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Executive Director - Vancouver Island Men's Therapy Centre Society

Sep 18, 2020
Victoria, British Columbia
Entry Level, Early Career

Men’s Therapy Centre Executive Director Job Posting – July 2020

POSITION: Executive Director

TERMS: Permanent Full Time SALARY: ($70,000- $75,000) dependent on experience.

HOURS: 37 hours/week

OPEN TO: Men, Women, Trans, Gender Diverse, and Two-Spirit applicants

LOCATION: 847 Fisgard St. Victoria, BC

APPLY BY: August 14th, 2020, please provide a cover letter and resume. Please send to Paula Greene, Executive Director:

MTC is committed to employment equity. We encourage qualified applicants from members of visible minority groups, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, LGBQ+ persons, Trans, gender diverse, Two-Spirit persons and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

The Men’s Therapy Centre (MTC) is seeking a passionate leader to fill the position of Executive Director (ED). The ideal candidate is dynamic and brings a background of leadership experience in the anti-violence field; you have a strong anti-oppressive approach to work with an understanding of the multiple intersectional issues that present barriers to the population MTC serves.

The ED will report directly to the Board of Directors (“the Board”), provide progressive and strategic leadership to a diverse team of dedicated people while growing the MTC’s organisation; internal structures, programming, and promoting MTC’s mission, vision and values.

MTC overview:  MTC is a growing and developing registered charity organization. We are committed to providing support and services to all men, trans, gender diverse and 2 spirit community members who have experienced childhood abuse or adult trauma. MTC provides a range of trauma-informed services including counselling, group counselling, education, outreach and Victim Services. In addition, we provide programming through government grants that work with youth who have experienced trauma and are involved in the criminal justice system and Canadian Armed Forces members who are survivors of sexual assault.



  • Collaboratively develop a vision and strategic plan to guide the organization
  • Lead and implement organizational change initiatives
  • Foster a positive and engaged staff team, promoting organizational cohesiveness and effective performance
  • Keep the Board informed of the ongoing progress of the organization in meeting its mission and goals, to enable them to effectively perform their duties and responsibilities as a governance board
  • Foster effective teamwork with the Board and also act as a communication point between staff and Board
  • Flexible, easily able to adapt to the changing needs of the organization and the dynamic nature of working in non profit
  • Ability to provide support to staff, Financial Planning, organizational development and management
  • Develop the organization’s budget
  • Ensure adequate control and accounting of all funds, including developing and maintaining sound financial practices
  • Assess financial risk to the organization’s security and programs
  • Provide timely financial reports to all funders
  • Ensure the development and implementation of a realistic fundraising plan which includes fundraising for staffing positions (approx. 150,000)
  • Work with the Board and staff to secure funding for the operation and growth of the organization


  • Develop and maintain programs and services that work toward the mission and within the policy guidelines set by the Board. Some supervision of programmes and staff is also be required.
  • Ensure all required records and documents are produced and maintained and are in compliance with municipal, provincial, and federal laws and reporting requirements
  • Prepare monthly reports for Board meetings and an annual report for the Annual General Meeting
  • Work with the HR consultant to develop and update employment and HR policies
  • Perform various Human Resource Management duties to comply with provincial and federal laws regarding workplaces and employment.
  • Review and develop internal staffing structures and contracts of the organisation as necessary
  • Resolve conflicts involving personnel and manage staff performance and discipline as necessary
  • Encourage and support ongoing staff development and education

Program Management

  • Provide leadership to staff in developing and maintaining programs and services that respond to the needs of the communities MTC serves.  Work in collaboration with communities in order to develop programs and services.
  • Develop policies and processes that fully document and support programmes

Community Relations

  • Ability to develop community networks to support to the organizational goals
  • Serve as an effective spokesperson for the organization: represent the programs and point of view of the organization to funders, politicians, donors, other organizations, and the general public
  • Communicate with stakeholders to keep them informed of the organization’s work and to identify community needs


  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills to facilitate organizational change, decision making and strategic visioning that aligns with the organizations mission.
  • Support staff through organizational change while maintaining the integrity of services and the mission of the organization
  • Experience in developing collaborative relationships with community partners. Ability to raise awareness of the needs of men as survivors within different contexts that builds cross-sector approaches to violence
  • Demonstrated experience managing an operational budget and assessing risks to the organization’s financial security and growth
  • Experience in Human Resources: full cycle recruitment, performance review and management, Development of HR policies as needed, managing and leading a diverse team of employees.
  • Experience in preparing a budget and ensuring the organization operates within budget guidelines
  • Experience in government relations and lobbying government for funding or policy change
  • Experience and proven success in fundraising, grant writing and reporting. Ability to develop and maintain good donor relations.
  • Ability to ensure that funds are disbursed in accordance with contract requirements and donor designations
  • Strong working knowledge of computer technologies and ability to effectively utilize software to enter data, prepare reports, and email communications


  • Experience working in an anti-violence environment, clinical environments and/or not-for-profits
  • Fluency in English, a working knowledge of French or another language is an asset
  • Experience with risk management
  • Experience with Public Relations and Communications
  • Comfortable working with all aspects of media including in-front of camera interviews.


Applicants should possess a Master’s degree in Business, Non-Profit Management, Social Sciences, or a related field with a minimum of five year’s executive management experience, including interacting with a Board of Directors or equivalent combined experience and education.

Criminal record check and vulnerable sector check required.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

For further information, please visit our website:

A copy of our strategic plan (includes mission and vision) can be forwarded to you on request to short listed candidates.

How to apply

Please provide a cover letter and resume. Please send to Paula Greene, Executive Director:

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