• Executive Position
  • Vancouver

Website looking_glassBC Looking Glass Foundation for Eating Disorders

Organization Type: Non-Profit
Job Specifications:

ORGANIZATIONAL PROFILE
Looking Glass FoundationTM was co-founded in 2002 by three families seeking care for their loved ones, who were suffering from life-threatening eating disorders. With commitment and courage, these families established Canada’s first eating disorder live-in treatment program for youth, which is now operated in collaboration with the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

Looking Glass Foundation also offers three peer support programs: Online Peer Support (virtual), Personal Recovery Space (virtual), and Hand in Hand (hybrid). These programs are facilitated by trained and supported volunteers. In 2021, a new program was established - Looking Glass Counselling | Bridge the GapTM. This program offers affordable one-to-one therapeutic support to individuals who are affected by eating disorders and provides a meaningful learning experience for students in the field of counselling. The Foundation also has a scholarship program, and Foundation board and staff provide in-person, telephone, and email support to hundreds of people each year.

ABOUT THE ROLE
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of a progressive and evolving non-profit organization. The Executive Director advances the organization’s strategic direction and oversees financial sustainability, fund development, programs, and operational management. The Executive Director stewards the organization and facilitates Board, employee, program, community, and funding relationships to advance service and impact.

This is an excellent opportunity for an innovative, community-driven leader who is dedicated to non-profit leadership, governance, and organizational development. The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field plus a minimum of seven years of progressive leadership experience. The preferred candidate will have knowledge of strategic and operational planning in combination with financial oversight, community engagement, and fund development. The role requires excellent interpersonal, communication, and team-building skills, with a commitment to building a positive and effective organizational culture. An equivalent combination of experience, education, and skills will be considered.

CONTACT
Harbour West Consulting believes equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential for the organizations we serve to achieve the business goals they strive for. We believe that everyone –no matter their gender, racialized identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, ability, religion, political beliefs, family status, socioeconomic status, citizenship status, or Indigenous status –should have equitable access to jobs and opportunities. We strive to ensure the recruitment process unfolds in a fair, transparent, timely and open manner to include individuals previously underrepresented or discouraged from participating.

Should you be interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity with the Looking Glass Foundation for Eating Disorders please contact Harbour West Consulting at 604.998.4032 or forward your resume and letter of introduction, in confidence, to info@hwest.ca. We will respond to all who express interest.

Time Commitment: Full-Time
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