Executive Director

Job Information
Author tewegan
Date January 19, 2018
Type Full Time
Company Tewegan Housing for Aboriginal Youth
Salary $60,000-65,000 - Annual
Location Ottawa, ON
Category Nonprofit
Contact Information


Tewegan Housing for Aboriginal Youth is an Ottawa-based transitional home for First Nations, Inuit and Métis women, ages 16 to 29. We provide a safe, cultural environment where women can celebrate their traditions and acquire essential life skills. We offer a wide range of programs and services including cultural programs, financial planning, outreach supports, counseling, assistance finding permanent housing and more.

Indigenous culture is the mainstay of our mission. We believe that by connecting a woman to her cultural roots, she will gain the confidence, pride and community she needs to succeed in life, so she can truly come ‘home.’

Tewegan Housing for Aboriginal Youth is currently accepting applications for the following position:



Scope of Position:

The Executive Director (ED) is the senior administrative officer responsible for the overall operation of Tewegan Housing for Aboriginal Youth.  The ED has a leadership role in creating an atmosphere which promotes the delivery of services in keeping with the organization’s mission and objectives.  The ED will demonstrate strong interpersonal and leadership skills and a commitment to the principals of inter-disciplinary, community based service, delivery and participatory decision making, coupled with a high level of cultural sensitivity to young Indigenous women.


In the performance of her duties, the ED reports to the Board of Directors (BoD).

Duties and Responsibilities:

As delegated by the BoD, the ED performs duties that fall into four main categories:

  • Support Board Governance
  • Organizational Operations and Property Management
  • Organizational Vision and Strategic Plan
  • Financial Management and Development

Statement of Qualifications:

  • Bachelor level or equivalent in health, social work and/or a related field;
  • Three to five years management experience in an Indigenous community organization;
  • Demonstrated financial management, personnel administration, strategic planning, and Board support;
  • Experience with fundraising is an asset;
  • Training and/or experience in addictions and trauma recovery in an Indigenous health or social service context is an asset;
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills;
  • Ability to support the research, development, implementation and evaluation of programming that addresses Indigenous youth homelessness;
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with community stakeholders and funders; and
  • Ability to function well in a high pressure/high stress environment.


  • Preference will be given to applicants of Aboriginal descent (please self-identify)
  • Police Records Check Required

Deadline for all applications:  Friday January 26th, 2018

Tewegan Housing for Aboriginal Youth would like to thank all those who apply.  However, only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.


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