Our Clients

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

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Services

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.

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.

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.

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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The Wellspring Foundation

Ontario Development Officer - NEW

Posted: March 21, 2019

Closing: April 30, 2019

The Wellspring Foundation (Wellspring) works tirelessly in partnership with the Rwandan people to empower leaders, teachers, and parents to take ownership over the success in their local schools.  Their goal is to ensure that the change sparked by employing Christian values-based education methods in each school will continue for generations to come.  “By adopting a humble approach and structuring our programs to empower others, Wellspring seeks to treat every person with the same dignity and worth that Jesus shows each of us.” (Andy Harrington, CEO)

Wellspring is seeing fantastic progress in their work so far and this growth requires additional resources to surge ahead.  They need a relational storyteller and big-picture thinker to work with a dynamic team and inspire donors in Ontario and the Eastern Canada/USA region to dedicate further financial commitments, leading to generations of improved lives through education in Rwanda and beyond.  The Ontario Development Officer (ODO) will experience first-hand the sustainable positive impact of Wellspring’s activities in Central and Eastern Africa, and convert these encounters into engaging events and presentations that appeal to a multi-generational, Eastern North American audience.

Your love for connecting people with opportunities to financially support transformational change will multiply the successful impact on thousands of people within Central/Eastern Africa long into the future.  Contact us today!

Find further information on The Wellspring Foundation at https://thewellspringfoundation.org

Applications will only be considered from Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents. 

Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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


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Naramata Centre

Managing Director - NEW

Posted: March 25, 2019

Closing: April 30, 2019

The Naramata Centre Society Board of Directors is very encouraged by the positive response to the reopening of their Centre experienced over the last two years.  They are seeking a Managing Director to act on their behalf, ensuring that the Centre continues to progress as a thriving organization.

The Board has spent significant time rebuilding the operational foundation of the Centre, along with fielding input from committed participants and community leaders far and wide, and renewing the passion for the viability of this nurturing landmark.  In the effort to produce a more efficient organization, the Board has decided to reduce the size of the building and land base, implement an altered programming model, and address financial stressors.

The Managing Director will take a prime role in building on the positive momentum of the 2016-2019 period, as well as supporting the Board in the successful implementation of there key initiatives, and will be responsible to the Board for ensuring that the mission and vision of the Society are carried out. This includes supporting and expanding the existing summer programs and experiences, building non-summer revenue-producing opportunities, and establishing or improving collaborative partnerships, along with the Centre’s profile, with the South Okanagan community, the United Church, and other stakeholders in Western Canada.

Find further information on The Naramata Centre Society at https://naramatacentresociety.org

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


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The Wellspring Foundation

Western Canada Development Officer - Reviewing Resumes

The Wellspring Foundation (Wellspring) works tirelessly in partnership with the Rwandan people to empower leaders, teachers, and parents to take ownership for the success in their local schools.  Their goal: to spark change using Christian values-based education methods in each school that will continue for generations to come.

Wellspring is seeing fantastic progress in their work so far.  With this growth they now need a passionate strategist and relational storyteller to work with a dynamic team and inspire donors in the Western Canada/USA region to dedicate further financial commitments, leading to generations of improved lives in Rwanda and beyond through education.  The Western Canada Development Officer (WCDO) will experience first-hand the sustainable positive impact of Wellspring’s activities in Central and Eastern Africa and convert these encounters into engaging events and presentations that appeal to a multi-generational, Western North American audience.

Come live your calling for connecting people with opportunities to financially support transformational change and multiply the successful impact on thousands of people within Central/Eastern Africa long into the future.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled.

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


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Langley Christian School

Head of School - Open Until Filled

The board, staff, and educators of Langley Christian School (LCS) are committed to living out its mission: to educate students, equipping them to discover their gifts, develop Christ-like discernment, and seek their life’s calling. The organization has been progressing in this mission for over 60 years and its community of supporters are excited about the future, which includes predicted enrolment of 1500 students by 2021!  Their story represents a committed base of parents and alumni who eagerly await the new Head of School to further the LCS mission and vision.

