Executive Director

Executive Director{

The opportunity


Choice in Health Clinic (CIHC) provides compassionate and client-centred abortion care to women and gender-diverse individuals. Driven by the desire to increase access and abolish shame, CIHC recognizes that abortion is essential, important, positive, and powerful. CIHC first opened its doors in 1988 and is a licensed and fully funded, non-profit clinic and registered charity with a community-based board of directors and an annual operating budget of $1.6M. The clinic receives funding from the Ontario Ministry of Health and is an Independent Health Facility (IHF). CIHC is a member of the National Abortion Federation (NAF). CIHC provides accessible, high-quality reproductive care, including abortion services, contraception and counselling, based on an anti-oppression model of care delivery. CIHC has excellent client satisfaction rates and an engaged interprofessional staff team, which includes 12 regular and 12 relief staff, a physician rotation, and management team.

It is within this context that CIHC welcomes applications and nominations for the appointment of its Executive Director.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for providing leadership to ensure effective day-to-day management of service delivery, programming, finances, personnel and public relations at CIHC. The Executive Director manages all aspects of the relationships with both the external regulatory and the accreditation bodies, including the Ministry of Health, and the National Abortion Federation, and works with the Quality Advisor/Medical Director to ensure quality of clinical care and compliance with the Out of Hospital Premises Inspection Program, Independent Health Facilities Act and the National Abortion Federation. The Executive Director leads the communications strategy and serves as the formal liaison and contact person for community organizations, agencies, professionals, government officials and the media. The Executive Director plays an active role in fundraising activities and strategies which support the Access Fund.

As the ideal candidate, you are a leader who will passionately and effectively advance the principles of reproductive justice. Your management and leadership skills include financial management, human resource management, board governance, fundraising, and community engagement. Experience with strategic planning and risk management are considered an asset. You are comfortable using social media and with being a spokesperson and advocate. Your commitment to community-based health care is paired with your ability to establish and maintain relationships with community-based organizations, media and government agencies. Knowledge of the current healthcare and abortion-service landscape is also considered an asset. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility, and to working within an anti-oppression framework.

To learn more about this impactful leadership opportunity with CIHC, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and/or Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca). Please note, cover letters must describe your philosophy as it relates to abortion and reproductive justice. Applications without this statement will not be reviewed.

CIHC welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including but not limited to women, members of Indigenous, Black, and racialized communities; Two-Spirit, non-binary, trans, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer people; people with disabilities; and members of other equity-deserving groups.

All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Choice in Health Clinic and Griffith Group are committed to an inclusive, accessible and welcoming hiring process that provides reasonable accommodation to all applicants. Please advise Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) should you require any accommodation to participate in this posting, recruitment, selection and/or assessment processes.

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