Executive Director (House of Compassion of Toronto)

A career-changing and rewarding opportunity for a results-oriented strategist with the vision and energy to lead progressive change that will ensure the continued excellence of care, compassion and resilience of both current and future residents of House of Compassion

House of Compassion of Toronto provides a permanent, supportive home to adults living with severe and persistent mental illness. A model of care for residents, this caring home supports people to live in the community successfully, and aims and works to end the revolving door of homelessness and institutionalization that most of their residents have experienced.

Supportive housing, recognized as THE best strategy to permanently ending homelessness among people with severe and persistent mental illness, provides a foundation upon which people are able to focus on being well, developing a community of supports, and pursuing their individual goals. Walking the Journey Together, House of Compassion offers staffing support 24/7 and a community in which safety, acceptance, and hope are fostered. As the new Executive Director, you will play a crucial role in supporting an organizational vision focused on inspiring clients to lead healthy and empowered lives.
Reporting to, and working closely with, an active and engaged volunteer Board of Directors, you will lead the development and implementation of a comprehensive, collaborative long-term strategic plan, along with providing overall direction of day-to-day operations. Your business acumen, solid organizational skills and strengths as a transformational leader will be front and centre as you effectively manage House of Compassion in alignment with the established strategic direction, business plan and budgets, while looking to the future and implementing changes to meet evolving organizational needs and objectives.

It will be your mandate, as Executive Director, to monitor and communicate progress and provide leadership in the implementation of programs and policies, oversee the planning and management of the human resources, administration and finance functions, and provide timely, accurate reporting to the Board to support effective, informed decision-making and overall organizational performance.

A skilled strategic, administrative and operational leader with proven experience in mental health, supportive housing and/or social services, and a strong affinity with the cause, you have worked with small, not-for-profit organizations, where you demonstrated compassion, caring, resourcefulness, flexibility, adaptability and resilience. A relevant degree, preferably at the master’s level, is expected. Some knowledge of property management or real estate would be considered an asset.

Having worked with boards or board committees, you have an understanding of sound governance practices, and have a track record of success in building strong, service-dedicated, agile, engaged staff teams and leading progressive change with and through people. You are a true “friend-raiser”, fully prepared to develop and sustain strong, collaborative working relationships with external partners, donors, funders, volunteers and friends of the cause, including Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, the City of Toronto, St. Jude Community Services, the LHIN, and key community and sector leaders.

With your integrity and ability to win trust and credibility, and rally others around a shared vision to deliver planned results, you are prepared to be a strong steward of House of Compassion’s policies, procedures, legislative compliance, and resources, as well as a strong advocate and champion for its mission, vision and values – across the organization and beyond its walls.

Above all, you are a truly committed and caring “people person”, an excellent listener and communicator, recognized as much for your authenticity and humility as your agile, flexible and can-do leadership style. You are comfortable dealing with board directors and volunteers, thrive in an internally and externally visible role, and exhibit an appreciation of faith-based values and a commitment to Inclusion and Equity.
To apply to this life-changing executive role, submit your application to Phelpsgroup at careers@phelpsgroup.ca.

Application deadline: March 6, 2019.

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