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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - Women's Shelter Executive Director

Atikameg, AB, Canada

Job Type

Permanent Position

About the Role

The Atikameg Healing Shelter for Women and Children will serve Indigenous women, and children escaping
harassment and family violence on Whitefish First Nation #459 and the surrounding area. The 6-unit 18 bed facility is currently under construction and the Executive Director will oversee 10 staff members. This position will be accountable to a Board of Directors, and regular reporting on shelter activities is requested.


The Executive Director would have the following education background, experience and characteristics:

- University degree (preferable) or comparable formal educational work experience

(Preference given to registered social workers)

- Leadership skills and management experience

- Feminist analysis of the issue of gender-based violence

- Above average written and oral communication skills

- Experience in working in a unionized environment

- Non-judgmental attitudes and beliefs

- Active and empathetic listening skills

- Clear and well-defined personal boundaries

Duties and Responsibilites

Shelter Management
- Manage the day-to-day operations of the shelter
- schedule staff
- Develop income and expenditure reports
- Oversee daily work plans with staff
- Case planning for residents
- Assist in implementing additional programming in the shelter
- Identify maintenance needs and speak with service providers
- Oversee potential discipline of shelter residents when there has been a breach of shelter guidelines
- Ensure proper follow-up with past residents
- Answer crisis calls or participate in shelter intake, as needed
- Participate in ongoing risk assessment and safety planning for residents and shelter operation
Staff Supervision
- Oversee supervision of shelter staff
- Address performance issues among staff
- Regular debriefing with staff
- Work with the Board of Directors.
- Regularly update Board of Directors on work in the shelter
- Keep Board of Directors informed on issues with staff or residents

Please submit resumes by email to: . This employment opportunity will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. We thank all applicants in advance. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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