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Hiatus House-Executive Director Search

Title: Executive Director, Project No.: 51514

Our client is a social service agency offering confidential intervention for women experiencing partner violence.  Often times, families are forced into homelessness with limited places that offer safety from abuse.

We are seeking an Executive Director for Hiatus House in Windsor, Ontario. Hiatus House is a 45-bed women’s and family shelter that provides housing, safety and counseling. In this role, the ED will serve as a community leader advocating for Hiatus House and those members of the community at risk.  This role will appeal to individuals who know they can make a difference in eliminating the cycle of violence against women and children. The successful candidate will provide leadership and direction in overseeing the administration, program delivery, and strategic plans for Hiatus House.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • MSW, or equivalent
  • MBA, or equivalent (or a combination of business and social work education/experience)
  • Previous experience as an Executive Director or CEO preferred, or senior manager of a similar facility
  • Knowledge of employment law and human resources
  • Comfortable with presentations and speaking on behalf of Hiatus House as well as dealing with the media
  • Proven fundraising experience


The city of Windsor has enjoyed a renaissance in the past ten years.  One of Canada’s fastest growing communities, the city offers great restaurants, affordable housing, numerous wineries, waterfront, boating, and an expanding vibrant population.


If you are interested in exploring this opportunity further, please reach out to Angelika Misiewicz, Associate Researcher, at