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Career Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in working with the Canadian Women’s Foundation!

We’re proud to offer a diverse, collaborative, and flexible work environment — and strongly believe this approach enhances our work.

The Foundation’s staff members, CEO, and Board of Directors are united by their understanding of our history, dedication to our mission, and vision of advancing gender equality in Canada. It is deeply rewarding to know the Foundation’s work – supported by our dedicated donors – has a tremendous impact across the country.

Our equity statement: The Canadian Women’s Foundation is committed to equity in employment and seeks to attract, select, and hire a diverse team with a high level of professional skills, passion for and belief in our vision and mission.

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Current Openings


Posted: November 1, 2018
Deadline: November 26, 2018

As part of the Community Initiatives Team, this position plays a role in grantmaking, building capacity, advocating and mobilizing for change, and amplifying national conversation.

Reporting to the Director, Community Initiatives, this position is responsible for managing operational activities related to grantmaking, capacity building, and learning and evaluation for the Girls’ Fund and aspects of the Violence Prevention Programs. Key responsibilities include: liaising with grantees at all stages of grantmaking, convening sector and grantee capacity building activities and communities of practice, and managing volunteer committee engagement. Other activities may include media work, writing, external presentations, and representing the Canadian Women’s Foundation at various events.

• Lead role in grantmaking for Girls’ Fund Grants, Annual Grants, and Rebuilding Lives (violence prevention) Grants
• Coordinate grants streams including criteria development, grants intake, grants selection in collaboration with volunteers, managing advisory committees, and maintaining ongoing grantee relationships
• Develop a capacity building plan for girls’ programming and rebuilding lives programs and execute learning components through in-person and online forums, including grantee meetings, communities of practice
• Work collaboratively to develop evaluation plans and frameworks, and provide ongoing support to evaluation consultants and grantees as needed
• Collaborate with internal departments to identify key trends, issues, best practices, and strategies to address systemic issues.
• Provide additional input to fundraising on proposals, key issues, donor engagement and future opportunities
• Provide input for marketing and communication on key issues, story ideas, and direction. Be trained and ready to act as spokesperson for the Foundation as needed.
• Participate in external events, present learning, interface with partners, and manage external relationships related to community initiatives.
• Support other Foundation events as needed and as part of the nation-wide team.
In addition, the successful candidate must understand and perform duties according to the mission and values of the office and work in a manner that will move forward the organization’s mission.

• University graduate in relevant field, or equivalent combination of education, training and expertise
• 3 – 5 years work experience in the non-profit sector or in a related field
• Knowledge of issues affecting women and girls in Canada, and understanding of the women’s non-profit sector, with a strong gender and equity analysis
• Experience in gender-based violence programming and youth programming
• Demonstrated project management skills, with ability to manage multiple projects with varied stakeholders
• Strong analytical and communications skills, both written and verbal
• Solid presentation skills and experience in developing and designing learning forums, both in person and online
• Demonstrated knowledge of grant making as a grantee, funder or grants committee volunteer would be an asset
• Good judgement and flexibility, with ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of programs
• National experience and the ability to work in French are definite assets

We offer an excellent benefits package and a fantastic work environment. This is a position where you can put your multi-tasking skills to good use, and grow in a fast-paced feminist team environment.

The Canadian Women’s Foundation is committed to equity in employment and seeks to attract, select, and hire a diverse team with a high level of professional skills, passion for and belief in our vision and mission.

Please email your resume quoting reference #C1-002, with a cover letter stating salary expectations to: humanresources@canadianwomen.org. Your resumes should be submitted no later than November 26, 2018. No phone calls please. We thank all who have expressed interest in this position, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.