Executive Director

  • Full Time
  • Toronto, ON
  • $110,000 - $115,000 CAD / Year
  • Feb 28, 2024

Knox Presbyterian Church

Following Jesus. Loving the city. Serving the world.

Executive Director – Knox Presbyterian Church

This executive search is conducted by Nelson/Kraft & Associates on behalf of Knox Presbyterian Church



Knox Presbyterian Church is seeking a visionary and strategic leader to join their team as Executive Director. The Executive Director will work with the Senior Minister to shape the strategic vision of the church, and steward leadership, facilities and financial resources while ensuring alignment with Knox’s mission and values. The Executive Director should have a desire to see the gospel ministry of Knox grow, and be able to provide strategic leadership to key staff and functions within the church to support ministry activities. This position is responsible for Knox’s financial and operations employees (10 positions) and oversees all church budgets. If you are a motivated, self-starter and team player who is fully aligned with the mission of Knox, we would love to hear from you!



Founded in 1820, Knox Church is an urban, evangelical and Reformed community with an emphasis on expository preaching, local and global missions and intercessory prayer. Located conveniently next to the University of Toronto’s downtown campus, Knox has a vision of “Following Jesus, Loving the City, Serving the World.” The congregation is multicultural and multiethnic – drawing from across the Greater Toronto Area – and is a member of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. Worship at Knox is rooted in the Reformed tradition while finding contemporary expressions, both musically and liturgically, fitting our unique context. We seek to engage and express the broad range of cultures, languages, generations and traditions represented in our congregation and local area. This deepens our discipleship and enlivens our witness, connecting us to the global and historic church, and testifying to the expansive, barrier-breaking family of God described in Scripture.



Following Jesus

Following Jesus. It’s as simple as that. Knox’s desire is to follow Jesus, as he is revealed to us in Scripture, in God’s story of his love for broken humanity.

Loving the city

We follow Jesus by obeying his commands. He calls us to love our neighbour, and for Knox that means the city of Toronto.

Serving the world

We believe God is at work in the world. His heart is for all people to know him and for his world to be transformed by his love. We believe Knox is a part of this work.



A close relationship with Jesus Christ through prayer and reliance on His word in all aspects of life, and a passion to serve Him. Fully aligned with the mission, vision and values of Knox Presbyterian Church. Agreement with the Statement of Faith and Standard of Conduct of Knox Presbyterian Church. College or university degree in a business, administration, engineering, theology, religious studies or another relevant field. 8+ years of senior leadership experience in business, government, not-for-profit or church ministries. Management experience spanning finance, HR, law, project management, facilities and IT oversight. Financially competent with knowledge of, or willingness to learn about, the charitable sector in Ontario. Demonstrated experience in successfully envisioning, strategizing for and facilitating change, and achieving strategic goals. People management experience in leading, planning and facilitating collaborative working groups. An active learner with an aptitude and appreciation for professional development and continuous improvement.



Excellent verbal and written communication, and presentation skills. Professionalism, confidentiality and tact. Strong mentoring and coaching skills. Able to delegate. Conflict management skills. Authentic and transparent leadership style. Creative, strategic and critical thinking skills. Strong research and analytical skills. Detailed oriented and accurate. Decision making skills. Strong organizational, planning and execution skills. Able to liaise with a diverse group of stakeholders. Project management skills. Proficient in the use of technology. Financial acumen.


Location: Toronto, ON

Application Deadline: February 29, 2024

Start Date: TBD

Salary Range: $110,000 – $115,000


APPLY online at nelsonandkraft.com/jobs with your cover letter and resume. You must be eligible to work in Canada.



Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. is an executive consulting firm that specializes in working with not-for-profits and for-profit businesses across Canada, assisting them in the placement of senior executives and directors.

Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. welcomes and encourages all interested applicants to apply for this position. Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion in its hiring practices, and will only make distinctions among interested applicants in accordance with the applicable Human Rights legislation. Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. also welcomes and encourages applications from candidates with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in the selection process. If you require disability-related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact us.

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