Our Clients

We’ve been privileged to support some of Canada’s leading non-profit organizations.

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Executive Recruitment

Selecting with Purpose. Your organization depends on good leadership, and it’s important you get the right person for the job. It’s not easy, but when you know where to look, you’ll find them.

Board Governance & Best Practices

Leading with Purpose. The success of your organization rests on good decisions and viability. Your board will get the support it needs to thoroughly execute those two main objectives.

Succession Planning

Progressing with Purpose. Change is inevitable. When it’s time, your organization will be prepared to navigate a seamless and easy transition while preserving your mission.

Strategic Planning

Planning with Purpose. Effective strategies can be strong organizational tools when developed correctly. Your organization will get one uniquely designed based on present and future needs.

Leadership Assessment (Birkman Method Assessment)

Understanding with Purpose. Get the most out of your team by getting to know them better. When you do, it enables your organization to be more cohesive and efficient.

Executive Coaching

Training with Purpose. You’ve got the right leader now what? Set them up with the right tools and knowledge to take your organization to the next level.

Open Searches

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MCC BC

Executive Assistant

Posted: November 20, 2021

Closing: December 16, 2021

MCC BC, located in Abbotsford, BC seeks an experienced Executive Assistant to support the Executive Director in agency wide duties related to engaging MCC BC’s supporting constituency, board and board committee functions, MCC Legacy Trust subsidiary enterprise relations, broader MCC collaboration across Canada and international programs, as well as MCC BC Leadership Team activities.  The successful applicant will have several years of experience as an Executive Assistant or Project Manager or in a related role that requires excellent organizational skills, analytical abilities and collaborative working relationships.

To apply for this position contact: hrmanager@mccbc.ca


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Hope House

Executive Director

Posted: October 19, 2021

Closing: November 9, 2021

Hope House is currently seeking an Executive Director who will be responsible for leading all aspects of the foundation as we continue to build a holistic and trauma informed recovery model that embraces innovation, community wholeness and faith-centered healing. The Executive Director will have a proven record of leading and growing strong teams and have a heart for empowering and developing women leaders.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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Opportunity International Canada

Vice President of Philanthropy

Posted: October 18, 2021

Closing: November 15, 2021

Opportunity International Canada is a registered Canadian charity that empowers families along their journey out of extreme poverty to new lives filled with strength, hope, resilience and the power to achieve their dreams.

The Vice-President of Philanthropy is accountable for all non-technical fundraising, primarily from private sources including Foundations, Corporate Partners, and Individuals. Working with the Leadership Team, the Vice-President of Philanthropy will shape fundraising strategies to achieve funding growth goals of the OIC Strategic Plan. The Vice-President of Philanthropy will provide oversight to the Philanthropy Team, mentoring and coaching to meet funding targets.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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Grace Village

Executive Director

Posted: October 7, 2021

Closing: November 5, 2021

Grace Village in Sherbrooke, QC is seeking an Executive Director who has a passion and heart for seniors.  The Executive Director will be gifted in building internal and external connections, be community minded and actively contribute to fundraising.  The Executive Director will communicate well with both English and French speaking seniors.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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Absolute Results

Executive Assistant

Posted: October 5, 2021

Closing: October 29, 2021

Absolute Results is seeking an Executive Assistant (EA) who is experienced, flexible and professional. The EA will work out of the corporate office in Surrey, BC and represent the CEO internally to the rest of the company and externally to suppliers, vendors and other stakeholders.

Through 25 years of experience, Absolute Results has developed a proven selling system encompassing our intellectual property, products and services that leads dealers to success. We help dealers sell cars. Absolute Results is about training sales professionals, connecting with customers and delivering an incredible car buying experience.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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Su Casa Design & Companies

Controller

Posted: September 23, 2021

Closing: October 22, 2021

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, you as the Controller will be responsible for providing financial management and operational support for three business units – Su Casa Design, Booster Juice and Devout Developments.

Su Casa Design is an award winning, full service residential design firm located just outside of Vancouver, BC. Booster Juice is Canada’s original smoothie bar and we own and operate 13 franchises in BC and Alberta. Devout Developments focuses on one main project per year, either residential, industrial or commercial.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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Heritage Alliance Church

Lead Pastor

Posted: July 27, 2021

Closing: August 30, 2021

Heritage Alliance Church, in Abbotsford, BC is a multi-generational church of approximately 300. Heritage values strong biblical preaching and teaching and desires to reach out to younger generations including children, youth and their families. 

Heritage is seeking a Lead Pastor who will serve, equip and empower the congregation and staff to effectively reach out into their local and global community.  The ideal candidate will relate well to people of diverse generations, ethnicities, backgrounds and social groups.

