Project Manager

Project Manager
Organization NamePosition TypesDurationGreat ForRegion and Location(s)Ad Online SinceApplication Deadline
Collaboration Partners
  • Committee Member
  • Marketing / Communications / PR
  • Professional Services
Short term (Less than 6 months)
  • Unknown
  • Ontario
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area
2019-05-202019-07-31

Collaboration Partners Overview

Collaboration Partners is a Toronto based non-profit providing pro-bono consulting and advisory services to other local and national non-profits in need of assistance.  We seek to assist non-profits in creating and pursuing a sustainable long term vision to achieve their strategic goals and create greater social impact within their communities.  We believe in a collaborative approach to creating social impact and work closely as an internal team and with our clients to provide sound recommendations and strategies that produce positive social value.  Our experienced volunteer consulting team members play a large role in delivering this value to our clients, and ultimately, our larger community.

To learn more about our organization, please visit us at www.collaborationpartners.ca.

Looking for: Consulting Team Member – Project Manager


You will gain first-hand consulting experience at Collaboration Partners by working on non-profit client projects.  The Team Leader role is the most critical role to the success of a consulting engagement.  The Team Leader is the team “quarterback” who guides the process from beginning to end.  This includes clarifying the workplan with the client to form a more detailed approach during the kickoff meeting, coordinating the efforts and work product of the team of consultants, and keeping the project on track by scheduling meetings by the appropriate deadlines.  The Team Leader is will collaborate with the consulting team members.

The team leader role is both challenging and rewarding, but it is also an unparalleled opportunity to hone your analytical, problem-solving, communication and leadership skills. Examples of potential client engagements include:

  • Identifying key growth opportunities for a client;
  • Creating a development plan to drive membership;
  • Determining the feasibility of a client’s new proposed service;
  • Assessing potential demographic markets for a client’s services.

Our goal is to provide you with a unique volunteer experience, with the potential to grow into an engagement management role in the future.  Most importantly, we want to engage you and leverage your talent to create a positive impact on our community.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to be involved in strategic planning of local non-profits to international non-profits in Canada
  • Flexible work environment and schedule
  • Connect with a wide network of industry leaders and establish strong relationships
  • Gain non profit consulting experience and insight into Canada’s charitable and non profit industry
  • Create a lasting positive impact for organizations in need


Qualifications 

  • Relevant university degree
  • Experience managing a team with excellent leadership skills
  • Project management experience
  • Client presentation experience
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to understand client issues
  • Experience with of strong team coordination and collaboration
  • At least two years of full-time work experience in the private/public/non-profit sector

Preferred:

  • Consulting and non-profit experience
  • Proven record of exceptional work, academic and extracurricular achievement
  • Have an aptitude for numbers, critical analysis and problem solving skills, as well as outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated superior leadership skills and valuable contributions in team oriented environments
  • Confidence in project presentations to board level members
  • Ability to step up to take on further responsibilities to deliver  the project when needed

Our core recruitment areas include corporate strategy, investment banking, management consulting, and private equity. We welcome individuals seeking to broaden and supplement their work experience with non-profit exposure.


Time Commitment

Five to ten hours a week for project work, meetings, events, and travel. 

The time of a client engagement depends on the project but will typically range from three to six months.

 

How to Apply

Please answer each of the following questions in 250 words or less:

1. Why do you want to volunteer with Collaboration Partners?

2. In your opinion, how can non-profits and young professionals collaborate to achieve social impact?

3. Describe a situation in which you have demonstrated leadership in a team environment. What were some of the challenges you faced? What were the key outcomes you achieved?

4. Define your leadership style

Please send your completed answers and resume to cynthia.lo@collaborationpartners.ca.


 
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