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Executive Director

  • Organization OSNS Child & Youth Development Centre
  • Location Penticton, BC
  • Closing Date Open Until Filled

The OSNS Child & Youth Development Centre exists to lift up children in need of developmental care. We are passionate about this mission and it binds our team of about 50 amazing people into a determined collective. Our organization currently seeks an Executive Director to lead us in our efforts. The role of Executive Director at OSNS is impactful. It gives the opportunity to steer initiatives that change lives and focus us on doing what matters.

In collaboration with the dedicated Directors of our Board and the OSNS Legacy Foundation Board, the Executive Director provides overall leadership for our organization – advancing our strategic priorities while maintaining our excellence in care and strong relationships with community partners.

Our official mission is to optimize the health and well-being of every child, youth and family we serve. But really – it’s more than that. We want OSNS to be a place of goodness for all those who enter. We want involvement in our centre – for our team, our donors, our volunteers and most of all – our children and families. The OSNS is located in the beautiful Okanagan Valley. Salary is competitive. Start date is December 5, 2022 or a mutually agreed upon date.

If you share our vision, please respond with a cover letter and resume to

The OSNS values diversity in the work force and strives to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring & Trust. Our hiring practices aspire to ensure all individuals are treated in an inclusive, equitable, and culturally safe manner.

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The Executive Director provides overall leadership for the organization. This includes quality programming, relationships with community partners, funding procurement, human resources and business operations. This role reports to The OSNS Board of Directors.

Key Accountabilities

  • Facilitate the development of strategic priorities
  • Promote the services of OSNS and serve as spokesperson for the organization
  • Build strong relationships and reporting practices with the Board of Directors
  • Oversee business operations and ensure ongoing funding sources
  • Ensure quality programming that is in line with our mission, vision and values
  • Lead and inspire staff to excellence


  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage multiple initiatives with diverse teams
  • Experience leading program operations and program growth
  • Proven ability to work with Government and community stakeholders and experience with government funding in a non-profit organization
  • Experience executing financial plans including grant writing
  • Knowledge of intervention service delivery to children and families
  • Excellent communication, both in writing for publication and verbally to groups
  • Ability to identify underlying issues, analyze problems, and resolve conflicts in a sound, decisive manner.
  • Experience in change and improvement management
  • Ability to align team culture with organizational values and principles
  • 5 years Leadership Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a related field
  • Media experience preferred
  • Proven ability to work with community stakeholders
  • Experience with government funding preferred

Operations and Finance

  • Accountable for the execution of operational plans included in the budget
  • Ensure adherence to the terms of funding contracts
  • Oversight of fundraising campaigns
  • Provide leadership for contract negotiations and new projects
  • Oversee day-to-day administration and financial management of the centre

Service Delivery

  • Accountable for the delivery of quality services that adhere to contract requirements and accreditation standards
  • Support program managers (team leaders) in the development of innovative practices
  • Ensure operational plans are aligned with the mission of the centre
  • Advocate for families in partnership with team leaders
  • Ensure parent concerns are dealt with fairly and promptly

Community Partners

  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with service delivery partners and Ministry contacts
  • Manage media inquiries
  • Present on programs and initiatives to a variety of audiences
  • Maintain the credibility and profile of OSNS with key stakeholders
  • Ensure key relationships are developed to improve services and increase positive awareness of OSNS

Team Management

  • Oversee human resources, including professional development, recruitment, conflict resolution and performance evaluation
  • Act as the management representative in Union communication
  • Coordinate meetings and ensure effective communication with team leaders and with all staff
  • Support team leaders in management of front-line staff
  • Monitor and update organizational policies as required


  • Accountable for the development and execution of OSNS’ strategic plan
  • Provide leadership for setting goals, targets and measures for the organization
  • Foster an atmosphere that promotes collaboration, growth, learning and joy in the workplace