End Sexual Violence NL is hiring an Executive Director

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End Sexual Violence NL
Job Description – Executive Director

End Sexual Violence NL (ESVNL) is seeking a dynamic, survivor-centered individual to fulfill the role of Executive Director (ED). This position will involve working with the rest of the ESVNL staff and volunteers to carry out the services and activities of ESVNL by providing trauma-informed support to those impacted by sexual violence.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ED is ultimately responsible for the operations and management of ESVNL, including all programs, initiatives and activities. The organization, and hence ED, is mandated to work from a harm reduction, anti-oppression, feminist framework, and to ensure the Centre’s daily operations and direction supports ESVNL’s long-term strategic plan.


  • Primary Tasks – 
  • The Executive Director (ED) supervises and provides formal leadership and support to all ESVNL staff based in both St. John’s and Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador. This includes working closely with the Office Manager, and other staff as necessary, to maintain financial, administrative, and human resource records. The ED acts as the key public representative of the ESVNL, identifies relevant funding opportunities as well as develops and maintains collaborative partnerships that support the work of ESVNL and enhance survivor-centered, feminist understandings of sexual violence. Additionally, the ED will be expected to engage and support survivors via ESVNL’s frontline programs, including maintaining the operation of the 24/7 support and information line.


  • Mandatory Skills and Qualifications –
    • Understanding of trauma-informed practices and the impacts of trauma.
    • Experience working with vulnerable populations/trauma survivors from a client-centered approach.
    • Strong, demonstrated capabilities in the areas of care and sensitivity to survivors of violence.
    • Knowledge of collective care practices and commitment to fostering an environment of trust, informed by feminist principles.
    • Extensive demonstration of cultural competence and humility, with a deep understanding of the diverse needs and experiences of individuals from different backgrounds.
    • Familiarity with and respect for the rights and perspectives of Indigenous peoples in the province, integrating this awareness into the organization’s approach and services.
    • Ability to work within a collaborative provincial team, often in a virtual format.
    • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.• Prior management experience, including financial/budgetary management.
    • A social justice background at the community level.
    • A postsecondary degree in social work, gender studies or other relevant field.


  • Contract Duration –
  • This is a three-year term position dependent on continued core funding and scheduled to begin on January 31, 2024 and continue until January 31, 2027, with the possibility of extension.


  • Logistics –
  • The position is based out of the ESVNL office at 15 Hallett Crescent, St. John’s, NL, with the possibility of significant travel throughout the province.


  • Criminal Record Check –
  • The successful candidate will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement and undergo a Vulnerable Sector Check and Criminal Records Check by the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary and/or Royal Canadian Mounted Police.


  • Compensation Salary –
  • The position is $80,000 annually. Benefits include health and dental insurance coverage, a generous and flexible leave policy, and a regular RRSP contribution.
  • How to Apply –
  • Submit a resume and cover letter with contact information for at least two references to the ESVNL Hiring Committee, by email at bod@endsexualviolence.com by 4:00pm NST on December 20th, 2023.*Please note that, due to the expected high volume of applications, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
    ESVNL is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the values of equity, accessibility, diversity, anti-racism, anti-discrimination, and anti-oppression. We encourage, and will prioritize, candidates from diverse backgrounds including Indigenous persons; racialized persons and/or visible minorities; people of any gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation; persons with disabilities; and persons with lived experience.


Contact Information

Website : https://endsexualviolence.com/come-work-with-us/?fbclid=IwAR3U75HDvcln7jMP7vkXCTAjq7nFUd1Ne8nF4GPyQAdePDSCCq52qEq9jSw

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