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Job Number:  41680
Manager of Programs and Research
Job Posted: Tuesday, 6 February 2018
Closing Date: Thursday, 8 March 2018
(79 days ago)
Alberta Council of Women's Shelters
Region: Edmonton area Type: Full time
Location: Edmonton Salary: (not entered)

About Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters (ACWS)


ACWS is an ambassador for women’s shelters in Alberta, providing support to members and leadership to leverage the collective knowledge: informing solutions to end domestic violence.


And we know that domestic violence can end.


Informed by our many initiatives, action-based research projects and data collection, ACWS develops leading-edge tools for shelters and calls the public to take action against domestic violence.  Creating synergies around the globe, we are a founding member of both the global and Canadian networks of women’s shelters.


Because we know we are stronger together.


Every day, 41 ACWS members across the province do remarkable work.  Shelters save lives, strengthen families and improve communities.


To support our members and end domestic violence, we collaborate as we:

  • Amplify the collective voice of members;
  • Conduct action-based research;
  • Educate the public about domestic violence;
  • Create tools & professional development opportunities; and
  • Celebrate shelters.

In all our work, we remember the many challenges faced by women and children living in violence.


For more information on ACWS visit: https://acws.ca/




The Director of Programs, in consultation with the Executive Director, is responsible for leadership and oversight of services to members as well as projects and services aimed at mobilizing the community to end domestic violence. 


The Director of Programs will be responsible for leading the design and implementation of services for members that assist member organizations to speak with a collective unified voice, network and share information, acquire needed resources, influence public policy and systems, increase public awareness of domestic violence, and foster professional development. This position will ensure the alignment of all ACWS services and project toward the overarching outcomes and sustainability of ACWS and will have budget responsibility of $2.1M.


Based in Edmonton, The Director of Programs will have two direct reports and jointly supervise three other direct reports. In cooperation of the Executive Director, the Director of Programs will oversee up to 12 staff.




Qualifications and Education

  • Minimum five years related work experience in a senior management capacity;
  • Graduate degree in a relevant discipline preferred although a combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Successful networking, partnership building and mentoring skills;
  • Current knowledge and understanding of shelter-based and other programs addressing violence against women, children and seniors;
  • Knowledge of the housing sector would be considered an asset;
  • Effective community and shelter-based prevention, intervention and follow-up strategies;
  • Demonstrated understanding of program development and implementation planning;
  • Strong awareness of Indigenous affairs in Canada; understanding cultural protocols.
  • Strong business acumen, financial management experience, able to build synergies from a “fiscal perspective (between programs and funding);
  • Knowledge of government funding approaches;
  • Possess a working knowledge of technology and its effective use in the workplace;
  • “Roll up their sleeves” as required, not afraid to participate in delivering services at the front line; strong work ethic;
  • Ability to create synergies; builds coalitions by bringing members together for common cause;
  • A strong advocate of women, knowledge of social issues surrounding domestic violence and has a strong sense of social justice;
  • Ability to manage organizational change, and adapt leadership and management style in response to varying situations to ensure effective collaboration with stakeholders and the timely completion of projects; and
  • This position will require travel to various areas of the province on a regular basis; flexibility in work schedule will be required.



A competitive compensation package will be provided including an attractive base salary and excellent benefits.  Further details will be discussed in a personal interview.



Anurag Shourie or Samantha Chiu

Davies Park

Suite 501 Fox One

10226 – 104 Street

Edmonton, AB T5J 1B8

Phone: 780-420-9900

Email:  E


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Contact Details:
Davies Park
501 Fox One
10226 - 104 Street
Edmonton, AB, T5J 1B8

Tel: 7804209900
www:   www.daviespark.com

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