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Executive Director

We are looking for an Executive Director. Deadline for applications is Friday, 28 January 2022 (12:00 noon CET)

About Nuru Training Association

The Nuru Training Association (NTA) is a Non-Government and Non-profit organization who was created by a proactive group of young men and women immigrants who have fled the war and other form of violation in their respective countries of origin (Eastern and Central of Africa) settled to Canada where they hope to find greater safety, freedom and happiness.

Taking in account this situation, as immigrants and refugees, a group of pro-active young people from Eastern and central of Africa have decided to create a not for profit organization to make a difference into our community. The organization was created on 2017 and was named “Nuru Training Association (NTA)”. The organization is based in Vancouver, British Colombia.

The Nuru Training Association is a registered Canadian not for profit-making organization dedicated to promote the respect and the non-violation of the human rights,the rights of refugees and immigrants in Canada.

  Our commitment to being an equal opportunity employer

As an organisation working for the benefit of the Immigrants, Refugees, and African Descent people in British Colombia in all its diversity, we value the knowledge and expertise that come with lived experiences of injustice and systemic oppression. We particularly welcome applications from trans, gender non-conforming and non-binary individuals, and those targeted by racism, classism and disablism.

We are also keenly aware of the barriers faced by many people when applying for jobs, especially those experienced by members of under-represented groups and related to disability, ethnicity or national origin, colour, race, language, creed, gender, marital status, domestic circumstances, age, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sex characteristics, among others.

We do all within our power to remove as many of these barriers in our day-to-day operations and in our employment practices. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments and providing various kinds of support. Please see the information about our employment package and benefits at the end of this advertisement for specific measures we’ve put in place to fill some of the gaps caused by oppressions. Beyond these, we daily strive to maintain an organisational culture that is aware and sensitive to marginalisation and exclusions and their impact on staff.

   What are the main job functions of the Executive Director?


 Job description


As an Executive Director, you will be leading the responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.




1) Board Governance: Works with board in order to fulfill the organization mission.


  •  Responsible for leading projects in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.

  •  Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.


2) Financial Performance and Viability: Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.


  •  Responsible for fundraising and developing other revenues necessary to support NTA’s mission.

  •  Responsible for the fiscal integrity of NTA, to include submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.

  •  Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.


3) Organization Mission and Strategy: Works with board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach.


  •  Responsible for implementation of NTA’s programs that carry out the organization’s mission.

  •  Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that NTA can successfully fulfill its Mission into the future.

  •  Responsible for the enhancement of NTA’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.


4) Organization Operations: Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate.


  •  Responsible for the hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff.

  •  Responsible effective administration of NTA operations.

  •  Responsible for signing all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.


Actual Job Responsibilities:


1) Report to and work closely with the Board of Directors to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising and to increase the overall visibility of the organization.

2) Supervise, collaborate with organization staff.

3) Strategic planning and implementation.

4) Planning and operation of annual budget.

5) Serve as NTA’s primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, the media and the general public.

6) Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance NTA’s Mission.

7) Engage in fundraising and developing other revenues.

8) Oversee marketing and other communications efforts.

9) Oversee organization Board and committee meetings.

10) Establishing employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operation of the Organization.

11) Review and approve contracts for services.

12) Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.


Professional Qualifications Needed (if planning on posting position for hire)


  •  A bachelor’s degree.

  • Transparent and high integrity leadership.

  •  Five or more years senior nonprofit management experience.

  • Experience and skill in working with a Board of Directors.

  •  High level strategic thinking and planning. Ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future to the staff, board, volunteers and donors. - Ability to effectively communicate the organization’s mission to donors, volunteers and the overall community.

  •  Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff.

  •  A history of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results.

  •  Active fundraising experience. Excellent donor relations skills and understanding of the funding community.

  •  Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence including funders, partner agencies and volunteers.

  •  Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation. Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting.

  •  Strong written and oral communication skills.

  •  Strong public speaking ability.

  •  Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy.

  •  Strong speaking and writing of English, French and Swahili


The employment package

Open ended full-time position subject to continued funding for the post. Salary scale: from 60.280$ to 65.300$, starting at the beginning of the scale. This annual salary is comprised of 12 months remuneration plus additional holiday pay paid out as of the second year of employment – the expected net monthly starting salary is approx. 4560$ and increases annually. The working week is 40 hours (5 days of 8 h).

Nuru Training Association’s employment package includes:

  • 20 days of annual leave (+ 10 public holidays) and an additional 5 days in December,

  • Fair measures to ensure recovery of extra hours worked during busy periods,

  • Hospitalisation and ambulatory health insurance,

  • A policy supporting employees who transition during employment,

  • An employee pension scheme,

  • ‘Family friendly’ policies,

  • 100 $ per month contribution to local transportation costs,

  • Additional 50 $ per month contribution to costs of home-working due to Covid-19 (applicable while restrictions are in place)

  • Luncheon vouchers worth approx. 100 € for a full month worked,

  • Financial support for relocation to British Colombia, where applicable,

  • Financial support for professional development (trainings, coaching and other learning opportunities enabling staff to grow in their positions).


Non-Canadian citizens and individuals who do not have a Canadian work permit can apply. We cover all the costs related to obtaining a work permit and visa, and manage the process. Nuru Training Association colleagues can provide support in finding accommodation, registering your residence and many other day-to-day issues related to moving to Canada.

As a workplace, Nuru Training Association strives to be flexible and responsive to employee needs, balancing that with the needs of the wider team. We offer flexible working hours and possibility to partially work from home, though we expect the office in British Colombia to be your main location of work as soon as Covid-19 allows it. We understand that relocation may be difficult in the current circumstances and will adjust as much as possible to your capacities in this regard. You may start your employment with Nuru Training Association entirely remotely (from your current place or country of residence) and move when it becomes more feasible in terms of Covid-19 restrictions.

Deadline to send applications: Friday, 28 January 2022 (12:00 noon CET). Please submit an electronic version of the application form by e-mail to:




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