Christie Refugee Welcome Centre

This executive search is conducted by Nelson/Kraft & Associates on behalf of Christie Refugee Welcome Centre


Christie Refugee Welcome Centre (CRWC) is searching for a visionary, justice-oriented leader to join their team as Executive Director.

The Executive Director is responsible for the strategic leadership and operational management of the organization according to the strategic direction approved by the Board of Directors and in alignment with the vision and values of the organization. Through a combination of strategic thinking, operational controls, relationship management and empowering leadership, the Executive Director is responsible for the consistent achievement of objectives in program quality and service delivery, funding opportunities, financial and human resources, engagement with churches and other community stakeholders, relationships with government and refugee networks, and compliance with organizational policy, legislation and regulations.

If you are an operationally gifted and growth-minded executive with values and a passion that align with CRWC, we would love to connect.


  • University degree in social work, social sciences, ministry, non-profit management or a related discipline.
  • 10 years senior management/leadership experience preferably in a social service, Christian ministry or missions capacity to vulnerable and marginalized communities and individuals.
  • Demonstrated ability to create an engaging, respectful and high performing workplace, providing leadership, coaching and development to a diverse staff team.
  • Experience working as a collaborator/advisor with a Board of Directors to develop strategic plans and goals.
  • Proven leadership of financial and risk management and related controls.
  • Ability to lead and manage fundraising activities, build strong relationships with donors and create engagement with churches and other community partners.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, media relations and public presentation skills.
  • Agreement with the purpose, vision, mission and values of the CRWC.
  • Good knowledge of resources, services and networks available to support refugee claimants; willingness to become an active participant in refugee networks and working groups.
  • A clear understanding of the Christian understanding of justice and the ability to articulate that understanding in relation to refugees in the context of church engagement and relationship marketing.
  • Ability to travel within the GTA and southern Ontario to meet with donors, make presentations to groups, and build relationships with churches.
  • Provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector background check which will be updated on a regular basis at the discretion of the Board.
  • Knowledge of 24/7 service operations and facility management would be an asset.
  • Technical capability in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Knowledge of financial and accounting systems is an asset.

Location: Toronto, ON

Application Deadline: November 30, 2022

Start Date: January 2022

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Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. is an executive consulting firm that specializes in working with not-for-profits and for-profit businesses across Canada, assisting them in the placement of senior executives and directors.

Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. welcomes and encourages all interested applicants to apply for this position. Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion in its hiring practices, and will only make distinctions among interested applicants in accordance with the applicable Human Rights legislation.

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