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  Position Summary

The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of all the organization’s services and cultural systems; which combine to deliver protection, residential care, early years and parenting, youth-work, prevention, clinical and community work services. The Executive Director will ensure all services are delivered in accordance to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors.


Qualifications & Skills

·         Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field coupled with training in business administration or management

·         Substantive management experience working within the Indigenous context in an executive capacity, demonstrated through at least ten years of progressive experience in complex human service delivery organizations

·         High level of literacy in Indigenous culture, urban issues and current community challenges

·         Knowledge of Ministry guidelines and all legislation relevant to non-profit sector organizations as it pertains to employment, human rights, youth, children, and family services

·         Experience with enforcement of established organization policies, procedures, and programs relevant to human resources, financial and project management

·         A track record of success as a strategic systems thinker with an ability to communicate and translate future vision into successful actions and outcomes

·         Ability to positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization

·         Experience building consensus and delivering results with diverse stakeholders and partners for common solutions

·         Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing to a wide and varied audience

·         Proficiency in the use of computers for Microsoft office suite, financial management and statistical reporting

·         Highly developed organizational skills with an ability to multitask and prioritize

·         Strong analytical and problem solving skills

·         A valid Driver’s Licence and access to a reliable vehicle are required for this position

·         Pass a Vulnerable Sector Police Record Check


As the ideal candidate, you are an inspiring and empowering Indigenous leader who is genuinely committed to, and a champion of the Indigenous community and children’s services. You will also have experience and competencies in the following areas of responsibilities:



·         Participate with the Board of Directors by bringing guidance and perspective to the development of the strategic plan

·         Identify, assess, and inform the Board of Directors of internal and external issues that affect the organization

·         Act as a professional advisor to the Board of Directors, fostering effective team work on all aspects of the organization's activities

·         Conduct official correspondence on behalf of or jointly with the Board as appropriate

·         Represent the organization at community activities and act as a spokesperson to enhance the organization's community profile


Operational planning and management

·         Develop an operational plan which incorporates goals and objectives that work towards the strategic direction of the organization

·         Ensure that the operation of the organization meets the expectations of its clients, Board and Funders

·         Oversee the secure, efficient and effective day-to-day operations that meet community needs and addresses organization priorities

·         Draft new and review policies for the approval of the Board and prepare procedures for implementation as needed


Program planning and management

·         Oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of the organization's programs and services

·         Ensure that the programs and services offered by the organization contribute to the organization's mission and reflect the priorities of the Board

·         Monitor the day-to-day delivery of the programs and services of the organization to maintain or improve quality

·         Oversee the planning, implementation, execution and evaluation of special projects


Financial planning and management

Through the office of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

·         Work with staff and the Board to prepare a comprehensive budget and secure adequate funding.

·         Administer the funds of the organization according to the approved budget and monitor the monthly cash flow of the organization

·         Ensure that the organization complies with all legislation


Community relations/advocacy

·         Communicate with stakeholders to keep them informed of the work of the organization and to identify changes in the community served by the organization

·         Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups, funders, politicians, and other organizations to help achieve the goals of the organization


Risk management

·         Identify and evaluate the risks to the organization's people (clients, staff, management, volunteers), property, finances, goodwill, and image and implement measures to control risks

·         Ensure that the Board of Directors and the organization carries appropriate and adequate insurance coverage




If you are interested in this job opportunity, please apply by email on or before August 27, 2017 quoting reference number #17-07-01


Selection Process: The position will be filled through a review of submissions and resulting interview process. We thank you for your interest, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

E-mail responses only. No phone calls, please.


NCFST is committed to staffing a workforce representative of the Indigenous population we serve. We encourage First Nation, Métis and Inuit applicants to apply and please self-identify in a cover letter.


Job Title Executive Director
Date Posted 2017-Jul-24
Expiry Date 2017-Aug-27
Ad ID:10087
Post Details
Posted By Native Child and Family Services of Toronto
City or Province Toronto, Ontario
Location Ontario
Job Type Full-time
Classification Administration