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Executive Director

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

Term: Permanent, full time

Salary Range: $95,000 to $100,000

Closing Date: Open until filled

Location: Gagetown, New Brunswick


The Wabanaki Resiliency Lodge in New Brunswick provides online and in person programming aimed to prevent violence and assist in the path to recovery from violence for First Nations, Metis and Inuit women. By building resiliency and empowering women they can lead a good life, and fully participate their family, community and Nation.

The Executive Director will be responsible for the overall programming and virtual operations of the Lodge and the welcoming of First Nations, Metis and Inuit women to the Lodge.

The Executive Director will be responsible for implementing all activities and working collaboratively with the Lodge staff and NWAC team. The Executive Director has responsibility for Human Resources, Operations and shared responsibility for budgets for the program and to assist in the expansion of the program across Canada.

Core Competencies

  • Empathetic
  • Time Management Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Accountability and Dependability
  • Decision making and Judgement
  • Ethics and Integrity
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Communication
  • Team Work
  • Crisis management
  • Risk management
  • Culturally sensitive

Job Duties

  • Ensure participants have a meaningful experience.
  • Ensure all programs are successfully delivered in a culturally appropriate and trauma informed manner.
  • Ensure budgets are followed.
  • Ensure detailed workplans are in place and followed.
  • Ensure monthly update reports are provided to the CEO.
  • Maintain a professional attitude and behavior when dealing with participants in an efficient and empathic manner online and in-person.
  • Ensure welcoming of participants to workshops whether online or in person.
  • Follow Lodge care policy and procedures.
  • Follow established protocols for staff and participants.
  • Follow strict confidentially rule, Code of Ethics and professionalism at the Lodge.
  • Order of food and supplies as required.
  • Organize and coordinate group events as required.
  • Respond to employee requests and questions.
  • Assist on and prepare correspondence, monthly and end of year reports
  • Handle complaints
  • Ensure all appropriate staff training
  • Ensure all HR Policies and procedure, including Health & Safety, are in place.
  • Follow all policies and protocols respecting property management including inventory, cleanliness and maintenance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Work collaboratively with the communications department to promote the Lodge program.


  • 10+ years experience working in not-for-profits, Friendship Centres, crisis centres, shelters, or other similar type of organization.
  • Post Secondary Degree in social work, education or other related fields.
  • Experience in not-for-profit’s preferred.
  • Experience using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and e-mail.
  • Strong morals and ethics
  • Commitment to staff and participant privacy.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work efficiently as a part of a team as well as independently.
  • Attention to detail in all areas of work.
  • Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work in order to meet set deadlines in a fast paced environment.
  • Bilingualism is an asset

Working Conditions

  • Ability to attend and conduct presentations
  • Overtime may be required at times; (these hours must be pre-approved)
  • Employees are expected to multi-task with possible interruptions from colleagues, management or other persons.

Preference will be given to First Nations, Metis, Inuit and women and gender diverse people of Indigenous ancestry, please self-identify.

(Section 18 of the Human Rights Code of Ontario)

We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Accommodations will be provided at all stages of the hiring process. We ask applicants to make their needs known in advance.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to:


Posting Details

Company New Brunswick Wabanaki Resiliency Lodge
Location Gagetown, New Brunswick
Term Full Time
Posted Aug. 03, 2022