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Job Number:  44773
Senior Director - Maternity Leave Contract
Job Posted: Friday, 18 May 2018
Closing Date: Sunday, 1 July 2018
(85 days ago)
YMCA of Northern Alberta
Region: Northern Alberta Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Fort McMurray Salary: (not entered)

The YMCA of Northern Alberta has the following maternity leave contract position available:


Senior Director - Community Housing & Initiatives


 The YMCA is a charity and a mission-based organization dedicated to the development of thousands of people in spirit, mind and body.


The Senior Director will work alongside the VP Community and Housing Initiatives to provide effective strategic development and operational management of programs and services as well as develop and manage an approved budget, direct a diverse onsite/offsite staff complement, create, recommend, monitor, evaluate, and report on programs and services.  The Senior Director will liaise with assigned funders, contractors and program and community stakeholders.   Senior Directors are responsible for the development of program budgets and for budget monitoring and reporting, oversee a variety of programs and services with a cross section of populations and engage multiple funders/stakeholders.


Hours of Work:  Full-time 40-hour work week, with flexibility. Occasional evenings and weekends to ensure effective supervision, oversight and coverage.


Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible to recruit, onboard, train, coach, and manage all full-time and part-time staff, students and volunteers within program areas. Recommend hires to the V.P.
  • Ensure non-negotiable standards are enforced.
  • Foster relationship development.
  • Ensure staff, students and volunteers are accountable to the delivery of high quality services through excellent relationships with program participants.
  • Maintain participant-volunteer-staff relationships as outlined in the Guide to Service Ethics and Conduct.
  • Attend CHI, Regional and Association Leadership team meetings as assigned.
  • Provide leadership and strategic vision to program service delivery and future directions to meet the needs of program participants and the community in accordance with the YMCA of Northern Alberta Strategic Plan and YMCA Quality Service Standards in consultation with the VP Community and Housing Initiatives.
  • Research and document community trends and service gaps and recommend, develop and plan programs and service delivery strategies.
  • Manage and evaluate programs against defined financial and programmatic outcomes, goals and objectives.
  • Recommend quality improvements and best practice strategies to current programs, processes, strategies, tools and ensuring implementation of approved changes.
  • Review and report all critical incidents in assigned programs, recommend changes and implement approved improvements as required.
  • Complete and submit, all approved program, progress, financial and other reports and documents as required.
  • Develop, manage and monitor approved budgets and program financial operations to meet contractual obligations, service targets and financial targets and to achieve effective and efficient operations.
  • Develop and maintain effective community relationships and partnerships relevant to the program and market and promote programs to achieve program and financial targets and to support coordinated, integrated service delivery.
  • Ensure compliance of staff with Health and Safety, Child Protection and other policies. Perform duties and tasks that contribute to a clean, secure and safe environment in accordance with Serving Annual Members (SAM) standards and health and safety standards.
  • Perform other duties or assist with special projects as assigned.



Education/Certifications/Credentials/Professional Registration

  • University Degree in a Human Services discipline or equivalent.
  • Annual registration in a professional organization as required by law.
  • Standard First Aid and CPR-C, Child Welfare & Police Security Clearance.
  • Mental Health and/or Psychological First Aid, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention and Suicide Intervention Certification preferred
  • WHMIS Certification.
  • Valid driver’s license, cleared driver’s abstract and vehicle.


  • 4-5 years of directly related professional experience in program delivery and program and financial management and administration.
  • 4-5 years of staff, student and volunteer orientation, training, supervision and performance management.
  • 4-5 years of direct professional experience in a team environment working with families in assessment, goal-setting and monitoring, one-on-one supportive counselling, peer and educational group facilitation and facilitated information and referral to community services.
  • Experience working with individuals, children and families from a strengths-based and trauma-informed approach to address psycho-social, family-functioning, parenting, mental health/addictions and other needs.
  • Experience working with cultural and diverse populations in Northern Alberta.
  • Experience in community collaboration and partnerships.
  • Experience with fund development activities, reporting and proposal writing.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal and team skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated skills and knowledge of program development, planning and promotion, outcome evaluation, budgeting and financial management, and marketing and public relations.
  • Demonstrated skills and knowledge of human resource processes and performance management.
  • Demonstrated skills and knowledge related to social determents of health, mental health and well-being, trauma recovery, individual and family assessment, case management, group work, group facilitation, program promotion, program planning and outcome evaluation.
  • Demonstrated skills and knowledge in best practices including coaching, Child and Adolescent Development, Triple P Parenting, supportive counselling skills, trauma-informed practice, harm reduction, cultural sensitive practice and motivational interviewing.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of related community, mental health, education, employment and human services resources.
  • Competent knowledge of Microsoft Office, Outlook and Windows.

Applications will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

How to Apply:
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Send your resume and cover letter to: Joan.B
Contact Details:
YMCA of Northern Alberta
10211 105 Street NW
Edmonton, AB, T5J 1E3


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