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Passionate about ending youth homelessness? Consider applying to join Eva’s Team.

Eva’s is an innovative and award winning organization devoted to the provision of services for homeless youth. We operate three facilities, Eva’s Place, Eva’s Satellite, and Eva’s Phoenix, as well as an administrative office to support strong service delivery. We hope to add to our vibrant, enthusiastic staff team with the following positions.

Administrative and Facilities Assistant (Permanent, Full-Time)

Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youth provides safe shelter, supportive services, and long-term solutions to youth homelessness. We believe all young people deserve safe, affordable housing, great support, and access to the resources to reach their full potential.

Eva’s Initiatives is an innovative organization that works locally and nationally to prevent, reduce and end youth homelessness. Eva’s Initiatives operates three specialized shelter facilities, Eva’s Place, Eva’s Satellite and Eva’s Phoenix. Eva’s Place is a shelter serving 40 youth per night and home to our Family Reconnect Program.

The Administrative & Facilities Assistant reports to the General Manager and is responsible for providing office coordination, database management, facility operations, financial, and IT support. This position will play a crucial role in providing high level administrative support to the General Manager, and to the Senior Manager, Facilities.

General Responsibilities

Administrative Coordination 

  • Data entry and database management for all statistics – client, program, finance and administration – as required
  • Coordinates with other Administrative staff cross agency
  • Monitoring, ordering and distributing office supplies as required including liaising with other departments to ensure supplies are being sourced centrally
  • Coordinates monthly all-staff meetings (including but not limited to calendar invites, printing of materials etc.)
  • Point of contact for board room bookings
  • Sets up user account on server and outlook profiles
  • Types and files reports, meeting minutes and other documents as required
  • Distributes incoming mail
  • Retrieves general delivery messages, handles questions and concerns via phone
  • Restock personal hygiene supplies for youth
  • Supports with coordination of tours/volunteer groups and tour/volunteer calendar that falls within scope of the requirements
  • Provides reception coverage
  • Other duties as assigned

HR

  • HR functions (Coordinates Tier 2 Orientation for new staff) which includes assisting with training new staff on administrative functions, policies and procedures, set up the office, computer and phone
  • Updates/Maintains mandatory training ledger

Financial Administration

  • Researches and recommends cost-effective measures for admin supplies
  • Ensures appropriate managers are trained on expenses, reconciliation and are using appropriate systems
  • Reconciles statements monthly

IT and Communications Support

  • Troubleshoot technology problems when able
  • Work with external IT company to find solutions
Qualifications and Competencies
  • A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience providing administrative assistance, preferably in a not-for-profit environment
  • Organized, resourceful, innovative, detail-oriented, reliable, punctual, and able to multi-task with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment
  • Post-secondary education in Business or Office Administration an asset
  • Intermediate typing (approximately 50 wpm) and computer skills with proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook, Internet Explorer. Knowledge of IT systems
  • Proficient with office equipment such as a fax machine, photocopier, shredder, and with managing a telephone system of up to 9 lines
  • Polite, adaptable, professional manner
  • Ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner, both orally (in person and by telephone) and in writing
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion in handling confidential matters and interacting with management staff and visitors
  • Must have valid driver’s license with clean 3 year abstract
Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume by December 7, 2018 to [email protected].  Be sure to indicate 2018-84 Administrative Assistant in your subject line. No phone calls, please.

Documents must be sent in PDF Format. Any other documents will not be reviewed, thank you.

In keeping with our ongoing efforts to represent the diversity of our community, we strongly encourage applicants from equity seeking groups to apply.

Please note that as a condition of employment, the successful applicant must complete a Vulnerable Sector Screening Police Reference Check. Eva’s would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. In keeping with our ongoing efforts to represent the diversity of our community, we strongly encourage people from diverse groups to apply. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Eva’s provides accommodation, accessible formats, and communication supports for the interview upon request

School-Based Family Intervention Counsellor (Contract, Full-Time)

Evangel Hall Mission (EHM) and Eva’s Initiatives have entered into a partnership to coordinate our efforts to provide support to youth at risk of or experiencing homelessness.

Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youth provides safe shelter, supportive services, and long-term solutions to youth homelessness. Believing all young people deserve safe, affordable housing, great support, and access to the resources to reach their full potential.

EHM is an inner-city mission that cares for people who are socially isolated, homeless, and living in poverty. They have provided food, shelter and comfort to men, women and youth in the Queen and Bathurst area of Toronto since 1913. EHM offers a safe space, support services, and community to individuals who are homeless or who may be living in unstable conditions in addition to operating an 84 unit apartment building serving 110 individuals and families, helps people find and keep safe housing, and supports tenants with life skills and goal setting.

Role Review

This position will have a specialized focus on short term interventions in the school system and will manage a case load of approximately 20 over a calendar year. The School-Based Family Reconnect Worker will provide short term preventative counseling services to youth, families and groups at risk of homelessness through relationships at local high schools. The position works collaboratively with community agencies to support youth in developing and maintaining positive family relationships. Utilizing a wraparound approach, the Family Intervention Counsellor will provide and utilize sound knowledge of Complex Behavioural Conditions, family systems and trauma and cultural informed practice.

The position works in a shelter environment with its associated stresses and with youth who may at-times be in crisis and may demonstrate related behaviours.

This position reports to the Family Reconnect Manager and is based both out of Eva’s Phoenix: 60 Brant Street, Toronto, ON as well as Evangel Hall Mission: 552 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3W8.

Qualifications
  • Degree in Clinical Psychology, M.Ed. with Counselling Psychology focus, Social Work or equivalencies of education and experience required. Masters level degree preferred.
  • Required to be a member of/or registered with a professional association such as Social Work, Psychology, Psychotherapy and other related fields.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience providing family assessment and counselling services to youth and families.
  • Advanced knowledge of issues pertaining to homelessness, street involved and at-risk youth.
  • Strong clinical knowledge and skills in at least one of the following: brief counselling, narrative therapy, solution-focused counselling/coaching, CBT, Mindfulness; other practice-based clinical interventions.
  • Clinical experience in crisis intervention, safety planning, suicide and risk assessments.
  • Ability to independently complete clinical case notes within a given shift
  • Demonstrated experience in Harm Reduction Practice and Strategies
  • Ability to work with marginalized groups from a client-centered and strengths-based approach
  • Ability to maintain boundaries with clients and provide time-limited counselling  services
  • Strong knowledge of community resources in the City of Toronto
  • Demonstrated experience counselling youth and families with mental health, addiction challenges, family reunification and immigration challenges.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills; facilitation and mediation skills considered an asset.
  • Ability to work independently while achieving the overall goals of the program.
  • Proficiency in the use of computer and software applications
  • Experience working from an anti-oppression framework with demonstrated commitment to equity.
  • Driver’s License with access to a vehicle is an asset.
  • Ability to work flexible hours required.
Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume by December 7, 2018 to [email protected].  Be sure to indicate 2018-85 School-Based Family Intervention Counsellor in your subject line. No phone calls, please.

Documents must be sent in PDF Format. Any other documents will not be reviewed, thank you.

In keeping with our ongoing efforts to represent the diversity of our community, we strongly encourage applicants from equity seeking groups to apply.

Please note that as a condition of employment, the successful applicant must complete a Vulnerable Sector Screening Police Reference Check. Eva’s would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. In keeping with our ongoing efforts to represent the diversity of our community, we strongly encourage people from diverse groups to apply. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Eva’s provides accommodation, accessible formats, and communication supports for the interview upon request

Relief Intake and Assessment Worker

Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youth provides safe shelter, supportive services, and long-term solutions to youth homelessness. We believe all young people deserve safe, affordable housing, great support, and access to the resources to reach their full potential.

The position works in a shelter environment with its associated stresses and with youth who may at-times be in crisis and may demonstrate related behaviors. This position is located at Eva’s Phoenix. Eva’s Phoenix is a transitional housing program and employment training facility for youth ages 16 -24.

Role Review

The Relief Intake and Assessment Worker will provide intake assessments and referral services for youth who are chronically or episodically homeless with multiple barriers and high needs. This position, processes applications, schedules intake assessments, provides recommendations, completes intake evaluations and eligibility assessments. This position ensures all participants receive an appropriate referral for support to obtain or maintain their housing including Case Conferences with community supports when required.

At all times this individual will demonstrate excellent time management, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills with vulnerable populations who face housing insecurity and related challenges. The Intake Assessment Worker has responsibility for providing the full range of intake services to youth interested in applying to Eva’s Phoenix’s Transitional Housing.

The position works in a shelter environment with its associated stresses and with youth who may at-times be in crisis and may demonstrate related behaviors.
This position reports to the Residential Supervisor, Eva’s Phoenix and is based out of Eva’s Phoenix: 60 Brant Street, Toronto, ON

Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Social Work or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum 3 years work experience working with vulnerable youth accessing the shelter systems, case management and intake assessments.
  • Experience in a child welfare environment/Child & Family Services protection experience is an asset
  • Knowledge of substance abuse, family violence, child development, child abuse/neglect & community resources.
  • Demonstrated skills in areas of crisis intervention, child welfare, and assessing high risk situations that require an immediate response.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and manage workload independently and in a team environment.
  • Knowledge and awareness of issues related to youth homelessness and the supports and resources youth need to excel in a residential and transitional housing environment
  • Experience working with homeless and at-risk youth, preferably in a residential setting with sound understanding of related issues
  • Demonstrated knowledge of how to use anti-oppressive frameworks to develop rapport with “at risk youth” from various ethno-cultural groups
  • Excellent organizational, and time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills;
  • Computer Literacy with MS Office, Outlook, Access, and Internet
  • Demonstrated experience with crisis intervention and counselling
  • Shelter Standards, SMIS, Standard First Aid/CPR, crisis intervention training an asset
  • Ability to work flexible hours required.
  • Core competencies for this position include: communication, cultural competence, customer/client focus, decision-making, collaboration, organizational ability, and stress tolerance.
Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume by December 10, 2018 to [email protected].  Be sure to indicate 2018-86 Relief Intake and Assessment Worker in your subject line. No phone calls, please.

Documents must be sent in PDF Format. Any other documents will not be reviewed, thank you.

In keeping with our ongoing efforts to represent the diversity of our community, we strongly encourage applicants from equity seeking groups to apply.

Please note that as a condition of employment, the successful applicant must complete a Vulnerable Sector Screening Police Reference Check. Eva’s would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. In keeping with our ongoing efforts to represent the diversity of our community, we strongly encourage people from diverse groups to apply. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Eva’s provides accommodation, accessible formats, and communication supports for the interview upon request

Director of Development (Full Time, Permanent)

Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youth provides safe shelter, supportive services, and long-term solutions to youth homelessness. We believe all young people deserve safe, affordable housing, great support, and access to the resources to reach their full potential.

We are recruiting a social-justice informed fundraiser who can provide fundraising leadership to a growing, mission-driven organization.

This is a role for someone who is a builder. You will be building systems and relationships, establishing a vision for fundraising and resource development, and building buy-in from multiple internal and external stakeholders. You see solutions to complex and dynamic problems and know how to take the steps necessary to fix them. You can build a team up, tapping into people’s strengths and helping them grow and develop. You hit the ground running but know that meaningful change takes time and patience, so you see quick wins as part of the bigger, long-term goals.

As Eva’s enters its 25th year in 2019, you are ready to leverage existing support and build new opportunities.

Responsibilities

This senior level position reports to the Executive Director and has operational responsibility for fundraising and resource development. Traditional fundraising is Eva’s bread and butter, but there is an opportunity for more innovative solutions, like impact investments or social enterprises.

The Director of Development is a member of the Senior Management Team and works closely with the Resource Development Committee of the Board of Directors.  This is a highly responsible position that requires an innovative, creative, and resourceful leader equipped with the ability to deal with a wide range of issues simultaneously.

