by seeking opportunities to speak publicly, to educate and champion Signal Hill’s vision.
  • In collaboration with the Board chair, enable the Board to fulfill its governance function.
  • Support the Board of Directors by serving as an ex-officio member of each committee and by engaging Directors in strategic planning and donor develop activities.


The Ideal Candidate is:

  • Passionate about our cause to help young people know and believe in the value of every person.
  • Demonstrates effectiveness and has experience in fund development
  • Proven track record in having developed and implemented strategies that have taken an organization to a new level of success.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and be a gifted public speaker.
  • Proven leadership and relationship management skills.
  • Proven ability to build coalitions and nurture strategic partnerships.
  • Action orientated, entrepreneurial, adaptable and be an innovative thinker.
  • Great with people, is respectful, humorous, self-directed and has high emotional intelligence.

Position Details:

  • This position is full time and offers a salary in the range of $62,000 - $72,000 with benefits. Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Includes Extended Health Benefits.
  • Attendance at events outside of regular office hours may be required.
  • Prior to commencement, the successful candidate is required to provide a criminal record check clearance letter with a vulnerable sector search.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Education: Post-Secondary education in non-profit Management, Business Administration or 3+ years’ work experience in fundraising or other non-profit related work.  
  • Experience: Established success in financial management, strategic planning, fundraising, organizational development, Human Resources practices, organizational governance for non-profits, and a working knowledge of databases (ideally E-Tapestry and Simply Accounting or similar).
  • Skills: Organization, Planning & Execution, Time Management, People Management, Decision Making, Leadership, Conflict Management, Teamwork
  • Values: Compassionate, hopeful, non-judgmental


Please email a résumé, cover letter, and a list of professional references by Saturday, April 13th, 2019 to:

Terry O’Neill, chair, Personnel Committee of the Board of Directors
[email protected]
Tel: 604-532-0023

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.