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Fife House-Executive Director

Fife House Foundation Inc., (FIFE HOUSE) is a dynamic organization providing supportive housing and services to people living with HIV/AIDS in the Greater Toronto Area, enabling our clients to rebuild their lives. Fife House provides services to a residential program spanning across seven sites. We are currently in the process of seeking a dedicated person to fill the role of Executive Director.

The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the
organization according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors. The successful
candidate will be responsible for oversight of Fife House’s operations, which includes
operational, government relations, program, human resources, financial planning and
management, community relations and risk management.

Fife House is Canada’s largest provider of supportive residential programming and housing services for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS. We believe that access to secure and affordable housing is a key determinant of health and well-being of people living with HIV/AIDS and we strive to bring about positive and lasting change through co-operation, collaboration and partnership with other service agencies and through the meaningful engagement and involvement of diverse communities of people living with HIV/AIDS.

The Executive Director is expected to have sound leadership, financial, operational, human
resources, community and government advocacy and risk management expertise and be able to:

  • Act as a professional advisor to the Board of Directors on all aspects of the organization’s
  • Develop annual operational plans, incorporating goals and objectives that work towards the organization’s strategic direction
  • Oversee planning, implementation of the organizations programs and services and efficient and effective operation of the organization
  • Demonstrate experience with federal, provincial and municipal funder accountability
  • Engage and communicate with all stakeholders. Liaise with government partners and
    represent the organization at government tables as appropriate
  • Represent the organization in a senior public relations role at community activities and
    networking events to enhance the organization's community profile
  • Build relationships and communicate with stakeholders to keep them informed of the work of the organization and identify changes in the communities served by the organization
  • Identify, evaluate and prioritize internal and external risks to the organization and develop and implement measures to mitigate or control identified risks
  • Emulate the principles of social justice as they relate to homelessness and HIV/AIDS.


  •  Degree in a related field plus 5 or more years of progressive management experience in a nonprofit community based health/housing sector organization
  • Solid understanding of the complexity and intersectionality of HIV/AIDS, mental health,
    addiction/substance use and housing in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) context
  • Solid understanding of the health services continuum of care and the unique role of
    community based health services currently funded by the Ministry of Health
  • Solid knowledge and demonstrable experience in the application of leadership and
    management principles as they relate to non-profit/voluntary organizations, including
    principles of GIPA-MIPA, harm reduction, anti-racism and anti-oppression
  • Knowledge of the Ministry of Health’s current priorities to transform the health sector and the envisioned role of Ontario Health Teams plus knowledge of research in HIV and housing
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), Use of funder reporting tools (e.g. OCHART) and proficiency with databases (Raiser’s Edge)


This is a full-time position. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The
Executive Director is based at the Fife House head office, however, they will be expected to
access all Fife House site locations as required. There may be situations where flexibility of work schedule will be required surrounding events.

Fife House is an equal opportunity employer and encourages members of equity-seeking groups to apply. Women, people of colour, people with Disabilities, Indigenous people, those who identify as LGBTQ2S and those living with HIV, are encouraged to apply for the position.

  • Applications will be accepted until February 25, 2020
  • Please submit a Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae to Stefanie McQuaid, Board President via email using the subject line “Posting FH2020-03” to:
  • Applicants are encouraged to apply early as we will be moving forward with interviews as appropriate candidates are identified
  • We thank all applicants but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted
  • If you have accommodation need, please reach out to us at the above email address
    This is a confidential process. Information submitted by prospective candidates, including personal information, will be handled as per Fife House policy and applicable legislation