Company Name:
Inn from the Cold
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Location:
Calgary, Alberta
Country:
Canada
Industry:
Social Services
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
5 - 10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
Contact:
Marj Kyle
ID
8633
376

Director, Programs

You have a passion for making a difference, you crave the opportunity to impact your community and you would describe yourself as someone who seeks a career with purpose. You have a strong internal drive that pushes you to seek challenging work in a collaborative, professional and reputable environment that does meaningful work in Calgary.

At Inn from the Cold (IFTC) our vision is to build a community where no child or family is homeless. That’s why we offer a wide range of life-changing programs to help children and their families experiencing homelessness find housing and achieve long term independence. We need passionate, compassionate team members to achieve our mission and have an exciting and challenging opportunity for the right candidate.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Programs provides key leadership, vision, and overall direction to our client programming and associated staff teams. Overseeing several direct reports, the Director of Programs ensures that all program delivery conforms to standards of excellence and supports the advancement of Inn from the Cold’s mandate and mission: to provide shelter, sanctuary and healing to assist homeless children and their families achieve independence.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The Director Programs at IFTC will perform a wide range of duties which include: 

  • Develop, articulate and champion Program delivery strategies
  • Lead and direct agency programming to ensure existing Programs continue to support strategic outcomes and strive for best practices while developing new and innovative programming
  • Program staff development, training and supervision of a team of approximately 60 staff members
  • Budget and contract oversight, including planning, developing and monitoring of overall Program revenues and expenditures
  • Ensure compliance of program and operation standards as well as agency policies and procedures and applicable external requirements
  • Senior leadership support for human resource functions including recruitment, hiring, performance management, in conjunction with managers and Human Resources
  • Program design, planning and development oversight
  • Support funder relations and proposal and reporting requirements
  • Development, cultivation and stewardship of agency partnerships, networks, and community relationships
  • Contribute, as an active member of the IFTC Executive Team, in strategic planning, organizational visioning, and continuous improvement activities
  • Promote extensive awareness of Inn from the Cold and maintain excellent relationships with guests, partners, donors and the broader community
  • Provide senior level leadership both internally and externally to ensure that our programs thrive and adapt to the changing needs of stakeholders and community

Requirements:

  • Post-secondary education in a relevant field
  • Five + years of senior leadership experience
  • Strong, effective and engaging interpersonal and communication skills
  • Organizational fit and values alignment: holding a perspective of what is possible and open to growth and change and innovation in self, others and the work
  • A record of success in building and leading high performing, results-focused teams
  • Proven ability to engage partnerships, relationships and collaborative initiatives
  • Knowledge and experience working with vulnerable and marginalized populations
  • Knowledge and experience working with Indigenous cultures
  • Proven experience in program and community development
  • Strong ability as a systems thinker, an inspiring leader who holds clarity of direction and purpose
  • Experience in homeless shelter and housing settings is a significant plus
  • This position description reflects the general duties of the position, but is not intended to be a detailed description of all duties that may be inherent in the position.

Direct Reports:

  • Senior Manager, Housing
  • Senior Manager, Shelter
  • Manager, Indigenous Relations
  • Manager, Reporting, Research & Evaluation


Please apply online at: https://innfromthecold.org/careers/

Resumes will be accepted until Sunday, December 15, 2019

Only those selected will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Values: 

Embrace Compassion: we fulfill a duty of care, not only to our guests, but to our colleagues and our community

Exhibit Courage: we uphold the convictions of the organization and support our community, especially when faced with adversity

Work Inclusively: we foster a culture where all stakeholders feel they have an opportunity to turn their potential into performance

Demonstrate Respect: we believe the way we treat each other in achieving our objectives is just as important as what we achieve

Act with Accountability: we demonstrate a commitment to our word, accept responsibility for our mistakes, and take action to address them

Encourage Innovation: we take informed risks and champion new ideas