The Opportunity

Dieppe, NB
Full-time - Permanent

The Autism Resource Centre (ARC) is committed to assisting in the accessing of resources and services for individuals with autism, their families/caregivers and professionals. ARC ensures social supports are available and accessible for individuals with autism or other development disorders.

We're looking for an Executive Director. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced leader to build and position the organization in a more focused direction to meet the vision of the organization. The Executive Director will be responsible for overseeing the planning, organization, and direction of ARC's operations and programs. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.

What you'll do


Leadership and Administrative Duties

  • Value, champion and provide leadership and overall direction of the vision and strategic direction of the Autism Resource Centre
  • Oversee the financial affairs of the Centre, including drafting an annual budget, tracking income and expenditures, managing payroll, paying bills, quarterly reports to bookkeeping and accountant
  • Identify new funding sources, oversee the development of fundraising plans and write funding proposals
  • Supervise Operations Manager
  • Work closely with the Board of Directors to develop and execute operational and strategic plans
  • Attend Board meetings and submit regular reports to the Board of Directors
  • Complete and submit reports to government as required
  • Coordinate program evaluations and outcomes to ensure quality programming
  • Maintain accurate records and reports

Support and Education

  • Provide support and information to families
  • Assist families in understanding and accessing appropriate supports and services within the community
  • Serve as a resource to professionals and agencies within the community
  • Promote awareness and understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder in the community
  • Plan and implement workshops and family events
  • Work collaboratively with volunteers, board members, and community professionals in the implementation of services and programs

Fundraising and Promotion

  • Oversee the planning and implementing of fundraising events as needed and set goals for fundraising
  • Administer fundraising grants, develop grant, and prepare proposals

What you'll need


  • Knowledge of autism spectrum disorder is required
  • Post-Secondary education or equivalent experience in the area of child development or children with exceptionalities would be an asset
  • Non-profit management experience including budgeting, program development, proposal writing, fundraising and supporting a Board of Directors
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), leadership, teamwork and management skills
  • in relating to families, professionals and agencies
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and group facilitation skills
  • Ability to address the individual needs of families, professionals and agencies
  • Ability to deliver services respecting and understanding the cultural, social, linguistic, and emotional needs of the individual clientele
  • Resourcefulness and creativity in developing programs and fundraisers
  • Good knowledge of community resources
  • Knowledge of and ability to work proficiently with commonly used software packages such as; Boardmaker, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc., as well as e-mail, websites and social media
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work productively in an active environment
  • Bilingualism is considered an asset
  • Candidates will be required to provide a criminal record check including a vulnerable sector check

We're looking for

Core Skills

Communication Fundraising Leadership Management

A little bit about us

The Chapman Group

The Chapman Group is happy to support our client with this recruitment.