Job Posting: Executive Director (Interim), Blood Ties

Blood Ties is seeking to fill the position of: Executive Director – Interim (sabbatical leave replacement)

Flexible start date between August 15th and October 1st, 2019
End date: August 15th, 2020

Blood Ties Four Directions Centre invites interested and qualified candidates to apply for the
leadership position of Interim Executive Director. Blood Ties is a non-profit community based
organization in Whitehorse Yukon, and our mission is to eliminate barriers and create
opportunities for people to have equal access to health & wellness and to live in our community
with dignity. We work from a social determinant of health lens to deliver programs in health,
social justice, housing, and education to Yukon residents marginalized by stigmatizing health
conditions such as HIV and Hepatitis C, poverty, addiction, homelessness and justice system

Blood Ties embraces a harm reduction client-centred model of care in all that we do.
The Interim Executive Director will ensure that Blood Ties continues to be a highly respected
organization that meets the needs of the vulnerable populations we serve, and will continue to
guide the organization through our 5 year strategic plan. The Interim Executive Director will
direct program delivery, human resource management, and financial management of the
agency. The Interim Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors.

Primary Responsibilities:

Strategy, Vision and Mission: Provide leadership for the execution of Blood Ties’ strategic plan
and embody, communicate, and represent Blood Ties’ vision and mission to all stakeholders
Board Relations: Provide strategic support and assistance to the Board of Directors in carrying
out its governance responsibilities.
Business and Financial Management: Ensure Blood Ties continues to be financially stable, and
meets its contribution agreement commitments, and develop operating plans and budgets
External Relationships and Reporting: Maintain strong external relationships with a wide range
of stakeholders and a visible profile as the face of Blood Ties in the Yukon
Programs and Services: Oversee the ongoing development, strengthening, and management of
programs to meet the demand for services in the Yukon.
Staff Development & Supervision: Lead staff and volunteers in delivering on the strategic plan
goals and objectives.


Essential Qualifications:

    • Leadership experience in a client-centred not-for-profit environment such as social and
      community services, health care, mental health and addictions, housing, education, etc.,
      with an understanding of the ongoing innovation, efficiency and prioritization required
      to meet client service needs with lean resources.
    • Strong strategic planning skills with the ability to vision and plan for both the short and
      long term in line with our current strategic plan.
    • Strong financial management capability and operational management experience.
    • Experience/exposure working with a volunteer board and with engaging boards
      effectively and appropriately.
    • A proven partnership-builder with demonstrated success in collaborating with other
      organizations to achieve effective results.
    • An experienced manager who can engage and manage relationships with multiple and
      diverse stakeholders.
    • Leadership experience with the ability to inspire staff.
    • Cultural competence in relation to First Nation people.
    • Post-secondary degree in a related discipline, or equivalent work experience.

    Is Blood Ties right for you?

    As an Interim leader, we’re looking for someone who cares about our community and our
    team. We have a friendly, community oriented work environment with a great team
    passionate about a common goal: reducing health and social barriers for vulnerable people. We
    have built a workplace culture that strives for excellence in service delivery while taking care of
    each other through support and comradery. Some of our perks include a meaningful mission
    driven work environment, all the free lube and condoms you could ask for, great conversations
    about life, sex, and politics, dog and baby snuggles, drunk goggle condom training, a regular
    stream of sass from our friendly admin assistant, Rick Mercer quality rants on social justice
    issues, baked goods and unlimited Hummus, and a swearing friendly environment. Also $74,100
    to $83,800 (annum) and benefits package. Learn more about Blood Ties by visiting our website:


    Is Whitehorse Yukon right for you?

    Whitehorse is an exciting small city of about 25 000 people that hosts the capital of the Yukon.
    There is so much to enjoy about Whitehorse including beautiful summers, a vibrant art and
    music scene, the midnight sun and northern lights, and tons of outdoor activities year round. If
    you like history, there is much to discover about both Yukon First Nations and the Klondike Gold
    Rush. To top this all off, Whitehorse is connected by the highway network and serviced by
    three national airlines so the costs of living and traveling out of the territory is relatively low for
    a city in Northern Canada. Come and see for yourself why Whitehorse is called the ‘Wilderness

    Please submit cover letter and resume to Hiring Committee: [email protected] .
    Application deadline: Friday May 17th, 2019