Canadian Centre for Men and Families Alberta Executive Director (ED)

Canadian Centre for Men and Families Alberta Executive Director (ED)

Description of Role, Responsibilities & Key Operational Areas of Focus and Attention


The Executive Director is at the centre of all operations at the Canadian Centre for Men and Families (CCMF) – Alberta. It is a challenging role that demands patience, diplomacy and hard work, as well as attention to detail and an ability to multitask. The individual must be a great team player who puts the best interest of the centre ahead of him or herself and who is able to command the respect and trust of the personnel and volunteers that he or she works with on a daily basis.


The Executive Director is responsible for designing, organizing and fulfilling the quarterly/annual fund raising budgets and activities for the Centre. The Executive Director is responsible for the marketing of Centre programs and creating strategic alliances with other community agencies. The Executive Director is responsible for working with the team of volunteers at the CCMF to create and maintain a safe, respectful, welcoming and supportive space for men and families. The Executive Director is responsible for managing the totality of the client experience at the Canadian Centre for Men and Families – Alberta as well as the development, operation and evaluation of all in-house programs and services.

Application Deadline: September 24, 2021

Term: Expected start date October 4, 2021

Status: Full-time (35-40 hours/week)

Remuneration: $4,800.00 gross per month

Location: Canadian Centre for Men and Families, 4610 Bowness Rd NW, Calgary, AB, T3B0B3.
A strategy for working remotely will be developed during the current public health situation.

How to Apply: Email a cover letter and resume as a PDF attachment, to CCMF Alberta Regional Board Chairperson Sean McMurtry at

About The Canadian Centre for Men and Families – Alberta

This role will provide an opportunity for you to contribute, collaborate, and learn as part of a fantastic and caring team that is truly making things better for men, families, and the community. The Canadian Centre for Men and Families (CCMF) Alberta has been in operation for over 5 years as the local Branch of our national charity. Initially focussed in Calgary, CCMF Alberta expanded to Edmonton and now offers access to support across the province.

CCMF Alberta is a place where men are treated with compassion and without prejudice or shaming. We encourage men’s agency and offer them tools with which to build better relationships, better lives, and better futures. We believe improving men’s mental health makes them better dads, better partners, safer workers, and more engaged contributing members of their communities.

CCMF Alberta clients are men who are struggling due to intimate relationship breakdown and turmoil. All programs are developed in response to client needs and in consultation with a Registered Psychologist. Our programs help equip men to manage stressful situations, rebuild their lives after relationships fail, stay connected with children, and minimize the chance of escalation to acute mental health crisis.


The Executive Director will report to the Chair or the Chair’s designate, of the CCMF Alberta Regional Board, which is responsible for the CCMF – Alberta. The CCMF Alberta Regional Board is embedded within the Canadian Association for Equality, a national Canada Revenue Agency accredited charitable organization with a national reporting structure.


Client Services

1. Complete intake and assessment of new participants, ensuring program eligibility, and assessing immediate and longer-term participant needs and goals.
2. Recruit and place qualified counselling students and practicum interns for CCMF programs/services.
3. Provide crisis intervention counselling and support, including completing suicide risk assessments, and creating safety plans with participants dealing with abuse and violence.
4. Assist clients to access third party resources, such as housing, shelter, income assistance, employment support, legal assistance and other resources.
5. Ensure confidentiality, collection of data and completion of case file documentation as required.

Program Operations, Delivery and Evaluation

1. Responsible for scheduling all appointments with staff at the CCMF, including individual counseling sessions, peer support meetings and educational workshops.
2. Responsible for recruiting participants into group programs and ensuring programs are kept at capacity.
3. Responsible to liaise between clients and program facilitators and counsellors.
4. Responsible for implementing evaluation processes with client program participants.
5. Supports the development and improvement of new and existing programs.

The Centre

1. Oversee the use of space at the CCMF; monitoring the overall physical and emotional safety of the space; managing potentially escalating situations.
2. Provide program coverage and support as needed, including tasks such as assisting with preparation, set up and clean up.
3. Train, supervise and support volunteers.
4. Supervise and manage the activities of any other CCMF employees such as student interns.
5. Responsible for managing bookkeeping and financial reporting.
6. Keep the Alberta Governance Board appropriately informed about CCMF programs and activities.


1. Supports the marketing and advertising of programs.
2. Supports community outreach, networking and strategic alliance creation with other agencies.

The following are ideal qualifications of the successful candidate. Candidates who do not have every item in this list are still welcome to apply.
Knowledge and experience working with boys, men and fathers
Experience working in drop-in settings, working within a peer-support framework, or experience providing counselling and support related to such issues as homelessness, mental health, trauma, transitioning and/or coming out, substance use, family support, accessing legal support, housing, employment and education
Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a team, to problem solve, and to remain flexible and able to adapt within a busy and changing environment
Master Degree in social work (MSW), psychology, Social Service Work, Community Health or a related program and/or an equivalent combination of education/experience is ideal. Registered Social Workers, Registered Social Service Workers without an MSW, or others with equivalent experience are encouraged to apply.
Experience working in drop-in settings, working within a peer-support framework
Ability to manage conflict, crisis and escalating situations calmly and confidently
Excellent written and verbal communication and organizational skills

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