Executive Director

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Toronto Workforce Innovation Group
  • Management / Executive
  • Research
Full Time
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Toronto
Senior Executive (E.D., CEO, CFO)$75,000 - 82,0002019-02-192019-04-18

Executive Director

Employer:                         Toronto Workforce Innovation Group

Job city:                            Toronto

Job region:                       Greater Toronto Area

Job terms:                        Full-time

Salary Range:                   $75K-82K

Direct reports:                  2

Target start date:             April 6, 2019



The Toronto Workforce Innovation Group (TWIG), an independent, non-profit organization funded by the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) who works with stakeholders to enhance Toronto’s competitive workforce. Through research and local partnerships TWIG identifies workforce development needs and opportunities and facilitates local solutions.

We are currently seeking applicants for the position of Executive Director. The Executive Director supports the activities and mandate of the Board and is responsible for facilitating the development, implementation, and completion of partnerships, as well as developing a positive profile for the organization and managing the day to day activities.

This is a hands on leadership position, where ideal candidate is as comfortable developing strategic plans and partnerships as digging into and managing day to day operational issues.


Planning Management and Research

  • Oversee partnerships and projects and research activities
  • Responsible for content of final reports
  • Provide advice and oversight to staff and/or research consultants
  • Oversee the development of TWIG’s local labour market plan, which provides an overview of Toronto’s workforce development opportunities and challenges

Leadership & Planning:

  • Assist in the development of short and long-term strategic plan in collaboration with the board of directors
  • Oversee the development and implementation of various management processes and systems and guarantee appropriate standards are maintained
  • Lead the team with a collaborative and participative approach, leveraging the skills of the team in order to achieve organizational objectives

Human Resources Management:

  • Provide direct supervision for of two (2) plus staff
  • Promote an inclusive working environment where equity and diversity are supported.

Financial Management:

  • Effectively manage $325K budget (please note the expectation is that the ED will help grow this by finding opportunities to increase funding).
  • Assist in the preparation of a comprehensive annual budget
  • Review financial statements, expenses and budgets and ensure sound accounting policies and procedures are in place and are followed
  • Provide comprehensive and regular financial reporting as required
  • Assist in financial audits

Fund Development

  • Collaborate with the Management Team to research funding sources, oversee the development of fund raising plans, and prepare/submit funding proposals to maintain and increase the funds of the organization.
  • Prepare project proposals and work plans

Board Support/Management/Planning/ Administration

  • Work with Executive Committee to develop agendas for Board meetings, retreats and AGM
  • Prepare status /issues reports for Board meetings
  • Support all board committees as required
  • Monitor, manage and report on the progress of all board initiatives and projects
  • Oversee preparation of all correspondences, proposals, etc.,

Build strong relationship with Funders/ sponsors/ partners

  • Establish and maintain strong relationship with primary funders; Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, City of Toronto and others
  • Identify new possibilities for partnerships and projects, in conjunction with Board Directors
  • Develop new partnerships and support existing partnerships through regular contact, attendance at meetings and sharing of information
  • Ensure signed agreements are in place for any partnership projects
  • Ensure all deliverables are met on time
  • Ensure stability of the organization through the transition period.


  • Strong knowledge of workforce development/employment and training issues and systems in Toronto
  • Minimum of 5 years’ of experience as a senior manager
  • Experience with not for profit program delivery
  • Extensive background in grant writing, organizational development and organizational capacity building
  • Excellent understanding of equity, access and diversity issues in Toronto.
  • Post-secondary degree in related field, or equivalent experience
  • Experience managing and working for volunteer boards and with associations
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, administrative, supervisory, and financial management abilities
  • Strong commitment to community development, collaboration, and outreach.
  • Experience with Labour Market reports and research and expertise in workforce development / labour resources an asset.

TWIG is committed to employment equity. We welcome candidates that represent the diversity of the city of Toronto.

TWIG is also committed to providing reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs in all stages of the hiring process.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job will be posted until filled.

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