Job Posting 87474

Managing Director
We Matter
Work From Home - From Anywhere
closed 3 days ago (Thu, 29 Sep)
full time  •  $67,000.00 - $75,000.00


 Career Opportunity

 Managing Director




We Matter is an Indigenous-led and youth-centered organization and registered charity dedicated to Indigenous youth support, hope and life promotion. Our mission is to communicate to Indigenous youth that they matter and create spaces of support for those going through a hard time while fostering unity and resiliency.


Our founding project, the We Matter Campaign, is a national multi-media campaign in which Indigenous role models and allies from across Canada submit short videos, written and artistic messages sharing their own experiences of overcoming hardships, and communicating with Indigenous youth that no matter how hopeless life can feel, there is always a way forward.


We Matter operates nationally in Canada, with a small team spread across multiple provinces and territories. Visit us at





We are seeking a Managing Director to lead our team!


Reporting to the We Matter Board of Directors, the Managing Director works in partnership with the Financial Operations & Granting Director and the Outreach & Partnerships Director to ensure the organization operates in a manner that is consistent with its mission and strategic objective.


The Managing Director plays a crucial role in establishing a cohesive and collaborative environment that facilitates active communication and joint decision-making within the organization.  They will act as a transformer, coach and mentor providing solid leadership and direction to the team.


Responsible for overseeing Administrative Operations, Human Resources and reporting, the Managing Director will do so while ensuring processes and polices embrace an Indigenous-rooted perspective.



Who you are

You care deeply about the future of Indigenous Youth.  You are driven to ensure their voices are heard.  You see the world from an Indigenous lens and are determined to provide a positive future.  You are a non-profit professional and a problem solver with experience in advocacy and have exceptional leadership skills. You lead from your heart, from a place of compassion and have experience in work environments which support young people with mental health and other traumas.  Please note that this position is suited for an Indigenous (First Nation, Métis, Inuit) person.


What you will do


Team & Organizational Management


The Managing Director is responsible for managing We Matter’s remotely-working team of staff and the organization’s day-to-day operations:

  • Act as the reporting manager for all of We Matter’s staff/employees inline with We Matter’s guiding principles, values, policies, and team structure
  • Facilitate a cohesive and collaborative remotely operating team environment
  • Co-develop and ensure effective and intentional team processes and reporting for the day-to-day operation of the organization
  • Implement streamlined engagement, communication, and information management systems and processes – such as weekly team meetings, monthly check-ins, problem-solving, etc.
  • Manage and monitor organizational and team platforms – such as information drives and hubs, Slack, Zoom, etc.
  • Facilitate team building, planning, and relationship-strengthening in order to maintain healthy internal communications and dynamics
  • Facilitate frequent check-ins with program leads and staff, supporting conflict resolution, professional development, and project management
  • Ensure the safety and integrity of We Matter’s programs through the oversight of staff, programs/projects, and engagements
  • Organize and co-lead an annual We Matter team retreat for reflection, strategic and program visioning, and team building
  • Support the We Matter team in their regional and national outreach efforts, including booking outreach travel, workshop bookings and payments, travel logistics, and expenses for staff and program participants
  • Offer an accessible, compassionate, youth-friendly, and wholistic planning lens to We Matter’s operations and team management
  • Approach relationship building and communications from an Indigenous, trauma-informed, and strengths-based perspective

Administrative Operations & Human Resources,

The Managing Director is responsible for managing the effective administrative operations and human resources of the organization:

  • Manage the human resources functions, recruitment and retention of competent staff and contract support
  • Coach and mentor staff as appropriate to improve performance
  • Oversee, manage and coordinate with We Matter’s various administrative teams – such as payroll and accounting services; employee benefits provider; legal advisors; website development and design/communications
  • Manage We Matter’s website in collaboration with staff and web development team
  • Co-develop accessible, Indigenous and youth-friendly employment, human resource and administrative policies/procedures for all functions
  • Lead annual staff and organizational reviews/reflections
  • Manage and oversee organizational systems for We Matter’s various programs including the National Ambassadors of Hope program, We Matter Campaign, Resource Development & Outreach, the National Mini-Grant program, and any subsequent future programming developed by We Matter
  • Work closely with fellow Directors and the We Matter Board to review and amend We Matter’s Policies & Procedures Manual on an annual or as-needed basis
  • Ensure responsible, effective administration and management of We Matter’s team platforms, applications, drives, folders, employee files, and databases
  • Oversee the security and privacy of the organization’s information and data, such as employees files, emails, documents, spreadsheets, partner and outreach contact lists, youth and community information
  • Hold co-signing authority on behalf of the organization
  • Work closely with the Financial Operations & Granting Director to develop financial policies and guidelines around We Matter’s youth program travel, spending, and coordination processes
  • Support the innovative; community-centered; youth-led vision and voice of We Matter
  • Ensure We Matter is compliant with human resources legislation such as Employment Standards, the Canadian Labour Code, Human Rights and PIPA.

