Interim Executive Director

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Springtide Resources
  • Management / Executive
Full Time
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Toronto
Executive (Dept. head, director)N/A2019-05-142019-05-31

Springtide Resources is a registered charity that develops and implements programs aimed at responding to the growing prevention, intervention and educational needs of those working on gender based violence. Since 1978 we have engaged diverse communities in shared educational strategies designed to prevent gender based violence and the effect it has on individuals and communities, particularly those facing multiple barriers. We are growing and evolving to meet the changes in how information and training on gender based violence and human rights is generated in our community.

Job:                    Interim Executive Director, Full Time, Temporary

Reports to:       Board of Directors

Start Date:        Negotiable

Salary:               Under review

Position Summary:

The Interim Executive Director (ED) is responsible for providing leadership and for the overall day to day management of financial, administrative, public relations, human resources and service delivery systems at Springtide Resources, Inc. The ED will have primary responsibility for directing the organization's fundraising efforts. Working with the Board of Directors and staff the ED will ensure that all systems comply with the mission statement, principles, aims, policies and strategic directions of the organization.

Qualifications and Skills:

This position requires at least 3 years’ experience working at the management level in a community-based not­ for-profit organization, where this experience included the following areas of responsibility:

► transitional leadership and human resources

► fundraising including grant writing

► financial management including budget creation

► Board support and public relations

► community outreach.

In addition the following is required:

► experience leading organizational change and working with teams and organizations in transition

► an ability and commitment to lead a small staff in a collaborative setting

► very strong interpersonal skills especially across disability accommodations

► very strong written and verbal communication skills in English

► proven track record of fostering equity within your workplaces and broader sectors

►knowledge and understanding of the issue of gender-based violence and the need for systemic change to eradicate it

► demonstrated commitment to implementing an anti-oppression framework

► experience working with individuals and communities who face multiple barriers, including but not limited to: Black, Indigenous and People of Colour, Deaf and Disabled, queer and trans spectrum, low income and those with various citizenship statuses

► ability to establish and maintain productive partnerships with other community-based organizations, government agencies and funders

►experience in policy development and program management excellent computer skills and proficiency in MS Office

► comfort with public speaking

Education requirement: relevant education or training in gender based violence or related field


Organizational Leadership and Development

  • Develops organizational priorities and workplans in consultation with agency staff
  • Works with program coordinators/managers to ensure programs suit the vision/mandate of the organization
  • Works with the staff to develop/expand "fee for service" training and projects


  • Identifies new sources of funding
  • Obtains funds from government, corporations and foundations
  • Prepares, with staff, applications and ensures that financial reports to funders are complete
  • Sits on and works closely with the Board Fundraising Committee

Financial Development and Management

  • Ensure effective control and monitoring of the approved budget
  • Provide the Board with financial reports as appropriate
  • Ensure effective financial management, including: maintaining financial records, and working with bookkeeper and auditor

External Relations

  • Initiate and participate in collaborative activities with agencies working towards similar goals
  • Develop relevant contacts with civil servants and elected officials to further the work of Springtide including appropriate responses to grant requests
  • Monitor government policy trends and recommend strategies to the agency to influence government policy
  • Strategize with staff and board and ensure the development of marketing plans to effectively place Springtide in the context of the VAW/GBV community
  • Participate in local United Way activities and planning
  • Participate in community consultations convened by government, United Way and other organizations in the VAW/GBV sector

Administration and Board Liaison

  • Ensure effective communication among staff and between Board and staff
  • Ensure all legal and contractual requirements are met
  • Keep the Board informed regarding operations of the organization
  • Implement all policies adopted by the board

Human Resources

  • Develop, maintain and revise human resource policies and procedures as needed
  • Ensure appropriate job descriptions and measurable performance objectives are in place
  • Ensure all human resource matters are complete, including: hiring, orientation, accommodations training, professional development, supervision, evaluation, discipline and scheduling of staff
  • Ensure that the workplace is accessible and that the organization provides all needed accommodation required by the AODA guideline

Other requirements:

  • Regular travel within city
  • Occasional travel within province

Springtide Resources is a survivor-centric organization that promotes anti-oppression principles and practice. We aim for our staff and volunteers to reflect the communities that we serve; and we encourage applicants who have lived experience of gender-based violence and who belong to equity-seeking groups to apply. Grounded in principles of Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression, we recognize and encourage applications from communities that are further marginalized in employment opportunities, including: Black, Indigenous and people of colour, Trans-feminine people, Disabled people, people with experiences of migration, and people who have experiences of poverty. Demonstrated experience working with 2SLGBTQ plus, persons with disabilities and their intersections would be an asset.

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