Employment opportunity: Executive Director Position

  • Posted on: 24 January 2019
  • By: EV.Communications

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Organization: Escape Velocity Non-Profit Society (est. 1989)
Position Title: Executive Director
Reporting: Escape Velocity Board of Directors
Location: Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Duration: part-time continuing (approx. 20 hours/week)
Salary Range: $20,000-$26,000  commensurate with availability and experience
Application deadline: Open until filled – first review February 12

Cover letter, resume and inquiries submit to ev-prez@escapevelocity.bc.ca


ESCAPE VELOCITY CYCLING CLUB (EV) (Est. 1989), is a non-profit society duly incorporated under the laws of the Province of British Columbia with the dual missions of 1) organizing bike races in Greater Vancouver and 2) the support and development of life-long youth and adult cycling racing enthusiasts. Escape Velocity consists of approximately 150 members spread across three teams: Escape Velocity (adults/masters), the DEVO youth program (U13/U15), and the Cannondale race team (U17/U19). EV organizes the Spring Classic Series in the Fraser Valley, the World Tuesday Night Championship series in Burnaby/Vancouver, the Seymour Challenge, the DEVO Stage Race, and the Brian Jessel BMW Last Tuesday Nighter. Revenue is generated from five sources; race operations, timing services, program fees, sponsorship and grants. EV is the recipient of multiple Cycling BC awards in the past five years including; club of the year, youth club of the year, race organizer of the year, our membership includes multiple Cycling BC volunteer of the year award winners, and our Cannondale youth program has sent at least one rider to the youth world championships for the past 5 years in cyclocross, road or track disciplines.

The Executive Director (ED) reports to the board, facilitates the development and implementation of the strategic plan and handles the day-to-day operational requirements of the club. The successful candidate will be passionate about the mission of the organization, have strong interpersonal skills, considerable cycling knowledge and excellent organizational skills. The right individual will be excited by growth opportunities for the club and the role of ED.



Support the EV Board of Directors

  • Act as a resource to the Board of Directors
  • Sit on key committees of the board
  • Facilitate strategic planning for the organization with the Board and members

Financial and strategic management

  • With the finance and audit committee prepare budgets and financial reports
  • Oversee financial processes in the organization
  • Identify new sources of revenue aligned with a strategic plan


  • Ensure appropriate staffing or contracts to fulfill to meet operational needs
  • Work with a volunteer coordinator to ensure key roles are defined and filled annually
  • Work closely with the DEVO Program Director on strategic priorities
  • Track and manage club assets with support of volunteers
  • Monitor member needs and programs and work with committees to implement new initiatives

Special events and fundraising

  • Chair or support the Seymour Challenge organizing committee to ensure successful event planning, marketing, fundraising and execution
  • Chair or support the Brian Jessel Last Tuesday Nighter organizing committee to ensure successful event planning, marketing, fundraising and execution
  • Oversee any fund-raising operations such as raffles and social events
  • Maintain a sponsorship and fundraising portfolio with the support of the sponsorship and business development committee.

Communications and community relations

  • Maintain relationships with key stakeholders including: Cycling BC, other club leaders, non-profit organizations and sponsors
  • Undertake activities within the community that enhance the visibility of the organization
  • Oversee event and program marketing and communications plans implemented by the communications coordinator.

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