Job Posting – Executive Director – Vancouver Association for Survivors of Torture


VAST assists refugees and other newcomers who have endured torture, trauma and political violence by providing specialized settlement, counseling and community-­‐based programs.

This small but important organization is seeking an Executive Director who will provide the organization with skilled, strategic and caring leadership. The successful candidate will be able to articulate and apply an anti-­‐oppressive approach in supporting clients, engage and inspire community support for the organization, and ensure a healthy work environment for the Staff, Board and Volunteers. S/he will be an outstanding communicator in English –written and spoken – and should be functionally bilingual (Spanish, Farsi and/or Arabic particularly helpful). S/he will have at minimum 5 years of experience in a senior management position at a non-profit organization.

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