Strategic & Operational Leadership

  • Determine appropriate goals and metrics for fundraising programs; monitor and report on progress against goals and on the key activities of fundraising programs, initiatives, and staff.
  • Work with program leads to ensure full integration and coordination of their programs to maximize donor engagement and fundraising results.
  • Ensure that all fundraising programs and activities fall within ethical, fiscal, and legal standards, and within Eva’s policies.
  • Maintain relationships with other fundraising professionals to ensure ongoing knowledge of best practices and to benchmark the organization’s performance.

Fundraising Planning & Management

  • Guide and support a team of fundraising staff, overseeing mid-level donor and monthly giving programs, corporate giving, foundation support, community giving, planned giving, e-philanthropy and events.
  • Work closely with the Executive Director to manage and solicit a portfolio of major gift prospects.
  • Attendance at and encouragement of donor stewardship and cultivation at community giving events.
  • In partnership with colleagues, devise and integrate strategies to reach diverse communities representing many ethnocultural groups and constituencies.

Communications & Donor Relations

  • Develop strategies and work with Eva’s colleagues to ensure effective donor relations are implemented across all donor levels.
  • Lead the development of stewardship strategies and practices for all fundraising programs.
  • Use best practices in donor reporting and emerging technology to demonstrate the impact of giving to steward all donors, including government agencies, corporations, foundations, community groups, and individuals.
  • Collaborate closely with Marketing & Communications in the development of key messages and marketing collateral in support of all fundraising activities.

Team Leadership & Management

  • Consult, engage and actively collaborate with fellow Senior Management Team members.
  • Engage team members in working collaboratively towards the integration of fundraising programs and activities in support of Eva’s collective goals.
  • Work with staff to develop and achieve performance goals, targets, and metrics for their programs and revenue streams, and for themselves and their team members.
  • Oversee the recruitment and retention of fundraising staff including hiring, performance management, accountability, and annual reviews and professional development.

Collaborative Relationship Building

  • Curate positive relationships with donors, volunteers, and community members.
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with managers and staff within Eva’s.
  • Identify key staff to act as Eva’s ambassadors and to help develop and solicit major gift prospects.
  • Identify opportunities for and lend support to activities with Eva’s that help to build awareness of fundraising and to foster a culture of philanthropy.
  • Provide guidance, training, and support to any volunteers or staff who partner in fundraising activities.

Social Finance and Revenue Innovation

  • Regularly evaluate and assesses new opportunities in innovative revenue (i.e. Social Impact Bonds, Community Investment Bonds, and other potential debt instruments) and other forms of currency such as cryptocurrencies and recommend the best fit for revenue needed to support Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youth.
  • Contribute to the development of Eva’s measurement and evaluation strategies to ensure that they are positioned to attract investment and donation dollars.
  • Represent Eva’s to potential Investors and draft communications and lead the production of sales tools to attract impact investments.
Qualifications
  • University degree in a related field (Fundraising, Marketing, Management, Impact Investment), Masters level degree preferred. Or equivalent in lived experience.
  • Minimum of five years (successful) generalist fundraising experience, including annual giving, events, corporate giving, grants, major gifts and bequests.
  • Experience in a senior management position that involves leadership responsibilities and overseeing/supervising department(s) or team(s)
  • Strong public speaking experience
  • Computer literacy – proficiency in word processing, desktop publishing and internet use
  • Experience effectively using donor management systems for fundraising and reporting
  • Ability and commitment to work as a team member
  • CFRE designation is desirable but not essential
Apply

We recognize that structural barriers shape experiences and job qualifications, and therefore we seek to use employment equity to differentiate between candidates who meet the required qualifications. We use an anonymized job application process and encourage people to apply even if they feel that the position would be a stretch.

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In keeping with our ongoing efforts to represent the diversity of our community, we strongly encourage applicants from equity seeking groups to apply.

Please note that as a condition of employment, the successful applicant must complete a Vulnerable Sector Screening Police Reference Check. Eva’s would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. In keeping with our ongoing efforts to represent the diversity of our community, we strongly encourage people from diverse groups to apply. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Eva’s provides accommodation, accessible formats, and communication supports for the interview upon request

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