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Position: Operations Manager
Organization: Onakawana Education Fund
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

DO WELL WHILE DOING GOOD – UNIQUE START-UP NGO OPPORTUNITY: Operations Manager at Onakawana Education Fund

Onakawana Education Fund, a registered Canadian charity, is seeking an experienced Operations Manager on a part-time, contract basis.

This position is a perfect opportunity for someone passionate about helping an organization engage with the greater Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth community. The candidate should have experience in non-profit administration, a working understanding of compliance issues for Canadian charitable organizations and exceptional organizational skills.

The Operations Manager will report to the Vancouver-based Board Chair and liaise with the Board of Directors to help organize and manage its day-to-day operations, ensuring the young organization meets all CRA and federal regulatory requirements.

Responsibilities and Project Timeline

Reporting to the Board Chair or Director-designate, the Operations Manager will serve as the point person for duties related to administration, communications, and organizational development of the Fund. Duties include:

  • Assisting the Board of Directors and staff to support Onakawana Education Fund’s mission and goals;
  • Assisting in writing and submitting funding applications, impact analyses and reports to donors and sponsors in support of its education programs;
  • Researching new donors, sponsorship opportunities and other potential sources of revenue;
  • Managing communications and responding directly to general information requests received, and forwarding more specific requests to appropriate staff;
  • Producing written communications and correspondence (i.e. letter-writing, e-mailing, blog posts, etc);
  • Designing and producing print and digital media using Adobe Creative Suite;
  • Managing the Fund’s website all social media platforms, using Hootsuite to schedule content across platforms and responding to messages and comments from our online community;
  • Updating website content and databases as necessary, including implementing a new CRM platform for donor stewardship;
  • Using Quickbooks to write cheques and reconcile banking statements;
  • Processing donations and preparing charitable tax receipts for donors;
  • Maintaining the organizational budget and ensuring the timely payment of staff and expenses;
  • Scheduling meetings and/or conference and board calls, taking minutes at board meetings;
  • Preparation and distribution of board packages for board meetings;
  • Assistance in creating organizational bylaws;
  • Maintaining office files and donation records, including tax documents; and
  • Providing general administrative support to the Board of Directors as needed.

About Us

Onakawana Education Fund is a non-profit registered Canadian charity, that supports educational activities at Camp Onakawana, a four-season camp in James Bay where both Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth come together. With the help of elders and accredited counselors, scientists and artists, these youth learn to reconnect to their cultures, and through hands-on learning, absorb traditional knowledge. Our vision is to empower youth and allow the life lessons learned to serve as a preventative medicine, all in a remote and stunning environment where there are no cell phones, no internet, and no television. Camp Onakawana offers all youth, including at-risk youth, the opportunity to glimpse hope and possibility while reconnecting them to their birthright, the land.

Skills and Experience

  • 2-5 years’ experience in a similar role with a non-profit organization
  • Strategic planning and project management experience and implementation
  • Budget responsibility
  • Competence in MS Office, Quickbooks, In Design or equivalent. Experience with a CRM is an asset.
  • Volunteer management

Position Details

This is a part-time, one-year extendable contract position located in Vancouver. The position is open now, and applications will be reviewed as they arrive. In your cover letter, please state clearly why you believe you are a great candidate for this position and why you want to join the Onakawana Education Fund.

Note: Cover letters are very important to us.

Please send your cover letter to:
Lauren Hornor
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Numéro : 42817       Date publiée sur Oct 11 2017