Website True North HR

Job Title: Executive Director (“ED”)
Work Hours: Monday to Friday – 8:30AM – 4:30PM
Wage: Commensurate with level of experience

We offer: Health benefits (dental, extended health, long-term disability, critical illness & life insurance)

Anticipated Start Date: June 2023
Location: Barrie, ON

Job Description

Collier Place is a non-profit housing organization dedicated to providing and operating housing accommodation and recreational facilities for seniors aged 60+ of low or modest income at rentals below current rental market rates.

We are seeking an Executive Director, reporting to the Board of Directors.  This position is based at 108 Collier St, Barrie, Ontario, L4M 5R5.

Start Date: June 2023

The Executive Director (“ED”) is the key management leader of the facility and is responsible for providing strategic leadership and managing the day-to-day operations of the organization.  Ultimately, the ED is responsible for the success of the organization.  Together, the Board of Directors and the ED assure the organization’s accomplishments and financial sustainability are aligned with the organization’s mission, vision and goals.  The ED strategizes, directs and organizes operational activities with the highest level of leadership to direct and support the staff.

Responsibilities for this position include:

Fiscal Management

  • Responsible for fiscal integrity including submission to the board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization
  • Ensures the organization has the financial where-with-all to thrive and deliver on its mission, including the necessary financial discipline and the investment in resources needed to achieve its goals
  • Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintains the organization in a favourable financial position
  • Provides overall direction and leadership for all departments of the organization on how to achieve financial sustainability, cash flow, and business goals and objectives

Board Relations

  • Leads in a manner that supports, guides, and sustains the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors
  • Communicates effectively with the board and provides, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function effectively and to make informed decisions
  • Cultivates partnerships with the Board of Directors and leads Board development activities.  Assists in the recruitment of new Board members
  • Oversees the preparation and distribution of Board/Committee materials.  Serves as ex officio on the Board committees and works with the Board leadership to implement Board decisions

Human Capital Management

  • Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure Collier Place has the talent it needs to operate and that operations are effective, efficient, and safe
  • Manages the organization’s team, including hiring, termination, ongoing staff development and providing verbal and/or written staff evaluations.  Informs the Board of Directors/HR Committee regarding staffing issues as appropriate
  • Directs, supervises, and evaluates the job performance of staff members
  • Ensures that employment policies are enforced and in compliance with all applicable provincial and federal laws and the organization’s policies

Community Relations

  • Promotes the organization’s visibility through participation and membership in community forums, social organizations and activities that align with the organization’s mission and vision
  • Serves as the organization’s representative of the public and provides education and assistance to external agencies and tenants in understanding the organization’s interests, mission, and concerns. Develops and implements a communication plan that provides a clear and concise message of the organization’s mission
  • Collaborates effectively with partner agencies and other non-profits to maximize resource utilization, ensure services are rendered effectively and identify opportunities for growth/additional community impact

Administrative Management

  • Identifies and evaluates risks to the organization’s tenants and staff, property, and finances and implements measures to ensure safety and accountability
  • Assures the filing of all legal and regulatory documents and monitors compliance with relevant laws and regulations.
  • Responsible for the effective administration of Collier Place’s operations and activities
  • Leads and oversees the administrative components of the organization, including contracts and outside consultants.  Works with the organization’s legal counsel to ensure legal and regulatory compliance in all aspects of the organization’s operations
  • Designs, reviews, maintains, and implements all operational policies and guidelines for the organization and presents these to the Board of Directors for input and approval
  • Ensures the organization has the appropriate communication systems, physical space and technology
  • Maintains current skills and knowledge of best practices within the field of housing, attending seminars and professional training institutes as appropriate
  • Assures program quality and organization stability through the development and implementation of standards and controls, systems and procedures and regular evaluation
  • Maintains relationships and regular communication with key funding partners
  • Other miscellaneous duties as assigned
  • Demonstrates innovation to advance the efficiency and effectiveness of the organization

If you want to learn more about this exciting opportunity, we would love to hear from you!

Collier Place is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.  We are an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.  We encourage you to connect with us if you require accommodation in the recruitment process or need this job posting in an alternative format.

While we appreciate all interest, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.




The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following:

  • A college or university degree in business administration is a must for this role
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in a senior leadership role with full P&L responsibility
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in the housing industry. Preference will be given to experience in the non-profit sector
  • Knowledge of effective non-profit governance practices and the Housing Services Act
  • Effective in dealing with ambiguity and managing Vision & Purpose
  • Operates with a high degree of integrity, compassion, professionalism, confidentiality, and transparency
  • Strong financial acumen
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
  • Advanced working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • As a Leader, you are an active listener, empathetic, and can share clear messages and make complex ideas easy to understand. You are a strategic thinker, and you are creative. You can inspire and convince others, and you are flexible to the needs of others
  • Demonstrated team-building skills
  • Politically and culturally sensitive
  • A strong work ethic, and you thrive on challenges
  • Strong time-management abilities and self-motivation to work independently in a high-volume work environment
  • Demonstrates the ability to handle multiple priorities effectively and efficiently
  • Possess a “Do What it Takes” attitude to get the job done
  • Must be available to work some evenings as needed to accommodate activities such as Board meetings
  • Must pass a vulnerable sector screening


Vaccination Policy: N/A
Employer: True North HR 
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Date Posted: February 28, 2023 Posting expires: March 30, 2023


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