Director, Community Solutions

Director, Community Solutions{

Dr. Peter Centre

The opportunity


In 1986, Dr. Peter Jepson-Young was diagnosed with AIDS.  Shortly before his death in 1992, Dr. Peter met with close friends and family with the ambition to create a place where people with AIDS could received compassionate care to the end of their lives.  That pivotal meting launched was became the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation.

Since 1997, the Dr. Peter Centre (‘DPC’) has grown to manage day health programs, a 24-hour licensed care residence, and an enhanced supportive housing program.  The Centre is the first healthcare facility in North America to integrate supervised consumption services into its model of care.

The DPC offers programming and best practices to community practitioners throughout Canada, working together with partner organizations to ensure marginalized individuals throughout Canada receive compassionate care.  Understanding challenges different communities face and building specialized programming to directly address those needs is a central part to how the Dr. Peter philosophy continues to grow and positively affect Canadians from all walks of life.

It is within this context that the Dr. Peter Centre welcomes applications and referrals for the appointment of its inaugural Director of Community Solutions (‘Director’).

Reporting to the CEO, and as a key member of the DPC leadership team, the Director is responsible for expanding the successes of the Doctor Peter Model and will build out and manage a robust program offering to the Centre’s community partners across Canada.  The Director will lead and manage Operations, People & Culture, Finance, Development, and Community Solutions, and will create a team environment in alignment with the DPC’s culture and values. The Director will identify and develop strategic and operational priorities and action plans that align to and support the organization’s strategic plan. The Director will also keep a close eye on program effectiveness, quality and cost effectiveness to ensure DPC’s programs continue to meet and evolve with the changing needs they are designed to address. 

The Director will strengthen and develop strategic partnerships and effective alliances and networks across public and private sectors to develop and implement timely innovative solutions to the complex care sector. The Director will support the DPC’s funding efforts through clear communications of program effectiveness, funding needs and expected outcomes to help secure long-term funding of DPC initiatives, and they will manage contracts with funders, providing reporting around both costs and performance.

This appointment calls for a tenacious, agile, and visionary leader who is equally organized, understands how to operationalize a bold vision, and thrives solving complex problems. You are a strong people leader who understands how to empower your team, remove roadblocks and create a team environment in alignment with DPC’s values and where people thrive. You are adept and comfortable leading operations, finance and HR. You are skilled at bringing together various stakeholders, finding common ground and goals, and unifying different parties behind mutually beneficial objectives.  You are comfortable representing the DPC and an exceptional communicator. You can speak with potential funders regarding costs and outcomes and can support your communications through reports, facts and figures. More than anything, you are someone who cares deeply about tangible impact.  You are driven by making a difference in the lives of others, believe that everyone deserves dignity, and believe in healthcare where humanity prevails.

To learn more about this impactful leadership opportunity with the Dr. Peter Centre please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Sam Walton ( and/or Marc Magraken (

The Dr. Peter Centre welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including, but not limited to women, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and persons of all sexual orientations and/or gender identities.

The Dr. Peter Centre and Griffith Group are committed to an inclusive, accessible and welcoming hiring process that provides reasonable accommodation to all applicants. Please advise Sam Walton ( and/or Marc Magraken ( should you require any accommodation to participate in the recruitment and/or assessment processes.

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

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