Y.E.S. works to reduce homelessness by providing shelter, training, education and transitional services for youth and families in the Kawarthas.
Y.E.S. provides emergency and transitional housing and related support services to youth aged 16-24 and to families. Support services may include education and training programs, assistance with housing and employment searches, referrals to other agencies, and general guidance.
Since the shelter opened its doors in 2002, Y.E.S. has served more than 4100 clients. On average, 15 youth or family members stay at the shelter each night. In a year, Y.E.S. serves as many as 250 new clients each year, in addition to many who have used the services previously.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is accountable for the shelter’s day-to-day operations and provides the strategic direction and leadership that enhances Y.E.S.’s capacity to fulfill its current mission and long-term vision.
Lead operations of the Agency and ensure the provision of effective and efficient delivery of service within resource allocations.
Oversee all aspects of financial control including daily bookkeeping. Develop and submit an annual budget for approval by the Board of Directors. Develop, forecast, apply and regulate all Agency funds within an approved budget.
Identify opportunities for and secure core funding, through contracts with partner agencies, grant and program proposals and fundraising initiatives.
Establish and maintain close, cooperative working relationships with collateral organizations/agencies. Represent the Agency at public functions and liaise with government agencies and professional associations.
Oversee all aspects of human resource management including staffing, HR policies and procedures, and performance management.
Ensure the maintenance of official records and documents, and compliance with federal, provincial and local regulations.
Ensure timely maintenance of Agency buildings and grounds.
Meet with and report to the Board of Directors on a monthly basis or more often as needed.
Develop new and revise current policies and procedures in compliance with government laws and regulations and present new or revised policies to the Board of Directors for review and approval.
Participate in Agency strategic planning. Establish long and short-term goals in keeping with Board directives, by-laws and policies, best practice standards and staff recommendations that conform to current government laws and regulations.
Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field.
Ensure an inclusive environment for staff and clients.
Master’s degree in business, finance, social work or a related discipline with at least five years management experience in a related field, or experience that is deemed equivalent;
Demonstrated experience dealing with social issues affecting at-risk youth and families;
Excellent leadership, analytical and organizational skills;
Excellent human resource management, team dynamics, program development, fund-raising and fiscal management skills;
Proven communication abilities, including public presentation and interpersonal skills;
Ability to utilize community networks and form stakeholder relationships;
Ability to function, exercise good judgement and provide support to clients and staff in highly stressful and/or crisis situations;
Familiarity with the principles involved in case management;
Ability to work with a diverse population.
Interested candidates should forward a resume and cover letter including salary expectations.
Deadline for Submissions: 4:00 pm, Monday, March 11
For further information about Y.E.S. visit www.yesshelter.ca.
We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest but will only contact those under consideration.
Y.E.S. – a home for growth and opportunity in our community.