Decolonial and Trauma-Informed Practice, Strategic and Supportive Leadership, and Responsive Program Planning and Development
This is what Oahas is looking for in its next Executive Director. The Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy (Oahas) is looking for an Executive Director who is a skilled community builder with deep roots in Indigenous communities, and demonstrated success in collaborative partnerships and program innovation. Oahas provides culturally distinct, respectful and sensitive programs and strategies to respond to the shifting HIV/AIDS epidemic among Indigenous people in Ontario through promotion, prevention, treatment, safety, knowledge, care and support initiatives consistent with harm reduction.
The Executive Director is responsible for the day-to-day operations and leadership of the Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy (Oahas). This includes the development and ongoing preservation of policies, the administration of programs and services, financial accountability, the management of staff at six sites across the province, maintaining positive and reciprocal relationships with funders, the community and other agencies, and the strategic growth and development of Oahas. This is a transformative leadership role. The Executive Director will apply a decolonial lens to prioritize the wellness of Indigenous Peoples. Taking an intersectional approach, rooted in an anti-oppressive framework, the Executive Director will ensure high quality participation of staff across the province in the delivery of Oahas services. This position reports directly to the Board of Directors. As Oahas is a provincial program, the Executive Director may be located in any area of the province, so long as they are regularly able to access at least one of the program sites (London, Ottawa, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, and Toronto).
At least five (5) years of progressive senior leadership experience in a not-for-profit setting;
Post-secondary degree or diploma in a relevant discipline, or equivalent work-related experience;
Experience within the following sectors will be considered a strong asset: HIV/AIDS, health, mental health and addictions, as well as past experience advocating with Indigenous women and the 2SLGBTQ community;
Demonstrated personal and professional connections to Indigenous communities, and knowledge of issues affecting Indigenous peoples and communities;
Deep and respectful awareness of the impacts of intergenerational and historical trauma, and a knowledge of and commitment to a trauma-informed approach;
Strong understanding of and commitment to the philosophy and practice of harm reduction;
Strong understanding of finance and budget administration, and fluency using Microsoft Office applications;
Demonstrated ability to provide team leadership and capacity to supervise up to 20 staff;
Knowledge of community resources available to IPHAs and PHAs across Ontario is considered a strong asset;
Strong knowledge of and commitment to GIPA & MEPA principles, or willingness to learn and adopt GIPA & MEPA principles into practice;
In-depth knowledge of intersecting factors affecting people living with HIV/AIDS, such as health, gender, social, sexual, economic & political factors;
Ability to speak an Indigenous language is considered an asset;
A valid driver’s licence and vehicle would be an asset, as travel within the province is required.
Compensation: $95,000-$105,000 plus a benefits package.
Please email a cover letter and résumé to Mason McColl firstname.lastname@example.org with “Oahas Executive Director Hiring” in the subject line by 6:00 p.m. on September 7th, 2020.
No telephone inquiries please. Oahas thanks all applicants for their interest, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. For more information about Oahas, visit www.oahas.org