31 Mar 2014

Full-Time Associate Director of Social Enterprise

Mennonite Central Committee Manitoba – Posted by mccmManitoba, Canada

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Job Description

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is a relief, service, and peace agency of the North American Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches. MCC seeks to demonstrate God’s love throughout the world by working among people suffering from poverty, conflict, oppression and natural disaster. All MCC workers are expected to exhibit a commitment to: a personal Christian faith and discipleship; active church membership; and nonviolent peacemaking.

The Associate Director of Social Enterprise works with the MCC Manitoba (MCCM) Thrift Shop network, Sam’s Place Café/Bookstore, project development and other growing areas of social enterprise in Manitoba. S/he will take the lead on relationships with MCCM Thrift Shops, and other activities that combine both income generation and community development program goals.

Qualifications: 
  • Understanding of and passion for MCC and its work
  • Entrepreneurial with a strong business development acumen and commercial/retail experience
  • Passionate about social entrepreneurship and committed to social justice
  • Creative and flexible; able to work in “grey” area between the private sector and non-profit community development
  • Able to empathize and collaborate with stakeholders from all sectors and backgrounds
  • Able to coach, inspire, and lead a team and a network of independent enterprises
  • Relevant post-secondary education such as Business Administration or Non-Profit Management
  • At least three years of relevant experience in a key leadership and development role
  • Demonstrated commitment to the philosophy, practice and promotion of “reduce, reuse, recycle” required
  • Team leadership and management skills, including initiative, team player, prioritization and planning
  • Ability to work in a non-hierarchal, collaborative, team environment alongside grassroots organizations
  • Business plan development, marketing, merchandising and strategic planning experience
  • Experience with volunteer Boards and Committees
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a wide variety of people within and outside the of the Manitoba Mennonite constituency; appreciative of volunteers
  • Strong written/verbal communication skills required including public speaking and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated problem/ conflict solving skills
  • Volunteer Management experience; Volunteer Management certificate an asset
  • Flexible work style; available for frequent weekend and evening work
  • Availability for regular provincial travel
  • Valid Manitoba Driver’s license
  • Access to personal car for work purposes
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of retail/business operating systems support
  • Demonstrate Christian faith, active church involvement, and a commitment to non-violent peacemaking

How to Apply

This is a full-time (37.5 hours/ week), salaried position. Application deadline is April 22, 2014. Please send cover letter and resume to Tricia Prosser at triciaprosser@mennonitecc.ca. Only those candidates who are legally eligible to work in Canada should apply. A full job description is available at http://serve.mcc.org/positions/associate-director-social-enterprise-mcc-manitoba
All applications should include a Cover Letter and Resume highlighting how you meet the qualifications for this position, including a commitment to: a personal Christian faith and discipleship; active church membership; and nonviolent peacemaking.

Job Categories: administration. Job Types: Full-Time. Salary: 60,000 - 80,000.

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