All interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume email@example.com. Please reference in the subject line "Executive Director Application". This position is open until filled.
POSITION TITLE: Executive Director LOCATION: Toronto, ON
The Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto (nwrct) is a community based organization dedicated to providing resources and support to urban Aboriginal women and their families across the Greater Toronto Area. NWRCT provides individual support, programs, cultural activities and community events. Our work builds the self-sufficiency of Aboriginal women and the collective capacity to make positive changes in community.
The Executive Director (ED), in partnership with an engaged and committed Board of Directors and in collaboration with staff, will provide leadership, strategic direction and oversight to our organization ensuring the financial and human capital required to deliver the NWRCT mandate. The ED reports to directly to the Board of Directors and manages full-time staff of 13 employees.
Leadership and Strategy
Advise NWRCT’s (the Centre) Board of Directors on operational and external opportunities and challenges
Communicate the Centre’s vision and mission with clarity and passion to stakeholders and the Aboriginal community of Toronto
Liaise with the Centre’s members to grow membership ensure strong communication and offer programming that meets their needs
Lead the ongoing development of culturally relevant programs and community support for the members of the Centre
Cultivate strong relationships with key stakeholders such as community agencies and government
Be a spokesperson for the Centre in both the Aboriginal and larger communities of Toronto, and advocate for further development of resources and support
Fundraising and Managing External Relationships
Work collaboratively with the Board of Directors, staff and volunteers, to initiate, develop, and carry out major fundraising efforts
Build and strengthen relationships with our 12 funding agencies
Provide leadership in acquiring and maintaining sponsorships, donations and grants
Work proactively to develop long-term sustainable funding sources for the Centre
Develop and sustain collaborative relationships with other non-profit organizations in both the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities of Toronto and develop ways to work together on common goals
Be a local and national presence that communicates program results with an emphasis on the successes of the Centre
Positive role model for all staff, volunteers, and guests to support our commitment to the City of Toronto’s Declaration of a Non-Discrimination Policy.
Management and Operations
Oversee the day-to-day financial management of all programs, donations, and administration of the Centre
Oversee bookkeeping, annual audit and other financial requirements that may arise
Maintain internal financial controls to manage expenses and fundraising contributions
Develop annual operating budgets that support our strategic plan and operational priorities
Using program audits ensure that all programs offer the highest quality of service and are continually refined and improved to meet the evolving needs of Aboriginal women and their families
Recruit and hire new staff as required
Provide monthly staff training opportunities including access to cultural knowledge keepers
Motivate, mentor, evaluate and recognize staff on an ongoing basis to ensure the needed skills and capabilities to maintain and further develop the vision and mission of the Centre
Foster a positive organizational culture, rooted in Aboriginal values and worldviews
Education and Experience
5 years of related work experience
Experience in management or leadership in the not-for-profit sector with a strong personal brand
Proven experience managing financial budgets over $500 000.00
Experience working with managing multiple funding agencies is a significant asset
Proven experience in successfully leading fundraising campaigns
Excellence in organizational management with the ability to mentor staff
Experience working with Aboriginal women in vulnerable situations
Success in working with a Board of Directors including offering advice and guidance as requested
Action-oriented, adaptable, and innovative in approach to business planning
Passionate and creative
Demonstrated ability to implement Aboriginal values and worldviews in leadership and management
Relative education is an asset
Ability to speak an Aboriginal language is an asset
Involvement in Toronto’s Aboriginal community is a significant asset
NWRCT membership is a significant asset
All interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference in the subject line “Executive Director Application”. This position is open until filled.
We thank all those who apply, however only those considered for an interview will be contacted.
NWRC’s opportunity for employment is non-discriminatory and in compliance with the provisions of the Ontario Human Rights Code and the City of Toronto’s Declaration of Non-Discrimination Policy.
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