Women’s Habitat of Etobicoke is a community-based, feminist organization providing vital support to self-identified women* and their dependents who are survivors of violence and poverty. Founded in 1978, the 25-bed emergency shelter and the outreach centre, established in 2006, offers a safe place to rebuild lives and a suite of services including group and individual counselling, parenting support and housing assistance.
POSITION OVERVIEW AND PRIORITIES
For the new Executive Director, this is a wonderful opportunity to lead a well-regarded, innovative organization with an excellent reputation in providing care and support to women and families during some of the most difficult times in their lives. As the need for support and services continues to grow, Women’s Habitat has the opportunity to not only grow its own impact within the diverse community it serves, but to continue to contribute to the success and impact of the sector. Women’s Habitat has a current complement of over 40 staff, and a budget of approximately $2.1 million.
Reporting to the Board of Directors through the President, the Executive Director is the key senior leader of Women’s Habitat, guiding day-to-day management decisions and developing and implementing strategy and plans in alignment with the organization’s mission, vision, core values and beliefs. She** supports the governance mandate of the Board, and ensures that appropriate accountability, transparency and risk management practices are in place. She has overall responsibility for the quality of programs and clinical services, and for the allocation of both financial and human resources, including staff and volunteer. Ensuring effective communication of Women’s Habitat’s mission and strategy with all stakeholders, she builds successful and productive relationships with funders, donors, the broader community and with partners in the system.
In assuming this leadership position, the new Executive Director will want to focus on the following priority areas in the near to mid-term:
The ideal candidate brings the requisite leadership capability, management experience and emotional sensibility to lead Women’s Habitat in the development, communication and implementation of strategy and plans to achieve the organization’s mission and goals. Whether from the sectors of gender-based violence, interval/transitional housing or broader social service delivery, the successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate:
*Women’s Habitat of Etobicoke uses the words “woman” or “women” to refer to all individuals who identify as women including Ciswomen, Transwomen, non-binary and genderqueer people. Women’s Habitat recognizes the fluidity of gender identities expressions, and that this list is by no means exhaustive, and is subject to change.
**This role carries a bona fide occupational qualification requiring this individual to self-identify as female.
Women’s Habitat is committed to the development of a staff team that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. Applications from Aboriginal Women, Women of Colour, Lesbian, Bi-sexual and Trans-identified women are strongly encouraged. Should you wish to self-identify on an anonymous, non-attributable basis as part of this recruitment process, you are invited to do here: https://forms.office.com/r/Mq0v7xCik7
Women’s Habitat is committed to providing courteous and inclusive services in a manner that respects the dignity and independence of persons with disabilities and promotes the principles of integration and equal opportunity. If you require accommodation in order to participate as a candidate in the hiring process, please communicate your needs to the recruitment team.
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