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Executive Director, Gerstein Centre

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline September 22, 2013

For 24 years, the Gerstein Centre  has been a leader in providing community mental health crisis intervention services to adults in Toronto. The Gerstein Centre’s multiple locations offer short-term accommodation and supportive counselling, in a welcoming and non-medical setting, to persons experiencing a mental health crisis, including homeless women and persons who have become involved in the criminal justice system.

The Gerstein Centre has the following opportunity in Toronto:

Executive Director

You will provide progressive leadership for, and overall management of, the Gerstein Centre, consistent with its purpose, mission, vision, values and key strategic objectives. You are committed to the principles of anti-oppression, social justice and recovery. With the goal of ensuring that our values are reflected in day-to-day operations, you will maintain positive relationships with program partners, funders, and the mental health, addiction and poverty communities.

You have a degree in a relevant discipline (or the equivalent), and at least five years of senior management experience in the community health, social services or mental health sectors.

You have experience building an inclusive organizational culture and proven success in many of the following: governance, program partnerships, program development, and financial and human resources management.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package.

To apply, please submit your CV and an attachment detailing how your skills and experience match the job requirements set out above.

Please send applications by e-mail to

The deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm on September 22, 2013.

Interviews will be held in October 2013.

Please note that only those applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted by September 30, 2013.

Applications are encouraged from psychiatric survivors, Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, people of colour, women, and people from the LGBTQ community.