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The Ottawa Network for Education has been connecting people and resources to give our kids the tools they need to succeed since 1985.

Our 28 employees and 3,000 volunteers develop and deliver innovative programs to schools across all four Ottawa school boards. If you want to help children and youth thrive in school and in life, we invite you to browse our employment opportunities.

Program Manager, Volunteer Programs

We are looking for an energetic, team-oriented individual with excellent relationship management skills to join the Ottawa Network for Education, and lead the volunteer programs team.

The Program Manager, Volunteer Programs reports to the President and CEO and manages volunteer resources to assist in the delivery of the school based Ottawa Volunteers in Education, OttawaReads and Assistive Technology programs and services. This includes directly managing volunteers, and providing guidance, support, resources and tools to OVIE staff and OCDSB educators who supervise volunteers.

Key Responsibilities
•Develops and maintains partnerships with school boards, community agencies, voluntary sector
organizations, and funders
•Innovates, grows and develops the program in response to emerging needs and opportunities
•Develops and implements volunteer recruitment, training, recognition, and retention strategies
•Develops a budget for the volunteer program activities
•Evaluates programs and report results to partners
and funders
•Develop, review, and administer policies and procedures that guide volunteer programs
•Actively supports general and program specific fundraising and promotional strategies
•Manages ongoing operation of volunteer database
•Primary resource for Program Advisory Committee(s)
•Lead and manage program resources (staff, contractors, volunteers)
•Participates as a member of ONFE’s management team

Required Skills/Experience
•Strong oral and written communication skills
including experience public speaking, making presentations, and delivering workshops.
•Demonstrated IT skills and knowledge,including knowledge of computer networking systems, database software functions and tools, and proficientwith the Microsoft Office 365 suite of tools.
•Demonstrated time management skills and flexibility to meet emerging priorities.
•Works professionally, collaboratively and respectfully with all colleagues and stakeholders to move ONFE’s
work forward.
•Communicates with others honestly, respectfully, and sensitively, maintaining continuous, open and consistent communication channels.
•Displays a positive attitude in the face of ambiguity and
•Shows flexibility and strives to meet objectives when working under changing or unclear conditions (e.g., revises daily/weekly work priorities).
•Takes responsibility for quality of work, including
reviewing own work for accuracy and completeness, ownership of problems and issues.
•Without prompting, undertakes straightforward tasks that go beyond the job's routine demands (e.g.,
helps others when own work is completed).
•Demonstrates an awareness of the quality
standards set by ONFE.
•Demonstrates initiative and motivation for action by proactively moving activities and issues forward.
•Demonstrates sensitivity to others’ needs, opinions and desired objections in achieving results.
•A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle.

Education and experience
•Minimum of two (2) years post-secondary diploma or certificate program in volunteer management or equivalent
•Minimum of three (3) years of supervisory or management experience working with volunteers
•Minimum of three (3) years teaching early literacy or English as a Second Languageis an asset
•Certification from the Council for Certification
in Volunteer Administration is an asset
•Membership in Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada, provincial association or local chapter

Employment is conditional on a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Police Records check, which is required within two weeks of acceptance of an offer.

This is a permanent position with up to 8 weeks of unpaid leave in July and August. You will be working 4 days (30 hours) per week, during core business hours.

ONFE is committed to providing a recruitment and selection process that is both inclusive and free from barriers. Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available upon request and will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Applicants are required, in advance, to make any accommodation request known to Human Resources by contacting

Human Resources will strive to provide reasonable and appropriate accommodation for all applicants during the recruitment and selection process, which will ensure the process is conducted in a fair and equitable manner.

Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to by 4:00 PM October 9, 2019 citing the job title in the subject line.
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