Executive Director - Sunshine Children's Centre

Sunshine Children's Centre
Posted 9 days ago
Full Time

Job Description




The Executive Director leads the Sunshine Children’s Centre (SCC) staff team in the successful management and operation of SCC, per the TDDS mandate, policies, and strategic direction determined with the board of directors. As a dynamic, supportive, and knowledgeable leader, the Executive Director assists in and advises on the development of TDDS policies and is responsible for their implementation, management, and adherence. The Executive Director also develops age-appropriate, suitable, and enriching child programming according to best practices and regulations and leads their team in effective delivery.

As the face of the organization, the Executive Director fosters nurturing, supportive relationships with staff, families, neighbours, community members/leaders, funders, ministries, and advocacy partners to assist the board in achieving its goals and create a positive and safe work and learning environment.


  1. Administers all aspects of day-to-day operations at SCC, including staff oversight (scheduling, recruitment, hiring, dismissals, performance reviews, criminal record checks), facility oversight (maintenance, inspections), budgetary oversight (accounts payable, accounts receivable), and consistent board, staff, and family communication per policies.

  2. Ensures the SCC, its facility and its staff remain compliant with all BC Childcare Licensing Regulations, health and safety codes, and training requirements.

  3. Works collaboratively with the board of directors by attending board meetings, co-developing annual operating budgets, regular reporting, advising on suggested/mandatory policy changes, on-boarding and orientation of new board members, and implementation of all board policies.

  4. Monitors and audits policies and procedures and identify necessary changes and amendments for board approval.

  5. Maintains all policy documents, handbooks, operating procedures as required.

  6. Enriches staff development and ensures staff retention through regular reviews/meetings/communication, training opportunities, timely conflict resolution, and consults with Board Chair to resolve significant staff concerns. Delegates tasks as deemed fit and necessary.

  7. Ensures the sound financial management of the SCC through appropriate fiscal spending, adhering to approved budget, timely payroll and necessary governmental reporting, management of billing and Accounts Payable, identification of funding opportunities, grant writing, and effective communication with bookkeeper/accountant.

  8. Oversees all deliverable services at the SCC, ensuring all activities and programs meet provincial standards and support all levels of early childhood development.

  9. Fosters a welcoming and inclusive environment for families and children through measurable initiatives, effective communication, recommending alternate supports and resources, and timely conflict resolution. Demonstrates leadership and discretion when handling behavioural issues.

  10. Ensures the SCC is compliant with all WorkSafeBC regulations and ensures safety inspections and safe work procedures are tested and current. Ensures the safety training of all staff is conducted upon employment and regularly thereafter.

  11. Supports staff with floor coverage, where necessary.

  12. Other duties as assigned.


  1. Current ECE Certificate or necessary relevant experience. Addition of IT Specialist is considered an asset.

  2. Current Emergency First Aid and CPR C Certificate.

  3. Current BC Criminal Record Check.

  4. Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License (desirable).

  5. Demonstrated knowledge of childcare facility management, with over 3 years of experience in a managerial role.

  6. Demonstrated knowledge and skill in human resources management, financial management and risk management.

  7. Experience in the non-profit sector, particularly working with a board of directors.

  8. Proficient with all Microsoft Office software, Sage Accounting software, and social media platforms.


  1. Excellent organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to set priorities and meet deadlines.

  2. Ability to work under pressure and exercise sound decision-making under limited supervision.

  3. Demonstrated ability to work well with people, the public, and groups with varying degrees of knowledge and skills.

  4. Proven verbal and written communication skills.

  5. Proven change and transition skills and general desire to constantly strive for improved methods of delivering service, remaining aware of changes and trends in early childhood education.

  6. Ability to develop work plans and budgets and provide strong leadership and coordination skills.

  7. Proven experience in financial management and budget processes.

  8. Proven ability to maintain a motivating and positive environment for staff, children, and families


Annual Compensation: $58,000 - $66,650 (based on experience and qualifications) with benefit package

Please send cover letter and resume to tddsociety@gmail.com by 11:59 PM by Friday, March 25, 2023. We thank all applicants, however only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

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