Director of Defend Dignity

at The Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada (view profile)
Location Mississauga, Canada
Date Posted February 13, 2023
Category Other
Job Type Full-time





To faithfully serve The Alliance family as we strive to be Christ-centred, Spirit-empowered, and Mission-focused.


Responsible for the leadership, management and operations of Defend Dignity including giving strategic direction, resource development and oversight to the advocacy, awareness, and aid with a goal to end sexual exploitation.


Reports to National Vice President C&MA until dD becomes independent then to dD Board of Directors

Internal contacts: Works closely and gives oversight to 2 Administrative Assistants, Co-ordinator of Corporate Advocacy, Communications Co-ordinator, Co-ordinator of Government Advocacy, 2 research contractors and approximately 70 volunteers. Works closely with dD Board of Directors.

External Contacts: Works closely with multiple groups that are faith based such as Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC), National Centre On Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), and with other NGO’s, gov’t contacts, donors, and survivors.


  • Preferably lives in the GTA or is willing to re-locate to GTA
  • This position is a hybrid role in accordance with NMC working remotely practices.



  • Oversee staff with reviews of individual staff performances, plan and attend staff member meetings
  • Assist in orientation of new board members
  • Assist in planning for 2x’s per year Board of Director meetings – assist in preparing agenda, location details, compile Directors Report, decide on training or spiritual direction. Sets & reviews goals, policies, and Key Result Areas (KRA’s) 2x’s per year minimum with staff for with new goals for board to approve.
  • Oversee or write monthly donor newsletters and prayer updates
  • Liaise with other organizations and plan or attend meetings
  • Preparation of annual budget with monthly budget reviews
  • Financial resource development – fund raise through contact with major donors, oversee thank you letters, speak at donor dessert nights, Survivor Support Fund (SSF) and year end matching appeal
  • Attends monthly dD prayer times
  • The candidate’s faith beliefs must align with those of The Christian & Missionary Alliance.


  • To create awareness & education around sexual exploitation in Canada through developing videos, curriculum, social media posts. Oversight is given to these tasks with some completed by staff that report to the Director
  • Continue to plan and lead information forums for churches
  • Plan and lead Reveal events
  • Attend speaking engagements as requested
  • Oversight and evaluation of EPIK project currently in Edmonton
  • Creation or oversight of resources such as Exposing Exploitation, MMIWG resource etc.
  • CSES – lead, plan, and give oversight to Summit held every 2 years, including speaker invitations, speaker recordings, team meetings, sponsors, and PR for event
  • Oversee research projects
  • Initiate and oversee webinars


  • Collaboration with multiple national & international groups such as EFC, NCOSE for government and corporate lobbying
  • Co-lead Canadian Ally Group
  • Liaise with government contacts
  • Handle press releases and media inquiries
  • Organize and execute Parliament Hill events to educate MP’s and Senators
  • Meet with elected people at every level of government; municipal, provincial & federal
  • Oversee research & submission of briefs to parliamentary committees
  • Oversees intervenor status in Court Challenge of Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act (PCEPA)
  • Oversee Choose Change Campaign, meet with corporate executives


  • Oversee the Survivor Support Fund, Friends of dD and Emergency fund
  • Oversight to First Response Bag initiative



  • Post-secondary degree in a relevant field (e.g., management, social services, public administration)
  • diploma / certificate in non-profit leadership


  • Knowledge of all forms of sexual exploitation including pornography
    • Acknowledgement that dD is an abolitionist movement
    • Align with Canada’s prostitution legislation, Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act (PCEPA)
  • Governance Leadership


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in working in a non-profit organization
  • Experience in developing strategies and plans
  • Outstanding organizational and leadership abilities
  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills
  • Able to collaborate well with various stakeholders including government, faith communities, social service agencies and survivors of sexual exploitation
  • Knowledge & use of governance model management role
  • Experience in implementation of vision
  • Strong relational skills
  • Development & execution of fund raising, revenue stream strategies & networking
  • Strength in working with volunteers to accomplish goals of the organization


  • A comprehensive compensation package will be discussed in the interview process.

Notice of Accommodation: The Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada has an accommodation process in place and provides accommodations for employees with disabilities. If you require a specific accommodation because of a disability or a medical need, please contact the HR manager at 416-674-7878 Ext.# 348 or by e-mail at so that arrangements can be made for the appropriate accommodations to be in place if you are invited to interview.

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