Carefree Society has operated a reliable, accessible transportation system in Prince George for over 51 years. We provided the Handy dart service from 1981 until 2023. Carefree Society is now on a mission to re-create a vibrant, nonprofit, custom transportation service that enhances quality of life throughout the community.



Executive Director


We are looking for a highly skilled Executive Director to help us fulfill this important undertaking. Reporting to the board of directors, the executive director will be responsible for program planning and operations. This seasoned leader will not only understand current trends in custom transportation but will also have experience in developing and implementing a successful fundraising plan. Experience in hiring and managing staff is essential, and having established relationships with local community groups is a plus. Above all, the executive director should be highly effective in a leadership role that requires clear communication skills and decisiveness. This position is part time to start, working into full time with flexible hours. The pay is dependant on qualifications and experience.


Objectives of this role

• Work closely with board directors and committees to assess and address issues affecting the organization

• Oversee daily operations of the organization, providing executive direction for program strategies and efficiencies, compliance, and quality assurance

• Identify and address staffing requirements for efficient operations, and maintain a strong work culture that attracts and retains people while driving the organization’s mission

• Increase awareness of the organization

• Develop an actionable plan for fundraising and grant writing and managing monthly cash flow

• Comply with all national and local regulations for a non-profit society.


Responsibilities

• Create business plans for achieving goals and objectives set in collaboration with board of directors

• Meet aggressive annual fundraising goals, in partnership with board of directors, by securing financial support from foundations, corporations, individual donors, and government funding sources

• Oversee all external communications, including website, marketing collateral, newsletters, and social media

• Serve as the face of the organization and participate in external events to increase visibility, credibility, and market brand, and develop strategic partnerships to further increase community awareness and expand programs

• Build and lead an effective team that’s dedicated to fulfilling the organization’s mission through highly successful programs, community engagement, and fundraising

• Manage staff members and clients whose experiences, cultures, and languages reflect the community served by the organization.


Required skills and qualifications

• Five or more years of experience in senior management, preferably with nonprofit organizations

• Experience with managing budgets

• Strong experience in public relations, marketing, and fundraising

• Knowledge of leadership and management principles for nonprofit organizations

• Proven success working with a board of directors

• Entrepreneurial mindset, with innovative approach to business planning.


Preferred skills and qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in business, finance or marketing

• Exceptional verbal, written, and visual communication skills

• Physical Strength and Endurance • Valid Class 4 unrestricted Driver’s License

• Clean Drivers Abstract

• Clean Criminal Record Check

• Previous Experience Working with persons with disabilities

• Excellent Knowledge of the Prince George Area The anticipated start date is December 4, 2023.


Along with your resume, please submit a cover letter outlining why you are interested in this opportunity, what skills and experience you will bring, and how your qualifications will make you successful in this role.