Executive Director

  • Posted:Oct 04, 2021
  • Apply by:Nov 03, 2021
  • Job Type
  • Full Time
  • Job Level
  • Senior Executive (CEO, CFO, COO, Executive Director)
  • Location
  • North York, ON
  • Impact Area
  • Housing
  • Impact Category
  • Nonprofit
  • Company Type
  • Nonprofit

About this position

Our long-time Executive Director is retiring after 30 years with North York Community House.  We’re looking for our next visionary leader to build on her legacy and continue to make a profound difference in our community. We’re not just filling big shoes: we’re looking for someone who will help us define and deliver a new set of footprints for our organization and our communities.

The Role
Our diverse and dynamic team of more than 100 employees and over 250 volunteers is passionate about changing lives, deeply committed to each person we serve, and driven by a shared set of values that guide all that we do. As our new Executive Director, you will lead, inspire, enable, and empower NYCH to face the new challenges confronting our community and our organization.

Whether you are partnering with community members, politicians, directors, partner funding agencies, or donors you are the voice of our organization’s integrity and commitment. You’re an innovator, a champion of change, confident with technology, and able to build bridges across the settlement and not-for-profit sectors.

As our Executive Director, and in collaboration with the Board, you will provide organizational leadership of the agency’s strategic direction, development, and implementation. In this role, you will work with our incredible Senior Management team to prioritize the strategic initiatives as it pertains to funding and fundraising, program development, human resources, finance, services and operations ensuring annual plans are consistent with the NYCH’s overarching strategy.  As our leader, you will stay current with the latest thinking, and promote and model an organizational culture that fosters collaboration, courage and transparency.

You’re a visionary, able to see and interpret the big picture, inside and outside the organization:

  • You have a track record of building, leading, and inspiring diverse, purpose-driven strategies and teams.
  • Your strong knowledge and experience in the not-for-profit sector help you advocate and effectively influence through changing conditions in funding, service delivery, and leadership.
  • You lead with integrity, humility and a values-driven approach.
  • You are committed to working on issues related to equity and justice for all underrepresented groups both within and outside the organization.
  • A solid combination of experience working in a senior leadership and management capacity combined with education in social work, social science, or non-profit administration, lets you build trust and engage stakeholders in respectful, productive problem-solving.
  • You apply your critical thinking abilities to frame the strategic priorities for the organization. 
  • You bring strong knowledge and experience in financials, risk management, legislation, and governance.  You embrace technology, positive change and innovation.
  • You approach your work with a community development lens
  • Your diverse experience could consist of establishing and managing strong working relationships and programs with community groups and organizations, including new Canadians and/or marginalized populations.  You bring a solid understanding of immigration and settlement through an individual and a policy lens.
  • You are always looking for ways to learn, grow and be a positive influence.

About Us
Every year, North York Community House serves over 15,000 residents in northwest Toronto. We help transform lives by working with people, understanding their needs, and supporting them in achieving their goals. For the past 30 years, we have been opening doors for new Canadians; supporting youth, parents and seniors in becoming active, engaged citizens; and creating opportunities for residents to improve their lives and lead positive change in their neighbourhoods.

We provide ongoing settlement services, language classes, and employment support to newcomers to Canada to help them settle in their new community. We offer parenting support, after-school, youth and seniors’ programs.  We facilitate training to build civic awareness and engage residents to take collective action.

Situated on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, Wendat and Anishinaabe, NYCH is committed to equity and creating a respectful and inclusive work place culture that reflects the broad diversity of communities we work with. This includes people who identify as immigrants, refugees, women, Indigenous, Black, LGBTQ2S+ people of colour, and people with disabilities.
 

About us

North York Community House (NYCH) is committed to building strong, vibrant communities – serving over 15,000 residents in northwest Toronto every year. We help transform lives by working with people, understanding their needs, and supporting them in achieving their goals. For over 30 years, we have been opening doors for new Canadians; supporting youth, parents and seniors in becoming active, engaged citizens; and creating opportunities for residents to improve their lives and lead positive change in their neighbourhoods. 

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