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The Jean Tweed Centre

Executive Director for The Jean Tweed Centre

Posted On: March 25, 2022
Closing On: April 15, 2022

Location: Toronto, Ontario
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: management
Salary Range: $125,000 to $150,000

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You In The Role 

  • You leverage your strong relationship management skills working closely with a variety of public, not-for-profit and private sector partners to facilitate projects and initiatives.
  • You are an authentic communicator, with persuasive leadership skills, guiding the team towards a shared purpose and vision. You are a collaborative, empathetic leader, who takes initiative, is transparent, welcomes accountability, and fosters a diverse team environment.
  • You have demonstrated experience in successfully navigating and leading teams through change management.
  • Your strong financial acumen, understanding of fiduciary responsibilities, and risk management skills, allow you to steward the organization’s resources towards a measurable and meaningful return on investment.
  • You are responsible for regular monitoring, development and evaluation of staff, programs, policies and procedures and making recommendations to the Board of Directors.
  • You work diligently to create a motivating environment of inclusivity, celebrating diversity of both staff and the women served through The Jean Tweed Centre.
Key Responsibilities

Strategic Plan 

  • Responsible to deliver and execute on the Strategic Plan, including budgets and meeting timelines on specific deliverables as set out in the plan.
  • Critically assess and evaluate the Strategic Plan and present any suggested changes to the strategy.


  • Open, authentic, trustworthy and transparent communication are paramount in this role.
  • Collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, particularly the Board of Directors, staff, and funding partners.
  • Apprising the Board of all significant and/or critically relevant communications with all stakeholders.

Board Governance 

  • Develop board meeting agendas, and ensure all relevant information is included and provided to the Board.
  • Monitor and inform the Board of all aspects of organizational and operational risks.
  • Actively support and participate in the recruitment of individuals to serve on the Board.
  • Engage in evaluations of the Board’s effectiveness, gaps, strengths and weaknesses, as a means to promote the recruiting process of new potential board members.
  • Responsible to attend all Committee meetings of the Board. Responsible for coordinating professional development for the Board.

Fundraising & Resource Development 

  • Maintain key funding relationships, particularly with government and major donors.
  • Oversee fundraising initiatives and support the Development team in areas such as direct mail, golf tournament, and gifts-in-kind. Ensure that all funds, physical assets, and other property of the Centre are well administered.
  • Senior leadership experience within a multifaceted not-for-profit organization.
  • Clinical program development and delivery, including professional experience in substance use facilities, health care, hospitals, or equivalent is an asset.
  • Knowledge of government funding and experience working with multiple funding partners.
  • Degree in health, public administration, business or comparable sector experience.
Checks and Verifications 
  • The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Police and Vulnerable Sector Check dated within two (2) months from date of hire.



The hiring range for this role is $125,000-$150,000.


  • 4 weeks vacation after 1 year of employment; 5 weeks after 10 years.
  • 4% Group RRSP contributions.
  • Mileage may be expensed.
  • Comprehensive health & dental benefits; life insurance, long-term disability benefits.

Workplace Environment 

  • Office environment, in-person at the Jean Tweed Centre located at 215 Evans Avenue, Etobicoke, ON. Free parking available on site.


Cause Leadership Inc. is managing this leadership search on behalf of The Jean Tweed Centre.

Individuals interested in being considered for this opportunity are invited to apply by uploading your cover letter and resume. Please click here to upload your cover letter and resume.

JTC’s Commitment

The Jean Tweed Centre recognizes and values the rich diversity of Canadian society and specifically the women, children and families it serves from various communities. We are committed to working from an inclusive, holistic, anti-oppression framework to assist women and their families from various cultures, racialized groups, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientation and gender identities with their substance use and/or ongoing gambling concerns The Jean Tweed Centre is committed to providing accessible services. Our facilities in Toronto have been Accessibility Certified by the Rick Hansen Foundation.

The search will remain open until a successful candidate is selected. 

We thank all interested parties but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.