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Family Shelter Director

Our client is seeking a Director for a permanent position to start in the Fall of 2017. Under the direction of the Director of Operations, the Director will be responsible for the 24/7 operation and daily function of the Family Shelter.

This is an organization with a mission to provide immediate response to victims of family violence in the form of safe shelter, food, clothing, childcare and individual and group counselling. They support the self-worth of clients and ensure that all clients are cared for in a way that respects human worth and dignity. This organization believes that all people have a right to live free from actual or threatened violence and abuse.

This position offers a competitive annual salary, a group benefits package, pension and an attractive vacation package. A monthly travel allowance is provided for any successful candidate living in the surrounding area.

Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Development, coordination, and evaluation of the crisis counselling, child support, and outreach programs operated by the shelter. Ensuring that such programs are congruent with the mandate of the shelter.
  • Partner with the Director of Operations on development and implementation of comprehensive business plans, annual objective and organizational effectiveness strategies.
  • Strategically plan goals, objectives and activities of the shelter
  • Ensure staff are providing support to clients regarding crisis intervention, risk and danger assessments, supportive counseling, and referrals
  • Ensuring adherence to the INAC funding agreement terms and conditions and reporting requirements
  • Write and negotiate funding proposals as necessary for additional funding and work closely with funding authorities, other partnering organizations, and agencies
  • Coordinate staffing by ensuring all shifts in each program is covered on a regular basis.
  • Liaison with related service agencies, organizations, government bodies, and educational institutions as budget allows for effective programming
  • Assists in the development, administration, and monitoring of the approved budget
  • Reviews and monitors expenditures in accordance to budget and/or contracts and ensures that the program works within the allocated resources of the budget
  • Provide timely reporting when requested

Staff Supervision

  • Provides leadership and management to the staff by supervising, coaching and mentoring
  • Assesses the competencies of staff and identifies strengths and areas for development by creating individual performance plans that identifies individual performance goals
  • Encourages and support staff to explore and utilize areas of development as identified in their performance plan


  • Minimum Bachelors' Degree in a relevant area such as Social Work, Human Services or a combination of education and experience
  • 5+ years' experience in management role.
  • Flexible schedule to manage 24/7 shelter
  • Excellent computer skills in Word and Excel. Testing is required.
  • Criminal record check and Child welfare check will be conducted
  • Valid Driver's license, clean driver's abstract and personal vehicle required for daily work related activities

Closing Date: This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is hired.

You can submit your resume through this job posting, or email to Please call Noelle at 403.244.3012 for more information.

We thank all applicants for applying, however only those shortlisted will be contacted.

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