Managing Director - Naramata Centre, Naramata, BC

Managing Director - Naramata Centre, Naramata, BC (Posted: 4/12/2019; Closing: 4/30/2019)

A Search Facilitated by Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. for The Naramata Centre Society

Naramata Centre, affiliated with the United Church of Canada, is an inclusive, welcoming place to connect and deepen in mind, body, and spirit. The Centre, located on Lake Okanagan’s east shore, provides a supportive community for children, teens, adults, families, and elders to play, relax, grow and be authentically themselves.

The Naramata Centre Society Board of Directors is very encouraged by the positive response to the reopening of their Centre experienced over the last two years. They are seeking a Managing Director to act on their behalf, ensuring that the Centre continues to progress as a thriving organization. 

The Board has spent significant time rebuilding the operational foundation of the Centre, along with fielding input from committed participants and community leaders far and wide, and renewing the passion for the viability of this nurturing landmark. In the effort to produce a more efficient organization, the Board has decided to reduce the size of the building and land base, implement an altered programming model, and address financial stressors. 

The Managing Director will take a prime role in building on the positive momentum of the 2016-2019 period, as well as supporting the Board in the successful implementation of there key initiatives, and will be responsible to the Board for ensuring that the mission and vision of the Society are carried out. This includes supporting and expanding the existing summer programs and experiences, building non-summer revenue-producing opportunities, and establishing or improving collaborative partnerships, along with the Centre’s profile, with the South Okanagan community, the United Church, and other stakeholders in Western Canada.

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Applications will only be considered from Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents.

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