Location: Elora, Guelph, Tri-City and Neighbouring Areas, ON
Portage is a Canadian non-profit organization that helps people suffering from substance abuse-related problems to overcome their dependencies and live healthy, happy, and productive lives. Portage has various centres in Atlantic Canada, Quebec and Ontario.
In 1985, Portage set up the nation’s first adolescent substance abuse residential rehabilitation program in Ontario. The 40-bed centre is located on a 55-acre rural property in Elora near Guelph. It offers gender-separate programming and a mandatory onsite school accredited by the Ontario Ministry of Education. Treatment is based on the therapeutic community approach. An average stay is six months, followed by 18 months of aftercare to help youth reintegrate into society and maintain sobriety. Clients hail from all parts of Ontario. Admission requests are received through self-referrals, parents, family physicians, schools, CAS and criminal justice system. Portage Ontario provides a safe and secure environment where all youth, regardless of cultural, religious background, or sexual orientation, feel accepted and supported in resolving the issues that may underlie their substance dependency.
This is a new position that is designed to support the growth of Portage in Ontario. Reporting to the Director of Development, Ontario, the successful candidate is a generalist who will bring strong relationship building skills as well as fundraising acumen. The fundraising team is small and works closely and informally, without officialdom but with proven processes.
This position works out of the Ontario Adolescent Centre in Elora. This new role is in direct response to the expansion of programs in Ontario. A key requirement to note is that the Manager is expected to bring professional judgment and focused energy, to building a culture of philanthropy where giving becomes a by-product of a compelling mission and a commitment to relationship building and growth.
This search is being conducted on behalf of the Portage Ontario Foundation by crawfordconnect, a search firm specializing in recruiting leaders and fundraisers for Canada’s non-profit sector. If someone you know may be interested in this position, please feel free to forward this document – we would be pleased to connect with them.
Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume and cover letter by email as two separate documents, in confidence, prior to September 13, 2019 at firstname.lastname@example.org and Fay@crawfordconnect.com citing project #136 in the subject line.
For more information about the position, please contact Fay Rotman at Fay@crawfordconnect.com or 647.338.7706. Priority will be given to early applicants. We thank all applicants for applying, however, only qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.