OACAS is in search of a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead the organization, and our 49 member child welfare agencies, in our next chapter.
For over 100 years, OACAS has been enhancing and promoting the welfare and well-being of children, youth, and families in Ontario. Representing the voices of the child welfare sector and supporting provincial priorities, we are a membership organization that is governed by a voluntary board of directors who works with our members, community and provincial stakeholders, and government partners to bring positive change to child welfare and the broader children’s services system. On behalf of our members, OACAS provides practice tools, educational opportunities, and training, as well as communication and advocacy supports to help achieve improved, equitable outcomes for children, youth, and families.
OACAS is seeking a new CEO who will lead with authenticity, humility, and integrity. The ideal candidate is a transformative systems leader that brings with them a demonstrable commitment to equity and truth and reconciliation and to centring the voices of children, youth, and families in decision making. Reporting directly to the board of directors of the OACAS, the CEO will lead the provincial organization of approximately 60 highly talented and dedicated staﬀ. The CEO will provide strong strategic and visionary leadership and hold the overall strategic and operational accountability for OACAS’ staﬀ, programs, ﬁscal management, and broader child welfare system leadership. They will work with sector leaders across the province to embed principles of equity, inclusion, diversity, anti-oppression, and anti-racism within the child welfare system.
We are looking for a servant leader with strong emotional intelligence, who understands how to prioritize staff well-being, listen empathetically, influence across stakeholder groups, and selflessly facilitate the organization’s success. Qualifications will include progressive experience in an executive leadership role, with demonstrated lived or professional achievement in navigating and leading complex system change within child welfare or the social service/public sector. They will also hold a university degree in social work, social sciences, education, business, Indigenous studies, public health or related ﬁeld; or an equivalent combination of education and experience suﬃcient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Bilingualism in both English and French is an asset.
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For more child welfare career opportunities, visit oacas.org/careers.