Part Time Executive Director needed for Exceptional Business Association

29-August-2017 6:09 pm by ehay


For almost 100 years, the Vancouver Executives Association has been one of the mainland’s premier business associations.

Its mission is to promote business and share ideas with trusted business leaders in a non-competing environment. VanEx is also a member of the International Executives Association (IEA), a world-wide network of over 100 similar organizations.

The Vancouver Executives Association (VanEx) was founded in 1920 by a group of Vancouver’s leading businessmen who decided to form a group for the purpose of assisting each other’s business success through cooperative networking. By limiting membership to one company per business classification, an atmosphere of openness and sharing was assured. Since members were all decision-makers within their respective firms, business dealings were easily facilitated.

Over the years, names changed and businesses evolved. There is no longer a company that delivers coal and sawdust in a horse and buggy and typewriter dealers are now computer specialists. Despite the constant change, the basic VanEx ideology has endured:  to promote good business in an atmosphere that is collegial, congenial, and cooperative.

Long term memberships and business relationships are more the norm than the exception within VanEx.

After 23 years of dedicated service, our Part Time Executive Director is retiring.

A tall order to fill, we are now looking for someone to pick up that mantle and take us through our centennial year and beyond!

Working approximately 20 hours per week the ED is responsible for the overall management and operation of VanEx, the protection of our financial assets and ensuring compliance with our Board’s directives and our Bi-laws.

Key responsibilities

  • Provide a permanent address/ location for the Association, including storage of all files.
  • Executing marketing and membership strategies developed by the Board
  • Provide direction to members regarding general policies and Bi-laws of the organization
  • Ensure high member retention by maintaining positive relationships with all member representatives
  • Promote the association to the local business community and individual business owners
  • Serve as the staff liaison with the International Executives Association and other affiliated chapters.
  • Act as Secretary of the association, as well as attending all Board meetings and setting up weekly member meetings (Luncheons held every Wednesday, Terminal City Club)

Qualifications needed:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a similar role
  • Proficient computer skills (MS Office, QuickBooks and related skills)
  • Excellence in organizational management with ability to coach volunteer Board members
  • Manage a budget
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills, be a passionate and persuasive communicator with strong interpersonal and project skills
  • Integrity, positive attitude mission- driven and the self -directed qualities of leadership and management
  • Previous use of CRM software is an asset

A competitive compensation for this work is in place –  but even more rewarding is the relationships you’ll build and wonderful experiences you will have in managing this association. There is a reason why we are almost 100 years old and still flourishing. Vancouver Executives is highly unique and like no other business association in the city.

Sound appealing? Kindly submit your cover letter outlining why and please include your resume to  Applications accepted until September 16, 2017