Posted: March 31, 2020Closing: April 12, 2020
L’Arche is an organization in which people with and without intellectual disabilities share life together based on stated core values, as articulated in our Servant Leadership Model. We live, work, and learn together in our 30 communities across Canada. Founded in 1964, L'Arche strives to shape a more human and just society where each person’s gifts are known and celebrated.
Position: Community Leader/Executive Director
Start date: May or June 2020
Location: L’Arche Comox Valley, Courtenay, BC
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Duration: Permanent Full Time
Responsible To: L’Arche Comox Valley Board of Directors & the Regional Leader
L’Arche Comox Valley is seeking an energetic, compassionate individual who is willing to lead our community for an initial mandate of 4 years, with the possibility for renewal at the end of that period. Best fit individuals are those who embrace growth and are excited about opportunities for change that will benefit the community. In addition to being overall responsible for identifying and delivering on opportunities to fulfill the mission of L’Arche and uphold the values and philosophy outlined in the Servant Leadership Model, the Community Leader also acts as Executive Director and therefore is responsible for ensuring adherence with government standards and directives and local community policies. The Community Leader ensures that adequate structures, systems, resources and processes are in place to meet the needs of the community. The Community Leader supervises other leadership team members and administrative staff, and must work closely with all stakeholders to manage the high-quality and person-centred care and well-being of the individual members of the local L’Arche homes and programs.
Location: L’Arche Comox Valley is a vibrant, growth-oriented community that is well known in the area. We live in a beautiful, culturally rich environment surrounded by mountains and the ocean with a temperate climate. We currently have two buildings, Jubilee House and the I Belong Centre where people with and without disabilities live and work together. The I Belong Centre houses our offices, community gathering space, programs and six apartments for people living semi-independently. We have recently purchased a property that is in need of development. To learn more about our community, visit our website: http://larchecomoxvalley.org/
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
How to Apply:
Please submit your resume, including a minimum of two references, along with a cover letter outlining your desire for and fit with this role by April 12th to Linda Filjak by email.
*The Selection Committee is actively involved in this hiring process as the global pandemic continues to unfold. All interviews will be conducted over Zoom to comply with social distancing directives.
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent