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Do you have a passion for supporting and rewarding community and children’s charities? Would you like to have the inside track with Santa? If so... We are currently seeking an enthusiastic, creative and motivated individual for the demanding, but fun, role of Manager, Community Investment. In this role you will manage the execution of, and create the strategic framework for, the development and implementation of Canada Post's Community Investment program - primarily the Santa Letter-writing Program and the Canada Post Community Foundation.
For the Santa Letter-writing Program, the Manager will play an integral role in the development of this beloved holiday tradition and manage the research, design, planning, collateral development, implementation, national coordination, budget and reporting of the program.
For the Canada Post Community Foundation, the Manager will lead the online granting application process, oversee the multiple assessments of all grant applications received and ensure the best applications are presented to the Canada Post Community Foundation Board of Trustees for review. You will oversee the distribution of funds and execution of contracts for each grant recipient. You will oversee the development of the marketing and program management aspects of the Foundation’s annual fundraising campaign, with an objective to increase donations and drive engagement
It will also be your responsibility to be the focal point and functional authority on all business development and sponsorship activities for the company.
An exceptional communicator, you’ll have the ability to work with employees, senior management, external suppliers and community organizations. You maintain a balance of having a passion for communities and children but also ensuring Canada Post's vision, direction and strategic priorities are upheld. You enjoy being surrounded by numerous projects at the same time and keep your cool with tight schedules and deadlines. You are a talented writer and communicator, and we expect you to have already extensive relevant work experience, excellent knowledge about communications and fundraising, good skills in MS Office programs (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and enjoy working with a fast-paced, energetic team.
Below are the main job requirements and responsibilities for the Manager, Community Investment.
Creates the strategic framework for the development and implementation of Canada Post’s Community Investment program (primarily the Santa Letter-writing program and the Canada Post Community Foundation) and makes recommendations in terms of strategy and approach to the Director, Corporate Events and Community Investment, Communication GMs and the SVP, Corporate and Employee Communications.
Manages the research, design, planning, development, implementation, national coordination and reporting of annual Santa Letter-writing program plans, events and campaigns, ensuring it aligns with corporate vision, mission and business strategy and is sustainable.
Manages program budgets, including all contracted services. Directly oversees the development and production of all program collateral.
Oversees and conducts the Canada Post Community Foundation’s annual Trustee meetings. Supports the Foundation and its Board of Trustees by providing regular updates on Canada Post’s annual fundraising program, and ensures the Foundation is represented appropriately to all internal and external audiences. Ensures all Foundation records are kept in accordance with CRA and Foundation Trust Deed requirements.
Job Responsibilities (continued)
Leads the planning, development and implementation of the grant application review cycle, ensuring all grant applications are reviewed with exacting standards. Oversees the multiple assessments of all grant applications received, ensuring the best applications are presented to the Canada Post Community Foundation Board of Trustees for review. Oversees the distribution of funds, and execution of contracts for each grant recipient.
Acts as the focal point and functional authority on business development and sponsorship activities. Guides the processes for the evaluation (ensuring adherence to the corporate Sponsorship policy) of sponsorship requests and provides recommendations to the GM, Communications Strategy and Issues Management. Monitors compliance with the sponsorship policy with annual reports to the Board of Directors.
Collaborates with key process owners in Marketing and Communications to develop strategic messages and communication vehicles to support the successful implementation of all Community Investment initiatives.
Conducts business in a manner that promotes our corporate values and demonstrates corporate leadership behaviours. Provides leadership, coaching and development opportunities to the Community Investment Officer.
- Completed post-secondary, preferably in a related field OR a combination of equivalent professional experience and training
- 3 to 5 years of relevant functional experience
- 2 or more years’ experience managing people
- One or more years of experience in a unionized environment an asset
Other Candidate Requirements
- Proficient computer skills and competent with Microsoft Office programs
- Designation and or certifications programs may be required for certain positions (e.g. Finance & Engineering)
- Excellent team building and leadership skills and experience
- Sound organizational, analytical, judgement and decision-making skills with proven abilities in problem solving
- Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to build and maintain relationships
- Strong oral and written communication skills
Bilingualism in English & French an asset
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Canada Post is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.
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Accountability – An individual who strives for performance excellence and who holds him/herself and direct reports accountable for decisions and actions and for learning from mistakes when intended results are not achieved.
Business Orientation – A proactive individual who understands the competitive nature of the business, and is committed to sustaining the business through excellent customer service and new business opportunities.
Execution – A focused and self-motivated individual who acts with a sense of urgency and delivers on time and within budget, by dealing effectively with challenges and ambiguous situations.
Leading People – A compelling communicator and leader who engages, motivates and inspires others to achieve results and who encourages personal growth and finding better ways of doing things.
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Transformation – We will innovate and transform to win in the marketplace.
Customer – We serve Canadians with pride and passion.
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Respect – We treat each other with fairness and respect.
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