Manager, Partnership Development
Community Food Centres Canada Work From Home, Toronto Metro area, Southern Ontario
closes in 11 days (Mon, 5 Jul) full time
• $60,000 - $68,000 annually including other benefits
Manager, Partnership Development (Full-time, Permanent)
Location: CFCC partnership team and office are located in Toronto; candidates from other locations will be considered
Reports to: Senior Manager, Partnership Development
Hiring Range: $60,000 - $68,000 annually, including a benefits plan, pension plan, 3 weeks paid vacation (4 weeks after first year) and professional development opportunities.
Community Food Centres Canada (CFCC) is a national non-profit organization that builds health, belonging and social justice in low-income communities across Canada through the power of food. We believe food can bring people together to build skills and improve physical and mental health, and create the opportunity for greater equity and social change. We provide ideas, resources and a proven approach to partner organizations so they can establish responsive, financially stable Community Food Centres that support people to grow, cook, share, and advocate for good food for all. CFCC also works with the broader food movement to build greater capacity and to empower communities to work toward a healthy and fair food system. Our vision is a Canada that treats food as a basic human right.
CFCC is growing to support its ambition to develop community food centres in 20 communities across Canada, innovate new approaches to addressing food insecurity and advocate for positive change for low-income communities.
CFCC is seeking a highly-motivated, effective, organized and ideally fluently bilingual (French/English - written and spoken) person with a solid background in food insecurity issues, project and partnership management, to join our tightly-knit, collaborative team. We are looking for someone who is equally excited by the big picture version of what we are doing and by the details of what is required to make it happen. The partnership manager liaises with Community Food Centre (CFC) sites across the country and will act as a conduit for the flow of information and resources between the sites and CFCC. They must be analytical, be an excellent communicator, have strong administrative skills, and be strategic critical thinkers who are prepared to listen, coach, problem-solve and act as knowledge brokers. This role involves working remotely and at a distance from our partners, and therefore will involve skill and enthusiasm for building relationships virtually.
CFCC is strongly committed to equity and inclusion within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of racialized groups, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. We are committed to achieving full accessibility for persons with disabilities by arranging for any necessary accommodations.
Collaborate with partnership management team to develop, implement and oversee systems and procedures to manage partner relationships (including selection, application, agreement, program and financial reporting, collaboration and review process)
Work from a strengths-based, community development and inclusive approach, manage relationships with assigned partner CFC sites, community partners, potential applicants and declined applicants, and active grantees
Oversee a grants portfolio for assigned partner CFC sites - which involves administrative tasks including tracking of funding, developing agreements, and grant letters while remaining on top of reporting and stewardship responsibilities as appropriate
Work with CFC partners to develop and review their annual operations plan and budget
Use regular online meetings, reports and annual review processes to work with assigned partner sites to reach their program goals, financial targets, and to meet CFCC operating standards
Facilitate network development and collaboration opportunities between partners, and identify opportunities for mentorship and leadership within CFCC’s networks
Connect partners with CFCC materials and resources to support effective development of programs, as well as identifying new supports or resources, as required
Collaborate with CFCC departments to support CFCC’s strategic priorities, and special projects (such as national campaigns, fundraising, etc.)
Create/streamline a two-way process of communication between evaluation, knowledge exchange, policy, communications and fundraising departments within CFCC so that each partner’s needs are communicated
Contribute to, facilitate and lead the development of resources, orientation and education sessions, and/ or events which support learning and networking for partner sites
Track, analyze and respond to inquiries and requests for information from potential partner sites and community organizations
Contribute to broader team work on administration, communications, evaluation, fundraising and budgets
Travel to partner sites is required periodically (under normal circumstances)
Qualifications and Experience
5+ years of project management experience in community-based / non-profit organizations, or equivalent experience. This includes the ability to understand and monitor organizational budgets, financial statements and reports
University degree in a related area , or equivalent experience - examples include (but are not limited to) Social Work, Community Development, Adult Education, Indigenous Studies, etc.
Demonstrated experience putting equity and inclusion principles into practice, along with a passion for using good food as a vehicle for individual, community and broader social change
Demonstrated experience with program planning and evaluation, ideally with subject matter expertise in one or more areas of community food programming
Excellent interpersonal skills (tact, diplomacy, negotiation) and along with change management, asset-based coaching, and/or motivational interviewing skills
Strong conceptual, analytical, research and problem solving skills with the ability to be flexible and adaptable when working with partners
Excellent oral and written communication, presentation and facilitation skills, ideally proficient in both English and French.
Experience and training around the principles of adult learning would be an asset.
Experience in a grants management role would be an asset
Why work for us?
➔ Comprehensive benefits package including extended health, short and long-term disability insurance, membership in a defined benefit pension plan, three weeks paid vacation (four after first year) and professional development opportunities
➔ a culture of mutual support where staff cook and eat together, and are committed to creating an equitable and inclusive Canada
➔ an opportunity to be part of a movement building health, belonging and social justice in low-income communities across Canada through the power of food
How to apply:
To apply, please scroll up and click Apply Now. Please skip the Professional Details and Skills section and attach your resume and cover letter. In your cover letter, please share what you think makes you an ideal candidate for this role. Posting closes July 5, 2021. Only those applicants being considered will be contacted. If you require any accommodations, please email . Thank you for your interest in CFCC.
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