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Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association

Executive Director



Company Information

The Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association (ONPHA) is member-based association established to build a strong community-based housing sector in Ontario.  The association represents 760 non-profit housing providers who manage over 168,000 housing units for families, seniors, people with disabilities, and the homeless. ONPHA has an annual budget of over $3 million and a staff complement of approximately twenty.

Job Description

Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association (ONPHA)

Executive Director


An exciting opportunity for an exceptional Senior Leader to further the interests of non-profit housing in a period of immense opportunity and change.

ONPHA is home to more than 700 non-profit housing providers. From Windsor to Cornwall, Toronto to Thunder Bay, our members house more than 400,000 people in 163,000 homes in 220 Ontario communities. They are a critical part of the fabric of every community and provide decent, affordable homes to low and moderate income households. Many of our members provide specialized housing and support services for Ontarians who need help to enjoy a successful tenancy. ONPHA is an independent association funded and directed by its members.

As the senior executive in the organization reporting to the Board of Directors through the President, the Executive Director is ONPHA’s brand ambassador and is responsible for executing ONPHA’s Mission, Vision and Strategic Plan. The Executive Director will lead a number of high profile strategic change initiatives, build collaborative relationships and partnerships with other housing sector organizations, modernize ONPHA to meet current and future sector-based demands, exercise political acuity and advocate for ONPHA’s members with senior levels of government and ensure the development of strategies, tools and resources to support member readiness for a changing non-profit housing industry.

Ensuring effective governance, growth and financial sustainability of the association, the Executive Director provides leadership for public affairs and government relations strategies representing the needs and interests of the members of the Association and the non-profit housing sector.

The Executive Director is accountable for the strategic and operational plans, the financial performance goals, and all objectives and strategies to achieve positive business results for the Association while ensuring adherence to corporate policies governing confidentiality, privacy, conflict of interest and intellectual proprietorship while monitoring the organization’s overall policy, governance and internal controls framework for improvement opportunities and effective functioning.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated abilities as an effective change agent, collaborator and strategic thinker
  • A proven leader and team builder who can inspire a multi-disciplinary staff team and achieve organizational excellence
  • Creative, entrepreneurial and able to adapt to changes proactively and positively
  • Exceptional communications and relationship-building skills, with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to effectively lever technology and social media to advance the objectives of the organization and improve the business model
  • Experience and expertise working across levels of government and strong government relations experience
  • Knowledge of current challenges and opportunities relating to the mission of the Association and housing sector
  • Proven project management skills and demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement
  • Advanced risk management, financial planning and operational skills
  • Significant senior level experience with a non-profit, membership-based organization in a related field or the broader public sector, including in a management and supervisory capacity
  • Experience in reporting to an independent Board of Directors, board governance and policy development.
  • Graduate degree in a relevant discipline
  • Up-to-date knowledge of Federal and Provincial workplace regulations, legislation and human resources management practices
  • Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for stipulated academic requirements

For more information about ONPHA, you may wish to visit our website at  

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to the attention of Meg McCallum, President, at by July 31, 2017. 

Contact Information

Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association
Karen Fisher
Executive Assistant
416-927-9144 ext 120
Posting Date: 04-Jul-2017Executive Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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