Executive Director

Job Order ID:181
Employment Type:Permanent
Job Details:

go2HR is an industry-led, non-profit society serving BC’s tourism and hospitality industry. Established in 1979, go2HR provides support to industry in the areas of industry training, occupational health & safety and human resources.   go2HR’s leadership role in the development, coordination and execution of the BC Tourism Human Resources Strategy is widely respected by industry employers, educators, government and other stakeholders. go2HR is currently going through significant transformation and reconstruction of its mission, mandate, and capacity, and is about to embark on a new path forward.


Chemistry Consulting Group has been retained by go2HR to search for a proactive and strategic Executive Director with a passion for all that is tourism and hospitality.


Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director utilizes significant knowledge and expertise in business development, sales and program management to guide the organization through new beginnings.


The ideal candidate will be innovative, proactive, and a tourism-loving professional.


Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Develops and maintains relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders including tourism employers, industry associations, educators, government officials and politicians, employees and potential employees
  • Provides organizational leadership, Board governance support, business planning and execution
  • Business development, sales and marketing, and contract/licensing negotiations
  • Leads program, operations and people management
  • Fiscal management, planning and revenue generation
  • Manages public, media and government relations
  • Provides ongoing, continuous improvement and growth of the organization’s impact on its mandate


To Ensure Success, You Will Bring

  • Relevant post-secondary education and at least 10 years of leadership/management experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience managing or leading organizational change.
  • Current or recent leadership roles on boards, committees, or task forces.
  • Private sector or corporate experience is preferred; experience managing a non-profit is an asset.
  • Recognition of being a role model for best practices in leadership.
  • Entrepreneurial, big-picture, strategic thinker, results and action oriented. Proactive. Ambitious but collaborative.
  • A high level of emotional intelligence, diplomacy, communications and relationship-building skills.
  • Solid business acumen, sound judgment. Politically astute.
  • Experience with revenue generation as well as the financial aptitude to oversee financial statements and reporting
  • Knowledge of traditional and emerging technologies.
  • Keen sense and understanding of service quality principles and practices.
  • Exceptional advocacy and persuasive verbal and written skills.


If you are a strong business oriented change agent equipped to shape the future of a 40 year old organization, please  follow the prompts to submit a resume and cover letter outlining your salary expectations, suitability and qualifications.