Executive Director, BC Schizophrenia Society

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada · BC Schizophrenia Society


The British Columbia Schizophrenia Society has a vision where those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis receive excellent treatment and services, and are accepted and included in their communities. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis through education, support, public policy and research. Founded in 1982, BCSS is a charitable society with a head office in Vancouver.

The Executive Director will possess strong governance knowledge and report to the BC Schizophrenia Society Board. A proven leader, the ED is responsible for the overall performance, impact and growth of the organization. Displaying strong financial, fundraising, administrative and programmatic insight, the ED will be responsible for a $2.3M budget. As a strategic thinker, the ED will lead public policy and government relations activities, develop and/or nurture strategic partnerships, and bring the strategic plan to life through incorporating the goals and objectives of the organization. Demonstrating a deep knowledge of severe mental illness, the ED will demonstrate the highest professional ethical standards, compassion, inclusion and thoughtfulness while leading a team of volunteers and staff who are geographically diverse. Holding a degree in a relevant field and possessing 10+ of senior management experience, the successful candidate will have a passion for BCSS and the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.

Responsibilities and Duties:


Requires the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; maintain confidentiality of information; establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others; prepare and deliver oral presentations; meet schedules and timelines; work independently with minimal direction; read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; use personal computer and related software; use tact and courtesy with others.


BCSS offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

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