Executive Director

at Michael House Pregnancy Care Centre (view profile)
Location Guelph, Canada
Date Posted September 5, 2017
Category Other
Job Type Full-time



Michael House Pregnancy and Parenting Support Services is a Guelph community success story. Open since 2003, we have made a difference in the lives of more than 300 pregnant and parenting women and their children through our Residential Program, Aftercare and Drop-in Programs, and our recently added Supportive Housing Program.

As the new Executive Director, you will lead the team of staff and volunteers for this community-wide Christian-based organization, and champion its mission and values as the “public face” of the agency.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Participating with the Board of Directors to develop a vision and strategic plan
  • Overseeing and developing operational capabilities and supporting policies and procedures
  • Developing and managing the budget
  • Establishing new fund development initiatives to ensure financial growth and sustainability
  • Using external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities
  • Deepening all aspects of communications; cultivating relationships with current funders
  • Overseeing the management, hiring and development of staff and volunteers
  • Assuring high quality programs and data-driven program evaluation
  • Overseeing the management and maintenance of the premises
  • Active participation and engagement with Board of Directors; active member of committees

Your Qualifications will include:

  • A university degree in a related field e.g. Business, Social Services
  • Five years of progressive experience in management of not-for-profits
  • Training and experience in supporting women
  • An understanding of infant development and attachment
  • Experience with mental health and addiction issues would be an asset
  • Knowledge of all federal and provincial legislation applicable to Not-for-Profit organizations

You are a high energy people person who gets things done by building relationships. You have strong written and verbal communication skills, as a persuasive and passionate communicator. You are thoroughly committed to our vision to create a nurturing community caring for the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of those we serve.

Application deadline: October 15, 2017. Please submit applications by email to: employment@michaelhouse.ca Attn: Ms. Wendy Clayson, Hiring Committee Chair.

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