British Columbia


Managing Director

Rainbow Refugee is a Vancouver-based community organization that supports people seeking refugee protection in Canada because of persecution based on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression sex characteristics (SOGIESC) or HIV status. Its vision is for a safe and just world for 2SLGBTQI+ people. Driven by core values of social justice, anti-oppression, human rights, respect, empathy and compassion, Rainbow Refugee seeks to grow its organization as the need for its services continues to expand. Rainbow Refugee’s strategic priorities include promoting systemic change to facilitate refugee protection and settlement, nurturing communities of belonging and amplifying voices of LGBTQI+ refugees in public dialogue and policy making. In support of its mission, Rainbow Refugee seeks a Managing Director who will co-lead the organization along with the Programming Director. The Managing Director will assist with the growth and development of Rainbow Refugee and will model the organization’s core values in all aspects of the organizations’ work.

Reporting to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, and working closely and collaboratively with the Programming Director in a co-leadership capacity, the Managing Director will play a key role in helping to shape the strategic direction of the organization and realizing the Society’s strategic vision by providing sound management of its finances and operations. The Managing Director provides advice and coordination of all administrative, financial, legal, and risk management operations as well as general operations. The Managing Director will work closely with the Programming Director in leading the fundraising and revenue generation opportunities of the Society. They will be responsible for managing daily operations, including all accounting processes and procedures to support the organization’s mission and programs.

As the ideal candidate, you bring a deep understanding of social justice, anti-oppression, and human rights, and the ability to translate them into practice. You have significant financial management experience, preferably in non-profit financial management. You are proficient in developing budgets, monitoring revenues and expenditures and accurately forecasting budgets and cash flows. You have experience providing strategic advice and coordination on non-profit financial sustainability and risk-management issues. You can anticipate and plan for changing needs and priorities and can implement organizational plans. Skilled at fostering a work environment and culture characterized by respect, collaboration, and inclusivity, you are able to inspire, engage, and motivate others.

You are skilled at engaging volunteers, contractors, and staff and thrive on building highly functioning and supportive teams and working with an active Board of Directors. You are detail oriented with excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills and are deadline driven. Experience with not-for-profit organizations, Boards, as well as working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders would be considered a strong asset. You have experience working respectfully within 2SLGBTQI+ and refugee/newcomer communities. As the ideal candidate, you possess a post secondary degree or equivalent in management or a relevant discipline (e.g. human resources, public administration); a minimum 5-10 years of experience in progressively responsible roles within the not-for-profit or public service, human services sector; significant financial management experience (required); solid experience in developing budgets, monitoring revenues and expenditures and accurately forecasting budgets and cash flows; demonstrated experience in providing strategic advice and coordination of non-profit fundraising, financial sustainability, and risk-management issues; extensive experience working with the 2SLGBTQI+ civil society sector; and commitment to collaborative leadership, mentorship, and team development with prior experience in supervising volunteers, staff and contractors. Preference will be given to leadership candidates with knowledge of the refugee, migration, and settlement sector, and knowledge of the not-for-profit sector in British Columbia and its regulatory framework. As the ideal candidate, you demonstrate key competencies and personal attributes related to change leadership, problem solving, risk management, strategic focus, relationship building, cultural humility and agility, organizational development, and empowerment. The salary range for the Managing Director position is $78,000-$94,000 commensurate with experience.

If you’re interested in this opportunity, contact Amorell Saunders N’Daw at asaundersndaw@kbrs.ca or Janet Rose at jrose@kbrs.ca or submit your application online by clicking the "Apply Now" button below.

Rainbow Refugee welcomes applications from those with a demonstrated commitment to advocating for LGBTQI+ and refugee and newcomer communities using anti-oppressive, social justice and human rights framework. We value the expertise of lived experience of migration and systemic oppressions. We encourage applications from members of equity-seeking groups, including Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, People with dis/abilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQI+.

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