Hollyhock has been transforming North American society for over thirty-five years. From our humble beginnings in 1982 as a project of Greenpeace founders and human potential movement leaders, Hollyhock has catalyzed connection, personal growth, and progressive social change. Our main campus is located on Cortes Island, BC, and we also run programs in Vancouver and beyond.
Two senior roles are currently available.
Cortes Campus Director
Full-time, Year-round, on Cortes Island, BC.
Going into our 37th season, we are looking to build on the world-class experience we offer on our Cortes Island Campus by adding a Cortes Campus Director to our leadership team. The Cortes Campus Director will report directly to the CEO and will be responsible for execution and delivery of 100+ programs, conferences, group bookings and other related services each year on Cortes. The role will lead our operations team to create an empowered campus staff team, providing a world-class experience to guests, and managing budgets while persistently pursuing new revenue.
You are ready for a challenge. You like a fast paced, thoughtful environment that will challenge you to be your best self. You love people even in the hardest moments. You are a natural leader and people really love to hear what you have to say. You can make tough decisions. You love to align around a strategic plan and shared goals. You have led teams (possibly in sales, hospitality, or other revenue driven, customer facing roles) and can really manage a budget. You love getting stage time and can see opportunities for growth before other people can. You are a natural marketer, and love to watch sales and fundraising numbers go up. You love building new systems that engage people in better ways and you really get the role that technology can play in efficiency.
Social Innovation Conference Director
This full-time, year-round position is based in Vancouver, and will include travel up to Cortes Island at least four times a year.
For over 20 years, Hollyhock’s renowned social innovation programs have been investing in human capital to resolve the leadership and creative deficits present in modern society. Unique, connective, and powerful, Hollyhock’s conferences (Social Venture Institute, Social Change Institute, Media that Matters, Activate: digital leadership) fuse personal leadership with societal change. Our “alumni” have gone on to lead governments, social movements, successful missionbased businesses, and non-profit organizations. Hundreds of organizations have been dreamed up and executed out of our gatherings, and we are just getting started. Our programming is a carefully choreographed leadership lab that acts as an antidote to a fracturing society and a highrisk leadership deficit.
We are now looking to hire a Social Innovation Conference Director with a clear mandate to build on our conference model by intentionally expanding and scaling our offering. In the last year, our conferences have grown organically both in number and in geographical region (Activate was launched on Cortes Island, and SVI grew to the Bay Area and to Alberta).
The Social Innovation Conference Director will report to the Senior Director, Programs and work with a cadre of conference producers and facilitators to:
1. Execute Hollyhock’s current conference offerings (Activate, Social Venture Institute)
2. Intelligently reimagine previous offerings for relevance for current social context (Social Change Institute, Media that Matters)
3. Develop new conference offerings (Run for Office), and dream up the next big conference concept(s). The Director will also build out the model for off-campus conferences, with an eye to bringing Hollyhock conferences to new regions across Canada.
Want to join a movement towards a more just and sustainable future? Be a part of an inspired, talented, and driven team? Read more about Hollyhock opportunities and employment benefits.