Community Futures Mt. Waddington provides small business loans, expert advice and a wide range of business tools and resources to the Vancouver Island North and Central Coast Regions.

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Job Posting – Executive Director

Closing Date – April 30, 2021

Are you looking for an exciting new opportunity where you can truly make a difference in your
community? Community Futures has been a leading rural business development program in BC for 35
years, with thirty-four offices across the province that help entrepreneurs realize their dreams and
strengthen local economies in BC. If you are looking for a new start in a growing and vibrant region and
you want a job that gives you the opportunity to make a difference, this job opportunity just might be
for you.

Community Futures Mt. Waddington ( is seeking a new Executive Director. Reporting
to the Board of Directors this position is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its
mission and organizational objectives. The organization plays a key regional development role both
through its small business development and financing mandate and through community and regional
partnerships within the service area. The Executive Director provides the leadership needed to maintain
the organization’s standing in the region. Priority is given to an individual with strong organizational
management and community economic development experience. Experience with commercial lending
will be an asset. Other key responsibilities include program development and administration and
allowing for the optimal use of organizational finances, staff, and resources. This individual will also
provide financial leadership by managing budgets and monitoring long-term strategic fiscal plans.
Compensation includes a salary up to $90,000 per year, based on experience, along with an excellent
Benefits Package.

Job Description available upon request.

Qualified applicants should email a cover letter along with a resume and qualifications to
Requests for additional information about this posting or Vancouver Island North may be directed to

Financial Impact

Community Futures Mt. Waddington provides service for the North Island, starting in Zeballos and stretching over to the coast up to Bella Bella and Klemtu. In the past 5 years Community Futures has lent close to $10 million, which has helped start or expand over 100 businesses in the Tourism, Forestry, Marine, Retail and Service sectors.

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