Executive Director - Ottawa Salus Corporation

Mar 13, 2021
Ottawa, Ontario

Established in 1979 by a dedicated group of concerned parents, social workers, and doctors in the Ottawa area, the Ottawa Salus Corporation (Salus) has since been an unwavering champion in meeting the rehabilitation and supportive housing needs of adults with serious mental illness. In the decades since its humble beginnings, Salus has grown to become a respected and professional organization with over 100 staff providing support services in the areas of: case management, community development, recreation, rehabilitation and occupational therapy along with the delivery of multiple innovative programs. At this important point in time, Salus is continuing to look for ways to expand supportive housing options and mental health services in the Ottawa area and is looking to do so with the leadership of a dedicated and mission-driven new Executive Director to continue their success story, propelling Salus forward for years to come.

The new Executive Director will lead the organization into the future, building visibility and impact, while refining the services it offers to truly benefit the communities it serves.  Reporting to the Board of Directors, the new ED will work to create an ambitious strategy that will guide the future of Salus in an evolving demographic and policy environment, while working with funders and community partners to provide sustainable housing and evidence-based treatment in a timely fashion to those in need.   He or she will build networks of influence across municipal and provincial funders, as well as local community partners, and build capacity among Salus staff to continue to focus on visibility and long-term sustainability of the organization.

As the ideal candidate, you have extensive experience leading within the health and social services sector, working with a Board of Directors and with government funders.  Collaborative and creative, you are a trusted ambassador with a proven track record in developing exceptionally strong mutually beneficial relationships and partnerships across a variety of key stakeholders. Perhaps possessing a clinical background, you are known for building cohesive teams and working effectively with others to ensure outstanding delivery of programs and services. You have an entrepreneurial mindset driven by innovation and understand how to drive change by engaging and influencing a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.  An outstanding communicator and collaborator, you possess a high level of diplomacy, sensitivity and judgment. Bilingualism in both official languages is considered a strong asset.

For more information on this outstanding leadership opportunity, please contact Eric Slankis or Dominik Legault of Odgers Berndtson Executive Search. To submit your resumé and cover letter in confidence, please apply here: www.odgersberndtson.com/en/careers/16909.

Ottawa Salus is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and Ottawa Salus throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

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