McMan South

Medicine Hat, AB


About McMan Youth, Family, and Community Services Association    

On November 15, 1975, four graduates of Grant MacEwan College decided to open a group home in the inner city of Edmonton. With a vision to evoke change and contribute to the community, these individuals sought to provide support to young people who required care. This ambition ultimately resulted in the foundation of McMan Youth, Family and Community Services Association as we know it today.

Since then, the organization has evolved into a multi-regional body that serves the province of Alberta. Offering a variety of services that respond to the needs of its local communities, McMan enables Albertans to achieve their full potential as members of their community. McMan Youth, Family and Community Services Association of Southern Alberta is a responsive and innovative organization making a difference in the lives of vulnerable children, youth, adults, and families with complex needs that can include mental health, addiction, homelessness, poverty, and disability by providing them with the services and supports they need to thrive. As a fundamental practice across all McMan services, they work with individuals to help them maintain and grow relationships that can extend beyond its professional support- connections that can help people sustain and build on their strengths and new skills.

McMan South has approximately 180 specialized professionals with diverse backgrounds and expertise across Southern Alberta – Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Brooks, Crowsnest Pass, Pincher Creek, Redcliff, Bow Island, Taber, Coaldale and Fort MacLeod – who are passionate about its mission. Staff are creative with innovative spirits who are committed to helping children, youth, adults and their families to strengthen their relationships and build connections within their communities. 

About the Opportunity

The Director of Services (Medicine Hat) reports directly to the Executive Director. As the Director of Services, you will be the liaison between the various stakeholders, including internal functions, funder relationships, community leaders and program participants. You will be an integral member of the management team and contribute to the success of the organization by ensuring the organization’s programs and services remain responsive to the direction and needs of the people and communities served. Due to the growth of the organization and increased need for programs and services, McMan is hiring a second individual in the position of Director of Services.

The Ideal Candidate

You are passionate about wanting to influence the betterment of the lives of youth, adults, and families within the community. Personally, you align and support the mission and values of McMan.

You embrace a transformational leadership role within the organization and help shape a positive and productive culture. People enjoy working with you and for you because you are relaxed yet professional in your demeanor; experienced yet committed to learning; calm yet decisive; but, above all accepting and inclusive. You develop strong internal and external relationships and partnerships with your team, the organization, vendors, volunteers, and partners.

As an important contributor to the management team, you possess a track record of having influenced, managed, guided, and implemented change within an organization and proven history of improving processes without sacrificing outcomes.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Experience in performance and operations management
  • Possess knowledge of relevant regulations and quality standards
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational and leadership skills and contributes to the success of the organization by ensuring the organization’s programs and services remain responsive to the direction and the needs of the people and communities served
  • Liaise effectively and efficiently between various stakeholders, including internal functions, funder relationships, community leaders, and program participants

Education and Experience

  • Expertise in areas of addictions & recovery, justice, youth, disabilities and adult services, and mental health
  • Post-secondary education of a related Bachelor or Graduate Degree
  • Minimum five (5) years of direct experience
  • Demonstrated strategic leadership skills, with expertise in complex problem solving and decision making

Equal Opportunity

McMan South is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse staff team benefits and enriches the work environment and contributes to organizational excellence. We are dedicated to building a diverse team, one where employees feel a sense of belonging, and are valued for their contributions and the perspectives they bring.


The base salary will be commensurate with education, skills, and experience. Benefits are included and will be discussed during the candidate review process.


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Resume and Cover Letter can be submitted in confidence to:

Todd Sharpe
Partner, HumanEdge Global
Phone: 403-828-0286