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24 Jun 2022

Full-Time Senior Director, Corporate Services

Strides Toronto – Posted by IvaTep Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Job Description


Strides Toronto is a multi-service agency providing a wide range of exceptional programs and services that improve the mental, social and physical health of infants, children and youth from the pre-natal stage to age 29, and their families. With a range of community, residential and treatment services our work helps to strengthen social and emotional well-being for culturally diverse clients to reach their full potential. We provide individual, group and family interventions that include mental health counselling, autism services, education, outreach and referral, early intervention, day treatment and community support. To learn more about who we are and what we do, visit our website at


  • We have a collaborative and supportive Senior Management Team.
  • We provide a hybrid work model and competitive Group Health Benefits and Pension Plan.
  • We provide opportunities for growth and professional development.
  • We have a diverse and inclusive work environment with staff who speak multiple languages and dialects.
  • We are committed to providing an equitable and inclusive environment where our team members and clients can thrive.
  • We set high standards for performance, client outcomes, and implement best practices, which are demonstrated through our accreditation with the Canadian Centre for Accreditation.


The CEO of Strides Toronto is seeking a highly strategic and dynamic leader to join the Senior Management Team as the new Senior Director, Corporate Services. The successful candidate will have a strong background in the non-profit sector and a transformational mindset to develop and implement a high functioning, best in class Corporate Services Department. The successful candidate is a highly skilled strategic leader who can build capacity and has the ability to adapt to competing priorities, while leading a team of four direct reports in the following areas of corporate services:

  • Finance and Administration
  • Human Resources
  • IT, Facilities and Lease Management

The Senior Director, Corporate Services is a vital part of the Senior Management Team and works collaboratively to manage resources and budgets, promote a culture of collaboration, excellence and continuous improvement across the organization.


  • Oversees the execution of all financial planning, accounting and reporting, payroll and budget management activities for Strides, to ensure that it meets organizational, regulatory and legislated reporting and filing requirements.
  • Oversees the assigned department budgets, monitoring budget adherence, identifying variances, resolving issues, authorizing expenditures and ensuring the timely preparation and delivery of all required financial projections, reports and submissions.
  • Oversees the development and management of comprehensive human resource strategies and programs to ensure consistency, compliance and cost effectiveness in the areas of compensation, benefits, recruitment, retention, employee and union relations, training and development and performance management.
  • Leads integration and transformation of technology within programs and administration to align organization strategies.
  • Manages IT risk by strengthening privacy and security measures and ensuring business continuity.
  • Provides leadership, supervision, performance management and guidance to direct reports and builds a culture of innovation, entrepreneurial thinking and service excellence for internal and external clients.
  • Develops sustainable strategic long-range fiscal, information management, facility and administrative plans to achieve the organization’s mission, vision and values.
  • Leads complex projects and transformational initiatives in close collaboration with the Senior Management Team and other stakeholders.
  • Influences collaborative agendas at the Board, funder, community partner and Senior Management level according to changing/evolving business trends and priorities within not-for-profit sector.
  • Provides on-going business continuity planning and anticipates and responds to new risks in Corporate Services.


  • Post-secondary degree in finance, business administration or similar/related discipline.
  • Professional designation (CPA-CA, MBA, CHRE) an asset.
  • Experience working in the not-for-profit sector.
  • 10+ years of experience in the areas of finance, human resources, legal and risk management combined with progressive management experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with non-profit accounting standards and public sector accounting and reporting at a senior level.
  • Leadership experience to supervise, mentor and coach direct reports in keeping with sound human resource management practices in order to build and maintain a healthy and productive work environment.
  • Demonstrated ability in providing strategic advice and expertise to senior management and Boards of Directors.
  • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills which support and enable sound decision-making.
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong proficiency in computer and various software applications including accounting programs, MS Office (Excel, Outlook, Word), Zoom.
  • Full understanding of ministry direction, sector players and key stakeholders, including government policies, legislation and regulations.
  • Awareness of the role of diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and within the community being served by the position.
  • An understanding of Anti-Black Racism, anti-oppressive/anti-racism perspective in the context of the social determinants of health.
  • Knowledge of the cultural diversity of communities served by the agency.


As our work puts us in direct contact with youth and vulnerable persons in our community, with health and safety as a priority, the successful candidate must complete or obtain the following before commencement of their employment:

  • Full vaccination against COVID-19 or have received an exemption from the organization’s policy.
  • A Vulnerable Sector police check.


Strategisense Consulting is a highly sought-after learning, professional development, and talent strategy firm committed to supporting individuals and organizations to deepen the quality of their thinking and evolve the way they work – ultimately enhancing resilience and overall impact. Services include customized and signature learning programs, leadership and team coaching, talent strategy, executive search, and leadership strategy development.

How to Apply

APPLICATION DETAILS Applications will be accepted until July 15th, or until the position is filled. If you are interested in this position, please send your application, including a cover letter and your resume to:   Please note that only those candidates meeting the selection criteria will be contacted further. Although we may not contact you directly for this particular role, all applications will be reviewed as we would like to consider you for future opportunities that may be appropriate. Strides Toronto is an equal opportunity employer. We benefit from diversity of lived experiences in the workplace and encourage applications from qualified candidates who reflect the range of cultures represented in the communities we serve. Strides Toronto is a participant in the Government of Canada’s 50-30 Challenge, a program which challenges organizations to improve access for women and/or non-binary people and other equity-deserving groups, including those identifying as: Racialized, Black, and/or People of Colour ("Visible Minorities"), People with disabilities (including invisible and episodic disabilities), 2SLGBTQ+ and/or gender and sexually diverse individuals, and Aboriginal and/or Indigenous Peoples and increase the representation and inclusion of diverse groups within their workplace. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Strides Toronto’s own policies, requests for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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