Executive Director

Executive Director

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date August 4, 2015
Type Full Time
Company Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto
Location Toronto, ON
Category Business / Management
Client Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto
Contact Information
All interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Please reference in the subject line "Executive Director Application". This position is open until filled.


POSITION TITLE: Executive Director


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 to [email protected]. 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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