Career Opportunity

Lennon Recovery House Association Inc.

Lennon Recovery House Association Inc.

Title:                      Executive Director

Reports to:            Board of Directors

Posted:             November 4, 2022

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Reporting to the Board of Directors of Lennon Recovery House Association Inc., the Executive Director will oversee and direct the operations of the organization. The purpose of the position is to ensure the organization is sustainable in implementing its mission, which is to ensure that residents can be on their path to addiction recovery and are treated with respect. The Executive Director develops, implements, and maintains systems that establish a harmonious working environment that encourages employees to be creative, productive, and genuinely vested in supporting the goals of Lennon House.


  • Operations
    • Responsible for the leadership and administration of the residential and program services
    • Manages staff hiring, performance, discipline, and terminations
    • Conducts resident intake interviews and approvals
    • Supports the day-to-day operations
    • Builds and retains an effective team of regular and contracted management, clinical, and administrative support staff
    • Facilitates regular management team meetings and other meetings as required
    • Maintains adequate knowledge of the programs’ emergency preparedness plan and emergency procedures; and assists with crisis management and other emergencies as needed
    • Ensures a healthy work environment in accordance with all appropriate regulations and legislation
    • Determines staffing requirements (volunteer and paid staff) for organizational management and program delivery
    • Manages a process for monitoring the performance of staff on an ongoing basis and conducting regular performance reviews
    • Acts as program liaison to external agencies such as provincial and federal partners, provider agencies and referral sources
  • Fundraising
    • Develops an effective working partnership and stakeholder relationship with funding and referral sources
    • Oversees fund development efforts and staff
    • Maintains and fosters positive public relations as well as effective communications with funding agencies
    • Administers the funds of the organization in accordance with the approved budget and monitors the monthly cash flow of the organization
    • Contributes to developing and executing strategies to support fundraising, campaign, and annual goals
  • Board Relations / Finance
    • Provides reports as requested by the Board and required by funders
    • Liaises between Lennon House management and the governing Board of Directors
    • Attends board meetings as a non-voting member
    • Gives financial oversight and acts as co-signer
    • Works closely with the Board on the development of annual budgets
    • Mitigates risks for the organization, informing or consulting with the Board of Directors

Other duties as required


  • Education
    • Degree in Business Administration, Public Relations, Social Work or a related field
    • Training in addictions treatment would be considered an asset
  • Work Experience
    • Minimum of three years in a management position
    • Experience working in health and social services
    • Working with a volunteer Board of Directors, committees, community groups; and government officials (municipal, provincial, etc.);
    • Board governance experience
    • Staff management and leadership experience
    • Ability to work under pressure and adapt quickly to unforeseen situations and events
    • Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and responsibilities and complete duties in the allotted time
    • Fund development experience including proposal and grant writing
    • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills including experience in public speaking
    • Experience with Microsoft Office, especially MS Word and Excel
    • Ability to write and speak in English; French would be an asset
    • Must be willing to submit to a criminal record check with vulnerable sector screening
    • Valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation


  • Conflict management
  • Responsible
  • Mature
  • Decision making
  • Organized
  • Community relations and communication
  • Leading/Living the Vision and Values
  • Results-driven
  • Diplomatic
  • Risk management
  • Integrity


  • 37.5 to 40 Hours per week
  • Occasional light lifting
  • Occasional weekends and evenings possible

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The deadline for application is November 18, 2022.  Submit your cover letter and resume and include why this position interests you.    

Inquiries can be made confidently to recruit@resolveHR.ca with “Lennon House ED” in the subject line. 

Don’t meet every single requirement? At Lennon House, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. If you are interested in this purpose-driven role, but your experience does not align perfectly with every qualification, we encourage you to apply and explain why you would like to work with Lennon House.