Our lovely Executive Director is on a one-year leave and we're looking for the right candidate to fill the role on an interim basis. The Executive Director role at Maggie's is a non-bargaining unit, Senior Management role supervised by our Board of Directors.
Find the full job description and application instructions below, and connect with our Board Chair Bee at email@example.com with any questions around the role, qualifications or application instructions. To apply please submit a single PDF document including a one page cover letter and your resume to info@MaggiesToronto.org by June 30th at 11:59pm/EST.
Organizational Overview and Role Description:
Maggie’s Toronto Sex Workers Action Project is an organization run primarily by and for local sex workers. We provide harm reduction supplies and education, drop-in programming, case management and a combination of indoor/outdoor outreach to sex workers in Toronto. We also engage in a wide-range of advocacy work including anti-stigma initiatives, organizing for the decriminalization of sex work in Canada and broader efforts to ensure sex workers are able to live and work with safety and dignity. We are founded on the belief that in order to improve our circumstances, sex workers must control our own lives and destinies.
The Executive Director plays a critical role at Maggie’s, responsible for management of the organization’s finances and activities. We are looking for a candidate with extensive managerial experience, a collaborative approach to leadership, and a background in financial administration, grant writing and reporting. We encourage sex workers to apply for the role and consider lived experience a strong asset.
We are looking for a candidate to fill the role on an interim basis for one year beginning in July 2023, working from our downtown Toronto office.
Rate of Pay
$40/hour at 35 hours/week.
Supervision and Leadership
● Recruit, hire, orient and train new staff and volunteers at the organization. ● Liaise with staff union representation and lead ongoing bargaining in collaboration with Senior Management and counsel.
● Supervise employees in program and service delivery.
● Identify, assess and address knowledge gaps and points of improvement for staff at the organization in line with our organizational policies and procedures.
● Conduct annual performance appraisals for staff within established timeframes in consultation with the Board of Directors.
● Conduct regular supervision meetings and identify knowledge gaps/areas of improvement as well as additional supports for staff across the organization.
● Ensure respectful and regular communication with staff and volunteers.
● Ensure on-going compliance with policies and procedures.
● Participate in the development and implementation of collaborative partnerships with other community agencies and services. ● Maintain an active presence in the office to respond to phone and email inquiries, processing the mail, maintain files and minutes of meetings, ordering supplies (ie, harm reduction supplies, condoms, office and program supplies).
● Using a trauma informed, anti-oppressive, harm reduction lens to work with staff and service users.
● Effectively manage the day-to-day financial affairs of the organization. ● Work with the bookkeeper, relevant staff roles and our Board of Directors to monitor and adhere to the annual budget.
● Experience with grant reports and funding expectations.
● Ensure that revenues and expenses balance on a yearly basis.
● Monitor and maintain on-going sources of funding and meet grant expectations. ● Identify and complete applications for fund development (including fundraising) with direction and assistance from the Board of Directors.
● Properly manage gift and financial donations.
● Work with Auditor to complete yearly submission, ensuring the organization complies with CRA standards, Ontario legislation and funder requirements.
● Complete all agency documentation accurately and in a timely basis. (Examples include performance management forms, updating of data systems, record keeping and banking, summarizing statistics of services, and expense report approvals.)
● Ensure regular and on-going communication across the organization including routine reporting across Board, staff, third-party vendors and others.
● Regularly identify, assess, and inform the Board of Directors of internal and external issues and potential risks that affect the organization.
● Submit monthly written reports to the Board of Directors (including a financial report) ● Prepare and submit information requested by funders and/or community partners. ● Participate with community partners and stakeholders through round tables, advocacy initiatives, policy submissions and research, delegating these responsibilities where relevant.
● Delegate media inquiries and public speaking engagements between the ED, other staff, and media-trained volunteers, including board members.
● Oversee the management of Maggie’s online presence
● Attend events and meetings with community partners,
● Promote Maggie’s programming and fundraising events.
● Produce well-written and succinct policy and media documents.
● Monitor media and proactively engage the media in regards to the issues impacting sex workers.
● Act as the public liaison and spokesperson for the organization.
● Knowledge of the social, political and legal matters affecting sex working communities. Lived experience is an asset, but not a requirement for this role.
● Ability to work effectively with people from various abilities, life situations and cultural backgrounds.
● Knowledge of practical Anti-Oppression application in the workplace.
● Minimum 3 years’ experience as an Executive Director or other Senior Management/Leadership roles in a community/non-for-profit setting
● Knowledge of not-for-profit structure and governance in Ontario.
● A post-secondary degree or equivalent work experience in social work, management or related fields; related experience also considered.
● Exemplary emotional intelligence, communication, conflict management and problem solving skills.
● HR experience in managing staff and volunteers.
● Demonstrated financial management skills.
● Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently.
● Strong computer skills and experience with Quickbooks.
● Ability to work flexible hours (including occasional evening and/or weekend events)
We encourage applications from individuals who reflect the broad diversity of our community at Maggie’s, including those from racialized, disabled, LGBTQ and sex working communities.
We thank all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
To apply please submit a single PDF document including a one page cover letter and your resume to info@MaggiesToronto.org by June 30th at 11:59pm. Please connect with our Board Chair Bee (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions around the role, application instructions and related details.