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We’re Hiring: Executive Director

Posted in: News | On: June 7th, 2018 | by Bridges To Belonging Waterloo Region

After shaping our organization through a period of exciting growth and change, our executive director is moving on to pursue new opportunities. We are seeking not simply a replacement. We are seeking an individual who will bring the vision, skills, and creativity to write the next chapter in the story of Bridges to Belonging.

About Bridges to Belonging

Bridges to Belonging’s vision is for a Waterloo Region where everyone belongs – where we value meaningful relationships, honour choices and dreams, and celebrate the uniqueness of each person.

Guided by values and principles that support participation and contribution to community, Bridges to Belonging focuses on the individual and creating a good life for that person, including building relationships, social networks, and active inclusion in the community. We invite you to learn more about us on our website at

About You

You are inspired by the vision, mission, and work of Bridges to Belonging. You get energy from supporting people to do good work, and find creative ways to help them do more. You believe in the abundance of community and see community as the first resort. You believe that everyone has an equal right to full participation and citizenship in their community, and you know that everyone has gifts to share to make their community better.

You believe that a small organization can make a big impact. You are equal parts “30,000 foot vision” and “day to day details” –  no job is too big or too small for you. The opportunity to put your stamp on the organization and positively impact your community excites you.

You can manage multiple projects and initiatives, and can make order out of competing deadlines and obligations. Confident in the organization’s place in the wider ecosystem, you are a natural collaborator and supporter of others, and can manage the organization’s place in multiple collaboratives.

You know that a diverse team enriches us all, and you help each team member to do their best. They are enabled to share their strengths to maximize the collective impact, and you make room for creativity, sharing, and healthy debate. You can see down the road for future staffing needs, and you believe in the ongoing training, mentorship, and support of your team.

You may not be a financial expert, but you are able to manage a budget of approximately $450,000 and growing. As a relationship builder, you are continuously growing a network to draw on for grants, fundraising, and donations. You seek healthy growth of the organization’s budget to build on our impact in the community.

Perhaps most importantly, you know that you don’t have all of the answers, and are eager to learn, seek mentorship relationships, and engage others for support. You gain support of, and give support to, the board of directors, and together you steer the organization towards our collective vision.

Click here to download the full job description as approved by the board of directors.


  • One year renewable employment contract (funding dependent)
  • $58,000 to $68,000 salary range (dependent on experience)
  • Full-time hours with a flexible schedule to accommodate meetings and events
  • 3 weeks vacation

To apply:

Send your application to Bridges to Belonging by e-mail to with the subject “Executive Director.” Please send your application in one file, with your name in the file name. Applications will be accepted until June 18th, or until a successful candidate is found.

Candidates from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position however we will only be contacting those selected for interviews.

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