New Executive Director Wanted – ED 2020

Tonari Gumi Seeking an Executive Director

The Japanese Community Volunteers Association (Tonari Gumi) is seeking applications for a dynamic individual who can lead a dedicated team of full-time and part-time workers and volunteers to achieve Tonari Gumi’s vision and mission.  This is a full-time position.  Eligible candidates will be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, fluent in written and spoken English, able to drive with a valid driver’s license, knowledge of the Japanese Canadian community (Japanese language ability a definite asset), experience in leading or supervising others, first-hand knowledge and understanding of how to work with seniors, and experience in working with or in a charitable organization.  A detailed job description is provided below.

The position is in Vancouver and the deadline for applications is by 5:00 pm on Friday, July 31, 2020.  Employment may begin as early as August 10, 2020.  Interested applicants should submit a covering letter describing how they meet the requirements described above and a copy of their CV via email to by the Friday, July 31, 2020  deadline.


Core Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Planning
    • Together with the Board of Directors (BoD) develop and deliver a strategic plan for Tonari Gumi (TG)
    • Work with the BoD to decide on and deliver operational requirements
    • Report to the BoD on operations, financials, and human resource matters
  • Financial Management
    • Manage and oversee TG’s fiscal requirements, such as the Annual Budget, Fundraising strategy, and day to day operational costs.
    • Ensure that financial documents for the annual audit and other documentation necessary to maintain TG’s status as a charity are filed appropriately
  • Community Relations
    • Maintain and build positive relationships with the Nikkei Community, funding partners and key community members and organizations
    • Develop positive and harmonious relations with TG seniors and volunteers
    • Represent TG within the community and among the general public
  • Operations
    • Responsible for the overall management and support of TG’s staff
    • Develop and implement Human Resource policies, procedures, and processes to support and develop employees and comply with employment requirements
    • Promote and facilitate a team approach where staff members feel a combined responsibility for achieving TG’s mission and vision.

Date: July 17, 2020

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