The Centretown Community Health Centre (CCHC) is a highly active non-profit, multi-service Community Health Centre whose programs and services provide access and support to communities in Centretown, the Glebe, and Old Ottawa South, as well as across the City of Ottawa and the Champlain region. Serving nearly 16,000 residents, CCHC pays particular attention to individuals and families facing barriers to access, including frail older adults, the LGBTQ2S+ community, those with mental health and substance abuse issues, the homeless, francophones, racialized individuals, and newcomers to Canada. Formed in 1969, the Centre’s Services include a full range of community services delivered by a diverse team of professionals which includes doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, chiropodists, counsellors, dietitians, community developers, health promoters, and community support and outreach workers. At this important point in time, CCHC is continuing to look for ways to enhance services in collaboration with partners in the Ottawa area and is looking to do so with the leadership of a dedicated and mission-driven new Executive Director.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will be responsible for leading the organization into the future, building visibility and impact, while refining the services it offers to truly benefit the communities it serves. The Executive Director will lead a team of 206 staff and will work to create a vision and strategy that will set a course for the future of CCHC in an evolving demographic and policy environment, while working with funders and community partners to provide efficient and effective services to those in need.

As the ideal candidate, you have extensive experience leading within a community services organization, reporting to a Board of Directors, and working with government funders. Passionate, collaborative, and creative, you have a proven track record in developing exceptionally strong mutually beneficial relationships and partnerships across a variety of key stakeholders. You are known for building strong cohesive teams and working effectively with others to ensure outstanding delivery of programs and services. You approach your work with an inclusive mindset and have effectively articulated your vision to engage and influence a wide range of stakeholders.

To qualify for this position, you bring a relevant Master’s degree along with commensurate experience in community health or social services, or an acceptable combination of education and experience. You are a seasoned non-profit leader with a strong drive for results and excellent business acumen. You are both strategic and analytical by nature demonstrating a track record in strategic planning, organizational management, and change. A strong communicator and visionary, you inspire and motivate others. You are fiscally sound with a strong understanding of all the key organizational functions including HR, finance, programs, and operations. You value honesty, integrity, and a strong sense of ethics in all decision and actions. The ability to communicate in both official languages (oral and written) is required.

Applications are encouraged immediately and should be submitted online. Further information is available from Dominik Legault of Odgers Berndtson. We thank all those who express an interest, however only those chosen for further development will be contacted.

Centretown Community Health Centre is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and CCHC throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

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