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Senior Manager, Social Impact

  • Posted:Apr 09, 2019
  • Apply by:May 11, 2019
  • Job Type
  • Full Time
  • Job Level
  • Manager
  • Location
  • Vancouver, ON
  • Impact Area
  • Other
  • Impact Category
  • Nonprofit
  • Company Type
  • Nonprofit

About this position

YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

The Senior Manager, Social Impact works directly with LIFT’s portfolio of social purpose organizations (SPOs) to support the planning, capacity building and scaling of these organizations to affect meaningful and measurable outcomes that drive social change.

In collaboration with a team of experienced professionals including our Social Impact team and Partner Network, you will be responsible for supporting the overall business goals of SPOs by driving the development and implementation of the LIFT engagement & project plan, including management of the plan, reporting against milestones, and directly providing hands-on management support.

In this key role, your accountabilities will include:

  • Playing a key role in the evaluation & selection of SPOs including facilitating an organizational capacity assessment with selected SPOs.
  • Drafting & revising the SPO-LIFT Plan with our SPOs including performance metrics.
  • In conjunction with the SPOs, Partners, and LIFT team, co-leading the implementation of SPO projects (including workshop facilitation), ensuring that projects are aligned to LIFT’s methodology and standards.
  • Supporting the SPOs’ leadership team with change management, coaching, and mentoring as required.
  • Leading day-to-day operational aspects and SPO interaction & resolving issues in a timely manner.
  • Supporting the work of LIFT’s Partner Network including project managing the scope of work and liaising between the SPO and Partners as needed.
  • Conducting SPO post-engagement reviews to ensure quality, satisfaction, and deepening of relationships.

LIFT Philanthropy Partners is a national non-profit organization that believes vulnerable and at-risk Canadians deserve access to the tools and opportunities they need to thrive in society.

Education:
  • Undergraduate degree in business or social services or psychology ideally coupled with an MBA. Additional leadership development or training/certification in project management or coaching is an asset.

Experience:
  • Seasoned social sector professional with minimum seven years of work experience in the social sector (either at a non-profit or a for-profit with social impact)
  • Strategic and business planning experience
  • Organizational development exposure
  • Building and managing budgets
  • Familiarity with NPO / SPO structures and needs, as well as working either on or with NPO Boards
  • Board governance best practices
Skills:
  • Strong interpersonal & communication skills; written, oral, presentation and facilitation
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Project management with ability to manage multiple and competing priorities in a timely manner
  • Understands financial models and cost-to-completion projections and makes decisions accordingly
  • Proficiency in both English and French is an asset
Personal Attributes:
  • Self-motivated, results driven, and solution focused
  • Comfortable working independently and a strong team contributor
  • Ability to see the larger strategic picture and also embraces the critical executional details
  • Relationship builder across internal & external organizational levels
  • Cultural sensitivity: ability to effectively handle cultural, political and economic differences
  • Critical, logical and creative thinker and influencer
  • Good, empathetic listener capable of readily building credibility and trust
  • Comfortable with and enjoys frequent travel

About us

We are passionate about building a better Canada.

LIFT PHILANTHROPY PARTNERS IS A NATIONAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT BELIEVES VULNERABLE AND AT-RISK CANADIANS DESERVE ACCESS TO THE TOOLS AND OPPORTUNITIES THEY NEED TO THRIVE IN SOCIETY.

Once a provincial enterprise, LIFT is now a national impact organization. We have built a team in Toronto to complement our office in Vancouver, assembled directors from all across the country, and worked with social purpose organizations (SPOs) from B.C., Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and the Northwest Territories.

We are ideally positioned to leverage our relationships and experience to create material outcomes on a national scale.

Through our partnerships with SPOs, we are giving more underserved Canadians access to the foundations of a prosperous life: education, skills leading to meaningful employment; and health and well-being. This benefits everyone by creating a stronger economy and community.

By providing hands-on management and pro bono contributions from its national network of leading experts and businesses, LIFT supports SPOs to improve their operations, accountability and measurement practices, so they can deliver meaningful, lasting impact in Canada.
 

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