Executive Director

  • Providence Village Inc.
  • Sep 09, 2021
Full time Director Executive

Job Description

Do you want to be a leader of a community of hope, belonging and wellbeing for the vulnerable? Are you a partnership builder able to work with diverse groups in order to offer compassionate care and support services to those who need them, in the spirit and legacy of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul? Are you someone capable of multi-focussing in order to oversee both the planning and management of the operations of Providence Village Inc. while being responsible for the development, management, leadership, and alliance building necessary to realize Providence Village Inc.? If you are an innovative, humble, invitational, and collaborative leader ready to inspire partners to join in the ambitious plans of Providence Village Inc. to serve the needs of the vulnerable of Kingston, this role may be of interest to you.                                                                                                                             

Providence Village Inc. honours the legacy of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul and is a continuation of their Mission to work toward a world where the vulnerable experience compassion, justice and peace.

Providence Village Inc. will provide neighbourhoods of people helping people, inspiring hope, fulfilment and care of the Earth. As the leader of Providence Village Inc., you will create partnerships that result in welcoming accommodation and the provision of health and social services in two locations, Providence Village and Providence Commons, that will address the complex needs of the most vulnerable people living in Kingston and surrounding areas.

As Executive Director, you will work with other community organizations to establish integrated initiatives in neighbourhoods where affordable housing, support services, health services and food security are central. The Executive Director will model compassion, respect, and integrity in the execution of his or her duties and in the formation of partnerships with other organizations committed to the service of the vulnerable. Irrespective of your personal faith, in your actions and your words, you will live the mission of Providence Village inc.

Your preparation should include a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in a relevant field and leadership experience at the senior level. You will bring experience in developing a master plan, finding willing and suitable partners, structuring lease agreements, facilities planning, construction and operations management.

With a broad perspective grounded in a knowledge of and appreciation for the social determinants of wellbeing, and a compassion for the needs of the most vulnerable in society, you will bring forward the caring legacy of the Sisters of Providence to lead the development of a Master Plan for programming of social and health services to be housed on two campuses, the Providence Village site with its spacious green-land and the Motherhouse of the Sisters of Providence and the Providence Commons site in downtown Kingston, nestled in the city’s core. As Executive Director, you will seek out and encourage willing partners who will choose to locate their services within the Village sites, forming a caring community and making a difference in the lives of Kingstonians most in need.

Your relationship building skills will attract partners and funding support for these projects while your operational skills will guide the implementation of these important services. Your managerial expertise will ensure the smooth operation of the Motherhouse providing a caring and comfortable home which meets the needs of the Sisters.

The Executive Director for Providence Village Inc. has the opportunity to make a huge difference in the lives of many people in the Kingston community. Committed, innovative, invitational, collaborative leadership, working in partnership with a dedicated Board, will map the path to success in this vitally important initiative.

Recruitment Process

We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but will only be contacting candidates whose skills, experience and qualifications best meet the requirements of the position.

To apply for this position with Providence Village Inc., submit your cover letter and resume by October 8, 2021. Please reference the PVI Executive Director in the subject line of your email.

JMG/LBCG Consulting for Impact, joanmgreenassociates@gmail.com

Providence Village Inc.

Providence Village Inc. is committed to equity, inclusion, and anti-oppression in all of its policies, processes, and relationships. The recruitment and hiring of qualified staff will reflect the diversity of our region.

​Land acknowledgement

We acknowledge that Providence Village is situated on the traditional homeland of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Huron-Wendat. We thank these nations for their care and stewardship of these lands on which we are grateful to be able to live, learn and play.

Joan M. Green & Associates/LBCG

We are mindful of the importance of championing diversity amongst candidates. The project team is fluent in current diversity, inclusion, and anti-oppression practices. We are committed to ensuring a respectful and inclusive recruitment process.

Accommodation Statement:
Joan M. Green & Associates/LBCG fosters a culture of inclusion. We will make any appropriate accommodation based on any of the protected grounds in the Human Rights Code to support candidate participation in the recruitment and selection process. All candidates will be provided with an understanding of the expectations and requirements of the process, in order to ensure full participation of all qualified candidates.

Together with LBCG, Joan M Green and Associates make the following acknowledgement with respect to Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples:

With humility and in the continuing spirit of being active participants in the reconciliation of Canada and the Indigenous Peoples of the land, we acknowledge that we are working and living on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit River, the Anishnabeg, the Haudenosaunee and the Huron-Wendat, which today is home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. As a firm and individually, we are educating ourselves to know and understand the Truth and participating with Indigenous colleagues to play our part in advancing Reconciliation.

Job Category

Executive Director


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