Who are we?
New West Family Place has been a second home for families in New West since 1989. We provide essential services and resources that empower families to thrive. These include prenatal and postnatal programs, referrals and supports for necessities such as food and housing, mental health services such as 1:1 family support and navigation, parent support groups for parents with children of all ages, breastfeeding support, dental health and access to care, play groups, family literacy programs, parent education workshops on baby and family life fundamentals, settlement supports for newcomer families, access to early identification and programming for developmental delays, and support for early identification of speech and language challenges.
What are we looking for?
Current and Relevant Experience in Early Childhood Development: Our person needs to have practical experience in the field of early childhood development. It's important you not only have experience with working with children and building community for families and also that you are a continuous learner and stay up-to-date with the latest trends and practices in this field.
Two-Years Experience in a Leadership Role in a Non-Profit Organization: We are looking for at least two years of prior experience in a leadership role within a non-profit organization. This experience should include successfully leading and developing teams. Leadership skills are essential to guide and motivate the team effectively.
Strategic Lens on Impact: You should have a strategic perspective on how the work performed "on the floor" at our programming level and how directly affects the lives of families in the immediate, short-term, and long-term. Our person should be able to see the bigger picture and understand how day-to-day operations contribute to our organization's mission and goals.
Strategic Lens on Organizational Development: In addition to program-level impact, the candidate should also have a strategic perspective on how the organization as a whole should develop. This includes familiarity with fundraising strategies and the ability to anticipate and assess the needs of both the team and the organization.
Top-Level Communication Skills: Effective communication is crucial for this role. The candidate should be an exceptional communicator who can build strong relationships - we are looking for a community builder across very diverse groups of people. Have you been described as "an incredible host of a party"? You should be highly sociable, engaging, and adept at fostering a positive and inclusive atmosphere.
You have been been described in these words: decisive, strategic, confident, experienced, having health boundaries, clear and direct communicator, creative, growth-oriented, caring, empathetic, a good listener...
What do we bring to the table?
New West Family Place is a very family friendly, flexible and fun place to work! This position will require you to work “on the floor” during our drop-in programming and also manage and support our other drop in sites and events. The successful candidate will strongly vibe and align with our core organizational values of LOVE, COMMUNITY, GROWTH, INTEGRITY and CELEBRATION.
We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.
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Job Type: Permanent
Salary: $30.00 per hour
- Casual dress
- Employee assistance program
- Extended health care
- Flexible schedule
- Life insurance
- On-site parking
- Vision care
- Monday to Friday
- Weekends as needed
Work Location: In person