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Senior Program Manager

  • Posted:Apr 10, 2018
  • Apply by:Apr 20, 2018
  • Job Type
  • Full Time
  • Job Level
  • Manager
  • Location
  • Toronto, ON
  • Impact Area
  • Economic Development
  • Impact Category
  • Nonprofit
  • Company Type
  • Nonprofit

About this position

General Description
The Canadian CED Network is inviting applications for the position of Social Enterprise Procurement and Investment Senior Program Manager.

Under the general direction of the Program Director, the Senior Program Manager has overall responsibility and authority for successful design, development, promotion, human resource management, financial management and overall delivery of the social enterprise procurement and investment support programs

In addition, the Senior Program Manager is responsible for management of human resources, financial resources, partner relations and liaison with funding agencies.

The Procurement and Investment Readiness Fund is a key initiative of Ontario’s Social Enterprise Strategy 2016-2021 which aims to support social enterprises in assessing their procurement and investment readiness and accessing the services and capacity building supports necessary to compete for procurement and investment opportunities.

By increasing the procurement and investment readiness of Ontario-based Social Enterprises, the PIRF aims to:

  • Increase the number of social enterprises competing for procurement and investment opportunities;
  • Increase the number of procurement and investment opportunities accessed by social enterprises;
  • Facilitate productive relationships between social enterprises and capacity building service providers;
  • Showcase the value of engaging with social enterprises to purchasers and investors;
  • Build and create sustainable markets for social enterprises;
  • Enhance access to capital for social enterprises; and,
  • Increase the number of financially sustainable social enterprises operating in Ontario.

  • Direct accountability for overall design, development, execution, monitoring and management of the funding contracts.
  • Management of relationships with program donors and other key stakeholders including national and provincial project partners.
  • Directly accountable for motivation, recruitment, selection, orientation, performance management and overall management of human resources assigned to project.
  • Leading financial management processes; prepares annual budget, monitors performance against budget, analyzes budget variances and provides recommendations as required, co-ordinates with finance and program staff and reviews revised projections, liaises with responsible project staff.
  • Supervising the evaluation contractor to ensure impact of programs is quantified and effectively communicated accomplishment of results.
  • Responsible for the outreach, marketing and communications strategy for the project

 Skills and Knowledge
  • Demonstrated experience in project management, preferably managing and implementing large federal or provincial contribution agreements. 
  • Detail-oriented, independent, professional, and able to work in a flexible environment with multiple stakeholders
  • Demonstrated competence in planning, results-based program management and reporting, financial management and control.
  • A multitasking spirit to handle challenging situations and stringent circumstances
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and time management skills
  • Supervisory principles, practices, and methods
  • Experience with social enterprise development, the social economy or community economic development

Work Experience Requirements
A minimum of 10 years of progressive related project management experience in the social enterprise, social economy or Community Economic Development fields.

Education Requirements
University degree, preferably a graduate degree, in a related field and/or accreditation and/or equivalent experience.

Other Requirements
Bilingualism (French/English) is considered an asset.

Location:  The preferred location for this position staff is either Toronto or Ottawa, however exceptional candidates located elsewhere in Ontario with a proven track record for telework and willingness to travel will be considered. 
Compensation:  This is full-time position from April 2018 to March 2021, with possibility of extension.  Salary is $67k - $73k depending on qualifications and experience, plus extended health and dental benefits, competitive leave entitlements and professional development opportunities. 


About us

The Canadian CED Network (CCEDNet) is a values-based, national association committed to strengthening the social, economic, and environmental conditions of Canadian communities.  We have members throughout Canada working at the grassroots level in rural, urban, Aboriginal and northern settings. CCEDNet engages a broad and inclusive range of community interests in common efforts to influence policy, create stronger and fairer local economies, tackle poverty and homelessness, and invest in sustainable communities.  Our national administrative office is in Québec, and CCEDNet staff are located in Ontario and Manitoba. For more information on the Network please visit our website: ccednet-rcdec.ca


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