Child Development Institute
Director of Finance and Risk Management
Child Development Institute (CDI) acknowledges that the land on which they work is the traditional territory of many nations, including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, the Wendat and the Métis peoples. They also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land continues to be home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. CDI is committed to working in partnership with Indigenous peoples to make measurable progress toward Truth and Reconciliation. CDI affirms this commitment in deep gratitude for the opportunity to live and work on this land.
The Child Development Institute (CDI) is a Canadian charity that has built brighter futures for at-risk children and their families since 1909. CDI provides direct services to communities in Toronto and has scaled the delivery of its signature evidence-based programs across Canada and internationally through a growing network of affiliates. Built on a legacy of more than 100 years of helping children and families, CDI is an accredited mental health agency and child care provider.
At the heart of their approach lies a deep focus on families, prioritizing the well-being of all clients as well as tailoring services to their unique strengths, needs, and challenges. CDI’s mission is to empower clients by recognizing their abilities, equipping them with the necessary tools to thrive, and providing unwavering support in overcoming obstacles. It is within this context that the CDI invites nominations and applications for the role of Director, Finance and Risk Management, a position that will have an indelible impact on the future of the organization.
Required Skill / Experience
The role of the Director of Finance and Risk Management encompasses the oversight of the organization’s financial functions while collaborating closely with the CEO to ensure the fiscal well-being and longevity of the organization. Operating as a vital member within the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), the Director will forge strong partnerships with colleagues to ensure the meticulous allocation of contributions from donors and funders, upholding rigorous adherence to contribution agreements and timelines. Through seamless collaboration with SLT peers, the Director will produce quality reports for funders, guaranteeing that comprehensive financial insights and analyses are disseminated consistently to all stakeholders including staff members and the Board. These efforts are geared towards fostering well-informed decision-making across the organization.
Among the qualifications being sought in candidates, the incoming leaders must understand and believe—intrinsically—in the importance of leading with curiosity and welcoming ideas that can later be synthesized and turned into possibilities. While all interested individuals are encouraged to apply and, in so doing, share how they see themselves adding value to the CDI environment, the following credentials and/or experiences are seen as possible markers of the candidates most likely to realize success: A) several years of experience in progressively senior roles related to social services, mental health, or related sectors; B) team management experience and the ability to navigate complexity and provide compelling solutions to challenges that arise; C) a history of delivering excellent work in a range of environments and circumstances and a reputation for being recognized as a leader who adds tremendous value to both their teams, customers, and companies; D) a deep and abiding commitment to advancing CDI’s anti-racism, equity, diversity and inclusion efforts, and; E) deep technical abilities in finance and risk.