Volunteer Opportunity

Warriors Against Violence Society

The Next Warrior, Succession Plan


Warriors Against Violence Society



Closing Date

Dec 13, 2019

Organization:  Warriors Against Violence Society

Project Name:  The Next Warrior, Succession Plan

Location: 2425 Oxford St, Vancouver, BC   V5K 1M7

Application Deadline: Dec 13, 2019

Organization Mission   We believe there is a need to restore the traditional Aboriginal values of honour, respect and equality. The Circle of Life includes elders, lifegivers, men, and youth. All have a right to live in non-violent families and communities.

Project Summary

A project manager is required to oversee the establishment of a succession plan for the executive director of Warriors Against Violence Society. The project manager will work with the current executive director, staff and board to define the competencies required for this role, the educational requirements and transition strategy.

Project Objectives

  • To provide continuity for the organization
  • To engage and reassure the board
  • Give confidence to funders

Required Qualifications

  • Strong organizational and facilitation skills
  • Experience with succession planning
  • Excellent communications, writing and verbal skills
  • Understanding of the nonprofit sector

Estimated Time Commitment

4 – 5 hrs./week

Start Date: ASAP                                                              End Date: Mar 2020

Scope of Work To establish a clear strategy and executable plan to evaluate and hire the Society’s next executive director



  1. Successor identification
  2. Recruiting strategies
  3. Leadership development strategy
  4. Interim succession plan
  5. Transition Plan


The PM volunteer will have end-end accountability on project deliverables, reporting to Joyce Fossella, Executive Director.


Warriors Against Violence Society will provide a letter of recommendation to the PM volunteer at the successful conclusion of the project and serve as a reference if appropriate.

How to Apply

Please apply with a cover letter indicating why you are interested in supporting on this project and why you feel your skill set and experience would make you a good match for this project, along with a detailed resume to:

Joyce Fossella, Executive Director, Warriors Against Violence Society

Email:  warriors@kwassa.ca

Phone:  604-255-3240

URL: http://wav-bc.com/home.html

Please send a copy of your application package to Project Management Volunteers c/o:

Michelle Caron, PM-Volunteers Client Relationship Manager

Email: michelle.caron@pmv.org

Organization may proceed with interviewing and engaging applicants before the application deadline.