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Manager of Allocations and Evaluation, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Ontario Chapter

RRthe Executive Director)

Status: Permanent Full-time

Location: 790 Bay Street, Toronto

Start Date: May 13, 2002

Salary: Competitive Salary

Context: Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is a registered charitable organization dedicated exclusively to the fight against breast cancer. It works collaboratively to fund, support and advocate for

* relevant and innovative breast cancer research,

* meaningful education and awareness programs,

* early diagnosis and effective treatment, and

* a positive quality of life for those living with breast cancer.

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (Ontario Chapter) is grounded in the communities in Ontario. It carries out its mission through its own provincial Board of Directors, its five volunteer-led Branches across Ontario, and its volunteers and staff.

Position Summary: The Manager of Allocations and Evaluation is responsible for the development and implementation of the Chapter's program and grants evaluation processes, as well as for the management and implementation of the Chapter's Allocations programs and processes.


(a) Evaluation:

* provides leadership to the design and development of a framework and systems for the Chapter's program and grants evaluation

* reviews evaluation systems for effectiveness, incorporating new learning into system and program design

* identifies key findings from grant evaluations and provides regular feedback for review by staff and the Board of Directors regarding trends and issues arising from grantee reports

* provides assistance to the Chapter's volunteers and grant recipients around evaluation through local workshops, written and telephone contact, as needed

* brings an evaluation perspective to the Chapter's annual planning process and serves as a resource to all Chapter staff regarding evaluation issues.

(b) Allocations

(Note: Some elements of lead responsibility still to be determined with respect to the grants programs)

* implements the Chapter's grant-making programs and policies, including responding to potential applicants, preliminary screening of requests, research related to grant application review and recommendations, preparation of materials for the grant review panels, Allocations Committee and Board of Directors and ongoing monitoring and evaluation

* ensures that appropriate standards, policies, processes and procedures are in place to achieve effectiveness and efficiency of allocations programs (including filing, data management and retrieval systems)

* provides support and developmental assistance to the Chapter's volunteers around the allocations process

* provides staff support to the Allocations Committee of the Board of Directors, including researching allocations policy and creating relevant practices across all allocations functions

* provides staff support, including the preparation of appropriate materials and analyses to the grant review panels for Community Education, Fellowship, Research Project and other proposals as required

* provides grants management expertise and serves as the lead contact with all Project and Fellowship grants


* ensures allocations software system is maintained and reports created for internal management information use

* serves as the evaluation and allocations liaison with Branches as relates to skills development and provides expertise and support as needed

* serves as the Chapter's representative with the National office regarding evaluation and allocations processes

* presents information at community and other sessions related to the Chapter's allocations processes

* performs other duties as required.

Required Qualifications and Abilities


* University degree or equivalent in related subject area

* minimum of five years' experience in the not-for-profit sector, with a background in evaluation practice and processes, allocation processes and program management

* experience with volunteer leadership and peer review processes

* ability to understand the breast cancer environment and CBCF's role in it

* strong conceptual, analytical and research skills

* experience and comfort with budget development and analysis

* excellent oral and written communication skills in English, including presentation skills


* collaborative working style, with focus on team-based environment

* ability to build and sustain positive and mutually supportive relationships with grantees, funders, volunteers and other organizations

* comfort with technology and related software

* good organizational skills and multi-tasking ability

* sound judgment and ability to maintain confidentiality.

Desirable Qualifications and Abilities

* background in health sector or social services

* knowledge of French.

To Apply

If you are confident that your skills and experience make you the ideal candidate for this position, please forward my mail or fax, a cover letter and resume by April 18, 2002 to the attention of

Susan Martin, Human Resources Manager

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

790 Bay Street, Suite 1000

Toronto, Ontario M5G 1N8

Fax: (416) 596-7857

No phone calls please. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.