Executive Director

Executive Director

Jericho Youth Services

Salary: $80,000 - $110,000 (commensurate with experience)


Located in beautiful Georgina, Ontario Jericho Youth Services (JYS) is a charitable, not-for-profit organization with no affiliations, delivering recreational and leadership programs to children and youth in Georgina since 1982. JYS is dedicated to educating and empowering youth to become engaged and caring citizens of the community and to providing children and youth with opportunities that enhance well-being through social, emotional, and physical development by providing affordable and safe programs.


Growing up in today’s society has never been more difficult. At Jericho, kids are allowed to be kids. JYS knows how to create fun for kids in a safe and nurturing environment, valuing the hands-on approach to learning; limiting but understanding the need for internet technology; natural play mixed with organized activities, and mentoring with clearly defined expectations that children and youth can model themselves after. Offering free or low-cost all-inclusive programs, JYS champions low to moderate-income families to provide an opportunity for all to participate.


This is an opportunity to lead a team that is passionate and committed to making a positive difference in the lives of the children and youth of Georgina. Jericho’s inclusive culture of caring and personal accountability along with a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, is welcoming for its clients, staff team, and community partners. If you want to use your skills and experience to make a difference today and help create a better tomorrow, then Jericho Youth Services is the organization for you.


Executive Director, Jericho Youth Services

Reporting to the Board of Directors and being guided by the mission, vision, and values of the organization, the Executive Director is the senior staff member responsible for the overall strategic operations of Jericho Youth Services in support of exceptional programming for youth and families in our community. This includes leading the organization in achieving its strategic priorities, ensuring the financial health of the organization, identifying and implementing growth opportunities, securing new revenue streams, engaging and supporting staff for success, and leading the organization into its preferred future.


Jericho Youth Services is looking for someone with:

  • Degree in Human Services, Social Services, Business, Psychology, or another related field
  • 3-5 years of leadership experience preferably in a related sector
  • Experience working with and reporting to a Board of Directors
  • Proven ability to think and plan strategically and operationally
  • Experience leading a skilled and passionate management and staff team
  • Financial acumen including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making, and reporting
  • Business acumen to support and build on the success of both the not-for-profit and revenue-generating initiatives of JYS.  Demonstrated ability to generate new, sustainable revenue streams through grant-making and other fundraising opportunities to enhance financial results
  • Excellent relationship-building and collaboration skills working with stakeholders both inside the organization as well as with external partners and funders
  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal, with the ability to effectively communicate the organization’s mission to a variety of audiences that will engage and inspire
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
  • A trusted leader demonstrating a high degree of integrity and transparency
  • Knowledge of Georgina’s (York North) social and health service ecology is considered an asset


What Jericho Youth Services offers you in return:

  • A strong compensation package of $80,000 - $110,000 (commensurate with experience)
  • Commitment to ‘flexible work’
  • Health benefits from day one including: dental, health, prescriptions
  • Vacation – 4 weeks minimum to start
  • 10 Wellness days


Application Details

This search is being conducted on behalf of Jericho Youth Services by crawfordconnect, a search firm specializing in recruiting non-profit and charitable professionals for Canada’s non-profit sector.


To submit your application by September 25, 2023, please visit https://crawfordconnect.com/for-candidates/job-openings/#/posting/PR-253 where you may upload your resume and cover letter in two separate documents.

Issues with applying? Please email info@crawfordconnect.com.


For more information about the position, please contact Liz Latimer at 416.690.5377 or liz@crawfordconnect.com.


We thank all applicants for applying, however, only qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. If someone you know may be interested in this position, feel free to forward this information – we’d be pleased to connect with them.