Executive Director

Executive Director{

Neighbour 2 Neighbour Centre

The opportunity


For 35 years, a team of dedicated staff and volunteers at the Neighbour to Neighbour Centre (“N2N”) has been helping to improve the Hamilton community and meeting the issue of food insecurity head on. What started as a tiny food bank has evolved into an indispensable part of the community’s social fabric. N2N works to improve the quality of life in the Hamilton community by offering access to tutoring programs for children, community kitchen programs, utility subsidy programs, family counselling, emergency food access and a host of other interventions. N2N is empowering people with the tools and ideas that will help change their lives.

With the upcoming retirement of the Centre’s current Executive Director, N2N welcomes applications and nominations for the appointment of its Executive Director.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director leads one of the largest social service agencies on Hamilton Mountain. The Executive Director actively supports and continues to implement N2N’s strategic plan and provides leadership across N2N’s three sites through a team of 6 direct reports, a staff complement of approximately 41 full and part-time staff, and more than 300 volunteers. The Executive Director oversees the administration of the organization including human resources, operations, finance and physical plant oversight of N2N’s three sites. The Executive Director ensures all programs and services reflect the objectives of the Centre, and works closely with the Management Team to nurture, support and guide them in their role with programs, staff and volunteers. The Executive Director maintains respectful relationships with funding representatives, while advocating for the adequate quality and quantity of programs and services. The Executive Director also ensures fundraising and marketing plans are in place including participating in identifying, cultivating and soliciting prospective donors and developing and implementing external marketing efforts to raise N2N’s profile.

As the ideal candidate, you are an accomplished team builder with demonstrated leadership experience in the not-for-profit sector.  You have strong change management experience, proven financial acumen, and skill in working with a Board of Directors. You have experience with revenue generation activities and the ability to execute on ambitious fundraising goals, coupled with the ability to establish strong and productive relationships with funders, government representatives, community members and those that N2N serves. You are a community builder with excellent communication and interpersonal skills and can oversee and collaborate with dedicated staff and volunteers. Candidates must have a demonstrable understanding of, and commitment to, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility. You also have a deep commitment to empowering people with the tools and ideas that will help change their lives, and like N2N, you value integrity, leadership, and inclusivity. Knowledge of Hamilton’s social service ecology is considered an asset, as is a Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree.

To learn more about this impactful leadership opportunity with the Neighbour to Neighbour Centre please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca) and/or Nicole Arnold (nicole@griffithgroup.ca).

Neighbour to Neighbour 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 a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Neighbour to Neighbour 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 (sam@griffithgroup.ca) should you require any accommodation to participate in this posting, recruitment, selection and/or assessment processes.

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