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Executive Director

Job Information
Author nwrct
Date October 12, 2017
Type Full Time
Company Native Women's Resource Centre of Toronto
Salary TBD - Per Hour
Location Toronto,ON
Category Business / Management
Contact Information

The Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto (NWRCT) is a community-based organization dedicated to providing resources and support to urban Indigenous women and their families. NWRCT delivers culturally relevant programs and services that empower and build the collective capacity and self-sufficiency of Indigenous women.

The Executive Director, in partnership with an engaged and committed Board of Directors, and in collaboration with staff, will provide leadership, strategic direction and oversight to our organization and programs, ensuring we have the financial and human capital required to deliver on our mandate.


Leadership and Strategy

Advise Board monthly on operational and external opportunities and challenges
Communicate the organizations vision and mission with clarity and passion to stakeholders and our broader community
Liaise with NWRCT Members to grow membership program and ensure strong communication
Lead the ongoing development of our programs and community support currently in the Greater Toronto Area
Cultivate strong relationships with key stakeholders
Be a spokesperson for NWRCT in the community and advocate for further development of resource and capital support

Fundraising and Managing External Relationships

Work collaboratively with the Board of Directors, staff and volunteers, to initiate, develop, and execute major fundraising efforts including fee for service workshops and executing the annual Minaake Awards
Provide leadership and stewardship in efforts to acquire and maintain sponsorships, donations, grants, major gifts from foundations, individuals and corporations
Develop and sustain relationships with past, current and potential donors, foundations, government agencies, corporations and community partners
Work proactively to develop long-term sustainable funding sources for the organization
Meet fundraising objectives of our Strategic Plan, in line with our mission and purpose
Develop and sustain collaborative relationships with other non-profit organizations in our community and develop ways that we can work together on common goals and meet institutional needs

Management and Operations

Work in partnership with staff to ensure that all programs offer the highest quality of service and are continually refined and improved to meet evolving needs of the community we serve
Maintain internal financial controls to manage expenses and fundraising contributions and provide oversight of bookkeeping, annual audit and other financial or regulatory requirements that may arise
Develop annual operating budgets that support our Strategic Plan and operational priorities and provide regular updates to the Board of Directors on our progress against and adherence to this budget in partnership with our Finance Manager
Motivate, mentor, evaluate and recognize staff on an ongoing basis to ensure we have the right skills and capabilities to maintain and grow the organization; Recruit and hire new staff as required
Foster a positive and engaging organizational culture that attracts and retains staff and volunteers
Be a role model for our staff, volunteers and external partners in attitude, behavior and leadership


Post-secondary diploma/degree in social work, Indigenous studies, or women’s studies with a minimum of seven (7) years’ work experience
Experience in management or leadership in the not-for-profit, or relevant social/private sector organizations
Experience in successfully leading fundraising campaigns and grant writing
Experience managing a team of staff and volunteers
Experience working with or reporting to a Board of Directors
Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong organizational/time management skills with an ability to plan ahead, define measureable objectives, outcomes and meet timelines
Experience working with Indigenous Peoples and Communities is preferred
Knowledge of Indigenous cultures, traditions, and family dynamics is preferred
Established relationships with other service agencies, ability to network and create/maintain these relationships is a significant asset
Proven analytical and problem solving skills
Working knowledge of MS Office, internet, and general office equipment
Current Police Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening are required

NWRCT’s opportunity for employment is non-discriminatory and in compliance with the provisions of the Ontario Human Rights Code and the City of Toronto’s Anti-discrimination Clause.

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