Chief Executive Officer, Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga-Dufferin

Position Type: Full-time

Territory: Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga-Dufferin

Location(s): Burlington, ON

Date ad posted: Monday, March 22, 2021

Experience: 2-3 yearsApplication deadline: Saturday, April 17, 2021


The Opportunity

The Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga-Dufferin Board of Directors seeks a passionate, innovative leader who is ready to make a meaningful impact in the community. With the goal of establishing itself as a recognized leader in the provision of affordable housing, Habitat Halton-Mississauga-Dufferin is transforming traditional approaches to home building in the communities we serve.

Habitat for Humanity has a global, well-established reputation of mobilizing community resources to provide safe and decent homes to families to help break the cycle of poverty. As the Habitat for Humanity Affiliate serving the communities of Halton, Mississauga and, very recently, Dufferin, Habitat Halton-Mississauga-Dufferin's build projects have provided home ownership opportunities to more than 63 families over the past 20 years. Additionally, its two current build projects will serve 14 more families and the Affiliate has been pursuing new approaches to scale up its capacity and impact. Habitat Halton-Mississauga-Dufferin meets the diverse needs of the local community through its Affordable Housing Program, where housing payments never exceed 30% of low-income families’ total gross annual income. A strategic part of Habitat Halton-Mississauga-Dufferin's model is the operation of its social enterprise ReStores (with locations in Burlington, Milton, Mississauga, and Orangeville) that raise funds in support of Habitat Halton-Mississauga-Dufferin's programs. The Mississauga location includes a ReVive Boutique (which sells vintage and antique furniture and collectables) and is currently the largest ReStore in Ontario.

With the ever-growing need for available affordable housing, along with changing market factors severely impacting costs and lead-time, Habitat Halton-Mississauga-Dufferin now requires a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to foster partnerships and create and lead innovative solutions that sustainably provide more housing in cost-effective ways. The CEO will lead the execution of Habitat Halton-Mississauga-Dufferin's strategic plan, with overall organizational management and operational responsibilities, including providing financial leadership related to managing budgets, monitoring long-term fiscal plans, and assessing new financial solutions to meet evolving needs. Externally, the CEO will enhance the organization’s capacity, reputation, and impact by fostering strong relationships with businesses, development partners, all levels of government, and a variety of community partners.

Is this opportunity for you?

The Board of Directors wishes to recruit an outstanding CEO with a depth of experience in affordable housing, land planning, development, or real estate. You are a dynamic leader with excellent strategic thinking and business acumen, paired with a proven ability to effectively manage competing priorities and support an engaged staff team. Along with an understanding of not-for-profit organizations and governance, you have demonstrated success in advancing and completing complex projects, effectively managing resources, and initiating, securing, and growing funding and partnerships. If you share a passion for transforming traditional home building approaches towards a vision where everyone has a decent place to live, the Board of Directors invites you to bring your passion and talents to lead this transformation and make a meaningful difference.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity or to submit your candidacy, please contact:

Suzanne Clark, Partner sclark@fourcornersgroup.com 416-593-0900 x2234

Erin Plasky, Client Partner eplasky@fourcornersgroup.com 416-593-0900 x2250

Habitat Halton-Mississauga-Dufferin is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes candidates from equity-seeking groups and is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. Please let us know if you require accommodation due to a disability during any aspect of the recruitment process and we will work with you to address your needs.