Director, Human Resources - Eva's Initiatives

Oct 06, 2020
Toronto, Ontario
Entry Level, Early Career

Date Posted: August 7, 2020
Posting #: 2020-45 Director Human Resources

Director, Human Resources (Permanent)

Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youth provides safe shelter, supportive services, and long-term solutions to youth homelessness. We believe all young people deserve safe, affordable housing, great support, and access to the resources to reach their full potential.

Eva’s Initiatives is an innovative organization that works locally and nationally to prevent, reduce, and end youth homelessness. Eva’s Initiatives operates specialized shelter facilities, Eva’s Place, Eva’s Satellite and Eva’s Phoenix and a temporary Hotel location in the Scarborough area.

Eva’s is strongly committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of the populations we serve. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals including applicants from all cultures, racialized communities, abilities, diverse sexual and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. We are committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier free.

This position reports to the Executive Director (ED) and is located at Eva’s Administrative Office: 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 245, Toronto.  

This role plays a strategic leadership role in developing Eva’s Human Resources Strategy and is accountable to implement, evaluate, improve, and maintain Eva’s Human Resources and Organizational Development programs and operations, to align with and support the strategic plan. An experienced member of the Senior Management Team (SMT), this position directly contributes to the strategic direction and overall success of the entire organization and is responsible for progressive and effective leadership of all Human Resources policies, programs, and staff.  

Eva’s has taken active steps to reduce the risk of transmission within our shelters, click here to learn what we are doing:

Role Overview

In the first six (6) months, the successful candidate will be immersed in day to day ground level HR Operations.  You will have a strong expert knowledge of Eva’s existing operational practices and programs to effectively assess and apply strategic HR Vision and practices while developing Eva’s longer-term goals with an equity lens across the organization.

This role will be critical in supporting and collaborating with the SMT to building a strategic equity framework that supports and drives Eva’s Guiding Principles and direction.

This position provides expert level strategic and operational guidance across the organization on Human Resources matters in a unionized environment. 

They work collaboratively with the Executive Director, COO, Board of Directors, Senior Management Team, line Management team and relevant external stakeholders.   


  • Demonstrated experience in unionized environments including practical hands on experience with collective bargaining processes and applicable legislation
  • Practical knowledge of the not-for-profit sector
  • Solid applicable design, roll out and follow up on building strategic organizational design and direction within an equity framework lens
  • Professional Human Resources designation (CHRP) or exceptional knowledge of Human Resources gained through equivalent experience with applicable lived experience in the community Eva’s serves, is preferred
  • University Degree with a minimum of 10 years professional Human Resources experience, including 5 years of senior management experience
  • Experience working with Boards of Directors and Board Committees
  • Experience managing multiple stakeholder relationships
  • A solid understanding of Employment legislation and best practices
  • Demonstrated experience in organizational design and cultural change
  • Demonstrated experience with HR and Payroll systems and tools


Submit a cover letter and resume in one document by 5:00pm on August 28, 2020 to Be sure to indicate 2020-45 Director, Human Resources in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

Please note that as a condition of employment, the successful applicant must complete a Vulnerable Sector Screening Police Reference Check. Eva’s would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. In keeping with our ongoing efforts to represent the diversity of our community, we strongly encourage people from diverse groups to apply. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Eva’s provides accommodation, accessible formats, and communication supports for the interview upon request.

We acknowledge the land we occupy is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississauga's of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.  We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississauga's of the Credit and the Williams Treaty signed with multiple Mississauga's and Chippewa bands.

We also acknowledge all Treaty peoples – including those who came here as settlers – as migrants either in this generation or in generations past - and those of us who came here involuntarily, particularly forcibly dis-planted Africans, brought here as a result of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and Slavery.

Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youth

Administrative Office: 401 Richmond St W., Suite 245, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3A8
Phone 416-977-4497 | Email | Website

Connect with us @evasinitiatives

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