Job Posting 87493

Executive Director (Interim)
Durham Rape Crisis Centre
Work From Home - York / Durham area
closed 8 days ago (Tue, 27 Sep)
full time - temporary / contract

Durham Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) is a non-profit feminist organization that believes in the equality of all regardless of race, class, sexual orientation, or gender. We work with and provide crisis support services, counselling (individual and group), advocacy, accompaniment, and support services for survivors of sexual violence and their families/support people.
Our team is growing, and we are seeking a highly skilled Interim Executive Director to join us in our commitment to contributing to the organizational success of DRCC. If you are passionate about ending sexual violence, and have the executive skills and experience to move the organization forward, this is the opportunity for you!

As an Executive Director (Interim), you will:
As a Sexual Assault Centre, we work with and provide services to recent as well as historical or childhood survivors of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and sexual abuse and their families. Reporting to the Board of Directors and leading a strong staff team, the Executive Director is guided by the vision, mission and values derived from a commitment to our community to end all forms of violence against women and children. The Interim Executive Director oversees ongoing operations for DRCC including administration, fundraising, advocacy, program alignment, governance, human resources, financial responsibility, community and partner relations and response to community needs within the funding model.

The following tasks are required to be successful as the Interim Executive Director with DRCC:
Interact and foster strong relationships with the funding and collaborative partners

  • The overall operational management of human, financial, administration and technical resources
  • Work with, report to and brief an active volunteer Board of Directors
  • Provide the vision necessary to ensure the continued success and growth of the organization for the future.
  • Lead the organization through a renewal of mission, vision, beliefs and values and the resulting strategic operational plan to implement.
  • Collaboratively work with the board of directors, staff and other stakeholders.
  • Manage program operations including overseeing of staff and related program resources in a remote and future hybrid environment.
  • Oversee program forecasts, budgets and monitor operating costs.
  • Direct the administrative and financial processes in compliance with external reporting requirements and recognized standards of best practices in program development, fiscal management, operational reporting and corporate governance
  • Work with and manage relationship with the core funder and other funding partners
  • Strong focus on fund raising, diversifying revenue sources and resource development.
  • Maintain existing and develop relationships with senior levels of federal-provincial-municipal governments and others.
  • Prepare proposals for government funding and corporate sponsorships.
  • Ensure all contractual obligations and partnership agreements are achieved.
  • Brief, work with and implement the direction and policies of the board of directors

We are looking for:

  • Five or more years’ senior non-profit management experience is preferred
  • A bachelor’s degree, or combination of relevant education and/or experience considered an asset
  • Strong computer skills with various software applications (Microsoft Office)
  • Must have a solid understanding of sexual violence and the impact on survivors
  • Solid anti-oppression anti-racist, intersectionality knowledge
  • Criminal Reference check required
  • Driver’s license required
  • Experience in the government-funded not-for-profit sector
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Very strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Sound judgment, problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Time management


  • Full time contract interim leadership position (6 -12 months) hours are Monday – Friday based on agency need with additional hours as required, including evenings and weekends.
  • Interacts with staff, client, agency, community, and government stakeholders within a variety of circumstances, some of which may be crisis or stressful situations.
  • Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening required.
  • Compliance with our COVID-19 policy

We are Proud of:

  • Paid self-care – we prioritize wellbeing.
  • Additional paid floating stat days.
  • Remote working environment, with on-site work, as required.
  • We highly value the development of our staff and provide professional development opportunities.
  • We are a dynamic, passionate, and collaborative team!
  • DRCC is a proud recipient of the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General’s 2021-2022 Victim Services Awards of Distinction

As an employer, DRCC is dedicated to building an organization that reflects the diversity of our clients and the communities we serve. We promote equity, diversity, inclusivity, anti-racism, and anti-oppression to provide equal opportunity and full inclusion for all candidates. We encourage individuals from Indigenous, Francophone, Immigrant and Refugee, Black, Women of Colour, LGBTQIA2+ communities, people with Dis/abilities, and all equity seeking groups to apply. DRCC will make reasonable accommodations to enable all applicants to participate in the recruitment process. If you require any accommodation, please contact or 905-749-1032. 

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