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Career Opportunities at LEAP

Our team—comprised of professionals with experience from across different sectors—has the skills necessary to drive social impact in the 21st century. We rely on the talent and deep commitment of our team to advance our mission. We look for passionate people who have a demonstrated interest in fostering cross-sector collaboration, strengthening the non-profit sector and creating massive social change. Great candidates thrive in our fast-paced, high-performing, and collaborative environment.


OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

Context and Background

The LEAP | Pecaut Centre for Social Impact applies the discipline of private equity investing to select, support and scale charities with quantifiable social impact. Created as a response to a fragmented charitable landscape, we team high-potential charities with private sector expertise to create measurable and sustainable benefits to society. Alongside our board, advisors and sector partners—The Boston Consulting Group, McCarthy Tétrault, EY, The Offord Group, Perennial Design and Hill+Knowlton Strategies— we deliver transformative hands-on support to scale impact across Canada. The Centre works deeply with few charities, selecting only 1-2 per year, supporting their growth across an average of 5 years.   

The Centre employs a rigorous due diligence process to ensure we select the best in Canada. Few organizations or programs fit the impact and model to align with our criteria set:  

  • Scalability: Can the model scale 5-10x?

  • Is there an unmet demand in Canada?

  • Impact: Does the organization/program generate quantifiable impact?

  • Leadership: Is the board, staff and leadership team strong, ambitious, relentless and passionate?

  • Ability to change: Is there a culture of flexibility and desire to improve and grow?

The Centre works primarily within the sectors of Health, Education, and Employment.

LEAP is seeking a proactive, rigorous and highly organized full-time Operations Coordinator to join our small, growing and nimble team. The Operations Coordinator is the glue of the Centre, keeping a pulse across the priority work at the Centre, anticipating where he/she can provide project or logistical support and connecting the dots across stakeholders and partners. This position will be responsible for managing the overall logistics and coordination of the Centre’s team, including organizing meetings, crafting and managing communication with stakeholders, planning events, leading projects to enhance our effectiveness and efficiency and conducting ad hoc projects to support due diligence and our charities. A “jack of all trades” will excel in this role.

If you have always had a keen interest in social and charitable endeavours and are interested in leveraging your passions and skills to improve the social climate, this role will interest you. This is a unique opportunity to blend your go-getter attitude and your skills and knowledge with your passion for and experience in social progress and to help grow a young, dynamic organization aiming to amplify change in Canada.

Key Responsibilities

We work closely with our private sector and charitable partners to achieve our impact objectives. A significant amount of coordination is required to execute effectively.  

  • Oversee the day-to-day administrative functions: Coordinate logistics and team essentials, such as purchases, large print requests, meeting rooms, credit card usage, bookkeeping, file management, meeting times, often directly with BCG, and space organization

  • Managing data and developing best practices for tech platforms:  Become the internal expert in using our technology platforms to improve our efficiency, data management and coordination as a Centre. The Centre uses several tech platforms, including Salesforce, Teamwork, Box, Squarespace, MailChimp, Hootsuite, Gmail Suite, etc.

  • Manage digital marketing and communications for the Centre: including actively engaging in the Centre’s social media presence, updating the website, preparing the Centre’s newsletter and drafting communications to specific partners and stakeholders

  • Coordinate events: including developing event plan, securing space, food, invitations, managing RSVPs, and overall event execution

  • Manage new hire and onboarding processes: including posting job descriptions, tracking candidates, preparing interview materials and communicating with candidates

  • Conduct research and prepare reports: Support Managing Director and other team members in developing collateral, board documents, due diligence and portfolio and accelerator projects

  • Contribute to continuous improvement within LEAP: This may include designing and leading new programs, anticipating ways to improve how we operate and organize as a team, setting up and refining processes and systems, codifying knowledge and best practices, and staying up-to-date with sector thought leadership

  • Other duties as assigned

Experience, Qualifications, and Characteristics

  • Demonstrated passion for the potential to generate massive social impact and foster the development and funding of charities.

  • Outstanding analytical, research, critical thinking and communication skills.

  • Highly organized and high attention to detail demonstrated within a fast-paced setting.

  • Ability (and enjoyment) of working with technology and tools; technical acumen is important.  

  • Ability to produce high-quality written materials, including PowerPoint presentations as well as text documents.

  • Ability to manage multiple and changing priorities.

  • “Roll up your sleeves” attitude with entrepreneurial bent.

  • Verbal and written fluency in English; ability to communicate in French is desirable.

  • Self-motivated and proactive, able to work with a high degree of autonomy.

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, ability to perform in a multifunctional team setting.

  • Ability to interact with senior leaders and a wide range of stakeholders with credibility and tact.

  • Graphic design skills a plus.

  • Salesforce experience a plus.

  • Bookkeeping skills; financial acumen a plus.

 

The successful candidate will report to the Managing Director of LEAP | Pecaut Centre for Social Impact.
To apply, please send cover letter and resume to jill@leap-pecautcentre.ca.  

Application deadline: September 10th 2018


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