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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:

Operations

  • 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

Qualifications:

  • 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 Noelle@spiritstaffing.com. 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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