This position ensures the health of the organization through efficient and transparent financial and administrative functions as well as thoughtful people-focused human resources management. This role plays a key leadership function in ensuring that the most appropriate processes & policies keep us evolving and reaching higher.
Title: Manager or Senior Manager, Operations & Finance
Location: Ottawa, Ontario (see note below)
Immediate Supervisor: Deputy Director, Programs & Operations
Start date: immediately
Salary: $65-73,000 for Manager or $73-79,000 for Senior Manager, including a competitive benefits package
Full professional competence in both of Canada’s official languages is heavily preferred as all unionized staff at Cooperation Canada are bilingual and meetings are routinely held in both languages.
This selection process will be used to fill a position at Manager or Senior Manager level, depending on the candidate’s experience level. Functions will be adapted accordingly.
Applications are encouraged from all candidates, including women, indigenous people, people with disabilities (visible or not), people of various sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, racialized people, and others who can contribute to the diversity of our team and our work, and who share our mission. Cooperation Canada is committed to an inclusive, diverse and safe workplace. This includes removing barriers to employment that are faced by equity-seeking groups. We kindly encourage (but do not require) members of these groups to self-identify in their cover letters.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
Cooperation Canada is Canada’s national association of international development and humanitarian organizations working to achieve sustainable human development. Cooperation Canada brings together and advocates for Canada’s international development and humanitarian organizations by convening sector leaders, influencing policy and building capacity. Together, we work with partners both inside and outside Canada to build a world that’s fair, safe and sustainable for all. Learn more about Cooperation Canada at www.cooperation.ca.
ABOUT THIS ROLE
To support our extraordinary team in carrying out its mission and vision, Cooperation Canada is recruiting a Manager or Senior Manager, Operations & Finance. Reporting to the Deputy Director, Programs & Operations, this position ensures the health of the organization through efficient and transparent financial and administrative functions as well as thoughtful people-focused human resources management. This role plays a key leadership function in ensuring that the most appropriate processes & policies keep us evolving and reaching higher.
This role directly oversees accounting functions, and overall manages and administers the organization’s financial planning, payroll and other core administrative and logistical supports required for the smooth operations of the organization. They help build, maintain and implement streamlined systems to ensure that the organization and its staff operate in an effective and efficient way. They understand budgeting from a strategic perspective, both from a corporate/organizational lens as well as from an institutional donor accountability angle. They ensure project leads and managers within the team have the financial analysis they need to do their planning, supporting their reporting to donors.
In close collaboration with the CEO and Deputy Director, this role will ensure that human resources good practice is embedded in everything that we do, including through the Union’s Collective Agreement, and through the creation, implementation and maintenance of up-to-date human resources policies and guidelines.
This role is a part of the leadership team at Cooperation Canada and leads its own sub-unit, consisting of accounting and office administration functions (both part-time at this time). The role will also liaise with the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors, providing analysis and reporting as requested by management.
Location: Under our current temporary policies, the selected candidate can continue to work from home with regular visits to the office to support office functions related to mail processing. Only candidates who can fulfill this requirement will be considered.
You are a strong financial and operations manager with experience overseeing an organisation’s overall financial functions, as well as its human resources, and everything that connects them. As a leader, you are known for your strong financial analysis and recommendations-driven approach. You run finance for 2021, not 2001. You aren’t afraid of diving into the details to get the work done, but you can also step back and see the bigger picture. You are an empathetic human being that understands that good human resources management is about much more than good policies.
You are exceptionally organised, love numbers, and love working with others and helping them achieve their best at work. You proactively seek out improvements to ways of working, are nimble and adaptable. You’re an inquisitive trouble-shooter who knows how to listen, adapt, and isn’t afraid of being wrong. You’ve left each workplace in your career stronger than when you arrived and ideally have worked in the non-profit sector before. You have a commitment to anti-racism & gender equality.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Organisational Financial Management and Accounting (35%):
Project Financial Management (20%)
Human resources management (20%)
Human resources administration (15%)
Operations and Administration (10%):
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
What would make you stand out?
Interested, but not sure if you are the right person? Tell us why we need your skills. We want to hear from you. We recognize that some excellent candidates may only have part of these requirements and we encourage you to apply so that we may consider what you bring.
How to apply
The deadline for applications is August 12th 2021, and are to be submitted here. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
As part of your application, you will be required to answer the following questions within our system:
We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
We will be happy to work with those requesting accommodation at any stage of the process.
August 4, 2021
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