JOB POSTING FOR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
NAOMI’S FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE (NFRC)
Do you like helping and guiding others?
Do you enjoy coordinating the activities and the work of others?
Then Naomi’s Family Resource Centre (NFRC) needs you as their Executive Director, while it seeks to end violence in society in all forms through a variety of programs and initiatives. Women and children can establish violence-free lives in their community and reach their full human potential, by way of a secure and confidential emergency shelter; as a result of transitional housing; or from the encouragement and resources provided by the Children and Youth Program at NFRC. If you are looking to make a difference in the lives of women and children, who are victims of family violence and want to work as part of a principled, community organization, then we want to hear from you if you meet the qualifications specified below and in the attached job description.
Full-Time Executive Director
This challenging opportunity will appeal to a disciplined, responsible, forward-thinking and adaptable Social Services Professional who is passionate about ending family violence in all forms and supporting women and children during a difficult time in their lives. While reporting to the Board of Directors, this position will see you guiding, mentoring, coordinating and overseeing all aspects of NFRC operations. You will assist management and staff to ensure the effective administration, financial objectives, development and implementation of program standards, objectives and goals are in accordance with NFRC’s Strategic Vision and Mission Statements. As a community leader, you will collaborate effectively with your colleagues to develop approaches and plans to support the women and children who are victims of abuse and be an advocate for social justice on their behalf.
You have a Post-Secondary degree in Social or Human Services with additional education in management/ administration in the non-profit sector; have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in the Violence Against Women (VAW) field; and a minimum of 5 years’ managerial experience, working within a unionized environment, negotiating Collective Agreements and with knowledge of accounting practices, software, and with the development and management of budgets. You are committed to, and knowledgeable about, community-based models of intervention and feminist principles. You are an effective public speaker, communicator and coordinator, having a reputation for adeptly managing and mentoring people in achieving work objectives. Your service orientation, your initiative and leadership skills all lead you to seek ways to improve programs to better meet client needs while maintaining a positive organizational culture. You appreciate the value of people, time and money and are efficient at organizing these resources as the needs arise, through grant proposals and fundraising initiatives. You take safety issues seriously and endeavour always to protect those around you as well as yourself.
If you see this opportunity as an exciting challenge in your social service career path, please send your cover letter and résumé in confidence to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is 5 pm on Friday, March 1, 2019.
Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available on request. We appreciate all qualified responses and advise that follow-up phone calls are not necessary, as all applicants will be acknowledged.
Job Title: Executive Director Date approved:
Program: Approved by:
Location: Winchester, ON Date Reviewed: February 11, 2019
Reports to: Board of Directors Date Revised: February 13, 2019
In collaboration with the Board of Directors, staff, women and their families, community, and funding stakeholders, the Executive Director assumes the lead role in managing NFRC, coordinating and overseeing all aspects of its operations. The Executive Director is the link between the staff and the Board of Directors, the community and NFRC’s services, and the funding sources and NFRC’s financial administration; therefore, the Executive Director provides the strategic direction of NFRC.
- Acts as Chief Executive Officer to carry out directions and recommendations made by the Board of Directors.
- Confers with Board members and staff members to discuss issues, coordinate activities, and resolve problems.
- Ensures confidentiality of records.
- Ensures the effective administration and implementation of operational policies and procedures in accordance with the Vision and Mission Statement.
- Serves as primary liaison with the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) and other legislative and funding bodies.
- Analyzes operations to evaluate the performance of NFRC and of the staff in meeting objectives, and to determine areas of potential cost reduction, program improvement or policy change.
- Ensures the work environment complies with federal, provincial, and municipal laws and codes.
- Develops and oversees an emergency plan as part of the risk management process; oversees facility management.
- Directs and coordinates NFRC’s financial activities to fund operations, maximize investments, and increase efficiency; approves expenditures within assigned limits.
- Oversees preparation of proposals for new funding or refund programs.
- Develops and presents annual operating and capital budgets to the Board and Funders as required.
- Monitors and forecasts variances and amends budget accordingly.
- Ensures the maintenance of all appropriate records, production of all appropriate reports and government filings, and adheres to all relevant legislation.
- Submits quarterly reports to the MCCSS.
- Negotiates and approves contracts and agreements with suppliers, distributors, and relevant ministries.
Human Resource (HR) Management
- Directs HR activities, including the hiring/termination of staff and the establishment and organization of training plans, projects and activities.
- Ensures adherence to current Collective Agreements and maintains HR Policies and Procedures.
- Evaluates Manager’s performance; reviews staff evaluations prepared by Manager.
- Administers salaries and benefits, based on data provided by Manager.
- Reviews reports and suggestions for changes submitted by Manager.
- Ensures human rights of women and children supported are met throughout all operations.
- Ensures the appropriate safety planning occurs and all related documentation is secured.
Promotion and Education
- Conducts presentations and information sessions to promote the services of the Centre and educate community members.
- Networks with community agencies and services by becoming a member of various groups and committees.
- Attends various conferences and meetings to educate self and, subsequently, the Board/Staff and individuals to additional services, ideas, techniques, legislation, etc.
- Promotes to staff the importance of ongoing learning.JOB SPECIFICATIONS
|- Post-Secondary degree in Social or Human Services with additional education in management/administration in the non-profit sector|
|- Demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of community-based model of intervention and feminist principles|
|- Extensive knowledge of Violence Against Women (VAW) issues|
|- Knowledge of accounting practices and software (e.g. Simply Accounting) and development and management of budgets under $1M|
|- Extensive knowledge of community resources|
|- Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook|
|- Minimum 2 years’ experience in the VAW field|
|- Minimum 5 years’ experience in management and personnel resources|
|- Demonstrated community development skills|
|- Experience in negotiating and adhering to a Collective Agreement|
|- Experience in public speaking and presentations|
|- Experience in funding proposal development and proven success in proposal submissions|
|- Networking skills to foster relationships with community agencies.|
|- Active learning: Understands the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision making.|
|- Communication: Easily conveys information to others in person, by telephone, or in writing; fluent in English, spoken and written.|
|- Critical Thinking: Proven ability to use logic and reasoning to evaluate alternative solutions or approaches.|
|- Deductive and Inductive Reasoning: Able to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense; able to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).|
|- Fluency of Ideas — Easily generates a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).|
|- Information Ordering — Easily arranges things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).|
|- Leadership: Effective in influencing and motivating individuals to accomplish goals.|
|- Management of Personnel Resources — Developing and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.|
|- Monitoring: Monitoring/Assessing performance of self, other individuals or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.|
|- Originality — Easily develops unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.|
|- Problem Sensitivity — Able to foresee potential downfalls of a plan. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.|
|- Previous experience working with and reporting to a Board of Directors|
Combination of office and shelter environment which may present with volatile and stressful situations. Opportunities to travel primarily in the area of the three united counties but with possibility of more extensive travel for meeting and conference purposes. Flexible hours may be required to lead and oversee the operations effectively and for meetings and networking opportunities. The demands of the job will vary but will include a high degree of visual and listening attention and/or concentration and some repetitive movements on the computer or on the telephone.
The foregoing description reflects the general duties necessary to describe the principal functions of the job identified and shall not be construed to be all of the work requirements that may be inherent in this classification.
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