Chalice - Senior Manager of Invitation

Senior Manager of Invitation

Chalice (Canada) is a Catholic, Nova-Scotia-based child sponsorship organization. Our mission is to bring the needs of the poor to the Canadian community and provide material support to over 51,000 needy children and elderly across 57 program sites in 15 countries.

Reporting to the President and as a member of the senior leadership team, The Senior Manager of Invitation is an impassioned, inspired, and dedicated leader responsible for all aspects of the of the Invitation Department, whose goal is to invite Catholics and other caring individuals to join Chalice in walking with those caught in the daily struggle to live with dignity in situations of pervasive and overwhelming poverty.

At a strategic level the Senior Manager collaborates with the dynamic and committed leaders of the Senior Management team. While exemplifying Chalice’s Catholic faith and values, the Senior Manager is particularly responsible for attaining the financial and sponsorship goals of Chalice through careful planning, implementation, and assessment of a multifaceted development strategy that includes supporter communications, parish and school appeals, major gifts, planned giving, gift catalogue, interdepartmental support, special events and other programming.

The qualified candidate for this position will have educational credentials in Not-for-Profit Management, Business, or Public Relations and, at minimum, five years of proven leadership experience in a similar or related role that includes demonstrated success in strategic planning, fundraising management, partner development, volunteer engagement and people management.

In-depth knowledge of the Catholic church and working environment and, in line with Chalice’s mission, a consistent commitment to faithful service in the Body of Christ, visible in active participation in the life of a local parish or diocese will be expected.

The best candidate will also bring a faithful and collaborative spirit, exceptional interpersonal skills, strong leadership qualities, and the strong written and oral communication skills that are required.

To learn more about Chalice and its mission, we invite you to visit www.chalice.ca

If this mission-driven leadership opportunity meets your career aspirations, please forward your cover letter and CV to Anthony Wight by email HR@chalice.ca, identifying your salary expectations and availability by September 30, 2019. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Program Coordinator - Internships - NCGC (supported by ACIC)

PROGRAM COORDINATOR POSITION DESCRIPTION 

Position Title: Program Coordinator (1 position) 

Type: Part-Time 

Salary: $24,375 - 18.75 hours /week and 3 weeks annual vacation 

Location: Whitehorse, Yukon. 

Reporting to: Program Manager 

Application deadline: September 30th, 2019 

The Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC) and the Northern Council for Global Cooperation (NCGC) are currently recruiting one staff position, based in Whitehorse, to support our internship program. This program runs from 2018-2023. The position would be a one-year contract with the possibility of renewal (pending funding). 

SUMMARY 

Since 2002, the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation has offered more than 100 internships in 16 countries. These internships provide youth (age 18-35) with international development experience, skills, and knowledge to help better prepare them for future employment, while advancing Canadian development objectives. 

ACIC and NCGC are working together to offer interns valuable experience both overseas as well as in Canada. Interns work in the areas of securing the future of children and youth, stimulating sustainable economic growth, and increasing food security. Through this experience, interns develop skills and experience that will assist them in securing employment as well as enabling them to make connections and develop relationships with many Canadian development practitioners. 

Internships are four months in duration, with approximately 2 weeks of pre-departure and reorientation training. Intern placements are hosted in collaboration with our southern partners in Costa Rica, Nepal, Myanmar, Cambodia, Guyana and Kenya. Throughout their internship and upon their return, interns carry out public engagement activities related to their internship. All interns are required to attend a re-entry debriefing, conduct public engagement activities, and complete necessary reporting after returning from overseas. 


A modest living allowance is provided to interns, as well as funding to assist with a variety of costs related to the internship, including: travel to overseas posting, medical insurance, visas, training and job search support. 


The Program Coordinator will work closely with and report to a Program Manager based in Nova Scotia. Both positions are supervised by senior level management at ACIC and NCGC, but as a key member of a small staff team, they must be able to work independently on a variety of tasks, and to motivate others to participate. 


