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The Phoenix Centre for Children and Families

The Phoenix Centre for Children and Families is currently accepting applications for an Executive Director with strong leadership, strategy, community experience and engagement skills. Our long-time Executive Director will be retiring this coming year after 41 years with The Phoenix Centre.   We’re looking for our next visionary leader to transition into this role, to build on his legacy and continue to make a profound difference in our community.  We’re not just filling big shoes; we are looking for someone who will help us define and deliver a new set of footprints for our organization and our communities.

The Role

Our diverse and dynamic team of more than 40 employees is passionate about changing lives, deeply committed to each child and family we serve, and driven by a shared set of values that guide all that we do. As our new Executive Director, you will lead, inspire, enable, and empower The Phoenix Centre to face the new mental health delivery challenges confronting our communities and our organization.

Whether you are partnering with community members, politicians, directors, partner funding agencies, or donors, you are the voice of our organization’s integrity and commitment. You’re an innovator, a champion of change, confident with technology, and able to build bridges across multiple service providers in this sector.

If you are a visionary, able to see and interpret the big picture, inside and outside the organization and be a leader in achieving those same visions we welcome your application.

As our Executive Director, and in collaboration with the Board, you will provide organizational leadership of the agency’s strategic direction, development, and implementation. In this role, you will work with our Leadership team to prioritize the strategic initiatives as it pertains to funding and fundraising, program development, human resources, finance, services and operations ensuring annual plans are consistent with The Phoenix Centre’s overarching strategy. As our leader, you will stay current with the latest thinking, and promote and model an organizational culture that fosters collaboration, courage, transparency, and a healthy team of service providers.

The Organization

The Phoenix Centre for Children and Families is a fully-accredited and progressive children’s mental health centre.  The Ministry of Health has designated our agency as the Lead Agency for Renfrew County.  As Lead Agency, The Phoenix Centre provides leadership to and hosts the Mental Health and Addictions Planning Table in unique collaborative efforts to improve mental health and addiction services for all ages which are client centred, efficient and effective.

Our agency is located in the heart of the Ottawa Valley, an oasis of environmental natural beauty, and   is in proximity to Ottawa, with all the urban benefits that our Nation’s capital offers.  Please visit to find out more about our agency and its services.

The Qualifications:

  • PhD or M.S.W.
  • Demonstrated competence through significant years of experience in child and youth mental health or related field
  • Minimum 5 years senior leadership experience.
  • Experience in preparing and overseeing budgets.
  • Solid relationship and interpersonal skills related to Board, employees and the general public
  • Bilingual (French/English) competence is desirable

Salary Range:

The Salary Range for this position is $130k to $155 per annum plus attractive benefits.

Applications:   Expressions of interest with detailed resume should be forwarded to by December 15, 2021.

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