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On Site Placement staff works to improve the lives of our clients. We pride ourselves on building lasting, meaningful relationships that can lead to amazing opportunities. We believe that, for many, employment can lead to achieving dreams and experiencing a sense of purpose.

We've been proudly serving Edmonton, AB since 1981 and have developed a strong network of clients, employers, sponsors, and supporters in that time.

 

Current Openings

Executive Director

Edmonton, ABPosted On March 22, 2017

On Site Placement Services Association (OSP) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities maximize their independence by offering a continuum of skill development opportunities.  The organization is focused on help and supporting individuals obtain and retain employment.  For 34 years, OSP has supported individuals with disability in the Edmonton region to achieve their employment goals.

Are you a strategic thinker and problem solver?  Can you lead and inspire others?  Do you have strong management and financial skills?  OSP is looking for a new Executive Director to lead this growing organization forward.

As the Executive Director of OSP, you will assist the Board of Directors in implementing the organization’s strategic direction.  You will collaborate with the board, staff, funders and other key stakeholders to cultivate shared goals, build community and advocate for the core values that guide our organization.  You will bring to OSP your solid management skills and experience in leading or directing a human services organization.   Your ability to collaborate and establish strong and supportive relationships with the Board of Directors, staff and partners, and think comprehensively and creatively will be important to meet the demands facing OSP.

You will inspire and motivate others to succeed and help to build competent and empowered staff teams.  You will demonstrate a commitment to diversity and create a culture of learning and personal growth.  You will ensure clear and fair human resource policies, develop and monitor quality programs, implement sound financial management practices, and establish effective management information systems.

Above all, you are an outstanding leader who can blend long-term, visionary thinking with the day-to-day running of a very busy organization. Personally, you have a strong commitment to social entrepreneurship and have demonstrated that you truly care about others through your actions and work experience.

As the senior staff person in the organization reporting to the Board of Directors, you will have an understanding of governance in the not-for-profit sector. You will work closely with the Board in policy development, program planning, and strategic direction – keeping them fully apprised of all external and internal issues that could affect the organization.

In addition to your business acumen, you have particular strengths in program planning and delivery, ideally for adults with physical or mental health disabilities. In this capacity, you will ensure all clients are provided with a range of employment and program options including job training, work and life skills development, and community employment and volunteer opportunities.

You are comfortable with all the financial and operational aspects of running a not-for-profit organization. Your knowledge in this area encompasses fund raising, budgeting, cash flow, capital expenditures, purchasing, risk management, financial reporting, health and safety, and building management.

You are at ease serving as the face of the organization in community outreach and advocacy roles. Here, you will build and maintain good working relationships with clients, government, funders, elected officials, customers, media, and other community groups and agencies.

And, finally, you are an exceptional leader of people. Someone who is consistent, calm and composed in stressful situations. Someone who is accountable and doesn’t blame others when mistakes happen. Someone who doesn’t pretend to know everything but invests time in staff to help them learn. Someone who brings energy, inclusivity and, most important, respect for those with disabilities.

Is this you? If so, please forward your resume and a letter explaining clearly how your background and experience will meet the needs of OSP. Applications should be sent to dcopus@osp.ab.ca with the position title Executive Director in the subject line.