Please note that this role will involve a number of administrative responsibilities, including but not limited to: coordinating domestic and international travel and related logistics for program participants, liaising with program participants to collect key documents prior to departure for their international placements, and providing logistical support for participant trainings. 


RESPONSIBILITIES 

• Support the coordination of the International Internships for Indigenous Youth Program (IIIY), including liaising with local partners and international hosting partners, recruitment, selection, orientation program development and delivery, supervision of Indigenous youth interns, facilitation of logistics for interns in Canada and overseas; 

• Support the implementation of public engagement activities related to the program; 

• Build and maintain strategic relationships with indigenous communities, organizations and groups; 

• Establish and consolidate relations with families, communities, alumni and volunteers; 

• Facilitate internship recruitment process, including advertising, connecting with appropriate organizations/institutions, assisting with selection process, contract development, etc.; 

• Logistics coordination: book participants’ travel (flight and ground transportation), liaise with embassies and consulates to facilitate visa applications, engage in workshop planning (secure venue, catering, etc), other logistics as applicable; 

• Assist in ensuring program activities are completed according to the intended outcomes, budget and timelines established; 

• Project monitoring and evaluation, including data tracking, documentation of good practices and lessons learned, and contribution to narrative reports; 

• Create reporting templates, provide support and guidance, and consolidate reports by interns and partners; 

• Assist in proposal writing and fundraising, where applicable. 


The Program Coordinator position is also responsible for: 

• Actively participating in staff meetings and providing input towards the development of other organizational activities, operational practices and policies as required; 

• Providing general administrative support; 

• Representing NCGC & ACIC at events or external meetings, when requested; 

• Responding to general telephone and email inquiries; 

• Other duties, as deemed necessary. 


QUALIFICATIONS 

• An undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (international development, human resource management, education etc.) or equivalent experience; 

• A minimum of two years recent and related experience, preferably within international cooperation, not-for-profit or public engagement spheres; 

• Human Resource Management Experience - recruitment, selection and providing support for staff; 

• Experience working in partnership or collaboration with multiple stakeholders; 

• Demonstrable knowledge and sensitivity of the realities of indigenous youth and communities, as well as Indigenous languages, cultures, identities, traditional practices and land-based relationships; 

• Strong interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse groups; 

• Commitment to open communication and collaboration in a team environment; 

• Clear, engaging and effective written communications skills and an ability to adapt to various audiences; 

• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; 

• Demonstrated good judgment and discretion, particularly when working with youth; 

• Demonstrated ability to organize work, set priorities, meet deadlines, monitor progress towards goals, and track information; 

• Demonstrated initiative and creativity; 

• Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Adobe, internet, e-mail); 

• Ease in establishing effective communications, including in a cross-cultural and multilingual environment (tact, diplomacy, professionalism); 

• Ability to handle stress and complexity; 

• Ability to meet deadlines and objectives; 

• Ability to work with minimal supervision; 

• Ability to establish collaborative, multi-stakeholder relations at various levels; 

• Ability to travel in Canada to perform short term missions; 

• Be able to work overtime to meet deadlines, where necessary; 

• Be on call on a rotating basis; 

• Ability to work as part a remote team; 

• Ability to communicate in both official languages an asset and working knowledge of Spanish is an asset; 

• Experience working internationally in a cross-cultural setting an asset; 

• Knowledge of an indigenous language an asset. 


APPLICATION DETAILS

Please submit your resume, cover letter, the names and contact information of three references and where you heard about the job posting, in ONE document, by e-mail with the subject line “LAST NAME – IIIY PROGRAM COORDINATOR, WHITEHORSE” to brittney@ncgc.ca by 4:00 pm PST on Monday, September 30th 2019. Thank you for applying. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted to arrange for an interview. 


ACIC and NCGC are equal opportunity employers and are committed to hiring individuals who reflect the diversity of Canadian communities. Due to the nature of the program we will give preference to people with Indigenous ancestry. Please be sure to self-identify.


