Millwoods Society for Community Living

Edmonton, AB


The Millwoods Society for Community Living (MSCL) was established in 1986.  The organization provides 24-hour long-term care and living support to special needs residents. The facility and administration operate from a modernized home located in south east Edmonton, Alberta. MSCL has a well established administrative and governance structure with a Board of Directors and is registered in Alberta as a not-for-profit under the Society’s Act. Funding is provided through Alberta Social Services, resident contributions, and supplemented through fund-raising.


The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and will manage all aspects of the organization. This is a full-time permanent position complete with benefits, offering flexibility in hours of work. The Executive Director manages the operations and staff of the long-term care home currently consisting of four residents. This position is best suited for a person experienced in client rehabilitation / care that is compassionate, collaborative, genuine, and professional. The successful candidate will require and must be eligible for security, criminal, and vulnerable sector clearances.


The Executive Director’s primary responsibility is to provide the special needs residents with a high quality of life through their medical and personal care and ensuring the efficient and effective operation of the home.


  • Manage all medial and personal care operations of the home for the residents.
  • Building operations – maintenance, safety, security, cleaning, monitoring, upgrades.
  • Vehicle management (Van) – maintenance, operations.
  • Ensure full compliance with all relevant regulations and legislation.
  • Be prepared to help-out and provide direct support as maybe required.


  • Ensure for proper and timely recording and reporting as required.
  • Maintain records.
  • Applying, outlining and enforcing policies and procedures.
  • Evaluate systems, policies and procedures for continuous improvement.
  • Interact with appropriate government agencies and individuals.
  • Interact with families of residents in a professional and caring manner.
  • Maintain the organization website and public information.

People Management

  • Personnel supervision, hiring, training, engagement, support and assessment.
  • Ensuring high quality of performance among staff in all aspects of care and operations.
  • Foster a positive, compassionate, and high-quality service work culture.
  • Maintain positive and productive relationships with staff, Board and all other stakeholders.


  • Fully accountable for budget management.
  • Prepare annual budget.
  • Maintain all accounts (bookkeeping) through Simply Accounting.
  • Monitor and analyze all finances and provide reports as requested by the Board and or for other agencies.

Board Support

  • Attend all Board meetings.
  • Prepare and provide required or requested information to and for the Board.
  • Present ideas for continuous improvement.

Public and Profile

  • Represent the organization at relevant events, meetings and in the community.
  • Ensure accurate and positive communications and promotions of the organization.


  • Ensure for the organizations traditional casino fundraising opportunity.
  • Investigate other potential fundraising or funding avenues.


  • Preferably a Masters, Degree or Diploma in a relevant field of practice (nursing, rehabilitation, patient care…).
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Personal Care, Community Based Care, Supportive Housing and a leadership role.
  • 5+ years in a leadership role; preference in the personal care and health sector.
  • Familiarity with people with special needs, committed to inclusion and what constitutes “quality of life”.
  • Effective leadership and human resource management skills.
  • Strong financial management and budgeting experience.
  • Experience in planning, implementing and evaluating programs.
  • Highly motivated, resourceful and passionate – demonstrated commitment to issues of inclusive living for persons with developmental disabilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to connect to and work within diverse communities.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and achieve strategic goals.
  • Practical and extensive knowledge risk management techniques.
  • Problem solver, with a keen sense of understanding the big picture.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with a volunteer board of directors.


The hourly wage will be commensurate upon experience and skills and include full participation in a benefits plan.

OPPORTUNITY PROFILE – Executive Director


Ken Glover BSc., RPR
Suite 3400, Manulife Place
10180 101 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T5J 3S4
Phone: 780-902-1174