Head of Operations

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
  • Accounting / Finance
  • Human Resources
Full Time
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Toronto
Manager (Supervisor of Staff)$60,0002019-04-012019-04-22

Please note: cover letter is required when applying (*see below for more)

This is an outstanding opportunity for someone who wants their work to make a difference, while gaining a broad set of experiences relevant to non-profits and team leadership. 

Are you the type of person who is passionate about systems and operations? A positive, solutions-oriented and motivated leader who likes to get stuff done – on time and on budget? Are you always on the lookout for ways to improve efficiencies? Are you looking for a friendly, energetic, ethical, and innovative culture and working environment? If so, you may be the perfect fit to join our team!

IFEX is a dynamic global network of over 115 non-governmental organizations worldwide that defend and promote freedom of expression and information.  

We are looking for someone to lead and manage IFEX’s day-to-day operations, including our finance, human resources, and management systems.

In this role, you will:

  • Lead, motivate, and manage the Operations staff team and relevant contractors
  • Manage the monthly and annual accounting functions
  • Develop, implement, and monitor policies and procedures related to finance, human resources and other organizational systems
  • Oversee administrative components of the grants process and overall membership fees process
  • Oversee information technology and communications services, facility management activities, and risk management activities
  • Ensure project management systems are implemented and aligned with organizational goals and needs
  • Develop and manage assigned budgets

You bring to the role:

  • 5+ years’ experience in organizational planning, human resources and financial management including direct staff supervision, and management
  • University degree in related disciplines or equivalent experience
  • Experience working with not for profit and/or international organizations
  • Experience with accounting and financial management in a non-profit context
  • Experience with human resource management best practices
  • Thorough knowledge of and proficiency in office administrative practices
  • Knowledge of a range of applications and software including human resource management software, QuickBooks, Microsoft Office and Mac operating systems. Advanced knowledge of MS Excel an asset
  • Excellent organisation and administrative skills with strong attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a variety of contexts
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Spanish, Arabic and/or French an asset
  • Eligibility to work in Canada; occasional travel might be required

The work environment: The work is rewarding as well as demanding and dynamic, dealing with diverse and challenging issues. We are committed to maintaining a working environment that is positive, professional and collaborative.

Payment, terms and conditions: Starting salary is CAD$60,000 (commensurate with experience), and a comprehensive benefits package. This is a full-time, regular position. Start date is as soon as possible.

*How to apply: Please send a CV and a statement of interest along with your application via email by 22 April 2018 to hiring@ifex.org with “Hiring Committee: IFEX Head of Operations” in the subject line.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

IFEX encourages, promotes and supports diversity in all aspects of its work.

We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to developing inclusive, barrier free selection processes and work environments. If contacted for an interview, please advise us of accommodation measures which would enable you to be interviewed in a fair and equitable manner. Information related to accommodation measures will be treated in confidence.

To learn more about IFEX and its work, please visit our website at www.ifex.org.