Development and Peace - Maritimes Animator

Status:

Permanent Full-Time Position (35 hours/week)

Place of work:

Halifax, Nova-Scotia

Starting date:

September-October 2019

Reference number:

SPC-ANI-HA-07-19

Deadline:

September 6, 2019

To apply:

Send a resume and cover letter to rh.hr@devp.org

We encourage members of employment equity groups to apply. Only candidates eligible to work in Canada will be considered for this position.

The organization:

Development and Peace is one of the leading Canadian international development NGOs and the official international solidarity organization of the Canadian Catholic Church. With annual revenues ranging between $25 million and $35 million, the organization supports local partners located in several countries of the Global South. With a network of members across Canada, Development and Peace raises the awareness of Canadians about the causes of worldwide poverty and injustice and mobilizes Canadians around actions for change.

Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Deputy Director — Animation and membership, the animator is responsible for implementing the education and fundraising programs, particularly the Share Lent campaign, with both the members and the broader public. The animator represents the Organization in a given region and is the basic link between the Organization and its network of members. The animator's mandate includes recruitment, animation (facilitation), training, and accompanying the members in his or her region.

Requirements:

Academic background

  • University degree in education, social work (community development / community work), international development or the equivalent

Languages

  • Command of the language of the region involved with the job

Software used

  • Mastery of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel)

  • Familiarity with social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) (asset)

Experience

  • Four years relevant experience in a multicultural setting (animation/education/community development)

  • Experience in fundraising (asset)

  • Experience working with volunteers

  • Experience working with youth

Specific knowledge

  • Ability to drive a car (valid driving licence)

Availability

  • Available to travel in Canada and abroad

  • Available for evening and weekend work

Working conditions:

  • Entry salary depending on experience and the number of languages mastered and required by the position

  • 35-hour work week

  • Competitive working conditions according to the collective agreement

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Development and Peace - NL Animator

Status: Temporary Part-Time Position (17.5 hours/week)

Place of work: St-John’s, Newfoundland

Starting date: September-October 2019

End date: August 31st, 2020

Reference number:

SPC-ANI-SJ-07-19

Deadline:

September 6, 2019

To apply:

Send a resume and cover letter to rh.hr@devp.org

We encourage members of employment equity groups to apply. Only candidates eligible to work in Canada will be considered for this position.

The organization:

Development and Peace is one of the leading Canadian international development NGOs and the official international solidarity organization of the Canadian Catholic Church. With annual revenues ranging between $25 million and $35 million, the organization supports local partners located in several countries of the Global South. With a network of members across Canada, Development and Peace raises the awareness of Canadians about the causes of worldwide poverty and injustice and mobilizes Canadians around actions for change.

Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Deputy Director of the department, the animator is responsible for implementing the education and fundraising programs, particularly the Share Lent campaign, with both the members and the broader public. The animator represents the Organization in a given region and is the basic link between the Organization and its network of members. The animator's mandate includes recruitment, animation (facilitation), training, and accompanying the members in his or her region.

Requirements:

Academic background

  • University degree in education, social work (community development / community work), international development or the equivalent

Languages

  • Command of the language of the region involved with the job

Software used

  • Mastery of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel)

  • Familiarity with social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) (asset)

Experience

  • Four years relevant experience in a multicultural setting (animation/education/community development)

  • Experience in fundraising (asset)

  • Experience working with volunteers

  • Experience working with youth

Specific knowledge

  • Ability to drive a car (valid driving licence)

Availability

  • Available to travel in Canada and abroad

  • Available for evening and weekend work

Working conditions:

  • Competitive salary and benefits according to Collective agreement.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

SPUR Change National Program Manager

ICN is seeking a qualified and experienced individual to join this new initiative in the role of National Program Manager.  