 

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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Tabor Village

Executive Director

Posted: July 9, 2021

Closing: August 6, 2021

Tabor Village, a faith based not for profit seniors care campus in Abbotsford, BC is seeking an Executive Director who supports the “small household” model of care.  The ED is responsible for developing and implementing the policies and directives of the Board to ensure the spiritual mission of Tabor is carried out. Additionally, the ED is responsible for the effective operational management of the campus. meeting all legislative and regulatory requirements, developing good working relationships with all stakeholders, including the participating Mennonite Brethren churches.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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Capstone Asset Management

Chief Financial Officer

Posted: July 8, 2021

Closing: August 6, 2021

Capstone Asset Management is dedicated to the growth and preservation of its client’s investments.  By investing in both traditional and non-traditional assets, Capstone seeks to provide investors with the maximum return for the level of risk taken.

Headquartered in Langley, BC, Capstone is seeking a Chief Financial Officer to provide collaborative leadership and overall financial management for the business.  As a member of the senior leadership team, the CFO will implement the strategic improvements required to handle the increased complexity and sophistication associated with aggressive growth planned over the next 5 to 7 years.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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Pacific Academy

Director of Finance and Business Operations

Posted: May 25, 2021

Closing: July 30, 2021

For 36 years, Pacific Academy has been a place for students to grow both spiritually and academically.  Pacific Academy is unabashedly Christian to the core and emphasizes the life-changing importance of a relationship with Jesus Christ in all they do.  Pacific Academy seeks a Director of Finance and Business Operations to provide expertise in the areas of finance and operational support.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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Cloverdale Community Kitchen

Director of Development

Posted: June 9, 2021

Closing: July 7, 2021

Cloverdale Community Kitchen (CCK) is a faith-based organization that began in 2011 to address the food scarcity needs of the homeless. Over the years, CCK has expanded their services and support to the community of Cloverdale and South Surrey. We are looking for a driven, goal-oriented individual that is filled with compassion for the marginalized and vulnerable to be our Director of Development to build and develop programs, volunteers and fundraising initiatives. With the community in mind, we desire to have someone who can help Cloverdale Community Kitchen adapt and change for the benefit of our community.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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North Park Community Church

Executive Lead Pastor

Posted: May 3, 2021

Closing: June 18, 2021

North Park Community Church in London, ON, is seeking an Executive Lead Pastor who has a passion for Jesus and a love for people, is a prayerful and Spirit-led leader of leaders who will inspire innovative vision and move North Park forward in a united direction.  As the Executive Lead Pastor you will mentor and oversee the Senior Leadership Team in a collaborative and transparent leadership style. You will disciple others and in the process, develop and raise up new leaders, recast vision and stir up commitment to Jesus and His kingdom.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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Mercy Canada

Registered Clinical Counsellor (MA)

Posted: April 22, 2021

Closing: May 31, 2021

Mercy Canada helps women find freedom from life-controlling issues through their Christ-centred residential program and counselling services so that women can experience healing and transformation in their lives.  Mercy Canada is looking for two dynamic Registered Clinical Counselors (MA) to join their growing team.  If you have a heart to work with vulnerable women and their families, be a part of transforming lives, and restoring hope, one of these positions might be for you!

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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Wishbone Site Furnishings

Chief Executive Officer

Posted: April 12, 2021

Closing: May 7, 2021

At Wishbone Site Furnishings our mission is to design and build purpose-driven products that are good for the environment and delight our customers.  We are an industry leader in site furnishings serving markets across North America.  We are seeking a CEO to oversee our sales & marketing office in Langley, BC as well as our manufacturing facility in Parksville, BC.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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Christian Credit Union

Senior Relationship Manager, Business Banking

Posted: March 30, 2021

Closing: April 27, 2021

Christian Credit Union seeks a Senior Relationship Manager, Business Banking responsible for business development and relationship management for commercial or agricultural accounts with complex banking needs.  CCU is a financial services organization that encourages biblical stewardship with service and advice from a team of professionals, modern banking technology, and a comprehensive range of products to meet member needs.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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Power to Change

Director of Charitable Giving

Posted: March 23, 2021

Closing: April 23, 2021

Power to Change’s mission is to help people know Jesus and experience His power to change the world.  Do you want to be part of that mission?  P2C is seeking a new Director of Charitable Giving who is passionate about championing a God-centered vision and has a desire to live out their Christian faith, beliefs and values while utilizing their God-given gifts and abilities.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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Power to Change

