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Date Listed 26-Nov-16
Address , Kitchener, ON,
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Executive Director

Family and Children's Services of the Waterloo Region provides protection services and promotes the well-being of children, youth and families in our community. The Agency employs over 500 staff and has operating budgets in excess of $52 million. We offer a professional environment that values continuous learning and staff development.

Due to an upcoming retirement, the Agency has the position of Executive Director available. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors and provides leadership to a team of senior staff in the delivery of Child Welfare Services to the Waterloo Region. As the successful candidate, you will advocate with the Ministry for required funding and resources to provide child welfare services to the community, build awareness and understanding of and support for child welfare and child well-being in the community, build strong, collaborative relationships with community partners, ensure staff are provided with necessary resources to achieve the vision and mission of the Agency, and demonstrate and encourage creative approaches to service delivery.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MSW or degree of equivalent standing;
  • Demonstrated experience in a senior leadership position, including direct reporting to a Board of Directors;
  • Demonstrated experience in directing organizational change in a rapidly changing environment;
  • Demonstrated commitment to principles of social justice and anti-oppressive practice;
  • Proven skills in partnership building and collaborative practice; and
  • A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience in child welfare, other social service or human service organization.
Family & Children's Services of the Waterloo Region is committed to diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages applications from qualified individuals with varied backgrounds.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter by email to no later than 4:00 pm on December 9, 2016. Resumes will only be accepted electronically. Please include your salary expectations. Applications will be held in strictest confidence.

We thank all candidates for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Accommodation at Family & Children's Services of the Waterloo Region

We are committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier free. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code. Applicants need to make any accommodation requests for the interview or selection process known in advance by contacting the Human Resources Department at 519-576-1329 x3465. Human Resources will work with the applicant and the interview committee to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation for the selection process which will enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

Date Posted: November 9, 2016
Close Date: December 9, 2016

Posting Ref #: 106-2016
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