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24 Jan 2019

Full-time Director of Social Enterprise

MCC Ontario – Posted by Karen Otterbein Anywhere

Job Description

This salaried full-time position is part of senior leadership of Mennonite Central Committee Ontario (MCCO) and will lead ambitious growth of revenues for MCCO, providing direction to the MCCO Social Enterprise Team.

MCCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, MCCO will provide accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require.


 All MCC workers are expected to exhibit a commitment to a personal Christian faith and discipleship; active church membership; and biblical nonviolent peacemaking.


  • Bachelor’s degree or a minimum of 5 years business, management and supervision experience or a combination
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required: reading, writing and analytical skills
  • Strong strategic and operations planning and organizational skills
  • Patience, constructive critical thinking and communication
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize a wide variety of tasks
  • Experience and facility with public speaking
  • A demonstrated commitment to care for creation
  • Respect for and discretion in dealing with confidential material
  • Ability to relate well with a wide range of people and be comfortable in communication with MCCO constituency, MCC personnel in Canada, business circles, volunteers and customers
  • Strong interpersonal relationship building skills, including team leadership
  • Willing to work within and promote MCCO’s equity goals
  • Willingness to work with sensitivity within a diverse cultural and theological milieu
  • Ability to read and analyze financial statements
  • Ability to facilitate training and development plans for staff and volunteers
  • Free to travel domestically, especially within Ontario
  • Free to work non-standard hours required, including evenings and weekends, as necessary
  • Police check will be required once hired
  • Must be able to legally work in Canada


  • Retail experience, understanding of the second hand market an asset
  • Strong business development experience
  • Business plan development experience
  • Problem/conflict solving skills
  • Experience with Boards and Committees
  • Training and experience in volunteer management
  • Word processing and spreadsheet computer skills

Assignment Narrative:

The Director of Social Enterprise provides leadership to all thrift and social enterprise operations within MCC Ontario. A key element of this position is relationship building with staff, councils and volunteers. The Director of Social Enterprise will oversee the development and growth of social enterprise opportunities to increase their contributions to Mennonite Central Committee Ontario (MCCO), strengthen their ministry in their own communities, and build connections to each other and other MCCs.

This salaried full-time position works is a member of the MCCO leadership team. This position manages a team of approximately 65 staff with five direct reports.

This position is accountable directly to the Executive Director.  This is a management position and thus exempt from provincial overtime legislative requirements.

MCC is a charitable organization that partners with churches and community organizations worldwide to walk with people who are disadvantaged. MCC supports activities that provide emergency assistance, reduce poverty, and promote healthy communities, sustainable living and alternatives to violence.  As an internationally recognized NGO, MCC currently serves in 45 countries with 700 partners, 1000 staff and 40,000 volunteers.



  • Actively participate as a member of the senior leadership team. Assist with identifying agency wide issues needing to be addressed along with developing and implementing appropriate responses. Assist with the development of agency policy and procedures including programs, revenue development, risk and general operational management. Think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends, and incorporate them into the organizational plans.
  • Attend board meetings as a resource to the Executive Director and prepare reports and recommendations on issues related to areas of responsibility
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director and the Board’s Strategic Planning Committee in designing, developing, implementing and monitoring an appropriate strategic plan for MCCO Social Enterprise Department
  • Explore and develop new social enterprise opportunities


  • Supervise the MCCO Social Enterprise Department staff:, Thrift Shops Manager, Operations Manager, Finance Manager, Marketing Specialist and Social Enterprise Associate,
  • Some additional staff within Share Services have an indirect accountability relationship to this role

 Social Enterprise Management

  • Ensure all social enterprise agreements are signed and adhered to within best business practices and legal requirements
  • Set and implement annual and long-range plans for each social enterprise
  • Ensure each social enterprise is resourced appropriately in all aspects of business development and management, volunteer management, workforce planning, problem solving and crisis management.
  • Ensure compliance with network-established best business practices and government regulations/legislation
  • Provide training and development opportunities to Staff, councils and boards
  • Ensure that each social enterprise reflects MCC’s Christian worldview and MCC’s mission and values, in all respects.


  • Set and manage annual budgets for Social Enterprise department including revenue forwardings,
  • Meet annual and financial reporting requirements including updates as needed on Social Enterprise revenue and functioning

Participate in MCC Networks

  • Participate in leadership team, the Planning, Monitoring, Evaluating and Reporting Team and other MCC Ontario teams as needed
  • Participate in the inter-MCC Thrift Shop Network including the National Thrift Leadership Team and other inter-MCC networks as required



  • Authentically represent MCC’s Christian beliefs and values in work and life
  • Participate in MCCO orientations, provincial meetings, and annual meeting
  • Participate in a local faith community, being willing to use his/her personal gifts within this community and model nonviolent peacemaking through respectful interaction with others
  • Maintain a high level of integrity, reflecting Christian respect and Christ’s unconditional love to those with whom you work, including colleagues, partner agencies, the homeless and marginalized
  • Answer inquiries about MCC from constituency and general public; communicate MCC’s values, articulating the importance of MCC’s criteria for workers, all of whom serve as representatives of the Mennonite and Be in Christ churches which support MCC
  • Model nonviolent peacemaking through respectful daily interactions with staff and the public


How to Apply

Apply directly For more information visit the MCC Canada Website. NOTE- This posting closes on Feb 24, 2019    

Job Categories: administration. Job Types: Full-time. Job Tags: Ontario. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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