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Executive Director, MukiBaum Treatment Centres

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline July 22, 2011

MukiBaum Treatment Centres is a treatment and an educational organization devoted to providing compassionate specialized services for children, adolescents and adults, to allow them to lead a life of quality filled with dignity and integrity. Our expert services, based on Quality of Life principles and Person Centered Approach enable people with a Dual Diagnosis of developmental disabilities and emotional/psychiatric disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities, to experience social inclusion, practice individual choice, become independent, achieve personal growth and become contributing members of society.

The first MukiBaum Treatment Centre, a small private school for children with multiple developmental disabilities, was founded in 1979 by Dr. Nehama Baum. What began with  three staff members and seven students has evolved into the MukiBaum Treatment Centres, a transfer payment agency with MCSS, with over 200 employees, an annual operating budget of 12 million dollars, five day programs and eight residential centres; all at the forefront of providing unique programs and services to over 150 children and adults with complex disabilities.

Always evolving in order to serve the needs of its community, the MukiBaum Treatment Centres is currently entering the next phase of its growth. Dr Baum will be transitioning from her role as Executive Director to head up the newly established MukiBaum Accessibility Foundation. The Board of Directors is now seeking a new leader to take on the role of

Executive Director

As the senior executive reporting to the Board of Directors, you will have a unique opportunity to provide insight and leadership in planning for the future while effectively managing day-to-day operations. Working in conjunction with the Board, key partners and stakeholders, you will focus on building organizational sustainability and solid administrative systems while using strong management skills to guide the organization through a new strategic plan to support the organization’s vision and mission. Your senior experience in leading and directing  in a human service non profit organization will serve you well as you assess current trends and best practices in treatment centre management in order to ensure that MukiBaum Treatment Centres continues to be on the leading edge in building capacity and creating opportunities for the people it serves and the broader community.

As a dynamic advocate for a high-quality developmental services sector, your excellent communication and negotiation skills have enabled you to successfully establish relationships with government, media and sector stakeholders.  You will bring both vision and strategic perspective to the position, while filling the role of a visible, engaging and trusted partner with the Board of Directors, staff and people served and their families.

The ideal candidate for this position will be an executive who can provide strong and innovative leadership, who has the ability to evaluate and measure success, who understands the changes and challenges affecting the organization and the sector, and who creates consensus among differing points of view. You will be required to monitor the organization’s needs, services and programs and have experience working with government.  

You have a minimum of eight years experience at a senior management level and bring with you experience in financial management, strategic planning, general business operations and organizational management and program development/evaluation. You embrace working within a culturally diverse environment and, as a leader, you are articulate and solutions-oriented, with strong negotiating and mediation skills and with the ability to foster and build a highly collaborative team. A high level of experience in working in a unionized environment would be an asset. A post graduate degree in social services or public, health or business administration is preferred.  

This position will be a rewarding and good fit for a unique individual who can bring a humanitarian as well as business approach to leading the MukiBaum Treatment Centres.
This search is being conducted on behalf of MukiBaum Treatment Centres by crawfordconnect, a search firm specializing in finding leaders and fundraisers for Canada’s charitable sector.  Qualified applicants are invited to submit their applications on-line only, in confidence, by July 22, 2011 at

For more information about the position, please e-mail Linda Samis, Senior Consultant, crawfordconnect at or call 416-781-3618. Inquiries are welcome; all applications are requested online.