Executive Director

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Working for Change
  • Management / Executive
Full Time
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Toronto
Senior Executive (E.D., CEO, CFO)N/A2019-12-022020-01-17

Working for Change is seeking an Executive Director

Working for Change (WfC), is a non-profit organization that operates a variety of social enterprises which employ people disadvantaged by systemic barriers. WfC also offers pre-employment training programs, and manages a speaker’s bureau which provides public education on issues related to poverty, mental health/addictions, homelessness, violence against women and newcomer/refugee challenges.

Position Summary: The successful applicant will have responsibility for leading, directing, managing and evaluating the overall operations of Working for Change.

Experience and Qualifications

  • 3 to 5 years progressive leadership/management experience in the mental health, community health or social service sector
  • Strong working knowledge of mental health and addiction issues and communities and the inequities people face
  • Experience working with program partners, funders, mental health, addiction and poverty communities and the ability to represent the organization in these settings
  • Experience with employment and/or education as a tool for transformation
  • Financial management experience and the ability to develop, monitor and manage a budget with multiple funders
  • Demonstrated experience in planning, program development and project management
  • Experience in grant writing and/or fundraising
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Commitment to the principles of anti-oppression, social justice and recovery
  • An ability to foster stability, yet encourage innovation and continuous improvement within the organization
  • A graduate degree in a relevant discipline (or the equivalent experience)
  • Working knowledge of community economic development/social enterprises an asset
  • Lived experience of mental health/addiction issues preferred

Reports to: Working for Change Board of Directors

Working for Change is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all equity seeking groups. Accommodation during the hiring process is available upon request for individuals with disabilities who are selected for an interview. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

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