Impact Monitoring, Oversight & Reporting

The Managing Director is responsible for the general oversight, monitoring, and reporting needs of the team and organization:

  • Work closely with the Board of Directors and operational leadership team (fellow Directors)with regards to strategic decisions and visioning; public relations; financial management, programming, reporting and audits
  • Report quarterly to and act as the liaison between the Board of Directors and Operational Team with regards to the ongoing operations of the organization including but not limited to: strategic decisions, fundraising, partnerships, and human resources
  • Co-develop and implement evaluation and impact tracking processes for We Matter’s programs and staff – such as creating knowledge reflection plans; defining and adapting goals and objectives; compiling multi-media; and facilitating unique ways to track progress, activities, growth, challenges and successes
  • Lead information, data and evaluation-gathering alongside program leads and the operational leadership team to meet reporting needs – such as the development and delivery of program storybooks, grant-specific impact reports, and We Matter’s Annual Impact Report, to share with stakeholders, funders, communities, Board of Directors, and the public
  • Research and engage in opportunities and knowledge sharing in order to ensure best practices when it comes to Indigenous mental health, mentorship, leadership, evaluation, and youth engagement


What you bring





  • A degree in a relevant field of study, such as human resources, Indigenous leadership, organizational management or social services program
  • Trained or certified in group leadership; team management; or facilitation
  • Trained or certified in trauma-informed practice, suicide prevention skills or mental health first aid
  • At least 3 years direct experience with organizational and team management
  • Experienced in communications and conflict resolution in particular to working with Indigenous communities, vulnerable/marginalized groups, and/or young people
  • Experienced in team/group management and facilitation
  • Experienced in program/project development, coordination, and evaluation
  • Experienced in operations administration, Human Resources and information management
  • Experienced in youth engagement and leadership
  • Experienced in relationship-building and collaborating with diverse identities
  • Experienced in managing online platforms and virtual communications




  • Knowledge of We Matter, its history, mission, and messaging
  • Knowledge of colonial and trauma-informed work and practice
  • Strong knowledge of the historical and present contexts and experiences of First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth and communities across Canada
  • Working mental health and life promotion literacy (or willingness to certify)
  • Knowledge of harm-reduction and crisis planning/reaction approaches (or willingness to certify)
  • Skilled in collaborative problem-solving
  • Skilled with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, etc.) and other team and information management platforms (such as Slack, Google, Dropbox)
  • Excellent writing, grammar and copy-editing skills
  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent active listening and delegation skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • A high degree of emotional intelligence




  • Ability to foster an accountable and team-centered work environment
  • Ability to relate to Indigenous young people and communities
  • Ability to think and operate within an Indigenous / cultural / decolonial lens and worldview
  • Inclusive understanding of ability and gender diverse youth
  • Ability to communicate and facilitate sensitive topics and discussions
  • Ability to critically think, analyze, and evaluate
  • Open minded, action and dialogue-oriented
  • Ability to adapt to various contexts and challenges
  • Ability to communicate from a place of openness, understanding, respect, and compassion
  • Ability to utilize accessible and cross-cultural language
  • Ability to remain accessible and flexible given the nature of youth-centered work
  • Ability to travel when required
  • Ability to provide a clean criminal records check



What we offer


This position offers you the ability to work with an Indigenous-led organization which shares messages of hope, culture, and strength; finds innovative ways of creating and distributing messaging and resources into remote and northern areas; builds a support network of youth and community leaders; and creates tools and resources on mental health, life promotion, hardship, hope, and healing for Indigenous youth, communities, and their helpers.


The Managing Director role offers a salary of $67-75k per annum, as well as professional development funds and extended benefits after three months of employment.


How to apply


At We Matter, we embrace, cherish and welcome 2SLGTBQ+ and gender diverse applicants.  We truly believe that “I Matter, You Matter, We Matter”.  We provide training and support to ensure equity, diversity and inclusion is deeply rooted in our work place culture. Please visit our website to review our initiatives:


If comfortable, we respectfully ask that you include your pronouns in your cover letter.


Please note that this position is suited for an Indigenous (First Nation, Métis, Inuit) person.


If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a detailed resume and cover letter to: and include “We Matter, Managing Director” in the subject line, by September 29, 2022 at 5:00 pm PST.

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