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Contract Type: Full-time (position funded through October 2023. Work is ongoing to secure funding beyond that period.)
Start Date: November 2022
Location: Remote within Canada
Closing Date: October 17, 2022 at 5:00 pm EST
Hours of work: Flexible
Salary: $70,000 - $85,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications
Benefits: A generous benefits package will be made available following the end of the three-month probationary period, which includes health and dental benefits, AD&D, Long-term disability and life insurance. Group and individual professional development opportunities are also provided to staff.
Paid time off: Four weeks (20 days) of paid vacation are provided and CCHR typically closes between Christmas and New Year’s Day, providing a handful of additional paid days off for staff to rest and recharge. Full-time staff are provided with 10 paid personal emergency days annually.
Application Method: Cover letter + resume as one PDF document. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to complete an assignment and to participate in an interview. Please see instructions below.
About Canadian Centre for Housing Rights (formerly CERA)
CCHR is one of Canada’s oldest charities working to advance the right to housing in Canada. Founded in 1987, CCHR has worked tirelessly for 35 years at the intersection of human rights and housing. We are one of Canada’s leading NGOs working in the area of social and economic rights. CCHR works to advance the right to adequate housing by:
Working at CCHR
CCHR is a collaborative and cross-functional team of about 30 motivated professionals working across Canada, linked by our commitment to advancing the right to housing. We are in the second year of our strategic plan, which prioritizes organizational growth, working nationally, developing innovative ways to engage communities and individuals to support their right to housing and building new, dedicated teams in the areas of policy advocacy, research and strategic litigation. CCHR’s four functional teams (Services and Education; Policy Advocacy and Communications; Research; and, Strategic Litigation) work collaboratively together to support each other’s work in identifying and executing innovative ways to advance the right to housing.
CCHR’s office is located at the Centre for Social Innovation (Spadina location), an exciting shared workspace that houses 250 non-profits and social innovators across multiple locations in downtown Toronto. It is accessible by transit and offers substantial opportunities to network with like-minded people and participate in a mission-driven, innovative community through various events. CCHR’s team works remotely, but our office has several workstations which are available to staff who would like to work from the office on a part-time or occasional basis.
About the Role
We are seeking a creative, insights-driven, hands-on senior development professional to join our growing team. In this role, your ability to juggle multiple responsibilities under tight timelines is essential. If you are a self-starter with demonstrated experience in grant writing, donor stewardship and development, and developing and managing fundraising campaigns, this could be the right role for you.
Working in close collaboration with the Communications Team, the successful candidate will be a key player in the design, development and execution of fundraising and development strategies and campaigns, and developing grant and project proposals to support our work. The role requires strategic thinking, cross-team collaboration, and exceptional written communication skills.
As Manager of Development, your responsibilities will include:
Skills and attributes
We recognize and value the unique perspective that people with lived experience of poverty and/or precarious housing bring in addition to the skills and qualifications listed above.
To apply for this job
Applications should include a CV and cover letter in one PDF document and should be submitted by email to with the subject line: Application – Manager of Development.
At CCHR, we believe that a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve strengthens our ability to achieve our mission. We strongly encourage applicants of all genders, racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, abilities, and with a range of life experiences to apply.
We are committed to full compliance with the Human Rights Code, the Accessibility For Ontarians With Disabilities Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and all other applicable legislation. We will provide accommodation during the hiring process upon request and information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.
We thank all applicants for their interest.
Unfortunately CCHR is not in a position to respond to inquiries regarding the position.
Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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