Executive Director

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The opportunity


Street Health is a not-for-profit organization in downtown east Toronto that works to improve the health and wellbeing of people who are homeless and underhoused by addressing the social determinants of health through its innovative nursing, mental health, harm reduction, overdose prevention, safer supply, outreach and identification replacement programs and though its advocacy, education and research.

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

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (“ED”) will provide visionary and inclusive leadership and champion the interests of people who are experiencing homelessness, people who use drugs, and/or people who are living with a mental health diagnosis. The ED will serve as an active, engaged, and hands-on leader, and will be a passionate and effective advocate for social justice and equity issues.  The ED will create and execute strategic and operational plans, oversee finance, administration and human resources, execute fundraising goals, build on and develop important relationships in the community and with key stakeholders, and work effectively with a committed staff, management team and Union.

As the ideal candidate, you have played a leadership role in the not-for-profit, health, or social services sector where relationship building, and partner development is evidenced.  You are a strong people leader and manager and have successfully led people and strategy in a rapidly changing and complex frontline operational environment. You have experience working with a Board of Directors coupled with experience in fundraising, financial planning and oversight and human resources. You operate collegially and collaboratively and possess exemplary interpersonal skills, communication skills, and advocacy skills. Candidates must have a strong understanding and commitment to social justice and principles of anti-racism, health equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility. Experience in and knowledge of community-based health or social service provision, harm reduction, mental health and/or health equity is essential. Knowledge of the local environment, including Street Health’s many partner agencies would be an asset. Experience working in a unionized environment is an asset, as is a graduate degree in a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

To learn more about this impactful leadership opportunity with Street Health, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca) and/or Noshina Choudhary (noshina@griffithgroup.ca).

Street Health is committed to developing a diverse workforce that is reflective of the communities it serves. Street Health welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, and strongly encourages applications from 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.

Street Health 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 the recruitment and assessment processes.

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

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