Chief Executive Office (CEO)
Stella’s Circle Community Services Inc. (Stella’s Circle) is an award-winning, nationally celebrated community organization on a mission to transform lives through Real Homes, Real Help, and Real Work. As a social justice organization, its housing, counselling, and employment programs are rooted in recovery and inclusion. Its 125-person team provides an extensive array of programs and services to a vulnerable population facing many barriers such as mental health challenges, addictions, trauma, poverty, homelessness, criminal justice involvement, low literacy, and long periods of unemployment. Stella’s Circle has 85 full-time employees and 25 part-time employees, and an annual operating budget of $9.5 million. Just over 72% of its funding comes from federal and provincial government departments, with the remainder raised through its own social enterprise activities and donations. Stella’s Circle relies on the generosity of many individuals, corporations, groups, and foundations to raise funds for many of its programs and services.
Stella’s Circle is seeking a dynamic and passionate Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who is a venerable social justice leader and changemaker. Appointed by and reporting to the Board of Directors, the CEO will manage the operations of the organization and also serve as CEO of the Stella’s Circle Foundation. You will oversee the management of the three lines of business of the organization: Real Homes, Real Help, and Real Work, and work to achieve the strategic goals established by the Board within its established mandate, policies, and budget. You will provide executive leadership and management of the organization’s strategic plan, administration, and programs and services, playing a vital role in assuring Stella’s Circle’s ongoing success. As the public face and lead spokesperson of Stella’s Circle, the CEO will enhance its profile within the community, advocate on its behalf, help expand upon its fund development capabilities, and make a significant contribution to its long-term success by maintaining a passionate commitment to the organization’s mission, vision, and values.
As the ideal candidate, you have a degree in business, health or social services, or community development, as well as at least 7-10 years of senior management experience, or an equivalent education / experience record. A graduate degree is considered an asset.
You are highly strategic, business minded, and financially astute and you have a demonstrated track record in stakeholder, government and community relations, as well as fund development. You are an empowering energizing team builder and leader with a proven ability to assess and enhance operational, financial and administrative effectiveness, to implement and oversee key performance measurements, and to consistently identify opportunities for improving services and operation. You have superior communication and interpersonal skills, and you are a partnership-based, approachable, and inclusive leader who is highly compassionate, empathetic, open minded, flexible, and committed to teaching and coaching.
If you are interested in this opportunity to see the direct impact of your work, please contact Bethany Parker at email@example.com or Beverley Evans by telephone at 1.866.822.6022 or submit your application online by clicking the "Apply Now" button below.
Stella’s Circle is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that embraces diversity. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all individuals and ensuring full and equal participation for each individual in our community. We treat all people with respect and dignity, and recognize their rights, opinions, experience, knowledge, and competence. Stella’s Circle encourages applications from all qualified people, including racialized people, people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities, Indigenous Peoples, those with physical and mental illness and/or challenges, and those who face any systemic barrier.
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