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Vice President, Strategy - Kinark Child and Family Services - Four Corners Group

Sep 26, 2020
Various Locations, Ontario
Entry Level, Early Career

Kinark Child and Family Services (Kinark) is a leading provider of services and supports for children and youth with complex needs and their families. As an accredited service provider, Kinark provides services in the core areas of Child and Youth Mental Health, Autism and Forensic Mental Health/Youth Justice and is Lead Agency for Child and Youth Mental Health in York, Durham and Haliburton/City of Kawartha/Peterborough area. Kinark is also a provider of two Supervised Access programs and a Therapeutic Respite program at the Kinark Outdoor Centre. Kinark has an annual budget of $113 million and its 750 employees and more than 160 volunteers serve approximately 10,000 children, youth and families throughout Ontario each year.

Kinark wishes to recruit a highly collaborative and strategic leader who exemplifies the organization’s core values to join its team in the newly created role of Vice President, Strategy (VP, Strategy). Reporting directly to the President & CEO, the VP, Strategy is responsible for providing executive leadership to key strategic initiatives intended to transform the organization’s programs, processes and/or infrastructure. As a dependable and trusted partner to members of the Executive Team, the VP, Strategy collaborates in the development and implementation of organizational goals and strategies, and operational plans and priorities. In addition, the VP, Strategy will lead and guide the organization’s quality processes, and will oversee project planning and ensure effective project management for key transformative strategic initiatives. Externally, VP, Strategy will sit at provincial tables with government and other organizations and will lead the identification and/or response to emerging sectoral opportunities and challenges, while also leveraging Kinark’s cross-program strengths to optimize the organization’s ability to respond effectively.

As a member of Kinark’s Executive Team, the VP, Strategy role requires a self-motivated and strategic leader with high integrity who exhibits an unwavering commitment to quality, continuous improvement and evidence-informed decision making. This position also requires a people-focused leader with a natural inclination and proven ability to mentor staff (formally and informally) and model behaviours consistent with Kinark’s continuous-learning orientation.

As an ideal candidate, you possess a graduate degree in a relevant discipline (or equivalent) and bring at least 10 years of progressive management experience, including responsibility for relevant areas such as strategic and operational planning, decision support, service system management, government relations, quality and change management. In addition to being exceptionally strategic, you are a highly skilled communicator and collaborative team player with strong leadership, management, interpersonal, coaching and negotiation skills. You have a genuine passion for this work and are motivated by an opportunity to focus your talents and skills on achieving Kinark’s mission of helping children and youth with complex needs achieve better life outcomes.

For more information on this outstanding opportunity, or to submit your application, please contact Four Corners Group:
Suzanne Clark, Partner   416-593-0900 x2234    sclark@fourcornersgroup.com 
Sup Das, Principal           416-593-0900 x2285    sdas@fourcornersgroup.com

Kinark Child and Family Services values inclusivity and diversity in the workplace and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds. Kinark and Four Corners Group are both committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please let us know. This document is available in alternate format(s) upon request.

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