Associate Director of Annual Charitable Giving

Posted: March 23, 2021

Closing: May 14, 2021

Power to Change’s mission is to help people know Jesus and experience His power to change the world.  Do you want to be part of that mission? P2C is seeking a new Associate Director of Annual Charitable Giving who is passionate about championing a God-centered vision and has a desire to live out their Christian faith, beliefs, and values while utilizing their God-given gifts and abilities.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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Focus on the Family

President

Posted: February 10, 2021

Closing: March 5, 2021

Focus on the Family Canada is seeking a President who is passionate about strengthening, encouraging and equipping Canadian families. The President will provide oversight and strategic leadership by ensuring that the staff and programs advance the mission and vision of the organization. The President will provide visionary leadership and be responsible for the health and performance of Focus Canada, the success of its operations, and strategic planning.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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Sanctus Church

Senior Executive Pastor

Posted: January 25, 2021

Closing: February 26, 2021

Sanctus Church has a bold vision to become a regional church in the Greater Toronto Area of 10,000 meeting the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of people in Jesus’ name.  Sanctus seeks a Senior Executive Pastor to be the chief implementor of that vision, giving oversight to the various ministries and operations of the church. The Senior Executive Pastor will design and plan strategic goals and work closely with the Senior Pastor to ensure alignment and success in achieving the mission and vision of Sanctus.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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Power to Change

President/CEO

Posted: January 18, 2021

Closing: February 23, 2021

Power to Change is seeking a President/CEO who is passionate about evangelism, championing a God-centered vision and has a desire to live out their Christian faith, beliefs and values while utilizing their God-given gifts and abilities. The President of P2C is responsible for developing and directing the overall ministry of P2C Canada, providing leadership to the organization in the areas of strategy, mission growth, revenue development and team leadership.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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The Cridge Centre for the Family

Chief Executive Officer

Posted: January 11, 2021

Closing: February 16, 2021

The Cridge Centre for the Family seeks an experienced Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to provide overall leadership, direction and administration in accordance with the Strategic Plan and in alignment with the Vision, Mission, Values and Purpose of the organization.  This position requires an individual with a deep commitment to rendering aid and service to children, adults and families by providing support, housing, education and community to restore hope and a future to those overcoming the challenges before them.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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Burnett Fellowship Baptist Church

Senior Pastor

Posted: January 5, 2021

Closing: February 2, 2021

Burnett Baptist Church is a multi-cultural,  multi-generational church in Maple Ridge, BC.  This congregation of about 300 is seeking a new Senior Pastor who has a passion for Jesus and is committed to sound Bible teaching and preaching. They should have a heart for making disciples and a genuine desire to connect relationally with people.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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Ishtar Women's Resources Society

Executive Director

Posted: January 5, 2021

Closing: February 2, 2021

Ishtar Women’s Resource Society is seeking an Executive Director. This position requires an in-depth understanding of women’s issues, the non-profit sector and a strong passionate desire to support women and children who are experiencing domestic violence in our communities.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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International China Concern (Canada)

Executive Director - Canada

Posted: December 7, 2020

Closing: January 4, 2021

International China Concern (Canada)  (ICC Canada) is a development organization serving families that have children with disabilities and children with disabilities that have been abandoned into the care of the Chinese government. ICC is seeking an Executive Director to lead our Canadian national office headquartered in Burnaby, BC with a satellite office located in Toronto, ON.  The Executive Director will provide overall leadership to the ICC Canada office and be accountable for the overall performance of the organization.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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American Friends of International China Concern

Executive Director - USA

Posted: December 14, 2020

Closing: January 4, 2021

American Friends of ICC (AFICC) is a USA based non-profit that works in partnership with International China Concern and is seeking an experienced Executive Director to lead the organization to the next stage of growth. With a 27-year history of working in China, ICC is a leader in developing effective approaches to caring for children with disabilities. AFICC desires a candidate with a heart for China, disabilities, and family preservation, as well as proven fundraising and leadership skills.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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StoneRidge Fellowship Baptist Church

Senior Pastor

Posted: October 29, 2020

Closing: November 30, 2020

StoneRidge Fellowship Church is an evangelical Baptist church that places a strong value on biblical teaching and holds God’s Word as the highest and best authority for people’s lives. As a thriving community of believers, StoneRidge values relationships with each other and their community.  StoneRidge is seeking a highly relational and collaborative Senior Pastor who is an effective communicator of Biblical truth in a culturally relevant manner that will inspire transformational change.  He will have a shepherd’s heart for the church and a passion for what makes StoneRidge and our surrounding community unique.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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Maplewood Care Society

Chief Executive Officer

Posted: October 1, 2020

Closing: October 30, 2020

 

Maplewood Care Society is a non-profit society, providing quality residential care services in Abbotsford and seeks an experienced Chief Executive Officer to provide overall leadership, direction, and administration in accordance with the Strategic Plan and in alignment with the Vision, Mission, and Values of the organization.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com

Meet Nelson / Kraft

Getting your organization where it needs to be

Our mission is to enable your organization to make a greater impact by achieving your purpose from optimum health and capacity.

