Executive Director- Dixon Transition Society

About Us:

Serving the community since 1973, Dixon Transition Society helps to reduce the impact of domestic violence by providing a safe haven for women and children. Our transitional housing programs, counselling and outreach services form a continuum of care to help women and children live a life free from violence. We are committed to increasing awareness about the impact of violence, as well as educating our community on these issues.  The vision we work tirelessly to fulfill is women and children being free from violence.  We are currently seeking an Executive Director to lead our Society’s strategic direction and development.

Role Purpose and Overview: 

The Executive Director is responsible for the leadership, management, and delivery of programs, services and initiatives, which support Dixon Transition Society’s mission and vision and are within the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors. The scope of accountability includes ongoing development and management of Dixon including capital projects, housing and property management, client programs and services, operations and administration, finance, human resources, community relations and advocacy, communications, education, risk management, and fund development.

Qualifications and Competencies:

The ideal candidate will possess a Masters’ degree in a relevant field or an equivalent combination of  senior leadership experience.  Seven or more years of progressive management experience in a non-profit health or social services sector organization with a minimum annual operating budget of $1 million is required. The preferred candidate will have a feminist analysis of violence against women and experience in the transitional housing, violence against women or victim services sector.  Knowledge of leadership and management principles as they relate to non-profit organizations in the health/social services sector, as well as demonstrated experience in financial and fiscal management, project and housing management, and human resources management within a unionized environment are required.

In this key leadership role, the ED will demonstrate a willingness to adapt in a changing work environment; will understand and exemplify ethical behaviour and business practices; and will work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.  As an influential leader, the ED will motivate others to achieve results that are in Dixon’s best interests and will communicate clearly and effectively.  Working In collaboration with the Board, the ED will develop and implement a strategic plan to fulfill the Society’s mission and vision.


The annual salary for this position is commensurate with experience and a generous Extended Health and Benefits plan will be provided, along with enrollment in the Municipal Pension Plan.

Working Conditions:

The ED works primarily in an office environment with regular attendance at Dixon’s housing facilities. Some evening/weekend work may be required to participate in Board meetings and attend events.

How to Apply:

On behalf of Dixon Transition Society, Pivot HR Services invites interested candidates to submit their CV and cover letter to info@pivothrservices.ca no later than April 30th, 2020.  If you would like to request a full role description for the Executive Director position, please email your request to info@pivothrservices.ca. Inquiries about this opportunity can be made directly to Robin Turnill from Pivot HR Services at 604-916-6199.