POSITION TITLE: National Program Manager
POSITION TYPE: Full-time
SALARY RANGE: $72,500 – $89,000.  A benefit package is offered in addition to salary
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
LOCATION:   While the ACGC office is located in Edmonton, the successful applicant can work remotely from locations across Canada
ANTICIPATED TRAVEL:   30% travel required within Canada; Some international travel may be required

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2 September, 2019

 

Background: The Inter-Council Network (ICN) is a coalition of the eight Provincial and Regional Councils for International Cooperation. The independent Councils are committed to global sustainable development, social justice and social change. They are rooted in communities across Canada and represent nearly 350 diverse civil society organizations (CSOs) from across Canada. Council membership varies from locally based cultural community civil society organizations to highly recognizable international organizations.

As part of the ICN, the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC) aims to mobilize Albertans to become global citizens engaged in sustainable development. We do this by building the capacity of network organizations, representing members’ interests with government and others, and increasing the awareness, knowledge, and connections of Albertans in global issues and sustainable development.

ACGC, on behalf of the Inter-Council Network, is undertaking a capacity building initiative entitled Spur Change: Knowledge Sharing & Capacity Building, to enhance the contribution of Canadian Small and Medium Organizations (SMOs) to Canada’s international development efforts towards achieving gender equality, the empowerment of women and girls, poverty reduction and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Reporting to the Executive Director of ACGC, the National Program Manager will be responsible for managing a team to develop and implement all activities of the Spur Change program in accordance with Global Affairs Canada standards.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Carry out an initial sector-wide needs assessment with ICN partners, members, and sector representatives to determine the capacity-building needs of the sector;

  • Participate in a leadership role in the recruitment and hiring of project staff and consultants required for the program; oversee staff work plans and manage for results;

  • Develop annual work plan to create and implement capacity-building workshops, taking place in both official languages across the country;

  • Design and execute an annual national capacity-building conference, including all programming and logistics;

  • Develop plan to implement a national educator and youth capacity-building initiative to educate and empower youth to achieve the SDGs;

  • Develop a monitoring and evaluation strategy in line with funding requirements; oversee the production of quarterly and annual output reports, as well as other reporting as required;

  • Work with the Executive Director and Spur Change Financial Manager to prepare and manage a comprehensive budget, and produce quarterly financial reports in line with funding requirements.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the not-for-profit, public and/or private sector, with experience at a managerial level;

  • Have a strong understanding and experience working with the Government of Canada;

  • Possess strong decision-making, communication, and leadership skills; ability to manage a team and build a collaborative team environment in-person and remotely;

  • Strong project planning skills, with experience in Results Based Management, and Performance Measurement Framework; ability to set goals and achieve results;

  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced work environment;

  • Skilled in using MS Word, Google and Adobe applications; Experience using virtual webinar, team management, and stakeholder meeting technology in bilingual settings

  • Fully bilingual in English and French is mandatory;

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Other preferred qualifications:

  • Knowledge of, and commitment to, the international development sector in Canada

  • Knowledge of non-profit funding mechanisms and government policies;

  • Experience developing and/or carrying out capacity-building activities, conferences or similar activities;

  • Understanding of a human rights-based approach to development and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Position Details:

This position will report directly to the Executive Director and can be based at the ACGC office in Edmonton or in any region of Canada.

ACGC is strongly committed to diversity within its community, and especially welcomes applications that may contribute to the further diversification of ideas in the workplace, including visible minority group members, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, and members of under-represented gender and sexual orientation groups.

To apply:

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, résumé, and the names of two references to employment@acgc.ca by 2 Sept, 2019. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC)

The Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC) is a coalition of voluntary sector organizations located in Alberta, working locally and globally to achieve sustainable human development. We are committed to international cooperation that is people-centered, democratic, just, inclusive, and respectful of the environment and indigenous cultures. We work towards ending poverty and achieving a peaceful and healthy world, with dignity and full participation for all. For more information about ACGC please visit www.acgc.ca.