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Job Number:  41710
Executive Director
Job Posted: Wednesday, 7 February 2018
Closing Date: Monday, 19 February 2018
(90 days ago)
Girls Inc. of York Region
Region: York / Durham area Type: Full time
Location: Newmarket Salary: (not entered)

JOB TITLE: Executive Director, Girls Inc. of York Region (Permanent Full-Time)

REPORTS TO: President/Chair of the Board of Directors

LOCATION: Newmarket, Ontario



Girls Incorporated of York Region is a non-profit youth organization that is dedicated to empowering girls and young women to seek the highest quality of life possible. The programs that we offer are designed to help girls develop to their fullest capacities in all areas of life. We actively strive to enhance confidence and self-esteem in girls and young women, while giving them the skills and tools they need in order to be empowered, productive and contributing members of society. Girls are encouraged to develop their voice and to take an active role in shaping the programs that they choose to participate in. Girls require and deserve the awareness, attention, and commitment of a wide range of individuals and organizations to promote their healthy development. Girls benefit from programs and strategies that build on their strengths and encourage them to explore meaningful possibilities for their futures.


Primary Responsibilities


The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for the strategic leadership of the organization and oversight of all Girls Inc. of York Region programming. The ED is responsible for managing staff, program administration and interfacing with the National Girls Inc. organization. The ED partners with the board of directors to ensure long-term planning; strong fund development success; and representation of Girls Inc. in the community. The ED has primary responsibility for building partnerships with schools, government and community organizations, foundation officers, as well as corporate and individual donors.

The ED ensures the prudent management of finances; developing and rewarding an effective and culturally competent staff; assuring that nonprofit/legal requirements are met; advocating for the rights and needs of girls and inspiring staff and volunteers to motivate girls to be Strong, Smart and Bold.


Key Leadership Competencies and Management Skills

  • Managing Vision and Purpose: Communicates a compelling and inspired vision and ensures the implementation of the organization’s mission.
  • Strategic Agility: Anticipates future consequences and trends. Can plan and implement on short-intermediate-and longer-term opportunities.
  • Political Savvy: Ability to perceive complex interrelationships among situations and the implications of those complexities.
  • Integrity and Trust: is a direct, truthful individual; keeps confidences; admits mistakes.
  • Communication: Ability to communicate effectively orally, visually, in writing to effectively represent the organization externally.
  • Decision Quality: Uses a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience and judgement to make good decisions; seeks out others for advice and solutions.
  • Culturally Competent: Models cultural competence as an ongoing learning experience for all personnel; incorporates diverse cultures, ethnicity, languages and abilities into delivery of programs, materials and communication.
  • Business Acumen: Knows how businesses work; understanding of nonprofit accounting and ability to read financial data to make decisions of financial health.
  • Supervision and Staff Development: Provides guidance and support to employees; manages performance effectively.
  • Fund Development and Fundraising: Can design and lead all fundraising efforts for the organization; understands revenue development, donor cultivation and stewardship; knows how to craft strategic grant proposals and reports.
  • Marketing and Public Relations: Manages the overall marketing and promotional functions to construct and market an appropriate image.
  • Human Resources: Can develop, guide and manage the human resource services, policies, and programs and practices for the agency.
  • Volunteer Management: Knowledge of volunteer recruitment, retention, recognition and risk management strategies; aligns needs of programs and staff with volunteer contributions.


Essential Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Bachelors’ Degree with courses in education, recreation, psychology, sociology, and business administration. A Master’s degree is preferred. Special consideration may be given for equivalent experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Approximately 5 to 7 years of experience in not-for-profit leadership and management positions.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of youth development concepts and of the legal and developmental basis for single gender programming.
  • Proven ability to help the board achieve success in its governance responsibilities, particularly in its fund development and organization capacity responsibilities, providing the board with the tools to carry out its responsibility.
  • Proven ability to lead a staff team to develop and implement a tactical plan that provides programming and services that align with the organization’s strategic plan and vision.
  • Demonstrated financial analysis and management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems and to make difficult decisions in personnel, finance and programming.
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising and fund development.
  • Outstanding communication skills. Ability to communicate with children and encourage their participation in planning, problem solving, and decision making.
  • Vulnerable Sector Screening clearance. 
  • Familiar with York Region educational and non-profit culture
How to Apply:
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Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter with salary requirements by February 16th, 2018.
Contact Details:
Girls Inc. of York Region


www:   www.girlsincyork.org/

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