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Canadian Centre for Men and Families Executive Director (ED) - Canadian Centre for Men and Families

Jan 15, 2021
Ottawa, Ontario

Canadian Centre for Men and Families Executive Director (ED)


Description of Role, Responsibilities & Key Operational Areas of Focus and Attention

 

SUMMARY OF THE ROLE 

The Executive Director is at the centre of all operations at the Canadian Centre for Men and Families (CCMF). It is a challenging role that demands patience, diplomacy and hard work, as well as attention to detail and an ability to multitask. The individual must be a great team player who puts the best interest of the centre ahead of him or herself and who is able to command the respect and trust of the personnel and volunteers that he or she works with on a daily basis. 

The Executive Director position will begin on a part-time basis and grow into a full-time position as the finances and resources of the Centre allow. 

 

PRIMARY SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES 

The Executive Director is responsible for managing the totality of the client experience at the Canadian Centre for Men and Families (CCMF) as well as the development, operation and evaluation of all in-house programs and services. The Executive Director will support the marketing of CCMF programs and work to outreach with other community agencies on behalf of our clients and programs. The Executive Director is responsible for the financial sustainability of the Centre and will support grant writing, donor relations and other aspects of local fundraising. The Executive Director works as a team with volunteers at the CCMF to create and maintain a safe, respectful, welcoming and supportive space for men and families. The Executive Director will report to the CCMF-Ottawa Regional Governance Board. The CCMF Ottawa Governance Board is embedded within CAFE, a national Canada Revenue Agency accredited charitable organization with a national reporting structure. 
 

Application Deadline: January 15, 2021

Term: Expected start date January 25, 2021

Status: Part-time (20 hours/week). The Executive Director position will begin on a part-time basis and grow into a full-time position as the finances and resources of the Centre allow. 

Remuneration: $2,400.00 gross per month. 

Location: Canadian Centre for Men and Families, 292 Montreal Rd., Suite 302, Ottawa, ON, K1L6B7
 

About the Canadian Centre for Men and Families

The Canadian Centre for Men and Families is a unique mental health and social service facility serving as a hub of programs for boys, men, fathers and their families. Our Vision focuses on three critical areas:

1. Reduce suicide among men at high-risk through effective intervention programs.

2. Empower fathers undergoing separation or divorce through legal clinics and fathering groups that strengthen the father-child relationship, while working to promote positive social attitudes towards fatherhood.

3. Support men who are experiencing domestic abuse while working with other agencies to improve services.



KEY OPERATIONAL AREAS OF FOCUS & ATTENTION 

Client Services

  1. Complete intake and assessment of new participants, ensuring program eligibility, and assessing immediate and longer-term participant needs and goals.

  2. Identify crisis situations, complete suicide risk assessments, and create safety plans with participants dealing with abuse and violence.

  3. Assist clients to access third party resources, such as housing, shelter, income assistance, employment support and other resources.

  4. Ensure confidentiality, collection of data and completion of case file documentation as required.

 

Program Operations, Delivery and Evaluation

  1. Responsible for supervising the scheduling of appointments with staff at the CCMF, including individual counseling or legal appointments.

  2. Responsible for recruiting participants into group programs and ensuring programs are kept at capacity.

  3. Responsible to liaise between clients and program facilitators.

  4. Responsible for implementing evaluation processes with client program participants.

  5. Supports the development and improvement of new and existing programs.

 

The Centre

  1. Oversee the use of space at the CCMF; monitoring the overall physical and emotional safety of the space; managing potentially escalating situations.

  2. Provide program coverage and support as needed, including tasks such as assisting with the preparation, set up.

  3. Train, supervise and support volunteers.

  4. Supervise and manage the activities of any other CCMF employees such as student interns.

  5. Keep the governing board appropriately informed about CCMF programs and activities.

 

Growth and Development 

  1. Support the marketing and advertising of programs.

  2. Support community outreach and networking with other agencies.

  3. Sustain the operational budget of the CCMF by working with a team on grant writing, donor relations and other aspects of local fundraising.

 

Expected Performance

  1. Work independently and within a team, to problem solve, and to remain flexible and able to adapt within a busy and changing environment.

  2. Manage conflict, crises and escalating situations calmly and confidently.

  3. Excellent written and verbal communication and organizational skills.

  4. Sustainable delivery on key fundraising goals and objectives.

  5. Impeccable relationship management with clients, sister organizations, government entities, and donors.

 

Qualifications

The following are ideal qualifications of the successful candidate. Candidates who do not have every item in this list are still welcome to apply.

  • Knowledge and experience working with boys, men and fathers

  • Experience working in drop-in settings, working within a peer-support framework, or experience providing counselling and support related to such issues as homelessness, mental health, trauma, transitioning and/or coming out, substance use, family support, accessing legal support, housing, employment and education

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a team, to problem solve, and to remain flexible and able to adapt within a busy and changing environment

  • Master Degree in social work (MSW), psychology, Social Service Work, Community Health or a related program and/or an equivalent combination of education/experience is ideal. Registered Social Workers, Registered Social Service Workers without an MSW, or others with equivalent experience are encouraged to apply. 

  • Experience working in drop-in settings, working within a peer-support framework

  • Ability to manage conflict, crisis and escalating situations calmly and confidently

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and organizational skills

 

How to Apply: Email a cover letter and resume as a PDF attachment, to CCMF National Executive Director Justin Trottier at jtrottier@menandfamilies.org. Please use the subject line “Ottawa ED Application.”

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