PRECIOUS MINDS Executive Director Full Time in Sunderland, ON


Branch Sunderland ON CA

Executive Director
Sunderland, ON

Precious Minds Support Services Founded in 1999, Precious Minds is a charitable organization in North Durham. The organization’s mandate is to help families

Precious Minds Support Services

Founded in 1999, Precious Minds is a charitable organization in North Durham. The organization’s mandate is to help families and individuals with developmental challenges meet their highest potential in the community, by offering programs to develop skills for life and providing holistic family support. Programs focus on social skills and communication, personal care, fitness and recreation, and work readiness.

Overall Objectives

Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the overall objective of the Executive Director will be to implement the mandate described above. The role will involve the following overall responsibilities:

  • Planning
  • Financial and Legal Administration
  • Policy Development and Implementation
  • Human Resource Management
  • Oversee Program and Service Delivery
  • Support the Board of Directors
  • Resource Generation/Fundraising
  • Communications and Public Relations
  • Specific Duties and Tasks:


    • Participate with the Board of Directors in developing an organizational vision, mission, and goals / objectives
    • Develop and implement plans to operationalize the direction recommended by the Board

    Financial and Legal Administration

    • Work with the Board to develop and present an annual budget for board approval
    • Prepare financial reports for the board on a quarterly basis
    • Ensure effective financial controls are implemented
    • Operate within the approval budget
    • Administer and safeguard all funds and assets
    • Ensure the organization is managed in accordance with the constitution and bylaws
    • Ensure all legal requirements are met

    Policy Development and Implementation

    • Assist the Board in developing and documenting policies and procedures
    • Keep the Board informed about any policy issues arising from operations, legislation, or stakeholder issues
    • Implement Board/organization policies

    Human Resource Management

    • Define staff and volunteer roles and responsibilities
    • Hire, ensure orientation, develop, supervise, and evaluate staff and volunteers
    • Plan for growth or reduction of human resources
    • Payroll administration

    Oversee Program and Service Delivery

    • Gather stakeholder and community input to determine program and service priorities
    • Develop, plan, and implement programs and service that further the vision and mission of Precious Minds
    • Ensure a high level of quality in programs and services

    Support the Board of Directors

    • Assist in the preparation for, and attend, all Board meetings in a non-voting capacity
    • Implement the direction recommended by the Board of Directors
    • Assist with Board orientation, training, and development

    Resource Generation/Fundraising

    • Assist with the generation of financial resources to achieve the vision and mandate of Precious Minds. Seek and obtain funding from government, foundations, the corporate sector etc.
    • Responsible for fundraising activities, establishing a volunteer base and coordinating Board participation

    Communications and Public Relations

    • Coordinate the implementation of communications and public relations plans and strategies
    • Facilitate networking and development of community alliances
    • Share information and updates with appropriate management, staff, funders, etc.
    • Ensure an accurate database of organizational stakeholders
    • Maintain contact with appropriate government, business, and other organizational stakeholders

    Skills, Knowledge, and Attitudes

    • Demonstrated effectiveness in working within the voluntary/nonprofit sector
    • Strong planning skills
    • Proven record of change management
    • Experience in developing and delivering programs and services
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to act in a professional manner at all times and as an Ambassador for the charity
    • Staff and volunteer management skills and experience
    • Experience and demonstrated success in proposal/grant writing and resource generation
    • Knowledge and understanding of Children’s Health and Social Services delivery system
    • Knowledge of Salesforce CRM system would be considered an asset


    Applications accepted until March 21, 2015. For additional information about Precious Minds and to see a detailed outline of the responsibilities listed above, please visit www.preciousminds.com

    or proceed with Standard Application Form.

    Employment Type: Full Time
    Location: Sunderland, ON, CA
    Posted on: 2015-01-25
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