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Manager, Bluewater Unit, Canadian Cancer Society

Owen Sound, Ontario
Deadline: January 15, 2012

Every three minutes, another Canadian in faced with fighting cancer. Join the Canadian Cancer Society’s fight against cancer by helping us do everything we can to prevent cancer, save lives and support those living with cancer. You’ll be part of a passionate team determined to change lives and make a difference in the cancer fight.

Manager (Bluewater Unit)

Owen Sound, ON


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


  • 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 leadership; 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 networks
  • 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


  • 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 volunteer engagement strategies and practices
  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • Office Coordinator
  • Fundraising Coordinators
  • Fundraising Secretary


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

In return for your contributions, we offer a very attractive compensation package, which encompasses a salary starting in the high 50K range, excellent benefits, 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 207 by January 15, 2012, to:

Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division

Human Resources Department

55 St. Clair Ave W Toronto, Ontario M4V 2Y7

We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

For more information about how you can join the fight against cancer and become a member of our dynamic team, please visit our website at and visit the Careers section, found under About Us.

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

A Criminal Records Check is required