Sault Ste. Marie not-for-profit looking for new leader
SAULT STE. MARIE -- The Centre for Social Justice and Good Works in Sault Ste. Marie is searching for a new executive director.
The not-for- profit, which focuses on creating positive change in the community while investing in people, is in need of a new leader. After four years running the not-for-profit, Christina Coutu, has resigned for a new job. Frank Sarlo, a board member, says the new leader needs to be able to multi task.
“You need an organized person to be able to handle all the different functions that we carry on and oversea the whole program,” says Sarlo.
He adds that although there are a few people on payroll, the leader needs to be able to work with the adults and teenagers who have given up their time for free to help out. “Make sure they can work with volunteers that are there to carry out the programs.”
Under the guidance of Coutu over the last four years, the company has grown leaps and bounds. In the first year, the Centre focused on mentoring individuals looking to become entrepreneurs. Now, it owns its own chocolate company called Sweet Change, runs a recreation program for youth in marginalized areas and still offers business mentoring.
The board is still working on the job description for the new executive director. As soon as that is completed, the official process of finding the leader will begin.