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Executive Director, CRC

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline July 1, 2015

CRC seeks an experienced, creative, visionary leader to fill the position of Executive Director (ED).

Working with the residents of Regent Park and the surrounding neighbourhoods, the Executive Director will lead an organization with a $2 million dollar operating budget, providing leadership to ensure that CRC meets the needs of the community we serve, encouraging greater involvement by its members, and contributions that build a vibrant, healthy community. The ED reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for overall leadership and operations of CRC. The ED has ultimate responsibility to the board for the operation of all CRC programs and fiscal resources; the supervision of all staff; and for the provision of quality services to the community. He or she will represent the organization publicly and in business negotiations.

Our philosophy has always remained the same – “to help people to help themselves.” In 2000, the City of Toronto decided to redevelop the Regent Park community. As a part of this rebuild, CRC decided to significantly increase its presence in Regent Park and built its largest undertaking ever – 40 Oaks. Completed in 2012, 40 Oaks brings together 87 deeply affordable homes supported by five mental health and addictions partners, the Regent Park Community Food Centre affiliated with Community Food Centres of Canada, a drop-in centre, clothing centre, housing supports, community advocacy and community enterprises programs. These housing units provide affordable, stable, safe housing that serves as a foundation for tenants to build better lives and develop positive community relationships both within 40 Oaks and with the wider community hub where people can gather and have access to a range of activities and support services geared to their needs.

Today, CRC offers meals, clothing, housing, drop-in, food skills, community advocacy, gardening, and community enterprises programs. It does this each day with a team of dedicated volunteers – over 150 last year. The approach of CRC has always been facilitative, working with people in the community to identify their needs and then working with those same people to develop responses which engage them directly in solutions to their problems.

Candidates should have a distinguished record of organizational leadership in not-for-profit organizations. Prior experience in an Executive Director or equivalent role would be a benefit.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a resume by Wednesday July 1, 2015.

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

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