Current Opportunities

Shelter House is currently recruiting for the following positions:

Executive Director

The Shelter House is currently seeking a dynamic, dedicated, and experienced leader for the position of Executive Director. Under the direction of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is primarily responsible for the consistent achievement of the Shelter House’s mission and organizational objectives. The Executive Director’s key mandate is to ensure that the organization has a long-range strategy and is working towards it through the consistent and timely progress of its goals. Other responsibilities include securing funding, program development and administration, allowing for the optimal use of organizational finances, staff and resources. This individual will also provide financial leadership by managing budgets and monitoring long-term strategic fiscal plans.



Education & Experience

  • A Post-secondary education in the Social Service or Human Service Sector, Management or Business Administration, or a related field; a Masters’ designation is preferred.
  • At least five (5) years related executive/senior-level management experience in a community based, not-for-profit position
  • Experience directly related to fund development, advocacy, and working with people who are vulnerable and marginalized is a must
  • A clear understanding of and ability to integrate or apply insights related to but not limited to intergenerational trauma, social determinants of health, experience of racism, and effects of colonization in service delivery given the lived experience of the population that Shelter House serves
  • Displayed cultural competence for working with clients from all backgrounds

For a copy of the complete job description, please email:


Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume, totaling no more than five (5) pages combined, by 4pm EST on Monday, February 21, 2022 to:

Mail:                Shelter House Executive Director Selection Committee

                           c/o TrendLine Consulting Services

                        154 – 1100 Memorial Ave., Thunder Bay, ON P7B 4A3

Email:                          Fax: (807) 623-3773

Shelter House is an inclusive employer and offers accommodation throughout the recruitment process upon request.






Location: Emergency Shelter & Kwae Kii Win (Managed Alcohol Program)

Job Description:

Front-line community support workers at Shelter House assist a complex population with shelter and access to resources. Shelter House is a low-barrier facility that operates under a harm reduction philosophy. We are the last resort for many of the population we serve. As a member of our support team you can expect to:

  • Interact with the vulnerable population that may have complex concurrent disorders.
  • Participate in occasional cleaning of dorms, bathrooms, and laundry.
  • Perform kitchen-related duties such as food prep and clean-up.
  • Use verbal de-escalation skills to help maintain a safe environment.
  • See the impact your actions have on our community.

Successful candidates will have strong interpersonal, communication, team, and conflict resolution skills. The candidate will demonstrate knowledge of Shelter House, the services we provide, the population we serve, and the ability to work with compassion while asserting clear boundaries. Availability for all three shifts is required.

As a new member of our support team, you will receive training, support, and guidance from co-workers who have experienced the joy of helping others firsthand.

Qualifications include education in the Social Services, Human Service Sector, Police Foundations, Aboriginal Advocacy, etc. with work experience in the social work field, outreach, and/or crisis response. Lived experience is a valued asset.

See full job description here: job-description-support-sh

Shelter House is an equal opportunity employer and invites applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities. Reasonable accommodation may be requested for any step in the hiring process. If you require accommodation throughout the recruitment process, please contact human resources at 807-474-4353 or email

Either complete our online application form or submit your cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Coordinator outlining the position you are applying for either directly or through email (

Please also quote the rotation you are interested in, in the subject line and Cover Letter for the position.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.