Job Posting: Executive Director

WIL Employment Connections (WIL) was founded in 1984, as Women Immigrants of London Resource Service Centre, a non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating the social and economic integration of immigrant women within London and area. Since that time, WIL has responded to the needs of immigrant and Canadian born women and men who are seeking meaningful and commensurate employment by providing employment counselling, preparation and placement programs and services.
WIL is widely regarded as the expert in immigrant employment programming and services within this region. It continues its mission to drive innovative employment solutions to bring immigrants and employers together through its vision that all immigrants are successfully employed. WIL values respect and excellence in people, programs, services, communication and reputation.
WIL Employment Connections Board of Directors invites applications from qualified individuals for the position of Executive Director.

Executive Director

The Executive Director is responsible for the overall leadership and management of WIL Employment Connections and its sponsored partnerships and projects. The Executive Director’s leadership must be consistent with the mission, vision and values of the organization, its strategic plan and applicable legislation. The Executive Director is accountable to the Board of Directors for the implementation, oversight and delivery of its strategic plan, policies and all funding agreements.

Key Responsibilities include:

Board and Governance

Ensuring that the Board is well-informed related to legislative and policy changes, sector trends, community needs, risk management and financial well-being in order for the Board to exercise its governance responsibilities.

Strategic Planning

Contributing to the establishment and implementation of a long-term strategic plan including specific goals, objectives, performance targets and timeframes. Translating the strategic direction of the Board and the organization into a business and operational plan that achieves high quality results.

Legislation and Policy

Identifying relevant legislation and regulatory requirements and implementing related policies and procedures.

Leadership

Inspiring the staff, partners and projects of WIL through vision and passion.

External Relations

Developing and sustaining strong partnerships with organizations, sponsors and stakeholders that share WIL’s mission, vision and values.

Programs and Service Delivery

Ensuring all programs and services are client-centred, including active participation by the client in shaping and achieving employment success in a timely manner.

Management

Ensuring the day to day operations of WIL are managed effectively, efficiently, economically and equitably.

Communications

Developing and maintaining processes that facilitate open, meaningful, timely, respectful and consistent transference of information including constructive feedback.

Enterprise and Development

Using business knowledge to generate new revenue resources in a competitive environment.

Finances

Planning and managing an annual operational budget for the approval of the Board that accurately reflects funding allocations. The annual $4M budget includes funding from all levels of government as well as foundations and other community organizations.

Human Resources Management

Leading a diverse, inclusive, non-unionized workforce of over 50 staff and ensuring equitable employment policies and practices that support a learning environment that respects the expertise, experience, and contribution of all employees.

Information Systems Management and Technology

Supporting and overseeing a workplace that uses data for evidence based decision making, that views technology as an important tool to support both clients and staff and protects the privacy and confidentiality of its systems and data bases.

Properties and Premises Management

Ensuring that properties and premises are safe, secure and well-maintained to appropriate and required health, safety and building codes.

Continuous Quality Improvement

Ensuring WIL’s reputation for integrity, ethical conduct, corporate responsibility and the delivery of relevant, high quality programs and services is maintained.

Organizational Performance Outcomes

Evaluating the methods of programs and services delivered to ensure they are meeting the needs of clients, contractual agreements and are in keeping with the ten year outcomes of WIL’s Strategic Plan.

Preferred Qualifications:

 Post-secondary degree/diploma or certificate in Business/Human Services or other applicable program;
 Completion of recognized leadership program;
 Related skills and abilities with demonstrated successes in each of the responsibility areas outlined;
 Proficiency with technology, including word processing, emails, texting, social media, etc.;
 A minimum of 5 years’ progressive senior management experience, preferably in the not for profit or education sector; and
 Knowledge of career development and job search solutions, employment coaching, counselling and mentoring programs particularly related to immigrant jobseekers.

Personal Attributes:

 Passionate, belief in innovation as an essential component of growth and health to an organization;
 Resilient and persistent in the face of ever changing environment, versatile and energetic, calculated risk
taker;
 Collaborative and consultative, with strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills;
 Models WIL’s mission, vision and values in word and action, able to motivate staff and achieve highest
quality in results, deal with complex situations involving multiple components and points of view and uses
sound judgment to resolve matters; and
 Meets deadlines and maintains flexible work schedule to meet demands of the position.

Requirements:

 Completion of a satisfactory Police Vulnerability Sector Check; and
 Valid driver’s license, appropriate insurance and access to reliable car.

Working Conditions:

 Work is performed on site in an office and/or in the community; and
 Schedule demands flexibility for evening and some weekends, including events and meetings and some
overnight travel.

TO APPLY:

Please forward applications (cover letter and resume) no later than 4:00 pm on Monday, April 16, 2018 to:

Executive Director Search
c/o WIL Employment Connections – Selection Committee 141 Dundas Street, 4th Floor
London, ON N6A 1G3
Fax: 519-663-5377

Applicants may also choose to submit application electronically to ExecutiveSearch@WIL.ca Please reference Executive Director Search in the subject line.

WIL Employment Connections values diversity in all its forms and recruits qualified individuals at all occupational levels that reflect the diversity of our clients and our community. We strive to foster a workplace in which all individuals maximize their potential, regardless of their differences. We are committed to providing accommodations for person with disabilities. If you require an accommodation to complete this application, we will work with you to meet your needs. Accommodation may be provided at all stages of the hiring process. While we appreciate all applications received, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
For more information about WIL Employment Connections. Visit our website at www.WIL.ca