The Opportunity

Fredericton, NB
Can work Remote
Community and Social Services
Full-time - Permanent

The Chapman Group is happy to support one of our amazing clients avenueNB in finding their Executive Director in New Brunswick.

The avenueNB cooperative is a new and exciting, fully funded, non-profit cooperative whose mission is to create positive avenues to employment for persons with disabilities, through collaboration, person-centered planning and employer engagement. Their vision is to ensure persons with a disability are actively participating in the New Brunswick labour market. This new cooperative anticipates the participation of approximately 22 member agencies who have been providing employment services to those with disabilities throughout the province for over 30 years.

As a result of this new cooperative development, avenueNB requires an Executive Director to develop and execute the overall direction of the avenueNB strategies and initiatives. This position oversees the day-to-day operations and works with the membership, board, staff and external stakeholders in pursuit of the mission and attainment of its strategic goals. Reporting to the Board Chairperson, the Executive Director recommends strategies, plans and policies and ensures the implementation of the action plans of avenueNB is in accordance with its membership and by-laws. This person will work closely with the Board and agency members, to define the expectations required of the agencies contracted to deliver services, to ensure service delivery standards are respected, and to ensure they adhere to the values and criteria of the program as stated in foundations document.

Job Summary

The position requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills in order to build lasting relationships with various stakeholder groups. Essential duties and responsibilities include leadership, performance management, resource development, marketing and communications, contract management, finance and operations. They will foster relationships with membership, staff, government agencies as well as external stakeholders. They are responsible for addressing issues and opportunities for membership growth, collaboration and sustainability. The Executive Director also ensures the efficient management of the avenueNB resources and operations to build capacity.

The successful candidate must reside within the province of New Brunswick and be willing to work a hybrid model of remote, office and travel within the individual agency member site offices.

What you'll do



Maintains the highest standard of integrity and ethical leadership; assuming responsibility to ensure communications with board, members, staff, and other internal and external stakeholders are respectful and effective.

Member Relations

To ensure and oversee all aspects of membership support and direction; promoting membership interrelations, contract management and reporting, coordinate membership meetings and communicate strategy and operational expectations to build membership capacity.

Program and Contract Management

Oversee implementation and effective execution of agency programs in accordance with avenueNB standards. This includes optimization of the membership agencies activities, training and development of staff, ensuring casework meets National Standards, coordination of contracts between avenueNB and member agencies, as well as establishing regular program evaluation mechanisms.

Financial Management

Prepare, monitor, and oversee the avenueNB's annual operating plan and budget, based on the strategic plan for effective fiscal management and oversight. With support from the board, the ED will develop, implement and monitor an annual fund development plan linked to the operating budget, with clear targets and actions, initiating changes (to operations and/or to budgets), based on the strategic plan as appropriate. 

Public Relations

Maintain positive profile of avenueNB within the community through raising visibility and promoting the services of the member agencies. The ED will oversee the development, execution and evaluation of a communications and marketing plan as part of the annual operating plan. Additionally, they will act as the agency's key spokesperson and representative to the community, government and media. Attendance at off-site locations to oversee annual special events, public relations and communication events, and attend meetings on behalf of avenueNB will be expected.

Human Resources

The ED will recruit, hire and provide performance management to qualified staff. Acting as liaison between staff and board, they will establish a positive, inclusive, healthy and safe work environment in accordance with all appropriate legislation and regulations and will communicate all decisions by the board to the agency stakeholders. The ED will act as contact person for all privacy related matters between public, membership and board.

Risk Management

Act as a risk management officer for the Cooperative by identifying, assessing and managing all risks to avenueNB related to the staff, membership, and programs on an ongoing basis.

What you'll need


· Well-developed interpersonal, communication and presentation skills with respect to leading others to accomplish the mission, vision, values and strategies of avenueNB.

· Ability to build strong working relationships at all stakeholder levels.

· Ability to effectively communicate in a positive and professional manner with government officials, staff members, and other avenueNB representatives.

· Strong organizational skills and demonstrated capacity to develop practical financial/operational strategies, plans, and solutions to identify issues and problems.

· Ability to independently prioritize and manage several competing, complex, and evolving projects with results-oriented enthusiasm.

· Maintain confidentiality and deals tactfully both one on one as well as in group/team environments.

Essential Qualifications:

University degree in social sciences, public administration, or a related discipline

A minimum of 10 years of related progressively responsible work experience

Experience in staff management, leadership, contract management, financial management and team development

· Ability to work well under pressure, both autonomously and in a team environment, to independently prioritize and manage several competing, complex, and evolving projects

· Related experience must include specialized skills in community development, program evaluation, and social services systems.

· Written and spoken competence in English and French is required, please state your language capability

 *Candidates must be fully vaccinated.

*An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.


· Ability to communicate effectively in both languages (oral and written English and French) is required. Must be fluently bilingual oral and written in both languages as a minimum requirement.


The salary range for this role is between $95,000-$130,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

We're looking for

Core Skills

Conflict Management Contract Management Leadership Organizational Development Strategic Communications

A little bit about us

The Chapman Group

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