We’re Hiring: Chief Executive Officer

December 1, 2023
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BridgeWay Family Centre provides free prenatal services, early learning and family support programs to pregnant women and families/caregivers with children birth – 6 years of age.  We are committed to providing the best support to our clients and sharing in their journey of parenting

We are looking for a dynamic leader to lead the organization as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  The CEO’s mandate is to provide strategic and operational leadership to the organization, while deepening and expanding relationships with various stakeholders.

We are seeking a seasoned senior level executive from the non-profit sector, who will report to the Board of Directors and will build on our legacy in responding to the needs of families in creative and new ways, while preserving our culture. With a budget of over $6M and 100 staff, we provide a range of services and support at 40 locations throughout Brampton and Mississauga. The CEO is instrumental in leading the team that supports the work of the agency to achieve our vision of ‘Caring every day, building stronger families’.

Do you want to lead an agency that;

  • Is a front runner in the family support and early learning field.
  • Has a reputation of going ‘above and beyond’ to provide quality family support and early learning programs and services.
  • Is committed to growing services for families that meets their changing needs
  • Has a high employee retention rate; with staff who make new employees quickly feel part of the ‘BridgeWay Family’.
  • Has a seasoned leadership team committed to action.
  • Offers a competitive salary, full benefits plan, employee Group Retirement Savings Plan, and is committed to training to ensure you continue to grow and develop in your profession.

Job Duties

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will implement programs and services to achieve the goals of the organization’s mission statement, its vision, philosophy, and strategic plan.  The CEO is directly accountable to the Board of Directors for the day-to-day operation and implementation of the strategic plan of the organization.


Under the governance, delegation and authority of the Board of Directors, the CEO is the public face of BridgeWay Family Centre and its chief executive, responsible for all facets of the operation including organizational strategy, policy and program development and delivery, organizational development, government relations, grant acquisition and reporting, outreach and community liaison, management of human, financial and other resources, and advocacy.

More specifically the CEO;

  • Creates and sustains an accurate positive image of the organization in the communities which we serve and beyond.
  • Leverages opportunities as they arise, leading and motivating stakeholders in the execution of organizational strategy, vision, mission, and mandate.
  • Ensures that the programs and services delivered reflect current best practice, are inclusive and of high quality.
  • Builds and sustains an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for staff, volunteers and clients, that is enriched through its diversity.
  • Plays a leadership role in the broader community supporting and advocating for EarlyON, prenatal, nutrition, child development and family support programs that meets the needs of diverse clients.
  • With the support of the management team, participates and provides insight into the planning of short and long-term goals and strategies of the agency with all relevant stakeholders.
  • Upholds and acts as a role model demonstrating the ethics and goals of the agency through professional attitudes and behaviours.
  • Ensures the development, management and implementation of the policies and procedures required to fulfill the mission, goals, and objectives of the organization.
  • Assumes full responsibility for the effective and efficient operation of the organization.
  • Is a visionary for the future growth and stability of the organization.
  • Acts as a resource to the Board of Directors.
  • Maintains strong financial position of the organization.


  • Acts as an advocate for BridgeWay’s Vision and Mission.
  • Ensures service delivery and operations meet all legal requirements.
  • Provides the Board of Directors with support to make informed decisions.
  • Ensures that all policies approved by the Board of Directors, its committees and the CEO are implemented.
  • Ensures that programs and services reflect the mission and philosophy of the organization.
  • Ensures ongoing supervision of staff.
  • Ensures sound financial principles and procedures are in practice.
  • Promotes the organization in the community.

Other Activities:

  • Represents the agency in a positive and professional manner at meetings or events.
  • Seeks out new partnerships with a wide range of community services and incorporates into the agency.
  • Acts as a fund development advocate by promoting BridgeWay’s services and financial needs in the broader community.
  • Special projects or duties as assigned.


  • Degree in Business Administration, Human Services, Social Sciences, Social Work, or related fields.
  • Five years or more supervisory experience at a senior level in the not-for-profit sector.
  • Experience in the field of family support and/or early childhood education an asset.
  • Strong visionary planning/implementation skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills including the ability to relate with politicians, funders, donors, staff, parents/caregivers and young children.
  • Adequate technical skills required for day-to-day operations (e.g. Proficiency with Microsoft Office).
  • Acceptable Vulnerable Sector Check and Financial Record Check.
  • Emergency First Aid/CPR B or C.
  • Additional language(s) is an asset, but not required.

Knowledge and Experience Requirements

  • Experience working in a not-for-profit.
  • Experience in working with a non-profit Board of Directors.
  • Experience in family-centred programs and activities, including knowledge of policies and procedures related to the operation of family resource programs.
  • Knowledge and/or experience in serving vulnerable and underserved families.
  • Knowledge of related federal/provincial/municipal mandates and legislation and the ability to meet the requirements.


Demonstrated Competence

  • To use professional judgement daily within the policies and procedures of the organization.
  • To monitor financial operations and stability of the organization.
  • To effectively motivate and manage staff in a fair and impartial manner.
  • To accommodate competing demands.
  • To communicate orally and in writing to the key stakeholders of the organization.
  • To make effective group presentations.
  • To maintain confidentiality.
  • To resolve conflicts.

Benefits & Compensation

  • Annual compensation is based on a Base Salary plus a potential for short-term compensation incentives as defined by the Board of Directors.
  • In person and remotely; travel to different sites in Mississauga/Brampton required.
  • BridgeWay offers ongoing professional development, an employee GRSP, and has a full benefit plan for full-time staff.

To Apply

If this position is for you, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Thank you for your interest in this position; only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

BridgeWay is committed to providing an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity, values differences, and supports the full participation of all employees. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Upon individual request, we will endeavour to remove any barrier to the hiring process to accommodate candidates with disabilities.

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