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Pavilion Women's Centre: Executive Director

Executive Director:                        Pavilion Women’s Centre

Job Description

The Executive Director (ED) is a dynamic, engaging, community-oriented leader who will guide the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission through effective programming, community engagement, and collaboration with the Board of Directors. The Executive Director is responsible for the overall operations, fund development, financial management, programming, staff management, facilities management, human resources, and services to support women and children experiencing violence, under the policy direction of the Board. The Executive Director will also implement and participate in establishing the high-level strategic direction of all the operations of the organization, while serving as the primary spokesperson and taking a lead role in representing the best interest of the organization and its clients at all times.

We are looking for a highly credible, authentic, perceptive, and results-oriented leader with a proven track record of successful planning, influencing, and implementing the strategic and financial plans of an organization. If you are self-directed and progressive with the ability to create, articulate a vision, lead change, build positive working environments and relationship, and inspire a team, please consider this opportunity.   

Required Qualifications:

  • Post-Secondary education with combined experience
  • Bilingualism is an asset
  • 5 years progressive management experience
  • Must have experience in human services
  • Gender based analysis, knowledge of Trauma-Informed approach and Harm Reduction
    • Travel throughout the District is required and
    • The main office is located in Haileybury, Ontario

Required Skills and Knowledge:

  • Ensure a client centred approach is used in all operations, programs and services
  • Understand provincial requirements (Shelter Standards) as well as all government policies, procedures and legislation pertaining to operations (ESA, Human Rights, Provincial/ Municipal legislation)
  • Demonstrated leadership,  positive interpersonal skills and the ability to organize and coordinate
  • Ability to multi-task and work with a sense of urgency when required
  • Provide leadership and direction in the development, management, implementation and evaluation on all aspects of the operations of the organization.
  •  Represent, implement and support the vision and mission of the PWC in the community , with stakeholders and at all levels of government with diplomacy and professionalism
    •  Carry out all plans, policies and procedures as authorized by the Board.
    •  Work with the Board to secure adequate funding for the operation of the organization.
    •  Act as a professional advisor to the Board of Director on all aspects of the organization's activities.
    •  Administer and monitor the funds of the organization according to the approved budget and the monthly cash flow of the organization.
    • Supervise, direct, support, and coach staff and student placements
    • Ensure that job descriptions are developed, regular performance evaluations held and comprehensive human resource practices are in place.
    •  Maintain a positive, inclusive, supportive, and safe work climate that attracts, keeps and motivates a diverse staff of top- quality people.
    •  Foster teamwork and establish healthy working relations in accordance with all appropriate legislation and regulations.
    • Develop purposeful and effective programming and coordinate long-term program planning, as per the organization’s mission and vision
    •  Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups, funders, and other organizations to help achieve the goals of the organization

You will be a leader who has:

  • Experience in program operations and working with women/families in crisis;
  • The ability to anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of clients and to meet or exceed their expectations within the organizational parameters.
  • The ability to manage and supervise diverse staff teams and volunteers under stressful circumstances.
  • Strong leadership and decision-making skills including self-awareness, and confidence to work in an energetic and dynamic environment.
  • The ability to engage with diverse communities of women and children and a commitment to community involvement.
  • Comprehensive understanding of women’s issues and the impact and dynamics for staff working in this field.
  • Proven ability to develop trusting relationships with staff through valuing their input, following through on commitments and using a collaborative style for managing change.
  • Well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution skills
  • Creative and visionary ability to develop unique ways to improve operations of the organization and to create new opportunities.
  • Significant experience in organizational capacity building Program development, diversification and implementation skills;

Salary Range: $ 65,969 – 72,409

Visit our website to view position details and qualifications. 

Closing date: March 26, 2018

Please send applications to:

Mark Stewart
President of the Board of Directors

Pavilion Women's Centre

P.O. Box 37

Haileybury, ON P0J 1K0