The journey always starts with finding the right leader, but we take it a few steps further. We guide organizations toward excellence by offering support in those “hard to tackle” areas.

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The Team

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Mark Kraft

Senior Associate

Mark is a trusted and sought-after executive search leader, with over 20 years of combined experience in the public and private sectors. Bringing a deep level of care and commitment to his clients, Mark has successfully led over 100 executive talent searches across Canada, for roles ranging from CEO to CFO, to COO. With his breadth and depth of experience, Mark has become a respected advisor and go-to expert for non-profit, charity, and faith-based organizations looking to source top executive talent.


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Larry Nelson

Senior Associate

Larry’s professional training as a Chartered Professional Accountant, his extended experience as a CEO of a large not-for-profit seniors’ housing provider, and his knowledge gained while chairing several not-for-profit boards of directors across Canada equips him well to serve the needs of charities. Larry has more than 14 years of experience as an executive search consultant and has worked with over 70 North American charities.

 


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Jeff Pitchford

Senior Associate

Jeff is an accomplished Senior Executive, with over 25 years of leadership experience across the chemical manufacturing and food processing industries.   He wears many hats including Business Consultant, Executive Coach, Board Member, Forum Chair and Birkman Certified Professional.  Jeff specializes in leadership development and team-based business success.  He is passionate about developing leaders and building high performance teams. 


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Sharon Cymbaluk

Manager of Administrative Services

Sharon brings over 15 years administrative experience to the team. For over 7 years she has worked closely with the CEOs, boards and leaders of national charities, providing all the back-end support. She is excited to come alongside charities and assist them in building their team of leaders.

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Nicole Kraft

Associate - Career Transition Lead

Nicole enjoys coming alongside people and their needs, collaborating with them to create a vision for growth and leadership capacity. She is a natural motivator who empowers people to work towards their goals and realize their unique purpose and capacities. Her ability to offer a fresh perspective with insight and wisdom encourages her clients to come out of places where they may have felt stuck or helpless.

As a certified Birkman consultant, she helps bring clarity to many individuals as they navigate a variety of career transitions along their vocational journey.


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Michelle Willows

Associate Recruitment Partner

Michelle is passionate to help people discover their hardwiring and learn to live in their sweet spot. She has a background in human resources, non-profit employment programs, and higher education. She teaches a leadership course at Trinity Western University for their Adult Degree Completion Program.  Michelle has her Masters in Leadership and is a certified coach and Birkman Method consultant.


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Tim Warkentin

Associate - Strategic Planning Lead

Tim is a certified coach, strategic planning facilitator and Birkman consultant.  He brings thirty years of leadership development experience as an effective partner with not-for-profit leaders and organizations.  Tim’s consistent contribution is successfully guiding a process to achieve the clarity and perspective necessary for a practical road map to reach their strategic, operational and financial goals.


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Jon Stettner

Associate Recruitment Partner

Jon has extensive experience in nonprofit leadership, having served as CEO for almost 25 years for various charitable organizations in Canada and the USA.  He has spent the last 13 years at Make-A-Wish International as President and CEO.  He has quadrupled its revenue, tripled wishes and more than doubled the number of countries that wishes are granted in to 45 under his leadership.  

Prior to joining Make-A-Wish, Jon was at Variety the Children’s Charity in British Columbia, Canada, serving as the CEO and managing director for Canada. He has also served as the CEO for several arts organizations in Vancouver and the Seven Oaks General Hospital Foundation in Winnipeg, Canada. He also taught at Capilano University for 10 years. Jon earned a BA from the University of Arizona and an MBA. from Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia in Canada.  He holds a CFRE designation and is certified by Board Source in non-profit board governance.


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Keith Knight

Associate

Keith has a long career in leadership development, communications and marketing. Over the past decade he served as Executive Director of the Canadian Christian Business Federation, a national network of Christian business and professional leaders. He inherited a small group of business leaders consisting of seven chapters in southern Ontario and grew the organization into a national network of 70 chapters with a database of 6,500 business and professional leaders, including about 80 Christian non-profits.  He thrives on relationship-building, discovering organizational and individual needs.

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