Moose Jaw Transition House is seeking a motivated, results-oriented and strategic leader to take on the role of Executive Director.
Moose Jaw Transition House has served the needs of women and children through the provision of safe temporary shelter and support services in the Moose Jaw-South Central Region since 1978. We provide services to those experiencing interpersonal violence and abuse and offer a voice to address family violence. We deliver 6 key programs: Shelter Services, Crisis Line, Community Outreach Program, Children Exposed to Violence Program, Rural Outreach and Shelter Support & Follow Up Program.
Roles and Responsibilities:
The Executive Director is responsible for the overall management of Moose Jaw Transition House, including: program development and delivery, financial and facility management, human resource management, grant applications and external relations and for implementation of Board policy in a manner consistent with the mission and goals of the organization.
The Executive Director’s role and responsibility is to help achieve the ends and goals of the Board while operating within the executive limitations as defined by the Board.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director has the authority to direct implementation of the organization’s programs and services. The position is out of scope and is responsible for the management of all staff members and volunteers.
Our candidate of choice will possess the following:
- Bachelor degree in a related discipline or a combination of relevant education and experience
- Understanding of relevant protocols and legislation and an understanding of diverse cultural values, beliefs and practices.
- Understanding of and an empathy for those experiencing family violence issues.
- Understanding of relevant legislation covering community based organizations, labour standards, OH&S legislation and the Non-profit Corporations Act.
- Demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with stakeholders including donors, government, business, and other community based organizations.
- Management experience in a unionized environment including collective bargaining and conflict resolution.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.
- Demonstrated experience working with a board of directors.
- The ability to think strategically and experience in strategic planning.
- Demonstrated experience in financial management, budgeting, office systems and policy development.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite and Social Media
- This is a permanent, full time position, salary and benefits to be set commensurate with experience. The Executive Director is required to have a valid driver’s license. The successful candidate will be subject to a Criminal Record Check as a condition of employment.
Moose Jaw Transition House is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace.
We thank all applicants for their interest but only those being interviewed will be contacted. Please email your resume and cover letter to:
The competition will be closed October 26, 2018.
Rate of Pay: as per SGEU CBA
Hours of work: vary according to the needs of the position but will include a number of evenings. Hours will be mutually agreed upon by the successful applicant and the Executive Director.
Reports to: Executive Director
Program Description: The Outreach Coordinator offers services around the cycle of violence including public education, group and school presentations to the community of Moose Jaw and district, while providing individual support and advocacy to people who have experienced violence in their lives. This position is an integral part of the services of the Moose Jaw Transition House and works closely with staff, management and the Board of Directors to provide those services.
Community Outreach Program Coordinator
The Outreach Coordinator offers services around the cycle of violence including public education, group and school presentations to the community of Moose Jaw and district, while providing individual support and advocacy to people who have experienced violence in their lives. This position is an integral part of the services of the Moose Jaw Transition House and works closely with staff, management and the Board of Directors to provide those services.
- Send reports to agencies on client progress
- Record statistics regarding client contacts, referrals made, resources provided as well as any other pertinent information
- Submit mid-year and year-end reports to the Executive Director for the funder
- Submit monthly service delivery reports to the Executive Director
- Provide a monthly report to the Board of Directors
Direct Client Services
- Assess/develop/support/follow through with client centered case plans for both agency and self-referred clients as well as clients mandated through probations
- Deliver groups and individual sessions on issues of violence/anger
- Work with parents and youth on communication and problem solving
- Communicate to clients by phone/email that are requiring information, but choose not to access Transition House or meet with outreach
- Follow-up with past clients
- Advocate for clients with SS, Justice, Legal aid, Health and other agencies
- Work with the Rural Outreach Facilitator/Presenter to coordinate the delivery of services within the MJ Transition House catchment area
- Provide professional development for educators on issues of violence/anger, communication and problem solving
- Deliver the Informed Consent Program, Staying Safe/Staying Sober program and other programs as needed
- Deliver training to Moose Jaw Transition House staff on relevant issues as needed
Program Development and Delivery
- Assess the need for expansion of services within the MJ Transition House catchment area
- Research current information on issues
- Maintain resources (papers, books, videos, order materials)
- Develop program content for presentations and workshops for schools and workplaces
- In conjunction with the Rural Outreach Facilitator/Presenter, develop training sessions for rural communities and deliver rural sessions
- Develop informational packages for community displays
- Develop project ideas
- Research grant and funding sources
- Write grant proposals
- Work with agencies regarding group facilitation
- Advertise groups/workshops
- Respond to community agencies’ requests for information, including research and materials
- Work with agencies regarding the appropriate services for clients
- Work with rural contacts to target key areas and individuals
- Act as an ongoing support and information source for rural communities
- Represent the organization on community committees/forums/special projects
- In coordination with the Moose Jaw Transition House staff, organize public events for significant dates such as December 6, International Women’s Day, Violence Prevention Week, etc.
- Provide mentorship to MJ Transition House staff, practicum students as needed
- Maintain resources: paper, articles, books, videos
- Keep current with developing issues in the field through courses, workshops, literature, etc
- Assist the Executive Director with program evaluation
- Completed post-secondary education in the human service field
- Three to five years practical experience working with individuals impacted by violence and abuse
- Training in: Mediation, Motivational Interviewing, ASIST, Trauma-informed Care, Codependency, Anger Management
- An understanding of the cycle of violence and sensitivity to the needs of those exposed to violence
- Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with clients and co-workers in a non-judgmental and supportive manner
- Demonstrated ability to work with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds, socio-economic levels, genders and levels of education
- Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality
- Demonstrated ability to work with offenders as well as with victims