The Cridge Centre for the Family

This executive search is conducted by Nelson/Kraft & Associates on behalf of The Cridge Centre for the Family.


The Cridge Centre for the Family, located in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia seeks an Executive Assistant/Board Liaison.

Serving as the CEO’s right hand, you will be heavily involved in the organization from an executive and strategic vantage point.  This is a key position in the organization and carries  a high level of responsibility and confidentiality.


Executive Assistant to the CEO

  • Serve as approachable “gate keeper” to the CEO Responsible for calendaring and scheduling
  • Draft correspondence
  • Maintain all departments job descriptions
  • Act as a signing authority for the organization
  • Responsible for travel arrangements
  • Fully familiar with all program departments and emerging issues
  • Represent the CEO and the Cridge in a professional and congenial manner in person, on the telephone and in written correspondence
  • Work  in and with the fundraising database to serve the CEO, Board and Society needs
  • Work with department managers to maintain up to date department policy manuals
  • Keep the organizational policy manual, risk management policy manual and the CMT policy manual current and propose policy

Board Liaison

  • Provide administrative support including scheduling and correspondence
  • Act as expert resource to the CEO and  Board on matters relating to the Societies Act and organizational Bylaws and policies Organize all aspects of the Annual General Meeting
  • Maintain the Board and Organization annual calendars and ensure implementation – it is to be noted that this encompasses vast amounts of information, requirements and schedules
  • Notify all committees of agendas and deadlines
  • Assist with meeting logistics and details
  • Attend all board and committee meetings, take minutes, distribute, and maintain
  • Maintain and distribute board policy manual
  • Assist president and CEO in Board meeting preparation
  • Participate in board orientation
  • Ensure that timelines, as specified in the bylaws or the society act, are met
  • Responsible for filing documents pertinent to maintaining the “in good standing” status of the society
  • Prepare annual reports and arrange for printing, and distribution

Spiritual Leadership

  • Believing that a Christian can activate the power of God through prayer, The  Executive Assistant/Board Liaison is required to engage in personal Christian prayer for the organization, its needs and opportunities
  • Lead in Christian devotions and prayer at the management team meetings
  • Read, understand, commit and comply with the mandate and requirements of The Cridge Centre for the Family Purpose and Statement of Faith
  • Organize weekly prayer walks throughout the organization’s property and programs
  • Acts as a prayer partner to the CEO


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • A focus on legal knowledge, business studies, finance management, HR or marketing preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of senior executive support
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Up to date technical savvy with strong Microsoft Office and PC skills

Application Deadline: February 4 or until the position is filled.

TO APPLY:  Please email your cover letter and resume to

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Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. is an executive search firm specializing in the recruitment of executive management and fundraising personnel in the charitable sector.  We work with a diverse group of not-for-profit organizations through the connection of colleagues in Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, and Toronto.