Apply to become our Canadian Centre for Men and Families Vancouver Executive Director

SUMMARY OF THE ROLE

The Canadian Centre for Men and Families is a national charitable agency with men’s health facilities in Toronto, Ottawa and Calgary, and currently with an online social service presence in Vancouver. 

We are seeking an Executive Director to manage operations at our Vancouver virtual Centre and to lead plans for the development of a physical facility with in-house programs on the West Coast, to be opened as soon as the public health situation allows.

The Executive Director is responsible for managing the totality of the client experience at the Canadian Centre for Men and Families (CCMF) as well as the development, operation and evaluation of all in-house programs and services. The Executive Director is also involved in leading fundraising campaigns to grow and sustain programs.


This 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 agency 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 will report to the CCMF-Vancouver Regional Board. The CCMF-Vancouver Regional Board is embedded within the Canadian Association for Equality, a national Canada Revenue Agency accredited charitable organization with a national reporting structure. 

Application Deadline: May 7, 2021

Term: Expected start date is Monday, May 17, 2021

Status: Part-time (20 hours/week), with possibility of expansion to full-time status.

Remuneration: $2,400.00 gross per month.

Location: Remote

How to Apply: Email a cover letter and resume as a PDF attachment, to CCMF National Executive Director Justin Trottier at jtrottier@menandfamilies.org. Please use the subject line “Vancouver ED Application.”

About the Canadian Centre for Men and Families

The Canadian Centre for Men and Families is Vancouver’s hub for boys, men, fathers and families. We proactively foster healthy boys and men by filling critical gaps in men’s services that reduce male suicide, empower fathers undergoing separation and divorce, and help boys and men heal from trauma. We support, empower and advocate for men before, during and after a crisis, in a safe, open, inclusive and supportive environment.


KEY OPERATIONAL AREAS OF FOCUS & ATTENTION

Client Services

  • Complete intake and assessment of new participants, ensuring program eligibility, and assessing immediate and longer-term participant needs and goals.
  • Identify crisis situations, complete suicide risk assessments, and create safety plans with participants dealing with abuse and violence.
  • Assist clients to access third party resources, such as housing, shelter, income assistance, employment support and other resources.
  • Ensure confidentiality, collection of data and completion of case file documentation as required.

Program Operations, Delivery and Evaluation

  • Responsible for supervising the scheduling of appointments with staff at the CCMF, including individual counselling or legal appointments.
  • Responsible for recruiting participants into group programs and ensuring programs are kept at capacity.
  • Responsible to liaise between clients and program facilitators.
  • Responsible for implementing evaluation processes with client program participants.
  • Supports the development and improvement of new and existing programs.

The Centre

  • Oversee the use of space at the CCMF; monitoring the overall physical and emotional safety of the space; managing potentially escalating situations.
  • Provide program coverage and support as needed, including tasks such as assisting with the preparation, set up.
  • Train, supervise and support volunteers.
  • Supervise and manage the activities of any other CCMF employees such as student interns.
  • Keep the governing board appropriately informed about CCMF programs and activities.

Growth and Development

  • Lead a fundraising campaign consisting of the following key elements:
    • Patreon crowd-funding campaign
    • Direct calls to donors, members and supporters
    • Grant writing for foundation and government grants
    • Soliciting corporate sponsorships
  • Develop a system for client intake and program registration
  • Recruit, train and supervise intake volunteers and program facilitators.
  • Support the growth of the Centre’s initial programs and services
  • Support community outreach by networking with other agencies to raise the profile of the new Centre.
  • Lead a marketing and advertising campaign to generate public awareness of agency programs.


Qualifications

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 as both team leader and as part of a team, to problem solve, and to remain flexible and able to adapt within a busy and changing environment
  • Master Degree or higher 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. Those with none of these credentials may also apply.
  • Ability to manage conflict, crisis and de-escalating situations calmly and confidently.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and organizational skills.

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