PEIANC Employment Opportunity: Executive Director

Deadline to apply: 30 June 2021


PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada is seeking a new Executive Director.

Reporting to the President of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada (PEIANC), including the management of programs and services, finances, and staff. The ED is the principal spokesperson for the organization and maintains a balance between internal management and external relationship building in support of the Association’s objectives. Under the guidance of the Board, the successful candidate will also be responsible for strategic planning and sourcing funding for the Association.


  • University degree in the field(s) of human or social sciences, business administration, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 4-6 years work experience in a charitable or not-for-profit environment and held a leadership role in a similar environment
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Excellent computer proficiency
  • Detail-oriented, well-organized
  • Experience with and knowledge of immigration laws and regulations is an asset
  • Experience working with immigrants or in an intercultural environment is an asset
  • Experience with social media and marketing

General Duties

  • Assist the Board in the preparation and implementation of long-term strategic plans
  • Oversee implementation and delivery of the Association’s programs and services
  • Develop new initiatives and special projects to serve client needs
  • Act as the official spokesperson of the Association
  • Prepare funding proposals
  • Ensure that all operations and activities adhere to the Association’s vision and mission
  • Ensure the overall security of the assets and inventory of the Association
  • Ensure proper administrative procedures and confidentiality with respect to maintenance of records and statistics
  • Consult with Federal and Provincial Government Departments and private sector agencies on matters pertaining to the work of the Association
  • Represent the Association where issues related to immigration and settlement are being publicly addressed
  • Oversee and participate in recruitment, hiring, and training and orientation for new employees, and professional development and performance reviews for all staff
  • Provide overall direction on the use of IT for the Association; direct the development and maintenance of the Association’s website and other social media

Financial Management Duties

  • Provide guidance to the Director of Finance and Administration to ensure proper financial administration of the Association
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual budget with accompanying program plans and submit to funders for approval
  • Ensure the completion of all financial reports to funding bodies in compliance with the terms of the contracts
  • Oversee the creation/delivery of funding strategies for the Association’s revenue sources
  • Oversee the annual audit, follow-up on Auditor’s observations, and submit recommendations for changes to the Board

Interpersonal Skills

  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Ability to articulate a clear vision for the Association
  • Management skills, including financial management and strategic planning
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, including public speaking
  • Excellent writing skills, including writing funding proposals and internal and external communications
  • Comfortable in a multi-lingual and intercultural work environment
  • Intercultural skills and experience are an asset
  • Ability to listen, motivate, and support others
  • Fluency in languages other than English is an asset

Work Term

Location: Charlottetown, PE
Job Term: Full-time, Permanent
Application Deadline: 30 June 2021

Salary and Benefits

Salary is dependent on experience and qualifications. Our client offers a competitive salary and benefits package which will be communicated to the candidates being interviewed.

How to Apply

Please send your cover letter and resume to for consideration by June 30th, 2021. For any questions or inquiries about this position, please call 902-367-3799.

We thank all who apply. Only those invited for an interview will be contacted.