Employment Opportunity - Interim Operations Manager 

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic individual for the position of Interim Operations Manager. This position will be full time on a term basis to begin as soon as possible.   

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES 
 
The duties and responsibilities of the Operations Manager of the Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties are: 

A. ADMINISTRATIVE AND OPERATIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • To work closely with the Board of Directors to implement the directives, policies and objectives of MARL as articulated by the Board and committees.
  • In conjunction with the Board, to develop and implement an annual plan of action including, but not limited to membership drives, fundraising activities and community events.
  • To build MARL's relationships with organizations, institutions and coalitions whose objectives are seen by the Board to be consistent with MARL's policies and objectives. 
  • To act as spokesperson for MARL as appropriate after consultation with a member of the Board. 
  • Ability to build and maintain a positive public image for the organization.  
  • Responding to possible media inquiries within a timely manner ensuring the mission and vision of MARL are effectively represented to the public  
  • To perform or coordinate day-to-day administrative tasks including, but not limited to managing MARL’s organizational documents; implementation of organizational strategic goals; and recruitment and support of volunteers. 
  • To manage research and applications for grants related to organizational core and project funding.  
  • To coordinate projects undertaken by MARL and to maintain overall supervision of projects funded through MARL, including but not limited to financial control and fulfillment of reporting requirements. 
  • Oversee monitoring and evaluation of all MARL’s programming and community events.  

B. STAFF & VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT 

  • To work with the Board, staff and volunteers to oversee the development, implementation and promotion of workshops, programs, events and other resources focused on educating youth about civil liberties and human rights. 
  • To work with staff and volunteers to oversee the development of educational programs and community events. 
  •  To participate with the Board in the hiring, supervision and guidance of staff including freelance and volunteers. 

C. FINANCIAL 

  • To provide data as necessary and work with the Treasurer to facilitate the development of an annual budget and to manage MARL's funds within the parameters of that budget. 
  • To assist the Treasurer and the bookkeeper with the preparation of quarterly financial reports for presentation to the Board, and annual financial reports for membership and funders. 
  • To liaise with, and report as needed to funders, auditors and banking institutions. 
  • To coordinate payroll and regular accounting duties.  
  • To take overall responsibility for recruitment of members and maintenance of membership records, identification of, and application for, funding and grants; and, in conjunction with the Committee responsible for fundraising, development and implementation of fundraising strategies and activities. 

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Post secondary education in human rights, politics, conflict resolution, international development studies, global political economy, or related field; or comparable experience.  
  • Previous experience in a leadership role, preferably in a non-profit environment.  
  • Understanding of theory behind human rights.  
  • General knowledge of the Human Rights Code and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.  
  • Experience writing grant applications and reports.  
  • Fundraising and sponsorship skills.  
  • Training and basic knowledge in human resource management functions.  
  • Experience in staff and volunteer management.  
  • Excellent time management skills.  
  • High level of interpersonal and communication skills to better effectively manage MARL’s goals.  
  • Bilingual in French is an asset. 

To apply, please forward your cover letter and resume to Evan Maydaniuk at president@marl.mb.ca by April 12, 2019. MARL is committed to equal opportunities in employment. Candidates are encouraged to self-identify in their cover letter. Although we appreciate all applications, only candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.  

Volunteer Opportunity: Fundraising Committee Members 

MARL is currently seeking enthusiastic individuals for a volunteer position on the fundraising committee with experience in fundraising. We are looking for new volunteers that can bring expertise and connections to our operations. 

Position duties will include:

  • Engage in MARL’s fundraising committee by attending committee meetings. 
  • Makes a commitment to participate in events and initiatives outlined by the fundraising committee and MARL as a whole. 
  • Stays informed about committee matters. 
  • Brainstorming, developing, implementing and evaluating fundraising events and initiatives. 
  • Training or education in fundraising is an asset, but not required Previous fundraising experience.  
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Ideal candidates will demonstrate the following qualifications:
  • Ability to multi-task and project management experience. 
  • Previous experience in a non-profit environment.

Volunteer Hours:
Commitment to volunteer 3-10 hours per month, could vary based on needs of the committee, organization and committee-related events and meetings
Ability to attend meetings and events evenings and weekends  

To apply, please forward your cover letter and resume to Isha Neufeld, Human Resources Committee Lead, at volunteer@marl.mb.ca before April 30, 2019. 

Volunteer Opportunity: Bookkeeper 

MARL is currently seeking a volunteer bookkeeper. We are looking for applicants with prior experience and interest in the non-profit sector.  

Position duties will include:

  • Engage in MARL’s finance committee and related discussions with the Executive Director and Treasurer on a weekly basis if required.  
  • Work with the Treasurer of the Board regarding any budgetary matters. 
  • Record all receivable, payable and bank transactions, including cheques.  
  • Prepare for approval and enter the payroll and month-end journal entries.  
  • Reconcile the balance sheet accounts, including the bank Educational background in accounting and/or bookkeeping. 
  • Experience using QuickBooks online Strong organizational skills with the ability to meet deadlines. 
  • Related experience is required. 

Ideal candidates will demonstrate the following qualifications:

  • Educational background in accounting and/or bookkeeping. 
  • Experience using QuickBooks online Strong organizational skills with the ability to meet deadlines. 
  • Related experience is required. 
  • Ability to work independently 

Volunteer Hours: 

Commitment to volunteer 3-5 hours per month, could vary based on needs of the committee and organization Ability to meet with the Treasurer on Saturdays and in evenings when required  

To apply, please forward your cover letter and resume to Isha Neufeld, Human Resources Committee Lead, at volunteer@marl.mb.ca before April 30, 2019. 

Volunteer Board Opportunity: Lawyer

MARL is currently seeking an enthusiastic individual for a volunteer board position with a background in the law profession and interest in human rights and civil liberties.

 Positon duties will include:

  • Engage in MARL’s strategic planning and board/organizational direction
  • Attending mandatory quarterly board meetings
  • Makes a commitment to lead the Policy and Legislative Review committee
  • Stays informed about committee matters
  • Commitment to participating in MARL events and initiatives as a whole
  • Becoming a formal member of MARL

Apply now: ed@marl.mb.ca


Volunteer Opportunity: General Volunteer

MARL is currently seeking enthusiastic individuals for multiple volunteers to help with our events.

 Position duties will include:

  • Attending and participating in MARL ad-hoc committee meetings for events
  • Completing potential event-related tasks
  • Set up and take down at events
  • Distributing materials to attendees at events and sitting at the MARL table
  • Coordinating vendors
  • Other duties as assigned 

Apply now: ed@marl.mb.ca

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