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Unit Manager, Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division

Perth, Ontario
Deadline January 27, 2011

Job Purpose    

  • Operates a community based office serving a defined local community; manages all fundraising initiatives and oversees delivery of outreach and community services.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership in the delivery of local fundraising, outreach and community service activities
  • Participate in region planning activities, assess the local capacity to raise funds and deliver Society programs within the context of broader organizational plans; and create a business plan to meet defined goals
  • Identify volunteer resource requirements within all local communities in conjunction with the local volunteer council; ensure volunteer resources are in place to meet planned initiatives; and support the entire volunteer engagement cycle as appropriate
  • Assist with media advocacy issues, such as acting as spokesperson on specific cancer control issues and at local Society events
  • Ensure that policies and procedures are adhered to by volunteers and staff
  • Seek partnerships with other related agencies to complement programs/services offered by the Society; and attend and participate with local health councils
  • Initiate opportunities to communicate Canadian Cancer Society mission, programs and support for research to the local community
  • Other projects/duties as assigned

Staff Management Responsibilities

  • Creates a positive work environment which attracts and retains high calibre individuals
  • Recruits and retains qualified staff to meet resourcing needs
  • Supports the team in achieving their commitments and departmental objectives
  • Identifies developmental needs and implements tactics to reduce the gaps identified

Health and Safety Responsibilities

  • Provides a safe and healthy work environment for team members and relevant stakeholders
  • Ensures team members work in compliance with the Society’s health & safety policy, the Occupational Health & Safety Act and its regulations
  • Qualifications
  • Post-secondary education, preferably in Business; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Several years of general management experience; preferably with providing leadership to both staff and volunteer resources
  • Knowledge of fundraising strategies and practices
  • General financial management skills to meet/exceed revenue targets, to identify remedial action if there are shortfalls, and manage operations within an established budget; knowledge of government receipting requirements
  • Awareness of community health-care agencies and how Canadian Cancer Society might partner with them to achieve shared goals; understanding community demographics to determine how best to position Society services and fundraising initiatives
  • Organizational and planning skills to prepare annual work plans, monitor accomplishments and make adjustments as required to meet service delivery objectives
  • Interpersonal skills to maintain strong relationships internal and external to the office, to work collaboratively with others, and to promote the Society within the community
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills, including the ability to effectively communicate messages to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to work independently and exercise sound judgement
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skill in advocacy techniques an asset
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle
  • Strong MS Office skills (Word/Excel/Outlook/PowerPoint)
  • A Criminal Records Check is required
  • Knowledge of Canadian Cancer Society policies and procedures would be an asset
  • Non-smoker

Working Conditions

  • Works with a multidisciplinary team
  • Collaborates with others in order to leverage opportunities
  • Regular evening and weekend work; adjusts hours and schedule as necessary to meet the demands of the community
  • Regular travel to attend off-site meetings and events within the local communities, occasional travel beyond to attend scheduled meetings and events
  • May work outdoors and be exposed to elements during key special events
  • Works with confidential issues and data
  • Handles multiple priorities and interactions with many internal and external clients

Physical/Mental Requirements

  • May sit/stand for extended periods
  • May involve significant use of computers at times
  • May require the ability to lift and carry up to 20lbs
  • May include set-up and take-down at events

Direct Reports

  • Unit Assistant/Office Coordinator
  • Fundraising Coordinator
  • Volunteer Engagement Coordinator
  • Fundraising Secretary

Indirect Reports

  • Unit volunteers, including unit council – provides direction and guidance on a regular basis

In return for your contributions, we offer an attractive compensation package, which encompasses a starting salary in the mid 50K range, and the chance to work in a supportive and progressive environment. Qualified non-smokers are invited to send their resume and cover letter, quoting job#OHPE-101 in the subject line by January 27, 2011.

Human Resources
Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division
55 St. Clair Ave. W, Suite 500
Toronto ON M4V 2Y7
recruit@ontario.cancer.ca

The Canadian Cancer Society thanks all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

The Canadian Cancer Society provides equal opportunity in employment and encourages applications from all qualified persons.

A Criminal Records Check is required.