Open to people of all ages, Naramata Centre is an inclusive, welcoming place to connect and deepen in mind, body and spirit. Situated on the east shore of Lake Okanagan, the Centre provides a peaceful oasis for children, teens, adults, families, and elders to play, relax, grow and be authentically themselves, supported in community.
The Naramata Centre Society Board of Directors is rebuilding the operational foundation of the Centre, along with fielding input from committed participants and community leaders far and wide. There is great enthusiasm for the viability of this nurturing landmark. The Board is very encouraged by the response to the reopening of the Centre experienced over the last three years. They are seeking a Managing Director to embody their vision and act on their behalf, ensuring that the Centre continues to grow and progress as a thriving organization.
The Managing Director is responsible to the Board of Directors for executing major goals and objectives for the Naramata Centre Society. She or he implements the goals and policies established by the Board, provides leadership, direction, and guidance of the organization’s day-to-day activities, and oversees management of site and grounds of the Naramata Centre. The Managing Director analyzes and evaluates the effectiveness of the operations, and develops and maintains organizational structure, and employs and effectively manages personnel. He or she also coordinates the major activities of the Centre, and assists the board in fundraising, being a positive face for the Centre.
Key Opportunities and Challenges
The Board has gathered significant input from Society members and community partners to assist them in establishing an updated business plan. From this process the following key initiatives have been approved:
- Reduce the size of the building and land base to fit the demand they see for providing retreat and community-based programs and experiences to address the Centre’s debt and the increasing infrastructure maintenance deficit.
- Implement a different programming model with lower risk and cost to the Centre that maximizes partnerships with individuals, the United Church and other faith-based groups and local providers who offer programs.
- Establish a new employment model that incorporates both paid staff and volunteers, adopting an approach similar to other successful retreat centres.
The Managing Director will take a significant role in building on the positive momentum of the 2016-2019 period, as well as supporting the Board in the successful implementation of these initiatives.
A key focus will be to build the Centre’s revenue base by a combination of the following:
- Continue to support and expand existing summer programs and experiences.
- Build non-summer revenue-producing opportunities in the spring and fall.
- Establish collaborative partnerships with the South Okanagan.
- Continue to improve the Centre’s profile within its established United Church and other stakeholder groups.
Forward your resume and cover letter to Mark Kraft at email@example.com
Application deadline is: April 30, 2019