Interim Executive Director

Pesce & Associates
Toronto, Ontario

Last Day to Apply: January 13, 2023

LGBT YouthLine is seeking an Interim Executive Director for a 6-month contract, with the possibility of extension. 

About LGBT YouthLine:

LGBT YouthLine grew out of discussions among youth who believed that a peer-based phone support line would alleviate the loneliness felt by 2SLGBTQ+ youth, and for 29 years LGBT YouthLine has provided support to queer and trans youth across Ontario.

LGBT YouthLine is a 2SLGBTQ+ youth-led organization that affirms and supports the experiences of youth (29 and under) across Ontario. We do this by:

  • Providing anonymous peer support and referrals
  • Training youth to provide support to other youth
  • Providing resources so youth can make informed decisions

 Our values and strategic plan can be found at   

About the role:

LGBT YouthLine is seeking an Interim Executive Director for a 6-month contract, with the possibility of extension. The Interim Executive Director will work with an incredible team of 2SLGBTQ+ staff and volunteers who are reimagining what community leadership and peer-to-peer support can look like. We are seeking an Interim Executive Director to lead LGBT YouthLine into its 30th year by upholding its mission, vision, and values in all aspects of programming, strategy, finance and operations.

The ideal candidate will have experience in an Executive Director or senior leadership role, with proven experience in change management and supporting an organization through transitional periods. The Interim Executive Director provides thoughtful leadership to the organization and brings to the role a deep understanding of issues and challenges faced by 2SLGBTQ+ youth. They will have experience supporting youth in non-urban spaces, and youth who are Black, Indigenous, racialized, trans, and/or gender diverse. The Interim Executive Director demonstrates a personal and professional commitment to anti-oppression, anti-racism, accessibility, and decolonizing work.

Positional Details:

  • This is a 6-month temporary term position (Approx. Feb-July), with possibility of extension.
  • Full-time hours averaging 37.5 hours/week. LGBT YouthLine is looking for the right candidate to lead our organization and is open to alternative work arrangements, if desired.
  • Salary: $80,000 – $100,000, commensurate with skills and experience
  • This position works-from-home and is expected to have access to stable internet.
  • The position may require travel regionally and to different parts of Ontario to support Programming.
  • Anticipated Start date: February 2023 (flexible depending on availability)


Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Interim Executive Director is responsible for the strategic operations and management of LGBT YouthLine. They are responsible for direct supervision of 4 managers and 1 specialist, and indirect supervision of a team of approximately 13 staff, including monitoring the work plans and deliverables of all teams. The Interim Executive Director reports to and is also responsible for working alongside and engaging the Board of Directors.

Over the course of the 6-month term, the Interim Executive Director’s key priorities will be to:

(1) mentor, coach, and manage LGBT YouthLine’s staff team to ensure programming deliverables are met;

(2) oversee and manage the organization’s finances, grant deliverables, and fundraising goals; and,

(3) in collaboration with the Board of Directors, oversee the delivery of an organizational review, to be conducted by a third-party consultant.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervise, mentor and support development of a team of new managers with a focus on leadership development.
  • Lead a positive and supportive work environment and foster a culture of cross-functional collaboration and continuous improvement.
  • Strategic planning, organizational development, and governance, including collaborating effectively with the Board to ensure clarity in strategic direction
  • Ensure that programs and operations are strategically aligned to represent and effectively serve 2SLGBTQ+ youth, actively considering the context of the pandemic and its impacts on our staff, Board, volunteers, and service users.
  • Financial planning and budget management, including developing, planning, and tracking annual operating budgets reflecting the strategic direction of LGBT YouthLine.
  • Review and monitor administrative and financial contractual arrangements on an ongoing basis in order to meet funder and grant deliverables.
  • Fund development, communications, and partnerships, including acting as the lead spokesperson for any media requests.
  • Support the communications work of LGBT YouthLine to deliver impact content and storytelling, to meet donorship and stewardship goals.
  • Operational planning & management, including working with Management team to develop and ensure delivery of organizational and programming plans.
  • Support the Operations team to monitor and improve our organizational technological infrastructure, in a manner that considers the needs of a remote and province-wide context.
  • Support the development, implementation, and review of policies, procedures, and processes, making modifications as required to improve operational health.

Required Skills and Experiences:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in an executive or senior leadership role in the non-profit sector.
  • Knowledgeable and comfortable with the diverse issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, Two-Spirit, queer, asexual, and questioning youth across Ontario.
  • Understands and supports anti-oppression and anti-racism, through lived, theoretical, and practical methods.
  • Strong People and Human Resources skills including coaching, mentoring, conflict resolution, and consensus-building.
  • Budget and grant management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, and oversight.
  • Experience collaborating in developing funding proposals and managing accountability to donors, including demonstrated experience with impactful report writing.

Application for Consideration:

LGBT YouthLine only considers applicants that identify as part of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Grounded in principles of anti-racism and anti-oppression, we encourage applications from communities that are marginalized in employment opportunities, including: Black, Indigenous, and people of colour, trans-feminine people, disabled people, people with experiences of migration, and people who have experiences of poverty. Applicants are strongly encouraged to self-identify in their cover letters, which will be kept confidential.

Applications will be accepted immediately and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

If you are interested in this role, please submit a resume and cover letter focusing on demonstrated skills and why the position appeals to you by January 13, 2023.

We appreciate all applications and interest in our Organization, however only candidates who are selected for interviews will be contacted.

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