Executive Director - Stella's Place - Four Corners Group

Oct 05, 2020
Toronto, Ontario
Entry Level, Early Career

Stella’s Place is THE place for young adults in Toronto, aged 16 to 29, who are experiencing mental health challenges to get the support they need. A registered charity since in 2013, Stella’s Place is an innovative mental health treatment centre for young adults that offers peer support, clinical, online (via the BeanBagChat™ App and video counselling), employment, wellness, and recovery services as well as opportunities to explore one’s creative self through studio programs. Notably, Stella’s Place programs are co-designed by professionals and young adults—where young adults serve as partners at every level of the organization, not only designing, but also delivering and evaluating all of our services.

As an organization, Stella’s Place fundamentally values the capabilities and contributions of young adults, as it seeks breakthrough innovations that benefit our community and society as a whole, while also valuing: inclusiveness, diversity and equity; accessibility and a sharing of knowledge; and creativity along with a strengths-based approach. Based in Toronto, Stella’s Place provides much-needed support to over 500 young adults and their families each year and works in partnership with community-based organizations committed to changing the experience of young adults struggling with mental health challenges.

With the upcoming departure of Stella’s Place’s inaugural Executive Director (ED), the organization seeks a dynamic and strategic new leader to continue to achieve its vision of healthy, resilient young adults living the lives they choose. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ED leads a talented and diverse staff team of approximately 40 (via 4 direct reports) and oversees an operating budget of over $3M. With dedication, compassion and creativity, the ED skillfully balances the various needs of a growing entrepreneurial organization serving as the voice of youth, while maintaining a focus on fundraising, staff development and organizational sustainability.

The ED is accountable for the strategic and operational leadership, quality and efficiency of all programs and services, and the engagement of staff and young adults served. Externally, as a key spokesperson for the organization, the ED builds and maintains collaborative relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, strategic partners, and funders (including various levels of government, corporations, and donors).

As an ideal candidate, you bring at least 5 years of progressive senior leadership experience with a solid background in young adult mental health (or a related social sector) and experience in advancing and working within an anti-racism and anti-oppressive framework. You are recognized as a values-driven, entrepreneurial, and visionary leader with strong business acumen, including a proven ability to initiate, secure and grow funding and partnerships. In addition to being a skilled communicator and relationship builder, you have an innovation-focused mindset, are attuned to the challenges and opportunities within the mental health sector, and are passionate about achieving Stella’s Place’s mission of partnering young adults and professionals to provide a collaborative, innovative model of mental health services.

Applications will be considered as they are received until the position has been filled. To request additional information or to submit your application, please contact Four Corners Group:

Suzanne Clark, Partner              416-593-0900 x2234      sclark@fourcornersgroup.com 
Stavros Kanichis, Associate       416-593-0900 x2280     skanichis@fourcornersgroup.com

Stella’s Place is committed to having a workforce that is reflective of the diversity of the broader Toronto community in general and of our participants. We strongly encourage applications from: racialized persons, indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, and all those who can provide different perspectives and contribute to the diverse Stella’s Place community. Stella’s Place is an equal opportunity employer and will accommodate individuals with disabilities through each stage of the recruitment and selection process. Please inform us if you require accommodation through any stage of the process and we will assist you.

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