The Board of Directors is looking for a strong leader and dynamic ambassador to partner with them by providing strategic and spiritual leadership towards its mission and ministry.  The Head of School (HoS) must astutely balance vision and sound financial health as the leadership and their supporters anticipate the future of impacting children and youth in a Christian educational environment.  The HoS also has the responsibility and momentous opportunity to use his or her storytelling skills to draw donors and current and prospective strategic allies into playing integral roles in the ongoing, thriving health of LCS.

If you love God and young people, and believe that you have the energy, intelligence, imagination, and passion for undergirding the future of effectively educated and equipped Christ-thinkers then we want to hear from you.

Find further information on Langley Christian School at www.langleychristian.com

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled.

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


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Royal Arch Masonic Home

Director of Food & Environmental Services - Open Until Filled

Posted: March 1, 2019

The Royal Arch Masonic Home (RAMH), a publicly-funded complex-care facility operating since 1982, strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment for all residents within their 151-bed site in Vancouver, BC.  Their mission is to deliver an effective and efficient continuum of health care and support services to a population of older adults who require residential care.  All care provisions are designed to meet the specific requirements of the individual and his or her support network, and these are guided by resident-focused values and principles.

The Director of Food and Environmental Services (DFES) represents the needs and concerns of the Food Services and Housekeeping teams at the senior management table. Reporting directly to the Administrator, he or she ensures that the facility and food provisions are organized, cost-effective, high-quality, appealing, sanitary, and safe.  The DFES is responsible for staff management (hiring, scheduling, supervising, and evaluation), evaluating and implementing policies, procedures and practices of both Food Services and Environmental Services in accordance with licensing requirements, preparation and administration of the departmental budgets, and overseeing sanitation and other preventative maintenance best practices.  Practical rewards for this role are significant: an exceptional compensation and employee benefits package, plus five weeks paid vacation!

The successful candidate will be:

  • passionate about nutrition and healthy lifestyles,
  • adept at applying these to an audience with extensive life experiences and a variety of expectations, and
  • a consummate organizer and manager with a vision for continual best-practice improvements.

Your commitment to seniors’ care and honed deliverable abilities will make life better for the residents, and their loved ones, at Royal Arch Masonic Home.

Find further information about Royal Arch Masonic Home at www.ramh.ca

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled.

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 and Larry Nelson

Senior Associate

Mark is a certified executive coach and Birkman Method consultant. With a background in pastoral ministry, strong leadership development skills and a passion for helping not-for-profit organizations succeed, Mark has become highly sought after for his expertise in: recruiting, networking, crisis management, team building and best practices for board governance.

 


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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.  During his more than 10 years of experience as an executive search consultant, Larry has placed over 70 senior executives nationally and worked with over 45 North American charities.

 


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Nicole Kraft

Associate - Career Transition Guide- Birkman Consultant

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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Tim Warkentin

Associate - Strategic Planning Guide

Over the past 30 years, I have been following, leading, coaching and training leaders.  My primary contribution has been to design and facilitate environments for leaders’ clarity and growth.  As a certified facilitator of the Paterson Center’s LifePlan and StratOp strategic planning processes, and as a certified Birkman consultant, I bring three decades of leadership development experience together with high impact tools that work for you.

I am a guide who partners with you, not someone with an agenda for your organization or life. I use the Paterson tools because they have a proven track record; and, their process reflects values that foster full engagement for the ‘whole room’. It is your story and creating a way forward requires courage on both our parts.  It is also a grounded process – committed to getting clear about your current reality and then building a practical road map to reach your goals.


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Jennifer Hill, CHRP

Associate - Human Resources Guide - Based in Ontario

Jennifer is a Certified Human Resources Professional and an active member of Canada’s largest human resources regulatory association, the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA). Jennifer is dedicated to helping non-profits achieve organizational effectiveness and employee engagement.

She brings a wealth of experience and passion to Nelson/Kraft as we seek to assist organizations in their development and management of their most important assets – their people.

 

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Greater impact starts with unlocking purpose, optimum health, and capacity. Through a one-on-one consultation, we will work with you to identify the ideal next steps to move your organization into excellence.

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