Executive Director Job Posting

British Columbia Adaptive Snowsports – Executive Director Job Posting

Position:                           Executive Director

Employment Term:            Full-Time, Permanent

Application Deadline:        July 8, 2024 with applications reviewed on a rolling basis

Salary:                             90-100k based on relevant experience

Position Location:             Vancouver, BC with flexible / hybrid work arrangements available

Start Date:                       Immediate

Reports to:                       President

Posting Date:                    May 29, 2024

BC Adaptive Snowsports (BCAS) is a Provincial sport organization that provides individuals with a physical and / or cognitive difference with the opportunity to experience the joy of snowsports. We are currently seeking a dynamic and passionate leader to fill the role of Executive Director (ED).

The executive director is to have proven relevant executive leadership experience and will report to the president of the BCAS board of directors. They will be responsible for overall management and leadership of the organization and staff, implementation of the board-driven strategic plan, and monitoring policies and programs consistent with BCAS mission, goals, and objectives as approved by the board of directors.

The executive director will work closely with the board of directors and committees, related Provincial and National amateur sports organizations, as well as partner with adaptive snowsports clubs in Canada, funding partners, and stakeholders.

Core Functions (in accordance with the Strategic Plan)

Implement Board policy and decisions:

  • Act as a resource to the board of directors so that decisions are made on an informed basis.
  • Keep the board informed (on a timely basis) of significant issues affecting the development and delivery of programs and services.
  • Provide guidance and advice to the board on process issues such as establishing and interpreting terms of reference, decision-making, and accountability.
  • Provide consultative input and guidance on bylaws, procedures, conflict management, and related matters.

Monitor and oversee the management of the organization:

  • Develop an annual business plan that delivers on the strategic plan.
  • Manage and steward the organization’s financial operations and fund development.
  • Develop an annual budget in consultation with the treasurer.

Staff Management:

  • Recruit and select staff within the organization’s physical and financial resources.
  • Provide guidance and training, assess performance, and manage compensation and benefits.
  • Develop and maintain the personnel policy, procedure manual, and staff job descriptions.

Delivery of Programs and Services:

  • Perform daily office administration and coordination of office operations.
  • Provide input and direction for program improvement, consistent with the strategic plan.
  • Monitor programs and services to ensure consistency with criteria established by funding partners.
  • Organize the annual general meeting, including providing summary reports of programs and services.

Establish, maintain, and advance public and community relations:

  • Maintain, develop, and initiate effective relationships with NSOs, PSOs and related agencies.
  • Act as spokesperson and media liaison for the organization.
  • Represent the organization through participation in external activities with stakeholders and partner organizations.
  • Develop and disseminate information about the organization’s goals, programs and services


The ideal candidate will possess the following experience and qualifications:

  • Post-Secondary education or a minimum of 5-years of equivalent and relevant recent experience;
  • Proven and relevant executive leadership experience;
  • Exceptional organization, project management, and time management skills;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Strong analytical, business and financial acumen;
  • Experience managing staff and contractors;
  • Experience in the not-for-profit sector in BC, in particular the sport community;
  • Passion for skiing or snowboarding is considered a desirable asset;
  • Legally able to work in Canada.

Working Conditions:

  • BCAS has an office in downtown Vancouver and offers hybrid work arrangements with preference given to candidates who are able to work 1-2 days a week in-person
  • Occasional out-of-town and overnight, multi-day travel.

Some of the benefits of working for BCAS as the ED include:

  • A competitive salary with opportunities for future bonuses;
  • Employer pay benefits package;
  • Cell phone allowance, laptop, and necessary office equipment in Vancouver;
  • Hybrid work arrangements;
  • Substantial vacation package, excluding the time between Christmas & New Years;
  • Inclusive and diverse work environment (BCAS is an equal opportunity employer)!

To apply please send (by email only) a cover letter and resume by July 8, 2024, attention to:

  • Sarah Morris-Probert, BC Adaptive Snowsports, President at sarah@bcadaptive.com
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted