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Manager, Organizational Capacity Building, United Way of Greater Toronto

Position Type: Full Time    
Date Ad Posted: 11/22/2006    
Application Deadline: 12/15/2006    

Basic Function: UWGT's Organizational Capacity Building (OCB) Unit
provides various organizational capacity building supports to member
and funded agencies to build and enhance their management and
governance effectiveness, the capacity of leaders and the voluntary
sector through targeted organizational, leadership and sectoral
development initiatives.

Organizational Capacity Building is the abilities, skills, values,
knowledge, relationships and resources that non-profits need in order
to adapt and thrive in a changing environment.

The Organizational Capacity Building Manager will support the work of
the OCB Unit with particular focus on program development, report
writing and communications.


  • Develop and manage programs, initiatives and tools responsive to the needs of agencies.
  • Support the Organizational C apacity Building Unit in the
    development and design of learning events, communication materials and
    research reports.
  • Research and develop information and web-based resources in the area of organizational effectiveness.
  • Support the enhancement of management and governance capacity of
    agencies through various strategies, including peer learning networks.
  • Conduct research to develop new organizational capacity building initiatives.
  • Participate in inter and intra-departmental teams and projects
    including the integration of organizational capacity building into the
    new agency membership process.
  • Manage special projects such as the annual Leading Speakers
    Series, and prepare discussion papers and other written reports as
  • Assist in disseminating learnings to UWGT partners, including
    government agencies, foundations, member and funded agencies, and other


  • At least three to five years experience in a management role in
    the social services sector, preferably in the areas of program
    development and management.
  • Demonstrated research and report writing skills.
  • Strong strategic planning, leadership, problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Experience with organizations serving youth or newcomers or in community building preferred.
  • Proven program development and management experience.
  • Track record of establishing and managing workplans and meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, and experience making presentations.
  • Demonstrated experience in working collaboratively in a team, facilitate group processes and foster partnerships.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Post-secondary education in related fields an asset.

Interested applicants please submit a resume by December 15, 2006, to

Debbie Schepens
United Way of Greater Toronto
26 Wellington Street East, 11th Floor
Toronto, ON  M5E 1W9
Fax: (416) 777-0962

Please note that only those selected for an interview will be
contacted. United Way of Greater Toronto is an equal opportunity