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Fora: Network for Change

Senior Manager, Development and Operations

Posted On: May 31, 2022
Closing On: June 26, 2022

Location: Remote
Effective: As soon as possible.
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: senior
Salary Range: $72,000 + $50/month mobile stipend

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 Position: Senior Manager, Development and Operations 

Hours: 40 hours per week 

Contract type: 1-year contract, with potential for renewal 

Start date: As soon as possible 

Location: Anywhere in Canada 

Reports to: Director, Development and Operations 

Closing date: June 26, 2022 at 11:59 Eastern 

Salary: $72,000 + $50/month mobile stipend 

Benefits: Health & Dental Benefits provided after 3 months’ probation 

Vacation: Three weeks (15 days) paid vacation per calendar year, prorated for part years 

Application method: Application form + resume 

All candidates must be legally able to work in Canada and available for occasional travel domestically and internationally. Candidates must be available for occasional evenings and weekends. Lieu time off is provided for time worked outside of business hours. 

About Fora 

Launched in 2009 and operating as G(irls)20 from 2009 – 2021, Fora places young women at the centre of decision-making processes. Fora is a centre of excellence for young women’s leadership development. Through our signature programs – Global Summit, Girls on Boards and Next Level – we make strategic investments in young women through education and training, building networks, and access to unparalleled opportunities at home and abroad. While advocating for change at the global level through the annual Global Summit, we are invested in changing the status quo for young women across Canada by placing young leaders in decision-making spaces with 

Girls on Boards and upskilling young women with Next Level. Learn more at 

Working at Fora 

We’re a collaborative team committed to creating opportunities for all young women to get a seat at decision-making tables and have their voices heard, whether it be in business, politics, or social change. We provide high quality programming and work closely with alumnae to constantly improve program design. As an organization, we are working toward making stronger connections to an intersectional and 2S+LGBTQ feminist movement and evolve our programming and staffing in this direction. Fora has an all-hands-on-deck attitude and there is no task too big or too small that staff may do. We work hard and have fun! This is an exciting time to join a growing organization, with the ability to have your own imprint on the future of the organization. 

Fora is committed to equitable representation and access. Candidates from Black, Indigenous, racialized, 2S+LGBTQ, newcomer, refugee, and other underserved communities are encouraged to self-identify in your application. To learn more about Fora’s continued learning and commitment to equity, please see our 2020 Equity Action Plan and 2021 Equity Report. 

As a result of COVID-19, Fora employees are currently working from home. We offer flexible hours and recognize that care work, health and mental health must be respected to have an effective team. While working from home due to the ongoing pandemic, a monthly stipend to cover Wi-Fi expenses is made available to staff. 

Position Summary: 

Fora is seeking a Senior Manager, Development and Operations responsible for the strategy, oversight and execution of the organization’s fundraising and operations. With one direct report, the Senior Manager will identify new partnerships, manage current partnerships, lead the social enterprise and oversee operational support of the organization. Working closely with the Director, Development and Operations, this person will work across the organization’s programs, activities and stakeholders to promote a healthy funding portfolio and operational strategy to drive impact at Fora. 

The Senior Manager, Development and Operations plays a vital role in holding relationships with Fora community members; the successful candidate should be comfortable communicating about a broad diversity of policy topics, including gender equality, equity, economic inclusion, and the rights of young women and gender-diverse leaders. They should bring experience and/or familiarity with how these issues affect young women around the world. This position is ideally suited for a self-starter and strategic thinker with strong writing and relationship management skills. 

The successful candidate is also a positive and outgoing individual who is as comfortable working independently as being a collaborative team player. They receive feedback with openness and willingness to adapt, learn and grow. An independent learner, this individual takes initiative as needed. 

The Senior Manager of Development and Operations’ main responsibilities include: 

Fund Development 

  • Implementation and oversight of the fundraising strategy and development of next year’s strategy 
  • Manage key relationships with corporate donors, family foundations, and major donors 
  • Lead the development of the organization’s monthly giving and major donor program 
  • Research and write proposals for corporate and institutional funders 
  • Evaluate and report regularly to the CEO and Resource Development Committee on fundraising progress 
  • Identify corporate prospects for the organization’s fundraising priorities 
  • Develop and pitch proposals 
  • Negotiate and draft agreements 
  • Develop and submit timely reports 
  • Implement stewardship and prospecting strategies across all donor audiences 
  • Organize Fora fundraising events 
  • Represent Fora at corporate events, on panels, and at conferences 

Social Enterprise 

  • Oversee the sales process and engage in sales conversations as needed 
  • Lead on promotion strategy for Elevate by Fora 
  • Facilitate training sessions as needed 


  • Identify Fora’s operational priorities 
  • Monthly expense management and tracking 
  • Lead on the creation of new office systems and processes to promote efficiencies, ensure current ones are being followed 
  • Oversee Salesforce integration process 

All team members also: 

  • Participate and play an active role in all Fora programs’ external events 
  • Occasionally participate in Fora programs’ workshops and other internal events 
  • Assist in the preparation of cross-team reports and communications materials 
  • Contribute to the organizational strategic planning, annual planning, etc. 
  • Other duties as needed. 


  • 4-5 years of fundraising experience; Experience with social enterprise development a plus 
  • 5-plus years of professional experience in a nonprofit organization; demonstrated success in a development function 
  • 2+ years of experience managing people, with a proven ability to project manage and lead with empathy 
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills with a proven ability to influence 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Excellent strategic planning and implementation skills 
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable, work independently and lead strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives 
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and tight timelines 
  • Highly independent, highly motivated self-starter 
  • A team player who is willing and ready to support the team when needed 
  • Solutions-oriented and can troubleshoot day-to-day issues as they arise, whether logistical or interpersonal in nature 
  • Comfort working with Microsoft Office, Slack and other digital tools to maintain clear and organized documentation and data management 
  • Flexibility to travel occasionally within Canada and internationally 
  • Committed to feminist values with an understanding of how diverse women experience marginalization differently 
  • Sensitivity working with young women (ages 18-25) from a diversity of communities around the globe 


To apply, please fill out this application form by no later than Sunday, June 12th, 2022, 11:59pm Eastern. 

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